I’ll be out, and so will this blog, until April 21. In the meantime, there’s plenty of stuff to do around here. Events associated with Earth Day are highlighted in green.
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.
Saturday, April 12: San Joaquin Master Gardeners presentation on how to “garden into your golden years.” 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., City of Stockton Delta Water Supply Project, 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Road. Call (209) 953-6100 to RSVP. The same class will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Manteca Library, 320 W. Center St.
Saturday, April 12: Electronic waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boyd Service Center in Tracy. Free.
Saturday, April 12: Electronic waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lodi Transfer Station, 1333 E. Turner Road. Free.
Saturday, April 12-Sunday, April 13: 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.
Thursday, April 17: Redwood School, under the San Joaquin County Office of Education, hosts an Earth Day plant sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help pay for a greenhouse and for solar panels. 3555 Wilmarth Road. Information: (209) 931-4047.
Saturday, April 19: City of Manteca hosts free event with paper shredding, free compost and electronic waste recycling. Open to Manteca residents only. 8:30 a.m. to noon at 210 E. Wetmore St.
Saturday, April 19: San Joaquin Master Gardeners program, “What’s Bugging You?” Learn about common garden pests and how to control them. 10 a.m. to noon, Delta Tree Farm, 2900 Lower Sacramento Road.
Saturday, April 19-Sunday, April 20: Free admission at Yosemite National Park. A number of other events are planned for the course of the week, but had not yet been announced at the time of this posting. Check here in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, April 22: University of the Pacific’s ”Spring Seed Swap” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, near the psychology-communication building. People are encouraged to bring seeds, seedlings, transplants and garden goodies. The same evening, a food and hunger presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Vereschagin Alumni House.
Friday, April 25: University of the Pacific “Green Fashion Show” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the DeRosa University Center ballroom.
Tuesday, April 29: Presentation, “Bike Maintenance Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Learn how to prolong the life of your bicycle. More detailshere.