Sundays 9:30- 2 p.m. West End Farmers Market The Santa Rosa Police Department will be at WEFM this Sunday for a Bike Helmet Give-away for children ages 1 to 16 years old (depending on head size). They will have staff on hand who can assist in properly fitting the helmets. The helmets are free to any child or teenager. Don’t forget Yoga on the lawn- starts at 9 a.m. See you at the market!
October 3rd, Saturday 10 to Noon– First SATURDAY Cleanup Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by Stan Gow & City of SR Storm Water Team . Location: Meet at Olive Park
October 10th, Saturday- A Day at the Adobe presented by Historical Society of Santa Rosa A free public event themed around the first building in Santa Rosa, the Carrillo Adobe. Tours, Archaeological demonstrations, presentations and a panel of speakers moderated by Gaye LeBaron and Kent Lightfoot. http://historicalsocietysantarosa.org Location: Carrillo Adobe at Montgomery Dr. and Franquette Ave.
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. Parade starts at 5:30- be there early to show off your costume and socialize!
Santa Rosa tests new program to clean up after the homeless – A new taxpayer-funded pilot program in Santa Rosa that pays homeless people $50 a day to clean up the messes left by other homeless people. Press Democrat
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.
Did you know? The City of SR Public Art Program recently announced 4 projects selected for Downtown Connect- a public art opportunity that strives to create an artistic experience for residents and visitors walking around downtown. Two of the projects might hold special interest to the West End one is by Bud Snow, a well-known local artist who will create 4 animal murals – two of which will be in West End and Railroad Square. The other is by West Ender Jenny Harp who will use color and abstract forms to aesthetically improve pedestrian through-ways in the Morgan/ B St area. The art is to be installed in October with a Dedication TBA
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