Blog Posts by Red Tricycle

  • Seattle Family Weekend Events for June 15-18

    It's Father's Day weekend and we've put together a fantastic roundup of family fun to celebrate dear ol' Dad!August 2010 020 For starters, we have a musical journey with our fav cat, an eclectic summer festival, and a show for hot rods. We also have a fun history lesson, a behind-the-scenes tour, and a Father's Day adventure in the park. If Dad enjoys art, be sure to hit the super-popular Edmonds Arts Festival (one of the oldest and largest art festivals in the PNW!). This year's festival will include plenty of live entertainment along with fab art, yummy food, and an awesome Kid's Creative Corner!


    Seussical the Musical
    Take a musical journey with all of your fav Dr. Seuss characters (think Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and Gertrude McFuzz!) to the Jungle of Nool, Circus McGurkus, and to the invisible world of the Whos! Fri., 7:00 pm; Sat. & Sun., 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Seattle. $17.50. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

    Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade

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  • 11 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes

    We'll be the first to admit that we love chicken. Why? You can't beat the versatility of this healthy meat. Fried, poached, roasted, broiled, baked, slow cooked, you name it, we've tried it. We suggest using skinless chicken to enhance the nutrition of the meal -- if your local supermarket doesn't have the pre-packaged chicken you want, then ask the butcher to slice, dice, and serve up the chicken just the way you need it. Here are 11 of our favorite kid-friendly chicken recipes, which have all been tested by moms (and by many of us at Red Tricycle ourselves).


    1. Perfect Roast Chicken
    If you're anything like us, trying to perfect the roast chicken has been one long struggle. Not only do you need the ideal amount of flavor but it's hard to gauge how long to leave the chicken in the oven. Well, thanks to this amazing recipe, our struggles are now over. Say hello to the perfect roast chicken.

    2. Slow Cooker Chicken Verde
    Did someone say slow cooker? There's nothing

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  • 13 Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    As the poignant saying goes, "A father is a son's first hero and a daughter's first love." Show pops he's tops by giving him a great gift to show your family's appreciation for all he is and all he does. Here are 13 awesome Father's Day gifts that speak to the many different attributes of the modern-day dad. There's something to suit every price range, and there are several selections granddads will love too! We've also included gifts from every Red Tricycle city so you can support small, local businesses with your purchase. Happy Shopping!

    For Dads who prefer the boardwalk over the boardroom


    Recycled Rubber Flip Flops $46
    These flip flops were made for... racing? Yep, they're handmade from recycled race car tires and bike tubes salvaged in California. And when dad kicks up his feet, he has an instant conversation piece, as the bottom of the flip flops bear the original tire tread.

    For Dads whose best friend is a nice cup of Joe



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  • San Francisco Kids Weekend Events: Apr 20-22

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    Celebrate Earth Day with some out of this world fun! Make eco-crafts at theEarth Day Celebration,Earth Day at the Marin Country Mart and at Cal Day. Hear live musical performances at theChildren's Fair and Bay Area eTc's Honk!

    San Francisco

    Earth Day Celebration
    Make arts and crafts from recycled materials, and sing along to award-winning children's tunes by Eve Fleishman. Fri., 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. San Francisco. $15 per child. $20 per family. All ages. Event details.

    Interactive Earth Day Extravaganza
    Make prints of sea creatures, letterpress printed lists on how to save the earth and bind simple journals from reusable materials. Sat., 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

    East Bay

    FROG Park Earth Day Party
    Help clean up the park and then stay for the park's 10th Anniversary Celebration, complete with a face painter, juggler, magician, games and crafts. Sat., 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.

    Cal Day

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  • Seattle Kids Weekend Events: Apr 20-22

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    We're kicking off this eco-friendly weekend with lots of family fun! For starters, we have a production with dozens of felines, a monumental celebration under the Needle, and a pool party for the entire fam! We also have an earthy celebration on the farm, a family-oriented green festival, and a fair with lots of food! And speaking of food…this week, you can get your Fisher scone fix at The Spring Fair in Puyallup (pictured) and enjoy loads of entertainment, carnival rides, games, and animal exhibits. Plus, all kiddos will receive free admission on Thursday with a non-perishable food donation. Yee-haw!


    If you've been looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to live theatre, consider this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical classic! Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 pm; Fri., 8:00 pm; Sat., 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm. Seattle. $20 to $70. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

    The Next 50 Opening Day
    Kick off the 50th anniversary of the 1962

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  • San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Apr 20-22


    Happy Earth Day! San Diegans should all love the earth -- we have her to thank for our beautiful beaches, amazing ocean and incredible weather. Honor Mother Earth at a family friendly EarthFair this weekend, where games, activities, exhibitors and more will bring the spirit of the day alive. For a fair of a different variety, head to Linda Vista for a multicultural fair -- it promises to be a fun and educational event. And then there's art, Elmo, wind and more!

