Posts Tagged "Santa Rosa Pug Play Day"

Unsettling secrets, Pumpkins & Pug O Ween

Oct 17, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Holiday, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

Unsettling secrets, Pumpkins & Pug O Ween

Two West Enders an actor and a writer are highlighted- August: Osage County (A Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama) opens up on October 19th and West Ender Alan Kaplan stars. Leilani Clark, writer and, of course, a  West Ender & fellow writer Dani Burlison, offer The 3rd Annual Light and Dark: El Día de Los Muertos Writing Workshop. More information offered below: Don’t Forget our own West End Halloween Celebration! October 25th, Thursday-  THRILLER! Learn a modified/shortened version of the Thriller dance to perform at the West End Halloween parade. No experience necessary! Please email Katherine at lestudiodanse@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Location: Dance Center 56 W. 6th Street in Studio D Time: 7:30-8:30 pm. October 31st, Wednesday. West End Halloween KIDS Parade. This year… we will do the Thriller Dance (see below) before the parade. Meet up early for photos, get a noise maker. Watch the facebook page for latest breaking news and updates. Location: Meet up at Boyce and Coulter Street Time: 5:45 P.m. SMART Road Closures arrive in Santa Rosa- This will affect our neighborhood streets so take notice: Press Democrat  (BTW that is Guy and Carol Dean in the photo…. checking out the progress.) This Week: October 18th Thursday,(1st & 3rd Thursdays)- Comedy Open Mic– Hosted by Ricky Del Rosario Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, CA Time:Show 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. October 20th, Saturday- Day of the Dead Family Day: El Día de Los Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ in English is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico many Central and South American countries and within the U.S. A joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have died, the holiday is a celebration of the cycle of life. Come get ready for Day of the Dead by celebrating at Sonoma County Museum’s Family Day, which will include arts and crafts activities, including Calaveras Masks and Day of the Dead Marigolds; performance by the children’s dance troupe, Ballet Folklorico Jazmin; and delicious samples of traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead).&$7/ Free for non-members. Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street Time: 11- 2 p.m. sonomacountymuseum.org October 20th , Saturday The 2nd Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Pool! Tired of walking through a hot and itchy field searching for the perfect pumpkin? Then join us for our Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Swim Center. Enjoy a day filled with games and prizes, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin-splashing fun for participants of all ages. Event entry fee is $5 (pumpkin not included) or $10 (pumpkin included). All proceeds benefit Santa Rosa Rec & Parks pools. Register in advance online using barcode #62919. Location: Ridgway Swim Center 455 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa Time: 2-6pm October 21st- Santa Rosa Pug Play Day – Pug-O-Ween Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort in costume. Pug Play Day meets on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact lisaehoward@comcast.net Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 3 p.m   October 24th, Wednesday- 3rd Annual Light and Dark: El Día de Los Muertos Writing Workshop. Instructors- Dani Burlison & West Ender Leilani Clark. Celebrate summer’s end and the move from light to dark with a day of writing and food! In this half-day creative writing workshop we will explore transition, change, and different aspects of death and dying. October 30th falls just before Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day, and we will be finding non-religious inspiration from these different holidays in a way that promises to be celebratory, fun, and enlightening. The ancient Celts believed that...

