West End Farmers Market- Every Sunday 9:30 to 2 p.m. Shopping local at its best. Buy veggies, fruit, bread & meat. Great coffee & delicious. Listen to local music. Don’t forget Yoga at 9 a.m. The Bubble Guy returns October 4th. Location: Donahue St. between W. 9th and W. 8th St. More info at www.wefm.co
September 26th, Saturday 10AM-2PM Don’t forget Family Fun Day at Creek Week! Turtle Time, Fish Spotting, Underground Tour and more! 6th Annual Creek Week Celebration is a week-long celebration of our local creeks with educational and adventurous activities for everyone. Our many creeks are part of a rich and diverse system that provides water supply, wildlife habitat, flood protection, recreation and open space. Visit the Creek Week website at www.srcity.org/creekweek for events, times and locations.
Safe House Program– Recently, neighbors have been accosted by a bearded white man driving a white car. One woman, out riding bikes with her young son, and one young teenage girl, out with her brother near the market, were followed by this man. We were discussing the incidents on the West End facebook page, and the idea came about to have safe houses. While safe houses are not the answer to the problem of predators, they are at least a way for neighbors in the West End to provide some peace of mind for each other. What the idea of safe house means is that if you or your children are followed by someone and are near one of these houses, you can go to them for help. People who sign up to be Safe Houses post a symbol on window or door that is visible from the street. The map displayed here gives an overview of what safe houses are on what streets. If you would like to be part of this effort, please send Carol Ciavonne your name and address via email. She will make sure you get a safe house sign to post on your house, and will update the map to show your house.
LAST WEEKEND! “The Other Place” Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, Studio Theatre
7th Annual Gang Prevention Awareness Week, September 18-26. Gang Prevention Awareness Week continues. It’s all about raising community awareness about gangs in Santa Rosa, to educate the community about the efforts that have been made to reduce youth and gang violence, and to encourage community members to become involved in these efforts. For more information: http://www.thepartnershipsr.org/gpaw/ or call 707-543-4671. This week: September 25th, Friday 6:30pm – 9pm – Take back our community, take back the night! The Neighborhood Night Walk in and around the West 9th Neighborhood will feature a group walk with City officials and Santa Rosa Police Department, as well as an ice cream social afterwards. Let’s walk for the safety!
September 26th, Saturday 3pm – 11pm – The Annual South Park Day and Night Festival takes place at Martin Luther King Park and sponsored by Community Action Partnership. Enjoy dance and martial arts exhibitions, fun games, sport activities, police demos and a variety of community resources. Stay for a movie on the lawn!
October 3rd, 10:00-6:00 pm Levi’s GranFondo is both a challenging and competitive mass-start cycling event hosting riders of all ability levels from around the world. After the ride, enjoy the FondoSonoma Festival. http://www.levisgranfondo.com
October 31st at 5:30 p.m.- West End Neighborhood Annual Halloween Parade. Show up costumed and ready to strut your stuff around the ‘hood. Family-friendly, well-behaved dogs welcomed. More info to follow.
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