Category Archive • Community

A guest blogger writes about the market

It is always wonderful to see the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from a fresh perspective.  And it is even better when someone new to the neighborhood falls in love with one of our community’s greatest resources.  Please welcome Cybele O’Brien, and enjoy this account of her first summer in the Pacific Northwest. As a newcomer ...

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A Big Bad Big Band Weekend

The weekend is already here and it is time to get your dancing shoes ready for this weekend’s music in the Commons!   Left Turn on Blue is a 10 piece band (rhythm section, 4 piece horn section, and vocals). The band brings a vivid sound with horn and rhythm sections that can fill the house with blues and ...

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We All Need the Sun with Eli Rosenblatt

The Commons is the place to be this Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 4 pm.  The always amazing Eli Rosenblatt is taking us on a tour of the sun! Starting 92,960,000 miles from earth, follow the path light takes from the sun as it helps seeds to grow, lets us see and warms up our ...

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Student Art on Display in the Commons

For the past 3 years, Third Place Commons has been honored to display student artwork from Shorecrest High School’s self/contained classroom, taught by Tizbee Holm.   Artist Aime Palmer facilitates these painting experiences, made possible by a grant from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.   Please take some time to appreciate these engaging and empowering paintings ...

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Holiday Weekend Schedule in the Commons

Are you getting ready to celebrate Independence Day?  So are we, and here are some weekend schedule changes. There will be no music in the Commons on Friday evening.  Enjoy the holiday!   Saturday night at 7:30 pm, we welcome the Groove Messengers, playing a variety of tunes from Jazz to Rhythm & Blues, and almost everything in ...

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Celebrating the LFP Rotary Club

We have some great community partners, and in the last year, the Lake Forest Park Rotary really stepped up to support our programs. This Saturday evening, we honor Rotary’s great work, and invite you to the party. The amazing Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra will make the evening swing. And the icing on the cake? Rotary is ...

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Gravity Defied in Third Place Commons!

On Saturday, June 21, the amazing Alex Zerbe will defy gravity on the Commons stage from 3:30-4:30 pm. Did you know you can demonstrate basic concepts of physics through the art of juggling? Learn about gravity, friction, center of mass and gyroscopic stability while being amazed by the skills of Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac.  This ...

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Countdown to the Secret Gardens Of Lake Forest Park

This coming Saturday, June 14, six spectacular gardens in Lake Forest Park will open for the best tour in the area.  At this point, the planning committee is still keeping the details secret, but we have to share just a few.  So, this is what we can tell you: * You will get to see a ...

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Commons Legacies

In the course of a year, Third Place Commons hosts over 900 events.  Many of those are musical, and most of the performers on our stage are local.  In 2013, generous funding from 4Culture enabled us to produce a series we called the Commons Legacies Project.  We featured musical families, talented folks, every one of ...

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What are you doing Saturday?

Happy May everyone!  We’re kicking off the month with a lively Saturday in Third Place Commons.  Hope you can join us. The first Saturday of the month is our Art-In.   Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists – bring your friends and/or make new ones! There’s no instructor, just ...

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