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Dog Day Afternoons in July

Jul 6, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

Dog Day Afternoons in July

Hopefully,  you and your dog had a great 4th of July (not always a dog’s favorite holiday. ) Your Dog (and you) can look forward to the rest of July and plenty of dog friendly events and happenings. July 8th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m. More DeTurk Round Barn info on facebook- DeTurk Round Barn Dog Fans. July 8th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend.  Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook July 14th, Saturday- 12th Annual P.A.W.W.  Pet Adoption and Wellness Weekend. Come adopt a lovable pet. Free Movie passes with Adoptions. see “Ice Age- Continental Drift”.  Silent auction, free food & drinks.  Location: Airport Cinemas Parking Lot Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. FLYER July 14th, Saturday- Read to a Summer Dog.  Put a kid, a dog and a book together in the library and watch wonderful things happen. Other times available at other branches Location: So. Co. Library– Central Branch 211 E. Street Time: 11 a.m – 12 p.m. July 15th– Santa Rosa Pug Play Day – Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact lhoward@sonic.net Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m Does your small dog love to run? Can his tiny paws move at the speed of lightning? If so, the Northern California Derby Dog Dash at the Sonoma County Fair ( July 25th – August 12th ) is for you! Enter your small dog in one or ALL of the multiple events. Entry is FREE, admission to the Fair is FREE and prizes are in CASH. All dogs are welcome to bring their cheering squad and enthusiasm for small dog racing. Dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Yorkies, Jack Russells, All Breeds and All Mixes are welcomed. Free entry for the dog and two accompanying adults! Registration is required. Go to www.DerbyDogDash.com for an entry packet and details. The Sonoma County Fair July 28th, Saturday- Read to a Summer Dog.  Put a kid, a dog and a book together in the library and watch wonderful things happen. Other times available at other branches Location: So. Co. Library– Central Branch 211 E. Street Time: 11 a.m – 12 p.m. Dog Friendly Santa Rosa is on Facebook. Find out about dog friendly events, businesses and more. Dog Friendly events- Your well behaved dog is welcomed to attend the following events: West End Summer Bocce- Every Friday at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish to share. Family and dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park 810 Polk Street Time: 6 p.m. July 6th, Friday- Railroad Square’s SummerFest on First Fridays. A free street party in Railroad Square,  tastings from boutique wineries and artisan beer producers, live music, arts, crafts, shopping and dining. www.teevax.com/summerfest-2012 Location: Railroad Square- 4th Street between Davis & Wilson  Time: 6 to 9 p.m. July 8th through August 12th–    Live at Juilliard – A Summer Evening concert on Sunday Evenings. Extend the weekend, come and enjoy a picnic dinner on a summer Sunday...

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West End Dog Friendly News- June

Jun 8, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Events, Miscellany

West End Dog Friendly News- June

What’s a West End dog to do? Luckily… our urban hipster dogs are invited to many activities and events in this neighborhood. DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park- a fabulous, low key dog park located in the heart of our neighborhood. DeTurk Round Barn Dog Parties- parties for Small Dogs, Poodles and Pugs are held every month. W. E. Summer Bocce (every Friday at DeMeo Park) & W. E. Summer Movie Nights at DeTurk Round Barn are both family/dog friendly activities. Western Farm Center- your dog will feel like an honored customer at this well-loved animal and farm supply center. D’Argenzio Winery allows well behaved dogs to hang out with their owners. Flying Goat Coffee is also dog friendly. We also are right on the Santa Rosa Creek trail system- miles of paths to explore with your dog. Join DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Fans on facebook.  See PHOTOS of DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park June 10th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m. June 10th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook June 17th– Santa Rosa Pug Play Day – Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact lhoward@sonic.net Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m June Adoption Special at the So. Co. Animal Shelter. Looking for a well mannered, mellow pet? Consider adopting a mature dog or cat. Animals over  5 years of age will qualify for the $10 senior pet adoption special. For more info: http://www.sonoma-county.org/shelter June 22nd, Friday- World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. A zany, silly undog show- considered controversial by some but loved by many. Sonoma-Marin Fair holds a  Dog Lover’s Festival on June 22nd. The festival starts at noon on Friday and ends with the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at 6 pm. The fair will also feature K9 Kings Flying Dog Show. For more info: www.sonoma-marinfair.org  Location: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma CA Do you have any Pet Friendly news? a photo of your West End dog? or something else that will delight animal lovers? Email Lea Barron-Thomas The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and Pet Friendly people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go tothe West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!...

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Arbor Day at DeTurk Round Barn

