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Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses is Oct. 28

October 11th, 2017 by Doree

The annual Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses will be from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Frankenstein’s Monster always greets trick-or-treaters at 74th St. Ale House.

As always, it’s also a fundraiser for our local food bank, so everyone is encouraged to donate $2 or a can or two of food for the FamilyWorks Greenwood Food Resource Center. Those who donate at donation stations along the route will get an official Hunger Goblin’ sticker, but anyone is welcome to trick or treat. You can also donate and get a sticker the week before at Phinney Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N.

The event is hosted by Phinney-Greenwood businesses; look for the official Goblin’ Hunger posters at participating businesses.

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Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses is Saturday

October 28th, 2016 by Doree

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.”

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Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses coming up on Oct. 29

October 11th, 2016 by Doree

Our neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treating in the business district is set for 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at businesses all along Phinney-Greenwood avenues. 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.

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A fun Halloween weekend in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

November 1st, 2015 by Doree

It sure was a fun weekend in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge, with the main drag teeming with more than a thousand children and adults trick-or-treating at neighborhood businesses Saturday afternoon for the annual Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat, followed by the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead festival on Sunday night.

American Dance Institute went all out with decorations, as usual.

American Dance Institute went all out with decorations, as usual.

Frankenstein's Monster always greets trick-or-treaters at 74th St. Ale House.

Frankenstein’s Monster always greets trick-or-treaters at 74th St. Ale House.

Monkeying around at Herkimer Coffee.

Monkeying around at Herkimer Coffee.

An amazing salmon head piece at Seattle ReCreative.

An amazing salmon head piece at Seattle ReCreative.

Traditional Aztec dancers lead a procession from the Phinney Center through the neighborhood.

Traditional Aztec dancers lead a Day of the Dead procession from the Phinney Center through the neighborhood.

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People decorated sugar skulls.

Raul Sanchez built the Day of the Dead altar at the Phinney Gallery. Here he explains the significance of marigolds. "That flower signifies the sun. Without the sun, there is no life."

Raul Sanchez constructed the Day of the Dead altar at the Phinney Center Gallery. Here he explains the significance of using marigolds. “That flower signifies the sun. Without the sun, there is no life.”

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Reminder: Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat is this afternoon

October 31st, 2015 by Doree

HungerGoblin14-resizedJust a reminder that our neighborhood’s annual Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at participating businesses is set for 12-3 p.m. today (Saturday). Look for the Hunger Goblin posters in the windows, or just follow the crowds.

While a fun event for children, it’s also a fundraiser for the Greenwood Food Bank. Anyone in costume can trick or treat, but children are encouraged to donate either a can of food or $2 at various donation stations along Phinney and Greenwood avenues during the event, or at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., the week before. Those who donate will receive a special Hunger Goblin sticker to wear.

And remember that lots of children will be out trick or treating tonight in the dark. Please drive slowly and watch for people wearing dark clothing. If you’re trick or treating, please bring a flashlight or other lit up object so cars so can see you.

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Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat is Oct. 31

October 13th, 2015 by Doree

HungerGoblin14-resizedOur neighborhood’s annual Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at participating businesses is set for 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Look for the Hunger Goblin posters in the windows, or just follow the crowds.

While a fun event for children, it’s also a fundraiser for the Greenwood Food Bank. Anyone in costume can trick or treat, but children are encouraged to donate either a can of food or $2 at various donation stations along Phinney and Greenwood avenues during the event, or at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., the week before. Those who donate will receive a special Hunger Goblin sticker to wear.

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Halloween happenings in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend

October 22nd, 2014 by Doree

Here’s our neighborhood’s main Halloween events this weekend. (If you know of more, please put them below in Comments or email us.)

The Hunger Goblin’Trick or Treat will be along Phinney and Greenwood avenues from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Costumed kids can trick or treat at participating merchants. Donate a can of food or purchase a Hunger Goblin’ sticker for $2 to help support the Greenwood Food Bank. Stickers are available in advance at Umpqua Bank, 7120 Greenwood Ave. N., or at donation stations along the trick-or-treating route. Stickers are not required to trick-or-treat, but are encouraged to help those less fortunate. The Hunger Goblin will be available for photos at Umpqua Bank (bring your own camera).

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Frankenstein hands out candy to trick-or-treaters in front of the 74th Street Ale House.

City Fruit and the Greenwood Food Bank, 9041 Greenwood Ave. N., are hosting a cider pressing and food drive from 12-4 p.m. Saturday. In exchange for a bag of food or a $10 donation to the food bank, you’ll receive a growler of fresh-pressed apple cider. You can also tour the food bank and there will be treats and Halloween activities for young trick-or-treaters.

American Dance Institute, 8001 Greenwood Ave. N., is turning its studio into a Halloween Wonderland with 200 flying bats, bales of hay, dancing scarecrows, cats and ballerina dolls, ghosts, a mossy branch laden cemetery and giant spiders.

Halloween on Holman is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Carkeek Plaza and Holman Road Square shopping centers at NW 100th Street and Holman Road. Kids in costume and accompanied by an adult can trick-or-treat at participating stores. Pick up a card showing all participating merchants at the tent in front of Elements Massage and Karin’s Beauty Supplies. In addition to wrapped candy, each merchant will offer a coupon or special for adults, along with a sticker for the card. Turn in your sticker-filled cards to enter a drawing for gift cards from neighborhood stores. The fifth annual event is also a food drive for the Greenwood and Ballard Food Banks, so please bring non-perishable goods to donate.

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Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat on Saturday big success for Greenwood Food Bank

October 29th, 2013 by Doree

Update Wednesday: Food Bank officials tell me another batch of donations from the trick or treating event came in today, increasing the total to $1,050 and 780 pounds of food.

Earlier: Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank tells us that Saturday’s Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood and the food bank’s cider pressing raised $946.36 and 700 pounds of non-perishable food. This was the first year that the trick or treating event was tied to fundraising for the food bank, and food bank officials say trick or treaters’ donations were “a fantastic boost for us to kick off the holiday season.”

Sally sent us some cute photos from the afternoon, but this is our favorite: Frankenstein and Spiderman outside the 74th St. Alehouse.

Frankenstein-Spiderman

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