January 6, 2012
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Randy Matheson, talking about the Renton School District levy and bond measures. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce presents “Weight Release With Ease” teleclass from 4-5:15 p.m. Jan. 11. Learn more by contacting Jackie Foskett at 227-8210 or email@example.com.
The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next project is maintenance and restoration work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Lake Boren, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.
All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4363.
- Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10
- City Council — 7-10 p.m. Jan. 17
- Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18
Newport Way Library Association Meeting — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 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, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, has regular family programs for all ages. 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. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:
Computer class: “Email Level 1,” for adults, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11
Book Group Business Meeting, for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 23
Newport Way Book Group: “Open: An Autobiography,” by Andre Agassi, for adults, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23
Computer class: “Internet Level 1,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. Jan. 25
Baby Rhyming Time, for children and families, 10:15 a.m.
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
Study Hall, for teens, children and families, 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Study Zone, for teens, children and families, 3 p.m. Thursdays
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 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.