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RT Favorites: Hot List

Whether you're looking for Easter or Mother's Day ideas, hunting for a new class for Little One (or yourself), need some expert advice, or just want to score some great deals, we've got loads of suggestions listed below from our favorite Seattle and Eastside businesses.

Creative Dance Classes at Nurturing Pathways
Twirl, float and fly in Nurturing Pathways' Creative Dance classes for three months through three years. Feeling the postpartum blues or the totally tired toddler syndrome? Get you and your child moving to music, playing with sensory props, and feel yourself come alive while your kiddo gets worn out! Learn about your child's development and impact their cognitive, emotional and physical development during their most formative years. Register in advance or drop in and sample a class for $15.00. Bring a friend and receive 10% off your class tuition. Spring quarter runs April 16th —June 19th on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Register at under "Christine's Schedule."

Nurturing Pathways

Magic Egg Hunt at Moonpaper Tent
Celebrate the magic of spring time at Moonpaper Tent. There are fairies at MPT and every spring they get together and play tricks in their magical forest! You and your little one can help their bird friends find the magic eggs that the fairies have hidden. Adventure through this one-of-a-kind interactive spring themed wonderland meeting sweet animal characters, and helping to solve this silly mystery! Bring your magic! Music, face painting, crafts, and more! Don't miss it! All Ages! Tickets $5 each or 2 for $8 Adults with kids get in free!
Magic Egg Hunt, March 23, 10 am -3 pm
The Moonpaper Tent
918 NE 64th St. Seattle, WA (Ravenna near Whole Foods)

Vibrant Spring Photographs, Color That "Pops" With Laura Lowery
What to do with your kids during Spring Break this year? Why not say goodbye to the winter blahswith a color-filled outdoor photography session with your little one! Whether March brings sunshine or rain, you'll come away with a series of photographs to make everybody grin. Laura's 'Spring Color' package includes: One hour of photography, 30 beautiful prints bound in a linen album, and three months of web hosting for your images, all for $450. Mention Red Tricycle and receive 10% off this package price during March —so hurry!
Laura Lowery, Shades of Gray Photography
206-799-5604, [email protected]

"Make It & Take It" Now at Planet Happy Kids
The beautiful space that is Planet Happy Kids is now featuring three new "create your own" Make & Take stations filled with all-natural, organic, and kid powered fun! Choose from Build-A-Button, where kids can use recycled magazine, fairy dust, and Planet Happy's art supplies (or bring your own) to make their own flair, the Organic Planting Station, where the littles can plant their own little green friends and learn all about their uses and care, and All-Natural Beauty Bar, where they can whip up safe and non-toxic lotions, bath salts, and fairy potions strait from Mother Nature. Prices range from $1 - $4.95 for each activity. Want to have a Make & Take party? Reservations are now available on Sundays from 11am-6pm. Give Planet Happy a ring or visit us them online for more info.
Planet Happy Kids
2914 NE 55th Street
206-729- 0154

Special Mother's Day Photo Session with Jennifer Loomis
Now is the time to give the gift of photography to your loved one...or yourself! Award-winning documentary photographer, Jennifer Loomis, captures unique and timeless moments of your pregnancy, baby and family. In honor of Mother's Day, they have designed a special Mother's Day session for the month of May. Not only is the price special, but she will include a beautiful hand-made archival album with 10 prints of your choice. Give Jennifer a call for details and to schedule your session. Space is limited.
Jennifer Loomis Photography
206.329.4772, [email protected]

Polly-Glot Tots Spring Language Classes
Polly-Glot Tots offers French Spanish and Baby Sign for your little ones at affordable prices conveniently located near Greenlake. The spring quarter begins April 1st for children aged 6 months to 5 yrs. Sign with your Baby is a registered six week program using American Sign Language and no made up signs. Other language classes are nine weeks long. Your heart will sing when your tot utters his first bonjour, hola or cobbles a sign with his little hands! Go online for schedule and registration details. Mention the promotion code red tricycle and receive a 10% discount when you sign up.
Polly-Glot Tots

