Miscellany

West End Signs, The Graduate and Earthday

Apr 15, 2015 in Clean-up, Development & projects, Entertainment, Events, Gardens & plants, Miscellany, West End Farmers Market

West End Signs,  The Graduate and Earthday

West End Historic District Signs Have your very own West End Historic District Street Sign replica. Hang it indoors or out… it looks great framed too. 24” wide by 6 “,  Made out of 1/8” thick white PVC sheeting with standard vinyl graphics. high UV stabilized in so it’s Okay for inside or out. $40 Limit supply available. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas for purchase westend@sonic.net 8th St- W Steele Ln- San Miguel Rd SMART Railroad Crossing Sewer and Water Improvements. Estimated Construction Schedule: Slated to begin March, 2015 and is anticipated to be completed May, 2015. Construction Contract Amount: $378,309 Project ID #: 1833 Description: In advance of the upcoming train service and in order to protect the City’s utilities under the tracks, this project will extend the water casings at the railroad crossings located at West Steele Lane and San Miguel Road. The project will also replace the aging sewer and water infrastructure utilizing casings previously installed under the tracks along West 8th Street between Donahue Street and Wilson Street. The roadway will be reconstructed over the new utilities outside of the railroad right of way. For questions or concerns contact: Emma Walton, City of SR, Project Mgr (707) 543-4516, Deric Frye, City of SR, Construction Mgr. (707) 543-3858 April 16th, Thursday at 8 p.m.- West End Neighborhood Night at 6th Street Playhouse This is a special night for West Enders to enjoy this remarkable live theater that is right our own neighborhood. Special Price for West Enders is: $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors (62 and up) remember to say “West End Friends” to get the discount for the performance.  To purchase tickets at the special West End rate:  Contact the 6th St. Playhouse Box Office By Phone (707) 523-4185 ext 1; Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm. or by using thier 24-hour voice mail.    In Person in the main lobby at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA; Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm.   Door sales begin 1 hour before curtain. Location: 6th Street Playhouse G.K. Hardt Theatre, 52 West 6th Street   April 16th, Thursday at 6 p.m.- Recreation & Parks Volunteer Appreciation Event Recreation and Parks celebrates Community Volunteers. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and a presentation highlighting the amazing accomplishments of our volunteers over the past year. This year the event is being held at DeTurk Round Barn and it’s during National Volunteer Week to coincide with the nationwide celebration of volunteers in their communities.  I only volunteered once during the past year – can I come? YES! This event is for all our Rec & Parks volunteers, whether they have contributed 2 hours or 200.  RSVP Location: DeTurk Round Barn Volunteer for Earthday and clean up the creek. April 18th, Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Earth Day on the Greenway Help the community clean up and nurture the SR Creek. Learn about the many native California plants that grow along creeks and help them establish a foothold in their first year. Tools and refreshments provided. (ages 5 to adult) Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@srcity.org Location: Olive Park footbridge. Near 105 Olive Street. On-street parking. April 18th, Saturday 12 to 4 p.m.-  Earth Day Festival at Courthouse Square This fun, FREE, and family-friendly Festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, live performances On Stage at Courthouse Square, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts...

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Meeting, Street Closure, Holiday Ideas

