Down the Rode - February 2014

BAY & BEYOND

FEBRUARY

6 - 9 · 58th Annual Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show, Two locations, the Los Angeles Convention Center and Marina Del Ray. Visit L.A. and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California NMMA Boat Show. Marina Del Ray will feature new and brokerage yachts. New to the show “Fred’s Shed” where you can get practical, professional advice and hands-on training for do-it-yourselfers & boat owners interested in boat or engine maintenance, repairs and upgrades. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the NMMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.los angelesboatshow.com.

7 - All You Can Eat Crab Feed, Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B Street, Petaluma. 6:30 - 9 p.m. with cost being $40 per person. This all you can eat crab feed is sponsored by the Petaluma Woman’s Club. The delicious crab dinner and raffle is a Petaluma favorite. Proceeds go to the Clubhouse Restoration Fund and if you would like tickets, call 707.765.8866 or visit www.webmistress@petalumawomansclub.com.

13 - 17 · Progressive 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. New to the show “Fred’s Shed” where you can get practical, professional advice and hands-on training for do-it-yourselfers & boat owners interested in boat or engine maintenance, repairs and upgrades. Special ticket packages available. For more info 954.441.3231 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

13 - 17 · 26th 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.

15 - 23 · 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

5 - 9 · 11th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass offered and go on sale Feb. 1. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org.

5 - 9 · 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.

7 - 9 · 34th Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 34th annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: The Au Brothers Jazz Band, Big Mama Sue Quintet with Jim Buchmann, Stephanie Trick Trio and Rebecca Kilgore Trio. 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 $45 and up to $115 for an all event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland -monterey.com.

9 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward to one day closer to Summer!

20 - 23 · 29th 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.

21 - 23 · 8th 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.

27 - 30 · 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.

APRIL

10 - 13 · Strictly Sail Pacific, Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. In Its 19th year as the Original All Sail Show this show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest of sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best sailboat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year’s show call 800.817.SAIL or www.strictlysail.com.

12 · 7th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. North of the Harbor Master’s office at 3310 Powel St. Emeryville, CA. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call Don at 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com.

 

DELTA

FEBRUARY

Now Open · Memo’s at The Point in Rio Vista, Call Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for the latest on the Grand Opening.

1 · 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 31-June 1, 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.

2 · Pittsburg Yacht Club Super Bowl Party, Pittsburg Yacht Club, the fun begins at 1 p.m. and cost is $9. For more info and reservations you can call 925.200.5307.

2 · 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.

2 · 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.

9 · 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 31-June 1, 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.

10 · 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club, Because of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 this month the event will be on the 2nd Sunday. Featuring The Five Dimensions starting at 5 - 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 or $25 for show only. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Stockton Yacht Club. This February 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.

15 · Pittsburg Yacht Club Crab Feed, Pittsburg Yacht Club, No-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., $45 per person and for more info and reservations you can call 925.200.5307.

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 · Special Valentine’s Dinner at Rosa’s Tower Park, Come out and spend a special dinner for two. Great views for you and your loved one to share while enjoying each other and great food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call John at 209.365.4693 for more info.

22 · Delta Loop Annual Crab Feed, Lighthouse Clubhouse on the Delta Loop. $40 per person. If you are interested in attending this popular Delta Loop activity, call Candy Kelp at B&W Resort at 916.777.6161 for all the information.

MARCH

Mondays · Rosa’s Netta’s Monday Nights, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Monday nights are special at Rosa’s. 4 - 9 p.m. Chef Netta serves up some great bar food and along with Happy Hour 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well drinks you won’t find a better way to spend your Monday evenings. Bar food is $6 per person. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

TBD · Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2014. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946.

1 · 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 31-June 1, 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.

2 · 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club, Call for info on performers that will be performing from 5 - 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 or $25 for show only. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

6 - 9 · 41st 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.

9 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward to one day closer to Summer!

12 · 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 and enjoy a great evening with friends as Chris and his staff show you why this location is always so popular. 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 · 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 31-June 1, 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.

17 · St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Rosa’s Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Call for times and event specials. John has in the past held pre-celebration events the weekend before a week day St. Patty’s day. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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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