School Ties

use and reusie it!

Summer break is coming to a close. We now return to the regularly scheduled programming.

Bag of Tricks
If you had a nickel for every plastic sandwich bag you’ve sent packing, you’d be Bill Gates. This fall do your part for the environment (and save some dough while you’re at it) with Seattle-based ReUsies reusable lunch bags (Kibbn, 7303 164th Avenue Northeast, Redmond; 425-558-3835).

A Hairy Situation
Your little mop top’s been carefree (and haircut free) all summer long. But you can’t, in good faith, send him back to school looking like Cousin It. Bellevue’s new Dooz a Salon 4 Kidz (340 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; 425-747-3669) opens its doors today, armed and ready to turn ragamuffin kiddos into well-tressed students-to-be.

Book Worm
Your pee-wee’s been looking forward to going to school since he could talk. But now that the big day’s drawing near, he’s having a change of heart. Pick up local author Nancy White Carlstrom’s It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire (Secret Garden Bookshop, 2214 Northwest Market Street; 206-789-5006) to reassure him about what fun it will be.

This Week in Seattle!

What Your Kids Need to Know by When

What: Birds + Bees + Kids educator Amy Lang teaches parents and caregivers how to start conversations about love, sexuality, and relationships in a healthy, productive manner.
Why: No stuttering through it.
When: Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Space, 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., ste. 103 (206-661-2245).

Cupcake Royale’s New Location

What: Take the kids to check out the new Capitol Hill store and pig out on delicious raspberry-lemonade cuppies.
Why: It’s the icing on the cake.
When: Daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1111 E. Pike St. (206-328-6544).

A Taste of Edmonds

What: A kids’ stage featuring live performances by Tim Noah and the legendary JP Patches, kids’ karaoke, roving clowns, and stilts dancers.
Why: Hit the street.
When: Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Edmonds, b/t Sixth Ave. & Bell St.

2214 NW Market St
@ 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
7303 164th Ave NE
Redmond Town Center
Redmond, WA 98052