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Rose Parade logo 2017

May 20th,  Saturday at 10amThe 123rd Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival  Following the Parade (12 noon – 4pm) there will have music, family fun activities, and many different food vendors in Downtown Santa Rosa in Courthouse Square. Location: Downtown Santa Rosa.


Finding History Day 2017

May 21st, Sunday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Finding History in Sonoma County- A Day of Discovery. The So. Co. Historical Records Commission and the So. Co. Library are pleased to present the first “Finding History Day.” Over 30 groups focusing on local history along with local history collections will be on display in the lovely restored historic DeTurk Round Barn

10:30 AM Gaye LeBaron
Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Gaye LeBaron is a Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper columnist, author, teacher, and local historian of Sonoma County, California. She wrote more than 8,000 columns for The Press Democrat from 1961 until her semi-retirement in 2001and continues to write biweekly Sunday columns. She also co-authored two books on the history of Santa Rosa, California.

11 AM Bo Simons
“Isaac DeTurk – Sonoma Wine Grows Up”

Bo Simons retired in 2015 after 37 years as a librarian, 32 of which were with the Sonoma County Library. He served as the first librarian of the Sonoma County Wine Library, as the first Internet Librarian, and as Branch Manager of the Healdsburg Library. Since retiring Bo has produced a series of literary programs called Luminarias featuring novelists, poets and historians at SHED in Healdsburg. He is working on a book about the history of wine in Sonoma County.

12 PM Steve Lehmann
“The Sonoma County Recorder’s Records and How They Can Lead to Unexpected Discoveries – Bread Boards, Block Books, and Tank Maps, Among Other Things”

Steve Lehmann worked in the County Recorder’s Office for 25 years and the last five as the Chief Deputy. He has been involved with the Windsor Historical Society for over two decades, many of them as President. Steve manages the Windsor Museum located in the Hembree House. He and his wife Jan live on property that was once Camp Windsor, the Roosevelt era Migrant Labor Camp, and later the German Prisoner of War facility.

1 PM Iris Jamahl Dunkle
“Talking Back to Local History in Sonoma County through Primary Documents: Finding Lost People, Places, and Secrets about Jack and Charmian London”.

2pm – Walking Tour of West End Neighborhood

FreeLocation: DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street, in the West End Neighborhood.


Mayors Letter on Homeless meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 4-6pm -City Meeting on the Homeless

On May 24 at 4:00 pm, the City Council will hold the first of a series of Special Meetings planned over the next several months to address the homeless issue. This first meeting will be held at the City of Santa Rosa’s Utility Field Operations (UFO) Building, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. For entire letter from mayor go to NextDoor.com.

If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live-streamed and also videotaped so that you may view it at a time more convenient to you. Use this link to view the livestream on May 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm: https://santa-rosa.legistar.com/Page.aspx?M=W

You can also share your concerns at any of the regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council which are held on most Tuesdays starting at 4 pm. You may share your thoughts with the entire City Council at any time by emailing citycouncil@srcity.org. And, finally, we invite you to visit www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions for updates, information and specific things you can do to help reduce homelessness in our community.



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