What’s on tap — weekend of Nov. 2-3 and beyond

What else could headline this week’s calendar but the Sandhill Crane Fesitval?

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.

Monday, Nov. 4: Forum, “The Real Story” of the Delta. Local Delta advocates and legislators will discuss the twin tunnel plans, and alternatives. 10 a.m. to noon, University of the Pacific Alumni House.

Monday, Nov. 4: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. Stockton Planning Director Forrest Ebbs will talk about proposed amendments to the General Plan and ideas for future downtown redevelopment and revitalization. 7 p.m., Family Resource and Referral Center, 509 W. Weber Avenue in Stockton.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Presentation, “Our Past Through the Trees: An Introduction to Dendrochronology.” San Joaquin Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, an adjunct professor of biology at Northern Arizona University, will talk about the study of tree rings and what they can tell us — not just the age of the tree, but about past droughts, fires, climate change and more.

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. Jim Marsh will discuss the recent native grass restoration project on the Calaveras River. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. More details here.

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