It’s called “The Sun” and it’s finally out. Hooray! Go out this week and stay dry… what a concept.
West End Summer Bocce – Opening date announced- It’s finally here. Opening night is on Friday, May 20th at 6 p.m.
Did you lose a kitten? Hi- I live on Pierson street and a tuxedo kitty wandered onto my back deck last night. He’s about 2-3 months old, very sleek with short black hair, a white chest and stomach and white sox on all four feet. Purrs all the time, very aggressive for petting. I hope the owner can reclaim him soon. Terrie 415 794 9139 (yes I know it’s an SF area code but I’m in Santa Rosa)
Roaming Pit bulls FYI– Just wanted to let you/neighborhood know there were two pit bulls on the loose Sunday morning (March 27th) on W. 7th (approx. 8-8:30a.m.). One was brown and one was brindled. They attacked one of our cats on my mom’s porch and would have torn her apart if my husband had not gone out to chase them away. They seemed a bit aggressive. When Josh chased them away, they headed off towards Trowbridge and then west. We called animal control, but I doubt they were able to find them. I’m guessing they went back home.
Event and Happenings Highlights-
March 30th, Wednesday – The Pick Me Up Music Revue featuring local artists The Courtney Janes, Juan Boulder, Heather Van Cleve & Tessa Rissacher .
JUAN BOULDER is an acoustic string band that plays a mix of old-timey, bluegrass and folk-rock. Band members are: Karen Frindell-Teuscher: banjo, vocals; Kevin Teuscher: bass, vocals Preston Booker: guitar, vocals; Brian Carlisle: fiddle; Bob Murnane: mandolin. (Yes! That’s Bob Murnane West End Business owner) Folk music. $5 21 yrs +. Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 7 p.m. door, 7:30 show. The Last Day Saloon is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Murnane Floors is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor.Thank-you for supporting our neighborhood.
March 31st, Thursday- Wine Down Thirsty Thursdays with Foodie Truck Relax mid week with a glass of wine, a cigar and a bit of “street food”. D’Argenzio Winery presents Wine Down Thirsty Thursdays every Thursday night. Facebook. Location: Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square (An Urban Winery Village) 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave. On Corner of Cleveland Ave and Ridgway, 2 blocks north of College ave. 1/2 mile north of Old Railroad Square district Time: 4- 8 p.m. D’Argenzio Fine Wines is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thank-you for supporting our neighborhood.
April 2nd– First Saturday Clean up Help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown on the first Saturday of every month. The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation along the six mile creek trail. Work and then have pizza afterward. Please bring utensils so we may keep our trash impact low. Contribution to lunch, desserts, fruit and appetizers are always welcome. Location: Meet at Olive Park Time: 10 a.m. First Saturday Cleanup
April 2nd. Gabby La La at Aubergine’s After Dark ~ EAT THE ART ~ A Cornucopia of Live Music, Live Comedy, Paintings, Puppets & Mixed Media. Paintings, puppets, & mixed media art displays by local artists Featuring live musical performances by… GABBY LA LA , THE CRUX and more. Film premiere of Eat The Fish Presents “Go Get Your Gun”, Special screening of the new Gabby La La music video. Gabby La La band members are Gabby La La, Zachary Morris, Ananta De Tally (West End Artist and performer! ) and Josh Fossgreen. $10 cover 18+ Location: Aubergine After Dark 755 Petaluma Avenue Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
April 2nd, Saturday The 3rd annual Japenese Art Festival. Japanese themed art, food and performance art will be donating a percentage of art sales and bake sale proceeds to recover efforts in Japan. Free. Location: South of A Art District, Near Julliard Park Time: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net