Trick-or-treating might not take its usual form this year, but fortunately for the sweet-seeking kids out there, several downtown Spokane organizations have stepped up to offer a safe alternative. From now until Halloween on Saturday, families with kids ages 13 and under can head downtown for a riddle-driven scavenger hunt through Riverfront Park and River Park Square. There, head to 10 spooky scenes marked on a map, and log answers to the riddle found at each spot on a printable worksheet, available online or in person at the mall or park. Once solved, turn in your answer for a special treat-filled goodie bag. Completed activity sheets can be dropped off during regular business hours at Whiz Kids in the mall (on the third floor) and the Sky Ribbon Cafe in the park.
Through Oct. 31; daily from 10 am-7 pm • Downtown Spokane, locations vary • Details at downtownspokane.org and riverparksquare.com
— Chey Scott