The chilly fall weather and upcoming holiday season have reduced the events happening in and around the neighborhood, but there are still a few fun things to do in between your holiday shopping and snuggling up inside where it’s warm. Here are a few ideas…

Throughout November: Workshops at City People’s Garden Store
Various Dates | City People’s Garden Store
Each month, the City People’s Garden Store offers a variety of workshops. In November, the workshops offered are as follows:

Throughout November: Wine Tastings
Varying Times | Madrona Wine Merchants
Madrona Wine Merchants offers wine tastings throughout November for interested or curious wine-o’s!

  • French wine Tasting, November 4th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, November 5th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus a limited PAID tasting of Champagne from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, November 11th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, November 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Wines, November 18th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, November 19th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 2: First Thursday Tram Tour
11am — 12pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum’s 13-passenger tram offers monthly tours of the expansive nature park. Riders and participants on the first Thursday tour each month will learn about highlights of the season, new plantings, history of the Arboretum and more as they travel from the Graham Visitors Center to the Pacific Connections Garden. This is an open-air tour that operates year-round, rain or shine. Register here.

November 4: Haiku Workshop
11am — 1pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
The first Saturday of November marks the last Family Saturday of the year at the Seattle Japanese Garden, and Michael Dylan Welch, a representative from Haiku Northwest will be offering a Haiku Workshop from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stroll through the garden for poetic inspiration and then work to write a haiku in the traditional Japanese style.


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