Bocce, International Films & Creeks

Sep 10, 2012 in Bocce, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

 West End Summer Bocce- only two more Fridays- September 14th and September 21st! Let’s enjoy our last two Bocce evenings to talk with friends and neighbors, share delicious food and, of course, play bocce. Don’t forget to bring lots of layers as the evenings can get chilly. Family and dog friendly. Hope to see you there.  Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6 p.m.

The traditional Last Bocce Night Photo will be on September 21st

September 12th, Wednesday to October 17th- Flying Crane Qigong. 6 week class that will utilize movement, breath, visualization and intention to train your vital energy. Will increase flexibility, balance and stamina. Instructor Aleta Drummond, MD has over 20 years as a practitioner of tai chi and other qigong forms. Class # 64288 Register at .Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 10- 11:30 a.m.

September 12th to 23rd – The 26th Annual  Santa Rosa International Film Festival.  You can see over 100 Films from all over the world. The neighborhood film showings and other events will be held at the 6th Street Playhouse and the Arlene Frances Center (in the old building across Wilson from Redwood Gospel Mission). Other films and events will be held at the Glaser Center on Mendocino Avenue, the TV50 building and Society: Culture House. Outdoor film events will be held in the vineyards and caves at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood. Passes available (for all screenings). Individual tickets are available day of show at the box office. Box office opens 20 minutes before showtime. Cash or checks only.  Purchase online or by calling 707-935-3456 For more info, visit their website at:

September 15th Saturday- 27th Thursday Creek Week is a week-long celebration of our local creeks.  Throughout the Russian River and Santa Rosa Creek areas, cities, counties and other stewardship organizations are coming together to declare September 15 – 22 as “Creek Week”.  This will be a time of fun and adventure, with educational activities for everyone at your local creeks and nature areas.  All our creeks are a rich and diverse system which provides water supply, wildlife habitat, flood capacity, recreation, and aesthetic values to all who live in and visit them. Pollution, trash and debris damages the aesthetic and biological qualities of local waterways, impacting current efforts to restore and enhance habitat for fish and wildlife.  The health of our creeks and rivers depends on us. Check out events that will help you to enjoy, learn and care for your creeks at

Creek Week

September 15th, Saturday- Kid Street’s Annual Poker Run–  Registration Starts at Willow Brook AleHouse3600 Petaluma Blvd. CA 94952 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Ends At Kid Street School 709Davis St Santa Rosa, CA Gates open at School to Public, Riders & Non-Riders @ 1:00 p.m. Plenty of Parking, Rain or Shine – they have it covered! BBQ Serves from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.–Car-Show-BBQ.html

September 14 & 15, Fri. & Sat.- S. R. Rural Cemetery Lamplight Tours. Walk at night through Santa Rosa’s oldest cemetery to see and hear all new dramatic portrayals of some of our city’s early settlers. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours leave from the McDonald Gate. $30 REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION * Tickets on sale Feb. 9, 2012 Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery located at Franklin & Monroe Streets

September 14th, Friday – Musicians Showcase Open Mic  presented by Heritage Public House. Hosted by Gary Violin. Great Stage, Pro lighting, Prize Giveaway. 21 yrs + Food served until 9 p.m.   To schedule performance contact:  707.395.0189 Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, CA Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Musician’s Showcase Open Mic

September 15th, Saturday- Back to the Future. Go back in time to celebrate the Lena’s era, and come back to the future to support our teen community! This special nostalgia themed evening to benefit Chop’s Teen Club includes dinner, live auction, musical performances by teens, dancing to swing era music by Swingin’ On a Vine and will feature special Guest of Honor Henry Trione who will unveil a bronze sculpture of Charles “Chop” DeMeo to be displayed at Chop’s Teen Club.  Enjoy appetizers prepared by our own Chop’s Teen Catering Crew, signature Stark’s Steak & Seafood cocktails, Lagunitas beer, Italian dinner prepared by the Maria Carrillo Culinary Arts class, and a special performance by the Elsie Allen Drum Line Band.  Tickets:  $100 Click here to purchase tickets:  Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

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Opening on September 15th. New Store in Railroad Square! Sunnyside Cottage is going to have a 2nd shop in Railroad Square. (The original Sunnyside Cottage is in the Oliver’s Market shopping center on Montecito.) This will be a “pop-up store” a small version of their current location in a shared space. They will be moving into the back area of Cast Away Yarn shop.  Location: Cast Away Yarn Shop 111 4th Street Hours: Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4. Thursdays until 8:00PM.

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