Fundraising Section

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

On Thursday, Oct. 30, South King County Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 2024) and the South King Firefighters Foundation will be providing area children brand-new winter coats through their partnership... [Read more]

Halloween Carnival will haunt the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31

Halloween Carnival will haunt the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31

Des Moines’ annual Halloween Carnival will be held this year at the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 – 8 p.m. Expect “frightfully fun” games and much more. Cost is... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

“Rape For Profit” is a critically-acclaimed documentary that exposes the reality of sex trafficking in the Seattle area, will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Terrace. Human trafficking... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

We all know the weather is changing, that fall is in the air, and that winter is fast approaching but – it was nice to bask in the beautiful sunny weather last Saturday! Did you see the sail boat races... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Last Saturday the market and the marina made a big welcome to the Tacoma Yacht Club, some 30 boats strong. It took a while for the sun to come out but club members were seen all over the market enjoying... [Read more]

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Save the date: Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th Street in Des Moines! Enjoy a scrumptious dinner featuring Pasta with Marinara sauce, Meatballs, Salad,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let’s all go to St. Luke’s English Fete Saturday!

REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let’s all go to St. Luke’s English Fete Saturday!

REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday at the first-ever English Fete at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Drawing on our Anglican roots, St. Luke’s... [Read more]

Sign up for Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Sign up for Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Registrations for Mount Rainier Pool’s first-ever Pumpkin Plunge will be available at Kids Day at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 13. Instead of braving rainy or chilly... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

The Des Moines Historical Society is presenting “The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story” as told by local historian and fisherman Bill Rudberg this Wednesday night, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Come and... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

The Seattle Thrillers will perform at Zombie Fest 2014! They’re an amazing group that performs Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller dance! You can join in too! The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’... [Read more]

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

by Jesiah Dorpat As a partaker and lover of all things beer and music (and of course the lovely Des Moines people), my stomach, ears and my sweet bluesy soul were filled by this event to the uttermost. Sax... [Read more]

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

The Friends of the Des Moines Library will be holding a Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Book donations may be left at the library. Proceeds... [Read more]

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Part Steampunk, part Renaissance Faire – Morris Dancing is a staple of Country Village fetes (rhymes with plates) or fairs all over England. Some have called it “organized chaos,” with its... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday, Aug. 23

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday, Aug. 23

REMINDER: For the fifth year in a row – this coming Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

What can I say about last Saturday – sun, food & friends meeting friends! Many people say they love the market for its friendly atmosphere amongst the vendors as well as the shoppers. Another big... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

The gorgeous days just keep coming and the farmer’s fruits and vegetables are in full bloom…we purchased a baby watermelon, yum! And, did you get any of the first arrivals of the red plums? Life is... [Read more]