November 1, 2012

By Staff


Diamond Awards Lunch, honoring top volunteers in the community, is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Tickets are $30 and include lunch. Register online for a small additional fee at or to pay at the door. RSVP by emailing See a list of nominees and finalists at

The Newcastle Weed Warriors are hosting a restoration project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at

The Hazen Players present “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8 at 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E., Renton. Call 204-4200.


Public meetings

All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4444. City Hall will be closed Nov. 12 for the Veterans Day holiday and Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

  • City Council meeting and public hearing on the 2013 budget — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2
  • Economic and Community Development committee — 8-9 a.m. Nov. 13q Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14
  •  City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 20
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Oct. Nov. 21

The Newcastle Trails board meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. 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

  •  Parents Night Out at the Y: Hollywood, for ages 3-11, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 3, $30 members/$35 nonmembers
  •  Workshop: “Effortless Walking,” for ages 14 and older, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4
  •  “Kids Create 2,” for ages 4-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Nov. 7, $5/$15
  • q Family Dinner: Turkey Bingo, for ages 13 and older, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, $5
  •  Veterans Day Paintball trip, for ages 10-14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12, $50/$60
  •  “Easy Holiday Entertaining,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, $10/$15
  •  Ultimate Dude’s Weekend, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17-18, $140/$160
  •  Workshop: “Happy Healthy Hips,” for ages 14 and older, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18
  •  “Fun with Food 3,” for ages 3-10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Nov. 21, $5/$10
  •  Workshop: “Breathe Away Stress,” for ages 14 and older, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 2


Library events

The Friends of the Newcastle Library meets from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Fire Station No. 9, 12412 Newcastle Way.

The Newport Way Library is at 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. The library is closed Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day Holiday and Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

Newport Way Library Association Used Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4

  • “The Money Maze & The Scholarship Market,” for teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7
  • Art preview: “A Century of Women Artists,” for adults, 7 p.m. Nov. 14
  •  Japanese Story Time at KidQuest Museum, ages 3-5 with an adult, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15
  • Drop-in to learn about eBooks, for adults, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. Nov. 24
  •  Women’s self-defense class, for adults, 11 a.m. Nov. 17
  • Computer class: “Introduction to Computers,” for adults and teens, noon Nov. 19
  • Teen movie matinee: “Hunger Games,” 2-5 p.m. Nov. 21
  • Korean Language Story Time, for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30
  •  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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