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October 7, 2008

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Events

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The featured speaker is Don Bressler, president of Renton Technical College. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-888-6922.Eastside Mothers & More, a social network for mothers, will host an open house from 7-9  p.m. Oct. 24 at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. Go to www.eastsidemothersandmore.org.

Village Theatre presents “Saint Heaven,” a passionate tale of courage, faith and coming home, through Oct. 26 at Frances J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Issaquah. Tickets are $22 to $58 and available by calling 392-2202 or going to www.villagetheatre.org.

 

Classes 

The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers dance classes at 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. Go to www.learn2dance4fun.com. 

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.

 

Religious/spiritual

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.

Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation, 7935 136th Ave. S.E., will observe Yom Kippur at 7 p.m. Oct. 8; Sukkot at 7 p.m. Oct. 13; and Simchat Torah at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The community is invited. An offering will be taken. Call 793-3000 for details or go to www.BeitTikvah.us.

 

Youth

October events at the Lake Heights Family YMCA:

The Wild and Wacky Pumpkin Derby, sponsored by Adventure Guides, is at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Center Court at Factoria Mall. Participants need to bring a decorated pumpkin on wheels to roll down a track. Do not hollow out the pumpkin. Before the rolling, there will be a parade around the mall to show off pumpkins and costumes. E-mail dmayer@seattleymca.org or call 644-8417.

 Mini-leaguers basketball signup — this league is for children ages 3 to 6. Games and practices take place Saturdays at the old Newport Heights Elementary School, 12635 S.E. 56th St., starting Nov. 15 and go for five weeks. Cost is $45 with a current program membership. E-mail vhinds@seattleymca.org or call 644-8417.

Basketball youth sports sign-up — this league is for children ages 7 to 12. Practices are from 6-7:45 p.m. at the old Newport Heights Elementary School, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Seven- to 9-year-olds practice Tuesdays and 10- to 12-year-olds practice Thursdays. Games are at 1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $45. E-mail vhinds@seattleymca.org or call 644-8417.

Kids gym — An interactive class where children ages 3 to 5 play games, go through obstacle courses and tumbling exercises. For children ages 3 to 5. Three-year-olds play from 11:15 a.m. – noon Mondays and 4- and 5-year-olds play from 11:15 – noon Fridays. The class will be at the old Newport Heights Elementary School, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Each session lasts six weeks; the next session starts in November. The fee is $30 with a current program membership.  E-mail vhinds@seattleymca.org or call 644-8417.

 

Clubs

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. Oct. 6 at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E. Go to www.drinkingliberally.org. 

 

Seniors

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.

 

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 www.kcls.org.

Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.

Four free sessions will be offered to help students prepare for all sections of the SAT. The courses will be offered at 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Students will receive a copy of the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide. Registration is required online, or call 747-2390.

 

Health

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

Volunteers

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. A one-year commitment is required. 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 coalmines. Go to www.metrokc.gov/parks.

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