8/26/19 – 9/2/19

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 pm.
  • Parks Commission: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.
  • Planning and Zoning: 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm.

CITY OF POLK CITY

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019 * NO Recycling This Week!  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Order your RVTV shirt by Wednesday, August 28 @ 5pm.

Adult Size Small- XLarge $15
2XLarge $18

Order Here:

http://www.polkcitychamber.com/product/rvtv-shirt/

PRESS RELEASE

September 2019 Library Publications

Polk City Community Library

1500 W. Broadway 984-6119 polkcitylibrary.org

Story Time Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.

Story Time is back on September 9th and it has a new start time! Join Miss Brittany at 10 am to read, sing, dance, and craft! Keep reading to learn about Sing & Shake and Messy Munchkins – two new programs Brittany is starting! Plus – Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse will be coming for a special Story Time on September 30th & October 1st!

CLOSED Labor Day

Monday September 2nd 

RVTV 

Monday September 9th 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us on the Square for a fun craft activity!

ISU Extension Fun for K-5th Grade!

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. September 10th through October 15th

Come try fun experiments and complete fun activities with the ISU Extension office!

Teen DIY Tumbler Cup

Tuesday September 10th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come design your own cup using our silhouette machine! We provide the help and materials. RSVP is required. 

Sing & Shake 

Thursday September 12th 10:00 a.m.

Come sing and dance with Miss Brittany. Kids model our behavior, so caregiver participation is required. We’ll all look silly and have fun together!

Healthcare Today & What You Can Do About It

Thursday September 12th 6:30 p.m.

Let’s face it – health insurance is confusing. With new legislation, there’s a lot to keep up with. If you are an individual consumer or a business owner and have questions about your options, or just want to know more about healthcare in Iowa today, please join Chris Cullen as he dives into the real problem behind rising health insurance premiums, options in the individual/small group health insurance market, and smart strategies individuals and businesses are considering today.

Storytime at Polk City Nursing & Rehab

Friday September 13th 10:30 p.m.

Join Miss Brittany as she takes a special storytime on the road to visit residents at the Polk City Nursing and Rehab Home. Enjoy stories, music and crafts. The residents LOVE having young visitors.

Adult Coloring – My Favorite Fall Things

Tuesday September 17th 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a RELAXING evening. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own.

Downstairs at Downton

Wednesday September 18th 1:30 p.m.

What was life “really” like below stairs at a place like Highclere Castle? Could the chauffeur really marry the daughter of an Earl? Would a maid help move a dead body to protect her mistress’ reputation? What about all that free time? Get the answers to these and other questions about one of the country’s most popular television series, and discover what life was really like for the people working downstairs at Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey.

DIY Fall Leaf Candle Jar Holder

Thursday September 19th 6:00 p.m.

Bring fall color inside! Join us as we change plain jars into fall centerpieces. Great for decor or gifts. Pre-registration required. 17 and over.

Under the Sea Party! 

Saturday September 21st 10:00 a.m. 

Come for a fun hour of dancing, bubbles, crafts, and snacks! All ages are welcome. 

Register To Vote – National Voters Registration Day

Tuesday September 24th  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Members of the League of Women Voters of Metro Des Moines will be registering voters on Tuesday September 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This will be a convenient opportunity for first time voters to register. Moved recently?  You’re required to update your voter registration and we can help!

Better Angels: Reuniting America Documentary

Tuesday September 24th 6:30 p.m.

Better Angels: Reuniting America is a 50-minute documentary. A recent news poll found the number of Democrats and Republicans with negative views of the other party is growing. But a group called Better Angels is trying to bridge the gap. People with differing opinions from the same community talk face-to-face to ease tensions.

Tailgating with Trace: BBQ

Wednesday September 25th 6:00 p.m.

Join Polk City Police Chief Trace Kendig as he shares his favorite tips and tricks when it comes to smoking various kinds of meat. 

Messy Munchkins Drop-In

Thursday September 26th 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Come get messy with our supplies! Enjoy playdoh, stamps, paint, or another fun sensory activity! We also provide aprons. 

Family Movie Night – Secret Life of Pets 2

Thursday September 26th 6:00 p.m.

A gruff farm dog tries to cure Max the terrier of his neuroses when he takes a trip to the country. Rated PG,  86 Minutes *You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Popcorn provided.

Geri-Fit® Strength Training Workouts

Starting September 30th Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. 

