West End Farmers Market, every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.– This Sunday is Father’s Day. Spend the day hanging out with Dad at the West End Farmer’s Market. He doesn’t want a tie… give your Dad the one thing that is irreplaceable… time with his kids. Buy wholesome groceries and artisan foods for dinner or buy something delicious to eat there. You can picnic in the park while listening to music. Dad will truly enjoy this gift. West End Farmers Market
June 14th, Saturday at 12:45pm- Anthem Party The Smithsonian is trying to set a new world record for the largest number of people singing the National Anthem at the same time. Celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner and help set that record! All of the Smithsonian Affiliates (to which the Sonoma County Museum belongs) are going to host an Anthem Party at the exact same time all across the country. The Redwood Chordsmen have invited been invited to start the singing. Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street
June 14th, 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.- Saturday Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise A car show for all car enthusiasts with American made models dating from the early 1900′s to 1976. Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise is Sonoma County’s largest car show. Hotrods, Roadsters and Customs that not only take you back in time but shows the workmanship and dedication it takes to recreate any one of these classic cars or trucks. These beautiful cars can be seen in a parade from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. peggysuescruise.com Location: Downtown Santa Rosa- 4th & 5th Streets
June 14th– July 7th– Grease Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Grease Lightnin”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, and “Alone at the Drive-In Movie”. Location: 6th Street Playhouse GK Hardt Theater
June 20th– July 13th– Becky Shaw. A newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife’s best friend, meet husband’s sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, Studio Theatre
June 21st, Saturday 10:30 to noon – Whitewater Rodeo on S. R. Creek (ages 5 to adult)- Build a toy boat and race it down the shallow rapids. Wear shoes that can get wet (no sandals). Laughs and prizes, everyone is a winner! Don’t have time to build a boat? Materials and assistance will be available that morning to craft your own vessel. Contact Alistair Bleifuss for more info firstname.lastname@example.org 543-3845 Location: Meet at Pierson St. bridge, near #5 Pierson St. between W. 3rd and W. 6th St.
June 21st, Saturday- Kid St. Community Cook Off 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sonoma County is famous for its good food, drink and community involvement. Jooin us for a non-profit cook off in which local nonprofits use local products to create samples of their best food dishes. Tickets $25 advance, $30 door. More info at 707-525-9223 kstreet.org
Project begins the end of June: 6th St and Wilson St Sewer and Water Improvements– Heads up! This project is anticipated to start the last week of June. Streets will not be blocked off but there will be disruption to traffic during working hours. The project specifications require the contractor to maintain vehicular access through the 6th Street and Wilson Street at all times subject to intermittent short delays. There will be heavy construction equipment operating on the streets, large truck movement and open trenches at different times of the operations. There will be lots of street signage and workers with flags/signs directing traffic during working hours. If you have any questions, call at Otto Bertolero at (707) 543-3878.
The Children’s Museum of So. Co. is partially open! The outdoor exhibits such as Mary’s Garden and the Art Studio are open. The interior exhibits are anticipated to open later this year. It is an exciting experience full of wonder for the whole family. Free every first Wednesday of the month. More info at Children’s Museum of So. Co.
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