A Sephora store appears to be coming to Ballard Blocks 2.

According to the Ballard Blocks site plan, the international cosmetics store will be opening a new location in the corner retail space at 14th Ave NW and NW 46th St.

Sephora is currently hiring for a number of positions at the soon-to-open Ballard store. This will be their fourth Seattle location; there’s one store at the U-Village, one in South Lake Union, and another downtown.

A soft opening will be on April 19th, The grand opening will be on April 23rd. They will be giving away some special gifts during the grand opening. Ask for Eileen our certified beauty expert for colors, and skincare.

Photo: Sephora’s downtown location on Pine St.

Martial Arts Instructor Jaron Johnson is having outdoor training on self-defense near Northgate Saturday, Nov 14th. 10am – 12pm. The cost is $15. but if you mention “MagnoliaVoice”, he will not charge you. He teaches with a different style of self-defense. You will need to know the basics of protecting yourself in this climate of smaller police presence. It’s called MaatDefense.com. Check out his website. To any veterans If you like to check it out for free, get a workout, and learn new techniques.

Catharine Blaine, Lawton and Magnolia Elementary to close for a minimum of 14 days

From SPS:

Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. In our response to COVID-19, we must depend on the wisdom of our health experts and elected officials and lean on the resolve of our strong community.

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We have been following the guidance of Public Health Seattle and King County and implementing preventive and responsive strategies, but in light of Governor Inslee’s request that all citizens practice measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is now time for the district to act swiftly.

Starting Thursday, March 12, Superintendent Denise Juneau and the Seattle School Board will close Seattle Public Schools for a minimum of 14 days as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently guides. This necessary action is an effective way to disrupt widespread infection.

Beginning Thursday, March 12, all school building activities including school day instruction, childcare, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice. Wednesday, March 11, childcare and extended day supports will continue as planned. We have an emergency food plan which will be put into place on Monday, March 16. More information will be provided by Friday, March 13.

The decision to close the district was extremely difficult. We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families and we recognize that working families depend on the consistency and predictability of supports and services our schools offer. We are working with partners and the city to determine how to best mitigate the impact closing schools will have on working families.

We also recognize there are still a lot of unknowns about this disease and just how prevalent it is in our community. Yesterday, we had our first staff member confirmed with COVID-19. As testing becomes more readily available, these cases will increase. While children appear to be more protected from extreme symptoms, adults, including our educators and employees, need support and protection as well.

As we have shared many times, our goal has been to keep our doors open as long as possible in order to support our students and the entire community. Our incredible school staff, school leaders, and central support staff have been unwavering in this commitment. We appreciate their service to our community, children, and families.

It is in times like these that our community values become visible. Please take care of each other. Reach out to neighbors and lend a hand to those in need. We will get through this, but it will take all of us thinking creatively and continuing to support our community’s children.

The superintendent will continue to stay in conversation with the city, state, and local officials, and partners as our entire region responds to new guidance and a call to take an active role combating COVID-19.

More information will be communicated Thursday, March 12, to all families. Please check the Coronavirus 2019 Update webpage for new information.

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Seattle Public Schools Letter and Video Archive with Transcript Translation

The 2019 Fall Festival is THIS SATURDAY, Oct 5, from 6-9pm, in the school parking lot and will take place rain or shine! The entire community is invited, so bring your friends, neighbors, and family for carnival games, rides, crafts, and a cake walk! There will be family food and drinks for sale, as well as a beer garden (21+). Worried about missing the UW-Stanford football game? You can watch it in the beer garden beginning at 7:30pm (the Cougs have a bye this weekend).

Magnolia’s annual celebration. We are so excited to see you there!

Friday 8/2

2:00            Bounce houses open
2:30            Beer Garden open
9:00            MOVIE ~ “Mary Poppins” (1964)

Friday Stage

1:15            “DRAVUS
2:00            “Noise Died Young
3:00            “Woodstock at 50 tribute”           
4:00            “Midwest”              
5:00            “Mother of Pearl”            
6:00            “Infinity Project”                                  
8:00             “Soul Purpose”                 

Saturday   8/3

10-10:30     Kid’s Parade
10:30          Magnolia Summerfest Seafair Parade

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11-8            Vendors/Bounce houses open
11-6            Toy boat building/racing with Center for Wooden Boats
11-2            Kid’s games with the Girl Scouts
11-2 Kid’s Arts & Crafts hosted by Illumination Learning Studio
2-4            Arts/Crafts/Relay Races

Saturday Kid’s Stage

12:45-1:30 Alleyoop Musical Games and Puppets (Al Hirsch)
2:15-2:50 Zero & Somebuddy Performance
3:45-4:30 Seattle School of Rock

Saturday Stage

8:30            Barre3 class
12:00         “SixFoot Savage acoustic”         
1:30            “Left Hand Smoke”  
3:00            “Daydreamers”                                                      
4:30            “Skinny Blue Band” – blues/rock             
6:00            “Washed in Black” – Pearl Jam tribute                    
8:00            “Prom Date Mix Tape” – 80’s New Wave covers

Sunday  8/4

11:00               Vendors/Bounce houses open
11:00-2:00 Kid’s Arts & Crafts hosted by Illumination Learning Studio
11:00-4:00    Toy boat building  & racing with Center for Wooden Boats
2:00-4:00      Arts/Crafts/Relay Races

Sunday Kid’s Stage

12:15-12:45 Zero & Somebuddy Performance
1:15-2:00 The Not-Its
2:30-3:00 Alleyoop Musical Games and Puppets (Al Hirsch)

Sunday Stage

9:00            Zumba class        
10:45-12:15   Talent Show                       
12:45-1:30     “Mary & the Rave”      
2:00-2:30      PetPros Pet Fashion Show               
3:00-5:00      “Hit Explosion
5:00            Festival ends

Outdoor Movie

The 1962 original movie “Marry Poppins” starring Julie Andrews


A Candidate Forum featuring primary election candidates running for Seattle City Council District 7 will be held on June 20, 2019 at the Magnolia United Church of Christ. Pilgrim Hall will open at 6 p.m. with Forum candidate presentations running from 6:30-8:30 pm. The Forum will include short presentations from each candidate and community-focused questions on the upcoming elections. All members of the community are encouraged to attend to hear, see and question the candidates. The Candidate Forum will be held at: United Church of Christ – Pilgrim Hall (enter from Eastmont) 3555 W. McGraw Seattle, WA 98199

This event is co-hosted by the Magnolia Community Council and the Queen Anne Community Council. There will be free (donations accepted) onsite childcare offered for the forum.