January 2, 2014
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 bit.ly/1h1OQ8j
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.
December 4, 2013
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 a.m.to 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 http://bit.ly/IKwv1i.
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
October 4, 2013
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6, Bellevue Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., 641-0310
Meet the Candidates, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 8, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 6 Penny Lane, meet councilmember candidates Rich Crispo, John Dulcich, John Drescher and Mark Greene, 206-241-5774
Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch: Renton Technical College Foundation, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, call 206-618-5641
Chamber After Hours: Coal Creek YMCA, 6-7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, tour the facility, free, 282-1511
Networking Education Breakfast: ‘Find Your Leadership Edge,’ 7:15-8:30 a.m., Oct. 23, Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, presented by Barbara Bouchet, of Contact Point Associates
August 30, 2013
Rosh Hashanah celebration (Jewish New Year), 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation, 7935 136th Ave. S.E., www.beittikvah.us
Newcastle Days, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way
Newcastle 5K Run/Walk for Education, late registration closes at 8:30 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 8, Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way, register at http://bit.ly/16iUZlF, $30/adults, $20/students, $15/kids
August 1, 2013
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
July 5, 2013
Concerts in the Park: Randy Oxford Band, 7-8:30 p.m., Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 10 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. This month’s guest speaker is Tracy Dart, cancer survivor and author of “On a Scale of 1 to Cancer.” Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 206-618-5641
Chamber of Commerce After Hours Social is from 6-7:15 p.m. July 18 at the Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road.
June 6, 2013
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 12 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.
The Networking Education Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. June 26 at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. It’s sponsored by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. Email NetworkingBreakfast@newcastle-chamber.org to RSVP.
The Weed Warriors is removing blackberries at 9 a.m. June 8. Meet at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.
May 1, 2013
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 8 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Cmdr. Donald Leingang, executive director of United Service Organizations Puget Sound. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
The Newcastle Weed Warriors is spring cleaning the Newcastle Coal Miners’ Historic Cemetery from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 and 25 at 7810 129th Ave. S.E. All ages are welcome to participate; children can earn community service hours. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.
All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4444.
- City Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. May 7 and 21
- Community Activities Committee meeting — 6-8 p.m. May 8
- Economic and Community Development — 8-9 a.m. May 14
- Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. May 15
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 www.newcastletrails.org.
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 www.seattleymca.org/Locations/CoalCreek/Pages/Home.aspx.
Parents’ Night Out at the Y: Choose Your Own Adventure, for ages 3-11, 5-9 p.m. May 6, $30 for members/$35 for nonmembers
“Kids Create: Mother’s Day Surprise,” 5:30-6:15 p.m. May 8, for ages 4-10, $5 for members/$10 for nonmembers
Friendship Fire, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 12, families welcome. Join us for a family campfire with songs, skits and s’mores. Free!
Family Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. May 17. Come watch “Wreck it Ralph” with the family. Free!
- Tumbling: Mommy/Daddy & Me, for ages 1-3, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, $5 for members/$9 for nonmembers
- 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 May 23, $28-$54, call for age group times and dates
The Friends of the Newcastle Library meets from 7-9 p.m. May 22, at the Newcastle Library.
The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way. The following programs are offered the rest of the month:
Computer class: “Internet Level 1,” 10 a.m. May 4. Call 255-0111 to register.
Computer Class: “One-on-One Assistance,” for adults, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. May 9, 13 and 23. Call 255-0111 to register.
Download magazines with Zinio, 10 a.m. May 11. Bring your iPhone, iPad, Android, tablet or laptop to learn to set up your Zinio account and get hundreds of popular magazine titles.
Drop-in to learn about ebooks, 10:45 a.m. May 11
Janet Wong: “Developing the Author Within,” 7 p.m. May 13. Wong will discuss various paths to publication and tips for self-publishing.
Friends of the Newcastle Library book sale, 5 p.m. May 16, members only, open to the public all day May 17 and 18.
Teen Advisory Board, for teens, 7 p.m. May 20
Newcastle Library Book Group discusses “Day of Honey: a Memoir of Food, Love, and War,” by Annia Ciezadlo, for adults, 7 p.m. May 23.
“Date or Hate: Speedbooking,” 3:30 p.m. May 29. Spend a minute with a book and take what you love, leave what you hate. Books are free for you to share with family and friends or keep for yourself.
Toddler Story Time, for ages 1 to 3 with adult, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Monday May 6 and 13
Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 with adult, 1:15 p.m. Monday May 6 and 13
Study Zone, Tuesdays 4-6 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. For grades kindergarten through fifth grade, drop in homework help.
Study Hall, 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, the meeting room is open for studying. No study hall May 20 and 27, and study hall starts at 5 p.m. May 22.
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 www.eastshoresingles.org or www.meetup.com/eastshore-singles.
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 www.drinkingliberally.org.
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 www.eastsidemothersandmore.org.
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 www.angelcarefoundation.org.
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 www.newcastletrails.org.
April 15, 2013
NEW — 4:20 p.m. April 15, 2013
Organizing for Action (OFA) invites the community to the event, “How will the Affordable Care Act affect you?” at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the Newcastle Library Meeting Room.
- 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Meeting and action to reduce gun violence in our community;
- 7:00 – 7:40 p.m. – Presentation by Mr. Chewon Lee, the Office of Insurance Commissioner’s Health Insurance Benefit Advisor; and
- 7:40 – 8:00 p.m. – Questions & Answers with Mr. Lee.
About 805,000 Washington residents will qualify for the new expanded free Medicaid and subsidized Exchange insurance plans. By Jan. 1, 2014, all insurance will have to cover doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room and prescriptions; the insured might be able to get financial help to pay for a health insurance plan; insurance plans cannot deny coverage for a pre-existing condition; and all insurance plans will have to show costs and what is covered in simple language.
OFA is a nonprofit, non-electoral, social welfare 501(c)(4) organization. RSVP is not required but requested at www.barackobama.com/events or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way.
April 4, 2013
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 10 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Newcastle Mayor Rich Crispo. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.
The Dog Doogity Dance Earth Day flash mob is at 12:30 p.m. April 20 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Come practice at Lake Boren Park at 11 a.m. April 8, 1 p.m. April 11 and 3 p.m. April 12.