Lake Forest Park Events

October 2018

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PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday 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.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Olivia Hawker - The Ragged Edge of Night

October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man's search for light during the darkest times of World War II.
 
7:00pm
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Salmon in our Backyard?

October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

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The Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation presents a program exploring the past, present, and a potential future for Salmon in Lake Forest Park.

 
7:00pm
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Darrin Nordahl - Eating the Pacific Northwest

October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

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From the brisk waters of Seattle to the earthy mushroom-studded forest surrounding Portland, author Darrin Nordahl takes us on a journey to expand our palates with the local flavors of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
 
7:00pm
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Sara Gran - Infinite Blacktop / CANCELLED

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Update: This event has been canceled. The "delicious and addictive" (Salon) Claire DeWitt series returns with a thrilling noir mystery that follows three separate narratives starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest detective."

As Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls raves, these novels are "cryptic, dreamy, funny and gritty as hell ... Claire DeWitt is an unreliable detective unlike any other."

 
 
7:30pm
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Uptown Lowdown - "Dixieland" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Specializing in authentic Dixieland jazz and ragtime. A swinging good time!

 
11:00am
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Special Story Time - Bonny Becker

October 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

 

Join us Saturday Morning for a Special Story Time with Author Bonny Becker!

Bonny Becker and Mark Fearing joined forces for a deliciously spooky story—with a twist ending that'll leave readers hungry for more.

When the Thirteen bus pulls up one dreary, stormy evening, something about it doesn't seem quite right. The driver grins down with a mouthful of long, white teeth, and there's barely any room to sit, but Michael McMichael is bringing his gran something very dear, so he gets on board despite his misgivings.

 
1:00pm
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Tony Bills - Solo Guitar Concert

October 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This versatile solo guitarist performs a diverse repertoire of fusion, Latin, rock, and smooth jazz. From searing jazz/Latin/rock solos to beautiful nylon string musings, Tony provides something for everyone.

 

 
7:30pm
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Moonlight Swing Orchestra "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 6, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

With well over 200 years cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of professional and amateur musicians who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the big band era. 

 
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Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 8, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday 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.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kristy Leissle - Cocoa

October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Chocolate has long been a favorite indulgence. But behind every chocolate bar we unwrap, there is a world of power struggles and political maneuvering over its most important ingredient: cocoa.
 
7:00pm
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Knitting Book Club - Rabbit Cake

October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

All current book club titles are always 20% off Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss Annie Hartnett's Rabbit Cake
 
7:00pm
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Lauren Oliver - Broken Things

October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

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In conversation with Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns trilogy). No tickets or purchase necessary. With all the intensity and whiplash turns of Sharp Objects and One of Us Is Lying, this engrossing psychological thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.

It's been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.

 
7:00pm
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Donna Cameron - A Year of Living Kindly

October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Most of us aspire to be kind. But being kind isn’t always easy. Our best intentions often fade when the realities of daily life intrude: traffic, telemarketers, crowded spaces, time constraints, and our own ineptness. Being kind when we don’t feel like it, or when all of our buttons are being pushed, is hard. But that’s also when it’s most needed.

In these pages you’ll see how a commitment to kindness will improve your life in countless ways, and ultimately can be world-changing. You’ll discover:

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Bob Peterson in-conversation with Tony Angell

October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

 
6:00pm
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Sarah Cannon - Shame of Losing

October 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Days before Sarah Cannon's thirty-third birthday, she receives a frightening phone call from her husband's arborist colleague: Matt, her spouse of seven years and father to their two small children, has been severely injured by a falling tree branch. In a few moments, her visions of their future go dark, and she must learn how to care for the man she depended on for support. 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Michelle d'Amour and the Love Dealers "Jazz/Bebop" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

With plenty of fun, funk, and soul, Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers are always a major hit on the dance floor!

 
7:30pm
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Ray Skjelbred and the Yeti Chasers "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Giving our poor old piano the ride of its life, the ubiquitous Mr. Skjelbred shreds on the ivories with his Sasquatch-seeking buddies on drums, bass, and horns. A Commons favorite!

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday 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.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Beth Jusino - Walking to The End of The World

October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean. 


 
7:00pm
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Kazu Kibuishi - Supernova

October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation FREE! Signing line tickets available with purchase of Amulet#8: Supernova (either hardcover or paperback)
 
7:00pm
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Christopher Kimball - Milk Street: Tuesday Nights

October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation FREE; signing line tickets available with purchase of Milk Street: Tuesday Nights


More than 200 simple weeknight dinners that deliver big weekend flavors in under an hour—with many that take only 25 minutes—from Christopher Kimball, one of Epicurious' 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time. 

