March 6, 2009

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The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. March 11 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The featured speaker is Mayor Ben Varon. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-719-8122.

A Town Hall meeting, hosted by state Sen. Fred Jarrett, state Reps. Marcie Maxwell and Judy Clibborn, of the 41st Legislative District, is at 9:30 a.m. March 14 at Hazelwood Elementary School, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.


The Hazen Highlander Youth Baseball Day Camp for area youths ages 7-13, hosted by the Hazen High School varsity baseball team and its coaches, is from 3-7 p.m. March 28 at the Hazen baseball fields. The camp covers fundamentals and proper technique. Youth coaches and teams are welcome. If it’s raining, the camp will be in the Hazen gym. Cost is $25 and includes a camp T-shirt. Contact Gary Jacobs, Hazen head baseball coach, at 301-1220 or

A spring break baseball camp, hosted by Steve Goucher, a former professional baseball player and scout for the Atlanta Braves, is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 6-9 at the Renton Academy fields, 6928 116th Ave. S.E. Cost is $165. Register by e-mailing

Mini-Leaguers T-Ball registration is under way for children ages 3-6. Events are held at 9 or 10 a.m. every Saturday from April 25 to June 13 at the Lake Heights Family YMCA field, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Cost is $45 with current membership. Call 644-8417 or e-mail

Coach Pitch Baseball, a league designed for 7- to 10-year-olds, is from April 20 through June 13. Weekly, one-hour practices are between     4 and 6 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays at the Lake Heights Family YMCA field, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Saturday games are from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $55 with current membership. Call 644-8417 or e-mail


The Newcastle Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at The Golf Club at Newcastle. For information, go to

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 Bahai 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. the first Monday of the month at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E. Go to 

Eastside Mothers & More, a social network for mothers, meets from 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated). 

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705


Lake Heights YMCA Older Active Adult Program meets from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills.  Activities include community service projects, crafts, pinochle games and field trips. Bridge groups play from 9 a.m. – noon and from noon – 3 p.m. Wednesdays. 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

The Newport Way Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. March 16 to discuss “The Year of Magical Thinking,” by Joan Didion.

KidsQuest presents Garden in a Glove at 4 p.m. March 17 for grades four and up. Work with seeds and plants and take a “garden in a glove” home.

Mandarin Story Time is at 4 p.m. March 13 and 20.


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. 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

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