Spring has sprung on E. Madison, and there are several Madison Valley and Madison Park events to look forward to in April!
- BIG NOTE: Rover’s was originally scheduled to turn the lights off in April, but they’ve extended their closure to near the end of May (currently May 25th)! Get your reservation for one of Rover’s last meals, before the restaurant closes for good. Their phone number is 206-325-7442.
All April – Madison Park Art Walk Call for Artists: Artists interested in participating in the Madison Park Art Walk (September 13 – October 4) need to contact Heidi Randall to receive information to apply. Artists must apply by May 15th to participate.
- April 1 – Monthly Madison Park Community Council Meeting: This month’s community council meeting will host John Klicka, a biology professor from the University of Washington. John is also the curator of birds for the Burke Museum, and will be addressing the topic of eagles in the Madison Park neighborhood – including Eddie, the eagle killed on the 520 Bridge last year. The Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on April 1st at the Madison Park Bath House.
- April Saturdays and Sundays – Workshops at City People’s Garden Store: On scattered Saturdays and Sundays in April, City People’s Garden Store will be holding workshops on gardening and the outdoors. Subjects include Season Extension and Hoop Houses, Managing Pests in Fruit Trees, Succession Gardening: Flowers All Year Round, Bird’s Eye View Family Workshop, and Growing Great Tomatoes. Most classes run from 11 a.m. to noon. Check out their website for more information, or to register, email them here.
- April 7-11 & 14-18 – Seattle Restaurant Week: Plenty of Madison Park and Madison Valley restaurants are participating! Café Parco, Luc, Café Flora, Crush, Daniel’s Broiler in Leschi, The Harvest Vine, Voila! Bistrot, and Restaurant Bea are included. Restaurant Week is when eateries all over the city serve prix-fixe menus of three courses for $28.
- April 13 – Historic Seattle 2013 Building Renovation Fair: Learn how to maintain or renovate your historic Seattle home at this fair. Meet experts in old buildings, such as salvage houses, architects for restoration and renovation, and more. The fair is on Saturday, April 13th at the Washington Hall a little ways south of Madison Valley on 14th Ave. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find more information on the Historic Seattle website.
- April 17 – Monthly Merchants Association Meeting: The Merchants Association meeting for April will take place on April 17th at 8:30 a.m. at Café Flora. Business owners and associates, community members, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
- April 17 – Monthly Madison Valley Community Council Meeting: Residents, merchants, and anyone with an interest in Madison Valley are encouraged to participate in the monthly Madison Valley Community Council Meeting coming up on April 17th. The meeting will be held at The Valley School at 7 p.m.
- April 27 – Madison Street Neighborhood Clean-Up: Join your fellow neighbors in a community clean-up! This event is taking place in the Madison Valley section of E. Madison, cleaning between 23rd and 30th streets by weeding, painting over graffiti, and planting flowers to make the neighborhood look great for summer. Anyone is welcome to participate, and free coffee will be provided by Harbour Pointe Coffee, with free pastries by Harvest Vine and Luc. The clean-up starts at 9 a.m. at Harbour Pointe Coffee. Contact Lindy Wishard (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Featured photo from Seattle Times’ Restaurant Week Website.