Down The Rode - August 2016

BAY & BEYOND

AUGUST

Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri. - Sat. evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

6 • 36th Annual Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market, Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info call 415.332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org

12 - 13 • 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, The 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance is held at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe’s scenic West Shore. Presented by Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, they invite you to come out and enjoy the boats of yesteryear. Open to the public, advance ticket information can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com

20 • 11th Annual Taste of Petaluma, Come out and enjoy all that Petaluma has to offer with this collection of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, food purveyors, galleries and shops. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Petaluma. Call 707.763.8920 for more information. Great cruise-in opportunity for an eventful day. Contact the turning basin or the Petaluma Marina for dock space information.

SEPTEMBER

Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri. - Sat. evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

3 • California’s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

15 - 18 • 52nd Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. 2016 marks 11 years of Rolex, the title sponsor being involved with the Big Boat Series. Plenty of events planned for this year’s regatta in San Francisco. Whether you are participating or viewing this event it is a long time Bay Area Favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

17 • 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.5 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

16 - 18 • 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org

22 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

24 • 20h Annual PICYA Wheelchair Regatta, Encinal YC, Alameda, CA. This powerboat cruise for our disabled U.S. Service Veterans is followed by a picnic back at the YC. For information on attending this event or helping out, contact the Encinal YC 510.522.3272 or visit www.picya.com

OCTOBER

3 - 10 • Fleet Week, Naval Fleet Week and the flying of the Blue Angels, Come out, support our naval troops and pay tribute to the men & women of our nation’s Navy and Marine Services. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week’s events. Thursday Blue Angels maneuvers. Friday practice air show with the Blue Angels. Saturday parade of ships TBD plus Blue Angels Air Show starting at approx. 12:30 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 12:30 p.m. Monday certain ships will be available for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.fleetweek.us

DELTA

JULY

30 • California Delta Chambers 15th Annual Taste of the Delta, Tower Park Resort KOA Campground 1 - 4 p.m. $25 pre pay and $30 at the door. Come by car or boat. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com

31 • 44th Annual Courtland Pear Fair, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year’s events view www.pearfair.org

AUGUST

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.

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 or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.2550 for more info.

Friday • Live Music Every Friday Evening at the Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. Great food, drink and music to kick off the weekend. For more info call 707.374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 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 $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy the music by Gary Mendoza while enjoying food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

Saturday Evenings • Live Music at Moore’s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and top it off with well-known local bands performing live music. For info on bands playing or Moore’s Riverboat, call 916.777.4884.

5 • Wine & Art First Fridays, Pittsburg Marina, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, great wine, craft beer, and local art at the beautiful Pittsburg Marina and waterfront. For info or guest berthing you can call the marina at 925.439.4958.

5 • First Friday in Walnut Grove, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong, Seeker, Crazy by Design and Whirl Wind Gifts show off their wares.

6 • Bethel Island Lions Club Poker Run 2016, Breakfast, Dinner, T-Shirt, Chance of winning prizes, (1st, 2nd and 3rd best hand) and plenty of fun. Start and Stop at the Rusty Porthole with stops at Spindrift, Moore’s Riverboat, Tugs bar and grill and the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill. Live music at Rusty Porthole upon return. $50 with proceeds going to local charities. Call the rusty Porthole for more info at 925.684.3607.

6 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Stockton Marina. Come by boat or car to this later summer Chamber Mixer. Leslie is sure to host another wonderful Stockton Waterfront Mixer. Bring your friends and introduce them to the benefits of your CA 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 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Crosstown 5 performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

20 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Axis Rock Tribute Band performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

27 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet, Martinez Marina from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Whether you are looking to rid yourself of that marine gear or find some make sure to attend the late summer swap meet. Set up at 7:30 a.m. Call the marina office for more info at 925.313.0942.

27 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Casino Night, Put on your best Gambling Garb and come on down and enjoy PYC’s casino night! Poker, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Craps. Cocktails 5:00pm. Gaming and dinner 6-9:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $100 for 6. For reservations and further information please contact 925.200.5307.

27 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Square One performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

SEPTEMBER

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.

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 or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.2550 for more info.

Fridays • Live Music Every Friday Evening at the Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. Great food, drink and music to kick off the weekend. For more info call 707.374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 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 $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy the music by Gary Mendoza while enjoying food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

2 • Wine & Art First Fridays, Pittsburg Marina, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, great wine, craft beer, and local art at the beautiful Pittsburg Marina and waterfront. For info or guest berthing you can call the marina at 925.439.4958.

3 • California’s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

3 & 4 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. Sept. 3rd & Axis Rock Tribute Band performs 4-8 pm. Sept 4th. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

10 - 11 • 32nd Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival’s location, the 2016 festival will again be held at the Pittsburg Waterfront.. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925.432.7301 or contact the Pittsburg Marina, especially if looking for weekend guest docking. 925.439.4958.

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Village West Yacht Club. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members along with the chance to see another part of the Delta that may be new to you. Come by car or boat 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.

17 • 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.5 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

22 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

OCTOBER

9 -11 • 69th Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival, Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat., food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

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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