Strength Training workouts that work for all ages and fitness levels Geri-Fit is challenging, effective and safe to do. The Geri-Fit® program requires a set of light dumbbell weights, a sturdy chair and water to drink during the workout. Stop in the library for more info. Ages 50 and over. Stretch bands provided!

DIY Card Crafting

Monday September 30th 6:00 p.m.

Handmade cards are fun to create and treasured by the recipients. Make two cards each of four different designs using numerous techniques. Pre-registration required. There will be a $5 material fee payable that night. Beginners are welcome, as are children 12 and older when accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring scissors and adhesive if you have them, and prepare to have a good time!

*FREE Wifi at the library!

*Download an audio or e-book at: 

bridges.lib.overdrive.com

*Visit Us on Facebook

Mark your calendars!
Monday, September 9, 4:00pm to 10:30pm, on the Town Square, join the Channel 13 RVTV Team to kick off the week long Iowa State/Iowa tailgate party.

Museum Open House Hours for 2019

This year the museum will be open Thursdays 5-7 pm during the Polk City Farmer’s Market. The dates are from May 23rd to September 12th, except July 4th when both the museum and Farmer’s Market will be closed.


IMPORTANT LINKS:

CITY OF POLK CITY : Click here for website…..

POLK CITY POLICE FACEBOOK PAGE: Click here for website

POLK CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Click here for website…. 

NORTH POLK COMETS: Click here for website…. 

JESTER PARK CALENDAR:  Click here to view the calendar… 


ON-GOING COMMUNITY EVENTS & INFORMATION:

Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

Polk City United Methodist Church Free outdoor mini-food pantry (NP Cupboard) has food available 24 hours a day. Please take what you need.


RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS:

Lakeside Fellowship: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1121 W Bridge Rd., Polk City, Iowa 50226, Website: Info Here  Facebook: Info Here

Polk City United Methodist Church: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1421 W. Broadway St., Polk City, Iowa 50226, Website: Info Here Facebook Page: Info Here

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: Morning Services: Bible Study 8:30 & Service 9:30 1701 W. Jester Park Drive; Polk City, Iowa 50226, Facebook Page: Info HereWebsite: Info Here


ORGANIZATIONS:

PCCEDC: Polk City Chamber Economic Development Corporation. www.polkcitychamber.com

Polk City Foundation: Information can be found here: www.polkcityfoundation.com

Library Board Meetings: First Monday of the Month 6:30 pm. www.polkcitylibrary.org

Kiwanis Meetings: First and third Thursday nights at Miller park at 6:30 pm. All welcome! We are looking for community minded people to join us in our community programs and services! http://www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com

Polk City Women Meetings:7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Miller Park Shelter House. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!

Operative Lodge #308 (Masons): Meets every 2nd Monday of the month for dinner at 6:30 PM at the Lodge building next to City Hall. Dinner is open to anyone interested in joining. Email us at Operative308@gmail.com

Big Creek Historical Society: The Big Creek Historical Society will be open from 5 pm to 7 pm during the Farmer’s Markets on Thursdays. http://www.polkcityhistory.org Email us at info@polkcityhistory.org Find us on Facebook

Cub Scouts Pack 89: Your child will go camping and hiking, earn awards, make friends, and learn lifetime values through fun and adventure. Info can be found here: Info Click Here

Polk City Democrats: Meet on the 2nd Tuesday every month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Polk City Methodist Church community center (building in the back). email can be found here: polkcitydemocrats@gmail.com


POLK CITY SQUARE COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION POLICIES:

Get started advertising in the next newsletter! We reach over 1,000 local email subscribers right here where your business lives. Get your business, event, fundraiser, items of community interest and/or other info out to our subscribers.  We have regular advertising and non-profit rates available contact us to get all the details. Please send all ads camera ready or we will be glad to design and layout an ad for you for an additional charge. Email us at info@polkcitysquare.com 

As always, items entered are to the best of our knowledge and we apologize for any errors. Please note information and advertising deadlines are the Wednesday 5:00 PM prior to the delivery of the coming Mondays newsletter. We want to be sure your getting our newsletters in 2019 please make sure to add us to your contact list as Polk City Square with the email: info@polkcitysquare.com

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them.  Thanks so much….

8/19/19 – 8/25/19

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 pm.
  • Parks Commission: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.
  • Planning and Zoning: 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm.

CITY OF POLK CITY

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019 *Recycling This Week!  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Order your RVTV shirt by Wednesday, August 28 @ 5pm.

