Nutcracker Sweets


Photo: ©Paul Sanders Photography; ARC Dancers

Looking for an alternative to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker? This local, family-friendly production at a fabulous price is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. It’s sized-down; its excerpted nature makes this performance more child-friendly and non-artsy-boyfriend/girlfriend date-worthy.

ARC Dance brings The Nutcracker alive for families and friends in this abbreviated version of the classic ballet. ARC’s “Nutcracker Sweets” is a fanciful, child friendly interpretation of the story. The professional dancers of ARC Dance Company and talented students of Arc School of Ballet (ASB) will perform excerpts from this holiday classic. ARC’s Nutcracker Sweets is a family event that will bring holiday cheer to all.

WHO:  ARC Dance and Arc School of Ballet

WHAT:  : “Nutcracker Sweets”

WHERE:  The Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. NE Seattle WA 98125

WHEN: November 14th, 2014

CURTAIN: 7pm (Doors open at 6:15pm.)

TICKETS: Adults $10.00  Seniors $9.00 Children under 12 years-Free.

Please join us for Sweets and hot cider after the show. This is a fundraising event for the performing arts at the Lake City Community Center to provde arts programming for young and old. Donations are accepted. After the program, attendees can have their photos taken with the performers!

Advance tickets are now available at the Lake City Community Center and also online at:

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 Photo: ©Paul Sanders Photography; ARC Dancers


Performing Arts

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Community Meeting October 8  6:30 PM

Last year over the holidays LCCC hosted Taproot Theatre’s Touring Group for their production of A Christmas Carol. Upon leaving attendees proclaimed, “We need more of this in Lake City!”

We listened. The 2014 Holiday Performance Season at LCCC includes two events:

imgNovember 14 Nutcracker Sweets, excerpts of the Nutcracker Suite as performed by ARC Youth Ballet Company. Full costumes, classic music, and just long enough for families to enjoy together. After the program, attendees can have their photos taken with the performers! Tickets are $10/pp, under 12 free. Advance tickets are now available the Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle Wa. Next to the Library or online at; Brown Paper tTckets


clarence_its_a_wonderful_life-8875December 14 It’s a Wonderful, Improvised Life! Inspired by the holiday favorite, It’s A Wonderful Life. Taproot Theatre’s Touring Group will invite the audience to co-create this family friendly, holiday event. Tickets $10/pp, under 12 free. Advance tickets are now available the Lake City Community Center 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle Wa. Next to the Library, or online at: Brown Paper Tickets

Plans are in the making for 2015 to offer monthly performance programs and arts instruction, but we need to hear what you would like to see and support!

Please attend our Community Meeting at Lake City Community Center, 6:30pm-8PM on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Bring your ideas and happy thoughts for Lake City’s artful future!

Location: 12531 28th Avenue NE, next to Lake City Library.

 For more information regarding the performing arts programs at LCCC please see our website at: www.theartery.usnew Vigilantes (2)

Lake City Parade

 Community Meeting 6:30pm Tuesday, October 21

Please join us for our Community Meeting at Lake City Community Center to share with us your experience of the Lake City Parade.  We are seeking an organization to “Pick Up The Baton” to produce the parade in the future. We want to meet you, talk with you and hear your thoughts. 

The meeting address is 12531 28th Avenue NE, next to the Lake City Library.




Pancake Breakfast December 7


This Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am – 11:00am, the Lions Club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast to raise money for Olympic Hills Elementary.  The Lions Club will also be giving away free books for kids! Children of all ages can choose 2 free books from a wide selection. Tickets are available at the door: $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids.


STOMP OUT HUNGER at North Helpline Food Bank

November 2, 7 – 9 PM  Bring non-perishable food to fill the food barrel and come line dance with Denise Hunsaker, instructor for our Tuesday night line dancing group, Dancin’ with Denise!  No line dance experience necessary. Come to have a good time, for a good cause. $5 per person.

Senior Meals

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Meals are served at Lake City Community Center (LCCC). $3 donation requested for seniors; seniors will be served regardless of their ability to pay. $6 donation requested for non-seniors.

HIP and LCCC are working together to offer an activity for seniors after lunch. For more information on HIP Senior Meals, please call Kate Murphy at 206.317.1979.

Dancin’ with Denise! Tuesday night Line Dancing

Enjoy a welcoming, non-threatening Dance Party Environment

  • Learn 10 to 12 Beginner Level Line Dances celebrating a variety of music  including Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Disco and Country
  • Increase your mastery of basic and beginner dance steps weekly
  • Experience the benefit of this excellent low-impact  exercise for both your body and your brain within a fun group atmosphere
  •  Cost

    • 6 classes for $65 or $12 per class
    • Visit our calendar for more information.

    Salmon Bake

    We’ll be having another wonderful Salmon Bake at Lake City Community Center noon to 6 p.m., August 2 and 3. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

    It’s a tradition among many Lake City businesses to treat their team to lunch on the Friday of Salmon Bake.  Bring them to the Center or pick-up lunch and take it to the park.

    Grilled salmon
    Rice or baked potato with baker’s butter
    Fruit compote
    Delicious ice cream
    Coffee, soda or water 

    Hot Dog lunches are available.

    Bring the family between 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday, August 2 at the center and enjoy International Dancing, too!

    For more information, contact Diane Haugen, Executive Director, at (206) 363-3287.