The rain and thunder is over for now. Updates on music, classes and neighbor news.

First Qigong Class– The first Santa Rosa Rec & Parks class was held on January 18th- Flying Crane Qigong. This 4 week class is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Additional classes available in Feburary, March, May and June.  DeTurk Class Cost is $46. To register call 543-3737 or

Flying Crane Qigong at DeTurk Round Barn

West End Artist, Bob Ankers featured in the 18th annual Art at the Source Tour. Bob works in a wide variety of materials and makes mobiles, sculptures and paintings and will hold his W. 7th Street studio/home open on tour weekends. The Art at the Source catalog will be available in April. Tour held two weekends in June- 2nd & 3rd; 9 & 10th.

January 24th, Tuesday- ’Music, Meditation and Stillness’ Come enjoy 20 minutes of grounding cello; 20 minutes of stillness and 20 minutes of gently rejuvenating violin.  Every Monday morning 10-11am and  every Tuesday evening 6-7pm  Location: Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth Street

January 27th, Friday- Multi-Level Yoga with instructor Ed Levinson. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (small selection available to use on a first come, first serve basis).
The class fee is based on a suggested sliding scale of between $5 and $15. This class will be appropriate for any level of student, even absolute beginners Location: The Arlene Francis Center Time: 11:00am until 1:00pm Facebook

Jan. 27th, Friday – Pride & Joy + DJ Rob Cervantes  (Motown) $15 • 21+ Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 8:30 PM door • 9:00 PM show 

Last Day Saloon

Last Day Saloon

Jan. 28th, Saturday -6th Street Improv! Studio Theatre:  Step back in time with 6th Street Improv as the troupe takes audience suggestions to create a funny and entertaining 1940′s style Improvised Radio Show with music, sound effects, comedy and a sponsor from, well only The Shadow knows. Tickets $14. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: visit website for showtime and tickets

February 4th, Saturday- Rock and Roll Detention. 3 Local bands: The Coast Pilots, Third Rail and Court’n’Disaster. Court ‘N’ Disaster, a Honky-Tonk, Classic Country, Country Band with Sonoma County’s Own Judge Jim Bertoli and Judge Brad DeMeo along with law clerks, legal assistants, etc. that’s either Courting Disaster or The Court In Disaster. Music and wine tasting to benefit the Rincon Valley Education Foundation. $20 Location: Last Day Saloon Time: Doors 7:30 Show 8 p.m. Rock and Roll Detention

Court 'n' Disaster

Mail stolen from box. A Jefferson Street neighbor reports: A neighbor told me that some of my mail was at his back door under a step. I left 6 envelopes in my mailbox at 9am to be picked up by the mailperson in the afternoon.  Evidently before she arrived it was stolen.  There were 5 envelops with checks in them – one recovered by the neighbor.  I put a stop payment on all the checks and reported this to SRPD. It is a sad state now that I can not even leave outgoing mail in my personal mailbox on the porch. Please let others know that they may also have had outgoing mail taken from their box on Friday. Thanks Susan S Hayes

Online Report available– Do you know about a street light that is out? or a pot hole that needs to be fixed? The City of SR has an online problem report. Get pole number for the street light and nearest address if available. Online Problem Report

Postage Stamps rise to 45 Cents- Press Democrat

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