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May 27, 2014 in Development & projects, Entertainment, Events, West End Artists & Performers, West End Farmers Market

West End Farmers Market- every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm fresh produce, yummy bakery items, juice, coffee, specialty foods and wide variety of freshly prepared brunch/lunch items. On our North Bay Hootenanny stage: Tony Gibson.  Location: Donahue St. between W. 9th and Boyce St.

A Mini Farmer (Singing Frogs Farm) at the West End Farmers Market

A Mini Farmer (Singing Frogs Farm) at the West End Farmers Market

May 28th, Wednesday 5-8:30 pm  Water Smart Expo  The Water-Use Efficiency team will showcase rainwater and graywater demonstrations, answer questions, have drought information and offer suggestions regarding rebate programs. A raffle to win a high-efficiency clothes washer or toilet! Free photo booth and games! Many product demos! Questions? Call the Water-Use Efficiency staff at (707) 543-3985 or visit our webpage at Location: Wednesday Night Market at the intersection of 4th and D streets

Art at the Source- 20th annual studio tour! Visit sculpture artist Robert Ankers (Creations produced from re-purposed materials) at his West End Studio at 134 W. 7th St. for two weekends May 31-June 1 & June 7-8, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 5th, Thursday at 5- 8 p.m. More info at

Robert Ankers

Saturday, May 31st from 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday, June 1st from 10 AM – 6 PM 6th St. Playhouse General Auditions For 2014-2015 Season 6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Adult and Child actor/singers, by appointment only, for roles in the upcoming 2014-2015 Season of plays and musicals. More info at Location: Both audition days G.K. Hardt Theatre at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

6th St. Playhouse

School of Drama- Summer Musical Workshops: A terrific summer activity for youth and teens right in the West End! Youth Summer Theater Workshop– Thoroughly Modern Millie for ages 8-13 June 16th- August 1st, performance dates August 1-3 Teen Summer Theater Workshop– Grease  for ages 13-19 June 9th- July 18th, performance dates July 18th– 20th.  For registration forms and/or more information, visit Register by phone, mail, or in person at the box office.

Writer’s Workshop: If you are looking for camaraderie, writing community and the satisfying feeling of finding your tribe, then look no further. In this monthly writers workshop, you will get the valuable opportunity to set specific and attainable monthly goals towards the realization of an ongoing writing project – whether that involves writing everyday for 30 minutes, or completing a set amount of pages or words. We will get the creative sparks flying with one or two quick writing prompts geared towards your genre, followed by check-ins and accountability on previous month’s writing goals,  plus, inspiration, resources and mini-craft talks from workshop facilitator (and West Ender) Leilani Clark. All levels of writers welcome! When: Sundays, June 22, July 20 and August 24 (Three month commitment, once a month) Where: Undercover Baking Agency at 463 Sebastopol Avenue in Santa Rosa Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Price: $45-$60 sliding scale. Class fee due at registration. Class size is small and limited to 10 writers. RSVP:

West End Neighborhood North Sewer and Water ImprovementsPhase 1 

The City of Santa Rosa is contracting with Argonaut Constructors, Inc. for the construction of the above referenced project.  The construction will begin in June 2014, and will last approximately four months. This project will replace existing deteriorated sewer mains in 10th St, 11th St and Lincoln St between Cleveland Ave and Ripley St and in Cleveland Ave between 10th and 11th Streets.  This will reduce future City maintenance costs and infiltration of ground water into the City sewer system. This project will also replace aging and undersized water main in Lincoln St between Cleveland Ave and Ripley St.  In addition, the project will replace sewer and water service laterals to all properties on the listed streets within the project limits.  Upon completion of the underground work, the contractor will grind the asphalt surface of the streets and replace it with new asphalt. Weekly activities such as mail delivery and garbage service will continue during construction.

Here’s a link for this project City of Santa Rosa CIP. Direct questions to project manager: Jesus McKeag (707) 543-4516

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Local Success- The West End Neighborhood Association sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood activities and events. As loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s micro-local success!

AJ Printing & Graphics is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor

AJ Printing & Graphics is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor

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