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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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Halloween events: trick-or-treating, dancing, carnivals

October 18th, 2013 by Doree

Greenwood-Phinney has lots of fun Halloween events coming up. Here’s a roundup of what we know, plus a few nearby events:

Ballard Fall Festival at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Apple pressing, scarecrow making (bring old clothes) and bounce houses. Cost is $5 at the door, $4 in advance (code for registering online is #105184).

Carkeek Wild Halloween, Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., 10:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, for ages 2-3; free. “In a local watershed where the grass and ferns grow, ‘neath the tall old trees is a special place for you and a toddler to explore. Experience a fun morning learning about the “scary” animals of Halloween and how they are really not so very scary. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to this hike.” (Code for registering online is #104959.)

Loyal Heights Halloween Carnival, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St., from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Carnival games, crafts, mini pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating and cakewalk. Fifty-cents per ticket for games.

Illumination Learning Studio at 7720 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting a Kids Monster Mash Halloween Dance Party from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. They’ll open the doors to both their studios for parents and kids to dance and have a “candy exchange.” Both the dance and candy exchange are free.

Halloween on Holman” is a family event with trick-or-treating at local businesses, games, prizes, and more from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Carkeek Plaza and Holman Road Square.

“Thrill The World – Crown Hill” is hosting a “Thriller” zombie dance for the whole family at 2 p.m. at the end of the Halloween on Holman event in the QFC Shopping Center on Holman Road. You can even take a dance workshop from 3-5 p.m. Sundays and 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave. NW. The final rehearsal will be from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 26.

The main trick-or-treating event for the neighborhood is sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association. This year, though, it’s getting a name change and a community service focus. “Hunger Goblin’ Trick or Treat” is from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at businesses all along Phinney/Greenwood avenues. Participating businesses will have posters up in their windows. (Any business that didn’t get a poster can get one from the PNA, Umpqua Bank or Couth Buzzard Books.) Volunteers will staff food bank donation stations along Phinney/Greenwood from North 59 to North 90th streets. Donate a can of food or $2 and get a special sticker. (Donations to the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank are voluntary, and any child who can’t donate can still get a sticker so they don’t feel left out.)

Here’s what the poster looks like.

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And here’s what the sticker looks like.

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Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank is hosting a cider pressing at 9041 Greenwood Ave. N. from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Hot cups of cider will be served for a small donation, and if you donate a bag of groceries, you’ll get a free jug of apple cider.

Pumpkin Bash Lemur Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren-resized Woodland Park Zoo presents its annual Pumpkin Bash on Oct. 26-27 with pumpkins for the animals and trick-or-treating and entertainment for kids. (During Pumpkin Bash, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted free with a paid adult. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.) Photo of red ruffed lemur by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo.

Bitter Lake Halloween Carnival, Bitter Lake Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Carnival games, holiday entertainment, face painting, candy, prizes, two large jump toys, and a cakewalk. Twenty-five cents per ticket for games and food. Please bring a can of food for the food bank.

The zoo’s annual Pumpkin Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1K Kids Dash is Sunday, Oct. 27. The 1K Kids Dash begins at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Lake Small Crafts Center. Racers are encouraged to dress in costume.

By the way, according to Zillow, Seattle is the fifth best city in the nation and Phinney Ridge is the second best Seattle neighborhood when it comes to trick or treating (after Loyal Heights). Zillow scored cities and neighborhoods for providing the most candy, with the least walking and safety risk.

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