Down the Rode - February 2015

BAY & BEYOND

JANUARY

23 - Feb 1 . 68th Annual Seattle Boat Show, Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Event 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.

31 (Tentative) - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco, One of the oddest and most entertaining races in the Bay Area if not anywhere, ever devised. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at www.sfbaysss.org.

FEBRUARY

12 - 16 . 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.

12 - 16 . 27th 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.

14 - 22 . 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.

19 - 22 . 59th 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.losangeles boatshow.com.

MARCH

4 - 8 . Fred Hall's Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $16, 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.

6 - 8 . 35th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman's Wharf. This is the 35th annual event with this year's featured artists including but not limited to: Stephanie Trick, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Le Jazz Hot and Banu Gibson. 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.

8 . Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward to one day closer to Summer!

20 - 22 . 9th 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.

26 - 27 . 12th 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 in January with a special screening of "Sand Wars" on Feb. 20. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org.

26 - 29 . 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.

26 - 29 . 30th 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.

APRIL

9 - 12 . 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.

DELTA

FEBRUARY

Thursday - Saturday . Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays . Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

1 . Super Bowl Party at Rosa's, located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Spend the day as John and Cheryl will make the event one that will not want to be missed. Food & drink specials and games for all. Come out and enjoy the day celebrating what will hopefully be your favorite team. Come by car or boat. For info call 209.365.4693.

11 . Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Spindrift Restaurant on the Delta Loop. Plan to attend this popular Delta restaurant as Chris and his staff always go all-out! 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.

14 . Valentine's Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out with your sweetheart and celebrate with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

14 . Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine's Day, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and the delicious Valentine's Day 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. This year Rosa's is offering two options in helping create that perfect romantic evening. Package one includes a prime rib dinner and deluxe cabin for two $110 and option two is a prime rib dinner for two for $50. Call John at 209.365.4693 for more info.

22 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, 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.

28 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, 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.

MARCH

Thursday - Saturday . Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays . Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

8 . Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward to one day closer to Summer!

11 . Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove. 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.

12 - 15 . 42nd 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.

14 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30 -31, 2015, 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.

14 . Rock, River and Rally for the Troops at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing band: Brian of FLat Busted, Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs, Bob Kinney and The Livin Daylites, Mojo Social Club, Johnny Jukebox, Wingnut Adams and the Terry Sheets Band. $10 Cover where 100% of ticket and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Great food, music and fun all in the name of giving back. For info call 209.365.4693.

17 . St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Happy hour from 4 - 7 p.m. with plenty of traditional St. Patty's day eats and drink specials to be had. John has in the past held pre-celebration events the weekend before a week day St. Patty's day as well. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

22 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30 -31, 2015, 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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