» Is Third Place Commons part of Third Place Books?
» Who runs Third Place Commons?
» What activities does Third Place Commons offer?
For young children and their caregivers:
* Weekly sessions of Playtime!, facilitated by the Center for Human Services
* Stage Programs during the summer and during the holiday season, sponsored by the King County Library System
* Annual community Halloween celebration
For younger school-aged children:
* Pinewood Derbies with local Cub Scout Packs
* Outreach programs with the Girl Scouts
* Concerts with elementary school musicians in the Shoreline and other neighboring School Districts, as well as private music and dance studios
For high school students:
* Lake Forest Park Youth Council talent show
* Shorewood African Arts Show
* Area school jazz band performances
For people of all ages:
* Weekly language conversation groups in French, Spanish and German
* Seattle Opera Previews
* Weekly T’ai Chi Classes
* Mah Jongg Mondays
* Friday Night Knit-Ins
* LFP Garden Club Meetings with public presentations
* Monthly Computer Q and A
* Regular Town Halls with elected officials
* Sunday Game Days
» How does Friends of Third Place Commons raise funds?
We welcome people to become members for as little as $40/year. Members are entitled to reserve the Stadler Meeting Room (for more information, go to the Meeting Room Page). Our primary fundraiser, the annual Third Place Commons Community Breakfast, is held on the second Thursday of February.
» How is this money used?
» Who are Third Place Commons Partners in the community?
- City of Lake Forest Park to offer special events such as the Home-Based Business Fair, the Earth Smart Green Fair, and candidate and issue forums;
- King County Library System System to provide free WI-fi and Friends of Lake Forest Park Library to provide and support special events on our stage;
- Shoreline School District to produce student concerts, art shows, and other cultural events, and to provide space for PTSA meetings;
- Center for Human Services to offer weekly Playtime sessions for young children and their caregivers;
- 4Culture to support programming and equipment acquisitions through grant funding
- Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center to provide space for Mah Jongg Mondays, informational public programs on Aging Independently, and cooking demonstrations;
- Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council to host annual awards ceremonies, poetry readings, and other special events;
- North Urban Human Service Alliance to host annual and special meetings;
- Town Center Merchants to convene quarterly merchant meetings in the Commons, and to offer collaborative opportunities such as day sponsorships at the farmers market, participation in events such as the community Halloween party and the Ciscoe Morris broadcast at the Garden Tour.
Through the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, we offer a food assistance program, and partner with the following agencies to distribute Market Bucks:
- Shoreline School District Family Advocates
- Center for Human Services
- Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
- Dale Turner Family Y
» How can you support Third Place Commons?
Friends of Third Place Commons is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible. We are registered with the Washington State Charities Program as required by law. For additional information regarding the organization’s activities or financial information, call 800-332-4483.