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Garden Party: Festival in the Evening Sun

JUNE 28, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

 

The Seattle Japanese Garden will be hosting its biennial fundraiser and celebration of everything the garden has to offer. Join us for a summer evening in the Seattle Japanese Garden sipping sake under the setting sun!

 

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Attendees will savor local wine, specially-chosen sake, Japanese beer, and a dinner menu inspired by the food found at a traditional Japanese summer festival.

Described as the “Best Kept Secret in Seattle,” this is one summer evening event you won't want to miss.

Diners will be serenaded by a jazz trio and be enveloped by the lush greenery of the garden in summer and watch as the sunset transforms the landscape into majestic twilight.

 

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All tax-deductible proceeds will go to support programming, operations and capital improvements for the Garden.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Tickets: $125
Purchase Tickets Here

 

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May 2018 Police Reports

JUNE 25, 2018 | LOWELL HARGENS

No robberies, no aggravated assaults, and only 3 burglaries were reported to the police from Madison Valley during May. Furthermore, two of the three burglaries were delayed reports of incidents that happened in April. Technically then, the count for April was 9 burglaries and that for May was only one. This is the smallest total, both for burglaries and for the total of all three types of incidents, since I started collecting data on Madison Valley police reports back in 2013.

 

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1. On May 1 police were called to investigate a burglary at business on 19th near Mercer. When they arrived, the owner told them that an alarm had been set off around 2 AM the previous Saturday (April 28th). When he arrived shortly thereafter, he found that the front door to the business locked and no there was no evidence that anyone had been inside. As a result, he decided that it was a false alarm. Subsequently a witness called the business and reported that he had seen a man enter, set off the alarm, and then quickly leave, locking the front door as he did so. Police did not search for fingerprints on May 1 because others had been in and out of the business since the burglary. As they were leaving the police were asked to investigate another burglary that had also happened on April 28 at a nearby apartment building (see next item).

2. Shortly after midnight on April 28, a burglar entered an apartment building on 19th near Mercer by using his cell phone to hack the building’s security system. Once inside, the burglar spent approximately an hour and a half roaming around the building before leaving. The next day, residents discovered that someone had opened several packages in the building’s mail room, but apparently little or nothing was taken because the police report gives the value of the losses due to the burglary as only one dollar. Video footage of the incident suggests that the burglar was the same person who had twice previously burgled that apartment complex. Police did not look for fingerprints because they weren’t informed of the burglary until May 1 and several days had passed since the burglary.

3. Sometime between 10 AM and 10 PM on May 2 a burglar entered an apartment on 26th near John by crawling through an unlocked bedroom window. The burglar apparently took only a laptop computer, and the burglary wasn’t discovered until the next morning when a resident couldn’t find the laptop. Police found evidence that the burglar had entered through the window, but were unable to find fingerprints.

 

Lowell Hargens is a Madison Valley resident and former University of Washington professor of sociology specializing in the statistical analysis of data.

 

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Summer Paella Dinners at The Harvest Vine

JUNE 19, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

 

July Paella Dinner featuring Carmona Flamenca!

 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
$150.00 per person (pricing includes food, wine pairings, flamenca entertainment, tax and gratuity)
Tickets can be purchased via our website!

Guest Arrival: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Begins: 6:30 p.m.

The Menu:

Course 1: Pimientos de Padron: fried Galician-style green peppers with sea salt & Avinyó Petillant 2017

Course 2: Ensalada el Landó: thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, sherry vinegar & garlic & Tresolmos Verdejo 2016

Course 3: Paella: chicken, rabbit and chorizo paella with saffron bomba rice & Seis de Luberri 2015

Course 4: Plato de Quesos: a selection of Spanish cheeses with accompaniments & Remelluri Lindes de San Vicente 2011

Course 5: Flan de Vainilla: creamy Spanish-style vanilla bean custard & César Florido Cruz de Mar Cream Sherry

No substitutions please.

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August Paella Dinner featuring Ben Woods!

 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
$150.00 per person (pricing includes food, wine pairings, flamenca entertainment, tax and gratuity)
Tickets can be purchased via our website!

Guest Arrival: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Begins: 6:30 p.m.

The Menu:

Course 1: Pimientos de Padron: fried Galician-style green peppers with sea salt & Rezabal Txakolina 2016

Course 2: Ensalada el Landó: thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, sherry vinegar and garlic & Protos Verdejo 2016

Course 3: Paella: chicken, rabbit and chorizo paella with saffron bomba rice & Valenciso Reserva 2010

Course 4: Plato de Quesos: a selection of Spanish cheeses with accompaniments & Nexus One 2015

Course 5: Flan de Vainilla: creamy Spanish-style vanilla bean custard & Don Px 2014

No substitutions please.

The Harvest Vine
2701 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA. 98112
206 320-9771
www.harvestvine.com

 

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Women-Only Strength Class

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Starting June 18th, Emerald City CrossFit will be holding a 10-week, women-only strength program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

This Strength Class for Women will teach you everything weight training beginners need to know. Starting with body weight resistance exercises, the class will progress to lifting free weights in the gym. All fitness levels and ages welcome!

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• Learn how to lift weights safely with proper technique.
• Strength train with other women who share your goals in a fun, supportive and motivating environment.
• Increase your muscle and improve definition focusing on appropriate levels of progression to train the entire body. 

Participants can come as little or as often as they like!

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Emerald City CrossFit
2308 E Madison St.
(206) 465-9640
info@emeraldcitycrossfit.com

www.emeraldcitycrossfit.com/strength-class-for-women

 

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Traffic Advisory

JUNE 4, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

The University of Washington Commencement is Saturday, June 9, from 12:30–4:30. The heavy traffic around the university often backs up in the Arboretum.

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For more information:
http://www.washington.edu/graduation/ 

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Ask a Master Gardener

JUNE 2, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

Did you know that the Graham Visitors Center in the Arboretum has master gardeners who can help you at no cost? Yep, every Sunday, noon to 4:00, volunteer master gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions!

 

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Madison Valley resident, master gardener, and bird expert, Penny Bolton (right) answers my questions about aphids. “Thanks Penny!”

 

Graham Visitors Center
2300 Arboretum Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112
For more information about the center, visit their website.

 

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