News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale starts Friday through the weekend

March 1st, 2012 by Support Staff

Update Saturday March 3: “We

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Fall library sale is this weekend at Magnuson

September 20th, 2011 by Support Staff

More than a quarter-million books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books and art prints will be up for grabs – cheaply! – this Saturday and Sunday at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s Fall Book Sale.

Most hardbacks are $2. Paperbacks $1.

The book sale is at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Building #30. Hours are Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

There is a preview Friday evening for members of the Friends.

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An afternoon concert at Magnuson Park – and a $4,000 national award

September 3rd, 2011 by Support Staff

The food bank garden at Magnuson. City of Seattle photo.

This afternoon the Magnuson Children’s Garden is hosting its Fifth Annual “Blues for Food” fest:

A day-long benefit concert for the P-Patch Trust, (which) supports local food banks, shelters, and hot meals programs. Free gardening fun for the whole family during the afternoon hours of the concert.

Those hours are noon- 4 p.m.

More good news – the Magnuson Community Garden won one of five $4,000 grants from DeLoach Vineyards, an organic winemaker.

The national prizes were awarded to the gardens garnering the most votes.

Thanks to you, the Community Garden will be able to build disabled-access garden beds in the P-Patch and install educational signage throughout the site. This will create more opportunities for gardeners of all ages and abilities to grow their own food, and will make it easier for each and every visitor to the Community Garden to learn about the 6 distinctly different areas within it as they stroll though its trails and pathways!

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Outdoor movies come to Magnuson on summer Thursday eves

June 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

Get set for The Princess Bride? School of Rock? How to Train Your Dragon?

How about Top Gun?

All are coming to Magnuson Park this summer, hosted by Epic Events as the PEMCO Insurance Outdoor Movies.

The movies and associated events take place on Thursday evenings from July 14

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"Global Water Dances" comes to Magnuson on Saturday

June 24th, 2011 by Support Staff

Global Water Dances, a worldwide event/performance to raise awareness of water issues around the world, will take place in 60 cities around the world on June 25th at 5 p.m. local time.

The performance here will be 5 p.m. at Kite Hill in Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.

Organizers say it will begin with an introduction by Fran Solomon, an environmental biologist who will speak for 15 minutes about local water issues.

Then will come a series of dance and movement choir performances, culminating in an opportunity for the entire audience to join in a simple participatory movement sequence. There is no charge for attending.

The event starts PROMPTLY at 5:00 (in order to stay in synch with all of the other cities), so please come with enough time to get settled. Attendees might want to bring a lawn chair or blanket for sitting in the grass.

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The Magnuson Community Garden needs your vote

June 16th, 2011 by Support Staff

City of Seattle

Any number of websites are stumping for the Magnuson Community Garden’s bid to win one of five $4,000 grants from DeLoach Vineyards, an organic winemaker.

“Magnuson Garden is

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Children's Garden vying for national grant

April 11th, 2011 by hillaryu

Update 4/12: The Children’s Garden just emailed to say it will again be featured by garden guru Cisco Morris.

The “Gardening with Ciscoe” TV show contacted us on short notice to use the garden to film another episode yesterday, featuring a really cool slug and snail expert, Ciscoe and Meeghan’s usual gardening tips, and the news about the Gray Whale Garden’s new eye! Tune in this weekend and/or the next two weekends, at any of the times and stations listed below:

Saturday 4/16 @ 3:30pm on KONG-TV, Saturday 4/23 @ 10:30 am on KING-TV, Saturday 4/30 @ 10:00 am on KING-TV and @ 1:30 pm on KONG-TV.


The Children’s Garden at the Magnuson Community Garden is hoping to get a $4,000 grant from Organic Gardening Magazine and DeLoach Organic Winery.

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:

The Children

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Friends of the Seattle Public Library holiday sale Saturday

November 18th, 2010 by hillaryu

Magnuson Park’s Building 30 will once again be the site of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s holiday book sale.

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Magnuson's latest: $21M pediatric dental center

August 19th, 2010 by hillaryu

                                                                                            Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times

Among all the exciting developments going on at Magnuson Park — a new, multimillion indoor soccer facility, new indoor tennis center, new turf sports fields, low-income housing — this one might have the biggest impact yet on the community: a new $21 million pediatric dental center.

Opening Sept. 1, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, located at 6222 NE 74th St., is a partnership of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle Children’s hospital, Washington Dental Service and Washington Dental Service Foundation.

The center expects 30,000 visits the first year and will be using a whole new model for pediatric dentistry aimed helping keep kids out of the dental chair in the first place. The new center’s goals and what is driving the effort are outlined in an article by our news partner The Seattle Times.

(Photo used with permission of The Seattle Times)

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'Best of Magnuson Park' this weekend

July 16th, 2010 by hillaryu

This weekend is the Summer Best of Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE) sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Northwest Arts Alliance.

From the Parks Department:

Art: The Best of Northwest artists will be selling their latest creations in the atrium like space of Hangar 30 from 10 a.m.

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