Calendar

January 7, 2011

Events

The (rescheduled) 116th Avenue Southeast Sidewalk Project Open House is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the commons room at Hazelwood Elementary School, 7100 116th Ave. S.E. The public is invited to discuss city design for pedestrian improvements on the east side of 116th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 88th Street to Southeast 84th Street. If you are unable to attend, but would like to comment, call Kerry Sullivan, project manager, at 649-4444, ext. 113, or e-mail him at kerrys@ci.newcastle.wa.us.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Jan. 12 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost is $20. R.S.V.P. to info@newcastlecc.com.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363. City Hall will be closed Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • 116th Avenue Southeast Open House — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.
  • Parks Commission meeting/public hearing for proposed off-leash dog park — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12
  • City Council regular meeting, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18
  • Planning Committee meeting — 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19
  • City Council regular meeting — 7-10 p.m. Feb. 1

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • Musical Theater, for ages 6-10, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 3 – March 28, $55 – $88
  • Happytalk Winter Campout – Lazy F, Jan. 15-16, $75
  • MIP Winter Campout – Lazy F, Jan. 15-16, $75
  • Tykes Winter Campout – Lazy F, Jan. 15-16, $75
  • Westerners Winter Campout – Lazy F, Jan. 21-23, $95
  • Tumbling – Mommy/Daddy & Me, for ages 1-3, 10:45-11:30 a.m., Jan. 5 – March 30, $5 – $9
  • Beginning Ballet, for ages 4-5, 9:15-10 a.m. Jan. 8 – March 26 and 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jan. 3 – March 28, $95 – $170
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling, for ages 5-6, 3-3:45 p.m. Jan. 5 – March 23, $70 – $125
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling, for ages 7-10, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Jan. 8 – March 26, $70 – $125
  • Itty Bitty T-Ball Class, for ages 3-4, 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Jan. 3-31, $30 – $53
  • Itty Bitty T-Ball Class, for ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 3-31, $30 – $53
  • American Red Cross Youth Preparedness, for grades one through six, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11
  • Friday Night Live, for teens, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 14, $5 – $8

Clubs

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 226-4238.

An international dinner, sponsored by Bahai 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 of the month at Angelo’s Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Go to www.drinkingliberally.org.

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

Calendar

November 5, 2010

Events

Scrapbooking 101 — Learn to scrapbook with Lisa Sargent, of Close to My Heart, from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 7. E-mail lisasargent@myctmh.com or call 255-3731 for more details.

The Diamond Awards luncheon is from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15300 Six Penny Lane. Cost is $25. R.S.V.P. by e-mailing info@newcastlecc.com.

Hope For Paris: A Benefit Concert, with Mackenna Wagner, is at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Carco Theater, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton. Tickets are $20. Call 401-2925.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • City Hall will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 24-26 for Thanksgiving.
  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. Nov. 10
  • City Council — 7 p.m. Nov. 16: Public hearing on city budget
  • Planning Commission — 6 p.m. Nov. 17

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Calendar

October 4, 2010

Events

Newcastle Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, is at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Glenn Froehlich of My Knowledge Matters. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to .

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September 2, 2010

Events

Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation will celebrate Rosh Hashanah at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at 7935 136th Ave. S.E. Someone will blow the shofar (ram’s horn) to usher in the Jewish New Year. This is a prophetic festival that looks to the return of Yeshua (Jesus) with a blast of the trumpet. Call 793-3000.

Newcastle Days Kick-off Sidewalk Sale is from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 10 downtown. Learn more at www.newcastledays.com.

The annual Newcastle Days festival is from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Lake Boren Park. See a complete list of activities and entertainment in the Newcastle Days magazine insert in this issue.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speakers are from KeyBank and Porter Jensen Jewelers. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to info@newcastlecc.com.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363. (City Hall will be closed Sept. 3 for regularly scheduled furlough and for the Labor Day holiday Sept. 6.)

