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Week of 7/22/14 – 7/27/14

This week in Polk City

What a great Festival!  Thank you to John Calhoun, the Festival Committee, the City of Polk City and the Polk City Chamber for all the work you put into it each year.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered and made it such a fun and safe environment for my family. I posted some pictures I snapped while at the Festival until my phone ran out of battery out on the Polk City Square Facebook page. Check them out here!

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Tuesday, July 22

  • Library: Picture Book Storytime
    10:30 pm. We’ll have a great Picture Book Storytime every Tuesday morning at 10:30 during Fizz*Boom*Read*. It is open to all ages. (If you are registered for the F*B*R* Summer Reading Program, remember that LISTENING to a book can count for your Reading Log, so be sure to mark it when you come to Storytime!)
  • PCUMC VBS
    5:30 pm. You are invited to sign -up your children ages 4 through 12, to attend our Vacation Bible School on Sunday evening July 20th – July 24th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Dinner is Served at 5:15 p.m. in the Wing in the Woods. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Hope to see you. More info >
  • Library: Ladies Stay Safe This Summer Program
    7:00 pm. Ladies, would you like more information on how to feel safe on the bike trails, out walking or when you go shopping?   Join Mark Wheeler as he shares several quick and easy self defense    moves and tips on how to protect yourself.  Bring your mother, daughters, friends and neighbors for a fun and informative evening.  *For those of you, who would like to participate during the interactive part of the workshop, please wear comfortable clothing.

Wednesday, July 23

  • Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a HOT cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library T(w)een Tagraggery
    4:00 pm. Tagraggery is BACK on Wednesdays at 4PM this summer for Fizz*Boom*Read*! We’ll do some kind of intriguing craft and check out a few of the newest teen books and perhaps a snack! Registration begins the Saturday before each session. You can get more info and sign up online HERE to be sure we’ve got enough supplies on hand for you!
  • PCUMC VBS
    5:30 pm. You are invited to sign -up your children ages 4 through 12, to attend our Vacation Bible School on Sunday evening July 20th – July 24th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Dinner is Served at 5:15 p.m. in the Wing in the Woods. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Hope to see you. More info >

Thursday, July 24

  • Library Chapter Book Lunch Bunch
    11:30 am. Bring your picnic lunch along and eat in air-conditioned comfort while listening to a great middle grade chapter book – bit by bit – over the 8 weeks of Fizz*Boom*Read*! We had a blast doing this last summer – join the fun!
  • Library: Family Movie — LEGO Batman, The Movie (Showing 1 of 2)
    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm. Come celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary!!! See the DC Super Heroes unite in a super-sized action-packed adventure. Not Rated 71 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
  • Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, kid-run lemonade stand, face painting, and more!
  • PCUMC VBS
    5:30 pm. You are invited to sign -up your children ages 4 through 12, to attend our Vacation Bible School on Sunday evening July 20th – July 24th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Dinner is Served at 5:15 p.m. in the Wing in the Woods. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Hope to see you. More info >
  • Library: Family Movie — LEGO Batman, The Movie (Showing 2 of 2)
    6:00 pm – 7:15 pm. Come celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary!!! See the DC Super Heroes unite in a super-sized action-packed adventure. Not Rated 71 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
  • 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, July25

  • Library: Crafty Kids Cabana
    10:30 am. Crafty Kids Cabana sessions will feature a cool craft on Fridays at 10:30 AM. Be sure to get registered in advance so that we are sure to have enough supplies for everyone! Click here to register online >

Saturday, July 26

  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – Speaker: Jennifer Pharr
    6:30 pm. Join us for a little something different than music this week. Jennifer Pharr Davis will share her adventures from the Applachian Trail. Jennifer has hiked over 12,000 miles on long distance trails. She has trekked on six continents and currenly holds endurance records on three separate trails. In 2011, Jennifer becam the first female to claim the overall record on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,181 mile journey in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes – an astounding average of 46.9 miles per day. Details >

Sunday, July 27

  • 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 *Lakeside Fellowship VBS 6/22/14-6/26/14 Details >
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service * Polk City UMC VBS 7/20/14 – 7/24/14

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Upcoming Events

  • Lego Camp 7/28/14 – 8/1/14 Details >
  • Summer Movie Frozen 8/23/14 8:45 pm Details >
  • Legion Lobsterfest 8/23/14
  • NP Foundation Tailgate 8/29/14 Details >
  • Polk City Americana Festival 8/31/14
  • NP Foundation Golf Tournament 9/14/14 Details >
  • Big Creek Bike Ride 9/27/14

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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 ** * * * * * * * * * * * *

Piano Lessons in Polk City

Julie’s Piano Studio
Julie Miller, a private piano teacher in Polk City, has openings available for students in second grade through adult.  Each one-on-one lesson is 30 minutes once a week.  Julie has taught piano for 13 years and has 25 years of experience with children.  Rates are reasonable.  Call Julie at 984-6557 or email mjmiller920@gmail.com.

