Lake Forest Park Events

October 2019

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Lake Forest Park

Steven Greenebaum - One Family Indivisible

October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them". One Family: Indivisible engagingly invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith.

 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

The Alex Aaby Jazz Combo

October 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This combo may call the Pacific Northwest home, but they're seeking to keep jazz and the many cultures surrounding it alive!

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Hearth - A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place - Annick Smith & Susan O’Connor

October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. With Special guest, Geffrey Davis.
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Alice Hoffman - The World That We Knew

October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Practical Magic and The Dovekeepers comes a beautiful story of one Jewish child refugee's flight to safety in Nazi German and her mother's impossible decision to set her free.

 

 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lauren Petrie's All Ages Dance Party

October 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Popular musician Lauren Petrie brings his lively repertoire of dance-friendly tunes to Third Place Commons for another afternoon dance party you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family to this fun, all-ages event and get your boogie on!

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Spencer Ellsworth - The Great Faerie Strike

October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A revolution in Faerie!

Ridley Enterprises has brought industry to the Otherworld, churning out magical goods for profit. But when they fire Charles the gnome, well, they've gone too far. And against a gnome's respectable nature, he takes to the streets, fighting for workers' rights.

The Otherworld's first investigative reporter, Jane, is looking for a story. And she finds it, witnessing a murder and getting sucked into a conspiracy within werewolf high society.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Swingnuts "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Spirited vintage jazz, swing, and Brazilian with rare gems from the 1920s to the 1960s, plus some modern originals.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paul Levy - The Quantum Revelation

October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"The Quantum Revelation is mind-blowing." ―Sting 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Moe Ribbs Band "Chicago Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Originals and covers in the style of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and others. Chicago blues so greasy you better bring a bib! 
 

 
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4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Cherry Street Brass Band

October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Sit and sway or dance the afternoon away to the music of the Cherry Street Brass – playing the music made popular by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in the 1960's. You'll be sure to leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Michael Niemann - No Right Way

October 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The fall of 2015. It’s been four years since the civil war in Syria started and over a year since ISIS took over major parts of the country. The refugee stream into Turkey has swelled to unprecedented numbers. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scrambling to offer services and shelter to the multitudes. The Turkish government is doing what it can. Money from the rest of the world and European governments is flowing in to help alleviate the crisis.
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Haben Girma - Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us at Third Place Books to learn about the incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben Girma will appear in conversation with Dr. Catherine M. Cole, Dean of the Arts at the University of Washington.
 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Marty Wingate - The Bodies in the Library

October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Morhaf al Achkar - Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also invites reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life. The author is a family doctor, teacher, and researcher who is also a stage 4 lung cancer patient himself. He is patient #40.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lit Women Book Club - Pleasure Activism

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Rosa for Lit Women, a book club focused on reading books written by women. We welcome anyone looking to read something new, for an open, inclusive, and safe discussion in a no-holds-barred environment. We'll discuss Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown. Get 20% off this title through October! THE LIT WOMEN BOOK CLUB MEETS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE LAKE FOREST PARK STORE. AUTHORS DO NOT ATTEND.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Leigh Bardugo - Ninth House

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation FREE! SIGNING LINE TICKET only available with pre-order purchase of THE NINTH HOUSE from ThirdPlaceBooks.com -- Order your copy here!
  Reading presentation is free at the Third Place Commons stage General seating: first come, first served. Doors at 6pm.
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

National Coming Out Day Fundraiser supporting Lambert House!

October 11, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

On National Coming Out Day (Friday, October 11), join Third Place Books in supporting Lambert House, a local organization that provides a community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Christine Day - I Can Make This Promise

October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A poignant and powerful debut #OwnVoices middle grade novel, about a girl who uncovers a secret that connects her to her Native American heritage, and that throws everything she knows about her family into question. This story is based on the twenty-five-year-old author’s own family history.

In her debut middle grade novel inspired by her family’s history, Native (Upper Skagit) author Christine Day tells the story of a girl grappling with the secrets of her mother’s birth family and trying to find her own Native American identity.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Mike Faast Swing Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bandleader Mike Faast has been singing in groups ranging from bluegrass to western swing to swing standards for over thirty years in the Greater Northwest. He will be accompanied by some of the premier swing players in the Seattle area to perform a wonderful selection of tunes from the American Standards Songbook.

