September 2, 2010

By Staff

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Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation will celebrate Rosh Hashanah at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at 7935 136th Ave. S.E. Someone will blow the shofar (ram’s horn) to usher in the Jewish New Year. This is a prophetic festival that looks to the return of Yeshua (Jesus) with a blast of the trumpet. Call 793-3000.

Newcastle Days Kick-off Sidewalk Sale is from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 10 downtown. Learn more at

The annual Newcastle Days festival is from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Lake Boren Park. See a complete list of activities and entertainment in the Newcastle Days magazine insert in this issue.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speakers are from KeyBank and Porter Jensen Jewelers. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363. (City Hall will be closed Sept. 3 for regularly scheduled furlough and for the Labor Day holiday Sept. 6.)

  • City Council — 7 p.m. Sept. 7
  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. Sept. 8
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. Sept. 15
  • City Council — 7 p.m. Sept. 21


The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to

  • “Cooking Class: Fun With Food Crazy Crepes,” ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 19, $10 – $15
  • “Kids Cooking Club Crazy Crepes,” ages 7-10, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Sept. 19, $10 – $15
  • “Creative Movement,” ages 3-4, 4:15-5 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 30 – Nov. 18, $32 – $56
  • “3 Kids Create: Bird Feeders,” ages 4-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 26, $10
  • “Tai Chi,” ages 14 and up, 7-8 p.m. Mondays Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 and 12:45-1:45 p.m. Sundays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19
  • “Itty Bitty Basketball Class,” ages 3-4, 5-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 6-29, $30 – $53; ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 6-29, $30 – $53
  • Youth Track & Field, grades 1-4, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Lake Heights Center


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 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.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, Intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.


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


Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers assist city workers in removing noxious and invasive weeds from Newcastle parks, trails and open spaces. Youth groups, community groups and individuals are invited to participate in monthly environmental stewardship projects. Next project is knotweed removal at Lake Boren Park Aug. 14 and grooming of May Creek and Waterline Trail for the Newcastle 5K event Aug. 21. Learn more at

Newcastle Trails – Trail Advocates and Builders for Newcastle: The group has built and maintained miles of trails for the public throughout the city, and has regular meetings and work parties. Call 453-9292, ext. 110. Learn more at

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.

Dependency CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): Community volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in King County. Call 269-3201.

DAWN (Domestic Abused Women’s Network): Provides services to survivors of domestic violence in King County. Call 795-1441.

Grace Children’s Charity: Provides essential school supplies for impoverished children. Call 430-0300.

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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