Americana Festival 8/31/14

Enjoy an afternoon on the Square Sunday August 31, 2014 at the Americana Festival.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy Live Music featuring CW Gibbs Flatland String Band as well as Don Perschall Band and Mary Schmelzer Piano.

Kids Corner includes design your own quilt block, make and take whirlygig, kids art – sidewalk chalk drawing, pioneer hand-held games to try, musical instruments from around the world to try, pioneer hoop and stick, and a 3-legged race.

Everyone can enjoy original art, handmade crafts, how-to demonstrations, bake sale, and other food and drinks.

Presented by the Polk City Arts Council

Lego Camp Next Week!

POLK-CITY-CAMP-FLYER-2014TICKET TO RIDE AMUSEMENT PARK LEGO CAMP

July 28-August 1 | 9am-Noon | North Polk West Art Room

Still room to register

Click here for details on the flyer >

Contact Adriane Tiedens cosmooz@hotmail.com  with questions

18th Annual Legion Lobsterfest 2014

Everyone is Welcome! Come join in the fun at Lobsterfest!
August 23, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. (Bar opens at noon)

Lobster * Corn on the Cob * Baked Potato

Tickets $25.00
Liminted tickets available until August 12th at American Legion Post 232 or at the north Hy-Vee Courtesy Counter.

Horseshoe Tournament at noon | Live Band 8:00 pm – Midnight

Lobsterfest 2014 will be here before we know it!  Saturday, August 23rd is just around the corner and we need your help! If you are able to volunteer, please sign up.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Click the link below for all the details! Behind each slot that needs filled is a number that is in parenthesis, i.e. (10). This indicates how many volunteers are needed for that Available Slot.   You can can sign up for more than one Available Slot as long as it doesn’t conflict with another Slot that you sign up for.  If there isn’t anything open for the time that you are available and would like to help out, please contact us and we can make arrangements to find a Available Slot for you!

We will take any and all the help we can get!  Thanks to all that have attended or volunteered at Lobsterfest in the past.  Your generosity and support is the basis for our successful event!

http://www.signupgenius.com/ 

Together we can make this event a great success!

North Polk School Foundation’s 6th Annual Tailgate

Friday, Aug. 29

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!

About the North Polk School Foundation
Since 1998, the North Polk Schools Foundation has worked to enhance the educational opportunities for North Polk students. By offering support, the Foundation is working to ensure high-quality education in the North Polk Community School District. The Foundation supports all facets, groups, clubs, classes and teachers of the district. To learn more, visit www.NorthPolkFoundation.com.

Hit the Links FORE North Polk Schools

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

The 9th Annual North Polk School Foundation Golf Tournament is Sunday, September 14, at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. The event is a four-person best shot with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

Cost for the event is $90 per person ($360 for a foursome).

Cost includes green fees, cart, dinner following golf and prizes. Non-golfers can make dinner reservations for $20. Dinner and the presentation of prizes will begin at the clubhouse immediately following play. Non-golfing diners should be at the clubhouse by 6 p.m.

All proceeds go to the North Polk School Foundation to enhance the educational opportunities of all North Polk students.

Business & Family Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Business and family sponsorship opportunities are available again this year. A sign on a hole with your business’s or family’s name, plus fees for four golfers, is $500. A business sign and fees for two golfers is $250. A sign alone is $200.

Register Today

For additional information and to request registration forms, contact event chairperson Kelly Grandgeorge at (515) 418-2214.

About the North Polk School Foundation

Since 1998, the North Polk Schools Foundation has worked to enhance the educational opportunities for North Polk students. By offering support, the Foundation is working to ensure high quality education in the North Polk Community School District. The Foundation supports all facets, groups, clubs, classes and teachers of the district. To learn more, visit www.NorthPolkFoundation.com.

