Kentucky Derby, Tainted Love and Accordions

Aug 15, 2012 in Bocce, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

West End Summer Bocce season is in full swing. Enjoy great food brought by friends and neighbors- Home made pie, grilled meats, garden vegetables and more. Catch up with the latest news. Play a game of bocce. Good clean fun for everyone including kids and dogs. Every Friday night at DeMeo Park starting at 6 p.m.

More pie please!

8/17, Friday- Accordion Night at D’Argenzio Winery. Get in the mood for the Cotati Accordion Festival at the pre-festival ensemble of the finest Accordion musicans in the world. Open to all Accordion players young or old. Join in and play. Location: D’Argenzio Winery 1301 Cleveland Ave. Suite A Time: 6- 9 p.m. Facebook

Aug. 18th, Saturday – Tainted Love  (80’s dance hits) cost is $20 21yrs+  Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth Street Time: 9:00 PM door • 10:00 PM show

Last Day Saloon

Last Day Saloon

August 19th, Santa Rosa Pug Play Day – Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 10 a.m

August 19th, Sunday- ArtStart- 9th annual Party for Art- Kentucky Derby Style. Party for young artists! Music by Mr. December, food by A La Heart Catering, auction items from local renowned artists and one-of-a-kind art by the Artstart apprentices. Be sure to wear your best Kentucky Derby style hat!! Tickets are only $40 and available online at .  Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time:    2- 6 p.m.

This Sunday afternoon!

Neighbor news, Photos and BoDean Update:

PHOTOS! Photos of the latest events can be found in our Gallery. See photos from This Train- A Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Jubilee & Mostly Python IV, West End Summer Bocce, Downtown Sheep drive and more.

Leslie Graves, West End resident and fun loving athlete, will be the Announcer in the upcoming Santa Rosa Marathon 2012 on August 26th. You will be able to find (or perhaps hear) Leslie somewhere by the finish line in Julliard Park. Did you know that the 5k scheduled for that day will run right through the West End? If you live on W. 6th, Madison or W. 8th- you can sit on the front porch and cheer on runners. Runners should be in the West End from 7:40 to about 8:10. So grab your coffee, sit on your front porch and get your cowbells out! 5K race map

Leslie Graves

Going organic. Many of us like the idea of eating healthy organic vegetables and fruit, some of us even have gardens but West Ender Terry Allan takes it to a whole other level. She would like to invite you to visit her at the Redwood Empire Farmers’ Market where she offers certified organic lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, fennel, leeks, flowers, Gravenstein apples, and more from Dierke Family Farm in Sebastopol. R.E. Farmer’s Market is located at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, Saturdays from 8:30am-1pm.

Terry Allan (left) at Farmer’s Market

What’s up with BoDean Asphalt? As last reported, Citizens for Safe Neighborhoods, an unincorporated association of numerous concerned Santa Rosa residents, filed a lawsuit in the public interest to enforce the state California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the City of Santa Rosa’s Code. Lawsuit Details Citizen’s for Safe Neighborhoods has a website that provides the latest information about this important issue:  You can join the discussion on facebook Parents Concerned about the BoDean Asphalt Company. Latest Press Demo article: Neighbors sue S. R. over asphalt plant silos.

Are asphalt fumes safe for the community?

In the mean time… if you SMELL the SMELL- Call  CALL the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) . Here’s how:

  • Call   1-800-334-6367 24 hour hotline
  • Give them the name of BoDean Asphalt Plant in Santa Rosa, plant #13584
  • Describe the smell and any physical reactions and time you first noticed the smell
  • They will ask for your phone number and may call you back
  • Ask for a confirmation number

Did you know that the Arlene Francis Cafe is now open?  Panini’s, fresh salad, espresso drinks, yerba mate, keifer water, kombucha, local cured meats, cheeses, fruit, breads, delicious vegan options and more- Open 7 days a week! Arlene Francis Center

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