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Week of 8/25/14 – 8/31/14

This week in Polk City

LAST WEEK FOR THESE SPECIALS!

Kappos Family Medicine is running a special in August for $35 Sports Physicals
No insurance filed, no immunization. Call to make an appointment, 984-6426.

Salon Zen: All students can now receive $5 off any service during the month of August.
Book your appointment today to get your new back to school style. Mindy 515-577-1287.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Polk City City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes. Parks Commission Vacancy: Volunteer position.  Meets every 1st Monday at 6:00 PM.  Turn in resumes to City Hall.

Tuesday, August 26

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.
  • American Legion: Bike Night & Walking Tacos
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Come enjoy dinner with your neighbors down at the Legion!  Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.

Thursday, August 28

  • Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, and more!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Sit and Stitch. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Library: Family Movie Night
    6:00 pm. Rio 2. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon… (Rated G-101 Minutes) *You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, August 29

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • ANNUAL NP Foundation Tailgate
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The North Polk School Foundation’s 6th Annual Tailgate is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 before the North Polk and Bondurant football game. Hickory Park sandwiches (smoked pork or saucy southerner), Hickory Park baked beans, chips, cookie and drink will be available for $8 per meal. Extra sandwiches will be available for $4.Food will be served from 4:30-7:00 p.m. near the entrance of the football field. A 50-cent coupon to be used at the North Polk concession stand will be given with each meal.Tailgate profits will be used to enhance the educational opportunities of North Polk students.So join your friends and neighbors at the tailgate, enjoy a good meal and help cheer the Comets to victory!
  • American Legion: Four Mile Creek Band
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come enjoy our the music and the air conditioning for your Friday night out!

Saturday, August 30

  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, August 31

  • NEW Polk City Americana Festival
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. On the Square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon of Live Music featuring CW Hobbs Flatland String Band and more, many kids activites, original art, handmade crafts, bake sale, and food and beverages.
  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      10:00 am. Sunday Service
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service

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Upcoming Events

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**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly **

2 Job Openings

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Polk City Community Library: Youth Services Librarian

The Polk City Community Library is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time youth services librarian position. Qualifications sought include: excellent oral, written and technology skills; strong knowledge of children’s and teen literature; great rapport with children, teens and their parents; excellent voice for reading aloud; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and a minimum of one year working with children in a library setting, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Full job description, qualifications, and application procedure are available at http://polkcitylibrary.com/library-employment/.

Beautiful Beginnings Day Care: Full time and Part Time Available

Beautiful Beginnings Day Care is seeking applications for both a fulltime position for a teacher 10am-6m are the hours. Also a parttime position available 3-6pm daily. Please email us at beautiful_beginnings1@yahoo.com or stop by for an application. Salaries starting at $8.75/hr

 

Let’s talk swimming pool (and more)!

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PCDC asked me to conduct a survey of Polk City residents regarding updated and new recreational facilities. I set it up out on Facebook.  Please visit the Polk City Square page out on Facebook to submit your answer as to how much you would be willing to pay in a bond increase for new and improved facilities.

FACEBOOK SURVEY >

SURVEYMONKEY (for non-Facebook users)

Donate Blood 9/13/14

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On Saturday, September 13th the American Legion Post 232 in Polk City will be the new location for this years Life Serve blood drive!! It will be held from 7:30am -1:00pm. The Lgion is so proud to be able to be a part of this years blood drive. So in service to our veterans and our community please give the gift of life by going to the Life Serve website or contacting Jo at TBirmy@AOL.com and we’ll get you scheduled for your donation or just stop by on Sept. 13th and give!!

American Festival on SUNDAY

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Week of 8/20/14 – 8/24/14

This week in Polk City

Back to School Specials

Kappos Family Medicine is running a special in August for $35 Sports Physicals
No insurance filed, no immunization. Call to make an appointment, 984-6426.

Salon Zen: All students can now receive $5 off any service during the month of August.
Book your appointment today to get your new back to school style. Mindy 515-577-1287.

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Wednesday, August 20

  • Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • St. Luke’s Free Clinic
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Located inside Polk City United Methodist Church. Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

Thursday, August 21

  • Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, and more!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Sit and Stitch. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, August 22

  • LIBRARY CLOSED
    The library will be closed all day on Friday, August 22 for staff training.

Saturday, August 23

  • Legion Lobsterfest 8/23/14
    4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tickets must have been purchased in advance. Lobster * Corn on the Cob * Baked Potato (We will be selling beefburgers and chips for $5…for kids or those who don’t want lobster). Horseshoe Tournament at noon | Live Band 8:00 pm – Midnight
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • Community Appreciation Day & Summer Movie Night
    5:30-8:30pm  Free fun for the whole family. Food, drink, games,, hayrack rides from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Outdoor Movie “Frozen” 8:45pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Located at 1121 W Bridge Rd. Polk City. – Details
  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – Dennis Kain
    6:30 pm. Join us for Music in the Park with Dennis Kain. He sings a variety of country, blues, folk, and pop. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on.  Details >

Sunday, August 24

  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      10:00 am. Sunday Service
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service

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Upcoming Events

  • NEXT WEEK: NP Foundation Tailgate 8/29/14 Details >
  • NEXT WEEK: Polk City Americana Festival 8/31/14
  • NP Foundation Golf Tournament 9/14/14 Details >
  • Big Creek Bike Ride 9/27/14
  • Holiday Square Lighting 12/2/14

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**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly ** * * * * * * * * * * * *

Job Opening: Youth Services Librarian

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JOB OPENING: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

The Polk City Community Library is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time youth services librarian position. Qualifications sought include: excellent oral, written and technology skills; strong knowledge of children’s and teen literature; great rapport with children, teens and their parents; excellent voice for reading aloud; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and a minimum of one year working with children in a library setting, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Full job description, qualifications, and application procedure are available at http://polkcitylibrary.com/library-employment/.

Community Appreciation Day THIS SATURDAY

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Community Appreciation Day – Lakeside Fellowship 8/23/14
5:30-8:30pm (Outdoor Movie “Frozen” 8:45pm) – Details

Polk City Resident Offering Birthing Classes in DM

Tiffany Tice, CD(BWI) CCE(BWI) of Mama Strength Birth Services provides doula and childbirth education services to families in the Des Moines area. Registration is now open for the next ten-week session, which begins Thursday, September 4th. Classes are designed to instill confidence and trust in your ability to give birth, and help you prepare both physically and emotionally for your birth experience. Visit www.mamastrengthbirth.com for more details! Mention Polk City Square for a $50 discount

Grant funds available

Polk City Community Foundation
Press Release

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that community grants are now available. The PCCF is issuing $3,000 for grants. The Foundation has made funds for three grants available for up to $1,000 for qualified applicants. The grant application deadline is September 25, 2014 and grants will be awarded in October, 2014. Application information is available on the PCCF website www.polkcityfoundation.com

These grants are available due to donations received from the “50-500” campaign that the foundation has been running. The PCCF is still accepting donations for this campaign. Contributions will be used to fund future grant cycles. Additional information can be obtained by contacting;

John Calhoun
polkcityfoundation@mchsi.com
515-210-8442