November is here. Yikes.

Nov 1, 2012 in Clean-up, Development & projects, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

Halloween was a washout! In spite of the rain, neighbors socialized and a few hearty kids went out in search of treats. Don’t look now but November is already here! 

A wet West End Halloween- photo by Brian Howlett

Important Dates- Put on your calendar NOW- more info to follow :

November 6th, Tuesday at 5 p.m.- BoDean Asphalt Company Appeal of Design Review. Hard to believe… but the City of S. R. scheduled this on election day.  Location: City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave.

November 15th, Thursday at 7 p.m.- West End Neighborhood Association Fall Meeting. Meet your friends and neighbors, get the latest neighborhood news and updates. Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street

November 17th, Saturday at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.- DeMeo Park Clean Up. The West End is teaming up with Boy Scout troop is #509 to clean up DeMeo park. We plant to pick up trash, rake up leaves, clean the curbs. Bring your favorite yard tools and gloves. Contact Marge Jones for more info on Facebook or at Location: DeMeo Park at W. 7th and Polk Streets

Events and Happenings:

November 1st, Thursday & 2nd, Friday-10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown Day of the Dead Celebration/ El Día de los Muertos. A celebration and sacred space for community members to remember, honor and celebrate loved ones who have crossed over. In it’s twelfth year, this event focuses on raising the awareness in current and future generations that they might draw strength in remembrance and acknowledgment of their ancestors. See event schedule   Location: Old Courthouse Square

November 2nd, Friday at 7:00 and 8:30pm – First Friday Night Sky Program.  First Friday Night Sky programs are offered on the first Friday of the month until May 2013. Show content will vary with emphasis on the stars, constellations, planets, and other interesting facts in or about the sky that night. Although admission is free, donations to support SRJC’s Planetarium are gratefully appreciated. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; so arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to your vehicle, and arrive back in the planetarium by the scheduled show start time. Location: SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall Room 2001, Santa Rosa Campus   More info at:

November 3rd, Saturday-  at 10 a.m. 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

November 3rd, Saturday at 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.- Read to an Autumn Dog. Your child can read to a certified therapy dog from the Sonoma County Humane Society. The dogs are good listeners! Location: Central Santa Rosa Library 211 E. Street

November 3rd, Saturday at 10am– 2pm  NEW Senior Wing at Finley Open House. You are invited to visit the spectacular new Senior Wing at the Finley Complex. Help celebrate the completion of the first floor of this fantastic new center. You will have the opportunity to mingle with class instructors, ask questions and pick-up a program schedule. Spend some time in our cozy leisure room and enjoy the beautiful space, entertainment and refreshments. Plus, recreation programs are scheduled to begin in the new building on Monday, November 5th! Call (707) 543-3737 for details. Location: Finley Community Center 2060 W. College Ave.  Person Senior Wing info

November 9th, Friday (Every 2nd 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:  707-481-8378 Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, CA Time: Show 7:30 p.m./ Auditions 6 p.m.

November 9th, Friday at 9 a.m.- Coffee with a Department Head.    Please join the Community Engagement Program’s monthly event and get to know our City Attorney, Caroline Fowler. She will be available to answer your questions about her department, her legal background, and the role of the City Attorney in representing Santa Rosa. Location: Holy Roast Coffee Company, 490 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA Flyer

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