IN THE SPOTLIGHT
August 1, 2008
Newcastle Days – a festival for all reasons
Newcastle Days, the city’s biggest festival, is Sept. 6-7. The festival includes bands, a car show, arts and crafts booths, food and a fireworks display. Other activities include pony rides, inflatable toys and a magician.
Motown cover band Timeless Soul and country band Nathan Chance & North Coast will be among the featured performers. The event is from noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. A fireworks show is at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
The custom and classic car show is from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sunday. A free shuttle service will be available from Newcastle Elementary School.
New this year: belly dancers Zaphara’s Middle Eastern Dance Troupe and Thai food vendor Yummy AppeThai.Events
Concerts in the Park at Lake Boren are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 20. See a listing of bands at www.ci.newcastle.wa.us/calendar.asp.
The Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. The featured speaker is Rep. Dave Reichert of the 8th Congressional District. Cost is $20. RSVP by calling 206-888-6922.
The MS Association Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction is at 11 a.m. Aug 27 at the Golf Club at Newcastle. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,000 for a foursome. Call 206-633-2606.
The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers dance classes at 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. Go to www.learn2dance4fun.com.
Walk for Life is a free, ongoing program to exercise safely and effectively. Meet friends, learn information and advice, and get monitoring from on-site expert staff members every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9:30 a.m. at Bellevue Square Mall. Enter at Skybridge No. 4. Call 206-645-3673.
Bahá’í Faith of Newcastle offers meditation for people of all faiths from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at 14702 S.E. 80th St. Call 430-8047.
Skyhawks sports program offers a beginning golf course for ages 5-8 from 9 a.m. – noon, Aug. 4-8, at Hazelwood Elementary School. Cost is $122. Skyhawks is also offering a flag football camp for ages 7-14 from Aug. 4-8 at Lake Boren Park. Cost is $140. A tennis camp is offered for ages 7-14 from 9 a.m. – noon Aug. 11-14. Cost is $140. A multi-sport camp (soccer, basketball and baseball) for ages 4-17 will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18-22 at Lake Boren Park. Cost is $122. Call 800-804-3509 toll-free.
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 Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15550 Six Penny Lane. Call 206-947-5741.
Newcastle Historical Society meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday at City Hall, 13020 S.E. 72nd Place. Call 226-4238.
An international dinner, sponsored by Bahá’í 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 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave. S.E. Go to www.drinkingliberally.org.
Eastside Mothers & More, a social network for mothers, meets the second Tuesday and third Wednesday (without children) from 7-9 p.m. in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated). Go to www.eastsidemothersandmore.org.
Lake Heights YMCA Older Active Adult Program is at Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Activities include community service projects, crafts, pinochle games and birthday bingo once a month, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sack lunches are available for $3. Reserve one in person early that day. Call 644-8417.
The following events take place at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, unless otherwise noted. Call 747-2390 or go to www.kcls.org.
“Creepy Crawly Café” – Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy storytelling at noon Aug. 5.
The first Newport Way Auction is at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Return Read Three forms and the library will convert the number of pages read into Book Bucks to bid on prizes.
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.
Eastside Bluebills, a Boeing retiree volunteer organization that provides opportunities to help others in need and assist charitable and nonprofit organizations, meets from 10 a.m. – noon the third Wednesday at the Bellevue Regional Library. Call 235-3847.
King County Library System’s Words on Wheels program needs volunteers to select and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. Training is provided. A one-year commitment is required. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have their own transportation and be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check. Call 369-3235.
Places to go
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, on Lakemont Boulevard Southeast, is a 3,000-acre park with more than 30 miles of trails and the site of the 1880s coalmines. Go to www.metrokc.gov/parks.