Week of 7/14/14 – 7/20/14

This week in Polk City

Four Seasons Festival This Weekend!
www.fourseasonsfestival.com

Complete Festival Schedule at the Bottom of this email

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Note: I accidentally included information about a story time at Jester Park a few weeks ago, please accept my apologies to the family/families who drove over to find there was no story time that week. 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

  • Library: Blank Park Zoo #2
    10:30 am – 11:15 am. We never know which cool animals the zoo will bring to visit – don’t miss your chance to find out with us!
  • Polk City City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. City Hall. Open to the public.  Click here for agendas and minutes >
  • Library: PHOTO WALK Four Seasons Photo Club
    7:00 pm. Join us for a great evening outdoors as we take a photo walk, and capture pictures of interesting things we find along the way. Questions will be answered during the walk on “How To” get that good photo. Basic camera operation is needed. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, July 15

  • Library: Picture Book Storytime
    10:30 pm. We’ll have a great Picture Book Storytime every Tuesday morning at 10:30 during Fizz*Boom*Read*. It is open to all ages. (If you are registered for the F*B*R* Summer Reading Program, remember that LISTENING to a book can count for your Reading Log, so be sure to mark it when you come to Storytime!)

Wednesday, July 16

  • Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a HOT cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library T(w)een Tagraggery
    4:00 pm. Tagraggery is BACK on Wednesdays at 4PM this summer for Fizz*Boom*Read*! We’ll do some kind of intriguing craft and check out a few of the newest teen books and perhaps a snack! Registration begins the Saturday before each session. You can get more info and sign up online HERE to be sure we’ve got enough supplies on hand for you!
  • 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.
  • Library: Friends of the Library Quarterly Meeting
    6:30 pm. Come enjoy fellowship and discuss ways to support and promote the library.

Thursday, July 17

  • Library Chapter Book Lunch Bunch
    11:30 am. Bring your picnic lunch along and eat in air-conditioned comfort while listening to a great middle grade chapter book – bit by bit – over the 8 weeks of Fizz*Boom*Read*! We had a blast doing this last summer – join the fun!
  • Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, kid-run lemonade stand, face painting, 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!
  • Outdoor Movie The Wizard of Oz
    9:30 pm. Come watch the classic movie The Wizard of Oz with your neighbors as part of the Polk City Summer Movie Series sponsored by Lakeside Fellowship. Thursday, July 17th at 9:30 pm (in association with Polk City’s Four Seasons Festival). Free Movie and Popcorn. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Friday, July 18 *** FOUR SEASONS FESTIVAL ***

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Crafty Kids Cabana
    10:30 am. Crafty Kids Cabana sessions will feature a cool craft on Fridays at 10:30 AM. Be sure to get registered in advance so that we are sure to have enough supplies for everyone! Click here to register online >
  • LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON FOR FOUR SEASONS FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 19 *** FOUR SEASONS FESTIVAL ***

  • LIBRARY CLOSED FOR FOUR SEASONS FESTIVAL
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – Nate Nelson Acoustic Show
    6:30 pm. Join us for Music in the Park with the Nate Nelson Acoustic Show. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on. . Details >

Sunday, July 20

  • 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 *Lakeside Fellowship VBS 6/22/14-6/26/14 Details >
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service * Polk City UMC VBS 7/20/14 – 7/24/14

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Upcoming Events

  • Polk City UMC VBS 7/20/14 – 7/24/14
  • Lego Camp 7/28/14 – 8/1/14 Details >
  • Summer Movie Frozen 8/23/14 8:45 pm Details >
  • Legion Lobsterfest 8/23/14
  • Polk City Americana Festival 8/31/14
  • Big Creek Bike Ride 9/27/14

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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: Nelson Automotive

Nelson Automotive LLC. – Polk City, IA

We are a small town Central Iowa auto dealership and repair shop seeking an automotive mechanic. We are a family owned and operated business with an outstanding reputation. This is a great opportunity to perform a variety of work on customer and dealership vehicles of all ages, both foreign and domestic. What we are looking for:

  • Must have a background in automotive diagnostics, trouble shooting, repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Accurately perform vehicle inspections and record findings and recommendations.
  • Keep an organized and clean work area and abide by safety rules.
  • Must be a team player and driven to perform jobs efficiently and professionally in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both staff and customers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Pay is dependent on experience and/or certifications.

Please send resume to:

Nelson Automotive
Attn: Brian
P.O. Box 466
Polk City, IA. 50226
nelsonautomotive@hotmail.com

MANY Beer Tent Volunteers Needed for Festival

Can you help with any of these shifts at the Beer Tent this weekend? Contact John Calhoun by phone 515-210-8442 or email if you can help!

Friday night:

  • 2 people for bike night 4-8p
  • 4 people 3-6p beer garden
  • 1 person 6-9p beer garden
  • 12 people 9-12p beer garden

Saturday night:

  • 2  people 12-2:30p car show
  • 4 people 12-3p beer garden
  • 11 people 6-9p beer garden
  • 16 people 9-12p beer garden