July 3, 2009
A Newcastle Trails board meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 6 in the private dining room at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Go to www.newcastletrails.org.
Drinking Liberally, featuring guest speaker State Sen. Fred Jarrett, is at 7 p.m. July 6 at the meeting of 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 www.drinkingliberally.org.
The Newcastle Weed Warriors will be removing tansy from the Highlands Trail at Southeast 91st Street from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. p.m. July 7. Go to newcastleweedwarriors.org.
The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., July 8 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. King County Councilman Reagan Dunn is the featured speaker. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-719-8122.
National Night Out, hosted by the Hazelwood Community Association, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Donegal Park, 7319 125th Ave. S.E. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages. A barbecue will be available to grill food.
The Reserve at Newcastle hosts a block party on National Night Out beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the end of the 150th Place Southeast cul-de-sac.
The following events take place at the Lake Heights Family YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Call 644-8417 or go to www.lakeheightsymca.org.
- 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.
- 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 www.newcastlerotary.us.
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.
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.
The following events are at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, unless otherwise noted:
- Newport Way Book Group will present the movie based on the book “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, at 6:30 p.m. July 20.
- Create your own bookish beast. Learn to draw and paint monsters from books and myths, for ages 8 and older, at 1 p.m., July 25. Registration is required by July 11.
- Los Nietos del Son presents Latin American stories, music, history, shadow puppets and costumes at 7 p.m. July 29.
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.
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, 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.