Down The Rode - June 2015

BAY & BEYOND

JUNE

5 - 6 & 12 - 13 & 19 - 20 & 26 - 27 • 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.

13 • 14th Annual National Marina Day, Last year's participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day's activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org.

8 - 21 • 12th Annual Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show, Sheraton Harbor Island, this year's show projected to be 30% larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. The NMMA has new features at the show including hands-on center, and stand up paddle board demos. Also featured will be the famous Fred's Shed along with the learn-to-dive pool. Live entertainment and plenty to do with the whole family. Who knows, you just might buy a boat! For more visit www.boatshows.com.

18 • USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

20 • Summer Sailstice, Sailors are invited to join this popular Bay Area sailing event. For more info on times, pre-event raft-ups and event locations visit www.summersailstice.com.

21 • Father's Day Cruise On-Board the USS Potomac, Noon - 3 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and beverages while cruising with your Father on this his special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

24 - 28 • Petaluma Sonoma Marin County Fair, There is no better excuse to travel to Petaluma than for the fair that is well attended from all over. Make a week of it by boat and stay at the Petaluma Marina. Contact 707.778.4489 for guest berthing info.

28 • Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club. Info at www.mastermariners.org.

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.

DELTA

JUNE

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

6 • 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.

7 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club, Fritz Burden Hosts and Terrie Odabi performs , 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.

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. Stockton, CA. This June mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a wonderful evening with friends, old and new alike. 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.

13 • 14th Annual National Marina Day, Last year's participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day's activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org.

13• 5th Annual Redneck Yacht Club Poker Run, Rosa's at Tower Park and open to all watercraft. 9 am to 7 pm. $55.00 per person includes full breakfast, T-shirt and Dinner. 1st Place $1000.00; 2nd place $250.00; 3rd place 2 night stay in Stockton Delta KOA Deluxe Cabin. Tickets on sale now. Call 209.365.4693 with credit card to reserve. Stops: Heidi's Outrigger Marina, The Lighthouse Restaurant, Moore's Riverboat, Spindrift, Rusty Porthole and Outdoor Bar at Sugar Barge Marina. For info call 209.365.4693.

13• Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. The Primates perform 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.

13 • Sacramento Marina Day & Nautical Swap Meet, Spend the day at the marina with friends enjoying live music, food and activities for the kids. Contact the marina for more info at 916.808.5712.

20 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. The Studebakers perform 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.

20 - 21 • 2015 Cajun & Blues Festival at E2 Family Winery, Now being held just off of Hiway 12 at the E2 Family Winery. Come experience a family-friendly weekend of great Zydeco and Cajun and Blues music, Bayou cuisine, relish the 6,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, crawdad eating contests, exciting vendors, Zydeco dance lessons, Cajun cooking demos, and a Kid's Zone. $25 tickets. Come out and enjoy this Father's Day weekend and bring the family. For more info www.isletoncajunfestival.net or call 916.777.4800. Nearby B&W Resort and Tower Park KOA have cabins available, but they will not last long.

27 • 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/

27 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Bob Kinney and the Livin Daylites perform 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.

27 • Classic Car & Boat Show, Stockton Yacht club, come by car or boat to this great event showcasing classics from the water and land. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for info on participating or viewing.

27 • 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/

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.

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 • 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.

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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