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    October 30, 2020

    Happy Halloween! This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, which is a real treat. There are several fun events happening around Downtown Cincinnati this weekend to encourage residents and visitors to safely enjoy the spooky holiday. The Pendleton Neighborhood Council is hosting a family-friendly Halloween party on Saturday, beginning with a children’s costume parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by a block party at Spring Street Playground from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit the event page here.

    Join the party at The Palm Court at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel for the Halloween Maskerade tomorrow night from 7-11 p.m. The event includes live music, cocktail specials, sweet treats and a costume contest. The best costume wins a future weekend stay at the hotel. You may also see an appearance by the famous ghost “The Lady in Green.” There is no cover charge, and a special room rate of $99 is available if you use the code “BOO” when making your reservation.

    Over-the-Rhine neighborhood bars LongfellowLost & Found OTR, and HomeMakers are teaming up for a Halloween party fundraiser on Saturday from 4-10 p.m. When you purchase the featured cocktail at each location, you will be given a special token with the bar’s unique design. If you collect all three tokens, wear a costume, and post a photo on Instagram (tagging each bar), you will be entered to win a grand prize. Proceeds from drink purchases will go to The Free Fridge, which provides free canned goods, farm-fresh produce and other food items to those in need.

    For your last-minute Halloween shopping needs, Cappel’s is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. They’re your one-stop holiday shop for Halloween party supplies, décor and costumes.

    Tomorrow is the deadline to purchase your ticket to the Mercantile Library’s annual fundraising event, rebranded this year as Half Baked: A Virtual Gala, held on Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets include a four-course dinner from one of the participating restaurants: Jean-Robert’s TableSotto/DomoSalazarAbigail Street, and Via Vite. Attendees will pick up their meals, heat them up at home, and enjoy their dinner while tuning in virtually for a discussion with author Curtis Sittenfeld. This sounds like a great way to celebrate this library and historic Downtown Cincinnati landmark while also supporting local restaurants.   

    Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day, so make sure you finalize your plan for voting, whether in person, dropping off an absentee ballot, or by voting early before or on Monday, Nov. 2. Metro will be offering free bus rides on Election Day to help get voters to the polling stations. No matter how you do it, make sure to cast your vote and make your voice heard!