October 9, 2011

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Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15) gets off to a blazing start Oct. 8 with dramatic demonstrations at Bellevue fire stations, including Station 9, 12412 Newcastle Way. Firefighters and fire prevention officers will stop by each station and provide a real stovetop fire display and fire extinguisher demonstrations that both children and adults can also handle. Each station will have displays with several sets of real bunker gear to try on. The following specific events also take place:

The state fire marshal’s office sprinkler trailer will be at Station 8, 5701 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., conducting several live fire displays.

A child safety house trailer, to learn about kitchen and home fire safety awareness, will be at Station 3, 16100 N.E. Eighth St.

Celebrate Arbor Day by helping plant 250 trees in the May Creek basin from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at the May Creek open space on 89th Place. The city of Newcastle provides the trees and tools. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Learn more by contacting Grace Stiller at 206-795-5783 or, or Michael Holly or Corey Miller of the city of Newcastle at 649-4444, or go to

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday card workshops at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9. Workshops are $25. Learn more at

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 12 at Tapatio’s Restaurant. The cost is $20. The guest speaker is Andy Wappler, of Puget Sound Energy. RSVP by emailing

A candidate forum is from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Candidates include Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, for governor; Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson, for attorney general. RSVP by emailing Learn more by calling John Jensen at 206-241-5774.


Public meetings

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

Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12

City Council — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18

Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19

City Council — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 1

Town Hall Meeting — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane

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, 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. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

Newport Way Library Association Meeting, for adults, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10

“Innovatively Organized Workshops for Time Management,” for adults, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11

“Write to Win,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 12

Newcastle Friends Meeting, for adults, 10 a.m. Oct. 15

The Newport Way Book Group discusses “The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn,” by Alison Weir, for adults, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17

Study Hall, for teens, 3 p.m. Thursdays

Young Toddler Story Time, for ages 1-2 with an adult, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays

Toddler Story Time, for ages 2-3 with an adult, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5 with an adult, 1 p.m. Tuesdays

Baby Rhyming Time, for children and families, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays

World Language Story Time, for children and their families, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays



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 for a monthly bulletin or 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.



The Regional Coalition for Housing has a volunteer position opening on its Citizen Advisory Board. The board consists of 12-15 community residents and housing professionals that work with ARCH staff to evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside. The board meets one Wednesday evening a month for two hours. Learn more at Apply by contacting Arthur Sullivan at 861-3677 or

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. 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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