Fundraising Section

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) recently received two generous donations to support their annual “Summer on the Sound” Marine Science Camp. Totem Ocean Trailer Express... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

A ‘Smoke on the Water’ BBQ will be held Thursday, July 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park to help raise funds for Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July fireworks show. With... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

Des Moines Food Bank’s Summer Meals program begins for local kids

Des Moines Food Bank’s Summer Meals program begins for local kids

The summer meals program has developed over the past five years in response to the high need for food among children in our area. Two out of three students in our local elementary schools qualify for the... [Read more]

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

For the fifth year in a row – on 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 to savor tasty licks... [Read more]

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

A 6-year old boy named Moses Stevens – who was recently diagnosed with leukemia – has been named the honorary Chief of the Des Moines Police Department, and the department is seeking donations. “He... [Read more]

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Cool, collectible t-shirts for the locally-made film “The Maury Island Incident” will be on sale at The Waterland Blog’s booth at the opening day of the Des Moines Farmers Market, from... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist hosting Habitat for Humanity’s Auction Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist hosting Habitat for Humanity’s Auction Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hosting Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Auction this Saturday, June 7. Doors open at 10 a.m., first table closes 6:05 p.m., live auction starts... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16

Blood Drive being held at Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16

A Blood Drive will be held at the Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16, and live humans with blood are needed to help! “Puget Sound Blood Center needs your help!” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

Former members of Steppenwolf and Pegasus will be performing a live concert before the 4th of July fireworks at Des Moines Beach Park, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for local... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend!

REMINDER: Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend!

REMINDER: The Relay For Life of Highline fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is this weekend – Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 – at Highline Memorial Stadium. “The Relay For Life of... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [Read more]

There will be 12 Food Trucks at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market!

There will be 12 Food Trucks at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market!

There’s just a little over a week until Opening Day – Saturday, June 7 – of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off its most successful season in history (up +20% over 2012), the... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines presents check for $13,236 to Highline Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines presents check for $13,236 to Highline Music4Life

On Wednesday (May 21), the Rotary Club of Des Moines presented Highline Music4Life a check in the amount of $13,236 from the proceeds of the 2013 Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. Highline Music4Life... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 2014 Winners

PHOTOS: Des Moines Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 2014 Winners

This past Wednesday evening, May 7 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars held their reception for their 2014 scholarship winners at the Des Moines Activity Center. This annual event celebrates local students... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Rummage Sale this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Rummage Sale this weekend

UPDATE: This Rummage Sale will take place this Friday and Saturday, NOT Saturday and Sunday as previously reported. Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a huge Rummage Sale this Friday and... [Read more]

Help ‘Break the Chains of Human Trafficking’ at a 5K fundraiser May 17

Help ‘Break the Chains of Human Trafficking’ at a 5K fundraiser May 17

The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking (FWCAT) and SW King Coalition Against Trafficking (SWKCAT), together with local community partners, sponsors and parents, are teaming together for the 2nd... [Read more]