Fundraising Section

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

The ‘Common Good’ Brunch will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Des Moines Activity Center, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Cost is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors (62 and over) and $5 for children... [Read more]

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Fashion Show is April 17

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Fashion Show is April 17

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon on Thursday, April 17, starting at Noon. The event will be held at the Landmark on... [Read more]

LETTER: Mt. Rainier High Choir still needs $1800 for Carnegie Hall trip

LETTER: Mt. Rainier High Choir still needs $1800 for Carnegie Hall trip

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] The Mt. Rainier High School Choir is one... [Read more]

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

The 57th Annual Commodore’s Ball for the Des Moines Yacht Club took its place as one of the group’s best-attended and most elegant events on March 1, 2014. Midnight Blue and white linens graced... [Read more]

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14

What better way to prepare for the March 16 “Cove to Clover Classic” 5k fundraiser run than by crawling in the benefit Pub Crawl in Burien on Friday, March 14? That’s right – there... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual ‘Sports Night’ will be Friday, March 21

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual ‘Sports Night’ will be Friday, March 21

We Need You, at Sports Night! Here’s your opportunity to make a difference and have a night out.  The Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be hosting the annual Sports Night Dinner and Auction event on... [Read more]

Des Moines Rotarians deliver illustrated dictionaries to 3rd graders

Des Moines Rotarians deliver illustrated dictionaries to 3rd graders

This month, Des Moines Rotarians visited every Highline elementary school in their city and came bearing gifts: a beautifully illustrated children’s dictionary for each third grader…

REMINDER: Register for ‘Cove to Clover Classic’ before Friday to win M’s tickets

REMINDER: Register for ‘Cove to Clover Classic’ before Friday to win M’s tickets

REMINDER: This Friday, Feb 28, is the last day to register for your chance to win two Seattle Mariners tickets AND also receive the discounted $35 5K registration fee for ‘Cove to Clover Classic,’... [Read more]

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Vocalist Kerry Wallingford and her trio will perform jazz standards at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday, March 2. Wallingford regularly takes the stage at Seattle jazz clubs, including... [Read more]

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars will better serve students and community with the official launch of new website, including an online student scholarship application. Dollars for Scholars® officially... [Read more]

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations are now open for the Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Gold Star Awards, which will include both a Breakfast and Bash. This year’s theme is “We Are Highline,” which “celebrates... [Read more]

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. With a performance history spanning almost two decades,... [Read more]

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Hello, my name is Samantha Crotty. I am in... [Read more]

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’! Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Would you like to contribute to your community and at the same time enjoy the Northwest’s best wines and great entertainment? You Can! Please join the Rotary Club of Des Moines as a valued Volunteer... [Read more]

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 8 at Highline Community College, starting at 6 p.m. Dinner, Boats for Beds by Three Tree Yacht Club, an auction, stories... [Read more]

REMINDER: Enjoy soup in an artistic bowl, fight hunger at ‘Empty Bowls’ Fri.

REMINDER: Enjoy soup in an artistic bowl, fight hunger at ‘Empty Bowls’ Fri.

REMINDER: Help fight hunger in our community AND enjoy some great food at the 2014 ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser this Friday, Jan. 31 at the Burien Community Center. Lunch will be served from 11... [Read more]