West End Tidbits

Nov 2, 2011 in Animals, Lost Pet, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News, Videos

West End traffic alert: November 5th, Saturday- Run4Wishes 5 & 10 K Run-Walk.  Between the hours of 9 am and 11:30 am on Saturday, half of W. 6th street will be blocked off for runners, vehicles may still pass. W. 6th street will not be closed at any time. Volunteers on Pierson will briefly halt traffic for runners exiting the Pierson Reach.  Want to be involved?   Register for Race by visiting the Fleet Feet Sports store. Walkers or Runners, strollers and pets on leash welcome.  300 participants are anticipated. Appearance from NBC Hit reality series “The Biggest Loser” by Ashley Johnston, Koli Palu. Race Expo in Depo Park.   The race that benefits the “Make a Wish” Foundation.   For more info: Halley Eppinger, (707) 217-4724  Location: Depot Park (Prince Memorial Greenway) 9 Fourth Street Time: 9:00 a.m.

November 10th, Thursday- S. R. Sneak Preview of “Division III: Football’s Finest”. Santa Rosa native (and West End’s Catherine DePrima’s son) Marshall Cook is debuting his first feature film here next week. The film was inspired by Santa Rosans who influenced Marshall. He is donating half of the box office receipts to Cardinal Newman Youth Empowerment Services. Movie stars Andy Dick, Adam Carolla, Marshall Cook, Bryan Callen and Sally Kirkland. Q&A with Andy Dick & director Marshall Cook.  Cost is $10 Buy tickets at MarshallCook.com  Location: Roxy 14 Stadium, 85 Santa Rosa Avenue Time: 7:30 p.m  Press Demo

Wine Down, Eat Up Thursdays– Ray D’Argenzio owner of  D’Argenzio Winery says that he will continue to host this event through the Fall and winter seasons each Thursday from 5-9 p.m. It features live music- this week Chris Rovetti and the Meatballs, wine and four food trucks. Added bonus- it’s dog friendly! Facebook Location: Vintner’s Square 1301 Cleveland Ave. Time: 5- 9 p.m.

SRPD K9s have new life saving, bullet resistance vests.  K9s are often the first to get punched, kicked, stabbed or shot. Concerned about the safety of the SRPD K9s, Allen Thomas and Lea Barron-Thomas worked with a number of generous community members and the S. R. Police Department to purchase and donate these vests and also new bite suits, a vital training tool for K9 training. The very generous community members who also contributed: Western Farm Center, Betsy Hall & Gene Wright, Jennifer Watson, Zyromski & Konicek Attorneys at Law, Exchange Club,  Burbank Savings, Rick Dellar & Lehman and Waggener Dental Practice.  Special thanks goes to our good friends- Larry & Lou Bertolini at Western Farm for making this gift possible. A  foundation to support the S. R. P. D. K9 team is in the process of forming. Press Demo

SRPD K9 Boz, Officer Berg display a safety vest

The West End Kid’s Halloween Parade was a wonderful event. Friends and neighbors met to show off their outfits and to parade around the neighborhood and then everyone was off for trick and treating. Lots of West End houses were decked out for the enjoyment of little goblins.  Neighbor William Basie Daye III, a professional D. J., inspired us with music and a light show and the Fun Bike Unicorn Club wowed everyone with their spectacular human powered vehicles. Special thanks to Will Smith- who came up with the idea, Jacquie Smith for organizing the event and Gladis Calderson who took video in hand to record the event.  Good old fashioned neighborhood fun! If you missed it… here’s the VIDEO.

A small hotdog with lots of condiments

Halloween Parade Photos now in the photo GalleryCLICK Here! Have any photos to share? Email them to Lea Barron-Thomas to get them posted.

CHOP’s Halloween Carnival. Many West Enders attended and had a great time. There was a cupcake walk, costume contests, face painting, carnival games, jumpee houses and more. Great fun! Chops Photo Gallery.

Delicious Halloween Cupcakes for the Cupcake walk

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 to Lea Barron-Thomas at westend@sonic.net