Nov 15, 2014 in Miscellany

Meeting, Street Closure, Holiday Ideas

Every Sunday UNTIL DECEMBER 14th– West End Farmers Market Six more weeks to enjoy shopping, eating, listening to music and socializing in our community friendly outdoor market. Help support our local economy by buying directly from the person who grows or makes your food. Delight your friends and family by buying local, handmade, unique products for the holidays. wefm.co Location: Donahue Street- between Boyce & W. 9th St. November 20th, Thursday at 7 p.m.  W.E. Neighborhood Assn. Fall Meeting– We have two official meetings every year at DeTurk Round Barn. Spend a few hours to catch up on the latest neighborhood news, meet new neighbors and enjoy the community of the West End. FACEBOOK  Location: DeTurk Round Barn The City of SR continues to consider closing our neighborhood streets to open an at-grade rail crossing in another neighborhood. Public Hearing November 18th- on or after 5 p.m. Written comments must be received by December 1st at 5 p.m.    A Draft EIR is being circulated for 45 days, until December 1, 2014, to allow interested individuals and public agencies to review and comment on the document.  Two ways to make comments: 1) Submit written comments on the Draft EIR. To facilitate understanding of the comments, please provide a separate sentence or paragraph for each comment and note the page and chapter of the Draft EIR to which the comment is directed. City of Santa Rosa Attn: Jessica Jones, Senior Planner Community Development Department 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 3 Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Email: jjones@srcity.org    2) Make a public comment to City Council- A Public Hearing will be held during the review period on November 18th,Tuesday at or after 5:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Council Chamber, City Hall (100 Santa Rosa Avenue). Please refer to the Council agenda for specific times, which is available at: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/government/council/Pages/councilmeetingarchive.aspx November 21st– December 7th– The Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber’s soaring “music of the night” fills the air as Burbank Auditorium transforms into a grand Paris opera house of 1881. Deep in the shadows, the opera house is haunted by a mysterious figure, known only as “The Phantom”, who draws a young soprano named Christine under his enigmatic spell. The West End’s own Gene Wright lends his amazing bass voice to the show. For tickets call (707) 527-4307 or Online Box Office Location: Burbank Auditorium, SRJC Upcoming Holiday Ideas: November 16 & December 7 at 6 to 8 p.m.- Pet Photos with Santa Santa Rosa Plaza will be hosting two Pet Photo Nights. Please enter through the lower main doors near Forever 21. Location: Santa Rosa Plaza Nov 21th – Dec 21st  Jolly Juliana – An Original Melodrama & Holiday Vaudeville A delightful, heart-warming, extravaganza commemorating the roots of American theatre; sing-a-long, hiss, boo and cheer for a villain, hero and heroine. A merry company of players will bring you a menagerie of entertainment sure to be a highlight of your holiday season. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre November 28th, Friday 5 to 7:30 p.m. Winter Lights, the annual event that brings together community to celebrate the holidays and remember our loved ones. An all-ages event that is family-oriented, multi-cultural, and uniquely, distinctly Santa Rosa. Facebook Location: Courthouse Square, downtown Santa Rosa December 6th, Saturday 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Dec. 7th Sunday 10:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Santa Paws is coming to town! Have your pets picture taken with Santa Paws. Friendly, leashed dogs & pets are welcome! One weekend ONLY! For a $20 Donation you receive a framed 4×6 photo which includes a digital print emailed to...

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Last Movie, Bocce, Clean ups & Move

Sep 3, 2014 in Miscellany

Last Movie, Bocce, Clean ups & Move

West End Neighborhood Association is run by hardworking volunteers. Activities are funded by neighbors’ donations and our wonderful sponsors. Suggested neighbor contribution is $10 a year. Make a check to West End Neighborhood Association and sent to Dan Wright 512 Jefferson St., SR CA 95401 Every Friday at 6 p.m.- West End Summer Bocce ends Sept. 26th. 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. September 5th, Friday-  2014 West End Summer Movie Nights LAST Night features The Lego Movie  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 atjordanpoling@gmail.com Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park Every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- West End Farmers Market. Local veggies and fruit, artisan foods and music- what’s not to like! WEFM is a great place to spend a Sunday.  Location: Donahue Street between W. 9th & W. 8th Street. September 6th, Saturday-  at 10 a.m.- 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 & Chop’s Teen Club. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org September 13th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.- DeMeo Park Clean Up– The West End Neighborhood joins forces with the Park A Month Volunteer program. Hand tools will be provided on-site by City of SR staff, but you are also welcome to bring your own tools. Don’t forget a hat/sunscreen, gloves and water. Location: DeMeo Park 610 Polk St. September 20th, Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.- 2nd Annual Lincoln St. Block Party There will be a festive community gathering with music, outdoor entertainment, BBQs and food on Lincoln Street. The street will be closed off that day and there will be lots of room to mingle, listen to music (5 to 7 bands) and there will even be jump house for the kids. Please bring food to grill or a dish to share. For more info contact Steve Anello steve.anello@gmail.com  Location: Lincoln St. (runs parallel to College) between Cleveland & Ripley Creek Week September 20th-29th  Creek Week is a week-long celebration of our local creeks. It’s a week of fun and adventure, clean ups & educational activities for everyone at your local creeks and nature areas.  Children should be accompanied by an adult for all events. Family Fun Day- September 27th 10:00 AM-2:00PM is a day with free family-friendly adventures such as Turtle Talk & the Downtown Underground tour. Learn about how to protect our creek water, how to care for feral cats and what to do with injured wildlife and more. Location Prince Memorial Greenway (Santa Rosa Creek) between Gateway Park at Santa Rosa/Sonoma Avenues to Olive Park at Olive/Hazel/Orange Streets. More info at Creek Week 6th Street Playhouse: Until Sept 14th– Funny Girl- Her career spanned from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. This show is her story. The West End’s own Laura McGinnis is featured in the role, “Emma”. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre   September 12th – 28th The Glass Menagerie In director Craig A. Miller’s newly envisioned version of the Tennessee Williams classic,...

