March 2, 2012
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 14 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Buddy Waddington will give a presentation titled “The Power of LinkedIn.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next projects are maintenance and restoration work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 and 24 at Lake Boren, 13058 S.E. 84 Way. An ivy removal project is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 in a May Creek open space.
All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4363.
- City Council — 7-10 p.m. March 7
- Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. March 14
- Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. March 21
- City Council — 7-10 p.m. March 20
Newport Way Library Association Meeting — 7:30 p.m. March 12, 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.
- Small Group Personal Training: Swim Lesson, ages 18 and up, 5-6 p.m. March 2, $20
- Youth Basketball Class, ages 6-8, 4:15-5 p.m. March 2, $40
- Youth Basketball Class, ages 9-11, 5:15-6 p.m. March 2, $40
- Feldenkrais Workshop 4: “Get Up Off the Floor,” ages 14 and up, 4-6 p.m. March 4
- Itty Bitty Basketball Class, for ages 3-4, 4:30-5 p.m. 5-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. March 5, $53
- “The 10 Great Health Promoters,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 6
- Family Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 9, children $3, adults $5
- Small Group Personal Training: Swim Lesson, ages 18 and up, 5-6 p.m. March 9, $20
- Feldenkrais Workshop 5: “Fluid Hips,” ages 14 and up, 4-6 p.m. March 11
- Kids Create: Canvas Bag Creations, for ages 4-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. March 14, $10
- Small Group Personal Training: Swim Lesson, ages 18 and up, 5-6 p.m. March 16, $20
- Saturday Swag Night: COD Video Game Tournament, 7:30-11 p.m. March 17, $9
- Feldenkrais Workshop 6: “Growing Younger,” ages 14 and up, 4-6 p.m. March 18
- Twin Lakes & Lake Lillian Snow Shoeing, for adults, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24
- Fun with Food: Teddy Bear Party Mix, for ages 3-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. March 28, $10
- Urban Adventures: Teen Paintball, ages 11-15, noon to 5 p.m. March 31, $50
The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The library will be closed Feb. 20 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:
AARP Tax Help, 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays
Drop-in to Learn About eBooks, for adults, 2 p.m. March 6 and 20
Melodies Italiano! — for children and families, teens and adults — 6 p.m. March 7
Early Literacy Workshop, for adults, 6 p.m. March 14
Computer class: “Internet Level 1,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. March 14
Chinese Book Discussion, for adults, 10:30 a.m. March 17
Newport Way Book Group, for adults, discusses “My Name is Mary Sutter,” by Robin Oliveira, 7:30 p.m. March 19
Computer Class: “One-on-One Assistance,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 21
“Inquiring Minds – Global Literature,” for adults, 7 p.m. March 26
Computer class: “Internet Level 2,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. March 27
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 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 6:30 p.m. the first Monday September through May at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 747-2953.
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 needs volunteers for its annual community support campaign from Feb. 7 through March 27. Contact Vicky Hinds at 282-1520 or firstname.lastname@example.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.