The West End is busy this month! Mark your calendars: our BBQ & Bike Parade (Saturday, July 19th) and our West End Summer Bocce season starts on Friday, July 25th- both at DeMeo Park. West End Summer Movie Nights starts on Friday, July 25th at DeTurk Round Barn Park. More info below:
July 19th, Saturday starting at 2 p.m.- West End Annual BBQ and Bike Parade An old fashioned good time with your friends and neighbors. We will parade our decorated bikes around the neighborhood then enjoy a leisurely BBQ afternoon. Here’s the plan: 2 p.m. Meet at DeMeo Park to decorate bikes (Volunteers to help with bike decorations be at park at 1:45 p.m.), 2:30 We will leave promptly at 2:30 p.m. to parade around the ‘hood on our decorated bikes. Helmets required for those under 18 years old (Bike safety volunteers be ready to watch our group at crossings and to make sure no one is left behind). 3 p.m. BBQ begins. Bring a side dish to share (Please remember to bring a serving utensil and mark your serving bowl and utensil for easy retrieval.) 6 p.m. After the party, clean up. Pitch in to make sure trash is picked up and park is spiffy before we all leave. Do you have a trash and/or recycle can you would like to lend to the BBQ? Please bring it over before 2 p.m. and mark your address on it so we know where to return it. Special Note: Children’s activities- anyone who can entertain or amuse the kids(face painters, games, water balloon toss, mask making etc.) would be most welcome! PHOTOS from 2013
July 25th, Friday at 6 p.m.- West End Summer Bocce. Relax on Friday nights with friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish to share or something to throw on the grill. We talk, eat, play a little bocce and then talk and eat some more! Good times. Family friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcomed. No glass at park please. Location: DeMeo Park 610 Polk St.
July 18th to August 23rd– Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Cannery Opening Night THIS Friday. The six-week engagement of the enduring classic Romeo and Juliet offers the people of Sonoma County, and beyond, the chance to wine and dine under the summer night sky while enjoying an inventive take on Shakespeare. The site of the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5 in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square will be transformed into an outdoor theater, complete with solar-powered stage lighting and an innovative set.The cast features local, professional actors and musicians. West Ender Alan Kaplan will be Friar Laurence TICKETS General Admission $25, $5 discount if you ride bike to event. Pedestrian and ADA Parking Entry through Sixth Street Playhouse Parking Lot at 52 W. 6th Street. NO parking in the 6th St. Lot Location: 3 W. 3rd St.
July 20th, Sunday 5 to 7 p.m.- Miss Kitty and the Big Dogs at Live at Juilliard Park. Enjoy Miss Kitty and the Big Dogs’ swing and rockabilly sound. Fun show- Miss Kitty (Shannon Rider) got a great voice and she’s all about feathers, fringe and fishnet. West Ender Tim Sarter on bass. Location: Juillard Park
Cooking Classes in the ‘Hood. Chef Bea Beasley offers fun and informative recreational cooking classes in her professional kitchen and culinary studio located in the historic St. Rose district. Conducted in a relaxed learning environment, the summer sessions highlight cooking techniques for world cuisines including India, Spain, Morocco and more with a focus on seasonality and local ingredients. All classes are hands-on and tailored for anyone who wants to learn or hone culinary techniques—from the novice to the more experienced. EACH CLASS INCLUDES:
• A take-home printed recipe booklet
• Certified organic and GMO-free ingredients wherever possible
• Appetizers upon arrival
• Step-by-step instruction for 6 to 20 participants depending on the season and class format
• Professional cooking tips and techniques that can be easily used in a home kitchen
• Tastes of all foods prepared in class and complimentary beverages
• An opportunity to meet or reconnect with like-minded friendly folksFor a complete schedule with class format, pricing, menus and registration information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 595-5301.
July 24th– August 10th– Sonoma County Fair. This year’s slogan is “Peace, Love and Fair”. Farm animals, carnival, food and more! Gates open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PRE- sale discount tickets available now!Car Cruise & Cars on Display- see 1960s examples of automotive excellence on display and cruise the fair and downtown on July 25th, Friday. Superhero Day- Look for Spiderman at the fair on August 9th, Saturday. Derby dog dash every Sunday on the track. Hat Day at the races on August 2nd. (Closed on Mondays)www.sonomacountyfair.com
July 25th, Friday- 2014 West End Summer Movie Nights Opening Night features Rio. Friday nights at the DeTurk Round Barn. Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn. All movies start at Dark. Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at email@example.com Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park
Neighborhood Watch is the most effective, least expensive tool for ensuring a safe environment that we all want for our families. This is the homeowner’s insurance that really works! Do you have a crime to report? Post it on the Facebook page so the whole neighborhood hears about it. Facebook
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