April 5, 2012

By Staff

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The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 11 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Tony Ventrella. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to

“Lunch & Learn Class: How to Apply Social Media to Your Business,” presented by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce and Waste Management, is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the Coal Creek Utility District, 6801 132nd Place S.E. RSVP to Learn more by calling Angela Wingate at 462-3351.

Newcastle Washington Earth Day 2012 is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. The event features a real treasure hunt using GPS devices, an interactive Science and the Environment display from the Pacific Science Center, the Boeing Employees Concert Band, the Gifted Program Rock Band and other local high school bands, food, vendors and more.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors’ next projects are maintenance and restoration work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21, Earth Day, at Lake Boren, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.

TEAM-WORKS Mack Strong Meet and Greet — Meet former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong and learn about the TEAM-WORKS Academy from 4-6 p.m. April 28 at The Newcastle Professional Center, 12835 S.E. Newcastle Way. RSVP by emailing

Public meetings

All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4444.

  •  Parks Commission —      6-8 p.m. April 11
  •  Salary and Benefits Committee — 8 -9 a.m. April 17
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. April 18
  • Finance Committee —    7-9 p.m. April 19
  • Economic & Community Development Committee —   8-9 a.m. May 1
  • City Council — 7-10 p.m. May 1

Newport Way Library Association Meeting — 7:30 p.m. April 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

  • Orkila Spring Campout: Happytalk, Slookum and Tykes, April 27-29, $120, call 644-8417 for times and to learn more
  •  Rookies T-Ball baseball league, for ages 3-6, May 5 to June 23, $40 for facility member/$70 for program member, call for specific age group times
  •  Youth Basketball League, for grades one through three, April 6 to June 16, $60/$95, call for specific age group times
  • Adult Cooking: Celebrating Spring, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18, $10
  •  Dude’s Night: Laser tag and swimming, for ages 11-15, 8:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. April 27-28, $35 to $40
  •  Family Dinner Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13, $3 for children and adults
  •  “Health & Wellness Seminar — Fabulous Feet: Self-Help With Reflexology,” for all ages, 6:45-7:45 p.m. April 24
  •  “Health & Wellness Seminar — Card Making,” for adults, 2-3 p.m. April 29
  •  “Health & Wellness Workshops — Feldenkrais Workshop 8: Maximize Your Treadmill & Elliptical Time,” for ages 14 and up, 4-6 p.m. April 15
  • Healthy Kids Day, 9 a.m. to noon, April 28
  • Rookies Flag Football League, for ages 4-6 at Lake Heights Center, May 5 to June 23, $40/$70, call for times
  •  Rookies T-Ball League, for ages 3-6, May 5 to June 23, $40/$70, call for specific age group times
  • Youth Volleyball league, for grades five and six — 4:55-5:55 p.m. April 17 to June 9, $60/$95
  • Youth Volleyball league, for grades seven and eight — 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 20 to June 9, $60/$95


Library events

The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 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. April 17

Newcastle Friends Meeting, for adults, 10 a.m. April 7

“Playing With Word: Developing the Author Within Yourself,” for ages 10 and older,        7 p.m. April 11

Fiestas D Alfabetizacion Temprana En Espanol, for children and families, 10:30 a.m. April 13, 20 and 27

One-on-One Computer Assistance, for adults and teens, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. April 6

Newport Way Book Group, for adults, discusses “Kindred,” by Octavia E. Butler, at 7:30 p.m. April 6

Fiddle Tunes of the Civil War, for adults, 7 p.m. April 18

Opera Preview: ‘Madama Butterfly,’ for adults, 7 p.m. April 24

Computer class: “Internet Level 2,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. April 25

SAT Practice Test, for teens,      10 a.m. April 28, registration begins at 10 a.m. April 14

Computer class: “Internet Level 1,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. May 2



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 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 6:30 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


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 are needed to staff information booth for Healthy Kids Day at Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. 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


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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