Plenty to do around our neighborhood and nearby ‘hoods to celebrate Halloween this week.
Safe Trick or Treat along Greenwood-Phinney’s business district from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Participating businesses have an orange poster in their windows, and they’ll pass out treats to youngsters in costume accompanied by an adult. Here’s the scene outside Taco Del Mar last year.
Harvest Fest, sponsored by the Green Bean Coffee House. (Yes, we’ve been assured it’s still happening, even after the horrible fire.) Carnival games from 12-3 p.m. Saturday on Greenwood Avenue in between Romio’s and the old McDonalds building. If you’d like to donate candy for prizes, just drop it by Harvest Fest that day. Here’s one of their carnival games last year.
Furnishments consignment and home staging store at 7216 Linden Ave. N. is hosting a haunted house from 12-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cash and food donations will be accepted for Art with Heart and NW Harvest. Mainly for children 10 and under, but older kids and adults are welcome. Treats and apples provided. Get a 10 percent discount storewide (20 percent on custom furniture orders).
Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a number of events nearby.
- Halloween Carnivals at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, and at Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St., both from 6-8 p.m. on Friday. Activities, games, and challenges, including areas for littler kids. Complimentary refreshments, and high school students can earn service learning hours. For ages 10 and younger; $3 per person or $10 per family.
- Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N, from 7-8 p.m. on Friday. Rain or shine, come hunt for toys, coins, and candy outside. Bring your own bag to collect goodies, and a flashlight to light your hunt; dress in costume and for the weather. Kids will be separated into age-similar groups. For ages 4-11; free.
- Nature’s Halloween in the Forest, Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday. “Under cover of night, discover Halloween symbols in their natural settings. Bones, bats, owls, and slithering things will delight.” Bring a flashlight; treats provided. For ages 2 and up; $8 per adult, $6 per child.
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