Madrona Mayfair Block Party 2017 Is On The Way!


Talk about blinked and you missed it!

March is already gone and April is in full swing.Before you know it, it will be May, and better yet, time again for Madrona’s annual Mayfair Block Party!

This year, Mayfair will be on Saturday, May 13th, and it’s shaping up to be a fabulous time for the whole family.

As all Madronaites know, Mayfair is our beautiful community’s yearly celebration of Spring with plenty of fun and games with our neighbors.

In 2017, Mayfair is celebrating 41 years of bringing the community together with festive fun, and it looks to be the best Mayfair yet!

The fun starts with the parade line up, starting at Al Larkins Park bright and early at 9:15 a.m., with the parade kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Led by Seattle Firefighters and beloved Charles the Clown, the parade will head to the Playfield, and Charles will put on a great, goofy show everyone is sure to love, at 10:00 a.m. at the Shelterhouse. Don’t slither off after the clownery, because the Reptile Man will be there will plenty of scaly friends at 10:30 a.m.

The whole morning will be packed with activities for the kiddos to have a ball, such as face-painting, bouncy houses, pony rides and much more. Get a balloon animal made, arrange Pots for Tots at Cambium’s booth, or just mix and mingle with other families from right here in Madrona! Learn about goings on in the community such as the Madrona School Playground Revitalization project, visit the Seattle Public Library booth explore all the things the people and businesses in Madrona have to offer.

Of course, all that fun builds up an appetite, so there will be plenty of tasty food to satisfy almost any craving. Indulge in some yummy, fresh spun cotton candy from Madrona Grace or light and airy freshly-popped popcorn from Epiphany Parish. Be sure to peruse the selection of baked goodies, grab a hot dog, and don’t miss the perineal favorite, Imperial Mixup from St. Clouds Restaurant. 

The morning’s events will conclude with a delightful concert from Recess Monkey in the park, the whole family is sure to love.

Mayfair is a Madrona tradition and a community favorite for so many reasons and is brought to us by Madrona Community Council which funds the events through sponsorship, donations, and lots of hard work. The array of enjoyable activities, booths and treats are made possible by generous and fantastic local sponsors including Ewing & Clark, Rock Paper Scissors, Molly Moon’s, Harvard Avenue Preschool, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, Cambium, Riolo Orthodontics, SRG Partnership, St. Clouds Restaurant, Girlie Press and Becky Gelder Designs.

Mayfair is the best way to welcome Spring in Madrona, and It takes plenty of volunteers to make this beloved event happen. If you would like to volunteer, please contact volunteer coordinator Rob Ward at mmayfairvolunteer@gmail.com.

Be sure to join the fun on May 13th and make Madrona’s Mayfair a tradition in your family…if it isn’t already!

Celebrate Girl Power At The 2017 Northwest Women’s Show

Century Link Field is about to get a heavy dose of Girl Power on March 18th and 19th!

The Northwest Women’s Show is coming back and celebrating its 29th year of showcasing the latest and greatest in fashion, health, food and fun!  Enjoy seminars, entertainment, fashion shows, and hundreds of exhibits ranging from food to jewelry to healthcare and beyond.  And don’t forget to grab some tasty snacks and a sip from the Wine & Spirits Lounge, provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

If that doesn’t sound like enough fun, they’ve lined up two full days of fabulous main stage entertainment, plus another stage just for what are sure to be fascinating seminars.

Enjoy live performances including fabulously fun celebrity impersonations from The Wild and Colorful Le Faux Troop, Sexy Northwest Firemen & The Boogie Boot Babes Onstage with KMPS, see what will be hot in 2017 with a Fashion Forecast from Macy’s and more.

The complete list of scheduled seminars is still being updated, so be sure to check the website for more info and to see who you want to hear speak.

Expo Floor Map. Please click here for more details

When you’re not enjoying a great show or seminar, stroll around the exhibition floor and explore booths from lovely companies such as Stella & Dot, Damsel In Defense, Jamberry Nails, LuLaRoe, The Healthy Bra Company, Younique Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance and many, many more.

Be sure to stop by “Celebration Central” for exhibitions from Urban Float, Ideal Image, SubZero Ice Cream, Choukette eclair’art, Mermaid Hair Extensions and more!

This year’s event will run on Saturday March 18th from 9 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday March 19th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Sponsors for this fun and fabulous event include Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Virginia Mason Medical, Western Washington Toyota Dealers and BECU Credit Union.

The Northwest Women’s Show is an annual tradition, bringing women from all walks of life together to celebrate the beauty of the feminine, to learn about what’s new and next in fashion, food and health and to just have a good time! With two stages of entertainment and seminars, too many amazing vendors in the exhibition hall to list here, fashion shows and yummy bites and sips abound, The 2017 Northwest Women’s Show is sure to be a splendid good time and a great excuse to celebrate sisterhood!

Tickets are only $17 and are available here.

Buy your tickets before February 28th and save $3!

Taste Seattle’s Best At Arcade Lights 2017!

Round up the crew and head down to the market on Friday, March 24th for a fantastic, fun event that brings together a diverse selection of over 70 local vendors to delight you with tastes of their delectable products. And their vendor list is still growing!

Arcade Lights is a wonderful opportunity to sample and savor delicious drinks, foods and sweet treats, from a wide array of local, small-batch, and artisan vendors. It’s always a fun and festive event, where you can enjoy something local and tasty, try something new and have a blast, under the Arcade Lights!

