Dine Out Madrona Is Next Tuesday April 7

St CloudsThe participating restaurants in this year’s Dine Out Madrona fundraiser make it possible to support the Madrona K-8 PTSA at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Get your morning coffee at Cortona Café or Cupcake Royale/Verite; grab a midday salad or sandwich at the Hi Spot Café; head to happy hour at Bottlehouse; sit down to dinner at St. Clouds, the Madrona Eatery & Alehouse, or Assimba; all topped off with dessert at neighboring Molly Moon’s ice cream. These participating restaurants have generously agreed to donate a portion of the day’s sales to the Madrona K-8 PTSA., so make sure to visit at least one of them on the 7th!

Great Items Up For Bid At Madrona K-8 Auction At Mayfair

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Happy May Day, everyone! The first of the month means that Madrona Mayfair is just around the corner, taking place next Saturday, May 10. Along with the bike parade and Recess Monkey performance, the Madrona K-8 silent auction and raffle are going to be big draws this year, so make sure to buy a few raffle tickets and bid on some of the amazing auction items. Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll have a chance to bid on!

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  • Don’t forget to enter the raffle, as well, for a chance to win the grand prize – a trip to warm and sunny PALM SPRINGS! Also up for grabs in the raffle are a Microsoft Surface tablet and Recess Monkey Dance Kits. Raffle tickets are $5.00.

There are MANY more auction items available, so make sure to stop by the auction site at the Madrona playground between 10:00 and 11:30 on the day of Mayfair to check everything out. All funds raised will go toward supporting arts and music enrichment programming, providing classroom technology and supplies and covering field trip expenses at Madrona K-8.

Outdoor Movie Night at Madrona Playfield

Madrona MovieLooking for a fun, summer event to enjoy with your family?  How about an outdoor movie Thursday, August 8th at the Madrona Playfield?  The event, sponsored by St. Clouds and Girlie Press and produced by Lunar Flicks, is featuring The Avengers.  The movie will begin at dusk , but you should get there early to reserve your spot.  Attendees are encouraged to sit on blankets or on the grass so everyone, big and small, can see the screen.  If you come by, suggested donation is $5 to benefit Seattle Parks and Recreation.  Bring some snacks and join your fellow Madrona neighbors for a fun, family event.  See you there!

Madrona Blossoms Donations Still Being Collected

Madrona BlossomsWe blogged about this a couple weeks ago, but one more reminder for those that might be interested.  Donations are still being collected for Madrona Blossoms.  The Madrona Blossoms, the hanging flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District, are expected in about two weeks.  Madrona Blossoms are made possible by donations by Madrona neighborhood residence and local businesses.  Each basket costs approximately $275 a year to grow and water throughout the summer.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Madrona Blossoms Coming Soon

Madrona BlossomsThe Madrona Blossoms, the hanging flower baskets, are expected to be hung in the Madrona Business District right around the time of Mayfair (May 18th).  Madrona Blossoms are made possible by donations by Madrona neighborhood residence and local businesses.  Each basket costs approximately $275 a year to grow and water throughout the summer.  Donations are still being collected.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Madrona Mayfair Volunteers Needed

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is May 18th this year a date I will always remember as the day Mt. St. Helen’s blew….yet I digress.  The Madrona Community Council puts on Mayfair each year, but the council which is run entirely by volunteers, always needs an extra hand when it comes to the big neighborhood celebration.  If interested in helping, please comment on this blog and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.  Following are the shifts and duties needed for Mayfair:

Set Up 8-9am – 6 people
Clean Up 12-1pm – 1 person
Pony Rides 9:30-11am-3 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
St. Clouds Food Table 11:00am-12:00pm – 1 person
Hot Dog Stand 9:30-11am-5 people (at the grill and taking money) / 11am-12pm – 3 people
Bouncy House 9:45am-11am – 2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Obstacle Course 9:45am-11am -2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Bake Sale Table 9:30am-11am – 4 people / 11:00-12:00pm – 3 people
Traffic Control (for the parade from 9:15am-9:30) – 6 people
Crowd Control for Reptile Man and Clown performance Approx. 10-11:30 – 4 people
On Call Doctor with a First Aid Kit 9:30-1pm

Madrona Blossoms Needs Your Help

Madrona BlossomsIn the upcoming Madrona News there will be an envelope inside asking for donation for Madrona Blossoms.  Madrona Blossoms are the hanging flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District from May to October each year.  Each flower basket costs $275 per year to grow and to keep watered throughout the season.

