April 1, 2011

By Staff


Newcastle Family Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, is at 10 a.m. April 5, Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road.

Hazelwood Elementary School’s Spring Auction, The Best In The Northwest, is April 9 at the Bellevue Westin. Tickets are $75 and include a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a three-course dinner. There will be a cash bar. Learn more or purchase tickets at

The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next blackberry weed removal project is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Lake Boren Park. Download a volunteer form at

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 13 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost is $20. RSVP to

Earth Day 2011 is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at Lake Boren Park. Events include informative educational mini-seminars; kids activities, including a recycle relay by Waste Management and a Spring Egg Hunt sponsored by Newcastle Dentistry; an on-site restoration project with the Newcastle Weed Warriors; and musical entertainment by the Boeing Employees’ Concert Band and Hazen Jazz Band. Learn more by emailing Businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to share their “green” services or products, and/or host a mini-seminar about why they are eco-friendly. To host a booth or a seminar, call 228-7927.

Seattle Revival Center hosts an East egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at 12636 S.E. 89th Place, Newcastle. There will be 2,500 eggs, 50 golden eggs, games and crafts, inflatables, free hotdogs, chips and punch. Go to

The Newport Covenant Church presents “Cotton Patch Gospel” at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30 and an additional Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. May 1, at 12800 S.E. Coal Creek Parkway, Bellevue. The performances are free and open to the public. Call 747-0515.

Newcastle Elementary School PTSA’s auction, Imagine, is April 30 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Donations and volunteers are still needed. Email auction co-chairs Sherrie Corrington at or Marnie Maraldo at

Public meetings

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

  • City Council regular meeting, 7-10 p.m. April 5
  • Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. April 13
  • City Council meeting, 7-10 p.m. April 19
  • Planning Commission meeting — 6-8 p.m. April 20

The Newcastle Trails board meeting is from 7-9 p.m. April 4 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

  • Beginning ballet, for ages 4-5, 5:30-6:15 p.m., and for ages 6-9, 6:20-7:05 p.m. April 8 – June 24, $95 for members/$170 for nonmembers
  • Fun With Food: Fruit Pizza, for ages 3-10, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 17, $10
  • Family dinners, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8, $5 for adults, $3 for children
  • Family night: With singer/songwriter Nancy Stewart, 6:30-8 p.m. April 8
  • Kids Create: Mother’s Day Surprise, 3:30-4:15 p.m. April 27, $10
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling, for ages 3-4, 2:45-3:30 p.m.; for ages 5-6, 11:40 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. April 2 to June 25, $70-$125
  • Sports Stretching and Injury Prevention, 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 17
  • Itty Bitty T-Ball Class, for ages 3-4 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays April 5-28; and for ages 5-6 5:30-6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, April 4-27, $30-$53
  • Musical Theater, for ages 6-10, 3:45-4:30 p.m. April 4, $50-$88
  • Teen Football Saturdays, Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m. April 30 to May 7, $5-$10
  • Teen Transit System, Wednesdays, 3-6:30 p.m. April 13 to May 5, $25-$35
  • Youth Indoor Soccer Class, for ages 10-14, 5:15-6 p.m. April 8; and for ages 6-9, 4:15-5 p.m. April 8, $23-$40


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

Bridge players are wanted, evening or daytime. Games take place at various 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 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 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 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., 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 through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Go to the library blog — — for updated information regarding programs, classes and events.


The Coal Creek Family YMCA Seniors Program needs volunteers for intergenerational opportunities, including rocking and comforting infants, teaching children to play bridge and reading to kindergartners. 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. Learn more at

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