Category Archive • Family Activities

Edible Books, Recorders, and Ian McFeron

It’s another eclectic Saturday at Third Place Commons, starting with some edible books.   What, you might wonder, is an edible book? It is a dessert, appetizer, main or side dish inspired by a book. During a festival, edible books are displayed, admired, judged – and then eaten.  Join us for a fun and tasty ...

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Bach in a Hula Skirt and a Little Jive

Spend a Saturday at Third Place Commons, and you are likely to enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences.  This Saturday, March 21, will be especially colorful. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by offering performances in subways, public spaces, and concerts open to all. ...

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Valentine’s Day in the Commons

Third Place Commons has the best Valentine’s day gift for you!  The inspiring Total Experience Gospel Choir takes the stage at 2 pm to share the love.  Please plan your day around this special event, and bring people you love! And for a preview, please click here to see a video made a few years ago ...

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Scottish Dance and Song on Saturday

Don’t let the post-holiday blahs get you down.  All you need is a lively dose of Scottish music and dance this Saturday, January 10th at 3 pm on the Commons stage. Come see The Shelton Highland Dancers perform many of Scotland’s treasured dance, including the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling, the Hornpipe, and many others this Saturday. The concert ...

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New Year, New Music!

New Year, New Music!

Happy 2015!  Welcome to a new year, and a new line up of musicians in the Commons! While you’ll see many of your favorites, we’ll be interspersing new acts and expanding the Commons musical offerings!  From tried and true Swing bands and blues favorites, to 70’s dance covers (Commander Mojo) and bluegrass tinged covers of ...

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Let the Holidays Begin!

Third Place Commons comes alive with music during the holiday season.  We are always delighted to welcome young musicians to the stage for their seasonal recitals, and this weekend, we start with the Laura Martin Studio.  Violin students and several talented parents take the stage on Saturday, November 22 at  3 pm to celebrate the ...

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Hallow-week in the Commons

We love Halloween in the Commons, and hope you’ll join us for special events all week long.  Of course, Friday is THE day, and we have lots  planned for you! Tuesday, October 28  at 7 pm:    Scary Stories for Brave Listeners Local storytellers will share frightening, yukky, and true tales of ghosts and hauntings, followed by ...

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Whole lot of Halloween Shaking in the Commons

Yes, Halloween is more than a week away, but it is never to early to start celebrating.  This Saturday, October 25th, Northwest Ballet Center, our resident dance school, takes the stage at noon to  get us in the mood with chilling and fun dances of the season. Then, at 2 pm, it’s the Belly Dance Halloween ...

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Music for Labor Day Weekend

Music for Labor Day Weekend

Blackberry Bushes “Bluegrass” –  Friday, August 29 @ 7:30 Cara Francis “Jazz” – Saturday, August 30 @ 7:30   Here comes the weekend!  And I bet you’re curious what to expect on the Third Place stage. Keep reading to find out!   The Blackberry Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into ...

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Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain “Swing” – Friday, August 15th  @ 7:30 Island Jazz Quintet “Jazz” – Saturday, August 16th @ 7:30 Dina Blade, (of Swingin’ in the Rain) is a refreshingly natural singer with a great sense of time and swing who specializes in singing American popular songs from the 1930s and 40s,preserving the work of master ...

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