March 4, 2011

By Staff


The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 9 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost is $20. R.S.V.P. to Fred Jarrett, deputy King County executive, will give a State of the County address.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors next blackberry weed removal projects are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 and 26 at Lake Boren Park. Download a volunteer form at projects.html.

Newcastle Trails hosts a Trail Walk from 9 a.m. to noon March 19. Learn more at

The Hazen High School Booster Club auction and dinner is from 5:30-11 p.m. March 26 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. 4th St., Renton. Tickets are $35, which include dinner. There will be silent and live auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. Items in the auctions include Seahawks tickets and wine baskets. R.S.V.P. at

Public meetings

All city public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • Parks Commission, 6-8 p.m. March 9
  • City Council regular meeting, 7-9 p.m. March. 15
  • Planning Committee meeting, 7-9 p.m. March 16

Newcastle Trails board meeting is from 7-9 p.m. March 7 at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road.


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

  • “Fun With Food: Spring Rolls,” for ages 3-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 20, $10
  • Family Dinners, lasagna, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 11, $5 for adults, $3 for children
  • Swim Lessons: Youth 3 – Minnow, 9:35-10:05 a.m. and 11:20-11:50 a.m. March 5, $22-$38.50
  • Swim Lessons: Youth 5 – Flying Fish, 10:10-10:40 a.m. and 11:20-11:50 a.m. March 5, $22-$38.50
  • Swim Lessons: Youth 6 – Shark, 10:45-11:15 a.m. March 5, $22-$38.50
  • Youth Basketball League, coed kindergarten, 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 30 to May 28, $50-$88
  • Youth Basketball League, coed first grade, Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 28 to May 28, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 29 to May 28, and Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. March 30 to May 28, $50-$88
  • Youth Basketball League, coed second grade, Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. March 29 to May 28, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. March 30 to May 28, and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 31 to May 28, $50-$88
  • Youth Basketball League, boys grades 4-5, 5:55-6:55 p.m. March 29 to May 28, and girls grades 4-5, Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. March 29 to May 28, $50-$88
  • Tahminawi Winter Campout, March 18-20, $85


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 wanted, evening or daytime. Games take place at homes in the Hazelwood area. Call 255-0895.

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 Baha’i 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. Go to

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. to 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. to 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. to noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion. A temporary location, in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and has a small browsing collection for checkout. Go to the library blog — — for 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


The Coal Creek Family YMCA Seniors Program needs volunteers for intergenerational opportunities, including rocking and comforting infants, reading to kindergartners and teaching children to play bridge. Call 282-1506.

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. Go to

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, or go to

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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