September 2, 2011

By Staff


Newcastle Days Kick-Off Event — Sidewalk Sale is from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 9 in downtown Newcastle.

It’s Passport Day from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 10. The city of Newcastle will be accepting passport applications at Lake Boren Park by appointment only. Call 649-4444.

The third annual Newcastle 5K is at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Lake Boren Park. Entry is $25 per individual and $20 for groups of four or more or $30/$25 the day of the race. Children and pets are welcome. Go to

Celebrate National Assisted Living Week Sept. 11-18 at Regency Newcastle Retirement Assisted Living Community, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Open to the public with an open house, free lunch and tour (reservation for lunch preferred). Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A Veterans Affairs Benefit Seminar is from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Sept. 14. Contact Kathy Kappler at 453-1508 or

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 14, Tapatio’s. Cost is $20. The guest speaker is Randy Spitzer, author of “Take Responsibility: How the Best Organizers in the World Survive in a Down Economy and Thrive When Times are Good.”

Help the Weed Warriors knock out knotweed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Lake Boren Park. Contact Grace Stiller at 228-7927 or

Cycle the Wave, an all-women’s cycling experience benefiting domestic violence programs, is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Tibbetts Valley Park, 965 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. There are four rides to choose from — 10 miles, 25 miles, 42 miles and 62 miles. Register at


Public meetings

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

  • City Council — 7-10 p.m. Sept. 6
  •  Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Sept. 14
  •  City Council — 7-10 p.m. Sept. 20
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21

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



The Coal Creek Family YMCA, at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, has regular family programs for all ages throughout the summer. Get a complete schedule by calling 282-1500 or going to Locations/CoalCreek/Pages/ Home.aspx.


Library events

The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. It will be closed for Labor Day Sept. 5. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

  •  Study Hall, for teens, 3 p.m. Thursdays
  •  “America the Beautiful: 19th Century American Landscape Painting,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 6
  • Newport Way Library Association Meeting, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12
  •  “Effective Resumes for the New Job Search,” for adults, is at 7 p.m. Sept. 13
  •  “Simple Steps to Protect Your Kids: What Every Parent Should Know,” for adults, is at 7 p.m. Sept. 20
  • Newcastle Friends Meeting, for adults, is at 10 a.m. Sept. 24
  • eReader and Digital Download Demonstration, for adults and teens, 1 p.m. Sept. 25
  •  Newport Way Book Group meets to discuss “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford, for adults, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
  • Young Toddler Story Time, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 27.
  • Toddler Story Time, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 27.
  • Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5 with an adult, is at 1 p.m. Sept 27.
  • An opera preview of “Carmen,” for adults, is at 7 p.m. Sept. 27.
  • Baby Rhyming Time, for ages newborn to 12 months with an adult, is at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 28.



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 433-0558 or for a monthly bulletin go to or

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.



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



Newcastle Days volunteers are needed at both the sidewalk sale from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 9 and during the festival Sept. 10 at Lake Boren Park. There are three shifts — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1-5 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sign up by contacting Grace Stiller at 228-7927 or

The Coal Creek Family YMCA Seniors Program: Rock and comfort infants, teach children to play bridge and read 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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