  • City Council — 7 p.m. Sept. 7
  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. Sept. 8
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. Sept. 15
  • City Council — 7 p.m. Sept. 21

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • “Cooking Class: Fun With Food Crazy Crepes,” ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 19, $10 – $15
  • “Kids Cooking Club Crazy Crepes,” ages 7-10, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Sept. 19, $10 – $15
  • “Creative Movement,” ages 3-4, 4:15-5 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 30 – Nov. 18, $32 – $56
  • “3 Kids Create: Bird Feeders,” ages 4-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 26, $10
  • “Tai Chi,” ages 14 and up, 7-8 p.m. Mondays Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 and 12:45-1:45 p.m. Sundays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19
  • “Itty Bitty Basketball Class,” ages 3-4, 5-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 6-29, $30 – $53; ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 6-29, $30 – $53
  • Youth Track & Field, grades 1-4, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Lake Heights Center

Clubs

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 or go to www.newcastlerotary.us.

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 Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated).

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705

Seniors

Lake Heights Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, Intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

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

Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers assist city workers in removing noxious and invasive weeds from Newcastle parks, trails and open spaces. Youth groups, community groups and individuals are invited to participate in monthly environmental stewardship projects. Next project is knotweed removal at Lake Boren Park Aug. 14 and grooming of May Creek and Waterline Trail for the Newcastle 5K event Aug. 21. Learn more at www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org.

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.

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, have their own transportation and be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check. Call 369-3235.

Dependency CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): Community volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in King County. Call 269-3201.

DAWN (Domestic Abused Women’s Network): Provides services to survivors of domestic violence in King County. Call 795-1441.

Grace Children’s Charity: Provides essential school supplies for impoverished children. Call 430-0300.

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.

Music and movies continue in August

August 5, 2010

Although the Concerts in the Park series concluded Aug. 4, the YMCA organized a teen concert to take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in Lake Boren Park. Several local teen bands are scheduled to perform.

Also, Movies on the Green continues at The Golf Club at Newcastle with “Night at the Museum” Aug. 13. The film begins at dusk on the green of the ninth hole of the Coal Creek course. Admission and popcorn are free.

Calendar

August 5, 2010

Events

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Aug. 11 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Glenn Froehlich of My Knowledge Matters. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to info@newcastlecc.com.

The “Y” teen dance is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lake Boren Park.

The Golf Club at Newcastle Presents the movie “Night at the Museum 2: The Battle of the Smithsonian” at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 13 as part of its Summer Nights at the Movies. Free admission and popcorn.

Aaron Faletto and Kasie Wixon perform from 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 20 at Sweet Decadence, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 100. Call 572-6572.

Mini Golf at the Golf Club at Newcastle — 5:30 p.m. Aug 25 at the Rusty Putter

Ballerina Story Time, for ages 3-7, is from 10-10:30 a.m. or 1-1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Blue Dog Dance, 12646 164th Ave. S.E., Renton. Enjoy a free combination of story reading and ballet demonstration. Participants will learn about ballet class and performance. Call 255-0310.

Second annual Newcastle 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Aug. 28, Lake Boren Park. After the run, there will be food, drinks and services from event sponsors. Learn more at www.newcastle5k.com.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. Aug. 11
  • City Council — 7 p.m. Aug. 17
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. Aug. 18

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • “Creative Movement: Mommy/Daddy & Me” — ages 1-3, 3:20-4:05 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, $5/$9
  • “Fun With Food: Homemade Nuggets” — ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 29, $10/$15
  • “Itty Bitty Soccer Class” — ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 25, $30/$53
  • Cycling Session I: 50 miles around Lake Washington — 9-11 a.m. Aug. 29, free
  • “Family Camp, Camp Terry Child” — 5:30 p.m. – midnight Aug. 20, $10

Clubs

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 or go to www.newcastlerotary.us.

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 Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated).

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705

Seniors

Lake Heights Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, Intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

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

Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers assist city workers in removing noxious and invasive weeds from Newcastle parks, trails and open spaces. Youth groups, community groups and individuals are invited to participate in monthly environmental stewardship projects. Next project is knotweed removal at Lake Boren Park Aug. 14 and grooming of May Creek and Waterline Trail for the Newcastle 5K event Aug. 21. Learn more at www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org.

