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

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

Cupcake Royale Celebrates 10 Years

Cupcake RoyaleWhere has the time gone?  Ten years ago Cupcake Royale open it first store here in our Madrona neighborhood.  In honor of this huge milestone, Cupcake Royale would like to celebrate with its customers on December 9th by giving a free Dance Party Babycake and fabulous deals on merchandise at all seven Cupcake Royale locations.  The real celebration (in our opinion) will be that night at the Madrona location from 6:00pm to 9:00pm where you can join the owner and founder, Jody Hall, for a dance party that will include dancing, light appetizers, bubbly and fun!  Come join the party, share your stories of Cupcake Royale in your life, hang out with friends and neighbors as well as Jody and the team, enjoy a glass of bubbly and dance to your heart’s content.  We hope to see you there!

Madrona K-8 to Host Book Fair

book fairMadrona K-8 will be hosting a book fair Monday, Dec. 9th – Saturday, Dec. 14th. All proceeds from the sale will go towards purchasing new books for the library which is where it will be held.

The schedule is as follows:

Mon. 12/9: 8:15-9:30, 11:00-1:00

Tues. 12/10 & Wed. 12/11: 8:15-9:30, 11:00-4:15

Thur. 12/12: 8:15-9:30, 11:00-4:15, 5:00-7:00

Fri. 12/13: 8:15-9:30, 11:00-1:00

Sat. 12/14: 9:00-1:00

This event is perfect for finding gifts for the holidays at a low cost! Volunteers are needed to help set up, take down, and run the fair. For more information please contact the Madrona K-8 PTSA at ptsa@madronapantherpartners or visit their website.


Bakers Needed for Halloween Event at the Shelter House in Madrona

madronaStart your Halloween celebration at the Madrona Shelter House from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on 10/31. Stop by to enjoy a treat and pick up a neighborhood scavenger hunt list.

Bakers are needed to provide 2-3 dozen treats and/or drinks and have them at the Shelter House by 4:30pm. If you are able to help, please contact for more information.

Epiphany School to Hold Annual Carnival Friday

bake saleThe Parents Council of the Epiphany School will be holding its annual carnival this Friday, September 27th from 3:00-6:00pm at 3611 East Denny Way. There will be many activities such as a raffle and bake sale. All proceeds from the sales will benefit a local non-profit organization. All are welcome. You may contact Jim Miller at 206-720-7667 or for more information.


NAACP Run Your Race September 21st

raceThe second annual NAACP Run Your Race will take place on Saturday, September 21st in Judkins Park from 8:30am to 4:30pm. It will include an education fair and 5k run. The event will raise money for three Seattle middle schools and promote healthy living and educational excellence in Seattle’s communities of color. Admission to the fair is free and open to the public. There is a $30 registration fee for adults and $15 for students who wish to participate in the 5k run.

Annual Carnival Held at Epiphany School

carnivalThe Parents Council of the Epiphany School will be holding its annual Carnival on Friday, September 27th from 3:00-6:00pm. It is a time honored tradition which includes activities such as game booths, a raffle, a bake sale as well as used toy and book sale. Most activities require tickets which can be purchased for 25 cents each. All proceeds from the sales go to a local non-profit organization. The event is located at Epiphany School, 3611 East Denny Way, and is open to everyone. For more info, contact Jill Miller at 206-720-7667 or

Central Cinema has Raised Enough Money for a New Digital DCP System!

cinemaCentral Cinema had been trying to raise $60,000 through their Kickstarter campaign for a new digital DCP (Digital Cinema Package). By 2014 all major movie studios will only be distributing films in DCP. Many small theaters are being forced to upgrade to digital DCP’s to keep up with the larger theaters. The much loved Egyptian Theater on Capitol Hill recently closed its doors due to lack of funds and not being able to afford to upgrade. Central Cinema needed help raising funds to convert their theater to DCP and as of yesterday, supporters of the theater have helped them meet their goal of $60,000! Central Cinema is excited and grateful for all contributions and will be having a party Thursday at 8:00 to celebrate.

There is still a few days left to raise a bit more money so that they can purchase an audio system to go with the new projector that will help enhance the movie watching experience. They are offering packages at discount prices such as $77 for 11 movies, $110 for Date Night Package which includes 2 11 movie punch cards ($5/movie) and $121 gets you a years worth of popcorn. Other packages include t-shirts and food. If you would like to contribute please visit

Glassybaby Seconds Sale and Madrona Garage Sale June 29

Visit Madrona this weekend,                                 glassybaby                              Saturday, June 29 and stop by Glassybaby for their Seconds Sale! Glassybaby is the perfect place to buy a gift for someone or for yourself! Doors open at 8:00am. You’ll want to get there early since some people end up waiting in an hour long line that stretches down the block. Everyone wants to get there hand on the popular discounted votives. Each one is hand blown and usually costs $44 but you can get one for only $28 at the Seconds Sale. They are discounted due to the fact that they each are flawed in some way such as being too big or too small or the shape is a bit off. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation which supports brain tumor research.

Be sure not to spend all your money at the Seconds Sale because the Madrona Neighborhood Garage Sale is the same day and a great event to go to. See the map below for a list of houses participating or you can pick up a copy of the map at Cupcake Royale.

Madrona Garage

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.