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Once a month we share with you cool events, sales and exclusive RT offers from our advertising partners. This month includes a free week of ballet classes, giveaways on organic baby clothes and some great packages from fab photographers (free holiday photo cards!) --this is the best time of year for family portraits. Check out the super deals below and support our small business owners by shopping local. Click here for Sales & Events, Classes and Photography.

Sales & Events

Bubblefest: A Summer Science Festival at Pacific Science Center August 6 -10
Quench your thirst for fun during this special event weekend! Canoe rides, special bubble making activities, a giant foam party and dazzling bubble demonstrations will delight all ages. The annual event is one of our most popular so come splash into summer science with us! Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs in every county of Washington state and beyond.
Bubblefest: August 6-10, 2008
10 A.M. - 6 P.M. daily
Also, check out the Bubblefest webpage
www.pacsci.org

Kate Quinn Organics Giveaways Through August 15
Kate Quinn Organics, the Seattle-based clothing company with beautifully simple -- and simply beautiful -- designs for Baby and Junior (to eight years). Kate Quinn's colorful showroom in South Seattle is so worth the trip. Right now Kate Quinn has TONS of merchandise in their discount bins and is offering RT readers exclusively a free 'bin' item with all purchases over $30 through August 15th.
Kate Quinn Organics
5609-B Rainer Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118*
206-760-2997
hours: t-f 10-5:30, sat 11-4, closed sunday and monday.
www.katequinnorganics.com
* Entrance is marked at the back of the brick building. Limited parking is available in the alley. Street parking is available on Rainier.

Summer Sale at Merry Go Round August 6- 17
Come to Merry Go Round's summer sale! Save on playroom, juvenile and nursery furniture August 6-17th. Selected furniture is 15-25% off. Visiting Merry Go Round is now more convenient than ever! As of July, customers are able to use our new online shopping and Registry. Create a registry at home or at the store - no need to visit the big boxes! Beginning in August we have longer week day hours to help our busy customers visit us. Monday through Friday we are now open 9:30 to 6:30, and we are also open Saturdays 10:00 to 6:00 and Sundays 12:00 to 5:00. Everyone loves the Merry Go Round!
Merry Go Round
1014 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004
www.merrygoroundkids.com

CF Kids Grand Opening Aug 16 to feature Hello Kitty and Fall Fashion Show
On August 16 at 1 pm, CF Kids will celebrate the grand opening of their newly remodeled children's store and hair salon at Crossroads shopping center in Bellevue. The celebration will feature Hello Kitty, a fall fashion show, party bags for the kids, and a raffle for a John Deere Tractor and a Radio Flyer Tricycle. The fashion show starts at 1 pm on the Crossroads main stage. Local kids will model the latest styles from Catimini, Baby Lulu, Mimi and Maggie, Zutano and Baby Quick Silver. Hello Kitty will be available for hugs, autographs and pictures from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. With freebies and giveaways all weekend, this is a great family event you won't want to miss.
CF Kids
Crossroads Shopping Center Bellevue, WA 98008
425.653.5555
www.cfkidsonline.com

Huge Summer Sidewalk Sale at the Cotton Caboodle Outlet Store Aug 18 -23
Wonderful selection of cotton clothing for babies, kids and moms in "oodles of colors." You will find amazing deals on our already low outlet prices. Help us make room for our adorable new fall styles. Sale runs August 18th - 23rd.
Cotton Caboodle
203 W. Thomas St. (lower Queen Anne)
Open 10-5 M-F and 10-3 Sat.
Visit website for directions
www.cottoncaboodle.com

