Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Hours after Christmas.

Retroactive Kids will be closed Tuesday, December 25 - Thursday, December 27th.

We will re-open Friday, December 28th. We are also going to be switching to our Winter hours starting the 28th. We will be Closed on Jan. 1 also.

Winter HOURS:

Closed on Mondays. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-3

Guys Night Out Late night Shopping

This Saturday, Dec. 22, 6-9pm @ RETROACTIVE KIDS

Guys Night last minute shopping with Sports on the Big Screen, Nuts and Rootbeer.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

So many cool things, come in and see them in person. Dolls, Radio Flyer, New Fisher Price , Plan Toys Fire Engine and Train Sets . Do you remember the INCH WORM! (flashbacks)

Christmas Window, Thanks Cathy and Heidi

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trisha Gilmore's Art SHow Opening Friday,Dec. 7

"The Rabbits Are Having A Party"

Each piece is a different creature coming to the party, dressed in vintage, collaged clothes.

NEW art work From Trisha Gilmore




DEC. 7, 6-9pm

She also has another new body of work opening:

"The Environment Of The Whale"


Dec. 8th, 6-9

Downtown at NANCY

1930 2nd ave (next to the MOORE Theater)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007




Beautiful, colorful, painterly panels.

now thru the first week of December.

Next artist Trisha Gilmore.

Artist Reception:

First Friday,

7-9pm at Retroactive Kids

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Retroactive Kids Presents...Music for Everyone Dance, shake and play along with interactive kids songs! Musicians, Jana Vitols and Greg Ruby will play originals as well as tunes of the great Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ella Jenkins, Laurie Berkner and Dan Zanes. Look for her upcoming series of music classes offered for parent and child beginning Nov. 5th!

They will be playing from 6:30-7:30.

Her music classes are listed on the arts and crafts section of the blog.

Call for more info. or to reserve your spot- Retroactive Kids 206.932.3154

Friday, October 19, 2007

Halloween Pictures during the Columbia City Trick or Treating

Local Photographer Bellen Drake is going to be offering a fun photo opportunity during Trick or Treating on Halloween: 3-5pm

1. no obligation to buy photos or make an appointment
2. have a little set up area with a sihouette of a creepy tree and some backlighting
3. kids can pose for 45 seconds in costume while parents write down email address
4. I will upload everything to a service I use (Pictage.com) and then email families to look at them there and then they have the choice to order or not.

Bring the cuties and their costumes in. You can even bribe them for candy (Retroactive Kids will have candy for them.

Bring Your own Doll in Day

We are hosting a DOLL Day
Saturday, November 17th 10:30-12
This is a bring your own doll for bathing, hair care, and other fun things.
or Buy a doll from Corolle the sponsor... (But, there is no sales pressure at all---we just thought it would be a fun thing to offer and do).

Amy Smith, this months artist

I wanted to show a few pics from this months art show. Amy Smith is a local photographer whose show focuses on vintage, childrens books and their text. Beautiful! A lot of people are into them.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007



Fall Festivities:

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 10-4

wear your costumes

craft classes all day (must sign-up and pre-pay)

cookies and cider-maybe pumpkin bread-mmmmmmmmmmm!

Halloween story time (noon)



Glitter pumpkins (these are beautiful) 10:30-11:30

Kooky creature pumpkins 12-1 & 3-4

Vegetable, monster pumpkins 1:30-2:30

(all classes $20, great for all ages, drop-off for ages 2 and up, space limited)----Call to sign-up and pre-pay Retroactive Kids 932.3154

Thursday, September 6, 2007

New Artwork by Evan Moss "Keep Fit/Be Happy"

Retroactive Kids has new artwork for Beatwalk up in the store by Evan Moss. His theme for the show is KEEP FIT, BE HAPPY which was appropriated off of a 60’s era aerobics album cover. Evan's artwork combines his characters in fitness style poses intertwined with the 8-Tracks and albums they are collaged onto. Comee on down for the opening on Sept 7th inbetween 6-8pm. See you there!

New Artwork By Evan Moss

Monday, July 30, 2007

BEAT WALK kids disco, this Friday, August 3

COME and parrrtaayy, disco style, during Columbia City's Beat Walk this Friday
We start @ 6pm, Beat Walk in the area goes later.
We will have a DJ playing retro music and a dance floor to boogie. ALso kiddie treats.

FARMER'S Market CRAFT booth

COme over to the Columbia City Farmer's Market this Wednesday, From 3-7pm. Make a PEACE Pin Wheel at the kids craft tent RETROACTIVE KIDS is sponsoring this week.

CHECK OUT PIN WHEELS FOR PEACE @ http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/vietnam.htm

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sunset Magazine

The very cool Sunset Magazine came yesterday and took pics of the store for a Columbia City story... We think it will be in October.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vote for us in the NWSource People's Picks

Thanks to all who have voted for us in the 2007 NWsource people's picks. If you haven't voted yet, click the NWSource link below. Choose the "Shopping/Childen's Store" category and vote for Retroactive Kids! Thanks again!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Mother's day crafts...

Sign-up for the Mother's Day craft, present class... with Bellen
It is tomorrow...
10-12, have dad bring your child for this awesome class. They are making unique charm bracelets, which include a pic. of your child. fee is $35---it is so worth it.
call to get one of the last slots...932.3154

Grand Opening was AWESOME!

Last weekend our grand opening was great. Thanks for helping make it so good.

Here are some pics. The article in the PI was a great surprise too.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kids Sewing Classes were great fun this Weekend.

Sign up for next Saturday's "Twirly Skirt" sewing class now. 932.3154. Practice cutting, sewing a straight-stitch, make a casing, insert an elastic waistband, learn how to use a serger, hem and embellish. Go home and practice your twirls. Please bring 1 1/1 yards of lightweight fabric. Everything else is included. $20 for class.
Then, cool Mother's Day craft with local artist Bellen Drake, May 5th.

Friday, April 20, 2007

GRAND OPENING par-tay.........

A perfect time to come see us. Bring the friends and kids to the big Party!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007