June 29th, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to Noon- Whitewater Rodeo on Santa Rosa Creek Build a toy boat and race it down the shallow rapids. Wear shoes that can get wet (no sandals). Laughs and prizes, everyone is a winner! Don’t have time to build a boat? Materials and assistance will be available that morning to craft your own vessel. (Ages 5 to adult) For More info: Creek Stewardship Program Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or firstname.lastname@example.org Location Meet at Pierson Street bridge
June 30th-Oct 27th, Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- The West End Farmers Market.
Fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, baked delights, ice cream, delicious prepared foods, beverages and specialty items will be available at the market. All those who went to last weekend’s grand opening can attest that this is a truly wonderful market and only a few blocks from our neighborhood! Location: 819 Donahue Street.
NEW FARMERS MARKET ! June 23rd, Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the West End Neighborhood .
Near Railroad Square and Downtown Santa Rosa on Donahue Street between West 9th Street and Boyce Street (next to historic DeTurk Park and Round Barn).
Fresh veggies, fruit, baked delights, delicious prepared foods, beverages and specialty items will be available at the market. Many of the vendors reside or are located in the West End or downtown. A sampling of WEFM vendors: Arlene Francis Center (Coffee, tea, natural drinks), Chop’s Teen Club (Pretzels), Farm Sinclair (Veggies, apples, eggs), Guerilla Foods (Breakfast & Lunch made from scratch from farmer’s fresh food), Talented Lady (Fused glass), From Ghana with Love (Shea butter, African black soap), Criminal Bakery ( scones, cookies, mini-pies), Wise Acre Farm (Pasture Raised Organic eggs), Bloomfield Farms (Heirloom tomatoes, veggies, strawberries), Liberty 5 Baking Company (Gluten free bread). FaceBook
THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM
Starting with June 20, 5-7:30pm
The Sonoma County Museum is expanding its hours on the third Thursday of every month starting in June through the fall. This Thursday features the exhibition Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabilities, along with live music by Kirby Wilkerson, classical guitarist, and wine tasting by Tedeschi Family Winery. Every week, visitors will get a chance to play Histories Mysteries by deciphering the real stories and use of various artifacts – brought out from the Museum’s collection just for the occasion -by choosing between real and false descriptions. www.sonomacountymuseum.org
Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street
OPENING RECEPTION FOR HODGE PODGE
Starting on June 22, 5-7pm
An exhibit of mixed media art by Becoming Independent and Barracks Studio artists. Additional performance by Becoming Independent Artists. Exhibit on display June 22-August 10, hours Thursday-Saturday, 12-5pm.
The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, 312 S. A Street
St. Rose and West End Neighborhoods covered in Santa Rosa Magazine article (page 20):
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 5:00 P.M. SPECIAL SESSION ON CLEAN POWER
Residents of Santa Rosa are encouraged to attend to learn about and provide input regarding whether the City should participate in Sonoma Clean Power the Community Choice Aggregation program created by the County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Water Agency. Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is a planned Community Choice program for providing green electricity at competitive prices to the residents and businesses of Sonoma County. SCP will be a public agency and not-for-profit electricity provider offering you the choice of having more electricity supplied from clean, renewable resources at stable and affordable rates.
Fri., 6/14, 6pm- 12am Brass Band fundraiser for The Arlene Francis Center at 99 Sixth Street at the corner of Wilson Street in Railroad Square
The Church Marching Band is bringing all sorts of brass bands together for a night of hooligan madness at the Arlene Francis Center before their voyage to HONKfest West in Seattle! ( http://honkfestwest.com/ )
This event is all ages, but there will be Lagunitas IPA at the bar with ID!
– Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street
In the last 150 years, art influences have flowed back and forth, like crosscurrents across the Pacific. The ebb & flow of ideas lapping upon both shores have influenced artists and their work for several generations. The artists in this exhibit have discovered a unique vision in the fusion of two distinct traditions. Free Event. Presented in collaboration with Sonoma County Matsuri. www.sonomacountymuseum.org
June 6th– 9th, Thursday- Sunday- Peggy Sue’s All American Cruise. Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise is a car show for all car enthusiasts with American made models dating from the early 1900′s to 1976. Sonoma County’s largest car show, including the Horseless Carriage, the restored Vintage and Antique cars and trucks, street stock and street modified. Hotrods, Roadsters and Customs that not only take you back in time but shows the workmanship and dedication it takes to recreate any one of these classic cars or trucks. See website for times and info. peggysuescruise.com
June 7, 5-8pm – SUMMERFEST AT RAILROAD SQUARE– 4th Street between Davis and Wilson. Summer street party in Railroad Square with wine tasting, artisan beer, live music by The Zins, arts and crafts, and more! First Fridays during the summer. www.summerfestrailroadsquare.com
Sat., June 8, 8 am – Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Plant and Yard Sale Come to the neighborhood to shop. More than 40 neighbors participated last year making it one of the largest yard sales in the State. https://www.facebook.com/neighborhoodalliancesantarosa/posts/378768178890770
SANTA ROSA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL YARN BOMB DAY