November 30, December 1
Delta Conservation Framework Workshops, Jean Harvie Community Center, Walnut Grove, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with federal, state, and local agencies, and the Delta stakeholder community, to develop a 25-year, high-level conservation framework for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh. The Delta Conservation Framework will serve as the long-term continuation of California EcoRestore, an initiative of the California Natural Resources Agency. The Delta Stewardship Council expects the Delta Conservation Framework to lay the foundation for a Delta Plan ecosystem restoration amendment that will more comprehensively address the conservation of terrestrial, transitional and aquatic habitats, as well as their integration at the landscape scale. (916) 445-8576.
Winter Commodore's Ball, Pittsburg Yacht Club, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Cocktails & appetizers at 5:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00; awards at 7:00; dancing with Jun Simundo & Band at 9:00. $40. Formal black tie attire. Email Lynn for reservations at LynnatNDRealty@aol.com.
Christmas at the Waterfront, Suisun City, 2:00-8:00 p.m. Live entertainment, food, vendor booths, community bonfire, lighted boat parade and arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas tree lighting, photos with Santa, wine with souvenir glass. Bring a canned good or unwrapped toy to the wine booth. Brenda, (707) 646-9006.
Christmas Main Street Parade, Rio Vista, 5:00-5:30 p.m. Children march in holiday regalia from Lira's Supermarket to the City Hall.
Tree of Lights, end of Main Street, Rio Vista, 5:30-6:00 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony benefits Hospice of San Joaquin. Buy a light in honor of a loved one.
Lighted Boat Parade on the Sacramento River between Delta Marina and the Rio Vista Bridge in Rio Vista, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, Stockton, 5:00 p.m. $25 donation to enter. Marina West Yacht Club, (209) 477-7653.
Lighted Boat Parade on Mare Island Strait, 5:00 p.m. Vallejo Yacht Club, (707) 643-1254.
Olde Tyme Christmas Faire, Rio Vista Museum. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Arts & crafts, bake sale.
San Joaquin Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade, Bethel Island, 5 p.m. Included in the parade are Santa and Mrs. Claus onboard a yacht. (925) 684-9985.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bethel Island Scout Hall, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (925) 684-3607.
California Clean Boating Network meeting, Martinez Yacht Club, 9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Topics include an update on the Statewide Clean Boating Program, the new California Boater Card, the SAVE Grant Program, Delta aquatic weeds, and a new pumpout app for boaters. Free, with free parking. RSVP to Vivian at email@example.com.
Pittsburg Lighted Boat Parade & Potluck, Pittsburg Yacht Club, 5:30-10:00 p.m. Skippers meeting, 5:30; potluck 7:30. Samantha, (916) 476-3123.
Holiday Golf Cart Parade and Potluck, Tower Park Resort & Marina, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share and a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The parade starts at dusk and proceeds through Tower Park Resort & Marina and then through Tower Park Village. The potluck usually starts about 7:00 p.m. (209) 365-0131.
Santa Sack Raffle, Rusty Porthole, Bethel Island, 4:00-7:00 p.m. 50/50 raffle, $5/ticket donation to benefit the Santa Sack Program. Drawing to be held at Rusty Porthole; need not be present to win. Margie, (925) 628-5948.
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