October 4, 2012

By Staff



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

The community is invited to join Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at 7935 136th Ave. S.E. Celebrate with worship and Messianic dance. Learn more by calling 793-3000 or emailing

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is yet to be determined. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by emailing

Newcastle Health & Safety Fair is from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hazelwood Elementary School commons, 7100 116th Ave. S.E. Join Valley Medical Center, Puget Sound Energy, Chiropractic Wellness Centers and other Newcastle Chamber businesses and nonprofit organizations to educate and support the community safety, health and wellness.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors are hosting an Arbor Day tree planting party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at

Public meetings


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

  • Economic and Community Development committee — 8-9 a.m. Oct. 9
  •  Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10
  •  City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 16
  • Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17
  •  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. Learn more at

The Weed Warriors annual planning meeting for 2013 is from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Fire Station No. 9 meeting room, 12412 S.E. 69th Way. Learn more at



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

  •  “Spooky Science,” for ages 3-11, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6, $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers
  •  “Planning for a Confident Retirement,” for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9
  •  Trick or Treat family dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, $5 per adult, $3 per child
  •  “Invest in Your Child’s Future Without Sacrifice,” for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16
  •  “Fun with Food 2,” 5:30-6:15 p.m. Oct. 17, $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
  • “Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies,” 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Jan. 3, $75
  •  Rookies Basketball League, for ages 3-4, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, $42 for members, $73.50 for nonmembers
  •  Rookies Basketball League, for ages 5-6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, $42 for members, $73.50 for nonmembers
  • Bowling Event — Westerners, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 4, $13

Library events

  • The Friends of the Newcastle Library meets from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Newport Way Library.
  • The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:
  •  Fall Festival Children’s Story Times, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6
  •  Star Wars Reads Day, 1 p.m. Oct. 6, get a photo with a Star Wars character and then watch a special showing of “Clone Wars”
  •  Fire Prevention Week Story Time, for ages 3-5 with an adult, 1 p.m. Oct. 9
  •  “Finding the Right Colleges For You,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 10
  •  Newport Way Book Group, for adults, discusses “Sarah’s Key,” by Tatiana de Rosnay, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15
  •  “College Admissions 101,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 17
  •  Korean Story Time at Kidsquest, for ages 3-5, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18
  •  Drop in to learn about eBooks, for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25
  • “Write to Win: Writing College Entrance Essays That Work,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 24
  • Computer class: “Email Level 1,” for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 31
  •  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 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


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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