August 1, 2013

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Concerts in the Park: Geoffrey Castle, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way, 206-618-5641

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. This month’s guest speaker is Robin Callahan, executive director of the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 206-618-5641

Concerts in the Park: Shaggy Sweet, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Lake Boren Park, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way, 206-618-5641

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce presents “21 Questions to Ask Your Contractor,” with Steve Kunkel Master Builders Inc., 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 15, 5466 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 206-618-5641

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast: “Quick and Easy Ways to Remembering Names,” 7:30-8:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 206-618-5641

The Weed Warriors host a community meeting for Wildlife Habitat Certification from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle 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 — 8-9 a.m. Aug. 13
  • Community Activity Commission meeting — 5-8 p.m. Aug. 15
  •  City Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. Aug. 20
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21
  • Finance Commission Meeting — noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22

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

CCFY Community Excursions: Burke Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13, $6.75

Itty Bitty T-Ball Class: Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 5-28, ages 3-4 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m., ages 5-6 5:30-6 p.m., $35 for members/$60 for nonmembers

Family Camp: Camp Terry, for adults and children, 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 17-18, $35 adult/$25 per child

Friendship Fire, classic family campfire with songs, skits, s’mores and more, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, free, 282-1509

Kids 5K training, for ages 5 and older, 9-10 a.m., Aug. 24 through Sept. 28, $35

Small Group Personal Training, for ages 18 and older, 4-5 p.m. Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16, $20

Diabetes Prevention Program, for ages 18 and older, call for times or to sign up

Swimming lessons, for ages 3 and older, $54, call for age group times and dates

Tae Kwon Do, for ages 5 and older, through March 28, $28-$54, call for age group times and dates


Library events

The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:

Computer Class: One-on-One Assistance, for adults, 7-7:30 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. Mondays

‘Creating and Decorating Cupcakes and Cake Pops,’ for adults, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3

‘Real Life CSI,’ 3-4:15 p.m. Aug. 6

Spanish World Language Story Time, 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8

Chinese World Language Story Time, 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14

Pizza & Pages, for teens, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 19

Newcastle Library Book Group: “The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel,” by Richard C. Morais, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22

Friends of the Newcastle Library meeting, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28



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 270-3599 for a monthly bulletin go to

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 891-8149.

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 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


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