Down The Rode - March 2016

BAY & BEYOND

FEBRUARY

25 - 28 • 58th Annual Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show, Two locations, the Los Angeles Convention Center and Marina Del Ray. Visit L.A. and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California NMMA Boat Show. Marina Del Ray will feature new and brokerage yachts. Visit "Fred's Shed" where you can get practical, professional advice and hands-on training for do-it-yourselfers & boat owners interested in boat or engine maintenance, repairs and upgrades. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the NMMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.losangelesboatshow.com

MARCH

2 - 6 • 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

4 - 6 • 36th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman's Wharf. This is the 36th annual event with this year's featured artists including but not limited to: Bob Draga, Jeff Barnhart, We3, Crescent Katz, Ivory & Gold, High Sierra Jazz Band and many more. 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 $105 for an all event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com

10 • Club Nautique Salty Dog Cook-Off Competition, Good fun and food at the Sausalito location from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Club Nautique member free, non-members $20, includes appetizers and beverages. To make reservations or for more info call, 415.332.8001.

10 - 13 • 13th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass offered and went on sale in January. Come out to celebrate and enjoy all things Ocean. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org

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

17 - 20 • 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

17 - 20 • 31st 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.

18 - 20 • 10th Annual 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

APRIL

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

7 - 10 • Strictly Sail Pacific, In its 21st year as the Original All Sail Show the show location has changed to the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. It will be an exciting new venue and 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 or visit strictlysailpacific.com

16 • 9th 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

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

23 • 35th Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

24 • 99th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year's popular PICYA event theme is "Who Is You're Hero." 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

24 • USS Potomac Opening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 -hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year's boating season. TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

24 • 30th Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

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 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 • 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.

5 & 20 • 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 June 11-12, 2016, 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

8 • California Boating Congress, Join the Marina Recreation Association at the first annual event where the marine industry and boating community come to Sacramento advocacy on issues of importance facing our recreational lifestyle here in Northern California. There will be industry and government leaders speaking in the morning and participants will have the chance to meet with their Legislators in the afternoon. Early registration prior to February 29th is $149 and after is $199. Visit www.marina.org/thecongress.html for more info.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Locke Foundation 13916 Main Street Walnut Grove, CA. This mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends as you discover some of the history of Locke. 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.

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

10 - 13 • 43rd 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

17 • Spindrift Restaurant St. Patrick's Day Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

17 • St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out, wear your green and enjoy all the traditional events of the day with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

17 • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the food and drink specials while overlooking the water at this famous Rio Vista restaurant. For more info call 707.374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

17 • St. Patrick's Day Party, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Enjoy all the festivities as well as corned beef cabbage specials, green beer and other great Irish Traditions. John, Cheryl and Mary are sure to make the day a great one. For more info call 209.365.4693. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

19 • Pittsburg YC St. Patrick's Day Party, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Lovingly presented by the O'Schoenthaler Family in memory of Dan O'Connor and will feature all the traditional Irish treats. $20 per person and reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.200.5307.

26 • 2nd Annual Rockin on the River at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Seven Bands to perform all under one roof, silent auction, vendor booths and more. $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.

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 2016. 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 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 • 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.

2 • 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.

2 & 10 • 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 June 11-12, 2016, 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

9 • Pittsburg YC Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, This year's theme is "Flags" and all boaters and public are encouraged to participate by either decorating and entering the parade or coming out to view the decorated boats pass by. Parade starts at 11a.m. with a lunch of hamburgers / hotdogs and all the fixings afterwards for $7 per person. Call 925.200.5307 for info or to sign up.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rosa's at Tower Park. This mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends as John and Cheryl are sure to host a wonderful evening. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Great location with plenty of guest docking to come by boat if you like. 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 • 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 Delta Marina Staff 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.

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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