Great photos, this weekend

Oct 5, 2012 in Development & projects, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News

Citizens for Safe Neighborhoods Community Forum was well attended by downtown residents and business owners. BAAQMD compliance staff answered many questions and updated us on the current status of  BoDean Asphalt’s violations and application. It was good (and perhaps important to note) the attendance and interest of  S. R. City Council candidates Julie Combs, Erin Carlstrom, Hans Dibble and Gary Wysocky’s Campaign Representative. Thanks to Arlene Francis Center for having a great place to have community events. Citizens for Safe Neighborhoods    Photos

Community Forum about BoDean Asphalt

West End Bocce season is over for this year… but we had a great time all summer.   Thank you to everyone who shared their amazing homemade, homegrown food, beer and other delights. We had a few evenings featuring music in the park- (Thank-you Lisa Hutchinson) and we hope it becomes a tradition. Our last bocce photo was excellent- thanks to Ben Rosales for capturing this picture of West End History. We have a few bocce superstars… these are the folks who are the backbone of the event: Guy Dean who tirelessly grooms the courts and prepares the equipment before any of us even get there. Heather Rosales who can always be counted on to grill for hungry people. J.C Flugger, Kernan Coleman and Allen Thomas who thrilled us with (vegetarians can avert their eyes) tri-tip, ribs, steak, pork butt and more!  See you next year! Photos

The Traditional Last Bocce Photo 2012

‘Stache and Spokes 2012- It was a great event and inclued the premier of band Choque Diferente (Santa Rosa’s newest, pretty decent, purveyors of rock music with West Enders Wil Smith and Kelly Cowen), Bicycle themed art and the soon to be world famous Moustache competition. This awesome event was created by West Ender Klaus Rappensperger, Jessica Strange and Sara Gray, in conjunction with Whiskeydrunk Cycles. Photos

‘Stache & Spokes 2012

Congratulations to RRSQ business winners for Best of Sonoma Co. – Press Democrat (Readers Choice) 2012: Best Place to go Dancing: The Last Day Saloon Best Salon: Daredevils & Queens Best Antique Store: Whistlestop Antiques – also won Bohemian Best of North Bay Best Coffee Spot: Flying Goat Best Happy Hour: Stark’s Steak & Seafood

This weekend:

October 5th– 14th Clowns on a Stick: To Bury a Cat This unique, full-length clown piece is about a woman trying to bury her cat, but is having trouble letting go, both figuratively and literally. Dead people come back to life, patty-cake girls give gravitas to absurd ceremonies, and the brilliant, live accompaniment of accordion and percussion/foley round out a no-text, non-speaking clowning experience and performance not to be missed! Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: See 6th Street Playhouse for Tickets and show dates

Clowns on a Stick


October 6th, Saturday-  First SATURDAY Cleanup Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by Stan Gow & Chop’s Teen Club.  For more info go to Time: 10 a.m.

October 6th, Saturday & 7th, Sunday Water Bark Dog Swim. The Spring Lake swimming lagoon will once again turn into a leash-free dog park, well-behaved dogs are invited to romp in the lagoon. Dogs will also enjoy free treats donated by Western Farm Center. The first 250 dogs each day will receive a free, dog-friendly flying disc. Dog owners can enter a raffle for prizes like “a year’s supply of dog treats,” dog toys, Regional Parks’ Grateful Dead T-shirts and other prizes. Raffle tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10. Due to health regulations, swimming at this event is for dogs only. Parking near the lagoon is free for members and $7 for non-members. Please download and turn in a completed Waiver Form (PDF: 160kB) when registering at the event.   $3 per dog for Regional Parks members and $5 per dog for non-members. Donations benefit the park. Phone – (707) 565-2041 Location: Spring Lake Regional Park Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October 5th, 6th & 7th– Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The Harvest Fair features a few events for dog lovers. The all new Bark Park (Previously Redwood Theater) will feature the K9 Comets (Frisbee Dog Show), the Harvest Dog Dash (Advance registration required) and on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. a Pet Costume Parade beginning and ending at Bark Park. Get more info at  Location: So. Co. Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Road Times: Noon – 7pm Friday, 10am – 7pm Saturday & Sunday

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Starks Steak & Seafood is a West End Sponsor

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