July 3, 2008

Enjoy movies under the stars at Lake Boren Park

Moviegoers get comfortable in Lake Boren Park for an evening of movie watching on the big inflatable screen. Photo by Rick Tagaki

Three children’s favorites are among the slate scheduled for the Moonlight Movies series at Lake Boren Park. The movies are shown on a large inflatable screen at the center of the park. The movies begin shortly after sundown.

On Aug. 1 is “Over the Hedge.” The 2006 computer-animated film is based on the characters the from United Media comic strip of the same name.

On Aug. 8 is “Monsters, Inc.” The animated feature from the creators of “Toy Story” depicts life behind the scenes of things that go bump in the night.

On Aug. 15 is “Ratatouille,” the story of a rat who loves to cook and gets his chance by teaming with the klutzy, human garbage boy in the kitchen of a fancy French restaurant.


July 3, 2008


Concerts in the Park at Lake Boren are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 20. See a listing of bands at

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. July 9. The featured speakers are Dennis Yarnell, of the Newcastle Shell station, and Nancy Reilly, of NCR Accounting Service. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-888-6922.


The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers dance classes at 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. Go to

Walk for Life is a free, ongoing program to exercise safely and effectively. Meet friends, learn information and advice, and get monitoring from on-site expert staff members every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9:30 a.m. at Bellevue Square Mall. Enter at Skybridge No. 4. Call 206-645-3673.


Bahá’í Faith of Newcastle offers meditation for people of all faiths from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at 14702 S.E. 80th St. Call 430-8047.


Skyhawks sports programs offer a multisport course (soccer, basketball and baseball) from 9 a.m. - noon, July 7-25, at Lake Boren Park. The program is for ages 4 to 7. Skyhawks also offers a cheerleading course from 9 a.m. - noon, July 7-11, at the park for ages 6-12. Cost for both courses is $122. Call 800-804-3509.


Lake Heights YMCA Older Active Adult Program is at Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Activities include community service projects, crafts, pinochle games and birthday bingo once a month, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sack lunches are available for $3. Reserve one in person early that day. Call 644-8417.


The Society of Artists for Newcastle, an art organization, is seeking new members. Call 271-5822.
MOMS Club of Renton meets for play dates at parks and other locations. New activities are planned daily. This nonprofit, nonreligious organization provides daytime support for moms and their families. Call 260-3079.

Bridge players are wanted, evening or daytime. Games take place at various homes in the Hazelwood area. Call 255-0895.

Newcastle Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15550 Six Penny Lane. Call 206-947-5741.

Newcastle Historical Society meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday at City Hall, 13020 S.E. 72nd Place. Call 226-4238.

An international dinner, sponsored by Bahá’í Faith of Newcastle, is at 6:30 p.m. the third Friday. Call 430-8047.

Drinking Liberally, an informal progressive social group that discusses politics, meets at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E. Go to

Eastside Mothers & More, a social network for mothers, meets the second Tuesday and third Wednesday (without children) from 7-9 p.m. in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated). Go to

Library events

The following events take place at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, unless otherwise noted. Call 747-2390 or go to

“Backyard Wildlife” - Learn about nature in your backyard and pick up a homemade bird feeder, presented by Nature Vision, at 7 p.m. July 30. Registration is required and begins July 16.

“Incredible Insects” - Explore the world of insects and meet a live Madagascar hissing cockroach, presented by Pacific Science Center on the Go, at 7 p.m. July 16.

“The Kite Runner” - See the movie based on Khaled Hosseini’s book at 6 p.m. July 14.


Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation-trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Go to 


Eastside Bluebills, a Boeing retiree volunteer organization that provides opportunities to help others in need and assist charitable and nonprofit organizations, meets from 10 a.m. - noon the third Wednesday at the Bellevue Regional Library. Call 235-3847.

King County Library System’s Words on Wheels program needs volunteers to select and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. Training is provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have their own transportation and be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check. Call 369-3235.

Places to go

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, on Lakemont Boulevard Southeast, is a 3,000-acre park with more than 30 miles of trails and the site of the 1880s coal mines. Go to


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Newcastle man fulfills dream in adult recreational league

Josh Phanco resembles the Michelin Man as he waddles down the corridor leading to the rink at Castle Ice Arena, weighed down by 50 pounds of hockey goaltender gear.

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