August 24th, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.- West End Full Moon Bike Ride. It is official – West End Full Moon ride will depart De Meo Park at 7:30. We will try something a little different this time. To celebrate the opening of the paved path from downtown Santa Rosa to Willowside Road, we are riding to Willowside and back. We should be able to see the moon free from fog and city lights. Dress warm and bring a light source. Facebook or Allen Thomas for more info (707) 477-8422.
The first West End Poodle Party was a smashing success. There were at least 25 poodles, mostly standard but also a few other sizes. We even had a few Doodles. Owners and their Poodles had a great time socializing. Western Farm Center’s Bob Bertolini, every dog’s favorite uncle and owner of two poodles, brought delicious dog ice cream. Linda, also from Western Farm, handed out treats to a very enthusiastic audience. We are hoping to have more Poodle Parties in the future. For more photos Facebook or West End Dog Park Photo Gallery
Kellie from Decker Street reports: One of our West End neighbors was in the Press Democrat today, well his Restaurant was. Luis on Decker Street owns Las Palmas Restaurant which was chosen as one of the best places for Fish Tacos in the County. I found a link: http://www.biteclubeats.com/2010/08/fish-taco-quest.html and the article says: Top Pick: Las Palmas Fish tacos aren’t always on the menu, but when they are, jump. Blackened fish tacos here are all about the fish, and less about the batter. Loaded up with cabbage and a side of beans and rice, it’s a meal and a half. What keeps us coming back to Las Palmas are menu specials like these that go way beyond boring burritos and quesadillas. 415 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, (707) 546-3091.
Aug. 28th Saturday 9PM- The GONG SHOW at the TOAD. Consider sharing your “talent”. The more acts the merrier!!! Performers should arrive by 8:30 to sign up. For Inspiration check these out: From the 1970’s……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvbArI_bsMU&feature=related From the 2010 Show……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzKGxopnP44 For more info contact Jacqueline Smith email or via facebook
The West End Calendar has a full listing of events, West End Artists and performer dates, meetings and other dates of neighborhood interest.