Save the Date: Madrona Community Council Meeting Tues, 9/8

MCCIt’s time to get back in the swing of things for fall in the neighborhood, and this month’s Madrona Community Council meeting will be held next Tuesday, September 8. As always, the meeting will be held at the Madrona Shelterhouse at 7:15 p.m. Stay tuned for the meeting agenda, and have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!

Music in Madrona Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday during the month of August, the Madrona Community Council and Ewing & Clark will host a free concert series starting at 6pm in the Madrona Playfield.

This is an great way to soak up these lovely summer evenings and really take advantage of the wonderful weather we are getting. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come unwind to the tunes of Seattle’s most talented musicians.

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Series Line Up:

August 6thAzanga Marimba, Check out this awesome and lively African marimba one of their performances here

“Our ensemble plays using eight marimbas – three Sopranos, three tenors, a baritone, and a base – and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are handcrafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The keys are fine-tuned to reflect tones playing African societies. Each key sits above a resonator with a vibrating membrane to amplify the sound and add a unique “buzz” to the music.”

August 13th – Lucile Street

A five person band that includes Christopher Magee on trombone, Mark Aaron on bass, Damien Garcia on drums, Peter O’Neil on guitar, and featuring Becky Lewis on vocals.

August 20thAlkali Earth, youth metal band from Washington Middle School

“Formed in 4th grade in 2013, Alkali Earth consists of four pre-teens with a passion for 80’s thrash metal and its predecessors. In addition to covers from Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath and the like, they play a few original songs, loosely focused on what their parents are currently doing to the planet.”

You can hear more of their great tracks here

August 27th – The Professors – SPU Professors (& Betsy Erving’s owner of the Arts Aloft’s, husband) featuring 60’s rock and roll.

These professions are going to teach you a thing or two about good old rock ‘n roll. You’re homework assignment for the evening…. boogie!

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Madrona Mayfair Happening this Saturday, May 16th

MadronaMayfairPoster2015Just a reminder, The Madrona Mayfair is set for this Saturday, May 16th. This event is sponsored by the Madrona Community Council (MCC) and it’s an event you don’t want to miss.

With tons of great activities such as a bouncy house, pony rides, a parade, face painting and much more – your kids are sure to be pleased.

Schedule of Events:

9:15AM Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

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Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Open Air Library

Balloon Artist

Carnival Games

10:00AM Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30AM The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00PM Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

 

ALSO, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Madrona PreK-8 Silent Auction! 10AM -12PM

Last year the auction was such a success, the PTSA was able to fund a K-2 art teacher this year. Make sure to participate this and so we can blow last year out of the water and go the extra mile!

Madrona Mayfair Festival

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The Madrona Mayfair is set for Saturday, May 16th. This event is sponsored by the Madrona Community Council (MCC) and offers tons of family fun. Outfitted with bouncy houses, pony rides, a parade, face painting and much more – this event is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

The Madrona Community Council is powered by 100% volunteer action. In order to produce great community based events, the MCC could some volunteers to assist with the following activities:

Selling bake good, selling hot dogs/water, monitoring a bouncy house, and helping with pony rides.

There are 2 shifts available for each of these positions, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon (maybe a little after). Please comment below if you’d like to help out and we’ll connect you with the right person.

Schedule of Events:

9:15AM Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

9:30AM Parade begins!

Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Open Air Library

Balloon Artist

Carnival Games

10:00AM Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30AM The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00PM Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

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ALSO, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Madrona PreK-8 Silent Auction! 10am-12pm.

Last year the auction was such a success, the PTSA was able to fund a K-2 art teacher this year. Make sure to participate this and so we can blow last year out of the water and go the extra mile!

 

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Madrona Community Council Meeting March 3rd

MCCThis month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tomorrow night, March 3rd, at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse at 7:15pm. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Discussion of how 23rd Ave construction will affect Madrona (representatives from SDOT)
  • Trees and Sidewalks – discussion/approval of letter to city regarding future funding
  • Recap of Neighborhood Appreciation Day
  • Discussion of emergent need for a Design Editor for Madrona News and a Volunteer Coordinator for Mayfair on May 16th.
  • Brief neighborhood updates: Mayfair, 34th Ave Parklet, interaction with BOOM, etc.
  • Review of Kraus Fund Applications
  • Budget report
  • New Business

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight 2/3

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This month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tonight, Feb. 3, at the Madrona Park shelterhouse. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • A community letter opposing marijuana shops in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Discussion of sending a letter to the City regarding future funding for the “Trees and Sidewalks” plan
  • Updates on Neighborhood Appreciation Day, Kraus Fund scholarship applications, Madrona Mayfair, etc.
  • Budget report
  • New business: Amara property, participation in the Madison Bus Rapid Transit study and ongoing issues with Metro

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Madrona Author Series Event This Monday, Feb. 2

Madrona SchoolHopefully you will have recovered enough from celebrating the Seahawks’ Super Bowl win on Sunday to attend the first in a series of author events at Madrona K-8 on Monday, February 2. Children’s author Ben Mikaelson will speak with students during the school day, and an event open to the public will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Mikaelson will discuss his experiences and his approach to writing, with an emphasis on the “soul of a story.” The Madrona Community Council will be providing free childcare during the event for children ages 3 to 12. This is a free event and registration is not required, so bring the whole family!

Make Your Nominations For Neighborhood Appreciation Day Awards

MCCThis will be the 20th year running for Madrona’s Neighborhood Appreciation Day Awards, and the Madrona Community Council would like to remind you to send in your nominations for who you think makes a big impact in our community. Here are the five award categories, as published in the Madrona News:

  • 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.
  • The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity.
  • 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.
  • The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.
  • The Madrona Good Neighbor Award: This award goes to an organization whose activities particularly benefit Madrona.

You have until January 3 to get your nominations in, and Neighborhood Appreciation Day will take place on February 7, 2015. To submit a nomination, e-mail madronanews@gmail.com with the name of your nominees and a few sentences about why you think they embody the spirit of each award.

Madrona Fall Wine Event Is This Saturday!

wine-glassesWhat could be better than drinking wine for a cause? Proceeds from this Saturday’s 4th annual fall wine event will go right back into your neighborhood, benefiting the Madrona Community Council and its events such as Madrona Mayfair and Halloween in Madrona.

Tickets are still available for the event, which is being held at the Aegis Living facility on 23rd Avenue East and East Madison Street, and features wines chosen by the expert wine staff at the Leschi Market. The $32.50 ticket price includes wine tastings and special pricing on bottles and cases to take home. With Thanksgiving only two weeks away this provides a great opportunity to stock up before the holiday festivities, while contributing to the community events we all love.

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tomorrow, 11/4

MCCThis month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is tomorrow, November 4, and begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Shelterhouse. Get together with your neighbors and find out what’s happening in Madrona! Here is what’s on the agenda for the night:

  • Update on the Trees & Sidewalks management plan
  • Neighborhood event updates
  • Halloween recap
  • Final planning for the Madrona fall wine tasting fundraiser
  • Announce upcoming solicitations: Neighborhood Appreciation Awards, Kraus Fund applications, etc.
  • Report from bylaws committee
  • Budget report
  • New business
  • Election of officers