Down The Rode - March 2015

BAY & BEYOND

MARCH

Feb. 27 - Mar. 2 • 12th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Fort Mason Center, Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass offered. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org.

4 - 8 • Fred Hall's Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $16, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California's biggest show. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

6 - 8 • 35th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman's Wharf. This is the 35th annual event with this year's featured artists including but not limited to: Stephanie Trick, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Le Jazz Hot and Banu Gibson. Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Tickets start at $45 and up to $115 for an all event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com.

7 - June 17 • We Players' Maritime Art Exhibit, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, Museum Building, 900 Beach Street and Aquatic Park. Free admission. Come view the contemporary work of 8 artists curated by Patrick Gillespie. Opening reception on March 7th to include light refreshments and performance artwork by Raphael Noz. For more info on this event or others at the SFMNHP, visit http://www.maritime.org/index.htm, visit on Facebook at facebook.com/sanfranciscomaritimenhp or call 415.477.5000.

8 • Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

20 - 22 • 9th Artisan Cheese Festival, Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707.283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com.

26 - 29 • Fred Hall's Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $13, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

26 - 29 • 30th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show, Two locations: Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street/Flagler Drive with transportation provided between each location. This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $350 million worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800.940.7642.

APRIL

TBD • Opening Day on the Petaluma River, For more info on event and turning basin contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

9 - 12 • Strictly Sail Pacific, Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. In Its 19th year as the Original All Sail Show this show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest of sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best sailboat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year's show call 800.817.SAIL.

11 • 8th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. North of the Harbor Master's office at 3310 Powel St. Emeryville, CA. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call Don at 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com.

19 • Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org.

25 • Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

25 • Petaluma Collectors Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

26 • 98th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year's popular PICYA event theme is "Youth in Boating." Vice Commodore Erich Schoenwisner is honoring the youth of today who will continue as boaters in the future and participants are highly encouraged to enter decorated in this theme. The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions or wish to participate visit the PICYA website www.picya.org.

MAY

2 - 3 • 116th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 116th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2015. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

15 - 16, 22 - 23 & 29 - 30 • 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.

DELTA

MARCH

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.

8 • Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove. 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.

12 - 15 • 42nd Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area's only "All-Boat" show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com.

14 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

14 • Rock, River and Rally for the Troops at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing band: Brian of Flat Busted, Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs, Bob Kinney and The Livin Daylites, Mojo Social Club, Johnny Jukebox, Wingnut Adams and the Terry Sheets Band. $10 Cover where 100% of ticket and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Great food, music and fun all in the name of giving back. For info call 209.365.4693.

17 • St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Happy hour from 4 - 7 p.m. with plenty of traditional St. Patty's day eats and drink specials to be had. John has in the past held pre-celebration events the weekend before a weekday St. Patty's day as well. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

20 • Paint & Drink Nite Rosa's Tower Park, find your creative side while enjoying a few libations, 7 - 9 p.m. Go to www.paintnite.com to register and use code, Rosas20 for $20 off the admission. 209.365.4693.

22 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

APRIL

TBD • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2014. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946.

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.

1 • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 6th anniversary in style and the start of being open 7-days a week again for spring/summer and fall. Happy hour drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rosa's at Tower Park Marina. This April Mixer hosted by John, Cheryl and staff will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends at an excellent on the water location. 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.

11 • Stockton YC Opening Day, View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. The awards and festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

11 • Pittsburg YC Opening Day, Various areas along the Pittsburg Marina and Launch ramp to view the parade. For info or how to participate contact the Pittsburg Marina or Pittsburg Yacht club.

18 • Delta Marina Craft & Swap Meet, Rio Vista, starts at 9 a.m. with plenty of planned booths and exhibits to entice the mariner as well as those into arts and crafts. Come out enjoy the day and find your treasures. The smiling faces of Monica and Audrey await your arrival. For info on event or how to exhibit contact the marina office at 707.374.2315, www.deltamarina.com or on Facebook.

18 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day, Come out and view or participate with your own boat in this ever-popular event that cruises the Bethel Island waterways. For more call 925.684.9985.

18 • Nautical Flee Market Stockton Yacht Club, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3235 River Dr. Stockton, CA. Time to spring clean and or find your treasures that have become another's burdens. Buy, swap or sell! If interested in your own display it is $10 and can be arranged by calling Donna at 916.719.3541 or Donald at 209.814.2400.

19 - 25 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

24 • 2014 M*A*S*H 4077th Party at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come dressed as your favorite character from the popular 1970's sitcom and enjoy Rosie's Bar and the Swamp! The Livin Daylights will be performing to help welcome the largest military vehicle collection in Northern California. Music starts at 9 p.m. with drink specials and prizes! $5 cover, for more info call 209.365.4693.

MAY

2 • 18th Annual Delta Loop Fest, Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled experience for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop's 10-mile scenic drive. All businesses will have special events, swap meets, music, food, and just plain fun for the whole family. Contact the Delta Loop Association at 916.777.4945 or 916.777.6055 for all the info on each event held during the day.

3 • Sacramento YC Opening Day, Plenty of viewing areas on the Sacramento River and Old Town. For info contact the Sacramento Yacht Club or the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712.

15 • 2nd Annual Delta Rat Poker Run, Come participate and kick off the boating season right with scheduled stops on the Delta Loop and Bethel Island. Start & Stop at Rosa's at Tower Park, bring your friends and fill your boat for this California Delta Chambers fundraiser. Event T-shirt, dinner, raffle prizes & first prize $$$ for the best hand. Registration 9 - 10 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. $60 per hand in advance and $70 on the day of the event. Visit www.californiadelta.org to pre-order your space.

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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