Events in and around Madison Valley

Dec 7

Arboretum Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum



The Arboretum’s annual holiday sale features a great selection of botanical decorations and nature-inspired gifts.



Buy handcrafted wreaths and centerpieces; unusual fresh-cut greens; locally made jewelry, soaps, housewares, and cards; kids books and toys; and much more.



Free admission & parking. Enjoy complimentary hot drinks and children's activities.



All sales support environmental education and tree care at the Arboretum.


Dec 7

Roots Wine Company with Winemaker Chris Berg -- 2-4pm

In 1999, the Berg family planted seven acres of mostly Pinot Noir on the 20-acre property near Yamhill in the Willamette Valley. In 2002, they picked their first harvest of a whopping three tons, which were made into 72 cases of Pinot Noir. Today, Roots produces approximately 5,000 cases annually. Besides their estate fruit they also source from neighboring vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. While Pinot Noir is the main focus, they also make an estate Pinot Gris and a Chardonnay sourced from Cancilla Vineyard. Stop by on Saturday when winemaker Chris Berg will be with us showing off his creations.



2018 Roots Sparkling Rosé $19

Chris’s pinot noir sparkler pulls off the complicated juggling act of being both delicious and affordable.



2017 Roots Estate Pinot Gris $16

This is a well-made Oregon Pinot Gris whose lush mouthfeel bursts with flavors of ripe pear and sweet orange blossom and then finishes with a distinct minerality.



2017 Roots Cancilla Vineyard Chardonnay $22

Oregon seems made for Chardonnay.



2018 “Klee” Pinot Noir $19

In homage to one of winemaker/owner Chris Berg’s favorite artists, Klee is named for the famous Baus Haus artist Paul Klee. The 2018 is vibrant and layered; the hallmarks of Oregon Pinot are all here: dark/sour cherry, plum, cola, soil, delicate body, bright acid, fine tannins. Remarkably complex at a great price



2017 Roots Crosshairs Cuveé Pinot Noir $22

This wine is made from grapes sourced from Roots Estate Vineyard (35%), as well as the following Yamhill-Carlton AVA sites: Saffron Fields (30%), Fairsing (20%) and Yamhill Springs (15%). All are meticulously farmed and utilize sustainable methods. The wine ages for 17 months in barrel with 15% being new French oak.



Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday, we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:

www.madronawinemerchants.com

info@madronawinemerchants.com


206-860-6017


Dec 8

Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: "On Our Way Home"

Joyful! Noise Seattle community choir presents our holiday concert: "On Our Way Home.” Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration! We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas -- the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth. And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition. Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

Adults $25; Seniors and Youth $20; Children under 12 Free; Groups of 10: $12 per person

Sunday, December 8 3:00pm (until 5:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Monday, December 9, 7:30pm (until 9:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Seattle First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122



For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org/concerts


Dec 8

A Charlie Brown Christmas - with the Jose Gonzales Trio

Madison Valley's own Jose Gonzales (co-owner of City People's Garden Store) leads his amazing jazz trio in their annual live performance of Vince Guaraldi's classic album "A Charlie Brown Christmas".



The Trio plays twice on Dec-8. The Main Event features a 6 pm cocktail hour, two hours of music, a sales table of fine chocolates, and a silent auction. Earlier that day there is a 1 pm Matinee with a lower ticket price, discounts for youth, and a shorter set list for patrons who don't want to stay up late. Proceeds benefit Strawberry Theatre Workshop programs for 2020.



WHEN: Sunday Dec 8th at 1 pm and 6 pm

WHERE: Cornish Playhouse (formerly the Intiman Playhouse) at 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

TICKETS: charlie.brownpapertickets.com

MORE INFO: www.strawshop.org/charlie-brown.html


Dec 9

Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: "On Our Way Home"

Joyful! Noise Seattle community choir presents our holiday concert: "On Our Way Home.” Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration! We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas -- the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth. And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition. Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

Adults $25; Seniors and Youth $20; Children under 12 Free; Groups of 10: $12 per person

Sunday, December 8 3:00pm (until 5:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Monday, December 9, 7:30pm (until 9:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Seattle First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122



For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org/concerts


Dec 14

Shop Local Celebration at Madison Center

Madison Center is hosting a local shopping event on Saturday, December 14th from 11am - 5pm. We've handed out flyers to our retailers along 2800 - 2814 E Madison Street, and will be serving treats to the shoppers that come by.



Facebook event link:

www.facebook.com/events/2606736229372140



Join us for the Shop Local Celebration at Madison Center! Finish your holiday shopping while supporting your favorite local businesses. It's a win-win! Stop by and enjoy some holiday treats during this special annual event!


Dec 3

Giving Tuesday: Madison Books +Reading Partners Seattle

Join us at Madison Books or online to support Reading Partners Seattle this #GivingTuesday.



Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which is December 3 this year. The goal of observing this day is to inspire millions of people all over the globe to show up and give back to their favorite causes.



There are several ways you can show your support for Reading Partners:



Join us at Madison Books on Tuesday, December 3rd:

Anytime on Tuesday: Purchase a book from our wish list at Madison Books. Madison Books will be generously donating 15% of proceeds to Reading Partners Seattle.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Stop by for a Q & A discussion with our Executive Director and learn extra tutoring tips.



All are welcome to attend!