West End Farmers Market- Put it on your calendar- The WEFM season dates for 2014 are March 16th to December 14th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See you then! Facebook
February 16th, 17th & 18th- Auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie – 6th St. Playhouse will be seeing adult actors for the roles in the May production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. For more information visit their website: 6th St Playhouse
February 21st, Friday at 8 p.m. & February 22nd, Saturday at 2 p.m.- 6th Street Playhouse will stage “Close Together – Far Apart;” a production of three classic short plays. The three plays are Trifles by Susan Glaspell, The Tiny Closet by William Inge, and The Golden Door by Robert Mauro. The production will be staged at the 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theater and is the outcome of a new Theater Production class taught by Lennie Dean, the lead instructor for the 6th Street Playhouse. The eight students in the class not only act in the show, but were responsible for all of the production aspects, including costuming, props, set pieces, publicity, and stage managing. All of the participants have been studying with Ms. Dean for over two years.There is no cost of admission, although a donation, which will be used to support 6th Street’s educational program, is requested. More details and directions to the Playhouse can be found at the 6th Street website, www.6thstreetplayhouse.com
February 21st to March 9th- Boeing, Boeing Three fiances- each a beautiful airline hostess on a rotating schedule. Find out what happens when schedules sync and all three show up at Bernard’s apartment. The ultimate laugh out loud layover. GK Hardt Theatre www.6thstreetplayhouse.com
6Th Street Playhouse is pleased to announce a new series of staged readings: “The Fall of Arthur Miller” and “Marvelous Matriarchs.” The series will be held the last Sunday of the month @ 6:00 pm in The Studio Theatre. The plays are: Medea, February 23rd; Hedda Gabbler, March 30th; Mother Courage and Her Children, April 27th; A new, contemporary play exploring themes of women, feminism and family May 25th. Audiences will have the opportunity to see these classic works in a fluid “workshop” setting and engage in stimulating Q & A post-show with actors and directors. A dramaturge will introduce each play and guide the Q&A. All the plays in the series are free, but donations will be happily accepted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.”
Chop’s Teen Club– An amazing club for teens right in the West End. Chop’s membership is open to S. R. youth in 7th-12th grades. You must become a Chop’s Teen Club member to participate in Chop’s activities (except for dances). To become a member, complete the Member Form with a parent or guardian signature, show a photo ID and pay $1. Art, Club 509, dances , culinary instruction , tech lounge, workforce readiness and volunteer opportunities and more! www.chopsonline.com
WATER!– Every one is concerned about water:: saving it, how we use it, reducing what we use. There are many opportunities to receive rebates- Graywater ReUse, Green Exchange (remove turf), and more. Graywater workshops on February 28th and June 17th. Participants will be eligible for a $75 rebate upon completion. Low Water use demonstration garden is located at 69 Stony Circle- check out ideas on how you can change your landscape to become water wise. More info at srcity.org/departments/utilities/conserve/Pages/default.aspx
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