It's not too early to sign up your family to ring a bell for a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Des Moines' Red Kettle season in begins on Nov. 9 and continues through Christmas Eve (except for Thanksgiving Day and Sundays.) Two-hour shifts begin at 10 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. There will be approximately 60 Red Kettle locations throughout the metro. To reserve the time, date and location convenient to you, go to www.ringbells.org or call 515-243-RING. Bell ringing is an excellent family activity and a great way to teach your children the joy of helping others.