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DL-DSM : Thanksgiving edition

There is no official Drinking Liberally this week due to Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy your time with friends and family.

However if you are in Des Moines this Thursday and had enough of your conservative uncle Charlie telling you how great Donald Trump will be as president. Do you need a little break from family asking all those annoying questions?

Well, fear not we have you covered. We will be holding an unofficial DL on Thanksgiving evening starting at 8 PM at Goodsons in Beaverdale. So if you need a break or just need some good conversation and drink stop on by.

Steve will be hanging out at Goodsons on Thursday evening starting at 8 PM and you are welcome to stop by for a bit of escape.

Your Thankful Co-Hosts
Sarah and Steve

DL - DSM : It is not the end of the world but you can see it from here Edition


It was with extreme sadness and anger that we watched our country turn back the clock on generations of social progress and elect a bigoted, misogynistic, and duplicitous clown as the next president of the United States.

So grieve today and prepare for the tasks ahead tomorrow.

Tonight the Unitarian Church is holding a special event called, Healing and Solidarity Gathering. I would encourage everyone to come out and support each other during this difficult time.

Healing & Solidarity Gathering
First Unitarian Church of Des Moines Iowa
1800 Bell Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
November 9, 2016
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

And then Thursday night join us for a drink and conversation about how to take back our country from those who strip it of all the progress of the last hundred years.

Drinking Liberally - Des Moines
Thursday, November 10th
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Guru BBQ

Your flabbergasted co-hosts
Sarah and Steve

DL - DSM : Transitions Edition

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since we wrote and email because Donni and I have been super busy with life and work. Which is actually the reason I am writing this week.

After three and half years of being an excellent co-host Donni is stepping down to focus on her CPA exams and upcoming wedding. This Thursday night will be her final DL as a co-host. So make sure you come out and congratulate her on a job well done over the past few years.

Stepping up to be our new co-host will be Sarah Werning. We asked her a few weeks ago and she kindly agreed to do so. So many thanks to her for helping keep Drinking Liberally Des Moines going. She is smart and funny and will be a great co-host.

We would like to find 3 or 4 more people that would be willing to step up and be co-hosts as well. Next May will mark seven years of being a co-host for me. And I would like to start working on transitioning Drinking Liberally Des Moines to a new group of co-hosts over the next year and half until my 8th anniversary of being a co-host, when I plan to step down as a co-host after a long and mostly successful tenure.

Your wondering where the time has gone co-hosts
Donni, Sarah, and Steve

DL-DSM : 2016 Primary Edition

While all the media attention maybe focused on the Presidential primaries being held around the country, it is also primary day here in Iowa with important races for the US Senate and US House on the Democratic side here in Central Iowa. Polls are open from 7 AM until 9 PM. So get out there and make your voice heard by casting your ballot.

You can find your polling place by using the link below.

Your voting co-hosts
Donni and Steve


Hessen Haus is closed for remodeling so we are meeting at Court Ave Brewery tonight.

Donni and Steve

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