Things are changing around here! SMART is obviously moving forward… and soon we will have a brand new under crossing at 6th St. It will also provide an easier path to the SMART site and the Santa Rosa creek trail. W. 6th Street is slated to become a bike boulevard- this is a design that encourages heavy bike and foot traffic while allowing cars to share the road. Lots to do this weekend in addition to West End Bocce and Summer Movies at DeTurk Round Barn- see below.
Volunteer for the Santa Rosa Marathon. A brand new 5k course will be redesigned to run through the West End, downtown Santa Rosa and Railroad Square! It takes dozens of volunteers to help make the Santa Rosa Marathon a fun filled, festive and successful event. They are looking to fill key positions including course monitors, finish line aides, aid stations, medical personnel and other areas of need. If you are biting at the bit to help please contact: email@example.com 5 K Map
Update of 6th Street Underpass– The underpass is a linkage for bicycles and pedestrians to connect from one side of downtown to other. Construction is almost complete. PG&E will be energizing the lamp posts and other electrical features in this area on August 6, earlier than originally planned, to help address the concerns of the residents. In the meantime Police will be making extra patrol visits to this area to check for any problems.
July 27th, Friday- Comedy at Heritage Public House. Hosted by Ricky Del Rosario with guests Kirk McHenry & Nick Hoffman. Artisan sausage, great line up of California craft beer, wines Sponsored by The Wineyard -general admin. $10/ ticket. Order Tickets: http://
July 28th, Saturday- “Canzoni e Dolci” presented by the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation in association with D’Argenzio Winery. It’s an evening of Italian song, wine, and dessert. This duo delivers romantic, nostalgic and kicky popular songs from Italian and Neapolitan salons and cafés. $10 cover charge includes coffee, dessert, and the concert. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. For more information, call (707)591-9696 Location: D’Argenzio Winery 1301 Cleveland Ave. Time: 7 p.m.
July 28th, Saturday- Read to a Summer Dog. Put a kid, a dog and a book together in the library and watch wonderful things happen. Other times available at other branches Location: So. Co. Library– Central Branch 211 E. Street Time: 11 a.m – 12 p.m.
July 29th , Sunday- This Train: A Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Jubilee. Dress in your Dust Bowl Best for a whole day of Woody Guthrie folk vibe, a tribute to the legendary author of “This Land Is Your Land.” This free day of fun and inspiration features two stages of music and speakers, a 1930’s-themed Kids’ Area, a Woody Guthrie exhibit, craft vendors, non-profit booths, food and beer. Woody’s message has never been more timely. The Dust Bowl Troubadour wrote and sang about hard times, working people were desperate for jobs, banks foreclosing homes and there was a popular outcry for a sweeping reforms in finance and politics. Sound familiar? Location: Historic Railroad Square Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Facebook
July 31st, Tuesday – Dine & Donate. Join Mary’s Pizza Shack in supporting the Prince Memorial Greenway at a Dine & Donate Fundraiser on July 31st! Bring this flyer to the Mary’s Pizza Shack in Downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street to support the project! 20% of your purchase will be donated to the project when you present this flyer with your order.
Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net