 
1:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Northwest Ballet Center Halloween Showcase

October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Get into the spirit of the season with a spooky, fun dance performance. An annual tradition!

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Mary Lou Sanelli - The Star Struck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs

October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

We all need a safe place to shine when we are young, if not in our parent's eyes, at least in our own. Lucy Maglietta, growing up in the town of tiny Yucca Springs on the vast Mojave Desert, longs for a place that--unlike her home life--feels safe and calm, and she finds it at the Star Struck Dance Studio.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

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

October 12, 2019 - 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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1:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Aging and Active in Your Own Home

October 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Learn how Northwest Neighbors Network plans to help community members stay living as long as possible in the comfort and security of their own homes, with support from neighborhood volunteers of all ages and pre-screened professionals. Members will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Arthur Krull - Hijacked

October 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a true story about a hijacking to Cuba in January of 1980. They safely arrived in Cuba hoping the hijacker would get off, but instead he demanded to refuel and take him to Iran. The flight crew and passengers devised a complicated, risky plan to secretly evacuate.
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Flynn Coleman - A Human Algorithm

October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology

The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. The proliferation of fast-moving technologies, including forms of artificial intelligence, will cause us to confront profound questions about ourselves. The era of human intellectual superiority is ending, and, as a species, we need to plan for this monumental shift.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park City Council Candidate Forum

October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons hosts a nonpartisan candidate forum for Lake Forest Park City Council, moderated and formatted by the League of Women Voters. Hear from the candidates on issues of importance to you before casting your ballot. Questions from both the moderator and audience will be asked. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paul Theroux - On The Plain of Snakes

October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines.
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Richard Alumbaugh - Elmer's Tribal War

October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In the early morning hours of August 27th, 1986, tensions between Elmer McGinnis and the Colville Tribal Police escalated to the point that a beam of light triggered a tragic shootout. Richard Alumbagh’s late wife was the presiding judge in the ensuing murder case. Elmer’s Tribal War is a factual account of these events, and an investigation into who was truly responsible.

 

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Susan Carr "Latin Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Carr’s ensemble has been featured in Earshot Jazz magazine and Spin Magazine. Featuring Grammy nominated percussionist Nonda Trimis, Robert Petersen, and Will Stump, this ensemble has created a percussion driven Brazilian sound and irresistible take on contemporary and international songwriters.
 

 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

October 19, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. During the warm months, sessions will be held outdoors at a nearby park. Please check with the instructor for location: info@sam-ma.com.

 
3:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Race Literacy Book Club - Pushout

October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Third Place Books is excited to partner with The Race Literacy Book Club of Lake Forest Park. Join community members for an exciting exploration of racial equality and unity. The Race Literacy Book Club seeks to provide a safe, inclusive environment to discuss, learn, and challenge our own problematic behaviors and beliefs. On Saturday, September 21st at 3pm, we will discuss Monique W. Morris's book Pushout. Get 20% off the selected title each month.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Alice Boatwright - Collateral Damage

October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

How many years does it take for a war to end? Marking the 50th anniversary of the divisive Vietnam era, this new edition of the award-winning Collateral Damage brings together stories from the perspectives of those who fought, those who resisted, and the family and friends caught in the crossfire between them.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Eugenie Jones "Jazz" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Reminiscent of style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Eugenie Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz and draws listeners inside contemporary story lines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist.
 

 
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9:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Farmers Market Closing Party

October 20, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us in sending the LFP Farmers Market off for the season in style with a day of all your market favorites plus giveaways and special surprises. Bring your crew in costume to start celebrating Halloween early with us. Dogs (especially those in costume) get treats-for-tricks at the Third Place Commons market info tent.

 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Farmers Market Closing Party

October 20, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

Come every Sunday to get the very best in gorgeous flowers and fresh, organic, and locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy, eggs, and a variety of yummy treats. Open rain or shine, it's always a great day at the Farmers Market. SNAP, WIC, Senior Vouchers, & Market Bucks welcome!
 

 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

October 20, 2019 - 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.

 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

October 20, 2019 - 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.
 