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Modern Millie in May

May 1, 2014 in Miscellany

Modern Millie in May

West End Farmers Market- every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can buy fresh, local produce, bread, cheese, meat and honey. Want to brunch? Lots of choices from bakery goods, biscuits and gravy, cerviche to okonomiyaki! There’s even a Jewish deli- what’s not to love? Eat, shop, socialize and listen to the best in local music on our North Bay Hootenanny stage. More info at www.wefm.co May 2nd– May 25th– Thoroughly Modern Millie. The story of young Millie Dillmount who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. West End songbird Laura McGinnis is featured in the cast. Location: 6th Street Playhouse Hardt Theater May 3rd & June 7th, Saturdays at 8:00 PM-  Flying Leap Improv Theatre Ensemble. Improv returns to the 6th Street Playhouse!  $15 Tickets sold at the door only – 1 hour prior to each performance. Location: 6th St. Playhouse May 3rd, Saturday-  at 10 a.m.- 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 & Chop’s Teen Club. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org  Events in other neighborhoods: May 4th, Sunday 11:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. – 53rd Annual ChickenQue-4 H members and their families from all over the county come together to host the largest single day BBQ west of the Mississippi. This is a great family event. Rain or shine. ChickenQue Tickets $10 565-2681 May 5th, Monday 4 to 9 p.m.- 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Join the celebration- a family friendly, safe, alcohol free event. There’s music, dance, food and youth demonstrations of their after school programs. Location: Roseland Shopping Center 771 Sebastopol Rd. 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...

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Oh no! Last W. E. Summer Movie Night on Friday

Aug 26, 2013 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

Oh no! Last W. E. Summer Movie Night on Friday

The last West End Summer movie night is this Friday. Spend one more evening sitting outside, eating popcorn and watching a movie on the side of the historic DeTurk Round Barn. Lifetime neighborhood resident, Marie Bastoni dies. Mrs. Bastoni lived her whole life (98 years)  within a few blocks and was very happy to do so.   Press Democrat Every Friday Night- West End Summer Bocce at 6 p.m. End your week relaxing with your friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish or beverage to share. Family and dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park West End Farmers Market, Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Farm fresh local produce, crafts and delicious food.  You can: 1) Support your local Farmer, artisan and food makers 2) Eat life sustaining food 3) Invigorate the local economy by buying at the market. Location: Donahue Street between W.9th and Boyce Streets.   wefm.co August 30th , Friday- 2013 West End Summer Movie Nightsl Last One! Friday nights at DeTurk Round Barn Park. Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn. All movies start at DARK.   Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at jordanpoling@gmail.com  August 30th Brave.  Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park 819 Donahue St. Plan Ahead for September: September 10th, 17th & 24th– The City will pay you to transform your lawn to a low water-use landscape! *Prequalify to receive up to $250 through the City’s Green Exchange Rebate program by attending the first 2 of the 3 workshops in the series. Sign up through the City of Santa Rosa Activity guide at www.santarosarec.com or call 543-3737 Announcement Guidelines:  The West End Neighborhood Association website is a tool that gives out information that is West End related or of West End interest.  Announcements are subject to our West End Neighborhood Association guidelines. Do you have a West End or Railroad Square related announcement? Announcements can be emailed (1 week lead time required) to Lea Barron-Thomas at westend@sonic.net   The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click...

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PMG Tour and more

Aug 12, 2013 in Bocce, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, West End Farmers Market

PMG Tour and more

This Wednesday evening you can tour the Prince Memorial with Bill Montgomery…. you must register ahead (see details below). August 14th, Wednesday at 7:00 PM Walking Tour-Prince Memorial Greenway Presenter: Bill Montgomery. During this leisurely stroll, local historian Bill Montgomery will discuss the history of the Greenway Project. You will view the maturing native California plants growing along the Greenway and will see the outstanding art projects by local artists that decorate many of the retaining walls, overpasses and benches along the trail. Must register due to limited seating. $10 Location: Meet at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in the courtyard. www.lutherburbank.org Every Friday Night- West End Summer Bocce at 6 p.m. End your week relaxing with your friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish or beverage to share. Family and dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park West End Farmers Market, Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Farm fresh local produce, crafts and delicious food.  You can: 1) Support your local Farmer, artisan and food makers 2) Eat life sustaining food 3) Invigorate the local economy by buying at the market. Location: Donahue Street between W.9th and Boyce Streets.   wefm.co August 16th, Friday- 2013 West End Summer Movie Nights. Friday nights at DeTurk Round Barn Park. Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn. All movies start at DARK.   Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at jordanpoling@gmail.com  August 16th Dolphin Tale  Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park 819 Donahue St. Downtown: August 18th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Sunday Sonoma County Bicycle Expo. To celebrate and promote bicycling for recreation and – transportation. This is the fourth annual Sonoma County Bicycle Expo and it features vendors, artisans, and special exhibits. Location: On 5th St. between B St. and Mendocino Ave. bikesonoma.org The West End Neighborhood Association provides a website, meetings and events. This strengthens our community and keeps us informed. Do you support the West End Neighborhood Association? If so, pay your dues! $10 suggested but any amount appreciated. Pay directly from the website by Paypal or send check (payable to West End Neighborhood Association) to Dan Wright, 512 Jefferson Street. The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!...

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