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Week of 7/28/14 – 8/3/14

This week in Polk City

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Monday, July 28

  • Library: Computer Class – Creating a Personal Blog
    7:00 pm. Just what is a BLOG, anyway? Originally called Web Logs (now slangily shortened to ‘Blogs), these sites consist of short posts about just about anything you can imagine. Many businesses—including libraries—have them as a means of communication with their patrons, and many individuals have them as a way of communicating about a personal interest or as a method of keeping a sort of online journal of their thoughts and experiences. In this session, we’ll swing around the Blogosphere to get a sense of its scope and show you how to create a personal blog of your very own. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 984-6119.

Tuesday, July 29

  • 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!)
  • Library T(w)een Tagraggery – Rescheduled
    3:00 pm. 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!
  • American Legion: Bike Night
    6:00 pm. Come down and enjoy Bike Night and walking tacos at the the Legion Hall.

Wednesday, July 30

  • Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a HOT cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library: Lego-Palooza!
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Come on down for Lego-Palooza! Thanks to our friends at the American Institute of Architects, we’ll have a BIG OLD PILE of Legos for you to use to build a creation. Then we’ll take your picture with it and post them for everyone to enjoy! (Sorry, we only have the Legos as a loan for our event, you won’t be able to take them home…) Love Legos? Then don’t miss this event!
  • 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 31

  • 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.
  • Jester Park: Play with Clay
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Join a naturalist in one of our parks this summer for an afternoon of fun. Each program will start with a discussion followed by an activity. All ages are welcome. Hunt for banks of natural clay during a walk down Paw Creek. Plan on getting wet and muddy as we use our imaginations to play with clay, and who knows what else we may discover along the way! Participants are encouraged to wear close-toed shoes that will not be pulled off in mud (i.e., not flip-flops). Details >
  • 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, August 1

  • RECYCLING PICKUP!

Saturday, August 2

  • Library: World’s Largest Chemistry Event!
    1:00 pm – 1:45 pm. Our scientific pals from the Grout Museum are back to close out Fizz*B00m*Read* with the World’s Largest Chemistry Experiment! We’re talking BIG, BIG, BIG! Come on down for this Grand Finale to the summer reading program!
  • Library: Fizz*Boom*Read Grand Prize & Bonus Prize Drawings
    2:00 pm – 2:15 pm. This is it. The big drawings to see who will win the GRAND PRIZE and the BONUS PRIZE for Fizz*Boom*Read*. Drawing will happen at 2PM – right after the World’s Largest Chemistry Show and remember that for these two prizes YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – Speaker: Brian Joens
    6:30 pm. Join us for Music in the Park with Brian Joens for some folk, rock, and country music.  Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on. Details >

Sunday, August 3

  • 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

  • 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 ** * * * * * * * * * * * *

New Business on the Square!

Salon PC is a new salon on the square opened last week they are ready to take your appointment!  All hair services including haircuts, coloring, highlighting, styling, treatments as well as waxing and spray tanning. Grand Opening Special: $5 off their first service if you mention reading this on Polk City Square.

The salon is located at 123 2nd Street and the phone number is 984-3056

Win Lobsterfest Tickets!

Lobsterfest is just a month away!  Limited tickets are on sale until August 12th, but next Monday (8/4/14)  I have TWO TICKETS to give away to a lucky Polk City Square reader! If you are subscribed to the emails you are in the drawing!  Thank you to the Legion for these tickets!

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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!

Have you heard about the new Americana Festival?

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Its Almost Library Book Sale Time!

library-saleI love the the FRIENDS of the Library Used Book Sale and can hardly wait for it this summer! Books are AWESOME! Never been?  Well, the meeting room at the library will be filled to overflowing with books  of all types.  Fiction, non-fiction, reference, etc.  The volunteers even try to sort them into tables of mystery, romance, self-help, cookbooks, etc.  There is also a large selection of children’s books, CDs/DVDs and puzzles for all ages.  Free Admission! And its not too late to donate!  Bring your donations to counter at the Polk City Library during regular hours (not in the drop-box please).

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Polk City Library, 1500 W. Broadway Street

  • Thursday, August 7 10:00am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, August 8 10:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 9 10:00 am -3:00 pm

PRICES:   Paper backs 50 cents; hard cover $2. Cash or check only

SPECIAL: On Saturday, Aug. 9, fill a plastic grocery bag for $5.00 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Bags provided)

VBS at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church VBS
August 3rd – 7th from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
(A light supper will be provided starting at 6:00pm each night except on the last night.)
Ages 3 year olds to 6th graders welcome.
We will be ending the week with an outdoor concert performed by the kids and our worship team “Next Sunday”
Registration link is on the church website at: www.bs-lc.org
Any questions please contact Christy Hauger at 515-249-9286 or haugergang@hotmail.com

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