What’s on tap — week of May 12 and beyond

Monday, May 12-Friday, May 16:Bike to Work Week. On Wednesday commuters will gather at several locations around Stockton at 6:30 a.m. and bicycle to Janet Leigh Plaza where a special event is scheduled. Commuters who agree to ride a bicycle this week are eligible for prizes. More details here.

Thursday, May 15: Stockton’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee meets to discuss energy-saving retrofits of existing homes. 8:15 a.m., Eberhardt Building Room 166.

Thursday, May 15: Jon Baiocchi, owner of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters, will talk about how to successfully fish at Davis Lake, one of California’s best stillwater fisheries. The talk will come during the monthly meeting of the Delta Fly Fishers. 7 p.m., John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue.

Saturday, May 17: “Walk on the Wild Side Festival” at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge north of Stockton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details here.

Saturday, May 17-Sunday May 18: 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, May 18: Guided paddle trip, Cosumnes River preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, May 24: Grand opening of new visitor center at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon, with activities scheduled throughout the day, including campfire and astronomy programs at night. More details here.

Sunday, May 25: San Joaquin Audubon Society field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Birders will be on the lookout for local specialties and breeding migrants. A picnic will be held by the river. Meet at teh park in the North Grove parking lot at 8:30 a.m., or at the Country Cafe in Lockeford at 7 a.m. if you want to carpool. More details here.

Friday, May 30: Delta Protection Commission workshop on preserving Clarksburg’s historic Japanese School. The workshop will solicit ideas how to renew and reuse the school and its teacher’s home. The all-day event includes a site visit and tour, followed by a charrette to share ideas. RSVP required by May 23. For more information call (916) 375-4800 or click here.

Saturday, June 7: Biologist Steve Stocking will give a talk titled “The Sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.” 10 a.m. at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: San Joaquin County Summer Butterfly Count, hosted by the Audubon Society. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Oak Grove Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Guided paddle trip, Cosumnes River preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 14: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.

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