What’s on tap — weekend of July 27-28 and beyond

Saturday, July 27: Guided Photo Walk, 9 a.m. at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Guided hike along a one-mile trail through wetlands and riparian forest. Meet at the visitor center. More details here.

Saturday, July 27: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, July 27: Program, “Awesome Arachnids.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory hole amphitheater. Learn about spiders and how important they are to our own existence. More details here.

Tuesday, July 30: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Friday, Aug. 2: Program, ”Synthetic Spider Silk.” 7 p.m., Oak Grove Nature Center. University of the Pacific Professor Craig Vierra will talk about how spider silk can be more effective than man-made materials due to its strength. Program is free, with $5 for parking.

Saturday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 4: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first and third weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 3: Program, “Eagles and Osprey.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Flory Hole amphitheater. Learn about eagles and osprey and why we should protect them. More details here.

Monday, Aug. 5: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. 7 p.m., Family Resource & Referral Center, 509 W. Weber St. Councilwoman Kathy Miller will talk about the delayed reappointment of Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee members, the city’s compliance with the settlement agreement and other topics.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Program, “Healthy Soil — Happy Plants.” Hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., City of Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project. Call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

 Saturday, Aug. 10: Program, “Dragon and Damselflies.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory Hole amphitheater. Learn about dragonflies, which were buzzing about before even the dinosaurs. More details here.

Friday, Aug. 16: Evening Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Program, “Healthy Soil — Happy Plants.” Hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Manteca Public Library. Call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 18: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first and third weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 24: Program, “Whooo’s Up When You’re Asleep?” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory Hole amphitheater. Learn about nocturnal critters and try to find some. More details here.

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