Let’s make some changes for the better!

Sep 4, 2012 in Events, Miscellany, Public Meetings

 “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen…. by James Lovell, Astronaut

Disappointed in local politics? Feel that you are not represented? Turn the tables… vote!

Make sure you are registered! You must be registered 15 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote and you must re-register any time you change your name, residence address, or political party.  More info at So. Co. Registrar of Voters http://vote.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1009&id=1048

Meet the candidates- West Enders- this is an invite from our St. Rose neighbors. “Please join us for a backyard party on Sunday, September 9th from 3pm-6pm. Mingle with your neighbors in the St. Rose District and meet some of the folks running for City Council. At least four of the council candidates will be attending: Gary Wysocky, Julie Combs, Caroline Banuelos, and Erin Carlstrom. Hope you can join us!”

Finally- District elections! Want to see all Santa Rosans represented by city council? Attend the campaign launch Yes on Measure Q.  Date: Saturday, September 8th Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: The Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa More info at info@DistrictElections4SR.com

Offer to do something!

Volunteer! Chop’s Teen Club is looking for volunteer tutors for their Homework Help program, which is free for all Chop’s members and runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. Anyone who is interested can contact Justin Atkinson at justina@chopsonline.com

Be a Tutoring Volunteer

Volunteers Needed. Fun children’s/family event– September 29th, Saturday- Actors’ Theater for Children -Happy 40th Birthday Party. The City of S. R. Rec & parks and Actors’ Theater for Children are holding a party to celebrate 40 years of bringing live theater to the children of So. Co. Volunteers are needed to help with children’s games (like Bean Bag Toss, Sticky Darts), Food and refreshment, Information booth and more. This  is a family event and open to the public. Call Mickey Remy to sign up 707-543-3285 . Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Actors’ Theater for Children

Stay Informed

September 5th, Wednesday- Santa Rosa City Bus public outreach meetings related to the 2012 City Bus Short Range Transit Plan.  They are seeking input on several service and fare proposals, including service modifications or reductions on some routes (Routes 1, 2, 6, 12, 15, 17, and 18) as well as a proposed fare increase and change to the CityBus transfer policy. See Flyer for two additional meeting dates on 9/6) Location: Temporary Transit Mall/Former Bank Building at 680 First Street (at D Street)  Time: 5:30-7:30pm S. R. City Bus Public Outreach Meetings

SMART Construction updates Check in with the latest news on crossing upgrades and road closings http://main.sonomamarintrain.org/construction-updates


6th Street Undercrossing Grand Opening Ceremony

September 10th, Monday 6th Street Undercrossing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Join in the Ceremony to mark the opening of the new 6th Street Undercrossing! This project creates a vital crosstown link for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. On one side, it opens up into the West End Neighborhood, Railroad Square, the CHOPS Teen Center, the future SMART station, and miles of creek trails. On the other side it provides an easy connection to the Saint Rose Neighborhood and Church, the Sonoma County Museum, the Transit Mall and Downtown. Location: Corner of 6th Street and Davis Street Time: 12:00p – 1:00p

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: www.tinyurl.com/chopsteenclub  Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Announcement Guidelines:  The West End Neighborhood Association website is a tool that gives out information that is West End related or of West End interest.  Announcements are subject to our West End Neighborhood Association guidelines. Do you have a West End or Railroad Square related announcement? Announcements can be emailed ( 1 week lead time required) to Lea Barron-Thomas at westend@sonic.net

Betsy Hall Ph.D , MFT is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor

The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!