Calendar

August 5, 2011

By Staff

Events

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 10 at Tapatio’s. Cost is $20. Speaker to be determined.

Concerts in the Park presents the following performances from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way:

  •  Aug. 10 — Ventura Highway Revisited, classic rock
  •  Aug. 17 — Black Velvet 4, progressive and classic rock

The fourth annual Rusty Putter Golfing Event is at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17 at the Golf Club at Newcastle’s 18-hole putting course. Cost is $15 per person and everyone, especially families and kids, are invited. For more information, contact Jim Price at 425-271-2256, ext. 110.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce presents “Bargain Bash,” a garage sale to benefit Vision House, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at 450 Bremerton Ave. N.E., Renton. Call 228-6356.

The Chiropractic Wellness Center hosts a trail walk from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 20. Community members will be treated to a free breakfast at the Wellness Center, 6965 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., followed by a walk on a local trail. Call 641-7470.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next volunteer weed removal project, “Get Your Earth On!” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22-26, at the Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

Public meetings

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

  •  Parks Commission — 7-8 p.m. Aug. 11
  •  City Council — 7-8 p.m. Aug. 16
  • Planning Commission — 7-8 p.m. Aug. 18

The Newcastle Trails board meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road.

YMCA

The Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, has regular family programs for all ages throughout the summer. For a complete schedule, call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/Locations/CoalCreek/Pages/Home.aspx.

Library events

The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

  •  Game On! for Teens, 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 20
  •  “The Very Silly Tourist,” for children and their families, 7 p.m. Aug. 3
  •  Ikebana demonstration, the Japanese art of flower arranging for adults, 2 p.m. Aug. 28
  • Around the World with Mother Goose Story Times, for ages 24 months to 3 years with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 and 11
  •  Volunteer information meeting, 4 p.m. Aug. 31
  • “Where in the World?” for the entire family, 7 p.m. Thursdays
  •  Lunch Bunch Story Time, for ages 3 and older with an adult, noon Tuesdays

 

Clubs

East Shore Singles, a social group for single adults older than 45, sponsors monthly activities and special events on the Eastside. New members are welcome. Call Lynlee at 433-0558 for a monthly bulletin or go to www.eastshoresingles.org or www.meetup.com/eastshore-singles.

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 www.drinkingliberally.org.

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 www.eastsidemothersandmore.org.

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.

 

Health

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

 

Volunteers

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 www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org.

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 www.newcastletrails.org.

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 www.metrokc.gov/parks.

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