Sundays- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- The West End Farmers Market. This week, DeTurk Round Barn will be open for viewing. Music by the Dixie Giants. Is the market bike friendly? Yes! It’s close to Santa Rosa Creek trails, Joe Rodota trail. Visit the market, stay a while and buy local fresh veggies, fruit, baked delights, delicious prepared foods, drinks and specialty crafts. Sign up at wefm.co to find out about future events, music and announcements.  Location: Donahue Street between Boyce and Decker St.

Baby's first day at the W. E. Farmers Market

Baby’s first day at the W. E. Farmers Market

October 5th, 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

October 6th, Sunday- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Plant Sale at Gina’s House  She has Succulents, bulbs, Iris, Perennials, seeds and more. Gina is the “Rose Garden Lady” at DeTurk Round Barn Park. Funds raised will benefit the garden. Location: 114 W. 8th St.

October 13th, Sunday at 4 p.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

Last Bocce 1213- it was drizzling a little bit but Heather put up a canopy and we shared the last meal of Bocce Season. More photos of the 2013 Bocce season in our Bocce 2013 Gallery

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Not in the hood- but of interest:

October 4, 5 & 6, 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair – Taste the best of Sonoma County. Grape stomp, cooking competition, wine tasting. Admission is free, Tasting Pavilion tickets $50. Location: Sonoma Co. Fairgrounds More info at www.harvestfair.org

October 5th, Saturday- GrandFondo. Bike ride and festival. Take Note! Prince Greenway/S. R. Creek pathway (North side) will be heavily traveled by GrandFondo cycling traffic between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. More info at levisgrandfondo.com

Learn about Historic Santa Rosa:

October 9th , Wednesday at 7:00 PM- Walking Tour Juilliard Park and Church of One Tree Presenter: Bill Montgomery A casual stroll to visit the Juilliard Park neighborhood and the famous Church of One Tree. Bill will cover the history of these landmarks, as well as the plants of Juilliard. Designed by a young admirer of Luther Burbank, the park is a reminder of the Works Project Administration during the Depression. $10 Must Pre- register Luther Burbank Home and Gardens Location: Meet at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in the courtyard.

October 15th, Tuesday 10 a.m.to 12 p.m.- S. R. Historic Tour. Take a tour on Rosie the Trolley with Santa Rosa’s favorite docent, Bill Montgomery. View historic facilities in S. R. such as DeTurk Round Barn, Church of One Tree, the Rosa memorial stone, Carrillo Adobe and many others. Tour is from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and meets at Howarth park. Tour fee $20. Register online at santarosarec.com  # 69220

Kathleen Hoare is a new West End Neighborhood Association Sponsor for 2013.

Kathleen Hoare is a West End Neighborhood Association Sponsor

The West End Neighborhood, home of the West End Farmers Market where urban-ism, preservation, art and people come together. For the latest updates, calendar of events and photos go to srwestend.com