Help Local Schools at Cruzin' Kidz Dollar Sale Aug 20 - 23
Cruzin' Kidz is having it's Second Semi-Annual Dollar Sale August 20-23rd. The proceeds benefit local schools and provide students with much-needed school supplies! We will be raffling off school supplies for one lucky Cruzin' Kidz student. Items will include clothing sizes preemie through size 16/18 for both boys and girls, toys, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity, baby gear and so much more. We will also have daily in-store specials like 25-50% off all consigned merchandise, and free merchandise with purchases. We carry those important baby gifts and gear, such as Ergo Baby Carriers, Bobux crib shoes, Western Chief rain boots, Baby Leggs, custom hats and custom baby furniture, as well as our newest line of one of a kind baby gifts.
Cruzin Kidz Boutique and Consignment
13400 NE 175th St. Suite C Woodinville, WA 98072
425.939.0418
www.cruzinkids.com

Moon Lights on August 30 at Moonpaper Tent
The Moonpaper Tent is aglow with the end of summer. Join us at twilight August 30th as we light the night with magic. Fire flies, fairies, moon snails, and more help create an illuminating visual tableau of lights and quiet, as children and parents create lanterns to take along with them on a magical moonlight walk through the neighborhood. Whispered stories, glittering face-paint, and glowing surprises await! All Ages! Aug 30th 7:00-10:00; come anytime. Scheduled walks at 8:30 and 10:00. Cost: $8.00 each or two for $15.00 at the door And don't forget to take a look at our Fall schedule of classes! Registration has just begun for Fairy Forest, Fashion Passion, Our Show, Ballerinas, Dress-Up Hour, Fantastic Quest and many more!
The Moonpaper Tent
918 NE 64th Street Seattle WA 98115
206.422.6616
www.moonpapertent.com

Jump for Joy at a Birthday Celebration on Sept 6 for Emerald Ballet Theatre
Everyone loves a good birthday party. Come to one where people are literally jumping for joy! You are invited to celebrate the first birthday of the Eastside arts center everyone is buzzing about. Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) is having an Open House on Saturday, September 6, from 10am-3pm featuring tours, free demonstration classes, informal performances, gallery displays, and the opportunity to meet Emerald Ballet Theatre's instructors. EBT aspires to nurture dancing hearts and hone bodies into instruments of strength and beauty. There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other is wings. For a detailed schedule of events, please us online.
Emerald Ballet Theatre
12368 Northup Way, Bellevue
425.883.3405, [email protected]
www.emeraldballet.org

Little Maestro Series Tickets at Bellevue Philharmonic
Go on an adventure into the world of music with your little ones. The Bellevue Philharmonic's Little Maestro shows are designed for children from birth to age six and include a live orchestra, storytelling, and audience participation (think sing-a-longs and hide and seek set to music). Series tickets are now available for Fall performances (five concerts). For more information and tickets visit the website.
Bellevue Phiharmonic
www.bellevuephil.org

Zing Nutrition Bars: Created by Nutritionists
What makes Zing bars kiddo friendly and mommy approved? Created by 4 Seattle dietitians, Zing bars are 100% natural, nutritionally balanced and amazingly yummy. Wheat and soy protein-free (2 of 3 flavors are also gluten-free): Chocolate Peanut Butter, Blueberry Almond and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. Recommended for taste and nutrition by DailyCandy Seattle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, King 5 Morning News and Bastyr Magazine. Available at Ballard Market, Greenwood Market, Central Markets, Ken's Markets and other independently owned locations listed on our Store Locator. Order online at www.zingbars.com. Type "Red Tricycle" for the coupon code and get free shipping. Yum!
Minh-Hai Tran, MS, RD
www.nutritionworkseattle.com
www.zingbars.com

Classes

Your Child is a Language Sponge! Try a Free Class in Spanish, Mandarin, French or Japanese
Did you know your child's brain is primed to acquire language? Even small amounts of second language exposure will help them sound like a native speaker later in life, among many other benefits. Of course, when you're a kid everything should be fun-including language-so come sing, dance and play at Sponge! Choose from Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese classes for caregivers and children 0-4 years and (by popular demand) Just Kids classes for children ages 3-5 & 5-7. Free trial classes are also available. Ask for the "Red Tricycle Discount" to receive $25 off tuition for new families.
Sponge
206.227.7138 (Seattle) or 425.274.5188 (Eastside)
www.spongeschool.com

