Creek Week, Bike & Ped, Music

Sep 23, 2010 in Entertainment, Events, Public Meetings, West End Artists & Performers

Although this is week of The Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta- there are other items, events and meetings that you will want to know about.

Charles Joseph “Charlie” Carniglia passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Charlie was the oldest of 3 children born to Charles & Rose Carniglia, a beloved and well-know family from the West End. Press Democrat

Charlie, Rita & Alfred Carniglia on W. 6th Street

Charlie, Rita & Alfred Carniglia on W. 6th Street

September 24th, FridaySt. Peterbilt Sunset Show at Hanna Winery. How romantical! Picture you and your honey overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Alexander Valley, enjoying a picnic dinner with a delicious Hanna wine, and dancin to the double clutchin-ist, cop dodgin-ist, jack knifein-ist trucker band in this fine county! Don’t miss St. Peterbilt , with West End’s Justin Barr on guitar,performing at the last KRUSH Hanna Winery Concert. It’s guaranteed fun in a beautiful setting. Location: Hanna Winery Music starts at 6pm. Free.

September 25th, Saturday- Earle FestA celebration of Americana Music Bands: Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, James McMurtry, The Belleville Outfit, St. Peterbilt & more!  Outdoor open seating. Beach chairs, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Food and beverages for sale on site. No coolers, pets or carry-in alcohol. Location: Earle Baum Center 4539 Occidental Rd. Noon to 7 p.m.  $20 advance, $25 at gate. (under 10 free) More info Click Here!

September 25th- October 2nd- Creek Week is a week-long celebration of our local creeks. Throughout the Russian River and Santa Rosa Creek areas, cities, counties and other stewardship organizations are coming together to declare September 25 – October 2 as “Creek Week”. This will be a time of fun and adventure, with educational activities for everyone at your local creeks and nature areas. Join in the creek clean-up and restoration opportunities. All our creeks are a rich and diverse system which provides water supply, wildlife habitat, flood capacity, recreation, and aesthetic values to all who live in and visit them.  For more info Click Here!

September 26th, Sunday- Creek Week Event Turtle Talk (all ages welcome) Join Nick Geist, Associate Professor of Biology, Sonoma State University for an informative talk about turltes found in our local creeks. He’ll discuss the urban populations of the western pond turtles and local conservation efforts. Time: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge, 1698 Hazel Street. Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or

September 27th, Monday- Creek Week Event S. R. Creek Family Insect Exploration (all ages welcome) Discover the exciting world of aquatic insects along Santa Rosa Creek near Olive Park. We’ll take a short family-friendly walk with Frederique Lavoipierre, a biologist at Sonoma State University who will share her passion for bugs. Easy walk and exploration; BYO picnic dinner if you wish.Time: 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge, 1698 Hazel Street Contact: Please register at or call 707.524.9318.

September 27th, Monday- S. R. City Council Candidates Forum Voters will select who will serve on 3 seats on the S. R. City Council. This is an excellent time to see the candidates and hear what they have to say.   Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: S. R. City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Will also be televised live on Channel 26, Community Media Center of S. R. and streamed live on To obtain nonpartisan information information about issues and candidates go to: from the League of Women Voters

September 28th, Tuesday- Creek Week Event Downtown Underground (ages 12 and up) Tour the underground culverts and fish ladders in the downtown area. The tour will require participants to walk in rough, wet terrain. Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight. Time: 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. Location: Meet at Prince Greenway Park, 171 Santa Rosa Avenue. Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or

September 29th, Wednesday- S. R. Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. This is your chance to attend the final public workshop to share your thoughts and suggestions. Time: 6- 7:30 p.m. Location: MSCN- Transit Ops Training Room 45 Stony Point Road, Room 109. In addition to this workshop, you may want to provide comments to: Planning Commission October 14th, 4 p.m. at Council Chambers, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board October 21st 4 p.m. Location TBD, City Council November 10, 5 p.m. Council Chambers. For more info Click Here!

The West End Calendar has a full listing of events, West End Artists and performer dates, meetings and other dates of neighborhood interest.