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Week of 8/22/16 – 8/28/16

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, August 22, 2016

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >

Tuesday, August 23

  • Library: Storytime is on vacation!
    Join us for more stories, crafts and activities after Labor Day.  We will resume on September 6th on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 24

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Free Medical 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 25

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the Town Square May 26-Sept 1, 2016. Special note to all Polk City produce growers: If you find your garden has produced too much for your family on any week during the summer growing season, come down to the Farmers Market and sell your surplus any week you have it.   It’s easy, we only charge $5 to set up a table and you can set up once or every week you want to sell. Contact:  Mary Kaye Madden 515-238-2850 for more info.
  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Boulders Inn on Broadway.  Get to know your community and people in it while serving the children in our community through various programs.  Learn more on our web site:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com, email soxjk@q.com or attend our Thursday meeting.

Friday, August 26

  • RECYCLING WEEK
  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

Saturday, August 27

  • Big Creek Bike Fest
    10:00 am. We’re expanding the Big Creek Bike Ride this year to Big Creek Bikes and Brews! With several trail-dominated route options, you can ride around Big Creek and the Polk City area at your own pace and distance. Then head back to the square for live music from Storm Warning, beer samples from several local breweries and a live brew hosted by the Ankeny Area Brewers Club. We’ll have NASH FM on site with giveaways and games, beer for sale and food vendors available, as well as restaurants open around the square. Registration before August 19 includes a free shirt. Register online >
  • LobsterFest at the Polk City Legion
    Noon to Midnight. Click here for all the details >
  • Sounds on the Square
    2:00 pm. Polk City Chamber’s Sounds on the Square Concert Series wraps up the season Saturday, August 27th, 2pm, featuring the band, Storm Warning.
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
    6:00 pm. Worship Service
  • Star Wars Outdoor Movie
    8:45 pm. Lakeside Fellowship welcomes everyone to enjoy the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens outside at their CURRENT property on 3rd Street (near the town square) Saturday, August 27th at 8:45 pm. Free Movie and Popcorn!

Sunday, August 28

  • 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
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • 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

  • Big Creek Historical Society Meeting Sept 19, 2016 Details >
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**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

You better not say there is nothing to do on Saturday!

Check out this calendar for Saturday, August 27, 2016!  What a day!

Saturday, August 27

  • Big Creek Bike Fest
    10:00 am. We’re expanding the Big Creek Bike Ride this year to Big Creek Bikes and Brews! With several trail-dominated route options, you can ride around Big Creek and the Polk City area at your own pace and distance. Then head back to the square for live music from Storm Warning, beer samples from several local breweries and a live brew hosted by the Ankeny Area Brewers Club. We’ll have NASH FM on site with giveaways and games, beer for sale and food vendors available, as well as restaurants open around the square. Registration before August 19 includes a free shirt. Register online >
  • LobsterFest at the Polk City Legion
    Noon to Midnight. Click here for all the details >
  • Sounds on the Square
    2:00 pm. Polk City Chamber’s Sounds on the Square Concert Series wraps up the season Saturday, August 27th, 2pm, featuring the band, Storm Warning.
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
    6:00 pm. Worship Service
  • Star Wars Outdoor Movie
    8:45 pm. Lakeside Fellowship welcomes everyone to enjoy the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens outside at their CURRENT property on 3rd Street (near the town square) Saturday, August 27th at 8:45 pm. Free Movie and Popcorn!

Star Wars Movie

Week of 8/15/16 – 8/21/16

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, August 15, 2016

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning
    6:00 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm. Growing Up Amish: A Memoir by Ira Wagler. Ira Wagler was born ninth of 11 children in an Old Order Amish family…  (Personal note, I read this book last year, it was so interesting!)

