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RT Favorites: September Hot List

Once a month we share with you cool events, sales and exclusive RT offers from our advertising partners. This month includes special savings on music and language classes and a discounted membership fee at a new play space. Also, we've got the scoop on rad events like the Operation School Bell fundraiser, Uterotopia Maternity Sale, the Boudoir Bash at the Alexis Hotel and the Autumn Moon Festival celebration. Don't miss a favorite salon that is now doing cuts for the whole family. Check out the super deals below and support our small business partners by shopping local.

Paint the Town Fundraising Paint Party September 19
A back-to-school painting party in support of Operation School Bell. Join us for a family pizza and painting night at Paint the Town to help clothe children in need! Entrance fee is $20 per person, plus the cost of ceramic items you paint. Includes pizza, juice and cookies (and wine for the adults) Your $20 donation will go directly to Operation School Bell, the primary philanthropy of Assistance League of Seattle. Each year OSB provides basic school wardrobes and other school essentials to over 1000 children in need in the Greater Seattle area. Space is Limited- - RSVP Today 206-527-8554.
Paint The Town, U Village

Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Cost:$20 admission plus item you paint

Music for Everyone Presents…
Enticing, playful, interactive and educational music classes for parents and children (ages 1-5)! Jana Vitols shares her instruments and accompanies the class with violin, guitar and banjo. Families are invited to learn the fundamentals of music together through games, songs, storybooks, puppets, instruments and folk dances. Drop a line to enroll and mention this ad for a 10% discount. Classes enrolling for September are now offered in North and South Seattle.

*Jana is a master teacher with vast musical knowledge. -Ann Pelo, ECE Author and Educator
For schedule and registration information contact:
Music for Everyone

One Point Holistic Center's Kids Classes
Are you tired of driving the family to a dozen different places for classes? Check out the One Point Holistic Center. From Nurturing Baby to Creative Dance and Aikido to Yoga we have a class for every age and interest. Fall classes kick off soon. Don’t miss out on the fun and friendships to be found through our doors; you will be amazed at what you and your family can learn! Highly trained instructors lead classes filled with good times and age appropriate learning. See our website and drop by for a visit anytime classes are in session.
One Point Holistic Center
12322 Highway 99 #96, Everett

Autumn Magic at Moonpaper Tent
The Moonpaper Tent provides authentic, memorable and magical learning
experiences for children of all ages through creative drama, unique arts and
crafts, and theater. We believe in providing children of all ages with opportunities to let their imagination thrive. We are currently registering for fall classes. If your fairy or superhero would like to participate in one of our programs please call 206.422.6616! And don’t miss the opening of our Fall production “Tipstar.” Visit our website for ticket information and school bookings!
Moonpaper Tent

September Enrollment at Music Center Northwest
September is an open enrollment for spaces in our newly formed Suzuki Academy, violin, piano and recorder classes. All our childhood programs are based on the idea that with the proper teaching, encouragement, and atmosphere, all children can learn to play, read, and appreciate music. Music Center Northwest offers Music Together classes for infant to age four, and MusikGarten classes for ages 3-6 will be forming in September. Free Music Together sample classes will be offered on September 15 and 18 at 10 am. Mention that you saw it in Red Tricycle and get a $15 discount!
Music Center Northwest

Jump For Joy At A Birthday Celebration 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 Emerald Ballet Theatre (EBT) at an open house on Saturday, September 6, from 10am-3pm featuring tours, free demonstration classes, informal performances, gallery displays, and the opportunity to meet EBT faculty including former Bolshoi ballerina Viktoria Titova. EBT's studio location is 12368 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98005. For a detailed schedule of events please visit us online, email or call.
Emerald Ballet
[email protected]
425- 883-3405.

Bump Maternity Opens in Bellevue Square
Bump is thrilled to announce its arrival at Bellevue Square on August 23. Many women and mothers on the Eastside have expressed a need for a store selling fashionable maternity and nursing wear in their area. Bump is happy to be filling that niche! Bump remains committed to selling local and organic products as well as the latest maternity fashions from upscale designers. Bump is especially supportive of other small mother-owned businesses. Come and see us at Bellevue Square!
Bump Maternity
1075 Bellevue Square
425.454.BUMP (2867)

September Membership Savings at Playmatters
Summer is soon gone and with the fall come breezy, wet days. Playmatters is hoping to help everyone swallow the ‘fall weather’ pill and help the transition be more palpable. We are offering September Memberships for only $80 (standard monthly memberships are $110). Remember, members can come as often as they like throughout the month for open play. Families with more than two kids also benefit due to the ‘one price for a family’ fee. Also, make sure to sign-up on our home page to receive e-news to keep you updated on our new fall hours & days, events and programs.

