NOTE! Put it on your calendar. The West End Neighborhood Association Fall Meeting will be November 17th, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the DeTurk Round Barn. It’s a good time to see neighbors before rain, cold and holidays keep us busy and indoors. News:
9th Street Community Mural: The finishing detail of the 9th Street Community Mural is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, November 10th. The “St. Rose Neighborhood” and “West End Neighborhood” will greet those who travel through the underpass. The Mural Committee members: Denise Hill from St. Rose Neighborhood & Sher Ennis and Lea Barron-Thomas from West End Neighborhood started the project in the Summer of 2009. Their goal was to take a dark, uninviting space and make it friendlier and easy to maintain. The Mural was funded by a City of Santa Rosa CAB grant. Mission complete!
Chop’s Teen Club members are working on a food drive. SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) has a Teen food pantry that is pretty bare. The teens decided to help them and a food drive was the first thing on the list. The Chop’s members will be dropping off boxes to stores in selected Railroad Square dropping bags off at houses in the neighborhood to collect items that people can spare or don’t use. Just leave this bag with any non-perishable food items you can spare in a visible place near your front door. Chops members will come by next Thursday 11/10 between 4pm and 6pm to collect the bags. Only non-perishable items will be collected.
DeMeo Park Clean up: The Interact Club at Chops and S. R. Rotary teamed up on Saturday to revive, refresh and clean up DeMeo Park. Check it out… it looks fabulous.
New Pedestrian trail: The City of S. R. has been constructing a new 10 foot wide pedestrian path from No. Dutton Ave to the S. R. Creek Tail. It is estimated that the new ramp will open by November 11th.
Thanksgiving without cooking or dishes or traveling? It is possible if you have Thanksgiving at Starks. The Thanksgiving Menu (Roast Willie Bird Turkey, Chef Mark’s Andouille Sausage & Wild Mushroom Stuffing, Traditional Giblet Gravy & Pomegranate-Cranberry Relish) will be served from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Most regular menu items will be available. Reserve right away because they fill up! Reservations at: (707) 546-6100 Location: Stark’s Steak & Seafood Starks is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thanks for supporting the West End!
North Bay Hootenanny every Wednesday at the Last Day Saloon. Come see traveling acts, up-and-comers, and local favorites! These shows are free and all ages, but try to bring some cash to donate to the artists- thanks! . Here are the upcoming line-ups: 11/9 Buster Blue, Triivlerackasaurus Rex, and the Erstwhile Memorial String Band. 11/16 B.C. Fitzpatrick, the Timothy O’Neil Band, Graham Lindsey, and Eight Belles. (There is no show on the 23rd) 11/30 Mr. December, Homebrew, and Melinda Wiggins. Location: Last Day Saloon 120 5th St. Time: Show starts at 7:30pm
Events and Happenings:
November 12th, Saturday– The Assistance League “New to You” Shop invites you to a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Artstart’s murals on their building. Five art panels display models wearing vintage clothing from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. ArtStart artist is Chiara Sarter (That’s Tim Sarter and Chelsea Jacobsen’s daughter.) Join them for the ceremony, refreshments and special sale. Location: “New to You” Shop 5 West 6th Street Time: 11 a.m.
November 12th, Saturday- 7th Annual Winterblast Art, Live Music, SOFA parade, Food. Location: South A. Street Time: 5-8PM
Nov. 15th, Tuesday A Christmas Story Preview night will benefit the Railroad Square Association for beautification and promotion. The evening starts with a Reception at 7:30 offering complimentary wines and coffee. The performance is at 8PM. Tickets are $20 each or 6 tickets for $100.Should be lots of fun! Location: 6th Street Playhouse Time: 7:30
November 17th, Thursday- West End Neighborhood Association Fall Meeting Location: DeTurk Round Barn Time: 7 p.m.
Do you have any Pet Friendly news? a photo of your West End dog? or something else that will delight animal lovers? Email Lea Barron-Thomas