    San Diego

    Linda Vista Multicultural Fair
    For a day of cultural awareness, art, music, games and more, don't miss this family fair. Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 6900 block of LInda Vista Road. All ages. Event Details.

    Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
    Come on everybody, it's Elmo time! Watch your favorite friends make music. Sun., 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Valley View Casino Center. $15-$38. All ages. Event Details.

    SEA Days: Wonders of the Wind
    The wind is good for more than flying a kite. Learn how it can

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  • Los Angeles Kids Weekend Events: Apr 20-22


    It's Earth Day this Sunday, and there are plenty of planet friendly family celebrations all over town, from the Zoo to the Natural History Museum to the STAR Eco Station. Also this weekend are two annual can't miss events: the L.A. Times Festival of Books and the Cowboy Festival. The only problem this weekend is figuring out which things to do!

    Los Angeles

    Minimalist Jukebox
    Experience the musical style of minimalism and learn how it uses patterns to create an energetic and vibrant sound with the Los Angeles Phil and guest dancers.Sat., 11:00 am. Downtown. $28. Ages 5-11. Event details.

    L.A. Times Festival of Books
    This is the best book festival in town (this town or any other!), and the kid stage is always the place to be with readings and book signings with favorite authors and cool music acts in between. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Exposition Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

    Outward Bound at NHM
    When you live in this sprawling concrete jungle,

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  • Portland Kids’ Weekend Events: Apr 20-22

    Celebrate all that's great about our planet and our city this weekend.Portland Family Weekend Events for April 20-22 Portland Family Weekend Events for April 20-22 The Portland Children's Museum opens it's newest outdoor addition, Zany Maze, just in time for their annual Earth Day Celebration while you're there. Another popular outdoor family destination, Tryon Creek, is also having a big party this weekend. (This one is for the birds...and families.) Or you can dig in and fashion a fairy house or gnome home from recycled materials at Queen's Mab.


    Zany Maze at Portland Children's Museum
    Zany Maze features a labyrinth of hedges tall enough for children to feel hidden (but short enough for adults to see them), peek-a-boo windows, surprise passages and kooky topiaries. Sun. 10:00 am. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

    Earth Day Celebration at Portland Children's Museum
    Make your own paper, take in a special story time, or join us for museum favorites, Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers as they perform awesome tunes. Sun. 10:00 am. Free with

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  • San Francisco Kids Weekend Events: Apr 13-15

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    Put a little spring in your step this weekend, and get a head start on celebrating Mother Earth with the whole family! Make unique arts and crafts at Earth Day at Chabot and at the Earth Day Wildflower Walk. Hear about some fun gardens atSpring Story Time, and watch a new twist on an old animal tale at The Three Little Pigs. And all mothers can find something to buy and learn at theBabes & Babies Shopping Event!

    San Francisco

    Let's Move Go Game
    Inspired by Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, comes the newly designed "Let's Move" game, where kids and their families are invited to play at Crissy Field. Sat., 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. Ages 6-14. Event details.

    Babes & Babies Shopping Event
    Moms and moms-to-be are invited for a day of shopping, education and information at Appel & Frank's Babes & Babies! Shop from 65 designers and companies, and enjoy speakers, seminars and gift bags! Sun., 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. San Francisco. $5 per person. $8 for two

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  • San Diego Kids Weekend Events: April 13-15

    san-diego-pet-exposan-diego-pet-expoSure, Sunday is tax day (is anyone else twitching?!), but it doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy a fun San Diego activity or two. Check out our suggestions for family weekend entertainment that doesn't involve numbers. San Diego

    San Diego Pet Expo
    Pet lovers, this animal-centered event is complete with animal celebrities and a petting zoo. Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. $7 for children/$9 for adults. All ages. Event Details.

    Art Alive at the Museum of Art
    Enjoy a true day of arts and crafts at an art museum. Plus, a museum wide flower hunt is a great bonus. Sun., 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Balboa Park. Price included with museum admission. 6-12 years old. Event Details.

    Day at the Docks
    Sittin' on the dock of the bay -- literally. This fun sportsfishing event is for the whole family and includes boat rides, kids' fishing and more. Sun., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. San Diego Sportfishing Landings. Free. All ages. Event Details.

    Out of town

    Fallbrook Avocado

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