What’s on tap — weekend of Jan. 10-12

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-Sunday, Jan. 12: 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. 11-Sunday, Jan. 12: 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. 11: Workshop on how to build a greenhouse, hosted by the U.C. Master Gardeners. “Behind the Greenhouse Door” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the city’s Delta Water Supply Project building, 113734 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Call (209) 953-6100.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 14:  Stockton East Water District meeting (every Tuesday). Noon at district headquarters, 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

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

Saturday, Jan. 18: Workshop on how to build a greenhouse, hosted by the U.C. Master Gardeners. “Behind the Greenhouse Door” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Manteca Public Library, 320 W. Center St. Call (209) 953-6100.

Monday, Jan. 20: Entrance fees at Yosemite National Park are waived in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Bay Delta Conservation Plan twin tunnels public comment meeting. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton. This is your chance to formally comment on the governor’s draft plan. More details 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.

Thursday, Feb. 13: Presentation, “Backpacking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn from park rangers how to plan your next adventure in some of the most spectacular back country that California has to offer. Free. More details here.

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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