It may only be a week past Halloween, but it’s never too early to start planning for the Holidays, (especially if you’re looking to catch those pre-season sales!). The Magnolia Mom’s from Our Lady of Fatima are hosting a shopping event this evening at Fatima Parish Hall to raise funds to provide winter coats for Seattle area children in need.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with 25 local vendors selling clothing, fun handmade jewelry, chocolates and treats, accessories, iPhone covers, and more! Lots of good holiday gift ideas, and there will also be a Fashion Show by Vixen Spa, massages and brow waxing, and raffle items to giveaway! The event is from 6:00-9:00PM, bring your shopping bags, and shop til you drop.
IslandWood is an educational non-profit on Bainbridge Island. IslandWood serves schools and children in the Magnolia area. They are hosting a spectacular event on May 5th called Dinner in the Woods. It is held on their campus amongst the Douglas Firs and black-tailed deer on Bainbridge Island. They have an exciting schedule planned: cocktail hour, a scrumptious dinner prepared by their acclaimed chefs, local wine pairings, and silent and live auctions with stellar items. The whole family is invited and they will also provide educational children’s programming. There is no need to dress-up. True to their roots, this is a jeans-and-fleece gala. More information about the event can be found on their website: ditw.islandwood.org.
Head down to the village tomorrow night April 27, from 5-8. 22 Magnolia merchants will have entertainment for all. Food, libations, music and art, what more could you ask for? A great way to spend Friday night!
The much anticipated Taste of Washington is here this weekend! Two days filled with countless tastes from over 200 wineries all over Washington State. Held at the convention center, this year’s Taste of Washington will allow attendees to sample some of the finest wines they already love, and try something completely new and unheard of. Navigating the list of vendors might be somewhat of a struggle, not to mention all of the amazing restaurant vendors that will be providing yummy samples of their finest bites, so if you’re planning on attending, be sure to make the most out of your two days. Wines will be uncorked tomorrow starting at 2pm for the public, and 1pm for the VIP list. There will be seminars presented by restaurateurs, sommeliers, and sponsors. Canalis, the 2011 Washington Wine Restaurant of the year, is presenting a food and wine pairing seminar, forking over their best kept secrets on the best wine to pair with your meals. If you missed any of your favorite wineries on Saturday, don’t stress because you’ll be able to repeat your entire experience Sunday afternoon with a 2nd day of sipping and sampling the best of the Northwest. You can even attend Tom Douglas‘ seminar on Sunday, (also a food and wine pairing class) and afterwards head over to the Viking Chef’s stage and watch him slave away in the kitchen to create one of his famed dishes right before your eyes. For more information, or to order tickets now visit the Taste of Washington.
It’s that magical time of year again in the Northwest and what better way to bring in the holiday season than the 62nd annual Christmas Ship Festival from Argosy Cruises. The festival features the ever popular Christmas Ship decked out with décor, filled with music and brimming with holiday spirit. The Christmas Ship sets sail on 25 nights this season and stops at many Puget Sound waterfront locations. If you live in Magnolia, make sure to see the ships tomorrow, December 7th, in the nearby neighborhood of Ballard. The ship wll visit the Ballard Locks from 8:10 to 8:30 pm, then make its way to Golden Gardens Park and stay there from 9:05 to 9:25 pm. Onboard, riders can enjoy chorus performances and a visit from Santa Clause. You can also ride on one of the dinner cruise boats which trail behind the Christmas Ship so you can experience all the sights and sounds while dining. If you didn’t spring for a ticket this year, don’t worry because Golden Gardens Park is a great place to simply watch the festival and see the ship with your family. If you would like to purchase tickets for a Christmas Ship cruise, see a full schedule of events or to find more information, please see the website. Ticked proceeds will benefit the Seattle Times Fund for The Needy. See you at Golden Gardens!
If you have an opinion, march on down to Caffe Appassionato by the Fisherman’s Terminal in Magnolia this Saturday, November 19th, 9am-11am. For some, that’s early on a Saturday; however, the coffee beans from the roasting plant (yes, Caffe Appassionato does its own roasting) will keep you energized, as well as the delicious dark chocolate Appassionato mocha.
Magnolia is certainly getting into the festive Halloween spirit. The neighborhood will be having a series of Halloween events that’s perfect for families, young kids, teens, and even dogs. Here’s a series of events happening in the neighborhood and at the Magnolia Community Center to get you and your family into the Halloween spirit. For more info, check out the article in the Magnolia Voice.
For the kids in elementary school, there’s a Glow in the Dark Night on Friday, October 21st from 5:30pm-8pm. Here’s more details:
For the teenagers in the family, Halloteen Night is happening Friday, October 21st, from 8:30pm-11pm. It’s $3 for 6th-8th graders. Bring student i.d.
To get your pooch in the Halloween spirit, there’s Dog-o-ween happening on Saturday, October 22nd from 11am-2:30pm. It will be held in the future dog park, Magnolia Manor Park. For more info, go here for the website.
For something for all-ages, there’s pumpkin carving on October 26th from 6pm-8pm. It’s $3-$7, depending on the size of your pumpkin. Go here for more info.
Bring your kids trick-or-treating in Magnolia Village on Monday, October 31st. The village shops along West McGraw street will be handing out candy for kids in costume from 4pm-6pm.