Little Women preview comes to Third Place

  • Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:05pm

Jo and Laurie of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, “Little Women,” are coming to the Third Place Commons on Saturday, March 29, in a special preview event.

Come and get a free sneak peek at an all new lovingly adapted musical version of the novel from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m. on the Common’s stage. The preview will include four songs from the production. The full length performance is showing at the Village Theatre in Issaquah until April 27. Tickets are also on sale for showings at the Village Theatre in Everett from May 2-18.

The production is guided by the memories of Jo March from an attic where she spends time writing about how she and her younger sisters experienced love, loss and growing up during the American Civil War.

The musical is an adaptation by Sean Hartley and features a Richard Rodgers Award-winning score by Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard.

Third Place Commons is located at 17171 Bothell Way N.E. in Lake Forest Park. For show times and ticket prices at The Village Theatre visit

Enjoy Chamber’s Spring Fling

Come enjoy sweets and steppin’ out at the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling Dessert and Dance on Saturday, May 3 at Jay’s Dance Experience, upstairs at Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline.

The Spring Fling event will begin at 7 p.m. with a dance lesson by Jay’s Dance Experience, followed by dancing for those who want to can try out any new dance steps. A dessert buffet will follow. Non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. To find out more, call the chamber office at 206-361-2260 or visit

Splash Week at the Northshore YMCA

Summer fun often takes place on or around the water. Prepare for a safer summer on the water with the Northshore YMCA by signing up for “Splash Week” April 7 through April 10.

The YMCA offers its Splash program with levels grouped by age and ability. The focus for Splash is on the beginner and intermediate swimmers, getting them more comfortable in the water, and teaching them important water safety skills. Each class will focus on a different part of water safety, including backyard pools, boating, beach and ocean, and water park safety.

Classes occur in the evenings in 45-minute intervals. The cost is $3 per swimmer each day.

Registration for the upcoming Splash program is underway. Please call or come to the Northshore YMCA, 11811 NE 195th St. in Bothell. Enrollment is limited and financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available to families in need. For more information about preparing for a safer summer on the water, contact Jamie Owens at the Northshore YMCA at 425-485-9797 or

Volunteer to drive the Senior Shuttle

Caring and dedicated volunteer drivers are urgently needed to transport local seniors from their homes to destinations in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities.

Many seniors rely on the free Senior Shuttle service to help them stay active, healthy and independent. However, without more volunteer drivers, the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center will be forced to reduce service hours, leaving seniors with no way of getting to hot lunches at the Senior Center, grocery stores, medical appointments and other local errands.

The shuttle runs weekdays and volunteers choose to drive either one morning or one afternoon shift each week. Volunteer drivers must be over 25 years old, hold a valid driver’s license and have no at-fault accidents during the past three years. Volunteers do not need a special driver’s license. Free training in defensive driving, passenger assistance and CPR/First Aid is provided.

For more information, please call Cindy Zwart at 206-448-5740 or apply online at The Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Shuttle is part of Senior Services, a non-profit organization supporting King County Seniors since 1967.

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