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T'ai Chi Class December 1, 2018 - 8:45am Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

December 1, 2018 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 

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Commons Art-In December 1, 2018 - 10:00am Lake Forest Park

Commons Art-In

December 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists at all levels of experience. Bring your own art supplies (no oil paints/solvents, please). Look for the plastic-covered tables in the Commons.
 

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NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!! December 1, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!!

December 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

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Lisa Toner Violin Recital December 1, 2018 - 12:00pm Lake Forest Park

Lisa Toner Violin Recital

December 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Fifteen violin students, age 5-17, perform seasonal and classical favorites. Lisa Toner is a Suzuki teacher located in Seattle's Wedgwood neighborhood and many of the teenaged students you will see onstage began lessons at a young age!

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Story Time with Catrice Dennis and Asiyah Davis - I Love You Just Because December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm Seward Park

Story Time with Catrice Dennis and Asiyah Davis - I Love You Just Because

December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for story time with Catrice Dennis and Asiyah Davis on Saturday, December 1 at 3pm reading their book, I Love You Just Because.

This children's book defines the many ways a mother loves her daughter! Catrice Dennis writes a simplistic story of a perfect and genuine mother's love. The illustrations are bursting with vibrant colors to keep your little one engaged!

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WA School of Dance: "Here Comes Santa Claus" December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm Lake Forest Park

WA School of Dance: "Here Comes Santa Claus"

December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Washington School of Dance Performance Company presents a series of holiday performances in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater. Celebrate the season with dancers ages 7-18 from their studios in Bothell and Snohomish.

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New Rhythmatics "Soul" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! December 1, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

New Rhythmatics "Soul" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

December 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Twist, shag, jive, and watusi to the retro repertoire of this expressive 5-piece band. From the earliest blues masters to the crooners of the '40s,'50s country duets, movie themes from the '60s, and '70s swampback soul... sit back and groove or jump up and move to our take on a slew of jinky tunes.

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Sunday Morning Wordplay December 2, 2018 - 11:00am Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

December 2, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.  

 

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Shorecrest High School Chansons December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm Lake Forest Park

Shorecrest High School Chansons

December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A select group of acapella singers performing throughout the country - including a performance at Carnegie Hall! From classics to the hits, music from a variety of genres will be performed to your ear's delight!
 

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Turkish Conversation December 2, 2018 - 1:30pm Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

December 2, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish.

 

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Mah Jongg December 3, 2018 - 9:00am Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

December 3, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

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Irish Study & Discussion Group December 3, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Irish Study & Discussion Group

December 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to practice your cúpla focal (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners and fluent speakers. NO MEETING on Dec. 24th (Commons closes early).

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French Conversation December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. NO MEETING on Dec. 25th.
 

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United We Care Kinship Group December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

United We Care Kinship Group

December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Raising the child of a friend or relative? This group is for you! Join a strength based community of peers making connections by providing support, resources, education, and friendship.

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Third Place Commons Game Night December 5, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

December 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.
 

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Reading Through It Book Club - Call Them by Their True Names December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - Call Them by Their True Names

December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.

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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn December 6, 2018 - 10:30am Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

December 6, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. 
 

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Spanish Conversation December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

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Black Jaw Literary Series December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Black Jaw Literary Series

December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Black Jaw Literary Series will occur monthly and feature readings from graduate students, faculty members, and undergraduates of the University of Washington MFA Creative Writing Program.

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Ralina L. Joseph - Postracial Resistance December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Ralina L. Joseph - Postracial Resistance

December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

From Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Shonda Rhimes to their audiences and the industry workers behind the scenes, Ralina L. Joseph considers the way that Black women are required to walk a tightrope. Do they call out racism only to face accusations of being called “racists”? Or respond to racism in code only to face accusations of selling out?

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NO FRIDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!! December 7, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

NO FRIDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!!

December 7, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
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The Phantoms of Soul "Soul" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! December 7, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

The Phantoms of Soul "Soul" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

December 7, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Forgotten blues from the 1920s to the 1960s, from singers of the Deep South to the Great Northwest Corner, resurrected by Washington Blues Society Hall-of-Famer Jack Cook.

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T'ai Chi Class December 8, 2018 - 8:45am Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

December 8, 2018 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 

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Writing Workshop with Jeff Leisawitz December 8, 2018 - 10:00am Seward Park

Writing Workshop with Jeff Leisawitz

December 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Seward Park

Novels, screenplays, poems and stories that radiate with a writer's truth help us to be seen, expressed and healed. When we do this, the words we share become gifts to the world. And to ourselves.

Powerful writing that resonates with audiences is always based on an authentic connection. Learning to tap into our deep truths to let our stories flow with real courage and vulnerability amplifies their emotional power. Bigtime. 

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NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!! December 8, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!!

December 8, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

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Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm Lake Forest Park

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance

December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance
Come enjoy this charming and popular annual holiday recital. (Second show on Dec. 15th.)

