Arts Section

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be presenting a Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – ‘Hark the Harold’ – on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. This is a hilarious and poignant presentation of the Christmas... [Read more]

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Don’t miss the 2016 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Do your holiday shopping away from the crowds. Bring your friends and enter... [Read more]

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Kimberley Beasley, proprietor of Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines and friend of the Blog, would like to remind our readers of her Retirement Sale, going on now through Dec. 24. Kimberley’s... [Read more]

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

David Endicott, CEO of Music4Life, accepts an oversized check for $15,000 from Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotarians Dan Johnson and Carri Litowitz. On Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, the Rotary Club of Des Moines... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

by Dave Markwell I walked into my house and sensed disaster…again. Opening the front door, I was met with shredded napkins and a trail of rice leading up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, my old... [Read more]

Highline Christian Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity will be Dec. 9 & 10

Highline Christian Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity will be Dec. 9 & 10

Highline Christian Church’s annual Outdoor Living Nativity will be performed on Dec. 9 and 10. This is a 20-minute narrated show featuring live actors and live animals. Performances will be: Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

Here’s episode #76 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

by Dave Markwell A couple of years ago, after an evening out, my wife and I headed to Denny’s for the obligatory late-night gut-bombing. Per normal procedure, my wife drove as I was, once again, over-served... [Read more]

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Christmas Ship Festival – a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949 – will set sail from the Des Moines Marina on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. You can get on the Christmas Ship herself with the... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 18-19

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 18-19

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Nov. 18 & 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Des Moines United Methodist... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at two locations: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village (17847 1st Ave South): Cookie decorating at QFC Carolers Santa! 5 –... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shotgun Riders.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shotgun Riders.

by Dave Markwell Halloween each year marks an anniversary of the day my little brother died. He was 16 years old. I was 19. Though many years have passed since this event, it remains likely the single-most... [Read more]

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The annual – and FREE – ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be at the MaST Center at Redondo this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4– 7:30 p.m. MaST Center divers and Marine... [Read more]

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Los Angeles-based recording artist Shannon Curtis will perform a benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, a statewide non-profit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who... [Read more]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night Dive.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night Dive.

by Dave Markwell Several lifetimes ago, I drove to Costa Rica with a couple of buddies. We slept in my 1986 Vanagon with each other’s feet in our faces. We ate cheap street tacos and drank cheap beer.... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Trick-or-Treat event on Monday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Trick-or-Treat event on Monday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Halloween Trick or Treat event on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 – 6 p.m. Play games, enjoy candy and treats. Des Moines United Methodist Church is located... [Read more]