Jingle All the Way through December at Third Place Commons

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Caspar Babypants at The Commons

Every month is a busy one at Third Place Commons, but December is always extra jam-packed!

With everything from an indoor holiday farmers market and crafts fair to dance recitals and dance lessons to holiday concerts and the beloved children’s entertainer Caspar Babypants – plus live music and dancing every weekend like always – the month to come is no exception.

Here’s a quick overview of just some of the always fun, always free happenings in December.

85th Street Big Band holiday show
at The Commons

Weekend Music and Dancing every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm:

Sat, Dec. 1 – New Rhythmatics (Soul)
Fri, Dec. 7 – Jack Cook and the Phantoms of Soul (Soul/Blues)
Sat, Dec. 8 - 85th Street Big Band (Big Band/Swing)
Fri, Dec. 14 – Brian Lee and the Orbiters (Blues)
Sat, Dec. 15 – Rat City Brass (Tijuana Brass)
Fri, Dec. 21 – Mark Dufresne Band (Blues)
Sat, Dec. 22 – Purple Passion Swing Band (Big Band/Swing)
Fri, Dec. 28 – Market Street Dixieland Jass Band (Swing Plus)
Sat, Dec. 29 – Left Turn on Blue (Soul/Blues)

Visit the Third Place Commons calendar to read about each of these great acts. And big thanks to Merlone Geier Partners and the Town Center at Lake Forest Park for their continuing support for this fabulous program!

Community Events in December:

Lisa Toner Violin Recital
Sat, Dec. 1, 1:00 PM
Violin students, age 5-17, perform seasonal and classical favorites.

Here Comes Santa Claus - WA School of Dance
Sat, Dec. 1, 3:00 PM
Celebrate the season with dancers ages 7-18 in a series of holiday performances in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater.

Shorecrest High School Chansons
Sun, Dec. 2, 1:00 PM
This select group of acapella singers perform throughout the country - including at Carnegie Hall! From classics to the hits, a variety of genres will be performed to your ear's delight!

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance
Sat, Dec. 8, 1:00 PM
Don’t miss this charming and popular annual holiday recital. (Second show on Dec. 15th.)

East Coast Swing Dance Lesson
Sat, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM
Celia Boarman, professional dance instructor, will get you ready for the dance floor with a fun and upbeat, all-ages lesson. No partner necessary. Meet by the stage.

Swingy! A Special Holiday Dance Party
Sunday, Dec. 9, 6:00 PM
The Northwest’s premiere rockabilly band has recently returned from their European tour, ready to "rock this town.” Bring your dancing shoes and expect to hit the dance floor when the band starts playing.

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance #2
Sat, Dec. 15, 1:00 PM

Holiday Farmers Market and Crafts Fair
Sun, Dec. 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
One last farmers market to get you through the winter plus the ever-popular annual Holiday Crafts Fair for all your holiday shopping. More details to come!

Milner Family Fiddles
Sunday, December 16, 11:00 AM
Texas style bluegrass from our favorite locals will provide a soundtrack for your lunchtime visit and indoor market shopping.

Computer Q/A: Five Reasons Why Your Computer Is Slow
Sun, Dec. 16, 1:00 PM
System slow-downs can be very frustrating and difficult to figure out. Learn about the most common reasons for this… and what you can do about it!

Caspar Babypants – Keep It Real Concert!
Thurs, Dec. 20, 10:30 AM
Sing and dance along with one of the most popular children’s performers in the Northwest for an all-ages family concert. Presented by Lake Forest Park Library.

Your Commons community is waiting for you, and you’ll find even more to do on the online calendar. So take a break from the holiday hubbub and head to the Commons for the holly-jolliest of months.

Third Place Commons is a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. It is located at the Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155.

Find out how you can support great community programming like this and hundreds of other free events all year long here. See you at the Commons!


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