Thursday, April 3: 2014 ”State of Our Rivers Symposium.” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., San Joaquin Council of Governments, 555 E. Weber Avenue in Stockton. “Gain a broader understanding of the effects the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will have on the rivers and waters of San Joaquin County. Presentations will discuss impacts on the Calaveras, Mokelumne, San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers.” More details here.
Saturday, April 5: “Tune In and Tune Up” smog-check event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but it’s wise to show up at 6:30 a.m. when the gates open, and even then you may experience a lengthy wait. Cars will be tested to find out if they would pass an actual smog check; cars that fail may be eligible for up to $500 in repairs. This event does not substitute for an actual smog check, and no smog certificates will be awarded. More details here.
Saturday, April 5-Sunday, April 6: 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, April 6: Stockton Earth Day Festival. Theme: “Living Water Wise.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park. More details here.
Monday, April 7: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. Guest speaker Steve Chase, director of Stockton’s Community Development Department. More details here.
Tuesday, April 8: Audubon Society meeting. Presentation: “Bird Feathers and Bird Bones.” Writer and naturalist David Lukas will talk about bird bones, feather and muscles, and how they work together to help a bird fly and live in its environment. 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Stockton.
Thursday, April 10: Presentation on the Bank of Stockton’s photo collection of Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River. Bill Maxwell, archive manager of the bank’s collection of photographs, will present. 7 p.m., Lodi Police Department Community Room, 215 W. Elm St.
Saturday, April 12: BugFest at Oak Grove Regional Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live insect displays, bug safaris, creepy-crawly cuisine, crafts, games and more. Free, but parking at Oak Grove costs $5. More details here.
Tuesday, April 29: Presentation, “Bike Maintenance Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn how to prolong the life of your bicycle. More detailshere.