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.

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, have their own transportation and be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check. Call 369-3235.

Dependency CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): Community volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in King County. Call 269-3201.

DAWN (Domestic Abused Women’s Network): Provides services to survivors of domestic violence in King County. Call 795-1441.

Grace Children’s Charity: Provides essential school supplies for impoverished children. Call 430-0300.

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.

Calendar

July 1, 2010

Events

Old Fashioned Family Fourth family picnic — 6 p.m. at Lake Boren Park. Shelley & the Curves perform at 8 p.m. A fireworks display is at 10 p.m.

The City of Newcastle presents its Concerts in the Park series at Lake Boren Park. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. The following performances are scheduled:

  • Magnolia Road — July 14
  • Diecast Players — July 21
  • About Face — July 28

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. July 14 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is the Trails at Newcastle developer. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to info@newcastlecc.com.

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is now taking signups for its summer camp line-up of theater classes for students of all ages. In Issaquah, KIDSTAGE has classes that begin in July and August. A complete listing of classes is available at http://villagetheatre.org/ks_classes.php. Tuition starts at $160 with financial assistance available. Registration forms are available online at www.villagetheatre.org or by calling Village Theatre’s Youth Education office at 392-1942, ext. 148.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • City Council — 7 p.m. July 6 and July 20
  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. July 15
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. July 22: Public hearing regarding issues about the proposed Community Business Center.

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • Beginning ballet, ages 4-5, 4:30-5:15 p.m. July 5 – Sept. 27 and 9:15-10 a.m. July 10 – Sept. 25
  • Fun with food: Pita Pockets, ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. July 11, $10 – $15
  • Kids Cooking Club: Pita Pockets, ages 7-10, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., $10 – $15
  • Creative Movement, ages 3-4, 4:15-5 p.m., July 8 – Aug. 26, $56
  • Creative Movement: Mommy/Daddy & Me, ages 1-3, 3:20-4:05 p.m. through Aug. 26, $5 – $9
  • Cycling: 25 miles Tukwila to Alki Beach, all ages, 10 a.m. – noon, July 15
  • Family Camp: Camp Terry, child, 5:30 p.m. July 23 – noon July 24, $10
  • Family dinners, 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 9, $5
  • Kids Create: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, ages 4-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 25
  • Moonlight Movies: “E.T.” 9-11 p.m. July 23
  • Itty Bitty Soccer Class, ages 3-4, 5-5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 2-25, $30 – $53; ages 5-6, 5:30-6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 2-25, $30 – $53
  • Itty Bitty T-Ball Class, ages 3-4, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-5:30 p.m. July 5-28, $30 – $53; ages 5-6, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. July 5-28, $30 – $53
  • Kids Gym, ages 1-3, 9-9:45 a.m., Sundays, July 1 – Sept. 26, $5 – $9
  • Youth Kickball Summer League, ages 7-9 and 10-12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 6 – Aug. 17, $40 – $70
  • Bingo Bonanza, 6:30-8 p.m., family activity room, first Friday of the month
  • Family dinner, 5:30-6:15 p.m., community kitchen, second Friday of the month, $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 3-13 and free for 2 and under
  • Family Fun Night, 6:30-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, family activity room, free
  • “Got Game?” 6:30-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, family activity room, free

Clubs

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 226-4238.

An international dinner, sponsored by Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue.

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705.

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/ newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

Volunteers

Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers assist city workers in removing noxious and invasive weeds from Newcastle parks, trails and open spaces. Youth groups, community groups and individuals are invited to participate in monthly environmental stewardship projects. Next project is tansy removal July 10. Learn more at www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org.

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. Learn more at www.newcastletrails.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, 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.

Calendar

June 3, 2010

Events

National Trails Day celebration is at 10 a.m. June 5 at the new Hazelwood Trail. To attend, park at Hazelwood Elementary School, 6928 116th Ave. S.E. Newcastle Mayor John Dulcich will preside over a trail dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Newcastle Transit Center Improvements, at the intersection of Coal Creek Parkway and Newcastle Way, is at 2 p.m. June 16.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. June 9 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speaker is Bill Bryant, of the Port of Seattle. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. RSVP to info@newcastlecc.com.

