Tips for a Safer, More Humane 4th of July for Your Pets:
- Be sure your pet has it’s collar on, it’s micro-chip information is up-to-date, and that you have a current photo on hand.
- If your pets are especially nervous about fireworks, consult your family veterinarian about whether to give them anti-anxiety medicine. This is a step you should take at least a day or two before the fireworks start so you can see how your pet will respond to the medication. Another option is to buy a specially designed, snug-fitting jacket which comforts dogs by applying pressure around their bodies.
- During fireworks, make sure your dogs or cats are in safe, indoor places where they cannot escape or get hurt. Turn on music or television for comforting background noise. You also can play a game with them or give them a favorite toy.
- After the family barbecue, don’t treat your dogs to leftover bones, chocolate, or other human food. The bones often splinter and may become a choking hazard. The safest policy is to avoid giving human food to pets because so much of it can be harmful to them.
- Don’t let your pets stay outside in the heat for long periods of time, especially if they’re not used to it. If pets do get overheated, spray them down with water that is cool or room temperature – but never ice water, which causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin and makes things even worse.
July 3, 5-7pm – FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – Throughout the Santa Rosa Arts District
Art studios and galleries throughout the Santa Rosa Arts District open their doors to the public. Meet the artists and enjoy seeing new work. Event takes place every first Friday of the month. Participating venues in downtown Santa Rosa include: Calabi Gallery, The Annex Galleries, Art Trails and My Daughter the Framer Galleries at Corrick’s, and Chroma Gallery along with the South of A (SOFA) Studios.
July 3, 5-8pm – Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street – OPENING RECEPTION
Calabi Gallery’s 2015 “Summer Selection” features works by Douglas Ballou, Eva Belishova, & Bob Dreier, as well as many other gallery artists. This reception coincides with the downtown Santa Rosa First Friday Art Walk, so we recommend completing your evening of art by visiting other participating venues in town. On a special note – we will be celebrating the birthday of our dear friend John Starkey! Please come on down & join in the fun!
July 5, 5-7pm – LIVE AT JUILLIARD! Traveling Fair, Buck Nickels & Loose Change
This date will also feature the Sonoma County Travelling Fair! Sonoma County Traveling Fair: Experience a preview of the Sonoma County Fair when a mini version visits towns around Sonoma County, offering a small taste of what’s to come July 24-Aug. 9. Visit the website at www.sonomacountyfair.com for all upcoming dates and times.
There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 22nd 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. On July 5, enjoy Buck Nickels & Loose Change. Visit: srcity.org/liveatjuilliard for more info.
Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue
Next week we will have another meeting with Catholic Charities regarding the Homeless Service Center they run on Morgan Street. These meetings are quarterly and are required as a condition of their use permit. It is an opportunity to for the neighborhood residents to meet the Catholic Charities staff and discuss any concerns they may have.
Date: Wed., July 8
Location: Family Services Center, 465 A Street
Agenda items include:
- Update on programs run by Catholic Charities.
- Presentation by Buckelew, a non-profit collaborating with Catholic Charities on some of the homeless programs. Their organization’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in the community by providing mental health & addiction services that promote recovery, resilience, and hope.
- Discussion on traffic calming options for Morgan Street with city traffic engineer.
- Update from Santa Rosa Police Department on issues in our area.