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West End Farmers Market Volunteer and Vendor Orientation Day May 26th, Sunday 10 a.m.- Meet at the DeTurk Round Barn at 817 Donahue Street off 9th Street. Want to volunteer at the new W. E. Farmer’s Market? Volunteers are needed to help with vendor support, parking, market information, bike parking and other items. Learn what you can do to help this Sunday . The West End Farmers Market opens on Sunday June 23rd 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Facebook





May 25, 1-3pm

An introduction and performance. Enter the fascinating world of shakuhachi, koto, shamisen and more. Part of the Brush with Japan 2013 workshop series. All workshops are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. www.sonomamatsuri.com.

Seishin Studio, Art Alley in the SOFA Arts District



Mural exhibit 2013


May 25, 4:30pm-12am


“Out of Order” is a free, one-day exhibition of murals and other installation artwork by more than 40 artists from Sonoma County to the United Kingdom, at the former site of the Santa Rosa Printing Co.


575 Ross Street




May 26, 12-5pm

Come watch artist Susan Sohl at work. Parking is free downtown on Sundays!

Corrick’s, 637 Fourth Street



Last showing May 26

By John Logan, Directed by Craig A. Miller. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. www.6thstreetplayhouse.com

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street



May 27th, Monday at 1 p.m.- Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rural Cemetery. Old Fashioned Decoration Day Commemoration!  Honor the day with old fashioned activities. Meet at the Franklin Gate. Free Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery Located at Franklin & Monroe Streets

THURSDAY, May 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – SOFA (South of A Street) Stroll
Stroll the neighborhood, visit studios and see what the SOFA ARTISTS and GALLERIES are up to.
SOFA is conveniently located at the intersection of A Street & Sebastopol Avenue, just 3 blocks south of SANTA ROSA PLAZA (the shopping mall) in downtown Santa Rosa. Street Parking is available.



May 17th, Friday, 6pm – West End Bocce Season Starts in the West End Neighborhood!  Join your friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park for an evening of socializing, snacking and bocce. This is a family, kid and dog friendly event. Invite your friends too. Bring food and drink to share. Remember- no glass at park.  Location DeMeo Park 610 Polk Street Facebook 


May 18th, Saturday at 10 a.m.-  Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival in downtown Santa Rosa. One of Sonoma County’s most time honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California. Festival of Family Fun at Juilliard Park 11AM – 3PM. Rock the Afternoon Away with the surf sounds of UNNAMED BAND. Food booths, Family Activities, Parade Awards and More! roseparadefestival.com

May 19th, Sunday- Amgen Cycling Tour of CA Finish– The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will go from south to north for the first time ever and finishes in Santa Rosa this Sunday!

The race will head right from the West End  and Railroad Square area down Ninth Street to A Street to 8th Street to B Street through the ST. ROSE NEIGHBORHOOD.

8:30 AM – Lifestyle Festival: The Lifestyle Festival, will be located downtown near the finish line. As the gathering point for all participants, spectators, and vendors, the Festival will feature cycling vendors, cancer awareness education, family activities, food, entertainment and more! There will be plenty to see and do for everyone in your group!

11:30 AM – Peloton Arrival: The peloton arrives around 11:30am and will take two laps around Downtown Santa Rosa and through the St. Rose neighborhood.

11:45 AM – Awards Ceremony in downtown area.

NOTE: Road closures will start at 1pm in the downtown area on Saturday and 6am on Sunday in our neighborhood y. Race route is in purple on map below. Closed roads are in red.






   LUTHER BURBANK GARDENS:  Plant Sale!    Free Corsages!  Apple Tree Morris Dancers!   Free Drawing! 



On Sunday, May 12, bring Mom and spend  

Mother’s Day in a beautiful garden setting!



Plant Sale  


Plant Cart
Do something special for Mom on her day!  Bring her to the Gardens and buy her a living gift and a Docent-led Tour of the historic Burbank Home! 

Purchase plants propagated from the Garden or grown from seeds related to Burbank creations. Be proud to show off your garden filled with plants from the home of world-renowned horticulturist Luther Burbank.

Burbank Slicer tomatoeA variety of perennials, annuals, herbs, and veggies will be on sale, including the popular Burbank Slicer tomato plant!  The majority of plants are in 4-inch pots ranging from $2.00 to $9.00. Some larger plants will be available too.


Free Corsages 



On Mother’s Day, the first 200 women who visit the Gardens will receive a fresh flower corsage.  Come early while the supply lasts!


Apple Tree Morris Dancers 


Apple Tree Morris Dancers of Sebastopol will perform at noon in front of the Morris DancersCarriage House.   Morris is a festive seasonal dance that dates back hundreds of years to the farming communities of the Cotswold Hills in Southern England.  It’s boisterous, athletic and colorful and a perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons.  t

May 12th, Sunday at 10 a.m. West End Small Dog Hour A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to play in. A great time for small dogs to meet with other small dogs to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Heavy rain will cancel event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Fans

May 12th, Sunday at 11 a.m. West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Facebook

May 15th, Wednesday at 9 a.m.- Coffee with a Local Leader. Get to know Amy Cooper, Director of So. Co. Animal Care and Control. . Ask questions, learn about the new Love me, Fix me Program, and how you can become more involved. Presented by City of SR Community Engagement Dept. Location: SOCO Coffee Co. 1015 4th St.

vs the
A public forum on on our magnificent
 redwood forests, and what we can do to
 preserve them
: Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
*When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15
*What:a presentation by University of California Extension Forest Advisor Greg Giusti
on the Ecology of the Coastal Redwood Forest
followed by a panel discussion on strategies for long term forest conservation.


This is a free event sponsored
by the Sierra Club.




May 17th, Friday to September 20th, Friday- West End Bocce Season  Join your friends and neighbors at DeMeo Park for an evening of socializing, snacking and bocce. This is a family, kid and dog friendly event. Invite your friends. Bring food and drink to share. Remember- no glass at park.  Location DeMeo Park 610 Polk Street Facebook