Tuesday, August 16

  • Library: Storytime is on vacation!
    Join us for more stories, crafts and activities after Labor Day.  We will resume on September 6th on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Free Medical 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 18

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the Town Square May 26-Sept 1, 2016. Special note to all Polk City produce growers: If you find your garden has produced too much for your family on any week during the summer growing season, come down to the Farmers Market and sell your surplus any week you have it.   It’s easy, we only charge $5 to set up a table and you can set up once or every week you want to sell. Contact:  Mary Kaye Madden 515-238-2850 for more info.
  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Boulders Inn on Broadway.  Get to know your community and people in it while serving the children in our community through various programs.  Learn more on our web site:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com, email soxjk@q.com or attend our Thursday meeting.

Friday, August 19

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

Saturday, August 20

  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
    6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, August 21

  • 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
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • 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

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market May 26-Sept 1, 2016 Details >
  • Big Creek Bike Fest August 27, 2016
  • Sounds on the Square August 27, 2016
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**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

Jester Park in Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 6, 2017

  • Practical Conservationist
    6:00 pm. Are you a person that loves being outdoors and/or feels a real connection with the natural world? Do you try to enhance your property in the name of conservation?
  • Monarch Tagging
    6:30 pm. Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We’ll talk about why monarch butterflies are “tagged” and even try tagging a few!

Friday, September 16

  • Wild Night Life and Hike
    7:30 pm. Join PCC naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterward enjoy eating s’mores around the campfire.

Tuesday, October 4

  • OWLS – (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) – Brenton Arboretum
    11:00 am. Melissa Burdick, Executive Director of The Brenton Arboretum will describe the past, present, and future of The Brenton Arboretum, a botanical treasure in the Iowa countryside.
  • Superhero Spiders
    6:30 pm. Either you love them or hate them, spiders tend to evoke a strong response in many people. Come learn about these fascinating animals and how they perform superhero-like feats!

Thursday, October 6

  • Foraging for Mushrooms
    5:30 pm. This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa. We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.

Tuesday, November 1

Saturday, November 5

  • Geocaching Basics
    1:00 pm. Never heard of geocaching or always wanted to give it a try? Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using a GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you in Jester Park.

Get Your Lobsterfest 2016 Tickets!

Tickets for the lobster dinner must be purchased  by AUGUST 13, 2016

Lobsterfest-2016

Watch Star Wars under the Stars *CORRECTED LOCATION

Star Wars Movie

Lakeside Fellowship welcomes everyone to enjoy the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens outside at their CURRENT property on 3rd Street (near the town square) Saturday, August 27th at 8:45 pm. Free Movie and Popcorn!

Aug 27th Sounds on the Square!

sounds-on-the-square-2016

Polk City Chamber’s Sounds on the Square Concert Series wraps up the season Saturday, August 27th, 2pm, featuring the band, Storm Warning.

Job Openings in Polk City

I saw all these posts on Facebook in the last few days.  Contact the businesses directly for more information!

Papa’s Pizza

Papas needs to hire 2 people who would just like to do dishes Monday thru Friday nights. Fill out an application on line at papas-pizzeria.com or in the store. Feel free to share this post with anyone you think would be interested.

Reising Sun

Applicants should be friendly, outgoing, ready to work and comfortable interacting with customers! I hear it’s the COOLEST job in town!!!

Boulders Inn  & Suites Polk City

General Manager – Polk City Location. Apply online at www.bouldersinnandsuites.com

Halley’s Academy

Hiring for full time associates.
515-984-9561

Essential Functions
* Observe and monitor children’s play activities.
* Organize and participate in recreational activities.
* Accompany children on field trips, park, and pool outings.
* Communicates well with others. Ability to interact with the children attending the programs, their parents and/or guardians.
* Maintains open communication with the Center Director and other Center Associates
* Informs the Center Director when new/additional supplies are needed, in a timely manner.
* Assists Center Director in implementing the daily activities
* Accepts other duties as deemed appropriate within the scope of this job description.
* Highly flexible schedule with varying hours
* Assists in fund raising activities and special events.

Required Certifications
* Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, Blood Bourne Pathogens, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.