Mar 6, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Public Meetings

Arbor Day at DeTurk Round Barn

Celebrate Arbor Day and Luther Burbank’s Birthday right in the neighborhood. This event is on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon so there’s two opportunities for you to enjoy the performance. (More details listed below.)  March 7th, Wednesday AND on March 8th , Friday- Luther Burbank’s Birthday and Arbor Day! On two different dates, enjoy the interactive performance of “Trail of Trees” presented by educational entertainer Tim Womick. Both performances take place at the beautiful historical DeTurk Round Barn. Weather permitting we will plant a tree  after March 8th performance in honor of Arbor day. Free! Invite your family and friends. RSVP – 707-543-3225 More info at: Arbor Day  Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: March 7th, Wednesday at 7 p.m. /March 8th, Thursday at 12 noon. Mar 9th – Mar 25th– Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It’s Big Daddy’s 65th birthday!  However, the mood is somber despite the festivities, as a number of evils poison the gaiety. Location: 6th Street Playhouse GK Hardt Theater 52 W. 6th Street Times: See website for showtimes and tickets. March 11th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party.Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m. Facebook March 11th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook March 15th, Thursday- West End Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting. This is a great time to meet your friends and neighbors and catch up on the latest neighborhood news. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Time: 7 p.m. March17th, Saturday-  St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run/Walk  The 1st Annual St. Partick’s Day Run/Walk to benefit recreation programs and facilities. Begins and ends in Juilliard Park. After the run/walk, enjoy a corned beef and cabbage dinner and traditional Irish music. All finishers will receive a commerative mug. Online registration will open in January 2012. Location: Juilliard Park 227 Santa Rosa Avenue Time: Race start time 3 p.m March 18th, Sunday- Pug Play Day. Imagine delightful pugs cavorting and snorting. Pug Play day meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. Rain cancels the event. For more info:http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthBayPugs   Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 3 p.m. 6th Street Undercrossing The 6th Street Undercrossing project is estimated to start on March 14, 2012 and will take an anticipated 26 weeks to complete. The constructions plans include the roadway, curb and gutter, ADA sidewalks, pedestrian scale lighting, bike lanes, traffic signal improvements and striping. The project includes 6th Street between Morgan and Davis.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this project contact David Vandeveer, City of SR Public Works (707) 543-4521 or DVandeveer@srcity.org Project Fact Sheet- 6th St underpass Public Participation letter 6th St Underpass Speaking of Arbor Day– FYI. Reported by a neighbor on Feburary 29th- “Vandals just cut a big tree down on the dirt/ rustic Santa Rosa path between Pierson n Dutton right behind my house. I left my place at 4:30 went to stony point, heard it fall maybe five minutes before we got home @5… Group of...

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West End Pet Friendly- February

Feb 8, 2012 in Animals, Lost Pet, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

West End Pet Friendly- February

Animal friendly West End is located downtown Santa Rosa, close to dog friendly stores, cafes and even restaurants.  Animal amenities abound: 3 doggie parties at our dog park; a Feral cat colony managed and fed by a West Ender. Right in the ‘hood we have Western Farm Center,  well respected veterinarian and West Ender Deborah Crippen and even Group Dog lessons. Animal events you might be interested in:  Summer Camp with the animals (SIGN UP FAST! They fill up!), Read to a Dog and is there such a thing as a Cat Agility contest? Fraid so! This weekend see cats perform amazing feats and then, sometimes, not. West End: February 12th, Sunday- We are going to the dogs with two doggie social hours. #1 West End Small Dog Play Hour– a time for the smaller dog to romp with other little dogs.  Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m. #2 West End Poodle Party– Time for the Poodles to party. 11 a.m. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 11 a.m. February 19th, Sunday- Pug Play Day. Imagine delightful pugs cavorting and snorting. Pug Play day meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. Rain cancels the event. For more info:http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthBayPugs   Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 3 p.m. Plastic bags? Drop them off at the dog park. Hang them on the fence… we’ll take it from there. THANKS!  West End Feral Cat Update- Correction: The West Ends total current current number of cats are 25 (not 13). They have all been fixed and given shots by Forgotten Felines. They are fed on a daily basis, with two feeding stations, by West Ender Charly Thomas. Fixing, immunizing and feeding feral cats allow these cats to live out their lives in health without breeding more cats. Cat Food donations accepted. Diamond Brand cat food is a quality food available at Western Farm at a reasonable price. Drop your bags off at 124 W. 6th. Thanks to Charly and Forgotten Felines. Common Ground Dog Training. No need to be embarrassed again at the dog park. Group classes right across from Western Farm Center. Private lessons, behavior problem solving & assistance dog training also offered. Mike Ossenbeck – 707-396-8055 Email: m.ossenbeck@gmail.com   Other Locations: Feb 11th-12th, Saturday 23rd Annual CFA Cat Show Fun for every cat-lover! Two days of purebred cats vying for titles, shelter cats seeking their perfect home. Brand new this year- Feline Agility! Any talented kitty can enter this Feline Agility competition. Agility in Action  Entrance: $5 adults, $3 children Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds- Grace Pavilion 1350 Bennett Valley Rd Time: 10:00a.m. to 4 p.m. February 11th, Saturday- The 13th annual Paws for Love auction and gala! Paws for Love offers an evening of fun, food, fine wine, and Valentine memories to cherish, with all proceeds benefiting homeless and abused animals of Sonoma County, the North Bay, and beyond. In addition to the sale of artwork painted by talented shelter animals, this event also features silent and live auctions offering award-winning wines, original art by two-legged artists, and many other exciting donations by area businesses and celebrities.  $30 donation in advance and $40 at the door. Location: Finley Community Center Auditorium 2060 West College Avenue Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM   Dog Story Hour– Did you know that children of all ages are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story at many of our So. Co. Libraries? It’s a great way to pique the interest in a trip to the library. It’s...

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