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!

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!

Save The Date For The Ephiphany School Annual Carnival

carnivalClass has already begun for students at Epiphany School, but the upcoming parents council annual carnival will give parents, staff, and neighbors a chance to ring in the 2014-2015 school year, as well. This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 26 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., and in true carnival fashion will include game booths and a bouncy house. There will also be a bake sale, raffle, and a toy and book sale, with proceeds benefiting a local non-profit organization. Tickets for activities and the food booth will be available for 25 cents at the carnival.

Whether you have a student currently attending Epiphany or not, all are welcome to attend and spend the afternoon playing games and socializing with friends and neighbors. Epiphany School is located at 3611 E Denny Way.

 

 

 

Cheer On Cyclists In The Obliteride Fundraiser On August 10

ObliterideLogo_rgbCyclists taking part in the 2nd annual Obliteride fundraiser benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will pedal down Lake Washington Boulevard through Madrona and Leschi as part of the 25-, 50-, 100-mile race routes on Sunday, August 10. Organizers are encouraging the community to come out and cheer on the riders as they make their way through the neighborhood, and are also suggesting that spectators make signs to display along the route honoring anyone they know who has been affected by cancer.

Participants in the ride commit to fundraising a set amount of money for each distance – $1,000 is the minimum – and 100 percent of funds raised will go to Fred Hutch and its efforts toward ending cancer. Last year’s event raised more than $2 million. Riders will start at Magnuson Park and head south on Lake Washington Boulevard, passing through Denny Blaine, Madrona, Leschi, Mount Baker, and on to Seward Park, so there is plenty of room for spectators to line the whole route along the lake. There is also a 150-mile ride that will take riders to Bainbridge Island and down the Kitsap Peninsula to Tacoma and back.

If you would prefer to ride instead of spectate, there is still time to register! Visit the Obliteride site to get all the details for registering, fundraising, and ride-day details. At the very least, head down to Lake Washington Boulevard on the 10th to give the riders some extra encouragement!

Volunteers Needed For Madrona Mayfair

Picture Courtesy of Madrona.us

Picture Courtesy of Madrona.us

Looking for a great way to get involved in the Madrona community? Volunteer at Mayfair! The success of the May 10 event is dependent on community members helping out, and there are numerous opportunities to help, from manning booths, to helping with the bike parade to cleaning up afterward. Shifts that still need to be filled are:

  • Mayfair setup: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (10 volunteers needed)
  • Traffic control for the parade: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. (7 volunteers)
  • Pony rides: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (3 volunteers)
  • Pony rides: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3 volunteers)
  • St. Cloud’s table: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (1 volunteer)
  • St. Cloud’s table: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (1 volunteer)
  • Hot dog stand: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (5 volunteers)
  • Hot dog stand: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (5 volunteers)
  • Bouncy house: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (2 volunteers)
  • Bouncy house: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 volunteers)
  • Bake sale table: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (4 volunteers)
  • Bake sale table 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 volunteers)

For more info or if you would like to volunteer for any of these shifts, please contact Nikki Lundin through her Facebook page.

More Details On Madrona Mayfair

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The colorful and springy Madrona Mayfair poster is getting us extra excited for everyone’s favorite spring event, coming Saturday, May 10! This 38-year-old Madrona tradition attracts as many as 500 families from the Madrona/Central District area, and provides a great opportunity to celebrate our beautiful neighborhood.

Here is the agenda for the day:

  • 9:15 a.m. : Parade line-up at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike)
  • 9:30 a.m. : Parade begins!
  • 10:00 a.m. : Charles the Clown Show @ The Shelterhouse
  • 10:30 a.m. : Reptile Man show @ The Shelterhouse
  • 12:00 p.m. : Recess Monkey Concert

Other activities for the day include, break dancing instruction, a yo-yo contest, pony rides, face painting, and a photo booth. Mayfair screen printing is also being offered, so bring a t-shirt or tote bag!

While Mayfair is free to attend, it costs the Madrona Community Council about $4,000 to produce, and it couldn’t be done without its neighborhood sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Ewing & Clark real estate, Harvard Avenue Preschool, Seattle Orthodontics, Molly Moon, Lakeview Kids’ Dentistry, Madrona Dining and Sipping Society, and Cambium Landscape.

Madrona Farmers Market Coming Soon!

madrona farmers market

Spring is finally here, and with that brings the arrival of fresh produce, meats and specialty foods at Seattle’s seasonal farmers markets, including Madrona’s, which is slated to begin Friday, May 16 and will take place every Friday afternoon through September 26.

Get your baskets ready to fill up with all the market has to offer – a small sampling of last year’s bounty included fresh meat and potatoes from Olsen Farms in the Colville area, juicy peaches from Martin Family Orchards in Cashmere, hazelnuts from Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards in Lynden, and fresh Washington salmon from Wilson Fish. Make a whole night of it by getting your grocery shopping done, watching a live cooking demonstration, and enjoying a meal prepared by market vendors (last year included Los Chilangos traditional Mexican food and their specialty Al Pastor). The market also encourages attendees to support the local, family-owned businesses in the surrounding neighborhoods of Madrona, Madison Valley, the Central Area and Capitol Hill.

The Madrona Farmers Market is open every Friday, May 16 through September 26 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., and takes place in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way E & E Union St. For more information, visit their website, and the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.

Summer Rose Days Launch Party at Bottlehouse

I’m mostly a Pinot Noir and Malbec kind of gal, but nothing screams summer quite like a nice glass of Rose; better yet, a fine glass of Rose on Bottlehouse’s outdoor patio. This Friday June 21st, Madrona’s favored wine curators are launching their “Summer Rose Days” series with free tastings of 12+ hand picked Rose wines, and there will be a DJ  entertaining from 6pm until the festivities die down later in the night. If you aren’t able to attend the launch party, never fear, Bottlehouse will be offering 10 glass pours of various styles of Rose throughout summer, ask for the latest whenever you arrive. bottlehouse

UW Book Store to Host Book Fair at Madrona K-8

Mark your calendars! The UW University Book Store will be hosting book fair a book fair June 5th and 8th at the Madrona K-8 school library. There will be a great selection of new and used books as well as school and art supplies, gifts and stationary. It’s will be the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase gifts for graduation and Father’s Day or for something to enjoy reading over the summer!

The book fair hours are from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th and from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 8th. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the school.

 

Calling All Bakers: Madrona Mayfair Needs Volunteers for Bake Sale

Do you love to bake cookies? Have a fantastic red velvet cupcake recipe you’ve been dying to share with the world? If you’re interested in giving back to the Madrona community, and have a knack for tasty treats, this might be the perfect opportunity for you! cookies

Madrona Mayfair is in need of some bakers who can donate their baked goods to the Madrona Mayfair bake sale. All of the proceeds that are raised from the sale will go directly back to the events that support the community; can you think of a better way to sweeten Madrona!? If you’re interested in contributing, feel free to email Alison at alkogut@hotmail.com, and she will give you a better idea of what baked goodies they’re in need of.