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Deborah Nedelman - What We Take For Truth

October 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

It’s 1991 in the North Cascades. The war over the fate of the forest is destroying Grace’s town. She must pick a side.

 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

October 21, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

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

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kids' Book Club - Scythe (Young Adult)

October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join Third Place bookseller Claire for a new bimonthly book club recommended for ages 13-19! We will be discussing Neal Shusterman's beloved dystopian thriller, Scythe. Get 20% off the selected title each month.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kids' Book Club - Scythe (Middle Grade

October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join Third Place bookseller Claire for a new bimonthly book club recommended for ages 13-19! Join us to discuss Neal Shusterman’s beloved dystopian thriller, Scythe.

We will meet on Monday, October 21st at 7 pm. AUTHORS DO NOT ATTEND.

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

October 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Coloring for Adults

October 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bring your own coloring supplies (crayons, pencils, books, etc.) and enjoy coloring in good company. Drop-ins welcome so come and go as you can. There's always time to color!
 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

League of Women Voters

October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to study, discuss, and act on governmental issues.

 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

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.
 

 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

October 24, 2019 - 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. 
 

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.
 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Christopher McDougall - Running With Sherman

October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation is FREE; priority signing line tickets available with purchase of Running With Sherman. Signing line tickets grant the bearer and a friend priority access to the signing line after the event. The author will sign and personalize all books.

 

A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Madeline Miller - Circe

October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for and evening with Madeline Miller, the bestselling author of Circe and Song of Achilles!

 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

October 26, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. During the warm months, sessions will be held outdoors at a nearby park. Please check with the instructor for location: info@sam-ma.com.

 
2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Halloween Hafla

October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for our annual Halloween themed bellydance celebration, complete with spooky costumes and spirited shimmies.
 

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Rainy City Riff Raff "Halloween Show" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Classic swing, waltz, and Latin featuring the sultry vocals of jazz vocalist Dina Blade.

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

October 27, 2019 - 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.

 
2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Computer Q&A: Windows 10 Open Forum

October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Since it was launched in the summer of 2015, Windows 10 has had seven feature updates and regular bug fixes/security updates every month.  While the major feature release rhythm has settled into 2 times/year recently, it may be changing with the next release due around this time.  It’s likely you may have a few questions: How do I know what’s changed? What’s new that is useful? Bring your tips, tricks, questions and concerns to our next Open Forum so we all learn about the latest and greatest of Microsoft’s operating systems.

 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

PRYSM-Diversity Youth Group

October 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A group for youth ages 13-22. Come make friends, socialize, and discuss issues of importance to you! Group meets in the Stadler Room. 
 

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Stephen Chbosky - Imaginary Friend

October 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Admission is free; Priority Signing Line tickets available with purchase of Imaginary Friend. PRE-ORDER NOW to reserve your signing line ticket!

 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

October 28, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

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

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

October 28, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Ordinary Grace

October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Jane to discuss Ordinary Grace, a moving novel about a boy witnessing his family collapse in the face of secrets and betrayal over the course of one summer. Get 20% off the selected title each month. THE LITERARY BOOK CLUB MEETS THE LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE LAKE FOREST PARK STORE. AUTHORS DO NOT ATTEND.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

October 28, 2019 - 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. 
 

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

October 29, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lisa Loving - Street Journalist

October 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Responsible journalism begins with you!

A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for positive change.

 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

October 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

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.
 

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Martin Limon - GI Confidential

October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

US Army CID Agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom become entangled with a pushy tabloid reporter as they investigate a series of violent bank robberies throughout South Korea.
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Nonfiction Book Club - The Terrible

October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

We hope you will join us to discuss The Terrible. Through her signature sharp, searing poems, this is the story of Yrsa Daley-Ward and all the things that happened. "Even the terrible things. And God, there were terrible things." Get 20% off the selected title each month. THE NONFICTION BOOK CLUB MEETS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

October 31, 2019 - 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. 
 

 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Halloween Celebration

October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Trick-or-Treating at participating Town Center merchants from 4-6pm, then a costume party and Halloween clown show on the stage at 6!

 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

October 31, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.
 

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Foster & Frye Halloween Show

October 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

After trick-or-treating, bring the whole family for a delightful clown show that's not to be missed! Halloween show and festivities are co-presented by Third Place Commons and the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library.