The Santa Rosa Marathon’s 5K race will be running right through the West End THIS Sunday. (See entire info below) Runners should be in the West End from 7:40 to about 8:10. If you live on W. 8th, Madison or W. 6th you can sit on your front porch and cheer the racers. If don’t live on the route… but still want to give a West End welcome to the racers, meet us at DeTurk Park at 7:30 a.m. We will have coffee and cowbells.
West End Summer Bocce– Every Friday in DeMeo Park. A great time to socialize in a casual setting. You never know when a musical guest will perform. Fun for adults, kids and dogs. Bring some food to share. Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6 p.m.
August 24th, Friday- Eight Belles, The Chelsea Seat, Paula Frazer and Virgil Shaw. This is going to be a pretty special show! Four fantastic artists. Virgil Shaw will be playing with West Ender Henry Nagle in the barroom between sets. Hopefully you’re already aware of how frighteningly wonderful he is. Not to be missed! Sliding scale, 5-10 bucks All-ages, bar with ID Facebook Time: 8 p.m. Location: The Arlene Francis Center 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa
August 24th to September 16th– Seven Brides for Seven Brothers– Millie is a young bride living in the 1850’s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Location: 6th Street Playhouse Time: See website for showtimes and tickets
August 25th, 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.
Aug. 25th, Saturday – Dgiin + Beso Negro (French Flamenco gypsy jazz) cost is $10 21yrs+ Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth Time:8:00 PM door • 8:30 PM
August 26th, Sunday- Santa Rosa Marathon/5 K Race: A brand new 5k course will be redesigned to run through the West End, downtown Santa Rosa and Railroad Square! 5K Map (.pdf) (Sorry! Marathon and half marathon are sold out.) All Participants will receive a T-shirt, free pancake breakfast, free coffee, Kids Jumpy and free basket to fill up with free fruit and veggies from local farmers. Cheer on the Boston qualifier and enjoy the after race festival at Juilliard Park. All participants will be timed. More info: www.thesantarosamarathon
Special Events coming up in September:
September 15th, Saturday- Back to the Future. Go back in time to celebrate the Lena’s era, and come back to the future to support our teen community! This special nostalgia themed evening to benefit Chop’s Teen Club includes dinner, live auction, musical performances by teens, dancing to swing era music by Swingin’ On a Vine and will feature special Guest of Honor Henry Trione who will unveil a bronze sculpture of Charles “Chop” DeMeo to be displayed at Chop’s Teen Club. Enjoy appetizers prepared by our own Chop’s Teen Catering Crew, signature Stark’s Steak & Seafood cocktails, Lagunitas beer, Italian dinner prepared by the Maria Carrillo Culinary Arts class, and a special performance by the Elsie Allen Drum Line Band. Tickets: $100 Click here to purchase tickets: www.tinyurl.com/chopsteenclub Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Volunteers Needed. Fun children’s/family event– September 29th, Saturday- Actors’ Theater for Children -Happy 40th Birthday Party. The City of S. R. Rec & parks and Actors’ Theater for Children are holding a party to celebrate 40 years of bringing live theater to the children of So. Co. Volunteers are needed to help with children’s games (like Bean Bag Toss, Sticky Darts), Food and refreshment, Information booth and more. This is a family event and open to the public. Call Mickey Remy to sign up 707-543-3285 . Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 11 a.m. to 3 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
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