What’s on tap — weekend of Aug. 17-18 and beyond

Saturday, Aug. 17: ”Family Day” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Featuring live birds of prey, wagon rides, live reptiles, arts and crafts, live music, Smokey Bear and 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. 17: Guided paddle trip, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m. Bring a canoe or kayak and a life jacket. Plan on a four-hour trip. More details here.

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St. Information here.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: California Water Commission meeting. 9:30 a.m. Agenda to be postedhere.

Thursday, Aug. 22: Delta Stewardship Council meeting. Agenda to be posted here.

Friday, Aug. 23: Presentation, “Invasion Biology: Critique of a Pseudoscience.” 7 p.m., Oak Grove Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park. David Theodoropoulos will challenge the commonly held notion that invasive species are harmful for the environment. Presentation is free; parking at Oak Grove costs $5.

Friday, Aug. 23: Central Valley Flood Protection Board meeting. 9 a.m., Sacramento Agenda to be available here.

Saturday, Aug. 24: 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, 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.

Monday, Aug. 26: Sierra Club meeting. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. Discussion about Coastal Cleanup Day. More details here.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St. Information here.

Tuesday, Sept. 5: Program, “Fueling for the Athlete: The Basics of Sports Nutrition.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Join PowerBar elite athletes Cristin Reichmuth and Laura O’Meary to learn how to properly hydrate, fuel and recover what your body requires for endurance sports. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 21: Coastal Cleanup Day. Statewide details here.

Thursday, Sept. 26: Delta Protection Commission meeting. Agenda to be posted here.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Sept. 28: “Smart Gardening” conference, hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. Learn easy and practical ways to make your landscape sustainable. The $20 registration includes lunch. Reservations required. More details here.

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