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Community Dance Lesson: East Coast Swing December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Community Dance Lesson: East Coast Swing

December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Put on your dance shoes, we're gonna swing! Celia Boarman, professional dance instructor specializing in ballroom, Latin, and swing, will get you ready for the dance floor with a fun and upbeat lesson on East Coast Swing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Meet in front of the stage at 6pm.

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85th Street Big Band - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! December 8, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

85th Street Big Band - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

December 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This lively 19-piece big band plays their favorite reportoire of holiday favorites to get you in the festive mood! It's a night of favorites from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Nat King Cole. 

 

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Sunday Morning Wordplay December 9, 2018 - 11:00am Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

December 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.  

 

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Swingy - A special Sunday dance party! December 9, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Swingy - A special Sunday dance party!

December 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Swingy is the Northwest's premier rockabilly band and has been helping swing dancers boogie for 10 years. Recently returned from their European tour, they are ready to "rock this town" to your musical delight. Bring your dancing shoes and expect to jump out of your seat when the band starts to play.

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Adib Khorram - Darius The Great is Not Okay December 9, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Adib Khorram - Darius The Great is Not Okay

December 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is thrilled to have Adib Khorram here to talk about his debut book, Darius the Great is Not Okay, in conversation with Shaun David Hutchinson (The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, At the Edge of the Universe) on Sunday, December 9 at 7pm.

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Mah Jongg December 10, 2018 - 9:00am Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

December 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

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Knitting Help and Lessons December 10, 2018 - 6:30pm Lake Forest Park

Knitting Help and Lessons

December 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Come early for the Knitting Book Club to get free lessons and tips! Lessons start at 6:30pm and the book club starts at 7pm.

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AAWA presents Stephanie Stokes Oliver - Black Ink December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

AAWA presents Stephanie Stokes Oliver - Black Ink

December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books and the African-American Writers' Alliance are thrilled to host an evening with native daughter and former Essence editor Stephanie Stokes Oliver to celebrate the paperback release of her book Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing

Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power of the written word.

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Magic Monday December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Magic Monday

December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

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French Conversation December 11, 2018 - 5:30pm Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

December 11, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. NO MEETING on Dec. 25th.
 

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Transgender in Seattle December 11, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Transgender in Seattle

December 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A social support group for members of the transgender community.
 

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Third Place Commons Game Night December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.
 

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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn December 13, 2018 - 10:30am Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

December 13, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. 
 

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Spanish Conversation December 13, 2018 - 5:30pm Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

December 13, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

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NO FRIDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!! December 14, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

NO FRIDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!!

December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
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Brian Lee and the Orbiters "Blues" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Brian Lee and the Orbiters "Blues" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Warm up from the cold with a sizzling evening of originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition.

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T'ai Chi Class December 15, 2018 - 8:45am Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

December 15, 2018 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 

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Seattle Pen Club December 15, 2018 - 11:00am Lake Forest Park

Seattle Pen Club

December 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Fountain pen fans welcome all who share their hobby. More information at www.seattlepenclub.com.

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NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!! December 15, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

NO SATURDAY STORY TIME DURING DECEMBER!!

December 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

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Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Show December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm Lake Forest Park

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Show

December 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A second great holiday recital from the NW Ballet Center.

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Rat City Brass "Tijuana Brass" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! December 15, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Rat City Brass "Tijuana Brass" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

December 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

The welcome return of Seattle's premiere Tijuana Brass tribute band who always delights with hot horns and great grooves! 

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10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Farmers Market - Special Winter Market

December 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

The last market of the year! Savor the last winter bounty from your favorite vendors including local, fresh, seasonal produce, meats, handmade treats, and more. Get goodies for your special holiday meals and stock up on those precious market specialty items to hold you through the long winter to come. Look for the market inside at the Commons.

 

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Holiday Craft's Fair

December 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

The beloved annual tradition returns! Chock full of jewelry, fabric arts, wearables, fine arts, holiday decor, kids' items, lotions, soaps, and more, all handcrafted by local, Washington artisans. Find something perfect for everyone on your list (including yourself)! In the lower level lobby of Town Center. 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

December 16, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.  

 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Milner Family Fiddles

December 16, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

This jam-packed day of fun includes our lively, bi-monthly performance by our favorite all-strings family band, the Milners. Always a pleasure! 

 

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

December 16, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish.

 

 
 
2:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Computer Q&A: Five Reasons Why Your Computer Is Slow

December 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Remember the day you brought home that new computer? How shiny and fast it was! No longer. Now it just drags… and you wait. System slow-downs can be very frustrating and difficult to figure out. We will walk through the five most common reasons why your computer can slow down… and what you can do about it!

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

December 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by Courtney of the Seattle Public Library on Sunday, December 16th at 7pm! Drink specials are available from Raconteur during the event. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park.