Ahhh! Nice weather, lots of outdoor events and it is almost time for West End Summer Bocce! West End Bocce officially starts on Friday, May 18th at 6 p.m. This week’s offerings-
May 9th to August 29th– Wednesday Evenings- Wednesday Night Market. Over 130 vendors, 40 entertainers and bands, dozens of wineries, and tens of thousands of people to downtown Santa Rosa to celebrate Sonoma County. No July 4th Market. Location: Downtown Santa Rosa Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
May 11th – May 27th– Souvenir. For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. At the climax of her career her concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944 sold out in two hours. Hilarious and poignant. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: See website for showtimes and tickets
May 11th, Friday- Tainted Love. 80s dance hits. Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 9 p.m. door, 10 p.m. show
May 11th, Friday- Tour of Wine Santa Rosa 2012 D’Argenzio Winery celebrates the return of the Amgen Tour through Santa Rosa with the Tour of Wine 2012 pre-race party. The winery will offer complementary tasting of its Levi’s GranFondo Pinot Noir, along with live music with “Hand Me Down” featuring the West Ends own Tim Sarter, food, tours and Bocce ball on the Terrazzo. Family-friendly. $20.00 includes 6 wine tastes and 2 slices of pizza Location: D’Argenzio Winery 1301 Cleveland Ave Time: 3pm-9pm Tickets
May 11th, Friday- Spring Variety Showcase Chop’s Teen Members will showcase their stories and accomplishments in music, dance, art, comedy and more. Appetizers will be served by the Chop’s Teen Catering Crew. Location: DeMeo Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m
May 13th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 10 a.m.
May 13th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook
Amgen May 13- 20th 2012 Amgen Tour of CA Santa Rosa hosts the opening stage of this 8 day event. The largest cycling event in America, the 2012 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race. Entire race is May 13-20th. Amgen Tour of CA
Right around the corner:
May 18th, Friday- West End Summer Bocce begins! Join your friends and neighbors at beautiful DeMeo Park for bocce, potluck eats and socializing. Everyone is welcomed kids, dogs and well-behaved adults. Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6 p.m.
May 19th, Saturday 2012 The 118th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival One of So. Co.’s most honored traditions. This year’s theme “Rockin’ Round the Roses”. Location: Downtown Santa Rosa Time: 10 a.m. For more info www.roseparadefestival.com
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