January 2, 2014

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Newcastle Boy Scout Christmas Tree pickup, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4, place Christmas trees on curbs by 9 a.m., donations accepted in envelopes attached to trees, learn more at

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, 206-618-5641. This month’s topic is “Discover treasure in Newcastle.” Regency Newcastle introduces two of its valuable residents to talk about their personal history. Their presentations will be followed with an interactive question-and-answer segment. Paul Reynolds will also present tips and tools for preparing for life in the senior years.

Chamber Networking Breakfast, featuring Thomas Parkinson, professional business trainer and coach, presenting “Increase your sales & your influence” personality sales training; 7:15-8:30 a.m. Jan. 22, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, free, 206-618-5641

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce After Hours Social, 6-7:15 p.m. Jan. 16, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., 206-618-5641

Puget Sound Energy hosts Energize Eastside meeting, 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 22, Red Lion Hotel, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue. Puget Sound Energy invites you to attend and observe the Energize Eastside project’s first Community Advisory Group meeting on Jan. 22. For more information, please visit the project web page at If you have any questions, please email the project team at or leave a voicemail at 1-800-548-2614.

Public meetings

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

  •  City Council meeting — 7-8 p.m. Jan. 7
  • Community Activity Commission meeting — 7-8 p.m. Jan. 8
  •  Economic and Community Development meeting— noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14
  •  Planning Commission — 7-8 p.m. Jan. 15
  • City Council meeting — 7-8 p.m. Jan. 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

Teen Trips: Paintball and Forestfire, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, ages 11-14, $50/facility members, $55/program members, $60/community participants, register at or 282-1500

Family Night: Bingo Bonanza, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 3, Community Kitchen, free for facility members

Family Movie Night, 6-8:15 p.m. Jan. 17, Gym 1, popcorn provided, participants welcome to bring other snacks or comfort items, free for facility members

Teen Service Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18, location to be determined,

Club Tyee, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, grades 6-8, 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-serve, Zumba for kids

Open Teen and Tween Basketball, 4-6 p.m. Fridays, free to facility members

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 6-12

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-$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 the rest of the month:

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

SHIBA Counseling, 10 a.m. Jan. 3, volunteers from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor will offer assistance in English and Chinese, register by calling 206-624-5633, ext. 4301

Young Toddler Story Time, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 27, ages 12-24 months

Toddler Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 6, 13 and 27, ages 2-3

Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, ages 3-5

iCreate Computer Lab, 1 p.m. Jan. 11, create your own comics using the iLife suite on a MacBook, bring a flash drive to keep your creation

Teen Leadership Board, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, voice your opinions on programs and services you would like to see improved

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, 10 a.m. Jan. 31, bring your e-reader, tablet or phone to learn how to access eBooks through KCLS

Spanish Literature Reading Circle, 7 p.m. Jan. 16

Newcastle Book Group: ‘Snow Child: A Novel,’ by Eowyn Ivey, 7 p.m. Jan. 23



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

Cub Scout Pack 738, meets first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Newcastle Elementary, 8440 136th Ave. S.E., grades 1-5 are welcome, visit

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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