Easter Baskets and More at Just-Because Gifts
Whether you want to send a St. Patrick's Day gift, an Easter gift, or just a Happy Spring gift, Just because can handle it for you! Why send an ordinary Easter basket? Send a unique movie-night-in-a-box pack or a hand-made shirt for a memorable and fun gift! With their customizable packages and add-ons (they've even got Peeps for Easter!), every package is sent with the individual recipient in mind. No cookie-cutters here! And, of course, they still have their New Parent/New Baby packs for all of those Spring babies too! Enter coupon code TRICYCLE for a 10% discount!
Just Because Gifts

Pregnant Mammas Score Lots of Goodies at Buggy
Growing bellies need growing wardrobes so hit Buggy's special Maternity Sale from Sunday, March 9th through Tuesday, March 11th. Racks of gently-used maternity clothes feature great brands like Japanese Weekend, Pea in the Pod, Motherhood and Gap in excellent condition. Recent arrivals include cool hand-printed maternity tees by 4F in Chicago, indestructible totes by Alchemy Goods, nursing covers from The Peanut Shell, ErgoBaby carriers, and fun slings from Lucky Baby. Whether you're just barely showing or you're ready to pop, head to UTEROPIA and add some fun to your maternity staples. Mention Red Tricycle to receive a FREE gift with purchase!
March 9- 11 Maternity Sale at Buggy
3315 Beacon Ave S (Beacon Hill)

Cool New Toys for Every Age at Nico & Zoe
Spring is on its way, and Nico & Zoe is ready! They have something to please everyone— bright and colorful bunny rattles for the baby, wooden rabbit pull toys for your walker, frog and duck puzzles and books for your toddler, great new cooking and craft books for your preschooler, and creative games for your school bound babes. At Nico & Zoe, they work with quality, small production companies, from all over the world, from small US woodworkers to European artisans to fair trade efforts in rural Nepal. You can always feel you are supporting a quality business when shopping with Nico and Zoe!
Nico and Zoe

Hanako and the Cherry Tree at Thistle Theater
The plot for Thistle Theater's newest production, Hanako and the Cherry Tree: Mr. Yama, a wealthy miser, meets a young girl who has climbed his cherry tree. Unwilling to share any of the tree's bounty, Mr. Yama accidentally swallows a cherry pit and a tree grows out of his head! A bizarre series of events in this tall tale from Japan. Humor, danger and excitement fill this tall tale told with Bunraku, shadow and blacklight puppets. You can check it out for yourself.
Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street
March 14, 7:30 pm
March 15, 16 1 pm & 3 pm

Mortgage Rates Are on the Move!
Should you refinance? Should you consolidate debt into a home equity loan? Whole Family Financial Services can help you answer these questions by carefully evaluating both your mortgage and credit needs with a personalized financial plan and a range of home and commercial lending products. A streamlined information gathering process will save you time and you will be working with someone that knows your financial situation inside and out! Call Debbie Gianelli, CFP at 425-424-2222 or visit Licensed with KMS Financial Services, Inc.
Whole Family Financial Services
17830 86th Ave NE, Bothell

Urban Kids Play's Special March Events
Two cool events at UKP that you won't want to miss: The 2nd Annual Candy-Free Egg Hunt and other fun activities, including an egg race, face painting & more! March 22, 11 am and "The Parents WE Want to Be!", with parent coach Elizabeth Power , M.A. clinical psychology. It's a fun, interactive night of discovering more about your children, ages 3-6! Understand your child through "real-life", daily situations! Practical, hands-on solutions for busy and tired parents! Improve listening and focus skills, power struggles, Maximizing family quality time, shyness and fears, sleep issues March 27, 6:30-8:30pm Limited space. Reserve your spot now! Call Urban Kids Play at 206-285-7529 or email [email protected] $35 for couple, $25 for single adult
March 22 Egg Hunt and March 27 Parenting Event
Urban Kids Play
1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

Spring Cleaning at Guppie Boutique
Guppie Boutique is doing some Spring cleaning. Shop now and take advantage of fantastic deals on some of your favorite local and national brands. Some hot deals to be found are - $9 Babylegs, $22 Pedipeds, and Babysoy, soybean fiber baby clothes, 10% off. As always, shipping is FREE on all orders. Guppie Boutique is a wonderful and convenient online source for favorite Northwest-made brands of kids' and maternity clothes, baby accessories and gear.
Guppie Boutique


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