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Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses is Saturday

Remember that our neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treating in the business district is set for 12-3 p.m. this Saturday at businesses all along Phinney and Greenwood avenues, plus some on 85th Street. Look for the Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat posters in the windows of participating businesses.

Anyone in costume can trick-or-treat, but you can also buy a $2 sticker or donate a can of food for the food bank at various donation stations along Greenwood-Phinney avenues, or at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., to get a special Hunger Goblin’ sticker.

Some businesses will have special events:

  • Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., is giving away a free children’s book to any child in costume from 12-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Hunger Goblin’ Photo Booth at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (upstairs) Halloween Party with snacks and crafts.
  • Illumunation Lerarning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N. Suite 101, is having a candy exchange, dance party and free freshly popped popcorn for anyone who donates to their Hunger Goblin’ food bank collection box.
  • Frock Boutique, 6500 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting Dorothy and Toto from the “Wizard of Oz.”
  • Pokemon Themed Halloween Party at TITLE Boxing Club, 112 N. 85th St. “Come and be a Pokémon Trainer for a day. Catch Pokémon in the Club to earn your Halloween treats. Kids will put on a trainer hat and will use Pokeballs to catch adults dressed as Pokémon. Treats will be Pokémon cards and candy. Party starts at 2:30 pm, but the club will be handing out candy throughout Hunger Goblin’ hours.”
  • Green Bean Coffeehouse, 8525 Greenwood Ave. N., is having a coloring contest for kids, and offering parents with kids buy-one-get-one-free drinks from 12-3 p.m.
  • Fred Meyer, 100 NW 85th St., is hosting pumpkin painting.
  • A-1 Piano, 7020 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting meet-and-greet and photos with Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.”