Youth and Law Forum: April 26th

The annual Youth and Law Forum will take place on April 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the MLK Family Arts Mentoring Enrichment Community Center.  The Youth and Law Forum is a free event that was first organized in 1990 by King County Superior Court Judges LeRoy McCullough and Charles Johnson to educate youth and families about law careers, court procedures, legal rights and responsibilities, and current social issues.  School-aged youth located in the Pacific Northwest from kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend.

This year, the forum will include age appropriate seminars and workshops designed to help our youth understand the law and to develop relationships with law enforcement officials.  There will be a wide variety of speakers from the local judiciary, legal community, and Seattle Police Department.  Students can register for the event at

Youth  Law Forum 2014 Electronic Flyer

Stairway Spring Cleaning Day – 4/26

Join Feet First, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Stairway Walks guidebook authors Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, Stairway Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-12pm to help keep our neighborhoods walkable and honor Seattle’s stairway legacy.
This first-ever stairway spring cleaning event, which falls on the Saturday after Earth Day, will not be possible without a generous volunteer effort from Seattle residents throughout the city!
For more info, see

SDOT Trees & Sidewalk Operations Plan: Public Meeting Dates

As part of the work on the Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks Management Plan, which includes a Madrona corridor case study (focusing on 34th Ave, between Union and E Cherry), SDOT and the SvR Design Company will be hosting 3 public meetings at the Madrona K-8 school library.

Meeting #1 — Tuesday, March 25th.

General background on the planning process, identification of issues and opportunities, and discussion of best practices.  Attendees will review and comment on a preliminary “tree and sidewalk assessment tool”, which will provide an objective mechanism to analyze the value of the trees and sidewalks within a corridor and will set the framework for making decisions about retaining or replacing trees.

Meeting #2 — Tuesday, April 29

Review of tree and sidewalk management options and draft corridor plan.  Participants will be invited to review, comment on , and actively shape the options for addressing the corridor-specific conflicts between trees and sidewalks.

Meeting #3 — Thursday, May 29

At this meeting, attendees will review and comment on the revised corridor study.  They will also discuss next steps of their corridor including opportunities to acquire funding to make the improvements recommended in the plan and ways in which the recommendations could be phased and/or combined with other improvements scheduled for the area.

Tesla raffle for Garfield

Last year’s Tesla raffle netted $75,000 to help much needed programs like Read Write, Career and College Counseling, and Science Labs.


Tickets: $100 ea., on sale at February 22, 23, & March 1, 2 at Uwajimaya.  You can also email or check out the Raise the Woof Facebook page for more info and ways to purchase.

Drawing takes place 3/14 at Garfield’s “Reach For The Stars” auction

Madrona Community Wreath Sale


Madrona Community Wreath Sale

Join BOOM and Madrona Community Council for a Very Merry Holiday on 12/7 from 10-2 at the corner of 34th and Union.  Each ticket purchased gets a 24″  wreath.  Perfect for holiday decorating or gift giving.

This event is a fundraiser for the MCC – to support our neighborhood activities year round, including the Madrona NewsLetter, Mayfair, the Children’s Halloween Party, the Neighborhood Garage Sale, Neighborhood Appreciation Day, the Christmas Ship Bonfire and Sing-Along, and Neighborhood Clean-Up Day.

3rd Annual Wine Tasting @ Glassybaby

Bring your friends and neighbors to our annual wine tasting event this November, where you can taste and purchase a variety of wines available through Leschi Market.

Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and help fund neighborhood activities like Mayfair, Halloween and other community-building events. Additionally, 10% of the proceeds from all glassybaby sales at the event go to Madrona K-8.

3rd Annual Madrona Wine Tasting Event
Saturday November 2, 2013 6:00-8:30

Glassybaby Studios
3406 E. Union Street

Pre-sale tickets available at

General Admission is $32.50

Pre-event tickets are available with a 25% discount and special glassybaby pricing:

$80 = one ticket plus one glassybaby drinker
$70 = one ticket plus one glassybaby

Madrona Mayfair 2013!


 May 17

  • Trike/Bike/Scooter Decorating from 4:00-5:00pm at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse

 May 18

  • Festivities begin at 8:00am with a Pancake Breakfast at Madrona K-8 School
  • The Parade line up begins at 9:15 at Al Larkins Park
  • At 9:30, Mayfair activities begin including Pony Paradise Pony Rides, Face Painting by Harvard Avenue Preschool, Bouncy Houses donated by Garfield Community Center, an obstacle course supplied by Seattle Gymnastics Academy, Breakdancing instruction by Battle Reflex, a Build-Your-Own birdhouse opportunity for children four to nine provided by Arts Aloft, and sedum pottings for kids by Cambium Landscape .  All these activities take place at the Madrona Tennis Courts and Playfield
  • Charles the Clown will perform at 10:00 in the Shelterhouse Lawn
  • The Reptile Man will perform with his reptile friends at 10:30 at the Shelterhouse Lawn
  • The entire event is capped off by a FREE Recess Monkeys performance live in the Playfield at 12:00 noon

Throughout the morning, several Madrona restaurants and organizations will be on site to provide delicious food and treats.  Each provides time and labor at the event, then donates all profits to the MCC to help support Mayfair activities. Participating restaurants include Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria, Restaurant Bea, and St. Clouds. Madrona Ale House is donating ice and the MCC will be cooking up hot dogs, and the Garfield Community Center will be selling water. The bake sale will offer treats donated by Cupcake Royale, Trophy Cupcake, Hi Spot Cafe and Golden Wheat Bakery and Italian sodas sold by Madrona K-8

The MCC gratefully thanks the following sponsors who provided $500 or more to bring these wonderful Mayfair activities to Madrona:

Arts Aloft

Cambium Landscape

Emily Hawkins State Farm Agency

Ewing and Clark Realtors

Harvard Avenue Preschool

Law Contractor

Lakeview Kid’s Dentistry/Dr. Riolo

Madrona Dining and Sipping Society

A special thank you to Hannah Wygal with Monster Design for her complimentary design work on all Mayfair marketing materials.   T-Shirts for the event are on sale at All proceeds benefit Madrona Community Council.

Volunteers help make this event a success. If you can help out, please email Nikki Lundin at

Mayfair is a FREE event for our community. We gratefully welcome all donations to support MCC and Mayfair and will have donation boxes available at numerous locations throughout the event.

Northwest Green Homes Tour in Madrona

The Northwest Green Home Tour scheduled for  April 27th from 11:00am – 5:00 pm) features two Madrona homes, one of which shows:

  • A recently remodeled kitchen with recycled glass tile and counters, cork floors, sustainable cabinets
  • a recycled metal roof (that looks like clay tile!)
  • cisterns (narrow, rectangle-shaped for a small yard) for the edible garden
  • a heat pump for energy efficiency

and more!

The Northwest Green Home Tour is a free and  self-guided tour; for information on the Madrona homes, visit: