Down The Rode - July 2015

BAY & BEYOND

JULY

Fri & Sat Evenings • 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.

4 • 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.

4 • USS Potomac 4th of July Cruise, 7:30 p.m. departure from Oakland's Jack London Square. $125 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a cruise on San Francisco Bay while enjoying the fireworks on the water. Enjoy desserts and champagne while underway. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

4 • Enjoy the Bay Fireworks onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, This is a yearly fundraiser/celebration. Family fun in all the hanger bays and the flight deck. Enjoy the festivities during the day with music, carnival games, tours, food & drink and then the Bay's fireworks later that evening. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., $25 adults, ($30 at door), $10 youths. Call 510.521.8448 ext. 282 for info.

4 • Suisun City Marina 4th of July Celebration, A fun-filled day and fireworks event where the city of Suisun puts on one of the best shows in the Bay or Delta. Call 707.429.2628 to arrange slip space if you plan on going by boat.

4 • Pier 39 4th of July Celebration, San Francisco. Come enjoy live music during the day and then following the onstage entertainment, visitors can stay to watch the spectacular fireworks. With a full day of activities, Pier 39 is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic holiday

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AUGUST

Fridays & Saturdays • 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.

1 • 35th 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.

7 - 8 • 43rd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, This Year's event returns to the West Shore at Homewood, Lake Tahoe. The 43rd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is held at Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe's scenic West Shore. This summer's Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance will be off to a roaring start with vintage V-12 engine-powered watercraft the featured class for the 43rd annual wooden boat show. 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.

22 • 10th 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

5 • 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.

DELTA

JULY

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.

Tuesdays • Bridge Marina Yacht Club Tuesday Evening Dinners. Whether by boat or car the yacht club will be offering Taco, Spaghetti, Chinese and other dinner specials throughout the summer. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and dinner served around 6:45 p.m. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 925.698.6856.

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 and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 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 $17. 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 $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. 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.

Saturday & Sunday • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com.

4 • 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.

4 • Hilton's Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset.

4 • 4th of July Fireworks Display, Antioch. 9:30 p.m. start with some of the best viewing areas right at the Antioch Marina.

4 • Live Music and 4th of July Party at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. $4 Fireball Shots all day. Fire and Wheels perform at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

4 • Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks, Weber Point. Enjoy the fireworks display put on by the Stockton Ports. Call 209.462.4200 for info.

5, 12 & 26 • Sunday Blues Jam at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Bob Kinney performs from 2 - 6 p.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. I Street Wharf, Antioch, CA Hosted by Twin Rivers Marine Insurance. 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 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.

8 • Hal Schell Award Presentation, I Street Wharf in Antioch during the Delta Chambers Mixer. See Above.

11 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Terry Sheets Band performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

14 & 28 • Sunday Blues Jam at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Bob Kinney performs from 2 - 6 p.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

18 • NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Racing Bridge Marina Contest, Bridge Marina Yacht Club. NCPCA will be inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact call Jack Praytor at 209.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

18 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Flat Busted performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

25 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. MOJO Social Club performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

26 • 43rd 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 and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 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 $17. 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 $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. 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.

Saturday & Sunday • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com.

1 • Delta Yacht Club Open House, take advantage of this opportunity to visit one of Northern California's premier yacht clubs. DYC is located on Tule Island just off the Stockton Deep Water Channel at light "16". Contact the club in advance if you have plans on attending and viewing this private island yacht club get-away location. www.deltayachtclub.org/

8 • California Delta Chambers 14th 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.

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Marina West Yacht Club. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members 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.

22 • Reggae on the Delta, Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, Eight Mile Road, left on Rio Blanco Road to the Paradise Point Marina. 3 - 10 p.m. Come and enjoy the Caribbean Rhythms, and of course all the delicious Caribbean cuisine and drink the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant is known for. Contact Valerie Bynoe at 209.951.6921 or e-mail her at breadfruittree@sbcglobal.net. Berthing is available at Paradise Point Marina on a first-come first-serve basis.

22 • NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Racing Bridge Marina Contest, Pittsburg Yacht Club. NCPCA will be inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact call Jack Praytor at 209.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

29 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Casino Night, Put on your best Gambling Garb and come on down and enjoy PYC's casino night! Poker, Blackjack, Texas Holdem, Roulette, Craps. Cocktails 5:00pm. Gaming and dinner 6-9:00 p.m. Cost is $45 per person, which includes dinner & $500 in gambling chips. Casino Night Raffle! Win a $2,500 travel voucher to the destination of your choice!! This also includes a travel gift bag!! Tickets $20 each or 6 for $100. Drawing will be Aug. 29 at the Casino Night (You need not be present to win). For reservations and further information please contact Jan Cutaia-Iaconis 925.783.0812 or JCutaia@aol.com.

SEPTEMBER

5 • 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.

12 - 13 • 31st Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival's location, the 2015 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.

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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