This month’s Madison Park Community Council meeting will feature a presentation on emergency preparedness by Public Education Coordinator JoAnn Jordan from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. She will cover what to do in the event of an earthquake or other disaster, including what supplies to have on hand, how to stay safe during a disaster, and how to organize yourself and others afterward. The regular community council board meeting will follow.

The meeting will be held at the Bath House (1900 43rd Ave. E) and begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3.

The holidays are approaching! Check out these Madison Park events coming up in November.

November 3: African American Students & Academics Meeting
6:00-7:30 pm | McGilvra Elementary School
McGilvra Elementary is hosting a dinner meeting for “McGilvra families with African American, African, Caribbean, bi-racial and/or multi-racial black students.” The goal of this event is to learn about the efforts of Seattle Public Schools to support and improve academic performance and social opportunities for multicultural students.

November 14: French Movie Night
Time tba | 1922 42nd Ave E
This movie night at French Truly is part of a four-week French course, but open to those who are not taking the course. “La Gloire de mon Pere” is a story about French novelist Marcel Pagnol’s childhood in Provence. Become a little more French with others learning the language and culture.

November 6: Fiddleheads Family Nature Class
10:00am-12:00pm | Washington Park Arboretum
Get outdoors this fall! Explore the season during the UW Botanic Gardens nature classes at the Washington Park Arboretum. Instructors will lead an educational hike throughout the gardens, letting kids lead the way using their curiosity and senses. Classes are offered throughout the month. November class topics are Silly Squirrels, Mushroom Mania, and Mammals Are Like Me.

November 15: Fall Wine Tasting Event
6:00-8:30 pm | Aegis Living on Madison
Join neighbors and friends at the fourth annual Fall Wine Tasting Event sponsored by Madrona Community Council. Event admission is $32.50, which includes wine tasting and discounted bottles. All proceeds benefit neighborhood activities put on by the Madrona Community Council.

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They don’t call it the Emerald City for nothing – trees are everywhere in Seattle, and many of them have been here longer than some of us have been alive! If you’re interested in learning more about the history and horticulture of the trees that call Madison Park home, join former Pacific Northwest editor of Sunset Magazine Steve Lorton and City People’s horticulturalist Rolland Heibert for a walking tour of the neighborhood this Saturday, October 25.

The tour will take place rain or shine, and should last about 90 minutes. It will depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Park Shore, at 1900 43rd Ave. E. With many trees in various stages of changing colors for fall, this event couldn’t come at a better time!

Welcome the fall during these seasonal Madison Park events coming up this month.

October 6: Gardening with Native Plants
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Washington Arboretum
Learn about landscaping with Pacific Northwest-native plants during this free class at the UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture. Check out the Arboretum’s website for other events like this throughout October.

October 12: Maple Viewing Festival
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
Watch nature put on a show at the annual Maple Viewing Festival at the Japanese Garden. Experience the changing colors of fall presented by the garden’s maple trees as they show off bright orange and red leaves. Festivities also include live music performances, hands-on nature activities, tours, and calligraphy demonstrations. The event is free with garden admission.

October 19: France Travel Workshop
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Pioneer Hall
Local French teacher and native will teach you everything you need to know about traveling in France. Learn language basics, French culture, and how to handle everyday situations so that you are confident in your travel abilities. Some preparation and insider secrets can make your experience abroad much smoother!

October 19-23 & 26-30: Seattle Restaurant Week
Lunch & Dinner | Various restaurants
Seattle Restaurant Week is coming to the Madison Park neighborhood, featuring three course meals for $15 at lunch and $30 at dinner. The participating Madison restaurants are Luc, Café Flora, The Harvest Vine, and Viola! Bistrot.

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