Memorial Day- Veteran’s Graves Tours, Whistlestop Antiques

May 26, 2018 in Entertainment, Events, Neighbor News, West End Farmers Market

Santa Rosa gets a Splash of Color Local artist, Judy Kennedy, creates colorful crosswalks that creates a sense of place and makes crosswalks more noticeable.

West End Farmers Market– every Sunday 9:30- 2 p.m. until October 28th. Bing Cherries, Beautiful baskets, Bacon and more! Meet your friends and neighbors in Historic Railroad Square for an outdoor shopping experience.  Our music lineup is curated by a different local musician every month. May is curated by Kalei Yamanoha- this Sunday Late for the Train. See you at the Market!

May 28th, Monday at 12 p.m. S R Rural Cemetery Memorial Day- Tours of Veteran’s Graves. Honor the day with special guests, refreshments, and tours of veterans’ graves. 12pm at the Franklin Gate. Free admission. Location: SR Rural Cemetery 1600 Franklin Ave.

Featured West End Sponsor- Whistlestop Antiques

Anyone in Sonoma County who is interested in antiques has spent a pleasurable hour or two shopping at at Whistlestop Antiques. This bright and well stocked antiques & collectibles shop is located in the Historic Railroad Square the historic heart of the downtown and is Santa Rosa’s “Old Town”. Railroad Square was honored with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 because of its preservation efforts for restoring and preserving the significant architectural buildings that represent the influence the railroad had on a community.

 Railroad Square Historic District is the perfect location for seeing, touching and perhaps purchasing a piece of history.  Whistlestop Antiques Shop, in their historic building (built around 1910) is 10,000 square feet full of antiques and collectibles- home to 36 dealers, a specialty bookstore, fine art studio, and Sonoma County’s best jewelry shop.

This family business was founded in 1974 and for years has been a favorite stop for locals and visitors while in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square. It is voted (year after year)  as “Best Antique Store” in Sonoma County by the Press Democrat’s Readers Choice Award and by the North Bay Bohemian readers.

Fun fact- Whistlestop is a pet friendly store. You are welcomed to bring your well behaved pet in to say hello!

June 2nd  & June 3rd & June 9th & 10th TWO weekends 10- 5 p.m. Art at the Source offers the opportunity to enjoy Sonoma County’s legendary scenic beauty as one drives through the countryside visiting participating studios. Visit West End Artist Robert Ankers at his own studio at 134 W. 7th Street Art At the Source Catalog  Art at the Source Map

June 2nd, Saturday noon to 2 p.m. 2018 Sonoma County Pride Parade Parade states at noon, followed by our Pride Festival from Noon to 8PM. This year’s theme is Together We Rise. The entire event will be about joining together to resist bigotry and discrimination and helping the community to heal and rebuild. Location: 4th St. Downtown Santa Rosa

June 5th, Tuesday at 6 to 9 p.m. Peace Corps Story Slam Want to have a fun evening out AND help a great cause? Then join the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for a fun night of storytelling! Peace Corps Volunteers are hosting a story slam and will share some of the highs and lows of their overseas experiences. If you love to hear stories that are funny, poignant, inspirational and from the heart, this story slam is for you! A donation of $10 would be very much appreciated which will go to Face to Face to help end HIV in Sonoma County. And best of all…3 Monkeys Thrift will be open during the Story Slam so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to shop! Location: 3 Monkeys Thrift store at 116 4th Street

June 9th, Saturday 10 a.m. to 11:30 – Walking Down Cemetery Lane Come take a walk down Cemetery Lane and you will find out about many of Santa Rosa’s early citizens for whom our streets are named. This is a fundraiser to help Barney Hoen (one of Santa Rosa’s Founding Fathers) get his long-awaited tombstone. Meet Mr. Hoen himself, and let him tell you why Hoen Avenue is named for him and why he deserves a tombstone! $20. Purchase tickets online here.  or by phone at (707) 543-3737. Tickets will also be available at the Franklin Gate before each tour. Start times are 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am. Location: Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery 1600 Franklin Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404

June 10th, Sunday- Railroad Square Music Festival. Free day of music in the heart of Santa Rosa. Location: Historic Railroad Square


Thank-you to our wonderful sponsors for 2018- Our West End Neighborhood sponsors all have ties to this neighborhood and generously sponsor the West End Neighborhood Association so we can provide valuable information to our residents on our website, our newsletter and at our meetings. Thank them by supporting these locally, owned businesses. It’s all about community.

Whistlestop Antiques is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor

The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website.