Down the Rode - October 2011

OCTOBER

1 & 7 - 8 & 14 - 15 • Sunset Cruises,
Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue thru mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations, call 415.435.2131.

1 • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park,
Celebrates 30th Year of Award-Winning Monthly Chantey Sing. Traditional music performed by Bay Area Leading Lights of Sea Music from noon to 5 p.m. in the visitors park and from 8 p.m. to midnight aboard the ferry Eureka. Call 415.561.7171 for all info. Admission is free but donations are accepted and reservations are required for the evening music.

1 • Suisun Waterfront Festival,
Suisun City waterfront district 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring art, wine & chocolate. Celebrate the waterfront by sampling dozens of the top wines from around the area. Dozens of unique arts and craft vendors will display and sell their art creations. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

1 - 2 • 6th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta,
San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/.

6 - 11 • Fleet Week, Pier 39,
San Francisco, CA. The Bay Area’s opportunity to pay tribute to the men & women of our nation’s Navy and Marine Services. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week’s events. Thursday Blue Angels maneuvers. Friday practice air show with the Blue Angels. Saturday parade of ships TBD plus Blue Angels Air Show starting at approx 1 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 1 p.m. Monday certain ships will be avail. for touring opportunities. For more info, call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com. or www.fleetweek.us.

7 - 9 • 64th Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival,
Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat, food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes, contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

8 - 9 • Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Historic Potomac,
Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

23 - Nov. 5 • Baja Ha Ha XVIII,
for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38-sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

27 - 31 • 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the world’s largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800.940.7642 for more info.

31 • Suisun Halloween Parade,
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

 

NOVEMBER

1 - 3 • 40th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show,
Members treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the industry today. This year’s conference will be held at Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

6 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

6 - 9 • MRAA Annual Marine Dealer & Convention,
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For additional information and a list of this year’s speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com.

11 • Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with a special 2.5 -hour cruise. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $45, seniors $40, 16 and under $25, veterans and active duty in uniform $35. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

11 • 22nd Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade,
Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707.769.0429.

20 • Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony,
noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

26 • Santa’s Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707.769.0429 for more info.

 

DELTA

SEPTEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

30 - Oct. 2 • Delta Thunder Boat Racing,
Racing on the Sacramento River in Isleton. Vintage Hydroplane, Tunnel and Cracker Box racing boats. Testing on Fri. Plenty of family fun. For more info, visit www.deltaboatraces.com.

 

OCTOBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

Mon - Fri • Spindrift Restaurant Progressive Happy Hour,
On the Delta Loop, 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Lowest prices at 3 p.m. and go up 50 cents every hour until 6 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

2 • 2nd Annual Delta Wine,
Art & Music Festival, Carvalho Family Winery at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA. Local wineries will be on hand along with art displays and very entertaining music. Enjoy the serenity of The Old Sugar Mill with friends while partaking in the local culture. $20 a ticket includes a souvenir wine glass. Visit www.cali forniadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

2 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

7 - 9 • 64th Annual Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival,
Rio Vista, CA. The oldest Bass Derby on the West Coast with an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat, food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700 or visit www.bassfestival.com

8 • 25th Annual Make A Wish Cruise,
Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road, Oakley, CA. Event includes two-hour cruises on private yachts, beverages & hors d’oeuvres served aboard. Live & silent auction! A fabulous lunch served at the club. Entertainment all day. Live music and dancing! Call the Yacht Club at 925.757.5800 for more info.

8 • 2nd Annual Vessels and Vines,
Art Show and Wine Tasting, at the Sacramento Marina. The event is free. Come out and enjoy an evening of art, music, food and wine. Guest docking is available. For more info on the event or docking arrangements, please call the marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com.

9 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. This October Fall Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. David Riggs and his staff are sure to treat all to a wonderful evening. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Come by water or land. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

16 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

16, 23 & 30 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

NOVEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
Call First, as Taco Tuesdays are seasonal, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

Mon - Fri • Spindrift Restaurant Progressive Happy Hour,
On the Delta Loop, 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Lowest prices at 3 p.m. and go up 50 cents every hour until 6 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

5 & 19 • Mothball Fleet World War II History Cruise,
noon - 4 p.m. Depart from Pittsburg on Delta Discovery Cruises to enjoy a 4-hour tour of the fleet with a 3-course lunch and fully narrated history tour of the Mothball Fleet. $79 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

6 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

6 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Peter’s Steak House, Isleton, CA. This November Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

13 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

19 - 20 • Lauritzen’s Yacht Harbor Striper Derby,
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor located at the foot of the Antioch Bridge on Bridgehead Road. This is a Rat-L-Trap only, catch and release striper derby. For more info, call 925.757.1916 or visit www.lauritzens.com

20 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

20 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

27 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

Bay Model Tours, 2100 Bridgeway,
Sausalito, CA. 415.332.3871. Hours Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sun. - Mon. & holidays.

Adventures at Sea, Imagine Life Aboard a 19th-Century Sailing Ship.
Program presented at 2:15 p.m. daily. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. For info on this or any other program offered, call 415.561.7006.

Red & White Fleet San Francisco Cruises,
For info call 415.673.2900 or visit www.redandwhite.com.

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45,
Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee: Adults, $9; 6-12, $4; under 6 free with adults; family ticket $20. More info at 415.561.6662. Admission includes a self-guided tour.

USS Potomac Year-Round Tours,
The museum dedicated to “Remembering Roosevelt and his Era” features FDR’s famed “Floating White House,” now a National Historic Landmark. Guided dockside tours are available year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Special programs for students. Call 510.627.1215.

USS Potomac History Cruise,
Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea & water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

Delta Discovery Cruises,
Educational Cruises, scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com for more info on schedules, times and costs.

Vessel Safety Checks,
For a courtesy examination of your vessel to verify the presence and condition of your safety equipment required by State and Federal regulations, please visit the site www.safetyseal.net or e-mail sumfun@juno.com.

SS Jeremiah O’Brien WW II Liberty Ship,
National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee is $8 adults, under 6 free with adult. Visit www.ssjeremiahobrien.org for cruise schedule, volunteer opportunities and overnight programs or call 415.544.0100.

Delta Fishing Reports,
Weekly every Wed. at www.californiadelta.org.

Safe Boating Courses,
For nearest C.G. Aux. course, 800.869.SAIL or 800.869.BOAT. For nearest Power Sqd. course, 800.SEA.SKIL.



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