Community Briefs: McGilvra Elementary Wildcat Cleanup coming up

Residents are invited to volunteer at the McGilvra Elementary Wildcat Cleanup from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 9. Volunteers can show their McGilvra school spirit and meet at Madison Park Playground, 4201 E. Madison St., to help pick up trash along East Madison Ave. Trash bags and grabbers will be provided by the McGilvra PTA. Email for more information.


Northwest Kidney Centers hosting 60th anniversary 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. 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, 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

Seattle/King County Clinic offering free eye exams, eyeglasses for those in need
Seattle/King County Clinic returns to Seattle Center Oct. 20-23 for a seventh year of 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 no one should 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