Adult Size Small- XLarge $15
2XLarge $18

Order Here:

http://www.polkcitychamber.com/product/rvtv-shirt/

The Polk City Community Library will be offering the Geri-Fit® strength
training exercise program for older adults starting in September. The
Geri-Fit program is designed to build strength, improve balance and
coordination, increase endurance, and enhance range of motion. Participants start out by using a set of light dumbbell weights and then, as their strength increases, they can use heavier dumbbells in order to build even more strength and balance. Most of the bodybuilding exercises are performed seated in chairs and there is no choreography, dancing or floor work.
Because one pound of muscle is lost each year past the age of 50, it’s
important that older adults retain and build muscle as they continue to
age. Although walking is an excellent form of exercise for older adults, it
is not enough to build the muscular strength in the legs and hips. The
American College of Sports Medicine recommends adults over the age of 60 to lift weights two-times-a-week.
The Polk City Community Library, located at 1500 W. Broadway, will be
holding Geri-Fit® classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-1:45 starting September 23.

Classes are at no cost and are open to any older adult age 50 and over.

Participants should bring their own set of light dumbbell weights (2-3 lbs)
and water to drink. Stretch bands will be provided.

Mark your calendars!
Monday, September 9, 4:00pm to 10:30pm, on the Town Square, join the Channel 13 RVTV Team to kick off the week long Iowa State/Iowa tailgate party.

Museum Open House Hours for 2019

This year the museum will be open Thursdays 5-7 pm during the Polk City Farmer’s Market. The dates are from May 23rd to September 12th, except July 4th when both the museum and Farmer’s Market will be closed.


IMPORTANT LINKS:

CITY OF POLK CITY : Click here for website…..

POLK CITY POLICE FACEBOOK PAGE: Click here for website

POLK CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Click here for website…. 

NORTH POLK COMETS: Click here for website…. 

JESTER PARK CALENDAR:  Click here to view the calendar… 


ON-GOING COMMUNITY EVENTS & INFORMATION:

Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

Polk City United Methodist Church Free outdoor mini-food pantry (NP Cupboard) has food available 24 hours a day. Please take what you need.


RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS:

Lakeside Fellowship: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1121 W Bridge Rd., Polk City, Iowa 50226, Website: Info Here  Facebook: Info Here

Polk City United Methodist Church: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1421 W. Broadway St., Polk City, Iowa 50226, Website: Info Here Facebook Page: Info Here

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: Morning Services: Bible Study 8:30 & Service 9:30 1701 W. Jester Park Drive; Polk City, Iowa 50226, Facebook Page: Info HereWebsite: Info Here


ORGANIZATIONS:

PCCEDC: Polk City Chamber Economic Development Corporation. www.polkcitychamber.com

Polk City Foundation: Information can be found here: www.polkcityfoundation.com

Library Board Meetings: First Monday of the Month 6:30 pm. www.polkcitylibrary.org

Kiwanis Meetings: First and third Thursday nights at Miller park at 6:30 pm. All welcome! We are looking for community minded people to join us in our community programs and services! http://www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com

Polk City Women Meetings:7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Miller Park Shelter House. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!

Operative Lodge #308 (Masons): Meets every 2nd Monday of the month for dinner at 6:30 PM at the Lodge building next to City Hall. Dinner is open to anyone interested in joining. Email us at Operative308@gmail.com

Big Creek Historical Society: The Big Creek Historical Society will be open from 5 pm to 7 pm during the Farmer’s Markets on Thursdays. http://www.polkcityhistory.org Email us at info@polkcityhistory.org Find us on Facebook

Cub Scouts Pack 89: Your child will go camping and hiking, earn awards, make friends, and learn lifetime values through fun and adventure. Info can be found here: Info Click Here

Polk City Democrats: Meet on the 2nd Tuesday every month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Polk City Methodist Church community center (building in the back). email can be found here: polkcitydemocrats@gmail.com


POLK CITY SQUARE COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION POLICIES:

Get started advertising in the next newsletter! We reach over 1,000 local email subscribers right here where your business lives. Get your business, event, fundraiser, items of community interest and/or other info out to our subscribers.  We have regular advertising and non-profit rates available contact us to get all the details. Please send all ads camera ready or we will be glad to design and layout an ad for you for an additional charge. Email us at info@polkcitysquare.com 

As always, items entered are to the best of our knowledge and we apologize for any errors. Please note information and advertising deadlines are the Wednesday 5:00 PM prior to the delivery of the coming Mondays newsletter. We want to be sure your getting our newsletters in 2019 please make sure to add us to your contact list as Polk City Square with the email: info@polkcitysquare.com

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them.  Thanks so much….