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Are you prepared for Trick-or-Treating in downtown Madison Park?
All of the local merchants between 41st Avenue East and 43rd Ave. E. (close to Madison Park Beach) will be dressing up in costume and handing out treats again this year. Some may even share a joke or two!

Plan to bring the kiddies on Tuesday, October 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm for this family-friendly event. Around 300 families from the community usually attend, and it’s expected that there will be as many this year as well.

The Madison Park Co-op Preschool is providing a photo booth at Triangle Park, located in front of Bing’s Food & Drink at 4200 East Madison Street. Come one, come all! And Happy Halloween to you!

Photo: Julia Raasch

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.

Bring the kiddos to Red Wagon toy store in Madison Park this Saturday, October 14th for a fun morning of rock painting! Kids can get creative and make the neighborhood a more colorful place during the gloomy fall months, by hiding their beautifully painted rocks around Madison Park after the paint dries, leaving a fun surprise to find.

The Rock Painting event at Red Wagon is from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon.

There are some fun events happening around Madison Park and Madison Valley this month. Take a look…

Throughout October: 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 October, the workshops offered are as follows:

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

  • Sunday Sippers: Marchesi Fumanelli Wine Tasting, October 1st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, October 7th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, October 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, October 14th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, October 21st from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, October 22nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, October 28th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, October 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 5: 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.

October 5-15: Maple Viewing Festival
10am — 5pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
It’s that time of year when all of the gorgeous maple trees in the Seattle Japanese Garden are changing color! The Maple Viewing Festival runs October 5th through 15th, with live performances, cultural activities, craft-making, a maple tree scavenger hunt, and more. Free with admission to the garden.

October 19: Classical Wines Dinner
6pm — 9pm | Harvest Vine
Taste some of the most classic wines with Marshall Jorgensen at Harvest Vine’s Classical Wines Dinner. Chef Joey Serquinia has prepared a delightful menu of four courses to pair with the wines. Click here to view the full menu. Tickets are $115/person, all-inclusive.