The October meeting for the Queen Anne Community Council will take place next week rather than the first Wednesday of the month because of the Yom Kippur holiday. Instead, the meeting will take place virtually at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Sign up at

As well, QACC intends to host its first in-person meeting since the pandemic on Nov. 2 on the Seattle Pacific University campus. Board members hope to make the meeting a hybrid format, allowing for people to still participate from home, but will first test technology to make sure it’s possible. Visit for more information on the Community Council.


Magnolia Catholic school hosting fall festival

After postponing the event the past two years because of the COVID pandemic, the Our Lady of Fatima Parish School Fall Festival will return in October. The event, which features games, rides, treats and a beer garden for those 21 and over, is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Our Lady of Fatima Parish School (3301 W. Dravus St.). For more information about the school, go to


Concert to benefit homelessness programs

People are invited to join Billy Joe Huels, The Dusty 45s and Downtown Emergency Service Center for the Gimme Shelter Benefit Concert to End Homelessness, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11 at The Triple Door (216 Union St., Seattle). The concert for DESC will feature a mix of rockabilly, jazz, country, rhythm and blues, honky tonk, and brass and surf guitar. Funds raised will benefit programs that help those experiencing homelessness. Tickets are $45 at


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

Seattle/King County Clinic returns to Seattle Center for a seventh year on Oct. 20-23 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: 

• Identification or proof of immigration status is 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


Northwest Kidney Centers hosting 60th Discovery Gala

Northwest Kidney Centers will host its 60th anniversary Discovery Gala, its annual fundraising dinner and live auction, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle (808 Howell St., Seattle). Proceeds benefit equitable access to life-saving care and transformative kidney disease research. The community is invited to attend this in-person festive event that features live auction packages, amazing raffle prizes and patient stories. Register online at or contact Northwest Kidney Centers at 206-720-8585 or Find more information about Northwest Kidney Centers at