Unsettling secrets, Pumpkins & Pug O Ween

Oct 17, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Holiday, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

Two West Enders an actor and a writer are highlighted- August: Osage County (A Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama) opens up on October 19th and West Ender Alan Kaplan stars. Leilani Clark, writer and, of course, a  West Ender & fellow writer Dani Burlison, offer The 3rd Annual Light and Dark: El Día de Los Muertos Writing Workshop. More information offered below:

Don’t Forget our own West End Halloween Celebration!

October 25th, Thursday-  THRILLER! Learn a modified/shortened version of the Thriller dance to perform at the West End Halloween parade. No experience necessary! Please email Katherine at lestudiodanse@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Location: Dance Center 56 W. 6th Street in Studio D Time: 7:30-8:30 pm.

October 31st, Wednesday. West End Halloween KIDS Parade. This year… we will do the Thriller Dance (see below) before the parade. Meet up early for photos, get a noise maker. Watch the facebook page for latest breaking news and updates. Location: Meet up at Boyce and Coulter Street Time: 5:45 P.m.

SMART Road Closures arrive in Santa Rosa- This will affect our neighborhood streets so take notice: Press Democrat  (BTW that is Guy and Carol Dean in the photo…. checking out the progress.)

This Week:

October 18th Thursday,(1st & 3rd Thursdays)- Comedy Open Mic– Hosted by Ricky Del Rosario Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, CA Time:Show 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 20th, Saturday- Day of the Dead Family Day: El Día de Los Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ in English is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico many Central and South American countries and within the U.S. A joyous remembrance of the lives of family members and loved ones who have died, the holiday is a celebration of the cycle of life. Come get ready for Day of the Dead by celebrating at Sonoma County Museum’s Family Day, which will include arts and crafts activities, including Calaveras Masks and Day of the Dead Marigolds; performance by the children’s dance troupe, Ballet Folklorico Jazmin; and delicious samples of traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead).&$7/ Free for non-members. Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street Time: 11- 2 p.m. sonomacountymuseum.org

October 20th , Saturday The 2nd Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Pool! Tired of walking through a hot and itchy field searching for the perfect pumpkin? Then join us for our Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Swim Center. Enjoy a day filled with games and prizes, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin-splashing fun for participants of all ages. Event entry fee is $5 (pumpkin not included) or $10 (pumpkin included). All proceeds benefit Santa Rosa Rec & Parks pools. Register in advance online using barcode #62919. Location: Ridgway Swim Center 455 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa Time: 2-6pm

October 21st- Santa Rosa Pug Play DayPug-O-Ween Precious Pugs meet to socialize and perhaps snort in costume. Pug Play Day meets on the 3rd  Sunday of every month. For more information contact lisaehoward@comcast.net Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park, 819 Donahue Street Time: 3 p.m


October 24th, Wednesday- 3rd Annual Light and Dark: El Día de Los Muertos Writing Workshop. Instructors- Dani Burlison & West Ender Leilani Clark. Celebrate summer’s end and the move from light to dark with a day of writing and food! In this half-day creative writing workshop we will explore transition, change, and different aspects of death and dying. October 30th falls just before Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day, and we will be finding non-religious inspiration from these different holidays in a way that promises to be celebratory, fun, and enlightening. The ancient Celts believed that Samhain (the original Halloween) was a time when the border between the spirit world and this world became thin, an intriguing possibility that bodes well for some truly inspired writing. Let’s pull those skeletons from the closet and let them dance, calavera-style! Snacks will be provided (and probably some Halloween candy!) $35-50 with limited scholarships available. DEPOSIT REQUIRED to hold your space Limited to 9 participants. Feel free to bring small items for our altar Location: Share Exchange, 531 5th Street, Santa Rosa Time: 6:30-9pm RSVP at petalsandbones@gmail.com

Membership Dues for the West End Neighborhood Association help pay for the costs of running the website, our meetings and events. Do you support the West End Neighborhood Association? If so, pay your dues! $10 suggested but any amount appreciated. Pay directly from the website or send check (payable to West End Neighborhood Association) to Dan Wright, 512 Jefferson Street.

The Assistance League is a West End Sponsor

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