It is the beginning of May- time to start the outdoor event season. West End Bocce begins on May 18th. It’s also time to get into your gardens- Luther Burbank Home & Gardens has a plant sale on May 6th. May 9th- 13th is all about the AMGEN Tour of CA and supporting events. Luther Burbank Parade is on May 19th. It’s gorgeous out there- go outside and soak it up!
May 2nd- May 23rd- New Qigong Class– Flying Crane Qigong- utilize movement, breath and visualization to train one’s energy or Qi. This 4 week class is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Additional classe available in June (6/6- 6/27). DeTurk Class Cost is $46. To register call 543-3737 or santarosarec.com
May 4th, Friday- SRJC First Friday Night Sky Programs offered the first Friday of March -May 2012. Show content varies with emphasis on the stars, constellations, planets, and other interesting facts in or about the sky that night. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis; arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to vehicle and back to planetarium by show start time. FREE but donations gratefully appreciated. More info at http://www.santarosa.edu/planetarium/publicshows.html Location: SRJC- Planetarium at Lark Hall, Room 2001 Time: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
May 5th, Saturday- First SATURDAY Cleanup (ages 6 and up welcome). Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by West Ender Stan Gow. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org Time: 10 a.m.
May 5th, Saturday- A Celebration of Jazz and Art to Support Our Parks An afternoon of artistic talent as we celebrate the release of jazz singer Steve Puleo’s CD “Smile” and the photography and painted works of artist Samuel Farinato, including his encounter art collection “Into the Unseen.” All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the City of Santa Rosa’s Recreation & Parks’ efforts to repair and beautify Prince Memorial Greenway and Prince Gateway Park. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (707) 543-3282 Location: Church of One Tree – 492 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa Time: 3 – 6pm
May 5th, Saturday- The Pulsators. Rock and roll. $10 21 years + Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 8 p.m. Door, 8:30 show.
May 5th, Saturday, – S. R. Rural Cemetery History Tour. Learn about the lives of Santa Rosa’s early citizens. Tours leave from the Franklin Gate. Free, but donations welcomed. Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery located at Franklin & Monroe Streets Time: 10:00, 10:20, 10:40 & 11:00 a.m.
May 6th, Sunday- 51st Annual 4-H ChickenQue. The famous barbecued chicken lunch and of course CAKE! Family fun with games, a petting zoo and club booths. The only fundraiser for Sonoma County 4-H! $8 presale, $9 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at fairgrounds Admin. Office. http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/Youth_Development/4-H_Events_and_Activities/ChickenQue Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 6th, Sunday- Luther Burbank Plant Sale. Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Tomatoes! a plentiful supply of edible and flowering plants for sale at LBH&G. These plants are extra special because our volunteer Gardeners have carefully propagated them from this historic Garden! Eleven varieties of tomatoes, including the famous “Burbank Slicer;” and a variety of vegetables including peppers, squash, and pumpkins will be available. You’ll also find Shasta daisies, cannas, puyas, and other perennials. Prices vary. Location: LBH&G Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue Time: 10- 4 p.m.
May 6th, Sunday –6th Street IMPROV! The Mother’s Day Show. A team of professional improv artists will perform unique stories inspired by your suggestions. It’s up to you!! $14 Location: 6th Street Playhouse, The GK Hardt Theater, 52 w. 6th Time: 8 p.m. See website for complete info.
Graffiti Alert: El Norte hit the fence at 120 Boyce Street last night (Sunday, the 29th). The excellent landlord already painted over it today. Please be aware, call police for suspicious circumstances and if you do get tagged- photograph it for the SRPD and then paint over it asap.
Graffiti Hotline: 543-3499 Report graffiti vandalism.
Police Department Report graffiti in progress 528-5222
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