November 3, 2011
Close to My Heart Santa Workshop is at 2 p.m. Nov. 6. Make fun cards for friends and families. Cost is $10. Get location by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 255-3731.
The Newcastle Weed Warriors next project is maintenance and restoration work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lake Boren, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.
Childhaven and the Seattle Seahawks team up for their 10th annual dinner and auction Nov. 14, to benefit Childhaven, a 102-year-old organization dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The “Evening of Healing, Hugs & Hope” starts at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Grand Ballroom. Go to www.childhaven.org/auction or call 206-957-4896.
All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4363.
- Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9
- City Council — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 15
- Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16
Newport Way Library Association Meeting — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue
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, located at 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.
The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. It will be closed for Veterans Day Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving Nov. 24. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:
- “The Real Community College: Pros and Cons of the Last College Bargain” — for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Nov. 2
- eReader and Digital Download Demonstration — for adults and teens, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6
- Computer Class: “Internet Level 1” — for adults, 10 a.m. Nov. 7
- Newport Way Book Group discusses “When She Flew,” by Jennie Shortridge, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.
- Computer Class: “Microsoft Word Level 1” — for adults, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28
- 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 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.
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.
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 www.archhousing.org. Apply by contacting Arthur Sullivan at 861-3677 or email@example.com.
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. 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.