All right! The rain has stopped so let’s get out and enjoy. Two events are “Rain Checks” this Friday and there’s lots of other great things to do.
June 10th, Friday – “Toy Story 3″ -West End Summer Movie Nights. Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free Popcorn. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park 819 Donahue Street Time: Movies start at dark- 8:30 to 9 p.m. As soon as it is dark enough to project. If it rains, the event is canceled. Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10th, Friday -The June 3rd Summer Nights | Railroad Square has been rescheduled for June 10th. A Summer Street Party featuring wine tasting, live music, outdoor dining, crafters and art. The event is free, with wine tasting available for $20. Location: Historic Railroad Square- 4th Street from Wilson to Davis Street. Time: 6- 9 p.m. For more info: http://snrrs.com
June 9th, Thursday– KRSH Backyard Concert featuring Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums (Jump blues, swing, jazz, and rare gems inspired by the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s) with Miss Kitty and the Big Dogs (West End’s Tim Sarter on bass) . Low lawn chairs only, please. No coolers, no dogs. Location: Kids welcome! Station House 3565 Standish Ave. off Todd Road exit on 101 in Santa Rosa Time: The Backyard opens at 5:30. Music at 6.
Every Friday night- West End Summer Bocce at DeMeo Park at 6:30 p.m. Gossip, grub and game! Bring a dish to share. The West End Neighborhood Association has procured a use permit that allows us to to drink a little wine (in the true Italian style) while we play bocce. The permit is only for Friday Night Bocce and folks participating in the event. This is a family and dog friendly event. No glass in the park as per park rules. Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6:30 p.m.
June 10th, Friday – Bring Back The Fillmore Party Review with A Piece of My Heart featuring Julie Medeiros + H.O.T.S. (60’s & 70’s classic dance rock) cost is $10 advance / $13 day of show • 21+ Location: The Last Day Saloon Time: 8:00 PM door • 8:30 PM show buy tickets online, Last Day Saloon & Last Record Store
June 10th- 12th- Harmony Festival. Maxfield Arts and the Fun Bike Unicorn Club (FBUC) present an exciting new attraction for Harmony Festival 2011 titled The Steampunk Garage, including Santa Rosa-based builders also known as Whiskeydrunk Cycles, Todd Barricklow, Krank-Boom-Clank and The Feed Barn, all of whom are intimately entwined with the North Bay’s popular annual Hand-car Regatta. Ananta De Tally plays on June 12th. Harmony Festival Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds
June 11th- Peggy Sue’s Cruise- Parade of Cars. Santa Rosa will rumble with excitement. A delight for car enthusiasts – the cruise features American made models dating from the early 1900’s to 1976. The 9th annual Peggy Sue’s Cruise is a 3 day event- music, car show, chili cook-off, poker run and more . Location: Cruise on 4th, 5th, Brookwood, Ross, and B streets. (Other events take place at A Place to Play park, 2375 W. Third) Time: 6-9 p.m. peggysuescruise.com
June 11th, Saturday 3rd annual Knit in Public Day. Yes… that’s Knit in Public right in front of Cast Away Yarn Shop. They will have a shade tent & cozy seating, and snacks and water for knitters! Come on down and show ’em how it’s done! Location: Cast Away Yarn Shop 111 4th Street in Historic Railroad Square Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Facebook
June 12th– West End Poodle Party. Oodles of Poodles will party at Dog Park. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park. Time: 11 a.m. Facebook
June 12th, Sunday. The 3rd Annual Mostly Monty Python This is a Toad in the Hole Street fair with music, entertainment and, of course, beer! Location: 5th Street- in front of the Toad Time: noon until 6pm
June 13th, Monday-The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. The Topp Twins, yodeling, lesbian, comedian, twin sisters capture the hearts of New Zealand. Winner of Best Documentary at the Toronto Intnl. Film Festival. Tickets at rialtocinemas.com. Adults $10; Seniors (60 and up) are $8. Location: Sixth Street Playhouse
Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. Our West End Artist email goes out about once a month- sometimes more because we are so blessed. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net