Family Finance Series at Salmon Bay Community Lending
Salmon Bay Community Lending is an independent all-mom Seattle company that specializes in securing personalized and stress-free home loans. SBCL has built a reputation for delivering solutions tailored to the unique challenges and objectives of their clients. These ladies believe that helping people enjoy the benefits of home ownership with surprise-free home financing is healthy for our community! Also check out SBCL's free Family Finances Series of seminars. Experts in their fields come in and speak monthly on topics like couples and money, college savings, and savings savvy kids. Call Colleen Butler at 206-856-0319 or email [email protected]
Salmon Bay Lending

Bellevue Philharmonic’s Teddy Bears Musical Picnic
The Bellevue Philharmonic launches its new Little Maestro season with Teddy Bears Musical Picnic! Bring your teddy bear for this show filled with playful songs, games and musical stories. Move-along and sing-along to classical music in these interactive concerts designed especially for children ages birth to six. Show dates are October 3 at Village Theater Issaquah and October 4 at Kirkland Performance Center. Concerts are at 10:00 and 11:30 am each day. Tickets are $10 for all ages. For more information and tickets visit
Bellevue Philharmonic

September 18 Trunk Show at Lemon Meringue
Greenwood's Lemon Meringue Boutique is celebrating its two year anniversary during the month of September! September 18th will kick off the celebration with a Truck Show featuring Lily Accessories and Zovo Lingerie. The celebration will continue through the weekend with sweet and savories and a tantalizing sale - select items marked down to $5,$10, and $15! Come stop by and see how you can add a little sweetness in your life. (Red-Tri members can receive 10% off any regular priced item with mention of this ad!)
Lemon Meringue Boutique
7720 Greenwood Ave N Suite #101, Seattle
gimme some sugar!

Autumn Moon Festival Celebration at Sponge on September 14!
When American children gaze up into the night sky, they search for the man in the moon. Children in China, Japan and Mexico, however, look for the rabbit in the moon. In honor of the Moon Festival, which is widely celebrated in Asia in the fall, Sponge will offer a moon- and rabbit-themed day of crafts, mini language classes, snacks and fun on September 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can participate in a special art project—rabbit screen-printing (bring a t-shirt!)—and learn some new language as they sing, dance and play in Mandarin, Spanish, French or Japanese. Children ages newborn to 7 years old and their families are welcome.
375 NW Gilman Blvd. Issaquah
[email protected]

UTEROPIA: September 26 - September 28
Growing bellies need growing wardrobes, so hit Buggy’s special Maternity Sale from Friday, September 26th through Sunday, September 28th. Racks of gently used maternity clothes feature great brands like Japanese Weekend, Pea in the Pod, Motherhood and Gap, all in excellent condition. Pick up some post-baby necessities as well - LeSportsac and Nest Diaper Bags, nursing covers from The Peanut Shell, ErgoBaby carriers, Gr8x swaddling blankets and fun slings from Lucky Baby. Got Baby #2 on the way? Order your new best friend, Phil & Ted's Sport Stroller with Doubles Kit at Uteropia, and receive 10% off the stroller and related accessories. Whether you’re just barely showing or you’re ready to pop, come to UTEROPIA and add some fun to your maternity staples. Mention Red Tricycle to receive a FREE gift with purchase!

Boudoir Bash at the Alexis Hotel, October 16th.
Get a jump start on a sure-to-be-memorable holiday gift for yourself or your main squeeze. Mini Boudoir photography sessions with Katrinka’s Secret (aka Christina Mallet Photography ) at the downtown boutique hotel, The Alexis. Sessions are 30 minutes and include a 8.5 x 11 hardbound book and a DVD movie set to music, of your 20 best images. Sessions are $250 and space is limited.
To book your sessions email [email protected]
Katrina’s Secret

On the Way Maternity’s New Fall Arrivals!
Stop by our store in West Seattle to get your hands on our beautiful and trendy maternity and nursing wear. Come decorate your belly with the latest fashions this fall for mommy's and mommy's to be. Some of our lines include Maternal America, Ripe, Olian, Serfontaine and much much more. We also carry nursery furnisher such as Dutailier Gliders and Sorelli Cribs. Also, Don't miss out on our END OF SUMMER BLOW OUT SALE from 40-60% off! Our store hours are Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 11-5pm
On the Way Maternity
5446 California Ave S.W

Whole Family Financial Services Gets Greener!
If you care about the world you are leaving for your children, now is the time to learn about Socially Responsible Investing. You can align your money with your values. Visit our booth at the “Green Edmonds” festival on September 13th. For more information visit our website at
Whole Family Financial
Debbie Gianelli, CFP

Thursday Family Nights at Tot Spot Cafe!
Tired of trying to keep that squirmy Toddler in a high chair while you catch up with your spouse over dinner? Head over to Tot Spot Cafe every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for Family Night from 5-8pm. Admission for the Cafe is only $8.00 (siblings are half-price) and eat while they play! Check our online calendar for more details. We are also working on getting Santa here for photo and chat sessions with the kiddos. Imagine Santa knowing your child's name and what's on their listÉand getting a great photo session, Too
Tot Spot Cafe

Now Mom and Dad Can get their Hair Done at Beachcomber too!
Beach Comber is proud to announce a new stylist just for adults! Bridget, who formerly worked at "Flower Power," has done hair for four years and uses the color line "Organic Color Systems" for all of her coloring and hi-lighting services. Bridget will be working in the somewhat separate "Beach Hut" styling room. Now you can relax and not have to worry about what you are going to do with the kids while you have your hair done: you can bring them along to play or have their hair done as well! Call for availability; see the Services page for pricing.
Beach Comber Kids Cuts
6417 Phinney Ave N