Happy New Year!(… unless, of course, you think it’s your last year on earth !) The gorgeous weather is uplifting. No winter blahs- so go out and enjoy.

It’s here! The Bohemian’s New Year’s cover features the art of William Smith, artist/printmaker and West End resident. FYI-  William Smith is also a selected artist in the Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts upcoming show, “Undiscovered” the show runs January 14th- March 18th at  Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 551 Broadway Sonoma, CA 95476.

Art by William Smith

January 5th, Thursday- Wine Down with Amber Lee. Every Thursday, you can relax with friends, drink wine, eat and enjoy entertainment at D’Argenzio Winery. Location: Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square 1301 & 1305 Cleveland Ave. Time: 5:30- 9 p.m. Facebook

January 6th– January 22nd– The 39 Steps. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy movel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the 39 Steps- a fast paced thriller packed with nonstop laughs as four actors play more than 150 zany characters. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street http://www.6thstreetplayhouse.com for showtimes and tickets.

January 7th, Saturday-  First SATURDAY Cleanup (ages 6 and up welcome). Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org Time: 10 a.m.

January 7th, SaturdayPrince Greenway walk with the Sierra Club Join longtime creek proponent Carol Vellutini on a 2-4 mile stroll along Santa Rosa Creek. Learn how the creek and neighborhoods have changed over the years. Carol’s dedication to creeks and the community have expanded public access and led to cleaner creeks. After the walk stick around for coffee and a snack at Railroad Square. Bring an umbrella for sprinkles of rain, heavy rain cancels. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Carol Vellutini at 546-6308 or carolvsr@sonic.net Location: Meet at the Charlie Brown statue in Railroad Square. Time: 10:00 AM – noon.

January 8th, Sunday- West End Poodle Party. Poodles of all sizes and colors meet up on the second Sunday of every month for the West End Poodle Party. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend… you can even bring your humans (but they must be well-behaved). Note: Park can have muddy conditions, rain will cancel event. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park 819 Donahue Street Time: 11 a.m. Facebook

Well behaved owners invited too.

Found Dog– This little guy was found Sunday night at Dutton and the Rodota trail (by Shell Station). Small Shih tzu type male, collar. Call Deborah Crippen If he is yours- 696-2734

Found Dog

Downtown New Year’s Eve sight-  Boback Emad’s “Whole Some” Laser show

Do you have a crime to report? Lost a pet? Post it on our Facebook page so the whole neighborhood hears about it. http://www.facebook.com/groups/45503934491

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