The West End challenge? Enjoy ALL the amazing events within walking distance from our front door!

West End and Railroad Square:

Every Friday at 6 p.m.- West End Summer Bocce. Relax on Friday nights at DeMeo Park. Friends and neighbors visit, grill, share potluck delights and play bocce. Family friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcomed. No glass at park please. Season ends September 26th. Location: DeMeo Park 610 Polk St.

West End Bocce on Friday nights- Come by and play.

West End Bocce on Friday nights- Come by and play.

August 1st, Friday- 2014 West End Summer Movie Nights Despicable Me 2.  Friday nights at the DeTurk Round Barn. Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn. All movies start at Dark. Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park

Watch a movie under the stars! Don’t forget to bundle up.

Every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2p.m.- West End Farmers Market.  Fresh, healthy and fun- something for everyone food, music & crafts. This week, Whistlestop Antiques will be there with Vintage Kitchen Shop- antique kitchen accessories for purchase.  Location: Donahue Street between W. 9th & W. 8th St.

Whistlestop Antiques Vintage Kitchen Shop

Whistlestop Antiques  will have a Vintage Kitchen Shop at WEFM

Fridays and Saturdays until August 23rd at 8 p.m.   Shakespeare in the Cannery   Shakespeare under the summer night sky at the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5. West Ender Alan Kaplan is  Friar Laurence.  Truly a landmark event.   TICKETS General Admission $25, $5 discount for bike riders. Pedestrian and ADA Parking Entry through Sixth Street Playhouse Parking Lot at 52 W. 6th Street. NO parking in the 6th St. Lot   Location: 3 W. 3rd St.


August 9th at 6 p.m.- 3rd Annual Upper West End “Supper in the Street” All are welcome to gather with neighbors and friends for an outdoor supper. This is a chance to catch up. New to the neighborhood? Come on out and meet everybody! Bring a dish to share or something to grill. Other Items needed: Tables, chairs and creative kids to lead some games. Questions or suggestions? Jennifer Watson Location: Upper West End at 10th and Ripley Streets

Supper in the Street- Upper West End

Supper in the Street- Upper West End


Sunflowers for Santa Rosa blooms again! West Enders actively participated in the 2013 Sunflowers for Santa Rosa project that culminated in a flash mob dance party with the Hubbub Club last summer. Check out the fun video made by West-Ender Terry Allan You might be in it! We had so much fun we decided to keep sharing sunflower seeds with our neighbors in 2014, and once again we have sunflowers blooming all over town! It puts a smile on my face every time I come across an exuberant planting! Post photos of your favorite sunflowers on our Facebook page This popular and successful project has inspired many other towns from all over the country to start similar community engagement projects! Way to GROW Santa Rosa!

Sunflowers for Santa Rosa

Sunflowers for Santa Rosa

 West End Neighborhood Newsletters are delivered to residents in March, July and November. If you haven’t been getting your newsletter, you can always find a copy under the “archive” tab on our website. July 2014 issue

August 16th, Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- So. Co. Wine & Swine  Enjoy locally sourced pork & wine, home grown music, shopping and art in Historic Railroad Square. Bands include The Easy Leaves, The Sam Chase, Misisipi Mike and the Midnite Gamblers and Sally Haggard. The 10th Annual Railroad Square 2 day sidewalk sale is teaming up with the event on Saturday and will continue on Sunday.  Free. Location: Historic Railroad Square

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 Other Areas:

Tonight! August 5th, Tuesday 4:30 to 8 p.m.- National Night Out Come on out and join us for this year’s National Night Out event! Target and SRPD have partnered to put on this unique event. There will be food, drinks and games for children. Information booths include graffiti, personal safety and recruiting. Demonstrations from police personnel will include the SWAT team, K-9 officers, Motorcycle officers, Field and Evidence Technicians, and Volunteers in Policing (VIPS). They will be on hand to show off their specialized equipment and answer questions about their unique specialties. Location: Target parking lot, 1980 Santa Rosa Avenue

August 8th, Friday at 7:30 p.m.- Community Night Walk West S. R. residents will meet at W. 9th St. and Rockwell Place for a walk to promote neighborhood peace. Part of City of SR Gang Prevention week.

August 9th, Saturday at 3 p.m to 11:30 p.m.- Summer Day & Night Festival Youth and family friendly event including martial arts, K9 demonstration, music and dance. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park 1336 Temple Ave., South Park

August 9-10, 2014- Gravenstein Apple Fair . Celebrate the start of the apple harvest at the Gravenstein Apple Fair! West-Ender Terry Allan made this short video highlighting the fun at the 2013 fair. Check it out here: For more information and tickets visit: Location: Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol, CA.

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!

Dr. Gary Wong is a West End Sponsor

Dr. Gary Wong is a West End Sponsor

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