Down the Rode - March 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

MARCH

 

1 - 3 • 33rd Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay,
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 33rd annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: The Original Wildcat Jazz Band, Pierter Meijers Quartet featuring Banu Gibson, 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 - 10 • 10th 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.

 

6 - 10 • 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.

 

10 • Daylight Savings Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

 

16 • 6th 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.

 

21 - 24 • 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.

 

21 - 24 • 28th 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.

 

23 - 24 • 7th 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.

 

 

 

APRIL

 

11 - 14 • Strictly Sail Pacific,
Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. 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.

 

21 • Marine Swap Meet & Open House,
Berkeley Yacht Club, 6 a.m. start. For information on event or how to participate call 510.843.9292 or visit www.berkeleyyc.org.

 

28 • 96th Annual Opening Day on the Bay,
This year’s theme is “The Great Race.” The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions you can call the PICYA office at 415.331.0702 or visit www.picya.org.

 

 

 

Delta

 

MARCH

 

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.

 

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.

 

3 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Featuring Alicia Daniels as guest artist with surprise cameo appearances. 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.

 

7 - 10 • 40th 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 ATVs, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking call 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com.

 

9 • 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.

 

10 • Daylight Savings Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

 

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Marina West Yacht Club located at Tower Park Resort and Marina. This March Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Consider this an open house to one of the more popular yacht clubs in the Delta. 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 • Pre St. Patrick’s Day Party at Rosa’s Tower Park,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. The Terry Sheets Band will be kicking off this early St. Patrick’s Day Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

16 & 23 • Two Day Diablo Sail and Power Squadron Boating Safety Course,
Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch, CA. $68 includes text and educational materials as well as lunch. Course designed for all boaters and will cover boat handling and elementary seamanship, regulations and rules of the road, equipment and safe operation, navigation rules and aids to navigation, adverse conditions, marine radio operation and communications. Call the Diablo Sail and Power Squadron at 925.377.BOAT for more info or register online at www.diablosquadron.org.

 

17 • Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill St. Patrick’s Day Dinner,
On the Delta Loop. 151 Brannan Island Road. Come out and celebrate this Irish tradition. Food and drink specials with great over-the-water views from anywhere in the bar. For more info call Joe at 916.777.5702.

 

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Party at Rosa’s Tower Park,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Call for times. McRosa’s will be celebrating the GREEN! Head out by boat or car and join John and Cheryl for corned beef and cabbage, green beer and the plenty of other “Irish” drink specials. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

 

24 • 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.

 

 

APRIL

 

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.

 

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.

 

TBD • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park,
Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2013. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream or rent one of their many water toys at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946

 

1 • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 4th anniversary in style and the start of being open 7-days a week again for spring/summer and fall. Happy hour drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Rosa’s at Tower Park Resort. This April Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. John and Cheryl are sure to make this on-the-water event a memorable one. 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.

 

13 • Discovery Bay Opening Day,
Theme is “Honoring Those Who Serve.” On hand will be many from all branches of the Armed Forces as well as local Police and Fire crews. Many prizes to be awarded and the yacht club will be holding an open house as well. View or participate in this year’s event. For more info contact Linda at 925.516.7286.

 

13 • 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.

 

20 • Pittsburg Opening Day Festivities,
Come out and view or participate in this year’s opening day and blessing of the fleet. Yacht club is open to the public. $2 hotdogs and beer. Parade starts at noon. For more info contact the Pittsburg Yacht Club at 925. 858.9145 or 925.432.1056.

 

20 • Stockton YC Opening Day,
View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. This year’s theme is “Stop the Tunnel.” The awards and festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact Rich Kinzey or Leslie Oliver at 209.462.3808 for more info.

 

20 • M*A*S*H 2013 Party at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come enjoy Rosie’s Bar and the Swamp! Klinger fashion show, live music and special drink shots. Dress as your favorite character from the 1970’s sitcom. Prizes! For info call 209.365.4693.

 

20 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day,
Come out and view or participate with your own boat in this ever-popular event that cruises the Bethel Island waterways. For more call 925.684.9985.

 

21 • 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.

 

26 - 28 • Stockton Asparagus Festival,
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Downtown Stockton. San Joaquin County’s most prestigious agricultural product that inspired the creation of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 27 years ago. The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. For more info on event and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

 

27 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet,
Martinez Marina 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. This event is FREE so whether you have items to sell or you are looking for a deal go check this event out. Call 925.313.0942 for more info.

 

27 • 25th Annual San Joaquin YC Meals on Wheels Benefit,
SJYC along with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce host a champagne dinner cruise to benefit this needy cause. To date they have provided 229,552 nutritious meals to those in need. Tickets are $75 per person and sold in advance only. 11 a.m. start at the yacht club. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

 

 

Outdoors 1050 with Craig Hanson,
Listen to our very own Craig Hanson on Sunday mornings from 6 - 7 a.m. on KNBR 1050.

 

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.

 

Opportunity Cruises,
Scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 916.600.3815 or visit www.opportunitycruises.com for more info on schedules, times and costs.

 

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.ssjeremia hobrien.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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