May 6, 2011

By Staff

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Eastside Mothers and More hosts an American Red Cross talk, for moms only, about disaster preparedness is from 7-9 p.m. May 10 at Eastshore Unitarian Church, Room No. 206, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. Learn more at or email

The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next ivy removal project is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at Cross Town Trail, near Newcastle Cemetery, and a Spring Cleanup of Newcastle Cemetery May 21. Download a volunteer form at

Valley Medical Center Open House, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 12. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Admission is free. Mayor John Dulcich will provide opening remarks and give an update on the library. The medical center is at 400 S. 43rd St.

Eastside Mothers and More hosts a discussion about organ donation with LifeCenter Northwest from 7-9 p.m. June 14 at Eastshore Unitarian Church, Room No. 206, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. Learn more at or email

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 11 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost is $20. Mary Trimarco, from the Washington State Department of Commerce, will be the guest speaker. RSVP by emailing

Public meetings

All city public meetings are at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363. City Hall will be closed May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. May 11
  • City Council — 7-10 p.m. May 17
  • Planning Commission — 6-8 p.m. May 18

The Newcastle Trails board will hold its May meeting at 7 p.m. May 9 at the 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 www.seattle Pages/Home.aspx.

  • “Fun With Food: Personal Nachos,” for ages 3-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 22, $10
  • Family dinners, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 13, $5 per adult, $3 per child
  • “Kids Create 3: Hanging Rainbow Fish,” for ages 4-10, is 3:30-4:15 p.m. May 18, $10
  • “Itty Bitty Basketball Class,” for ages 3-4, 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10:10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6-30, $35-$53
  • “Itty Bitty Basketball Class,” for ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. June 6-29, $35-$53
  • “Tumbling: Mommy/Daddy & Me,” for ages 1-3, 10:45-11:30 a.m., through June 29, $5-$9
  • Youth basketball classes, for ages 10-14, 5:15-6 p.m. and for ages 6-9 4:15-5 p.m. Fridays, June 3-24, $23 to $40
  • “Youth Flag Football Class,” ages 10-14 5:15-6 p.m. and ages 6-9 4:15-5 p.m. Fridays through May 27, $23 to $40
  • Happytalk: Spring Campout at Orkila, May 20-22, $120, call for details
  • Tahminawl: Spring Camp at Seymour, May 20-22, $100, call for details
  • Tykes: Spring Campout at Orkila, May 20-22, $120, call for details


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 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.



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, 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

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

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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