February Knocks

Jan 31, 2014 in Animals, Lost Pet, Clean-up, Entertainment, Neighbor News

No excuses! Put your West End Neighborhood Association dates on your calendar now! Spring Meeting– March 20th, Thursday 7 p.m. at DeTurk Round Barn; Bike Parade and BBQ at DeMeo Park– July 19th, Saturday 2 p.m. Bike decoration 2:30 p.m. Bike parade starts, 3 p.m. BBQ and Potluck; Fall Meeting– November 20th, Thursday at 7 p.m. at DeTurk Round barn

February 1st, Saturday-  10 a.m.- noon 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

First Saturday Clean Up

First Saturday Clean Up

February 3rd, Monday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.- City of SR Community Forum: Police Chief Recruitment- Public Input Invited. The City’s Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm has retired. City Manager, Kathleen Millison, will be appointing the next Police Chief and is interested in receiving input.  The purpose of this open forum is to receive input from members of the community regarding the challenges and opportunities that will face the new Police Chief as well as the competencies and characteristics needed to be successful. Location: 35 Stony Point Road Utilities Field Operations Building

February 9th, Sunday at 3 p.m.- West End Poodle Party. A great opportunity for Poodles and their owners to socialize. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. All Poodles, Poodle-fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the party. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Facebook


Until February 16th-  Date Night  An evening of comedies focused on love and romance just in time for V-Day! Three separate works, THE APOLOGY , in which a love struck buffoon tries to make things right with the woman he spent the world’s worst date with the night before. HUNGRY 4 U following the story of newlyweds, Mark and Phoebe, who love each other so much they almost devour one another. KISSING, which examines what happens to us when we have no more words to express our love, leading us to the impulse to kiss – and how significant a kiss can be. 6th St. Playhouse



February 28th 6 to 8 p.m.- The next Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement (DINE) event is scheduled for February 28! Meet new neighbors and enjoy a potluck dinner while exploring the topic of “Civic Participation” in our community. What does it mean to be civic-ally engaged? What would it look like in practice? Join us and share your insights while hearing the experiences of others. DINE gives you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with neighbors you may have never had the chance to meet. It’s a great way to become involved and enjoy good food! You can register online to either participate, host, or facilitate here. Or contact Community Engagement Coordinator Georgia Pedgrift at gpedgrift@srcity.org (707-523-3023). Registration is open until February 19.  The DINE Program was recently featured by the Institute for Local Government in a wonderful article, “Santa Rosa Sets the Table for Good Public Engagement.”

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Adventures in Writing: A Four Week Workshop with West Ender Leilani Clark  This popular four-week creative writing workshop is fun, inspiring, and filled with thought-provoking writing prompts. You’ll have a chance to read your work out loud without judgment or criticism. Mini-craft talks and inspired discussion about the art of writing will get you fired up to unleash those stories, essays and poems from out of your head and onto the page.  When: Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30-9pm Where: The Undercover Baking Agency, 463 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa Cost: $100-$125 sliding scale (limited scholarships available) RSVP: clark.leil@gmail.com or petalsandbones@gmail.com   More info at: http://www.petalsandbones.com/2014/01/22/adventures-in-writing-a-four-week-writing-workshop-wleilani-clark

New gym opens– The Santa Rosa Strength & Conditioning is located at 808 Donahue Street right across from DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. For more info or to schedule a free consultation: 542-7725


February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is both preventable and treatable.  Find out more http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth

Neighborhood Watch is the most effective, least expensive tool for ensuring a safe environment that we all want for our families. This is the homeowner’s insurance that really works! Do you have a crime to report? Post it on the West End Facebook page so the whole neighborhood hears about it.  Facebook

D'Argenzio Winery is a West End Sponsor

D’Argenzio Winery is a West End Sponsor

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