Big Creek Bikes and Brews

big-creek-bikeJoin us on August 27 for the annual Big Creek Bike Fest! Registration starts at 10 am or you can register online. We’re expanding the Big Creek Bike Ride this year to Big Creek Bikes and Brews! With several trail-dominated route options, you can ride around Big Creek and the Polk City area at your own pace and distance. Then head back to the square for live music from Storm Warning, beer samples from several local breweries and a live brew hosted by the Ankeny Area Brewers Club. We’ll have NASH FM on site with giveaways and games, beer for sale and food vendors available, as well as restaurants open around the square. Registration before August 19 includes a free shirt.

Live music starts at 2 pm by Storm Warning, and there will be food trucks and local restaurants open.

We’ve locked in some exciting details this year that we’ll be showing off to you over the next few weeks. Let’s get to the important stuff first: the beer.

We’ve got Confluence Brewing Company, Boone Valley Brewing Co., Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company, and Mistress Brewing Company bringing samples of their amazing craft brews.

We’ve got C&S Brew Supply and Ankeny Area Brewers Club doing a live brew demo and handing out samples of their homebrews.

We’ve got specials at Nitehawk Bar and Grill and Firetrucker Brewery so you can quench your beer palate during your ride.

And if all that isn’t enough, we’ll be selling beer to help you cool off while you listen to live music by Storm Warning after the ride.

Convinced? Sign up at the link below before August 19 to be guaranteed a free shirt and a $10 discount.

Click here for more details and route map >

Glow Wild at Jester Park 9/4/16

jester-park-glow-wild

Come ‘Glow Wild’ with your family on Sunday, September 4th at Jester Park from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Enjoy pony rides, live music, night hikes and a kids’ prairie maze. Learn about bats, owls, and the stars plus children will make their own art and craft activity. Enjoy beverages, food and cook your own s’mores. The evening will cap off with a large bonfire and music by “The Swing Crew”.
Admission is $10 per adult or $25 per family and includes: free pony rides; one-drink ticket, lightning bug craft, discovery sessions, and night hikes.
Experience nature in a fun filled evening of activities.
To purchase tickets ahead of time, please visit https://tikly.co/events/1415. Ticket prices will increase to $15 per adult or $30 per family at the door.   All proceeds from this event will go towards the construction of the new Jester Park Nature Center.
Information about this unique educational facility will be on display as Polk County Conservation finalizes the plan for this $10 million building, scheduled to open Earth Day, 2018.   Glow Wild attendees will be able to participate in development of a natural art piece that will be displayed at the Nature Center. A raffle will be held for someone to win a fireball pit and weekend stay at a Jester Park cabin.
We are excited to have “The Swing Crew” share their interactive-acoustic fun music with you! They play classic rock, country, pop, swing, “island beat” and about any other genre you could possibly come up with. The show features a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. They will perform from 7:00-10:00 p.m.   Thank you to our partner Cumulus Radio, for sponsoring this event.

Week of 8/8/16 – 8/14/16

This week in Polk City

HWY 415 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Starting early in the morning on August 8, the entrance of East Southside Drive of off NW Polk City Drive will be closed from Marina Cove Drive to NW Polk City Drive. The estimated duration of this closure is three weeks. During this time construction will commence on the turn lane and storm sewer within the area. Message boards will be placed on both the northbound and southbound lanes of NW Polk City Drive for this project to alert drivers of the closure. The IDOT is still performing full depth pothole asphalt patching within the project area as well. For more information on this project, visit the City’s IDOT Highway Reconstruction Project webpage here: http://go.usa.gov/xcMrC

np-calendarMonday, August 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 9

  • Library: Storytime is on vacation!
    Join us for more stories, crafts and activities after Labor Day.  We will resume on September 6th on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 10

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

Thursday, August 11

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the Town Square May 26-Sept 1, 2016. Special note to all Polk City produce growers: If you find your garden has produced too much for your family on any week during the summer growing season, come down to the Farmers Market and sell your surplus any week you have it.   It’s easy, we only charge $5 to set up a table and you can set up once or every week you want to sell. Contact:  Mary Kaye Madden 515-238-2850 for more info.
  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.

