Down The Rode - August 2017

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.

5 • 37th 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

11 - 12 • 45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, The 45th 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

19 • 12th 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.

26 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor's items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925/313.0942.

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.

2 • 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

7 - 10 • Northern California Yacht Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest Free Brokerage & New Yacht Show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 140 boats will be on display to include power & sail (new & used) also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit yachtfest.net or call 510/521.6213 for more info.

14 - 17 • 52nd Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. 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.

15 - 17 • 60th 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

16 • 2nd Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Stand Up Paddle Board Cup, Corinthian Yacht Club. Benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For info on the event visit www.give.leukemiacup.org/tiburon/events/2017-leukemia-sup-cup/e112214

16 • 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.9 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.

23 • 21st 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

24 • 31st Annual Fall Antique Faire, Browse and shop in historic downtown Petaluma where more than 180 vendors offer antiques and collectibles for every interest and budget. For more info call 707/762.9348 or go to www.petalumadowntown.com

OCTOBER

2 - 9 • 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

22 • 12th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/

DELTA

JULY

30 • 45th 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.

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.

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 $3. Call 209/368.1946 for more info.

Friday- Saturday & Sundays • Moore's Riverboat Weekend Entertainment, Moore's Riverboat is officially back open under New Management. Aside from dining overlooking the Delta and a full bar, Moore's is bringing back popular weekend entertainment. Friday Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday live music starting at 7:30 p.m. and live music Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. For info on entertainment, food and bar or special event bookings call Moore's Riverboat at 916/777.4884.

Saturdays • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925/684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

4 • 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.

4 • 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 • California Delta Chambers 16th Annual Taste of the Delta, ** NEW LOCATION** Stockton Yacht Club, Stockton Ca. 1 - 4 p.m. $30 pre-pay and $35 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. Newly added by popular demand, Beer Tastings Booths as well. 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

5. 12, 19, 26 • Live Music at Rosa's at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Delta Marina in Rio Vista. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as Harbor Master Brian Healy and staff is sure to make it an enjoyable evening. 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.

19 • Village West Yacht Club Reggae Party, VWYC, 6633 Embarcadero Drive, Stockton. Music by "Simple Creation", Jamaican style dinner included. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Advance purchase tickets $25 and $30 at the door. For more info vwyc.com or contact villagewyc@gmail.com

19 • Windmill Cove Bar & Grill Summer Concert Series, featuring faithfully a Journey Tribute Band. Gates open at 1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at windmillcovebar.com

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 • 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.

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 $3. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

Friday- Saturday & Sundays • Moore's Riverboat Weekend Entertainment, Moore's Riverboat is officially back open under New Management. Aside from dining overlooking the Delta and a full bar, Moore's is bringing back popular weekend entertainment. Friday Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday live music starting at 7:30 p.m. and live music Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. For info on entertainment, food and bar or special event bookings call Moore's Riverboat at 916/777.4884.

Saturdays • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

1 • 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.

1 • 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.

2 • 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

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • Live Music at Rosa's at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

9 - 10 • 33rd Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival's location, the 2017 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.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Village West Yacht Club, Stockton. Each mixer is a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, network and always proves to be a fun evening. Come and enjoy a great evening with friends. Come by car or boat and bring your friends to 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 • 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.9 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

6 - 8 • Northwest Classic Steamboat Society Regatta, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916.777.6161 for all the details and information.

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 Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

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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