If you want to support the Madrona Blossoms this year a check in any amount helps.  Please make a check payable to ‘Madrona Blossoms’ and drop the check off to Mike Walker at Hi Spot, John Platt at St. Clouds, or mail it to:

Madrona Blossoms Treasurer
1121 37th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
 

Madrona Blossoms Project is a subcommittee of the Madrona Community Council, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible

Madrona Mayfair – Save the Date

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is already in the works and it is shaping up.  Knock on wood that the weather cooperates.  This year Madrona Mayfair will be Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  As always, Mayfair will begin at Al Larkins Park with the kiddie parade and end up at Madrona Playgound were there will be all kinds of fun.  Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, Obstacle Course by Seattle Gymnastics Academy, Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, and this year the Recess Monkey will have a concert right there at the Madrona Playfield starting at noon.

Many Madrona restaurants/dessert makers have expressed interest in participating in this year’s Mayfair, but so far it can be announced that St. Clouds and Pritty Boy’s Pizza have confirmed.

As always the Madrona Community Council (MCC) is planning Mayfair.  Madrona Community Council is always looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event so they can continue to provide the event free to our Seattle neighborhood.  So far, Ewing and Clark are sponsoring the pony rides, Lakeview Kids Dentistry is sponsoring the Recess Monkey Concert, Madrona Dining and Sipping Society is covering the cost for permits for the parade, and Harvard Avenue School is providing face painting, but the Madrona Community Council is looking for two more sponsors to assist with other hard costs.  If you do not want to sponsor, but can help out either during or before the event they are still looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in either, please add a comment to this blog (it will no show to the public) and we will forward your information to the correct member of the Madrona Community Council.

 

Reminder: Madrona Halloween Fun on Halloween Night

Reminder: Madrona will be celebrating Halloween on Halloween night this year starting at 4:30 at the Madrona Shelterhouse next to the tennis courts at the Madrona Playground.  Business Owners of Madrona have planned a traditional scavenger hunt along 34th Avenue with the participating businesses and the party will end at Madrona K8 School with fun lasting until 7pm.

  • Treats for all who complete the scavenger hunt @ Madrona Elementary
  • Adult Trick or Treat Bar @ St. Clouds
  • Kids in costume get a free dinner from the kids menu at Restaurant Bea
  • Sip & Scream @ Bottlehouse with spiced cider, mulled wine and bar, treats for adults, bobbing for apples and games for kids.
  • & More….

Seattle Spoke & Food Event Tonight

It may appear to be a dreary wet morning, but that shouldn’t stop any diehard Seattleite from going out tonight  for the third annual Seattle spoke & food event! Grab your raincoat and bike to one of the participating restaurants between 6-10pm tonight, and 20% of your bill will be donated to the FamilyWorks food bank and resource center. FamilyWorks is a Seattle based food bank that intends to nourish and strengthen local families by connecting them with the support, resources, and community they need.

The restaurants participating in the event tonight seem to be spread all over the major neighborhoods in Seattle, so if you live in and around the city, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one near you. Participating restaurants include Serious Pie on South Lake Union, St Clouds in Madrona, The Shelter in Ballard, Julia’s in Capitol Hill, Stumbling Goat Bistro in Phinney, Emmer & Rye in Queen Anne, and Duke’s on Green Lake among others. For a bike map of participating restaurants, or for more information click here.