Friday, August 12

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

Saturday, August 13

  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
    6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, August 14

  • 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
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • 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

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market May 26-Sept 1, 2016 Details >
  • Big Creek Bike Fest August 27, 2016
  • Sounds on the Square August 27, 2016
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**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

Register Now at Michelle’s School of Dance!

msod_fall_2016

Michelle’s School of Dance is currently registering for their 2016/2017 dance and tumbling season. 

To register, visit our website at http://www.michellesschoolofdance.com/ and click on online registration.  It’s fast and very easy.

MSOD offers classes in Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Competition, Cheer, and Prep-Preschool. Register soon as classes are filling quickly and some are already full.  We can’t wait for an amazing year of dance and tumbling!

Week of 8/1/16 – 8/7/16

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, August 1, 2016

  • City Hall: Parks Commission Meeting
    6:00 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >
  • Library: Board Meeting
    7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. The library board agendas and minutes are available on the web site.

Tuesday, August 2

  • Library: Storytime is on vacation!
    Join us for more stories, crafts and activities after Labor Day.  We will resume on September 6th on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Jester Park: OWLS – What’s New with Polk County Conservation
    11:00 am. Director, Richard Leopold, will share how Polk County Conservation and the Great Outdoors Foundation are teaming up to bring one of Iowa’s leading nature centers to this area. Jester Park Nature Center will provide exceptional value and leadership through avenues of recreation, education, and conservation. Leopold will also discuss other park and natural resource improvements taking place in the county. – See more at >
  • Jester Park: Iowa Reptiles
    2:00 pm. Come and learn about Iowa’s reptiles. We’ll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. – See more at >

Wednesday, August 3

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Jester Park: Nature Playdates – Geo the Geode
    10:30 am. Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.  Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. We may be hiking, discovering life in a log or playing in the creek. This is a morning of adventure and discovery with curiosity being the most important ingredient. – See more at >
  • Library: All Iowa Reads – Lila
    7:00 pm. Lila by Marilynne Robinson. A young woman with a past of hardship and suffering makes a new start in Gilead, Iowa…

Thursday, August 4

  • Library: Open Cribbage
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Join us the First Thursday of the Month. All levels of players are welcome. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! *Bring your own cribbage board or use ours.
  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the Town Square May 26-Sept 1, 2016. Special note to all Polk City produce growers: If you find your garden has produced too much for your family on any week during the summer growing season, come down to the Farmers Market and sell your surplus any week you have it.   It’s easy, we only charge $5 to set up a table and you can set up once or every week you want to sell. Contact:  Mary Kaye Madden 515-238-2850 for more info.
  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Library: Adult Coloring – Featuring Gel Pens
    6:30 pm. Join us for a RELAXING evening. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided. Use ours or bring your own! This month we will be trying out Gel Pens.

Friday, August 5

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

Saturday, August 6

  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
    6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, August 7

  • 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
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • 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

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market May 26-Sept 1, 2016 Details >
  • Big Creek Bike Fest August 27, 2016
  • Sounds on the Square August 27, 2016
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**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

Polk City Town Square Named 1 of 9 Prettiest in Iowa

From: www.polkcityia.gov

polk-city-town-square

The Des Moines Register recently named Polk City’s town square as one of the nine prettiest town squares in Iowa.  Among the other cities to share this distinction were Winterset, Pella, and Oskaloosa.

The Des Moines Register had this to say about Polk City’s town square:

“Polk City Square has a bandstand in the center of the park that was built by William Schaal in 1883. There is also a replica of the bell that came out of the Polk City School on display. In the tree-lined park, you’ll also find seating, sidewalks and a playground. The square is home to the annual Four Seasons Festival and is surrounded by restaurants, shop and other local businesses.

Read the Des Moines Register’s full article to see what other cities made the list:

9 of the prettiest town squares in Iowa

You can find more information on Polk City’s history including the town square by visiting our Polk City History webpage or the Big Creek Historical Society’s website.

VBS at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church starts Aug 7!

bslc-VBS-flyer

Beautiful Savior is holding its Vacation Bible School August 7th-11th from 6-8pm.

Register at www.bs-lc.org