The Seattle Christmas Ships will be viewable in the Denny Blaine area several times over the next couple weeks. The next chance to see the Christmas Ships will be Saturday night down the hill from Denny Blaine at Madrona Park. The ships will actually be the grand finale of the Very Merry in Madrona this Friday and Saturday. The Christmas Ships, a Seattle tradition for 62 years, will stop in front of Madrona Beach between 9:25 and 9:45 PM on Saturday night (December 3rd). Come and enjoy brightly decorated ships and the holiday songs by the Dickens Carolers while standing by a warm bonfire on Madrona Beach on the south side of the Spectrum Theatre.
Flashlights and warm clothes are recommended. The Seattle forecast looks to be clear but cold.
If you have little ones at home, the Madrona Christmas Ship schedule may be late for your family. You may want to consider going to Mount Baker neighborhood on Sunday night where they will have three shows: Ferdinand Street Park (the boats will be in the bay between Seward Park and Lake Washington Boulevard) from 5:40 to 6:00 PM; Stan Sayres Memorial Park (aka The Pitts) from 6:15 to 6:35 PM; and Mt. Baker Beach Park from 6:45 to 7:05 PM. Monday the Christmas Ships will be at Seward Park starting at 8:25 PM or you can wait until Saturday, December 17th when the Christmas Ships will be at Madison Park Beach from 4:55 to 5:15 PM. You can also check the full schedule of stops to find a date and place that is convenient to you.
Metro is considering changing a bunch of bus routes including the #2 which services Denny Blaine. The suggested change is to have the #2 still travel to Denny Blaine, but it would only go to Downtown Seattle and back. No longer would the service head to Queen Anne or Belltown before heading back to Denny Blaine. The main problem I see is the #2 used to access all of Downtown Seattle; the proposed bus line would only go as far north as Madison before heading back to Denny Blaine, giving little access to the rest of Downtown.
If you are concerned, you should take the Metro survey. The changes are planned for September 2012, but the wheels (on the bus) are already turning so you better speak now.
Evensong is the most particularly Anglican service in all of Christian Worship. It is sung regularly in many cathedrals and parish churches throughout this country, and daily in many places in England. The choir traditionally offers certain portions while the congregation joins in the hymns and prayers. The public is welcome to join the Epiphany Parish in the Denny Blaine area on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6 at 5 pm for this service of rare and mystical beauty. Epiphany Choir will sing music of prominent English and American Composers.
The Shore Run/Walk takes place this Sunday, June 12th. If you want to race you can still register for the event at Starbucks in Madison Park or Leschi on Saturday from 8-11 am. Otherwise Denny Blaine residents can line up on Lake Washington Boulevard near Denny Blaine Park or Viretta Park and cheer on the racers. The Shore Run starts at various times: the 5K walk/run starts at 8:15 AM in Leschi, the 10K starts at 9 AM in Seward Park, and the kid’s 1/2 mile run starts at 10:15 AM.
Molly Moon’s opened this past Tuesday just up the hill from Denny Blaine in the Madrona Business District. The initial plan is for the store to be open 7 days a week from noon to 11 PM daily. I have previously written about Molly Moon’s opening their new micro-store in Madrona, but I saw them working on the storefront last week and took this photo. In fact, Molly Moon, the owner, was there checking on the progress of the construction and is in the photo.
The new Molly Moon’s is a different concept. They are NOT selling ice cream cones, but they do have their famous ice cream prepackage ready to eat and specialty treats which they do not offer anywhere else. Take a trip up the hill from Denny Blaine and check out the new micro-store and enjoy an ice cream while you are there.