May 3, 2012

By Staff

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The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly    luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 9 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Paul Larson, of Valley Medical Center. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to

The Newcastle Weed Warriors has the following maintenance and restoration projects through May (from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Learn more at

  • May 12 — Renton Trails Project, clean up Honey Creek in the May Creek Open Space
  • May 26-27 — Spring clean up and ivy removal in the Historic Newcastle Cemetery

Regency Newcastle Senior Living Center presents USO Happy Hour for Veterans from 4-6 p.m. May 21 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Everyone is welcome; veterans receive a free drink. Go to

The sixth annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by Key Bank to raise funds for children at risk and in need, is June 25 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. The event features 34 teams of four paired with a celebrity. There will be course contests, car giveaways and a BackSwing Bash Happy Hour and Dinner Auction. Learn more about sponsorship and participation availability by contacting Executive Director Casey Kennedy at or 206-396-4441.

Public meetings

All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4444. City Hall will be closed May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. May 9
  •  City Council — 7-10 p.m. May 15
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. May 16
  • Finance Committee — 8-9 a.m. May 17

Newport Way Library Association Meeting — 7:30 p.m. May 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, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, has regular family programs for all ages. See a complete schedule at Or call 282-1500.

  • Fun With Food: Grilled Cheese & Turkey Shapes, for ages 3-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. May 23, $5
  •  “Youth Flag Football Class,” for ages 8-11, 5:15-6 p.m. May 4-25, $23
  •  Family dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 11, $5 for adults, $3 for children
  •  Kids Create: Mother’s Day Surprise, for ages 4-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. May 9, $5
  •  Health & Wellness Seminars: “Developing a Budget,” for ages 18 and older, 6:45-7:45 p.m. May 10
  •  Health & Wellness Seminars: “Reducing & Eliminating Your Debt,” for ages 18 and older, 6:45-7:45 p.m. May 15


Library events


The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The library will be closed May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

  •  Drop in to learn about eBooks, for adults, 2 p.m. May 8 and 22
  • “Feng Shui Tips for a Harmonious Home and Life,” for adults, 7 p.m. May 8
  •  Computer class: “Internet Level 2,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. May 9
  •  Friends of the Newcastle Library Gathering, for adults,  7 p.m. May 10
  •  Computer Class: “One-on-one Assistance,” for adults and teens, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. May 14
  •  “Effective Résumés for the New Job Search,” for adults,    7 p.m. May 15
  •  “Conducting Effective Interview Conversations in the New Economy,” for adults,     7 p.m. May 22
  •  Computer class: “Email Level 1,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. May 23
  •  Volunteer Appreciation Party, for teens, 7 p.m. May 30
  •  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, 10:30 a.m. Fridays
  •  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 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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