What’s on tap — weekend of Oct. 19-20 and beyond

Saturday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 20: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 20: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife offers sandhill crane wetland tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve west of Lodi. Tours fill quickly; to make reservations for this or future dates through the month of February, click here or call (209) 234-3435.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 26: Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights Ferry Recreation Area, 12 miles east of Oakdale on Highway 120. Fly casting, salmon barbecue, live music, river critters and more. Free. For information call (209) 403-1046.

Saturday, Oct. 26: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at locations throughout San Joaquin and Calaveras counties. An opportunity to dispose of medications in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. You can search for disposal sites and get more details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 29: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 3: Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival. Headquartered at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, with tours to view the cranes in the Delta. Details here.

Saturday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 3: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Sunday, Nov. 3: PUENTES Seeds & Spirits annual brunch at the Boggs Tract Community Farm. Fundraiser includes food prepared with farm produce, jazz and seasonal beer. More details here and here.

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Program, ”Preparing for the Unexpected — Outdoor Safety Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn how to help yourself and others when you step into the wilderness. More details here.

Saturday, Nov. 9-Sunday, Nov. 10: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife offers sandhill crane wetland tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve west of Lodi. Tours fill quickly; to make reservations for this or future dates through the month of February, click here or call (209) 234-3435.

Saturday, Nov. 9-Sunday, Nov. 10: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Delta Fly Fishers meeting. Kirston Koths will talk about fly fishing in California and Nevada, emphasizing an economical and a do-it-yourself approach. Kirston has fished from Alaska to Argentina. 7 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue in Stockton.

Thursday, Nov. 14: Program, ”Winter Recreation Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Don’t let the snow stop you from getting out and about this winter. More details here.

Friday, Nov. 15: Program, “The Magic of Elder.” Learn how to use edible wild plants in your menu, or how to build your own home apothecary. Heather Pier will share her insight. Hosted by the Oak Grove Nature Center. 7 p.m. Free with $5 parking at Oak Grove Regional Park. More details here.

Saturday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 17: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Nov. 23: Tune In & Tune Up offers free, unofficial smog checks at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Exact time TBD, but arrive early in the morning or you could have a very long wait. No smog certificates are awarded at these events; this is merely to find out if your car is likely to pass a formal smog check. Vehicles that don’t pass this informal test will be awarded vouchers for free repairs at local automotive shops. More details here.

Monday, Nov. 25: Sierra Club meeting. 7 p.m. at the site of the Calaveras River riparian restoration program, near the University of the Pacific footbridge. More details here.

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