West End Bocce- Every Friday night at DeMeo Park. A great way to end the week- eat outdoors in our lovely park, chat with neighbors & friends and play bocce. Bring a dish to share. Family and Dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park (W. 7th and Polk Streets) Time: 6 p.m.

W. E. Bocce- Food, Gossip and Bocce

West End Summer Movie Nights– Watch a movie under the stars. August 10th Friday-Coraline, August 24th Friday– Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Movies start at Dark. Bring something to sit on, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn! Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: Dark approximately 8:30- 9 p.m.

August 7th, Tuesday- National Night Out Let’s come together to take back the night from crime! Safety fair, FREE community BBQ- hot dogs, popcorn, beverages, and more! Bring a chair or blanket and turn it into a picnic. Free giveaways for kids and plenty of fun to go around.  Location: Prince Gateway Park, Prince Memorial Greenway and Julliard Park. Time: 6- 8 p.m. More info at: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/news/Pages/NationalNightOut.aspx

National Night Out This Tuesday Evening

August 9th, Thursday- Hen Keeping (No Roosters) Zoning code amendment– Public Hearing. For more info: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/communitydev/Pages/ZoningCodeTextAmendmentsforChickens.aspx  Comments and questions: Erin Morris, Senior Planner, Dept. of Comm. Dev.  emorris@srcity.org  Location: City Council Chamber 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Time: At or after 4 p.m.

August 9th ,Thursday- Burning Down the House presented by Cabaret de Caliente. Did you know that two West Enders are in BSC? If you don’t know… a hint. Their stage names are Choklit Chanteuse and Uncle Stabby. Performance by Baby Seal Club a West End favorite and recently Voted Best Rock Band 2012 North Bay Music Awards.  This variety show celebrates Burning Man, community art and dust free dancing. Burlesque – Music – Bellydance – Circus – Sideshow – More!  $10 Advance/$15 Door 21 yrs + Location: HopMonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, California   Time:   8:30 p.m. doors, 9:30 Show to 2 a.m.

Baby Seal Club Photo by Jason Baldwin

August 10th,Friday-  Musicians Showcase Open Mic. Come and show your skills off and meet other local musicians! Great stage, pro lighting, prize giveaway Hosted by Gary Violin.  21+ No Exceptions. Contact: redviolin77@hotmail.com or Call Gary: 707.322.6570 Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Time: 8pm

August 11-12, Saturday & Sunday- Jack Leissring Open Studio. The studio has an amazing collection of art ranging (Picasso, Rembrandt, Lautrec etc.) Local artist Maria de LosAngeles will also be on exhibit. Location: 622 Davis Street, Santa Rosa, CA Time: 1-4 p.m.

Jack Leissring Studio 622 Davis Street

August 11th, Saturday- Read to a Summer Dog. Put a kid, a dog and a book together in the library and watch wonderful things happen. Other times available at other branches Location: So. Co. Library– Central Branch 211 E. Street Time: 11 a.m – 12 p.m.

August 12th, 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. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m.

Small Dog Hour

August 12th, 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. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook

West End Poodle Party

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