Down The Road - February 2012

February

Jan 27 - Feb 5 • 65th Annual Seattle Boat Show,
Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Events Center, Seattle, WA. One ticket lets you view both venues by taking free shuttle that is provided to transport you between the two locations. This very popular Northwest boat show features more than 1,000 new boats and a variety of accessories that the seasoned boater along with newcomers alike will appreciate. Tickets and time information can be found at www.seattleboatshow.com or by calling 206.634.0911.

9 - 12 • 56th Annual Los Angeles Boat Show,
South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come to LA and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California Marine Association show. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the SCMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.losangelesboatshow.com.

10 - All You Can Eat Crab Feed, Petaluma Woman’s Club,
518 B Street, Petaluma. Sponsored by the Petaluma Woman’s Club this delicious crab dinner and raffle is a Petaluma favorite. Proceeds go to the Clubhouse Restoration Fund and if you would like tickets, call Louise Benanti at 707.762.5485.

11- 12 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses taught will include instructions to help enable an operator to acquire and apply effective powerboat handling skills in close-quarter environments, build your confidence, give hands on and underway time with an instructor. These are small class sizes and offer personal attention and coaching. With successful completion this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons if requested. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

16 - 20 • Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail,
Miami, Fl. Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside. This will kick off the busiest weekend in South Florida with a celebration of the boating lifestyle. The show will feature the latest powerboats, engines, electronics & marine accessories. Special ticket packages available. For more info 954.441.3220 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

16 - 20 • 24th Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show,
Miami Beach, Fl. The Superyacht Show on Collins Avenue is a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed superyachts from the foremost custom boat builders nationally and internationally. For more info 800.940.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com/miami_boat_show/event.

18 - 26 • Pier 39’s Tulipmania, Pier 39,
San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year’s collection will feature flowers of every color combination conceivable including Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings, Burgundy Lace and more. The tulips will be topped with winter vegetables including lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard. For more info you can call 415.705.5500.

 

MARCH

1 - 4 • Northern California Boat Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor,
Alameda, CA. Come visit this winter sales event & boating celebration. Free admission and lots of free parking. Power & sailboats, new & used, 100+ boats for sale on display, seminars, marine exhibits, music and food. For more info call Deb Reynolds at 510.236.2633 or visit, www.boatfestival.blogspot.com.

2 - 4 • 32nd Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay,
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 32nd annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: Big Mama Sue Trio and Royal Society Jazz Band. Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Tickets start at $47 per day and $99 for an all-event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com.

7 - 11 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

8 - 11 • 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival,
Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. $12 per program or $85 for a Film Program Pass. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org.

11 • Daylight Savings Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

22 - 25 • 27th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show,
Two locations: Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street/Flagler Drive with transportation provided between each location. This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $350 million worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800.940.7642.

22 - 25 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $13, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

23 - 25 • 6th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival,
Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707.283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com.

 

DELTA

February

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 dinner specials.

4 - 5 • Original Sturgeon Derby XXVIII,
7 a.m. Saturday start. Sign up now to be a part of this annual fishing derby in the west Delta. Fish weigh-ins at Sportsman’s Club, McAvoy Harbor. For complete details on the event call the Sportsman’s Club at 925.458.0647 or visit www.originalsturgeonderby.com/entryform.html.

5 • Super Bowl Extravaganza at Rosa’s Tower Park,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Call for times. With several TVs throughout Rosa’s you will be sure to find a great spot to cheer on your favorite team while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

5 • The Point Restaurant Super Bowl Party,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, call for times as you will not want to miss this fun-filled event at The Point. Great food and drink specials to enjoy while watching the big game. For more info, 707.374.5400.

5 • Happy Harbor Super Bowl Party,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6576.

5 • Spindrift Super Bowl Party,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and regarding times and eat & drink specials.

5 • 4th Annual Super Bowl Party & Chili Cook-Off,
come by boat or car out to Windmill Cove, watch the Super Bowl on their numerous big screen TVs and enjoy this year’s participating chili cook-off entrants. Join Dave, Marsha, Trisha and their staff as this is sure to be a Super Bowl party to remember. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

5 • 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.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
The Point Restaurant, Rio Vista at Delta Marina. This February Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, enjoy a great evening with friends and visit one of the nicest on-the-water restaurants in the Delta. Jim and his staff are sure to host a wonderful mixer so come out and 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.

12 - 19 & 26 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

13 • Merry Monday Valentine’s Day Specials,
Rosa’s at Tower Park Resort and Marina. 4 - 7 p.m. Happy Hour with $2 well and domestic beer. Dinner menu will be a selected special. Enjoy the evening with a sunset view on the Delta with your sweetheart. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

14 • Windmill Cove Valentine’s Dinner,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

14 • Valentine’s Dinner at the Point Waterfront Restaurant,
Serving Dinner until 9 p.m. Rio Vista, CA. This evening’s special dinner menu will require reservations so make sure to call and get ready to enjoy an evening overlooking the water in a way only Jim could plan. For reservations 707.374.5400.

14 • Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine’s Day,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

14 • Happy Harbor’s Valentine’s Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. Dinner for two includes a bottle of house wine for $39.99. 4 p.m. start. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

14 • Delta Discovery Cruises Valentine’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise,
Want a unique and memorable way to spend your Valentine’s Day? Sunset Romantic Dinner Cruise out on the California Delta with Valentine’s Day decorations. 3 dinner options are available at $59 per person. Time: 7 – 9 p.m. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

19 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. No Membership or late fee. $110 entry with other cash options. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

MARCH

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.

4 & 11 & 18 & 25 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 - 11 • 39th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza,
Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com.

11 • 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.

11 • Daylight Savings Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Spindrift Restaurant on the Delta Loop. This March Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, enjoy a great evening with friends and visit one of the most well known restaurants in the Delta as Chris and his staff are sure host a great mixer. 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.

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. Lunch starts at 11:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage to be served. For more info, 707.374.5400.

17 • Happy Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $1.99 traditional St. Patty’s Day Dinner with Drink specials. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

17 • Windmill Cove St. Patrick’s Day Celebration,
come by boat or car out to Windmill Cove and enjoy all of the traditional festivities of the occasion. Join Dave, Marsha, Trisha and their staff as this is sure to be a memorable event. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

18 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. No Membership or late fee. $110 entry with other cash options. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

31 • Nautical Flea Market, Stockton Yacht Club,
3235 River Dr., Stockton, CA. Time to spring clean and bring all your extra new/used nautical items to this event. Sell, buy or swap your boat parts or anything nautical. $10 for your table and the club will do everything else. Call Don at 209.814.2400 to set up your table reservation today.

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 and 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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