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Spaulding’s Musical Fundraiser Celebrates ‘Boatworks 101’

Spaulding Marine Center launched its first Boatworks 101 Marine Technician program in August 2021, with six apprentices making up the cohort. The program was designed to introduce young people to the marine trades industry and bolster the Bay Area’s boat-servicing businesses. Apprentices spend the first nine months of the program at the Spaulding Marine Center, learning the fundamentals of the marine service trades, then spend three months with a marine industry partner, honing their skills. One recent Boatworks 101 graduate, Ocean Macedo, moved on to a diesel mechanic apprenticeship with Helmut’s Marine Service in San Rafael. However, being run by a nonprofit, the program requires regular funding assistance, and fundraising events such as the June 12 Musical Fundraiser are an essential part of the program.

Spaulding Marine Center Boatworks 101
The class of 2023 at the start of their 12-month apprenticeship.
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The Musical Fundraiser will feature the Hot Clams, who will deliver their smooth and soulful jazz tunes, creating an atmosphere filled with a perfect blend of sweetness and saltiness. Joining them will be Cantadora Sephardia, captivating the audience with their enchanting melodies of Mediterranean folk music, promising an evening rich in cultural musical experiences.

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“Join us for a rich evening of music, food and drinks to support our innovative Boatworks 101 Apprenticeship Program. All proceeds will add to the Hank Easom scholarship for maritime education.”

Delicious Yucatan cuisine will be available for purchase from San Rafael local restaurant Pibil. There will also be a bar serving beer and wine.

Where: Spaulding Marine Center, 600 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Concert entry and two drink tickets — $50.

Concert entry only — $35.

Buy your ticket online to skip the line.

“All proceeds will go to funding the Boatworks 101 Marine Service Technician Apprenticeship program at Spaulding Marine Center. Together, we’ll work towards increasing the educational and experiential opportunities for youth to enter the maritime industry.”

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