 
7:00pm
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Ed Harkness with Alicia Hokanson - The Law of the Unforeseen

October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The Law of the Unforeseen is about family, history, family history, the natural world--its beauty, its degradation--the strange miracle of consciousness. I write about the blues, failure, great apes, time passing, icebergs, massage therapy, the Civil War, crows, bats, potatoes, spoons and drones. Nothing is off the table. In fact, everything is on the table, including the fabled kitchen sink.

 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum - What We Do With The Wreckage: Stories

October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The stories in Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum's new collection are about finding resilience in the face of adversity. Following losses big and small, environmental and familial, universal and personal, the best of us try to recover and rebuild. Lunstrum asks: How do we keep going in the face of grief or disappointment when love fails or disaster strikes? How do we maintain the stamina to carry on in an uncertain world? The characters in her stories are living these questions and learning to reconstruct themselves, their families, and their futures from the wreckage of their broken pasts.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Smilin' Scandinavians "Polka" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Keep the Oktoberfest spirit going with Seattle's #1 polka band! Well known for their mix of Midwestern polka, Scandinavian folk, traditional country western, Dixieland and big band swing. 
Besides being a highly-regarded dance band, the Smilin' Scandinavians are also a top-notch show band, mixing in humor and unpredictable antics to keep even the weariest crowds smiling and dancing.

 
1:00pm
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Northwest Ballet Halloween Show

October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

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

 

 
7:30pm
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Joe Blue and the Roofshakers - "Rhythm and Blues" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Formerly known as "The Fabulous Roofshakers," these hard rockers return to shake up the dance floor with their wailing blues harp, gritty vocals, soulful saxophone along with a rock-solid rhythm section. 

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 22, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday 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.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jon Morris - League of Regrettable Sidekicks

October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A hilarious spotlight on the strangest second bananas in superhero comics, including junior partners, animal assistants, and even heinous henchmen (sidekicks of the villain world). Complete with vintage art and publication details.

Batman has Robin. Captain America has Bucky. And Yankee Doodle had Dandy.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Markus Zusak - Bridge of Clay

October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Tickets required. Two tickets per paid pre-order of Bridge of Clay. Order now to reserve your tickets!

An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be lifechanging."

 
7:00pm
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Nonfiction Book Club - Tell Me How It Ends

October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join Third Place Books bookseller, Courtney, as we discuss this damning look at the treatment of undocumented children seeking a new life in the U.S.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Joe Ide - Wrecked

October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

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In WRECKED, Ide covers new ground with his lovable, unconventional hero, Isaiah Quintabe. Isaiah has never been more successful, and yet he’s desperately lonely and isolated. Thankfully, he finds love with a young painter hiding from her dark past and searching or her long-lost mother. But the painter is connected with a dangerous paramilitary operation, and the risks have never been greater.

 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

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

October 26, 2018 - 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! 

 
11:00am
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Special Story Time with Leslie Patricelli

October 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us at 11am on Saturday, October 27 for a special story time with Leslie Patricelli!

Known for her bestselling board books featuring a certain curly-haired baby, author-illustrator Leslie Patricelli has more than 4 million copies in print around the world. Coming this fall are two new board books celebrating familiar toddler milestones: Tooth and Big Kid Bed. In addition, Leslie has a new hardcover picture book (Bigger! Bigger!) as well as her very first middle-grade novel (The Rizzlerunk Club).

 
2:30pm
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Halloween Hafla

October 27, 2018 - 2:30pm

Lake Forest Park

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

 

 
7:30pm
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Rainy City Riff Raff "Halloween Show" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

These Commons favorites' repertoire, spanning styles from Big Band's Golden Age to contemporary jazz artists, will take a spooky turn for this special Halloween Dance Party! Don your favorite Halloween garb and get in the spirit for a ghoulishly good time.

 
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1:00pm
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Shoreline Junior Strings: Music for Masquerades

October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This small group of local student musicians under direction of Noelle Oquist will perform a fun selection of music arranged for strings, including tango, bluegrass, and pop tunes. 

 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 29, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday 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.

 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Cry, The Beloved Country

October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

All current book club titles are always 20% off Join us to discuss Cry, The Beloved Country, Paton's deeply moving story of Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the backdrop of a land and people riven by racial inequality and injustice.
 
 
4:00pm
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Halloween Celebration

October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Trick-or-Treating at participating Town Center merchants from 4-6pm and costume party and live magic show on the stage at 6!

 

 
6:00pm
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Halloween Magic Show featuring AlakaSam

October 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

After trick-or-treating, bring the whole family for a spooky Halloween magic show great for kids of all ages! Halloween show and festivities are co-presented by Third Place Commons and the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library.