Down the Rode - November

 

BAY & BEYOND

OCTOBER

24 - Nov. 6 Baja Ha Ha XVII,
for more info on this fun-filled cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

28 - Nov. 1 51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the worlds largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800.940.7642 for more info.

31 Suisun Halloween Parade,
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

 

NOVEMBER

2 - 4 39th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show,
Members treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the industry today. This years conference will be held at Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference information and registration is available at www.marina.org.

7 Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back

11 Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with a special 2-hour cruise. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $45, seniors $40, 16 and under $25, veterans and active duty in uniform $35. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

11 21st Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade,
Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707.769.0429.

15 - 17 MRAA Annual Convention,
Rozen Plaza, Orlando, Fl. For additional information and a list of this years speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com.

20 Sea Music Concert Aboard Historic Ship Balclutha,
8 p.m., Hyde St. Pier on San Franciscos Fishermans Wharf. Experience Irish Sea songs as Jimmy Crowley and Marla Fibish team up on this unique floating historic setting. $14 for tickets. Call 414.775.2665 for more info.

21 Pier 39s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony,
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Pier 39s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

27 Santas Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at 12 noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707.769.0429 for more info.

 

DECEMBER

3 - 6 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show,
St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coasts largest boat show is set to cruise into the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fl. For more info 954.764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com.

4 34th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary,
Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. This years theme is Make The Season Bright. Entry fee is $30 which includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

4 Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront,
Suisun Waterfront District, Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, Solano Countys only outdoor skate rink, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707.428.4970.

11 Petaluma Holiday Lighted Boat Parade,
Petaluma, CA. Sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club, you will see a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in on holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive in the Turning Basin at around 6:30 p.m. Come out to view the boats or participate yourself by calling 707.769.0429.

11 22nd Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade,
Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit www.syconline.org.

31 Bay Area New Years Eve Parties,
Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Years Eve Parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2011 together!

 

DELTA

OCTOBER

31 Halloween Party at Windmill Cove,
come out to Windmill Cove to enjoy the evening in costume or Not? Just show up and have fun. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled evening!

 

NOVEMBER

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.

7 Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back.

7 Delta Discovery Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise,
A unique way to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying local wineries. The Island Serenade will be your touring vessel departing from the Pittsburg Marina where you will be served a 3-course dinner and will be able to select from many featured wines onboard. Call 925.252.9300 for all info.

7 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

10 Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Ryde Hotel. Come out to this November Mixer to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

13 Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone. $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

14 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

20 Delta Discovery Cruises Live Blues and BBQ Cruise,
12 noon departure for this 2.5-hour cruise where you will enjoy the Rockin Blues Band Mike Osbourne while being served delicious BBQ. Delta Chamber members receive $10 off of the regular $49 cost. Call 925.252.9300.

20 Moth Ball Fleet World War II History Cruise,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Depart from Pittsburg on Delta Discovery Cruises to enjoy a 4-hour tour of the fleet with a 3-course lunch and fully narrated history tour of the Mothball Fleet. $55 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

21 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

21 & 27 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.

28 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

DECEMBER

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.

3 Lighted Boat Parade,
Delta Marina, Rio Vista. Contact the Point at 707.374.5400 for more info.

4 & 12 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.

4 Marina West Yacht Clubs 31st Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade,
The parade will commence at 5 p.m. reaching the McLeod Lake/Weber Point area around 6 p.m. and then will return to Light 39 in the Stockton Deep Water Channel, where the parade will end. The Judede, skippered by Ken & Judy Dretzka, will lead the officers of Marina West Yacht Club followed by all other registered decorated boats. The Stockton Ports mascot Splash will also be on board with Ken & Judy Dretzka. This is an MWYC charitable event and there is a $25 registration fee. Womens Center of San Joaquin County is again the recipient of funds raised. The parade is open to all boaters and anyone wishing a parade registration form should contact the chairman, Lynn Hahn @ 209.477.7653 by Nov. 27.

4 Annual Discovery Bay Parade of Lights,
Discovery Bay. A fantastic land parade featuring floats from local schools and organizations. Call 925.408.8332.

5 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Marina West YC @ Tower Park. This mixer will be a great opportunity to visit the yacht clubs new location at the north end of the Tower Park Marina. Come out to this December Mixer to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

11 Santas Arrival at Stockton Delta KOA,
Tower Park. Come out for the weekend to see Santa and take a haywagon Christmas caroling ride through the campground. Have your picture taken with Santa, get a hot cup of cocoa and a candy cane. Lots of lights to see along the way. For more info call 209.369.1041.

12 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

19 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

26 Holiday Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

31 Rosas New Years Eve Party,
Tower Park Marina, Simply Amazing scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Get out and enjoy the evening with friends and spirits as John, Cheryl and the staff at Rosas are sure to put on a great close to 2010! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

31 Delta Discovery Cruises New Years Eve Cruise,
For all information on this cruise that is sure to be a huge success call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com.

31 Special New Years Eve at the Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. For more info, 707.374.5400.

31 New Years Eve Party at Windmill Cove,
come out to Windmill Cove and party with Father Time as Dave, Marsha, Trisha and the staff do out with the old and ring in the New Year in style. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled evening!

31 Delta New Years Eve Parties,
Most Delta restaurants and clubs stage their own New Years Eve Parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2011 together!

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 Sunset Cruises,
Fall Schedule is every Wednesday through Sunday until Nov. 7, 2010. For info call 415.673.2900 or visit www.redandwhite.com.

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45,
Fishermans 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 FDRs 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 & 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 OBrien WW II Liberty Ship,
National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fishermans 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.california delta.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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