Because of COVID-19 concerns, the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce and the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce have cancelled their regular Halloween and trick-or-treating activities.

In Magnolia, the chamber is working alongside merchants and others to collect the money usually used for purchasing candy and pooling these funds to donate to school PTAs to support classrooms and neighborhood children.

Residents are also welcome to participate by donating regular candy money making a donation of any size. The money will be pooled and 100 percent will be shared with families in need as coordinated by the local schools. To donate, go to www.discovermagnolia.org and under the Donate to the Chamber button, people should enter the amount they wish to donate and click on the pull-down menu of choices and select "Students for Success" and then hit the "next" button.

In Queen Anne, the Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to support community partners with their fun and festivities, including various businesses and the Queen Anne Farmers Market, which is hosting a Saturday Harvest Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Activities include a pumpkin patch, booths, food and live music. Wag N Wash, a Trick or Treat on the Ave. sponsor, 1932 Queen Anne Ave. N., will be open on Halloween with treats for dogs and humans who are dressed up.

Go to www.queenannechamber.org for more information on events this holiday season, including a holiday scavenger hunt.