December 4, 2013

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Chamber Networking Breakfast: ‘Learn How to Stop Free Consulting,’ presented by James Alberson, of Sandler Training, 7:15-8:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, free, 206-618-5641

The Newcastle Weed Warriors need volunteers at the Living Tree with “U-Take” Santa photos and gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or after school to 6 p.m. Dec. 6, from 10 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Key Bank in Newcastle, 6917 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Download a volunteer form at

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch: ‘How to Keep the Happy in your Happy Holidays,’ presented by life coach Nancy Carlstrom, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, 206-618-5641

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce After Hours Social: Wine Tasting, 6-7:15 p.m. Dec. 18, Wine Shoppe at Hawk’s Landing, 1785 N.E. 44th St., Suite 105, Renton, open to the community, RSVP online at, 255-4727

Deadline for Chamber of Commerce Santa Photo Contest, Dec. 21, categories for best ‘Child with Santa’ picture and best ‘Throwback picture with Santa’, winners receive $50 gift card to their choice of six local businesses, information and entry form online at

Cornerstone Studio presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 at the Bellevue Performing Arts Center, 10416 S.E. Wolverine Way. Tickets are $18, available online at Learn more at


Public meetings

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

  • City Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. Dec. 3
  • Economic and Community Development meeting— noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10
  •  Community Activity Commission meeting — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11
  • qCity Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 17
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Dec. 18
  •  City Hall closed for Christmas Dec. 25

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

Friends of the Newcastle Library, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way



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

Family Night: Bingo Bonanza, 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, community kitchen, free for facility members

Family Movie Night, 6-8:15 p.m. Dec. 20, Gym 1, popcorn provided, participants welcome to bring other snacks or comfort items, free for facility members

Parent’s Night Out: ‘Candy Cane Lane,’ 4-10 p.m. Dec. 21, dinner, games and movies, ages 3-12, $30/facility members, $40/community or program members

Teen Service Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 21

Teen Break Camp, all day, Dec. 23, 27 and 30, teens ages 10-15 will participate in group challenges and go on field trips, different activities every day, cost per day to be determined

Club Tyee, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, grades six through eight, free to Tyee Middle School students

Family Pickle Ball, 2-4 p.m., Sundays, Gym 2, free to facility members

Preschool Pool Play, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 5 and younger, free to facility members

Tumbling — Mommy/Daddy and Me, 10:45-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, ages 10 months to 3 years, $5/class for facility members, $9/class for program and community members

Zumbatomic, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, ages 5-8, free to facility members, first-come first-served, Zumba for kids

Open Teen and Tween Basketball, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, free to facility members, call for times

Open Teen and Tween Volleyball, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Thursdays, free to facility members, ages 14 and older

Coal Creek Crew Teen Dodgeball, 7-7:50 p.m., Tuesdays, Gym 1, free to facility members, grades six through 12

Teen Innertube Water Polo, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Saturdays, free to facility members, ages 11-16

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

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

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


Library events

The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way. The following programs are offered this month:

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

Young Toddler Story Time, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Dec. 2, ages 12-24 months

Toddler Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 2, ages 2-3

Free In-Person Assistance for Washington Health Benefit Exchange Signup, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, receive one-on-one help

Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 4, ages 3-5

Friends of the Newcastle Library Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4

Newcastle Library Book Group: ‘The Sense of an Ending,’ by Julian Barnes, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5

Newcastle Library One Year Celebration, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 7, celebration includes refreshments, choir performances, cake and story time

Duct Tape Crafts for Teens, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, duct tape and instructional materials provided

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks, 7-8 p.m., Dec. 13, bring your e-reader, tablet or phone and learn how to access eBooks through KCLS

Spanish Literature Reading Circle: ‘Dulce Enemiga Mia,’ by Marcela Serrano, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19



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.

The Newcastle Historical Society meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday at City Hall, 13020 S.E. 72nd Place. Call 891-8149.


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