September calendar

August 29, 2014

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Newcastle Days, food, games and music by the lake, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 10, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., guest speaker King County Sheriff John Urquhart, $20/members, $25/nonmembers, register at

Chamber Networking Breakfast, guest speaker Beth A. McDaniel presents “Taking Care of Business: the six most important documents,” 7:15-8:30 a.m. Sept. 24, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, free, register at

Public meetings

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

Finance Committee — 4-5 p.m. Sept. 8

Community Activities Commission — 7-8 p.m. Sept. 10

Economic and Community Development Committee — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16

City Council — 7-8 p.m. Sept. 16

Planning Commission — 7-8 p.m. Sept. 17

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

Friends of the Newcastle Library meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, 12901 Newcastle Way


The Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, has regular family programs for all ages. Get a complete schedule or register for classes by calling 282-1500 or go to

Small Group Personal Training, 18 and older, $120/members

Kids 5K Training, ages 5 and older, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, $35/facility and program members

Rookies Soccer League, ages vary, times vary, $50 to $80/facility members, $75 to $120/community, Sept. 8 through Nov. 22

Mountain Bike Mondays, 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29

Sunday Funday, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 7., scavenger hunt

Family Movie Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 19

Parents Night Out at the Y, ages 3-10, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 13, $30/facility members, $40/program members

Senior Bridge, 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays

Senior Lunch, noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $3

Senior Pinochle, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays

Junior Teen Leadership Program, weekdays

Teen Drop In, times vary, drop in after school for some community time

Family Badminton, 8-11:45 a.m., Family Pickleball, 3-4 p.m. Sundays, Gym 2, free to facility members

Open Basketball, times vary Monday through Friday, free to facility members

Open Volleyball, ages 14 and older, 8-9:45 p.m. Thursdays

Power Volleyball, 8-9:45 p.m. Tuesdays, free to facility members

Teen Dodge Ball, ages 11-16, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free to facility members

Swimming lessons, ages 3 and older, $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:

Quiet Study, 3 p.m. weekdays

SHIBA counseling; volunteers from the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor will offer free, unbiased individual health benefits counseling in English and Chinese, 10 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3, call 206-624-5633, ext. 4301, to register

‘Make Makey,’ join the Teen Makerspace Club and experiment with Makey Makey kits, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8

Study Zone, grades K-12, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Talk Time, practice your English conversation skills, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30

‘West Coast Railroad Logging Screening & Discussion,’ join the Newcastle Historical Society for a screening and discussion of the newly released DVD, ‘West Coast Railroad Logging,’ including some never before seen film footage, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10

‘From “Birth of a Nation” to Ken Burns, The Civil War in Cinema,’ 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11

‘Introduction to Arduino Workshop,’ an open source electronics platform, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 13, registration required, bring your own laptop is encouraged

Toddler Story Times, ages 1-3, 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29

Teen Leadership Board, voice your opinions about the programs and services you would like to see for teens at the Newcastle Library, Coal Creek Family YMCA and in the Newcastle community, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15

Infant Story times, ages 0-1, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct 1

Preschool Story times, ages 3-5, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1

‘History of Coal Mining in Newcastle,’ 7 p.m. Sept. 17

‘SAT Prep,’ 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Newcastle Library Book Club, ‘Defending Jacob,’ by William Landay, 7 p.m. Sept. 25

‘Genealogy Research: Using Ancestry,’ 10:30 a.m. Sept 26, register unless you’re bringing your own laptop

‘How to Write Great College Essays,’ 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29

Computer class: ‘One-on-One Assistance,’ 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29



East Shore Singles, social group for single adults older than 45, monthly activities and events on Eastside, new members welcome, 270-3599, monthly bulletin at

The Society of Artists for Newcastle, art organization, 271-5822

MOMS Club of Renton, play dates at parks and other locations, new activities daily, nonprofit and nonreligious, daytime support for moms and families, 260-3079

Bridge players wanted, evening or daytime, games at homes in Hazelwood area, 255-0895

Devotional gathering, by Baha’i Faith of Newcastle, 7 p.m., last Friday, 430-8047

Drinking Liberally, informal progressive social group that discusses politics, 7 p.m., first and third Thursday, Mustard Seed Grill & Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue,

Cub Scout Pack 738, first Friday, 7 p.m., Newcastle Elementary School, 8440 136th Ave. S.E., grades one through five,



Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation, trained survivors offer free emotional support to newly diagnosed,

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., third Thursday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 822-3549



Coal Creek Family YMCA Seniors Program, volunteer for intergenerational opportunities, rocking and comforting infants, teaching children to play bridge, reading to kindergartners, 282-1506

Newcastle Trails, trail advocates and builders for Newcastle, regular meetings, work parties, 453-9292, ext. 110,

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