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is now taking signups for its summer camp line-up of theater classes for students of all ages. In Issaquah, KIDSTAGE has classes that begin in June, July and August. A complete listing of classes is available at http://villagetheatre.org/ks_classes.php. Tuition starts at $160 with financial assistance available. Registration forms are available online at www.villagetheatre.org or by calling Village Theatre’s Youth Education office at 392-1942, ext. 148.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. June 9
  • City Council — 7 p.m. June 15
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. June 16

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

“Creative Movement – Mommy/Daddy & Me,” ages 12-18 months, 9:45-10:30 a.m. through June 30, $5 – $9; ages 18-36 months, 10:45-11:30 a.m. through June 30, $5 – $9; ages 1-3, 11:15 a.m. – noon through June 29, $5 – $9

“Creative Movement,” ages 3-4, 4:15-5 p.m. June 8 – Aug. 26, $32-$56

“Beginning Acting: The Word,” ages 6-10, 4-5:15 p.m. through June 29, $40/$60

“Beginning Ballet,” ages 4-5, 4:30-5:15 p.m. July 5-Sept. 27 and 9:15-10 a.m. July 10 – Sept. 25

“Fun with Food: Cinnamon Muffins,” ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 6-10, $10

“Kids Cooking Club: Picnic Biscuits,” ages 3-7, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., June 6-10, $10

“Fun with Food: Easy Nachos,” ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m., June 20, $10

“Kids Cooking Club: Fruit Pizza,” ages 3-7, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., June 20, $10

Bingo Bonanza, 6:30-8 p.m., family activity room, first Friday of the month

Family dinner, 5:30-6:15 p.m., community kitchen, second Friday of the month, $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 3-13 and free for 2 and under

Family Fun Night, 6:30-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, family activity room, free

“Got Game?” 6:30-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, family activity room, free

Clubs

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 or go to www.newcastlerotary.us.

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 Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated).

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705

Seniors

Lake Heights Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is in Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue. It is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, for hold pickups, returns and a small browsing collection for checkout. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

Even though the Newport Way Library is closed for remodeling, the Newport Way Library Book Group will be meeting at either the Mercer Island Library or Lake Hills Library. The group next meets at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Mercer Island library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., to discuss “Angle of Repose,” by Wallace Stegner.

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

Newcastle Weed Warriors: Volunteers assist city workers in removing noxious and invasive weeds from Newcastle parks, trails and open spaces. Youth groups, community groups and individuals are invited to participate in the monthly environmental stewardship projects. Learn more at www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org.

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. Learn more at www.newcastletrails.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, 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.

Calendar

May 7, 2010

Events

Town Hall meeting with State Sen. Randy Gordon is from 2-3:15 p.m. May 8 at Hazelwood Elementary School, 7100 116th Ave. S.E.

The King County Solid Waste Division will host a public meeting to kick off the public process for the replacement of the Factoria Transfer Station in its existing location. The meeting is from 6-8:30 p.m. May 12 at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. May 12 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Guest speakers are Rob Wyman, interim city manager, and Sandi Tampa, of Windermere Real Estate. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. R.S.V.P. to info@newcastlecc.com.

The NoHomelessKids Luncheon fundraiser to benefit Vision House, a transitional housing facility in Renton for homeless children and their mothers, is from noon – 1 p.m. May 13 at the Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave., S.E. The luncheon is free to attend but R.S.V.P.s are required at www.NoHomelessKids.org. Table captains and sponsors are needed. Contact Vision House at maryb@vision-house.org or 228-6356.

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is now taking sign-ups for its summer camp line-up of theater classes for students of all ages. In Issaquah, KIDSTAGE has classes that begin in June, July and August. A complete listing of classes is available at http://villagetheatre.org/ks_classes.php. Tuition starts at $160 with financial assistance available. Registration forms are available online at www.villagetheatre.org or by calling Village Theatre’s Youth Education office at 392-1942, ext. 148.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363. City Hall is closed for furlough May 28 and for the Memorial Day holiday May 31.

