Events & Workshops

Learn about our expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months.
Most of the events are FREE, do not require registration and are held in the Events Area.

Please note: While we are a dog-friendly store, dogs are not allowed in the Events Area or the Garden Cafe. Working service dogs are an exception and are always welcome. Please refer to our Pet Policy for more information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Drought Recovery and Developing a Resilient Landscape

October 10, 10-11:30pm

Ladd Smith and the Saving Water Partnership  

Our gardens and landscapes have just gone through the hottest and driest summer on record. Last year was also dry and the predictions are for another round of below average winter moisture. How did your landscape survive? Learn methods that can be done now to help your plants recover from the summer and prepare your garden for the coming winter conditions. Also learn methods on how you can still have a beautiful garden even in low water summers including how and when to water.  

Harvest Festival

October 17, 11am-4pm

The leaves are turning and the kids are wiggling -- time to pack up the crew and head to Molbak’s for a day of family fun! For more information click HERE!

Tamara Belland Watercolor Portraits

October 17, 11-4pm

Capture the moment with a gorgeous watercolor keepsake! Schedule a 30 minute sitting with Tamara and take home a beautiful piece of original art. No pets, please. Fee: $30. Click HERE to register.

Do It Yourself Foodie Gifts

October 24,10-11am

Amy Pennington, author of Fresh Pantry,  Apartment Gardening and blogger at Amy Pennington

Learn how to make delicious and lovely handmade food gifts this year to dazzle your family and friends!  Sampling from several different techniques – fermentation, infusions, aged cocktails – learn how to make large batches to use at home, for hostess gifts, or holiday gift giving. Learn the art of making AGED EGGNOG (it take a month!), AMARO (a bitter-sweet herbal spirit that aids in digestion AND tastes great), PRESERVED LEMONS (prized for their intense, lemony flavor), VANILLA EXTRACT, VANILLA SUGAR & more.  

Monster Walk & Trick or Treating

October 31, 4-6pm

Hosted by Red-Wood Reserve magazine, Molbak’s and participating local businesses

Jump start your Halloween fun by trick-or-treating with Molbak’s, Red-Wood Reserve and participating businesses.

· Start at Molbak’s and pick up your trick-or-treat map and goody bag.

· Parents– don’t forget to enter  to win a drawing for a Molbak’s gift card!

· Head out with the little monsters to collect treats from participating businesses! 

Girls Night Out

November 12, 7-9:30pm

Benefiting Gilda’s Club*

Gather your girlfriends and join us for a fabulous night of shopping, laughter and fun while benefiting the cancer support services of Gilda’s Club. Fee: $20 per person. Registration REQUIRED - no tickets available at the door! For more information CLICK HERE

*Seattle Gilda’s Club is a non-profit program offering free community based programs of social, emotional and educational support for men, women and children impacted by cancer.

Care and Feeding of Garden Tools

November 14, 10-11am

Melissa McGinn, Seattle Tilth

Do your tools go to bed for the winter rusty and dull? Learn how to keep them sharp and happy! 

Holiday Centerpieces

November 14, 12-1pm

Molbak’s staff

Learn how to create a stunning holiday centerpiece with elements that can be swapped out to go from Bountiful Thanksgiving to Christmas Celebration!


Girl's Night Out

November 19, 7-9:30pm

Gather your girlfriends and join us for a fabulous night of shopping, laughter and fun while benefiting the child abuse prevention and intervention programs supported by Northwest Children’s Fund. Fee: $20 per person. Registration REQUIRED - no tickets available at the door! For more information CLICK HERE.

*Northwest Children’s Fund is dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect by investing in programs for at-risk children and their families. 

Ebru: The Ancient Turkish Art of Painting on Water

November 21, 2-4pm

Tricia James, Scarfcraft

Join Tricia James as she teaches this ancient form of marbling using contemporary paint products. All materials supplied. Great girls afternoon out idea or holiday gift making workshop! Each participant will paint and take away 2 silk scarves, 2 candles, 2 wine glasses, 2 canvases. Light snacks and beverages provided. Fee: $97 Register HERE.