The Queen Anne and Magnolia community councils invite residents to attend upcoming candidate forums for two races on the November general election.

The first will feature Julia Reed and Jeff Manson, candidates for the state House of Representatives District 36. It will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday virtually on Zoom. Visit signup.com/go/OpcdiHW to sign up. The second will feature the candidates for King County prosecutor, Leesa Manion and Jim Ferrell. It will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, virtually. Register at signup.com/go/CYUDnAQ to get the Zoom meeting information.

 

Seattle Weavers' Guild Show and Sale coming up

The Seattle Weavers’ Guild annual Show and Sale, featuring the Northwest’s largest selections of handcrafted, handwoven items — including apparel, accessories, kitchen linens, table linens, baskets, home decor, tapestries, rugs, gift items, jewelry and more — will take place for three days later this month.

Visitors can talk to the artists, enjoy demonstrations of weaving and spinning and shop for yarns at the event. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 at St. Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall (1245 10th Ave. E).

Parking is free. Masks are required.

 

Seattle/King County Clinic offering free eye exams, eyeglasses for people in need

Seattle/King County Clinic returns to Seattle Center Thursday through Sunday for a seventh year with free eye exams and prescription eyeglasses for those who struggle to access or afford eye care.  

Led by Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, nonprofits and private businesses for the event. Licensed healthcare professionals and general support volunteers donate their time and expertise with a goal of helping more than 1,000 people in need during the four-day period.

Tickets are limited, and participants are admitted for service on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Organizers open the facility and begin to distribute free admission tickets beginning at 6 a.m. each day at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, on the corner of Second Avenue North and Thomas Street/Lenny Wilkens Way. Doors to the clinic open at 7:30 a.m. Patients are then escorted to the service facility and admitted by ticket number to be registered and receive free eye care.

If prescription eyeglasses are ordered, they will be distributed in early December. 

Additional Seattle/King County Clinic details include: 

• Face masks are required, though people should not attend if they are feeling sick.

• Identification or proof of immigration status are not required.

• Free interpretation services are available.

• Free parking is available at the Mercer Street Parking Garage at Seattle Center (650 Third Ave. N.). 

Additional information is available at seattlecenter.org/patients.