Down the Rode - August 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

AUGUST

 

1 - 30 • America’s Cup Photo Exhibit,
by Stuart Kiehl, The Depot Gallery in Downtown Mill Valley, on the Plaza, 87 Throckmorton Ave. Framed, signed prints available for sale during the month-long event. On Tuesday Aug. 6 there will be a wine and cheese opening from 6 - 7 p.m. For more info call 415.383.2665 or visit clover.smugmug.com.

 

2 & 3 - 9 & 10 - 16 & 17 - 23 & 24 - 30 & 31 • 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 through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For info call 415.435.2131.

 

3 • 33rd Annual Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market,
Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info call 415.332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org.

 

6 - 14 • Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals,
America’s Cup Challenger Series, with Defender Trials to be held simultaneously. There are many areas in the Bay to view the races of the challenging AC72s as they compete to challenge Team Oracle in the 34th Defense of the America’s Cup. www.americascup.com.

 

9 - 10 • 41st Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance,
North Lake Tahoe. Featuring the collection of Alan Furth. Several categories of boats will be judged during this very popular wooden boat show. Open to the public, advance ticket information can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com.

 

17 - 30 • Louis Vuitton Cup Final,
America’s Cup Challenger Series continues with the Challenger Candidates competing in two match races on race day. Best of 13 race series wins the title to race Team Oracle. Defender Trials to be held simultaneously. There are many areas in the Bay to view the races of the challenging AC72s as they compete to challenge Team Oracle in the 34th Defense of the America’s Cup. www.americascup.com.

 

24 • 8th Annual Taste of Petaluma,
Come out and enjoy all that Petaluma has to offer with this collection of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, food purveyors, galleries and shops. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Petaluma. Call 707.763.8920 for more information. Great cruise-in opportunity for an eventful day. Contact the turning basin or the Petaluma Marina for dock space information.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

6 - 7 & 13 - 14 & 20 - 21 & 27 -28 • 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 through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For info call 415.435.2131.

 

7 • California’s Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

7 - 21 • America’s Cup Match & the 34th Defense of the America’s Cup,
Golden Gate Yacht Club representative Team Oracle versus the Winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Two races per racing day in this best of 17 race series. There are many areas in the Bay to view the races. Come out and watch the final in this historic event being held right here in our very own waters of the San Francisco Bay. www.americascup.com.

 

20 - 22 • 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival,
Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

 

21 • 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day,
since the program began in 1985, over 967,500 Californians have removed more than 16.7 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

 

22 • Autumnal Equinox,
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great season to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay marina to make your cruising plans.

 

28 • 17th Annual PICYA Wheelchair Regatta,
Encinal YC, Alameda, CA. This powerboat cruise for our disabled U.S. Service Veterans is followed by a picnic back at the YC. For information on attending this event or helping out, contact the Encinal YC 510.522.3272 or visit www.picya.com.

 

 

 

DELTA

 

AUGUST

 

TBD • The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista Re-Opening,
Stay updated with “Delta Rat Scrapbook” on this exciting late breaking news.

 

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.

 

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

 

Fri/Sat • Music & Entertainment at the Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar,
On the Delta Loop. Call Wendy at 916.777.5702 for more information on performing acts.

 

Fri/Sat • Live Music at Moore’s Riverboat,
On the Delta Loop. Call 916.777.4884 for more information and times.

 

Saturdays • Rosa’s Summertime Patio Gatherings,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Serving ice cold beer, drink specials and Alpine meats foot-long hot dogs. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

Sundays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Afternoon Karaoke & Dancing,
On the Delta Loop 3 - 7 p.m. Chicken & dumplings for only $5.95 and Karaoke with Jason. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

1 • Thunder Thursday Bike Night at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 8 - 11 p.m., come out and enjoy special dinners and view the motorcycles on display. Prizes given for top bike, 50/50 raffle and door prize. Drink specials, live music and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

3 • Stockton Downtown Marina Totally 80’s Party,
Music, costume contest, dinner and dancing. Contact the marina at 209.462.4200 for all information and docking reservations.

 

3 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Classic country band Desert Moon Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

4 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Call for featured artist. 4:30 - 9 p.m. Imagine a romantic and relaxing early Sunday evening with great music and fine food while overlooking the beautiful Delta. $45 for dinner and show. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

 

10 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. The great rock and roll band Nick Carasis performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Downtown Marina. This August Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

 

16 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. House Concert at 7 p.m. featuring Thom Shepherd. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

17 • Speakeasy Party at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. The nightclub will again be transformed into a speakeasy from the ’30s & ’40s. Come dressed as your favorite gangster or flapper. Live music provided by Two Tone Stieny. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

24 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Rockin country band Hearts on Fire performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

24 • Reggae on the Delta,
Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, Eight Mile Road, left on Rio Blanco Road to the Paradise Point Marina. 3 - 10 p.m. Come and enjoy the Caribbean Rhythms, and of course all the delicious Caribbean cuisine and drink the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant is known for. Contact Valerie Bynoe at 209.951.6921 or e-mail her at breadfruittree@sbcglobal.net. Berthing is available at Paradise Point Marina on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

31 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Terry Sheets Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

 

 

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.

 

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

 

Fri/Sat • Music & Entertainment at the Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar,
On the Delta Loop. Call Wendy at 916.777.5702 for more information on performing acts.

 

Fri/Sat • Live Music at Moore’s Riverboat,
On the Delta Loop. Call 916.777.4884 for more information and times.

 

Saturdays • Rosa’s Summertime Patio Gatherings,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Serving ice cold beer, drink specials and Alpine meats foot-long hot dogs. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

Sundays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Afternoon Karaoke & Dancing,
On the Delta Loop 3 - 7 p.m. Chicken & dumplings for only $5.95 and Karaoke with Jason. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

1 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Terry Sheets Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

5 • Thunder Thursday Bike Night at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 8 - 11 p.m., come out and enjoy special dinners and view the motorcycles on display. Prizes given for top bike, 50/50 raffle and door prize. Drink specials, live music and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

6 - 8 • 27th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival,
by the Pittsburg Chamber. 5th St. & Railroad Ave. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General Admission $8, Children 6 & younger free with paying adult. Plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925.432.7301.

 

7 • Delta Yacht Club OPEN HOUSE,
One of the most enjoyable yacht clubs in the area is opening their unique private island club to the public for a free dinner and overnight stay (some restrictions apply). Make sure to take this limited opportunity to actually experience the benefits of a boat-in island yacht club. Reservations are a must by calling 209.463.6063 or e-mailing dyc@um.att.com.

 

7 • Scavenger Hunt at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Registration at 10 a.m. Use the waterways or asphalt to find the treasures listed. $10 registration fee will get you the list. Bonus items used as tie breakers. 1st place to collect 50% of money collected. Must be back at Rosa’s by 3 p.m. to qualify. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

7 • California’s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 – 7:30 p.m., Three Host Mixer by Village West Marina, Bob’s at the Marina & Garlic Brothers. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

 

16 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. House Concert at 7 p.m. featuring Charlie Imes. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

21 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 11 - 12, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

22 • Autumnal Equinox,
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great season to cruise the Delta! Contact any Delta marina to make your cruising plans.

 

28 • Stockton Downtown Marina Pigs & Pino,
Music, food, drink and fun. Contact the marina at 209.462.4200 for all information and docking reservations.

 

29 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 11 - 12, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

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 information 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,
Jack London Square, 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 and water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Safe Boating Courses, For information and closest place to attend a boating course please call the United States Power Squadron at 925.377.2628.

 

 

 



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