What’s on tap — weekend of Jan. 3-5 and beyond

Friday, Jan. 3: “Sky Tours” astronomy event at the Delta College Athletics 1 parking lot (west side of campus near athletics fields). 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society.

Saturday, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 5: 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, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 5: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife offers sandhill crane wetland tours the first three weekends of each month 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, Jan. 4: ”Astronomy in the Park” event at Oak Grove Regional Park. Hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society. Come peer through society members’ telescopes after dark.

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Stockton East Water District meeting (every Tuesday). Noon at district headquarters, 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s Green Team San Joaquin meeting. 9 a.m. at the chamber, 445 W. Weber Avenue, Suite 220. Agenda includes discussion on carpet recycling opportunities in California, and a presentation by Electric Vehicles International on their Stockton-made electric vehicles. For more details email fferral@stocktonchamber.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Delta Fly Fishers meeting, featuring Jose Setka with East Bay MUD. Setka will talk about changes on the lower Mokelumne River since a joint settlement agreement. 7 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue. More details here.

Thursday, Jan. 9: Class, “Snowshoeing Basics.” 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn the basics about gear and where to go. More details here.

Thursday, Jan. 9: Stockton Astronomical Society meeting featuring astronomer Seth Shostak. Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, will talk about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the China Palace Restaurant, 5052 West Lane. Dinner costs $20 per person including tax and gratuity. Prepaid reservations must be made by Jan. 7. Call (209) 478-4380.

Saturday, Jan. 11: Forum on genetically modified organisms, hosted by The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County.9:30 a.m. to noon at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Learn about GMOs and hear arguments in favor and in opposition to their increased use.

Saturday, Jan. 11: Electronic waste drop-off events scheduled in Lodi, Escalon and Tracy by Onsite Electronics Recycling. More details here.

Wednesday, Jan. 15: California Water Commission meeting. Details to be posted here.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Delta Protection Commission meeting. 5:30 p.m., West Sacramento. More details to be posted here.

Saturday, Feb. 1: Galt Winter Bird Festival. McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive. More details here.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: San Joaquin Audubon Society meeting, topic: “Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States.” Tim Manolis will talk about spider biology and the types of spiders that live here. He’ll focus primarily on jumping spiders. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue in Stockton.

Saturday, Feb. 22: Forum on water and agriculture, hosted by The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Learn about agricultural water pollution and aquifer depletion.

Saturday, March 8: Forum on the structure of farming, hosted by The League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Learn about the “increasing consolidation and industrialization of agriculture.”

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