Calendar

May 1, 2013

Events

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 monthlylunch@newcastle-chamber.org.

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.

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. 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.

YMCA

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

Library events

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.

Clubs

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.

Health

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.

Volunteers

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.

OFA hosts event at Newcastle Library

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: sandra.castell@gmail.com

The Newcastle Library is at 12901 Newcastle Way.

Calendar

April 4, 2013

Events

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.

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February 28, 2013

Events

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Rod Brooks of PEMCO Insurance. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

Newcastle Weed Warriors needs volunteers to remove blackberries from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

The Weed Warriors is having a poster making party for Earth Day on March 30 at the Newcastle Library. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

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January 31, 2013

Events

City Hall is closed Feb. 18 for the President’s Day holiday.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker Bill Swartz, of “Sports With Swartz,” awarding winning radio, sports and news reporter. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

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January 2, 2013

Events

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is to be determined. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

City Hall is closed Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King holiday.

After Hours at Valley Medical event is from 6-7:15 p.m. Jan. 17. Come to meet a doctor and take a tour at 7203 129th Ave. S.E., Suite 200. Also enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer and some light appetizers. Learn more by emailing info@newcastlecc.com.

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December 6, 2012

Events

Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting Celebration, presented by Chiropractic Wellness, is from 5-6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 6965 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. There will be hot chocolate and candy canes, with a chance to win a free massage. Call 641-7470.

The Hazen Players present “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 7-8 at 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E., Renton. Call 204-4200.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is to be determined. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

A 5-Chamber Networking Breakfast, with members from the Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island and Snoqualmie Valley chambers of commerce, is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at The Egg & Us, 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Make reservations at www.issaquahchamber.com.

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November 1, 2012

Events

Diamond Awards Lunch, honoring top volunteers in the community, is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Tickets are $30 and include lunch. Register online for a small additional fee at http://2012diamondawards.eventbrite.com/# or to pay at the door. RSVP by emailing info@newcastlecc.com. See a list of nominees and finalists at http://newcastlecc.com/aboutthechamber/diamondawards.htm.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors are hosting a restoration project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

The Hazen Players present “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8 at 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E., Renton. Call 204-4200.

 

Public meetings

All city public meetings are at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200. Call 649-4444. City Hall will be closed Nov. 12 for the Veterans Day holiday and Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

  • City Council meeting and public hearing on the 2013 budget — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2
  • Economic and Community Development committee — 8-9 a.m. Nov. 13q Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14
  •  City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 20
  •  Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Oct. Nov. 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 www.newcastletrails.org.

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October 4, 2012

Events

 

Newcastle 2012 Fall Recycling Collection Event, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, Renton Academy parking lot, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.

The community is invited to join Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at 7935 136th Ave. S.E. Celebrate with worship and Messianic dance. Learn more by calling 793-3000 or emailing office@beittikvah.us.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is yet to be determined. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by emailing info@newcastlecc.com.

Newcastle Health & Safety Fair is from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hazelwood Elementary School commons, 7100 116th Ave. S.E. Join Valley Medical Center, Puget Sound Energy, Chiropractic Wellness Centers and other Newcastle Chamber businesses and nonprofit organizations to educate and support the community safety, health and wellness.

The Newcastle Weed Warriors are hosting an Arbor Day tree planting party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

Public meetings

 

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

  • Economic and Community Development committee — 8-9 a.m. Oct. 9
  •  Parks Commission — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10
  •  City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 16
  • Planning Commission — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17
  •  City Council meeting — 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2

The Newcastle Trails board meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Learn more at www.newcastletrails.org.

The Weed Warriors annual planning meeting for 2013 is from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Fire Station No. 9 meeting room, 12412 S.E. 69th Way. Learn more at www.newcastleweedwarriors.org.

 

YMCA

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.

  •  “Spooky Science,” for ages 3-11, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6, $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers
  •  “Planning for a Confident Retirement,” for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9
  •  Trick or Treat family dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, $5 per adult, $3 per child
  •  “Invest in Your Child’s Future Without Sacrifice,” for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16
  •  “Fun with Food 2,” 5:30-6:15 p.m. Oct. 17, $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
  • “Healthy Body Image: Teaching Kids to Eat and Love Their Bodies,” 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Jan. 3, $75
  •  Rookies Basketball League, for ages 3-4, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, $42 for members, $73.50 for nonmembers
  •  Rookies Basketball League, for ages 5-6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, $42 for members, $73.50 for nonmembers
  • Bowling Event — Westerners, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 4, $13

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Volunteers needed to help with tree planting event

October 4, 2012

The city of Newcastle will again host its Arbor Day tree planting event, and it is seeking volunteers to help.

This year’s event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13. The location has not yet been decided, but it will most likely take place somewhere in the May Creek corridor.

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Volunteers help plant a tree at last year’s Arbor Day tree planting event along the East May Creek Trail.

The city will update its website at www.ci.newcastle.wa.us when a location is chosen.

At last year’s event, the city sought volunteers to plant 250 trees along the East May Creek Trail.

The city celebrates Arbor Day now due to better planting conditions.

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