May will be a very exciting month for the West End. Our Bocce season opens on May 17th and the new West End Farmer’s Market ( http://srwestendfarmersmarket.com) opens on May 26th. This Saturday, we will get together to spruce up DeMeo Park. Hope to see you there.
May 4th, Saturday 10 a.m. to Noon- DeMeo Park Pre-Bocce season clean up. Spend a little time making the park ready for our up and coming bocce season. Bring your own tools (rake, weed tools, wheel barrow) and don’t forget to wear a hat. If we join together we will get it done in no time! Facebook
May 17th, Friday to September 20th, Friday- West End Bocce Season Join your friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park for an evening of socializing, snacking and bocce. This is a family, kid and dog friendly event. Invite your friends. Bring food and drink to share. Remember- no glass at park. Location DeMeo Park 610 Polk Street Facebook
West End and Railroad Square Events:
May 3rd, Friday- The Last Pride & Joy show at the Last Day Saloon. Cost $20 This is a 21+ event Time: doors 8:30 p.m. Show 9 p.m. Location: Last Day Saloon
May 3rd, Friday – First Friday Night Sky Program. First Friday Night Sky programs are offered on the first Friday of the month until May 2013. Show content will vary with emphasis on the stars, constellations, planets, and other interesting facts in or about the sky that night. Although admission is free, donations to support SRJC’s Planetarium are gratefully appreciated. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; so arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to your vehicle, and arrive back in the planetarium by the scheduled show start time. Location: SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall Room 2001, Santa Rosa Campus Times: 7:00 and 8:30pm More info at: http://www.santarosa.edu/planetarium/publicshows.html
May 4th, Saturday- at 10 a.m. First SATURDAY Cleanup . Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by Stan Gow & Chop’s Teen Club. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org
May 10th to May 26th– Red. Red is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street, Studio Theater Time: See website for showtimes and Tickets
May 12th, Sunday at 10 a.m. 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. Heavy rain will cancel event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Fans
May 12th, Sunday at 11 a.m. 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. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Facebook
May 12th, Sunday 6th Street Improv If you enjoyed Whose Line is It Anyway? on television, you’ll love 6th Street Improv live!! 6th Street Improv’s humorous creativity will raise your spirits and tug at your heart strings. We’ve assembled a team of professional improv artists who perform unique stories inspired by your suggestions. Will you see political satire? Science fiction? Musical comedy? It’s up to you!! You might experience it all in one night! $14 Tickets at 6thstreetplayhouse.com Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theater 52 W. 6th Street. Time: 8pm
May 4th, Saturday at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.- Roses and Flora Tours. Discover an extraordinary collection of old and rare roses and Santa Rosa’s largest Native Plant and Habitat Garden. Two docent led tours available 1) Memorial Rose Garden 2) Flora and Fauna tour through the entire cemetery. Tours leave every twenty minutes from 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Free Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery Located at Franklin & Monroe Streets
May 5th, Saturday- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SRJC’s Larry Bertolini Day Under The Oaks is back bigger and better than ever. The SRJC campus will be absolutely covered with things to do and see. Over 202 booths and activities, food, demonstrations, crafts.
May 5th, Saturday- 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.– ChickenQue is the largest single day chicken BBQ west of the Mississippi! So. Co. 4-H have been putting this on for the last 52 years without fail. This is a great family event and an opportunity to learn about 4-H. Tickets are $8 before event or $9 at the door. Tickets available at Western Farm Center.
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