September 6, 2012

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Newcastle Days is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. There will be art, entertainment, food and more. Admission is free. Go to

The Newcastle 5K run/walk is at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Registration is $20 per high school student, $30 per adult, $50 per community slot and $25 for group registration of four or more. Go to

Diamond Awards nominations, celebrating citizen volunteers, are due by Sept. 21. Download a nomination form at The awards are Nov. 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. RSVP to

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

The community is invited to celebrate the following events through September at the Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation, 7935 136th Ave. S.E. Learn more by calling 793-3000.

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16
  •  Yom Kippur: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 25
  •  Feast of Tabernacles: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30

The Newcastle Weed Warriors host a knotweed removal work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at

The Newcastle 2012 Fall Recycling Collection Event is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Renton Academy parking lot, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.

Public meetings

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

  •  Economic and Community Development committee — 8 a.m. Sept. 11
  •  Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12
  •  City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Sept. 18
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19
  •  City Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2

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. Get a complete schedule by calling 282-1500 or go to

  • Dramatic Play: Princess/Prince Party, for ages 2-12, 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 12, $10 for facility member/$20 for program member, preregistration required
  •  Friendship Fire: Coal Creek, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, free
  •  Family Dinner: Tie Dye Y Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, $3 per child, $5 per adult
  • Parent’s Night Out: Western, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15, $35
  •  “Women’s Intro to Road Riding,” for ages 12 and older, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16, register at
  •  Fun With Food, for ages 3-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Sept. 19, $5/$10
  •  “Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies,” 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 21 through Nov. 30, $75
  • Youth Indoor Soccer League, call 282-1500 for days/times per age group


Library events

The Friends of the Newcastle Library meets at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Fire Station No. 9, 12412 Newcastle Way.

The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

Drop in to learn about eBooks, for adults and teens, 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 20

Computer class: “Internet Level 1,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 12

Newport Way Book Group, for adults, discusses “Pearl of China,” by Anchee Min, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17

Opera Preview: “Fidelio,” by Ludwig van Beethoven, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 25

Computer class: “One-on-One Assistance,” for adults and teens, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Study Hall, for teens, children and families, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 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 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


Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers are needed to staff the information booth at Newcastle Days at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at

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 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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