Can it be August already? Goodness Gracious! You can always “Wine Down” on Thursday at D’Argenzio Winery or Bocce on Friday at DeMeo Park! A few other ideas:
August 5th, Friday- 95.9 The KRUSH & EarleFest welcomes Carolyn Wonderland + Shelley King. The first 50 tickets sold at this show will receive and EarleFest discount! (Americana blues) Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth St. Time: 8 P.m. door, 8:30 P.m.
August 5th- September 4th Friday- Kiss Me, Kate.This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play explodes as our leading lady, Lilli Vanessi, is forced to play opposite her ex-husband/director/leading man, Fred Graham. Already on poor terms, the pair engage in an all-out emotional war mid-performance that threatens the production’s success. Combine Shakespeare’s timeless battle-of-the-sexes play, Taming of the Shrew, with the incomparable music and lyrics of the great Cole Porter and throw in a few gangsters what you get is a lush and sophisticated musical comedy valentine to a life in the theatre! Directed by Craig A. Miller Location: 6th Street Playhouse Time: Check website for showtimes and tickets
August 5 – Summer Nights at Railroad Square. A Summer Street Party featuring wine tasting, live music, outdoor dining, crafters and art. The event is free, with wine tasting available for $20 with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. Location: Historic Railroad Square- 4th Street from Wilson to Davis Street. Time: 6- 9 p.m. For more info: http://snrrs.com
August 6th, Saturday- First Saturday Clean up Help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown. Clean up and then pizza for lunch afterward. Please bring utensils so we may keep our trash impact low. Contribution to lunch, desserts, fruit and appetizers are always welcome. Stan Gow coordinates the clean up. Location: Meet at Olive Park Time: 10 a.m. First Saturday Clean Up
August 6th, Saturday- ‘Staches & Spokes– a Bicycle-themed art show! Mustache competition, live music, eats & drinks. Art by: Whiskeydrunk Cycles & the Whiskeydrome, David Farish, Wil Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Todd Barricklow, Arn Anderson, Mica Jennings and more! Location: Top Deck of the S. R. 4th Street Parking Garage Time: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Aug 6th– Sat- History Walking Tours at the Rural Cemetery. Learn about the amazing lives of S. R.’s pioneers. 70 minute docent led walk through pioneer cemetery. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery Located at Franklin & Monroe Streets Meet at the Franklin Gate. Time: Tours leave every 20 minutes between 10a.m. to 11 a.m. Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
August 7th, Sunday- 4th Annual Alley Cat Race & Food Drive Bike Participants meet at THE TOAD for registration and route map at 1pm. Race will take approxiately 1 hour. Family participation encouraged!!! AFTER RACE PARTY: music, raffles and food drive fun at the TOAD until evening. WIN A BIKE, ART and other awesome things. This is a Kelly Cowan event and it supports the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Location: Toad in the Hole 116 Fifth Street Time: 1 p.m.
August 10th, Wednesday-FREE monthly workshop from the Clean Energy Advocates! Solar Hot Water Workshop! The City of Santa Rosa Clean Energy Advocates are hosting a workshop about Solar Hot Water systems for your home on Wed. August 10th 6p-7p. Come learn from experts as they discuss how the systems work, benefits to your home, rebates available and more. RSVP here, show up or call the CEA’s with any questions 707-543-3886. Location: 35 Stony Point Road, UFO Building, Room M Time: 6-7 p.m. For more info. visit: www.srcity.org/CEA
Membership Dues for the West End Neighborhood Association help pay for the costs of running the website, our meetings and events. Do you support the West End Neighborhood Association? If so, pay your dues! $10 suggested but any amount appreciated. Pay directly from the website or send check (payable to West End Neighborhood Association) to Dan Wright, 512 Jefferson Street.