Each year, Arcade Lights brings together local favorites and new comers to pedal their wears and get you hooked on their goodness, and this year looks to be no exception. Where else will you find Theo Chocolates, DiLaurenti Food & Wine, Hot Lips Soda, Copperworks Distilling, Morning Glory Chai, Woodinville Ciderworks, Diamond Knot Brewing and many more local loves all at the same place? Only in Seattle, and only at Arcade Lights.  Be sure to check out a full list of vendors and brace yourself for taste bud paradise!    

This year’s event is sponsored by Seattle Met, DRY Sparkling and DEI Creative and, as always, proceeds go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation which helps to maintain our market and keep the community thriving.

Grab your tickets before they’re gone, and get ready for fun under the Arcade Lights!

Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market, 7:00 pm, Friday, March 24th Tickets-

General Admission – $60
Tickets include tastes of as many of the hand-crafted savory and sweet bites as your heart desires – while supplies last – and include five tokens for tastes of beer, cider, non-alcoholic drinks such as root beer and sodas and wine. Tasting glass included. Additional tokens will be available for purchase.

Early Entry – $80
Limited Early Entry into Arcade Lights 30-minutes before the General Admission crowd! Includes 5 drink tokens, unlimited food, plus early entry at 6:30 pm.

VIP with Early Entry – $150
VIP guests have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, which includes seating, music, and exclusive food and beverage tastings from elite vendors. VIP Guests receive 10 drink tokens and UNLIMITED food, and can enter the VIP Lounge at 6:00 pm to begin celebrating before entering the Main Arcade at 6:30PM with Early Entry. VIP guests can use the VIP Lounge at their luxury anytime throughout the night.

Arcade Lights is a 21 and over only event, so please plan accordingly.

For more information, visit the Pike Place Market website.

Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day Is Coming!

madrona-school-sign-tpIt’s almost time again to celebrate and honor our friends and neighbors here in the Madrona community!

Join your neighbors to celebrate Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11am.  The gathering will take place at Madrona PK-8 School library with ceremonies begining promptly at 10:00am.

Awards include:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

This event provides the opportunity for all members of the community to not only enjoy the accomplishments of our adult residents, but to meet the award winners from Madrona K-8 School as well. In addition to all the excitement, the Mayor is confirmed to attend this years event!

It’s time to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of your neighbors, big and small and remember why Madrona is such a strong, wonderful community you’re proud to be a part of!

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight, 12/1

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Come meet with your neighbors and Madrona Community Council members tonight, December 1st, to discuss community issues and upcoming events. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Here’s the meeting agenda for tonight:

  • Recap of Annual Wine Tasting/MCC Fundraiser
  • Discussion of the 40th annual Madrona Mayfair. Please come with ideas for special activities to commemorate this anniversary event for the neighborhood.
  • General community updates including: SDOT request for a traffic-speed study on 34th Avenue, an update on SDOT traffic plan along Union Street (comments from the SDOT/BRT Open House in November), discuss lighting plan – SDOT replacement plan for acorn lights in the Madrona Business District, results of Madrona PTSA grant for reader board on Union, and an update on the stage project at Madrona Park.
  • Budget Report
  • New Business

The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. Hope to see you there!

Save The Date: Epiphany School Open House In Madrona 12/3

Epiphany School LogoMadrona’s Epiphany School will be holding its annual open house on Thursday, December 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the school, meet staff, hear from students and alumni, and take a tour of the campus. Epiphany School actively cultivates an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms, and strives to be an inclusive community by embracing the values of ‘respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness.’ For more information about the school, contact Greg Jones at gjones@epiphanyschool.org, or visit their website.

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show | November 13th-15th

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Mark your calendars!

Ginny Conrow’s Holiday Show is November 13th-15th

Opening Night:  

Friday, November 13th, 4pm-9pm

The Weekend: 

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th, 10am-5pm

1429 34th Ave | Seattle, WA 98122

Come by and see the studio all dressed up for the holidays! 

The show will include gorgeous gemstone and pearl jewelry by Susan Goodwin. She’ll be introducing new vintage crystal as well as some exquisite grouped opal pieces.

Kate Beck adds texture and melodic color with her luxurious shibori silk scarves and accessories.

And Barbi Lock Lee is back from Australia with a small collection of her colorful pieces, often accented by hand formed birds.

Ginny Conrow is a passionate sweet soul, a celebrated ceramic potter and artist, and a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher. Her pieces are elegant, graceful and the unique glazes showcase the delicate carnal beauty of it all.

Ginny will be showing a collection of new pieces and glazes, some of which were thrown in Mexico and many more that were made this summer and autumn in Seattle.

Ginny will be leaving in late November to spend four months in Mexico making pottery, followed by two months in Australia, visiting friends and teaching a few workshops. The Studio will reopen by appointment in July. So this is your chance to grab a few wonderful pieces to hold you over until she is back. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight, 11/3

MCCCome meet with your neighbors and Madrona Community Council members tonight, November 3, to discuss community issues and upcoming events. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Here’s the meeting agenda for tonight:

  • Update on the city rezone of 1106 34th Avenue
  • Final planning for the annual wine tasting fundraiser event taking place November 14
  • Initial planning for the 40th (!) annual Madrona Mayfair
  • General community updates, including the SDOT request for a traffic-speed study on 34th Avenue, and update on SDOT traffic plan along Union Street
  • Annual elections for Madrona Community Council officers

The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. Hope to see you there!