  • Parks Commission, 6 p.m.
  • City Council regular meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Planning Commission, 7 p.m.

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • “Creative Movement – Mommy/Daddy & Me,” ages 12-18 months 9:45-10:30 a.m. through June 30, $5 – $9; ages 18-36 months 10:45-11:30 a.m. through June 30, $5 – $9; ages 1-3 11:15 a.m. – noon through June 29, $5 – $9
  • “Fun With Food: Cheddar Tomato Bacon Toasts,” ages 3-7, 10:30-11:15 a.m. May 23, $10
  • “Itty Bitty Basketball Class,” ages 3-4, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. May 31 – June 2, and 10:30-11 a.m. June 1-24, $30 – $53; ages 5-6, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. May 31- June 23
  • “Itty Bitty Soccer Class,” ages 3-4 Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. May 3-26 and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. May 4-27; ages 5-6, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. May 3-26, $30 – $53
  • “Urban Adventures: Trail Riderz,” 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 29, $10 – $20
  • “Dude’s Night: The Last Survivor,” for boys in grades 6-8, 8:30 p.m. – 8 a.m. May 21, $25 – $35
  • “Teen Chef Academy: Grill It (BBQ Chicken),” ages 10-16, 6:30-8 p.m. May 26, $10 – $20
  • “Teen Chef Academy: Grill It (Sweet Ribs),” ages 10-16, 6:30-8 p.m. May 12, $10 – $20
  • “Teen Late Nights: Friday Night Live,” ages 11-14, 9:30-11:30 p.m. May 14, $3 – $5
  • “American Red Cross Lifeguard Training,” ages 15 and up, May 7-22, $150 – $170, call for times
  • “Babysitting Training Course,” ages 12-16, 6-8:30 p.m. May 19-22, $30 – $40
  • “Adult Cooking: Indian Cooking,” ages 18 and up, 10 am. – noon May 8, $15 – $25
  • “Kids Create: Rockin’ Rockets!” ages 4-10, 1:30-2:20 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 19, $10
  • “Sleep: The Missing Link to Diet and Fitness Success,” 6-7 p.m. May 13
  • “Youth Legislature: The Olympia Experience,” ages 13-16, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., $30 – $50
  • Bingo Bonanza, 6:30-8 p.m., family activity room, first Friday of the month
  • Family dinner, 5:30-6:15 p.m., community kitchen, second Friday of the month, $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 3-13 and free for 2 and under
  • Family Fun Night, 6:30-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, family activity room, free
  • “Got Game?” 6:30-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, family activity room, free

Clubs

The Society of Artists for Newcastle, an art organization, is seeking new members. Call 271-5822.

Atheist Church of Truth meets at 7 p.m. every other Saturday in a Newcastle home environment. Open discussion of wide-ranging topics of general group interest. Seating is limited, so call 206-228-7925.

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 or go to www.newcastlerotary.us.

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 Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated).

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705

Seniors

Lake Heights Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, is closed for expansion and will remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is being considered. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events

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

Group Health: Volunteers are needed to answer phone calls to the Group Health Resource Line, which provides members with information on a variety of health issues. While working at the resource line, volunteers learn about health education and have access to the most up-to-date health information, classes, lectures and support groups offered through Group Health, caregiver resources and information about other community health services. Call 206-326-2800.

Group Health II: Volunteer drivers are needed for the Group Health Transportation Assistance Program to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules — including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. Call 206-326-2815 or e-mail hirohata.l@ghc.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, 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.

CALENDAR

April 2, 2010

Events

Hop on over for a free Easter egg hunt sponsored by MOMS Club of Renton from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 2 at Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. N.E., Renton. Hunts are scheduled for different age groups up to age 10. Rain or shine, egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget your basket.

Newcastle Goes Green at Earth Day in Lake Boren Park — An organizational meeting for all interested in participating and volunteering for the event is from 7-8 p.m. April 12 in the Fire Station 9 Community Meeting Room, 12412 Newcastle Way. All are welcome to attend. Call 228-7927.