One Free Week of Classes at Evergreen City Ballet
The Evergreen City Ballet will be taking registrations for the '08-'09 academy year. Our fall quarter begins September 2, 2008. Please mention Red-Tricycle and receive one week of free classes for new students. Our faculty of former professional dancers along with our nurturing environment will provide an experience for all students. We offer classes in Creative Movement, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Pilates, Ballroom and Open Adult. The Evergreen City Ballet offers performance opportunities for all ages. Please visit our website.
Evergreen City Ballet
425.228.6800
www.evergreencityballet.org

Polly-Glot Tots Spread Their Wings With More Language Classes
Polly-Glot Tots is adding Mandarin and Japanese to their line-up of French and Spanish language immersion classes. Children ages 18 months through 5 years and their parents/caregivers can learn French, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese through active play, songs, and games. Native speaker-led classes include materials to help families bring language and culture into their home. Sign with your Baby(r) is offered for babies ages 7-14 months. The convenient Phinney Ridge location offers free parking and proximity to fun shops and cafes. Fall classes begin Sept. 15th. Sign up online or call 206.861.9698 Use the promotion code Red Tricycle and receive a 10% discount when you sign up.
Tanya Knudsen, Poly-Glot Tots
206.861.9698
www.pollyglottots.com

Try a Sample Class at Nurturing Pathways: Nurturing Development Through Dance
Are you interested in nurturing the development of your baby, waddler or toddler with creative dance? Come join the fun for a comprehensive class that will impact your child's cognitive, emotional and physical growth. Mention this ad in your online registration at www.nurturingpathways.com and take 10% off your class registration. Try a sample class for $15. Go to www.nurturingpathways.com to locate a class in your area.
Nurturing Pathways
Locations throughout Seattle & the Eastside
www.nurturingpathways.com

Photography

Customized Holiday Cards from Heather Quintans Photography
No better time for those fabulous Seattle beach portraits for your children and family. Be one of the first five to schedule a session (location or studio) through August and receive 25 customized holiday cards ($150 value) for your family portrait. Refer a friend and you'll both receive a $95 print enlargement credit. (Can be used for studio and child only sessions through August 30th.) Here's a portfolio slideshow of beach portrait favorites.
Heather Quintans
206.297.2064
www.heatherphoto.com

Save 20% on Summer Session with Barbie Hull Photography
Summer is soon coming to an end, the Popsicle covered cheeks, the grass stained knees - the days filled with trips to the beach and will soon be replaced with noses pressed to the window wondering when it will be warm enough to go play in the sprinkler once again. Summertime is when so many amazing memories are made - why not capture those fun-filled moments and hang them on your wall?! No matter how much it rains outside, it'll be sunny in your home! Call Barbie to schedule your end of summer session - mention Red-Tri and receive 20% off of your package!
Barbie Hull Photography
206.349.5540
www.barbiehull.com

Jennifer Loomis Photography Special Holiday Session
It's never too early to start planning for the holidays and the gift for that special someone...or yourself! Recently featured in Time Magazine, Jennifer Loomis Photography captures unique and timeless moments of your pregnancy, baby and family. During the months of September and October we have a specially designed holiday session. With two photographers now in our Seattle studio, we can offer flexibility with our scheduling and pricing. Give us a call today for details and availability.
Jennifer Loomis Photography

206.329.4772 [email protected]
jenniferloomis.com

Book Holiday Session Now with Michelle Enebo Photography
It may feel like summer today, but the winter holidays are approaching just as fast as your little ones are growing up! Photographs of your children make the perfect holiday gift, and Eastside photographer Michelle Enebo would love to help you with your holiday photo needs. Well-known for her striking black & white images, Michelle now offers color photography as well. Relaxed photo session, 40 images on CD to use as you like, 20 selected images in a beautiful hardbound album, and $100 credit toward your print order. Mention Red Tricycle when you book for fall (Labor Day - December 15) and receive 25 free holiday photo cards.
Michelle Enebo Photography
425.427.0156
www.enebophotoblog.com