Happy New Year!

Time to mark your calendar for our 2013 West End Neighborhood Association Meetings and BBQ: 

March 21st, Thursday at 7 p.m.- The West End Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue;

July 20th, Saturday- West End Neighborhood Association Annual BBQ and Bicycle Parade- 2 p.m. Bike Decoration, 2:30 p.m. Bike Parade, 3 p.m. BBQ/Potluck Location: DeMeo Park

November 21st, Thursday at 7 p.m.- West End Neighborhood Association Fall Meeting Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street

2012 was a great year!

No Excuses! Time to commit to prepare for disaster:

January 17th, Thursday at 6:30 p.m.- COPE (Citizens Organize to Prepare for Emergencies) Meeting.  The West End and St. Rose neighborhoods will be joining together to prepare for disaster! What would you do if an earthquake hit and you had to shelter in place for up to a week without power, electricity, and telephone services? Let’s be ready to work together to survive. Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street

Want to learn something new this year? Here are a few ideas:

School of Drama classes Spring Session I – 2013 REGISTER NOW!! Adult classes commence week of January 7th. Youth classes commence week of January 14th. Something for every age and skill level. See website for class information www.6thstreetplayhouse.com Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street

Flying Crane Qigong at DeTurk Round Barn– January 9th, Wednesday to February 13th, Wednesday (6 weeks) 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Increase your flexibility, balance and stamina. Instructor Aleta Drummond MD – is a practicing Psychiatrist and Medical Acupuncturist and has over 20 years as a practitioner of yang style Tai Chi and other various Qigong forms. Class # 64290 $63 resident S. R. Rec and Parks Classes

 SRJC Community Education Classes– This spring you can learn something new, improve your job skills. Register for classes on a variety of subjects at SRJC. Spring 2013 Bulletin

SRJC Spring 2013

Events and Happenings:

January 4th, Friday at 8:30- 11 p.m.- Ken Risling and Avery Risling-Sholl performance. Traditional and original music. Location: Aroma Roasters 95 5th Street

January 5th, 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 http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org

January 18th to February 10th– Smokey Joe’s Café. Electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture in an idealized ‘50s setting- the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined. Smokey Joe’s Café features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: See website for showtimes and Tickets

January 19th, Saturday 6th Street Improv If you enjoyed Whose Line is It Anyway? on television, you’ll love 6th Street Improv live!! 6th Street Improv’s humorous creativity will raise your spirits and tug at your heart strings. We’ve assembled a team of professional improv artists who perform unique stories inspired by your suggestions. Will you see political satire? Science fiction? Musical comedy? It’s up to you!! You might experience it all in one night! $14 Tickets at 6thstreetplayhouse.com Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theater 52 W. 6th Street. 

Mutual Success- West End Neighborhood Sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood and as loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s  Micro Local success.

Dr. Gary Wong is a West End Sponsor

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