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting with Renton School Superintendent Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel is from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. April 14 at Tapatio’s, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Cost of $20 at the door includes program, lunch, tax and gratuity. R.S.V.P. to info@newcastlecc.com.

Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is teaching a one-day Basic Boating Class, for ages 12-30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 17 at Bellevue Golf Club conference room, 5500 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. A boxed lunch will be provided for each participant. Class fee is $40. Sign up online at www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/Education/BSPSEducation.htm.

Sweet Decadence presents live music at 7:30 p.m. April 26, featuring local artists Aaron Faletta and Kasie Wixon. There will be coffee, wine and appetizers. Location is 12825 Newcastle Way. Call 572-6572.

The Hazen Booster Club’s first annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser is at 6 p.m. April 30 at Renton Technical College. Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at http://hazenboosters.org through PayPal or check. Call 206-217-7042.

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is now taking signups for its summer camp line-up of theater classes for students of all ages. In Issaquah, KIDSTAGE has classes that begin in June, July and August. A complete listing of classes is available at http://villagetheatre.org/ks_classes.php. Tuition starts at $160 with financial assistance available. Registration forms are available online at www.villagetheatre.org or by calling Village Theatre’s Youth Education office at 392-1942, ext. 148.

Public meetings

All public meetings take place at City Hall, 13020 Newcastle Way. Call 649-4363.

  • City Council — 7 p.m. April 6 and 20
  • Parks Commission — 6 p.m. April 14
  • Planning Commission — 7 p.m. April 22

Youth

The following events take place at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road. Call 282-1500 or go to http://www.seattleymca.org/coalcreek.

  • The Lake Heights Family YMCA will be closed April 4 for the Easter holiday.
  • Bingo Bonanza, 6:30-8 p.m., family activity room, first Friday of the month
  • Family dinners, 5:30-6:15 p.m., community kitchen, second Friday of the month, $5 for ages 14 and up, $3 for ages 3-13 and free for 2 and under
  • Family Fun Night, 6:30-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, family activity room, free
  • Got Game? 6:30-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, family activity room, free

Clubs

The Society of Artists for Newcastle, an art organization, is seeking new members. Call 271-5822.

Atheist Church of Truth meets at 7 p.m. every other Saturday in a Newcastle home environment. Open discussion of wide-ranging topics of general group interest. Seating is limited, so call 206-228-7925.

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 or go to www.newcastlerotary.us.

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 Bahai 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 of the month 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 of each month in the North Room at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (not church affiliated).

Hill’N Dale Garden Club, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month September through June at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Call 255-9705

Seniors

Lake Heights Family YMCA Seniors Program has drop-in time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 12635 S.E. 56th St. in Newport Hills. Have lunch, socialize and have fun. Call 644-8417.

Coal Creek Family YMCA Active Older Adult Program, ages 55 and older, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, 282-1500

  • Open for community service projects, Intergenerational projects, crafts, pinochle games, field trips and fellowship; sack lunches are available for a $3 donation
  • Refresher bridge class, 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Library events

The following events are at the Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, unless otherwise noted. Register by calling 747-2390.

The Newport Way Library will close April 4 for expansion and remain closed for eight months to a year. A temporary location is being considered. Visit the library blog — http://blogs.kcls.org/newportway — to get updated information regarding programs, classes and events.

Korean Story Time — 6:30 p.m. April 2, 9, 16 and 23, KidsQuest Museum in Factoria Mall

Public meeting — Newcastle Library, 6:30 p.m. April 7, Newcastle City Hall, 3020 Newcastle Way. Review and offer input about the design for the new Newcastle library. Meet the team from Mithun Architects.

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

Help build a sanctuary for homeless and abused animals. After the King County Shelter closed, there is a need for more sanctuaries and no kill shelters. We are brand new and need a lot of help to get up and running. Presently we are in desperate need of an experienced fundraiser for an upcoming walk. Also need help for upcoming charity and fundraising events. Call 891-5869. Leave message or email storybookfarm01@gmail.com.

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, 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.

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