February 4, 2010

By Staff

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Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting with Mayor John Dulcich is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Feb. 10 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

City Hall will be closed for Presidents Day Feb. 15.

Come watch the University of Washington and Washington State University in the lacrosse version of the Apple Cup at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Eastside Catholic High School, 232 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Admission is free. Both teams feature local high school talent playing at the collegiate level.

Public meetings

Parks Commission, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way

City Council regular meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 16, City Hall

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, City Hall


The following events take place at the Lake Heights Family YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. Get more information by calling 644-8417 or go to Signup starts for many of their camps begin Feb. 11.

  • Adventure Guides: Tahminawi Winter Campout — The Firs at Mount Baker, March 19-21, $85
  • Adventure Guides: Westerners Winter Campout, Feb. 19-21, $90
  • Kids Gym C: Spring — Wednesdays 11:15 – noon, March 17-May 26, $25 – $44
  • Rookies Indoor Soccer League, ages 3-4 and 5-6, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 6 – April 17, $40 – $70


Freethinkers United Network, Newcastle Chapter, meets at 7 p.m. every other Saturday in a Newcastle home environment. Freethinkers, humanists, agnostics and atheists welcome. There will be open discussion of wide-ranging topics of general group interest. Seating is limited, so call 206-228-7925.

The Society of Artists for Newcastle, an art organization, is seeking new members. Call 271-5822.

Atheist Church of Truth meets at 7 p.m. every other Saturday in a Newcastle home environment. Open discussion of wide-ranging topics of general group interest. Seating is limited, so call 206-228-7925.

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 and Third Thursday of the month at Angelo’s Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 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 Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Library events

The following events are at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, unless otherwise noted. Register by calling 747-2390.

The library will be closed for Presidents Day Feb. 15.

Newport Way Library Association meeting — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Computer class: “Microsoft Word Level 2,” 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13

Game On! — Play video games at 3 p.m. Feb. 17

Auntie Lena’s African Stories, 7 p.m. Feb. 17

Computer class: “Internet Level 2,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18

Newport Way Book Group discusses “Eat, Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia,” by Elizabeth Gilbert, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22

Opera preview: “Falstaff,” 7 p.m. Feb. 23

Computer class: “Excel Level 1,” 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27

Talk Time — Improve your English-speaking and listening skills, 10 a.m. Mondays

Study Hall — Drop by the meeting room to work on your homework at 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

New — Study Zone Online, for grades K-12. Use a library computer to connect with a Study Zone tutor online at

Tiny Tales Story Time, for ages 1-3 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5 with an adult, 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Baby Rhyming Times, for newborn-12 months with an adult, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Young Toddler Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays


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


Start the New Year off right and help homeless and abused animals. Help build a great sanctuary. The King County Shelter is closing this month and there is a need for more sanctuaries and no kill shelters. We are brand new and need a lot of help to get up and running. Presently we are in desperate need of an experienced fundraiser for an upcoming walk. Also need help for upcoming charity and fundraising events. Call 891-5869. Leave message or email

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

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