Down the Rode - March 2014

BAY & BEYOND

MARCH

1 - 31 · SFMNHP Celebrates Women's Role in Maritime History, Visitor center at 499 Jefferson St., and Hyde Street Pier. Call 415.447.5000 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/safr for the many scheduled events, costs if any as most are free and locations.

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

TBD · Opening Day on the Petaluma River, For more info on event and turning basin contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

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.

27 · 97th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year's popular PICYA event theme is “Visions.” Commodore Clark is promoting the concept of Visions as honoring our past, nurturing our present and embracing the future and participants are highly encouraged to enter decorated in theme. 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.

MAY

3 · Opening Day on the Strait, Benicia Yacht Club's longstanding celebration of opening day will carry the theme, “Honoring Tradition.” Events start at 10 a.m. and include the blessing of the fleet, the opening day parade, arts & crafts booths, games for the children, music, food and dancing. The Benicia Yacht Club will be open to the public for the celebration. For more info visit www.beniciayachtclub.com.

DELTA

MARCH

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

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.

1 · NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing Delegates Meeting, Bridge Marina Yacht Club in Antioch. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. If you are interested in being a part of the meeting or joining the NCPCA Over-the-Bottom racing you can call Commodore Jerry Smith at 925.642.5962 for more information.

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 with host Jack Pollard and featuring Jeff and Isabelle Magidson as Duo Gadjo 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.

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.

14 · Karaoke Night at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Come out and be a star while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. 8 p.m. - midnight. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

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. 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 weekday St. Patty's day as well. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

28 · Open Mic Night at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. 8 p.m. start. Come out and sing your heart out while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

APRIL

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.

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.

4 · Seasonal Grand Re-Opening at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 5th 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.

5 · 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.

6 · 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.

9 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rosa's at Tower Park Marina. This April Mixer hosted by John, Cheryl and staff will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends at an excellent on the water location. Come by car or boat and make sure to bring your 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 · 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. 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.

18 · Karaoke Night at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Come out and be a star while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. 8 p.m. - midnight. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

19 · 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.

25 - 27 · 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 28 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.

26 · 2014 M*A*S*H 4077th Party at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come dressed as your favorite character from the popular 1970's sitcom and enjoy Rosie's Bar and the Swamp! The Nick Carasis Band will be performing to help welcome the largest military vehicle collection in Northern California. Music starts at 9 p.m. with drink specials and Prizes! $5 cover, for more info call 209.365.4693.

27 · 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.

27 · 26th 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 239,552 nutritious meals to those in need. Tickets are normally $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.sjyc.org/mow.

MAY

TBD · Seasonal Re-Opening of Moore's Riverboat, On the Delta Loop. For information on the opening of this popular on the water Delta restaurant call 916.777.4884 or visit www.mooresrestaurant.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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