If enough downtown folks sign up for the DINE event (see below), they will hold it in the DeTurk Round Barn…. so sign up if you’re interested.
February 28th 6 to 8 p.m.- The next Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement (DINE) event is scheduled for February 28! Meet new neighbors and enjoy a potluck dinner while exploring the topic of “Civic Participation” in our community. What does it mean to be civic-ally engaged? What would it look like in practice? Join us and share your insights while hearing the experiences of others. DINE gives you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with neighbors you may have never had the chance to meet. It’s a great way to become involved and enjoy good food! You can register online to either participate, host, or facilitate here. Or contact Community Engagement Coordinator Georgia Pedgrift at email@example.com (707-523-3023). Registration is open until February 19. The DINE Program was recently featured by the Institute for Local Government in a wonderful article, “Santa Rosa Sets the Table for Good Public Engagement.”
January 10th to February 2nd- Victor/Victoria– He or She? Man or woman? What confusion, what fun! VICTOR/VICTORIA is an appealing, sophisticated show based on the movie about the career of the Paris entertainer Victoria Grant, who becomes a star female impersonator, only to fall in love at first sight with macho King Marchan.6th St. Playhouse
January 24th to February 16th- Date Night An evening of comedies focused on love and romance just in time for V-Day! Three separate works, THE APOLOGY , in which a love struck buffoon tries to make things right with the woman he spent the world’s worst date with the night before. HUNGRY 4 U following the story of newlyweds, Mark and Phoebe, who love each other so much they almost devour one another. KISSING, which examines what happens to us when we have no more words to express our love, leading us to the impulse to kiss – and how significant a kiss can be. 6th St. Playhouse
Adventures in Writing: A Four Week Workshop with West Ender Leilani Clark This popular four-week creative writing workshop is fun, inspiring, and filled with thought-provoking writing prompts. You’ll have a chance to read your work out loud without judgment or criticism. Mini-craft talks and inspired discussion about the art of writing will get you fired up to unleash those stories, essays and poems from out of your head and onto the page. When: Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30-9pm Where: The Undercover Baking Agency, 463 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa Cost: $100-$125 sliding scale (limited scholarships available) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com More info at: http://www.petalsandbones.com/2014/01/22/adventures-in-writing-a-four-week-writing-workshop-wleilani-clark
Installation of Bike Lanes: This Spring the City of SR will restripe 6th, A and 7th St (Between Morgan St. and B St.) to include the installation of bicycle lanes. If you have any questions contact Rob M. Sprinkle, Supervising Engineer, Traffic Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 543-3817
Santa Rosa Selfie– Santa Rosa’s Economic Development Division is asking for photographs of people showing their love for Santa Rosa. They will use these photographs for promoting Santa Rosa as a visitor destination and boosting local pride. They may be used on our website, social media, promotional videos, or other publications. Just take a photo of yourself, or have a friend take one of you, holding a sign that says “I Love Santa Rosa” and then underneath write what you love most about Santa Rosa. Examples: “I Love Santa Rosa | Beautiful Parks” or “I <3 Santa Rosa & shopping downtown!” or “I love Santa Rosa’s Wine Trail.” Feel free to use a regular 8.5×11” piece of paper or a larger poster board. For best results, write big, legibly, and in heavy marker. Make sure the photo is well-lit and you’re fully clothed. Take the photo of just one person at a time and close up so the sign can be read easily. More info at http://www.srcity.org/news/Pages/selfie.aspx Send to: email@example.com
Special Delivery– The downtown Santa Rosa post office, 730 2nd St., will now open later weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The USPS will be increasing the first class stamp from .46 to .49. For more information go to www.usps.com/new-prices.htm
Local Success- The West End Neighborhood Association sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood activities and events. As loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s micro-local success!
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