June 3, 2011

By Staff

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Newcastle Weed Warriors hosts National Trails Day – Trail Walk beginning at Boren Park at 10 a.m. June 4.

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce hosts guest speaker Susannah Frame, KING 5 investigative reporter, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Frame will share what led to her “Waste on the Water” story. Cost is $30.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next ivy removal project is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11at Hazelwood Park. Download a volunteer form at

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

Public meetings

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

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

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

  • “Vegetarian Indian Cooking: Appetizers,” for ages 12 and up, 10 a.m. to noon, June 18, facility member $10/community participant or program member $20
  • Family dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 24, $5 adults/$3 for children
  • “Creative Card Making,” for ages 4 and older, 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 7, free
  • “Kids Create 4: Father’s Day Surprise,” for ages 4-10, 3:30-4:15 p.m. June 15, $10
  • Itty Bitty Basketball Class, for ages 3-4, 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7-30; and ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-29, $30/$53
  • Cycling, 25-mile ride, 9-11 a.m. June 4, free
  • Y Stroller Bootcamp, Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. June 9 through Aug. 31, free
  • Exploring Cougar Mountain hike, 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 30, free
  • Yoga at the Lake, Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 30 through Aug. 25, free


Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, has reopened and offers the following programs:

  • Mandarin Chinese Story Time, for all young children with an adult, 6:30 p.m. June 3
  • Newcastle Family Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, 10 a.m. June 7
  • Family Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, 10 a.m. June 21
  • Magic Around the World, for ages 5 and older with an adult, 7 p.m. June 29, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church across from the library
  • Volunteer information meeting, for teens and adults, 4 p.m. June 8



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



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.

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 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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