Every Thursday in August head to the Madrona Playfield for the 2nd Annual MCC Concerts in the Park! On August 4th at 6pm look forward to Mud Junket. The six-piece band brings funky rhythms and tight harmonies to every set. Think of them as a trip to a friendly juke joint located musically someplace between New Orleans, Macon, Austin and Chicago. Kitten Patrol will be performing on August 11th at 6pm. A band of 5 young girls, ages 10-15, playing blues and soul. August 18th the local jazz vocalist, Katy Bourne will be bringing her fun loving personality to the park at 6pm. Katy and her band perform at nightspots, private functions and festivals throughout the Northwest. On August 25th at 6pm The Professors will close out the MCC Concerts for the summer. The electric blend of roots rock, alternative country, psychedelia, and rockabilly. The Professors have been molding minds since 2009 with their dance-worthy tunes from the 1960s to today. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner while enjoying these local musicians!
This 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.
Join your neighbors for May’s Madrona Community Council meeting at the Madrona Park Shelterhouse tomorrow, May 6 at 7:15 p.m. Here is the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting:
- Presentation on Central District Timebank
- Info on the planned parklet on 34th Avenue outside the Bottlehouse and Hi Spot Cafe
- Final update on Madrona Mayfair (This Saturday 5/10!)
- General discussion on future events, including the neighborhood yard sale, neighborhood BBQ, movie in the park, and wine tasting fundraiser logistics
- Treasurer’s report
- Other business
The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E. Spring St. Hope to see you there!
Madrona’s leading Mayfair parade maven Dee Dee Rainbow sadly passed away in November and her family and friends would like to invite the neighborhood to celebrate Dee Dee’s life on Jan 4th at the University Unitarian Church. Dee Dee taught art at Meany Middle School for 30 years, and was known for her positivity and vibrant spirit.
You could always find her at any given jazz event that happened within 500 miles of Seattle. There will be a parade in her honor this weekend and everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of one of Madrona’s kindred spirits. Please come dressed for the occasion (rainbow garments encouraged) to pay tribute to Madrona’s own Rainbow lady. The service will be held at 1:00pm, hope to see you there.
Here is the invitation to the Madrona Community Council Meeting, which is tonight, December 3rd, at 7:15 PM in the Madrona Shelterhouse.
Please join us tomorrow evening for the December Madrona Community Council meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Shelterhouse. Below is the draft agenda. Come and talk with neighbors about the goings-on in Madrona.
Hope to see you-
- Terrie Johnston, East Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, will meet with Madrona neighbors
- Update on Safe Sidewalks and SDOT plans
- Metro discussion; Anne Knight and Jerry Arbes from Bus2Riders will attend to brief members and the public on current Metro proposals to eliminate No. 2 bus service to Madrona
- Merry in Madrona and Art Walk Madrona event on Dec. 14
- MCC and Madrona K-8 collaboration discussion
- Treasurer’s report
For Madrona moms and dads trying to decide where to send their child to school can be stressful. Madrona K-8 has seen some changes with a new principal this year and can expect more changes with the upcoming school boundary adjustment; yet despite the transition, local Madrona parents and their children are enjoying their experience.
A week or two ago, there was some discussion on Madrona Moms about Madrona K-8 School and below is one local neighborhood mom’s response. With her permission, we are republishing her letter here so as to hopefully assist other Madrona parents to gain a better insight into our local elementary school:
Re: An open letter to CD parents regarding neighborhood schools
Thank you for posting this. We too have chosen Madrona for our kindergarten daughter and couldn’t be happier right now. I’ll do whatever it takes to help dispel the myths and build the Madrona K8 brand that represents all the special stuff that’s going on, including the strong community it builds within our neighborhood! We’ve met new neighbors that we didn’t know before this fall. I knew it was going to be a convenient choice since we could walk to school, but I didn’t expect the comfort I was going to feel knowing our daughter was nearby.
And, most importantly, our daughter is learning – in this short amount of time, she is reading, counting to 100 and has learned all kinds of new social skills. Her class size is small and both teachers maintain an incredible amount of order throughout the day. Our expectations have been exceeded and so far, we are very happy with our choice.
I would be happy to talk personally with anyone considering Madrona K8 next year.
Thanks Again, Stacey Kryman
For one hour, just once a week on your way home from work, you can go into a nearby Seattle grade school and tutor a child who needs a little extra help with his or her studies. Invest in Youth (www.investinyouth.org) is looking for additional tutors for the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Participating in Invest in Youth requires a tutoring commitment of one hour per week (with several holidays) for the duration of the school year. Upon joining the program, you will be paired with an elementary school student in 2nd through 5th grade and work with that same student for the entire year, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses while tracking their progress from week to week. It is an extremely rewarding experience for both students and their tutors!
In 2013 – 2014 we will be working with the following schools:
- Mondays, Roxhill Elementary School (9430 30th Ave SW), 3:45-4:45pm
- Tuesdays, Beacon Hill International School (2025 14th Ave S.), 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Tuesdays, Madrona K-8 (1121 33rd Avenue) 3:45 – 4:45 pm
- Wednesdays, Daniel Bagley Elementary School (7821 Stone Ave. N.), 3:45-4:45pm
- Thursdays, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (2401 S. Irving), 3:50-4:50pm
To learn more or to register as a tutor, please visit http://www.investinyouth.org/become-a-tutor/ or contact Alison Allen, Program Director and Madrona resident at: (206) 316-6356
Not able to commit to tutoring each week? We are always looking for substitute tutors to help us out!
The next MCC meeting will be held tomorrow, November 5, at 7:15 pm at the Shelterhouse at Madrona Playfield. Join us to discuss the following items or just stop by to say hello.
Here is the draft agenda:
-Halloween and Wine Tasting event recap
-Wreath sale and Merry in Madrona plan
-Madrona Grace Church- community input on space, Bryan Lee attending
-MCC officers election
-Kraus Fund application discussion
Hope to see you there!
Leschi Market and the Madrona Community Council have again collaborated for the Third Annual Fall Wine Tasting Event. Come join your Madrona neighbors at glassybaby headquarters (map) on Saturday November 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm.
We will spare you the details since we have already written about the event but basically for $32.50 you can come drink some wine, eat some light hors d’oeuvre and meet some fellow Madrona and Leschi neighbors. It is a fun event, one where you do not need to know anyone to have a good time, and well worth the ticket price.
If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets by visiting: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445533
Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and fund neighborhood activities like the monthly newsletter, Mayfair, Halloween and other neighborhood community-building events.
Madrona Community Council’s regular scheduled meeting is tonight at 7:15 PM. The meetings are the first Tuesday of the month except for July and August. Generally the meetings are held at the Shelterhouse at the Madrona Playground, but tonight the meeting will be in the school library at Madrona K-8. The meetings are open to any who want to attend.
7:15 Shelterhouse status – Parks update
7:30 Principal Mary McDaniel of Madrona K-8
7:45 Madrona K-8 – follow up to online summer book drive
7:55 Halloween events
8:05 Wine event – Wreath sale
8:15 Treasurer’s report
8:25 Other business