April 9, 2009

By Staff


The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. April 8 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, Muirfield Room, 15500 Six Penny Lane. The featured speaker is broadcaster Tony Ventrella. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-719-8122.

Democrat Suzan DelBene is the featured speaker at the   7 p.m. April 6 meeting of Drinking Liberally, an informal progressive social group that discusses politics the first Monday of the month at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E. Go to 



Steve Goucher, a former professional baseball player and scout for the Atlanta Braves, hosts a spring break baseball camp 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 

The following events take place at the Lake Heights Family YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Call 644-8417 or go to

  • 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. Cost is $45 with current membership. 
  • Coach Pitch Baseball is a league designed for 7- to 10-year-olds. The league will have weekly practices and Saturday games. The league starts April 20 and runs through June 13.  Weekly, one-hour practices are from 4-6 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays. Saturday games are from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $55 with current membership.
  • Kids Gym, an interactive class for ages 3-5 offers a variety of group games, including an obstacle course and tumbling exercises. Courses are from 11:15 a.m. – noon Mondays and from 4:15-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $30 with current membership.
  • Registration is now open for all summer programs, including day camp, specialty programs, Explorers and sports camps. 



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 or go to

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 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


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 library will host a special DVD release party of “Twlight: The Movie” at 3:30 p.m. April 15.
  • The Newport Way Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. April 20 to discuss “”Restless,” by William Boyd.
  • KidsQuest presents Windpower at 4 p.m. April 21 for grades four and up. Staff will challenge children to build a car powered by the wind.
  • Game On! Teens are invited to play Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and Game Cube at 2:30 p.m. April 29.



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.



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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