4th of July Weekend- Lots to do!

Jun 30, 2016 in Entertainment, Events, Holiday, West End Farmers Market

Opening Weekend! Shakespeare in the Cannery- Macbeth– July 1st– 23rd & The Plot Against Shakespeare August 12th– 27th. Be sure to bring your own chairs and/or blankets and remember to bring something warm to wear because it tends to get cold at the outdoor venue. Bring your picnic dinner to enjoy at the Cannery before the show!


West End Farmers Market– open every Sunday 9:30 to 2 p.m. in Historic Rail Road Square. Eat, Drink, Shop, Socialize and listen to music… what’s not to like. Walk or ride your bike!


Opening Weekend: LIVE AT JUILLIARD: The Lucky Losers July 3, 5-7pm Kick off the summer concert series with The Lucky Losers’ energetic Blues and R&B. There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 23rd season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. Continues through August 14 with a different band each week. Click HERE for more info. Location: Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue


July 2nd, Saturday 10 to 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 & City of SR Storm Water Team . Location: Meet at 10 a.m. at Olive Park

First Saturday Prince Greenway Tours (all ages) First SATURDAY of each month (February to August) at 12:30 – 1:30 PM.   Following First Saturday Cleanup, join Bill Montgomery for a historical and botanical stroll through the Greenway. Bill served as the City’s Parks Superintendent when construction began on the Greenway in 2000. An avid historian, Bill will share tales of Santa Rosa before and after the Greenway and how Santa Rosa Creek influenced Santa Rosa’s development. These leisurely one hour walks will take place monthly from February through August. Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or creeks@srcity.org Location: Meet at Olive Park near 105 Olive St.

Red, White and Boom! July 4th More than just a fireworks show – come join us for an afternoon and evening of food, live music, kid’s activities, and fun for the the whole family! Music starts at 4 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Don’t leave your animals outside during the 4th! The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets.  While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory. Every year there’s at least one lost West End dog- prevent this by keeping all your animals in a safe, quiet environment INSIDE- especially if you won’t be home.

Keep you pets safe this 4th of July

Keep you pets safe this 4th of July

Contest deadline Monday July 11, 2016 The West End Kids Writing Contest is open to West End kids- 6 to 12 years old. Sample topics (you are not limited to these) “Why I like living in the West End”, “What is unique/different about this part of Santa Rosa”, “Why someone thinking of moving to Santa Rosa would want to move to the West End”, Special Gardens of the West End”, “About the Round Barn”, “A fictional story that takes place in the West End now or long ago” or poetry that includes a West End theme. Entry forms at La Chatita Market (corner of W. 7th and Madison). . Entrants must b between the ages of 6 and 12 years.  See Entry Form for Contest Rules.

Have you paid your West End dues yet? It’s money well spent if you are interested in encouraging “community” in the West End neighborhood. Suggested neighbor contribution is $10 a year. Make a check to “West End Neighborhood Association” and send c/o Dan Wright P.O. Box 3864 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or pay at srwestend.com with Paypal (Donate button).

Have you paid your dues?

Have you paid your dues?

Social Media Savvy?  Want to learn about how to set up a social media campaign? West Ender Kerry Rego teaches,” Social Media Start Kit” at SRJC Community Education course. This class covers what social media is about, specific tools and what they can do, creating a strategy, managing a campaign, tracking performance, creating a crisis plan, and more. You will start your plan, create an editorial calendar, and walk out with an action plan for success! Hands-on computer time and instructor’s book included. 7/16/16, Saturday 9:30 to 3 p.m.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT QUALIFICATIONS: JULY 7  Meter Made Public Art Project The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in a streetscape location in Santa Rosa, CA. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a large-scale sculpture using recycled parking meters.  More info: Tara Thompson, City of SR Arts Coordinator 543-4512


  • RESERVOIR LEVELS: As of June 27th, reservoir storage in Lake Sonoma is 96% of capacity and Lake Mendocino is 99% of target water supply storage.
  • RAINFALL: Rainfall this year to date (October 1 2015- June 26, 2016) is 32 inches. Average rainfall for the same period is 30 inches.

Current water supply levels can be found on the Sonoma County Water Agency’s website.


West End Neighborhood Sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood’s activities and events and as loyal customers we help their businesses prosper.

Lakeside Pet Hospital is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor!

Lakeside Pet Hospital is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor!

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