April 30, 2009

By Staff


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” presented by the Hazen Players, is at 7 p.m. May 1, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  May 2, at Hazen High School, 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E., Renton. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors.

King County Councilman Dow Constantine, a candidate for King County executive, is the featured speaker at the 7 p.m. May 4 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

Two Mother’s Day brunches are at 10 a.m. and noon May 10 at the Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Cost is $10 and the public is invited. Reservations are required. Call 453-1508.  

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., May 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.  The featured speakers will be Jules Mass, special events producer for the city, and Jaime Greene, director of business and membership at the Lake Heights Family YMCA. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-719-8122.

Red, White and Blue USO Golf Tournament starts at 11 a.m. May 19 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Join Seattle Seahawk Bryce Fisher for a day of golf in support of military members and their families. Cost is $250, or $50 dinner only. Go to

The new Coal Creek Family YMCA will present two, 10-minute presentations about the facility at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Sweet Decadence, 12835 Newcastle Way. The event is free.

The Newcastle City Council hosts a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. June 9 at Hazelwood Elementary School, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.



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

  • Basketball clinic registration is under way for children ages 6-12 and youths ages 13-17. The clinic includes four sessions from Aug. 2 to Nov. 22. Cost is $90 with current membership for 6- to 12-year-olds and $110 for ages 13-17.  
  • Mini-Leaguers T-Ball registration is under way for children ages 3-6. Events are held at 9 or 10 a.m. every Saturday until 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 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

  • A basic digital photography class will be at 2 p.m. May 9.  
  • The Newport Way Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. May 18 to discuss “Call of the Wild,” by Jack London.
  • KidsQuest presents Northwest Animal Wildlife at 4 p.m. May 19  for grades four and up. See replica skulls and other exhibits related to Northwest wildlife.
  • Game On! Teens are invited to play Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and Game Cube at 2:30 p.m. May 27.



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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