Welcome March!

Mar 3, 2011 in Clean-up, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

March will bring  Mardi Gras, the first day of Spring and our first West End meeting in the DeTurk Round Barn. Always lots to do in and around the West End. Here is a sampling of events and entertainment for early March. The West End calendar has more events, meetings and entertainment dates Click Here!

Thursdays Nights in March 4- 8 p.m. mean Wine Down Thirsty Thursdays at D’Argenzio Winery/ Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square.  It’s a great time to mingle, drink wine, perhaps enjoy a cigar. It’s all up to you. Enjoy the dining from the Foodie truck. Location: Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square 1301- 1305 Cleveland Ave  Time: 4- 8 p.m.

Wednesdays  Nights in March at 7 p.m. mean The Pick Me Up Music Revue at the Last Day Saloon. Enjoy local and traveling folk and Americana musicians- shows produced by The North Bay Hootenanny. Location: Last Day Saloon 120 5th Street Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.

March 4th, Friday- The Final Scene A romp that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A soap opera diva works hard to avoid her impending doom in the script. Will she live, end up in a coma or find herself on the unemployment line? Written by local playwright Gene Abravaya. March 4th- March 27th. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: See website for show times and ticket info. 6th Street Playhouse

The Final Scene March 4th- March 27th

The Final Scene March 4th- March 27th

March 4th, Friday- First Friday Night Sky are programs are offered on the first Friday of the months September through December of 2010; and, February through May of 2011. These programs, offered at 7:00 and 8:30pm, will be the only planetarium presentations given on these first Friday weekends. First Friday Night Sky content will vary with emphasis on the stars, constellation, planets, and other interesting facts in or about the sky that night. Although admission is free; donations to support SRJC’s Planetarium are gratefully appreciated. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; so arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to your vehicle, and arrive back in the planetarium by the scheduled start time. Location: SRJC, Santa Rosa Campus,  Lark Hall Room 2001 Time: See website for time and details SRJC Planetarium

March 5th, Saturday- First Saturday Cleanup Help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown on the first Saturday of every month. The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation along the six mile creek trail. Work and then have pizza afterward. Please bring utensils so we may keep our trash impact low. Contribution to lunch, desserts, fruit and appetizers are always welcome. Location: Meet at Olive Park Time: 10 a.m. First Saturday Cleanup

March 5th, Saturday- Amber Lee and the Anomolies with Gillian Underwood. Lovely and local, Amber Lee will delight you with her accordion, loop-pedal, glockenspiel, and odd percussion instruments.   Neo-Folk-Accordion-Cabaret  Location: Toad in the Hole Time: 9:30 p.m. Amber Lee Baker

March 9th, Wednesday- FREE Workshop: “Killing Two Birds With One Stone – Saving Energy by Saving Water” – Monthly Clean Energy Series workshops hosted by the Clean Energy Advocate (CEA) start March 9th from 6-7p.  Click here to RSVP. The CEA is a pilot program within Sonoma County which provides an independent, unbiased advocate to assist homeowners in navigating the renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water-use efficiency upgrade process. Meet them at our March 17th neighborhood meeting! More info. www.srcity.org/CEA

Clean Energy Advocate

Clean Energy Advocate

Rialto Cinemas Film Festival will be held this March and April at the 6th Street Playhouse.   Films are “Carlos’, “Phil Ochs: There but for fortune”, “Kings of Pastry” and “Circo”. See Rialto Cinemas to see film info, advance tickets and show times. Films are $10, $8 for seniors and children. The 2010-11 National Theater Live will also be presented at 6th Street Playhouse.

Rialto Cinema

Rialto Cinemas

News: Santa Rosa Prepares for Return of Freight Trains Press Demo

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?– Check out the SRJC’s Women’s History calendar of events or National Women’s History Project

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