This promises to be a great summer week. Lots to do, nice weather- get out and enjoy yourself.

West End Summer Bocce- Every Friday at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish to share. Family and dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park 810 Polk Street Time: 6 p.m.

July 4th, Wednesday- Red, White & BOOM! 2012. More than just a fireworks show – an afternoon and evening of food, live music, kid’s activities, and fun for the the whole family! SCHEDULE: 3:30pm: Gates Open 4:00pm: Pat Jordan Band 5:30pm: Court ‘n’ Disaster  7:00pm: Wonderbread 5  9:30pm: Fireworks Begin. Don’t forget your blankets, folding chairs, and jackets.  Coolers are welcome, but NO alcohol, glass containers, dogs, BBQs, personal fireworks, and tents. Additionally, tailgating in the parking lots will not be permitted. Admission: $7 ages 12+ | $3 ages 5-11 | FREE ages 0-4 Parking: $5 More info at:

July 6th, Friday- Tainted Love (80’s dance hits) One Way or Another (Blondie) do The Safety Dance (Men without Hats) down to the Last Day Saloon so you Rock This Town (Stray Cats). Lets GO Crazy! (Prince) Location: Last Day Saloon 120 5th Street $20 21 yrs+ Time: Door 9 p.m. Show 9:30 p.m.

Last Day Saloon

Last Day Saloon

July 6th, Friday- Railroad Square’s SummerFest on First Fridays. A free street party in Railroad Square,  tastings from boutique wineries and artisan beer producers, live music, arts, crafts, shopping and dining. Location: Railroad Square- 4th Street between Davis & Wilson  Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Railroad Square Summerfest!


July 6th, Friday Animal House to Our House: a Love Story.  You’re invited to a presentation by Ron Tanner about his real life adventures about taking on the Animal House by the horns. Join us for some hilarious tales and sound advice about fixing old houses — includes an awesome slide show! VIDEO  Location: 529 Davis Street, Santa Rosa (corner of 7th & Davis) Time: 6:00 PM For More info or to see Betsy’s West End version of the animal house contact: Betsy Hall

Animal House to Our House

July 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. Organized by West Ender Stan Gow. For more info go to Time: 10 a.m.

July 8th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party.  Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m.

July 8th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend.. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook

July 8th through August 12th–    Live at Juilliard – A Summer Evening concert on Sunday Evenings. Extend the weekend, come and enjoy a picnic dinner on a summer Sunday evening filled with music, fun and food. All performances are free. More info: SR Rec & Parks  Location: Juilliard Park 227 Santa Rosa Avenue Time: 5-7 p.m.

Starks Steak & Seafood is a West End Sponsor

Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at  westend

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