Historic East Village Inc. is holding the first-ever East Village Bash on Sept. 17, from 5:30-10 p.m. at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. in Des Moines. The casual event will be a fundraiser to raise money for new holiday lights, as the ones currently being used are corroded and unsafe, according to the organization's website. The bash will also fund other seasonal decorations, as well as a new branding and marketing plan and improved communications and membership benefits for Historic East Village members. A live and silent auction will be held, and donations can be made by filling out this form or dropping it off at Jett and Monkey's Dog Shoppe, 503 E. Locust St. Tickets are $30 in advance for Historic East Village members or $40 at the door. For nonmembers, tickets are $40 if purchased early or $50 at the door. VIP booth packages are available and can be purchased online or at the Wooly's box office. For more information, contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-4978.