West End Signs, The Graduate and Earthday

Apr 15, 2015 in Clean-up, Development & projects, Entertainment, Events, Gardens & plants, Miscellany, West End Farmers Market

West End Historic District Signs Have your very own West End Historic District Street Sign replica. Hang it indoors or out… it looks great framed too. 24” wide by 6 “,  Made out of 1/8” thick white PVC sheeting with standard vinyl graphics. high UV stabilized in so it’s Okay for inside or out. $40 Limit supply available. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas for purchase westend@sonic.net


8th St- W Steele Ln- San Miguel Rd SMART Railroad Crossing Sewer and Water Improvements. Estimated Construction Schedule: Slated to begin March, 2015 and is anticipated to be completed May, 2015. Construction Contract Amount: $378,309 Project ID #: 1833 Description: In advance of the upcoming train service and in order to protect the City’s utilities under the tracks, this project will extend the water casings at the railroad crossings located at West Steele Lane and San Miguel Road. The project will also replace the aging sewer and water infrastructure utilizing casings previously installed under the tracks along West 8th Street between Donahue Street and Wilson Street. The roadway will be reconstructed over the new utilities outside of the railroad right of way. For questions or concerns contact: Emma Walton, City of SR, Project Mgr (707) 543-4516, Deric Frye, City of SR, Construction Mgr. (707) 543-3858

April 16th, Thursday at 8 p.m.- West End Neighborhood Night at 6th Street Playhouse This is a special night for West Enders to enjoy this remarkable live theater that is right our own neighborhood. Special Price for West Enders is: $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors (62 and up) remember to say “West End Friends” to get the discount for the performance.  To purchase tickets at the special West End rate:  Contact the 6th St. Playhouse Box Office By Phone (707) 523-4185 ext 1; Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm. or by using thier 24-hour voice mail.    In Person in the main lobby at 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA; Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm.   Door sales begin 1 hour before curtain. Location: 6th Street Playhouse G.K. Hardt Theatre, 52 West 6th Street


The Graduate

April 16th, Thursday at 6 p.m.- Recreation & Parks Volunteer Appreciation Event Recreation and Parks celebrates Community Volunteers. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and a presentation highlighting the amazing accomplishments of our volunteers over the past year. This year the event is being held at DeTurk Round Barn and it’s during National Volunteer Week to coincide with the nationwide celebration of volunteers in their communities.  I only volunteered once during the past year – can I come? YES! This event is for all our Rec & Parks volunteers, whether they have contributed 2 hours or 200.  RSVP Location: DeTurk Round Barn


Volunteer for Earthday and clean up the creek. April 18th, Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Earth Day on the Greenway Help the community clean up and nurture the SR Creek. Learn about the many native California plants that grow along creeks and help them establish a foothold in their first year. Tools and refreshments provided. (ages 5 to adult) Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or ableifuss@srcity.org Location: Olive Park footbridge. Near 105 Olive Street. On-street parking.

April 18th, Saturday 12 to 4 p.m.-  Earth Day Festival at Courthouse Square This fun, FREE, and family-friendly Festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great food, live performances On Stage at Courthouse Square, local and earth friendly products, and eco-friendly crafts and activities for kids. Get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and other environmental concerns in our community.  Location: Downtown Santa Rosa at Courthouse Square


April 18th, Saturday at 8 p.m. Arlene Francis Center’s 1st Annual Fundraiser Support the Arlene Francis Center, have a good time and get a tax write off ! The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics serves a unique community-building function for diverse citizens throughout Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. They offer an affordable production haven to emerging music, dance and theater groups, local non-profits doing outreach, and cultural-educational events that might not otherwise find a venue. But sometimes, all that goodness will not pay the bills- they have to raise $25,000 to defray the cost of our annual fees from the county, building repairs, and operating expenses. Give a little to help keep AFC alive. Attend the fundraiser or just give at http://www.gofundme.com/ArleneFrancisCentr


April 19th, Sunday- West End Farmers Market. Every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can by farm fresh local produce, crafts and delicious food right in the West End.  West End Farmers Market customers : 1) Support our local Farmer, artisan and food makers 2) Eat life sustaining food 3) Invigorate the local economy by buying at the market. 4) Enjoy our community, great location and local music. It’s a win-win.   Location: Donahue Street between W.9th and Boyce Streets.



April 12 – May 25, 2015 Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic.  Love to be the first to see… From the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. Location: Art Museum of Sonoma County 511 B Street




April 22th to June 7th–  New Voices On The Vine is the new name for 6th Street Playhouse’s New Play Festival. 6th Street Playhouse once again joins forces with Redwood Writers to produce an exciting line-up of deserving, fully produced new short plays; three brand new full-length staged readings; and workshops and keynote playwright speakers – all of which will populate a new three-weekend-long celebration of new works! Location: 6th St. Playhouse, Studio Theatre

Game of Tiaras  Two Shows Only: Friday, April 24th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 25th at 2:00pm  A hilarious parody of King Lear executed in the epic style of a PG-10* rated Game of Thrones thriller. King Lear’s iconic daughters appear as Disneyesque princesses determined to take the throne of the Magical Kingdom at any cost. With its wicked wit and recognizable characters, the Game of Tiaras is perfect for middle school students and adults who enjoy parodies of Shakespeare or Disney or who want to support a great cause.  The performance will last 1.5 hours and there will be a 15 minute intermission between the two acts. Purchase Tickets Online: $10 Adults, $6 Students t gameoftiaras.brownpapertickets.com At the Door $12 Adults/ $8 Students. These shows will probably SELL OUT, so get your tickets early! Location: Kid Street Learning Center Charter School 709 Davis Street

Surprise! Expect the Unexpected. Experience theater from the works of local authors and expect the unexpected: This beguiling brew of poetry, plays and stories will make audiences laugh, cry and hopefully see reflections of themselves. Surprises come in so many forms. Showtimes: April 24, Friday at 8PM; April 25, Saturday at 8PM; and  April 26, Sunday, at 2PM Tickets are $12 at the door. More info: Susana Crofton muso@sonic.net 707-292-4241 Location: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa.

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