Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Holiday, Miscellany, Neighbor News

Thanksgiving… a time to reflect and be grateful for the good things in our lives.

Our Fall meeting was very informative. Special guest Supervisor Shirlee Zane came by to give us an update on SMART. Shirlee is no stranger to the West End. She frequently rides her bike through the area and said that she admires our neighborhood. She is a well-known dog lover and even brought one of her dogs to the meeting. She also opened the new DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park in March. Shirlee, also a member of the SMART board, had attended that day’s Railroad square rally in support of SMART and was pleased by the impressive showing of supporters. Her report had a positive outlook on the project.

Santa Rosa Rec & Parks reported on the current status of the DeTurk Round Barn and the events. There will be an open house on December 10th for anyone who would like to see inside of the barn and would like to inquire about renting it for events. You can bring your dog to take a photo with Santa too. Rec & Park would like to change the use permit to allow for number of people and hours. There will be a public meeting and formal process for this- so stay tuned.

Neighbors are what makes the West End special. At our meeting, new and established neighbors described their West End history. Allen Thomas gave the West End year in review… and that covered many of the events and happenings in our busy neighborhood. Good meeting!

Shirlee Zane and her Westie.

What are you doing this holiday?

Don’t forget… Live theater right in our own neighborhood:

A CHRISTMAS STORY – Nov. 18 to Dec. 23 The 6th Street Playhouse presents the stage adaptation of the beloved holiday film classic “A Christmas Story.” Everyone’s favorite episodes from the movie are recalled in this charming play about the lovable boy who dreams of receiving an “Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle” for Christmas. Presented on the main stage in the GK Hardt Theatre. Tickets $15 to $32.

6th STREET IMPROV!  – Nov. 25 The Annual Family Holiday Show for all ages. Tickets only $14.

For tickets or more information call707-523-4185 or visit the website at www.6thstreetplayhouse.com

November 25th Friday,  Winter Lights Tree Lighting Free Children’s Activities in the square beginning at 5pm including interactive exhibits by the Sonoma County Children’s Museum on the Go, crafts and card making from Sutter VNA Hospice and balloon animals by Silly Lilly the Clown! The Sutter VNA & Hospice Lights of Life Tree Lighting Program begins at 6pm with more kids crafts, free pictures with Santa, Downtown Gift Basket raffle, live holiday music and of course, the magical and memorable candle lighting and tree lighting ceremony. Location: Courthouse Square Time: 5-7pm

November 26th, Saturday & 27th, Sunday-  Costume Liquidation Sale. This White Elephant of a sale includes gently used vintage clothes, wearable art, fantasy pieces and show-stopping drag queen dresses. Something for everyone. Come have a look. Reasonably priced. Cash or checks only. Location: 6th Street Playhouse  52 W 6th Street Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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