Down The Rode - October 2017

BAY & BEYOND

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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

6 - 8 · Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Historic Potomac, Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

6 - 7 & 13 - 14 · 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.

15 · 2 Hour Sunday Blues Cruise aboard the Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music by “The Charlie Wade Band.” Ticket cost $55. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

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/

23 - 25 · 46th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show, Members are treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the marina industry today. This year’s conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org

28 · 3 Hour Island and Lighthouses of the Bay Sightseeing History Cruise aboard the Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, while learning some history of the Bay. Enjoy a special cruise featuring the Oakland Estuary, Alameda and Treasure Islands and lighthouses of the Bay. $75 per person and includes a box lunch. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

29 - Nov. 11 · 22nd Annual Baja Ha Ha XXIV, for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38 sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com

31 · City of Suisun Halloween Parade, Suisun City waterfront and marina. Come out and enjoy the frights of the night as the waterfront is transformed into scary front. For more info call 707/429.2628.

 

NOVEMBER

 

1 - 5 · 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the world’s largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars’ worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800/940.7642 for more info.

5 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

11 · 29th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade, Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707/769.0429.

11 · Veterans Day Cruise, The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $55, seniors $50, 12 and under $35, veterans and active duty in uniform $40. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org

19 · Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas as well as songs and entertainment from many of your favorite Disneyland Friends. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

25 · Petaluma Santa’s Riverboat Arrival, Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11:30 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707/769.0429 for more info.

 

 

DELTA

 

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.

18 · Rusty Porthole Annual Poker Run, list of stops to be the usual Delta suspects with more info and details to follow as the date nears. Entry fee includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925/684.3607 for more info.

21 · Live Music at Garlic Brothers, 8 - 11 p.m., 6629 Embarcadero, Stockton, CA. Jam session with Jeramy Norris. Come by car or boat to enjoy the music while dining at this popular Delta restaurant. Contact Village West Marina regarding guest docking.

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.

22 · Live Music at Garlic Brothers, 8 - 11 p.m., 6629 Embarcadero, Stockton, CA. Performing on Friday evening is Rouge. Come by car or boat to enjoy the music while dining at this popular Delta restaurant. Contact Village West Marina regarding guest docking.

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.

23 · Live Music at Garlic Brothers, 8 - 11 p.m., 6629 Embarcadero, Stockton, CA. Preforming Saturday evening is J. Burbank & The Distractions. Come by car or boat to enjoy the music while dining at this popular Delta restaurant. Contact Village West Marina regarding guest docking.

28 - 30 · Live Music at Garlic Brothers, 8 - 11 p.m., 6629 Embarcadero, Stockton, CA. Thursday evening Jam Session with Jeramy Norris, preforming Friday evening is Funky Tim & The Merlots and Saturday evening, Dragons With Matches. Come by car or boat to enjoy the music while dining at this popular Delta restaurant. Contact Village West Marina regarding guest docking.

 

OCTOBER

 

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.

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.

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 or visit www.northweststeamsociety.org/upcoming-events for all the details and information.

6 - 8 · Antique & Classic Boat Society Annual Cruise, 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.

7 - 8 · Jammin on the Delta, Gary Agopian Memorial Boat Show featuring the 2017 Thunder Cats presented by the Antioch Rivertown Jamboree. Make your plans for this weekend at the Antioch Marina and enjoy a boat show, boat races and live music performed by saxophonist Shawn Raiford. Get up close and personal with the Thunder Cat boats and their drivers. Contact the Antioch Marina for more info or guest docking if coming by boat. 925/779.6957

11 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Freeport Wine Country Inn, 8201 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as this newly added mixer sponsor presents you with what is sure to be 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.

13 - 15 · 70th Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival, Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat., food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707/374.2700.

 

NOVEMBER

 

5 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

8 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Captain Morgan’s Delta Adventures will be your host for this early fall mixer. 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.

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. H



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