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Week of 3/27/17 – 4/2/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, March 27, 2017

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. 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 >
  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm. We will feathering our nests with special guest Elizabeth Lyons at our next Story Time! Join us Monday, March 27 at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 28

  • Library: Story Time
    10:30 am. We will feathering our nests with special guest Elizabeth Lyons at our next Story Time! Join us Tuesday, March 28st at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 29

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

Thursday, March 30

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: Family Movie Night – Trolls
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. After the Bergen’s invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.  Rated PG , 90 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, March 31

  • Library: Men’s Coffee
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 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.
  • American Legion:  Fish Fry & Bingo
    6:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun time down at the Polk City American Legion Posts 232. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, April 1

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

Sunday, April 2

  • 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
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt more >
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • April 19, 2017: PC Chamber “Prom” more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

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

Morningstar Drive Bridge Closure

Thanks PCS reader Mark L for sending in this link about the Morningstar Drive bridge, a popular way to get from Polk City to Downtown Des Moines.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/…/bridge-over-80-35-close-six-months

Lakeside Fellowship Grand Opening Events

Construction on the new building for Lakeside Fellowship is almost complete!  Make plans to come see the new facility and mark your calendar to celebrate Easter services with your neighbors!

PROM FLOWERS!

It’s that time of year again!! Please order early!! Send description and photo of dress to lisa@xfloral.events or 515-979-8966.

LuLaRoe April Open Houses

LuLaRoe with Kendra and Denise

NEW SURPRISES | PRIZES | FUN
109. S 2nd St, Polk City, IA

Look Your Best For Easter! Shop Our Open House!

Friday, April 7 3-7
Saturday, April 8. 11-6
Sunday, April 9, 12-3
Friday, April 14 2-8
Saturday, April 15 11-4

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt 4/8/17

Saturday, April 8th the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt brought to you by Rob Mordini, Realtor with Kellar Williams Realtor will be at10:00am at the Polk City West Elementary.

The Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops and will then hop to the Polk City Community Room for the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast for additional photo ops.

Saturday, April 8th the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is from 8:00am – 1:00pm at the Polk City Community Room.

There will be a FREE WILL DONATION at the door.

***All proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will be used to buy the candy for the Easter Egg Hunt and fund three $1,000 scholarships for area high school seniors.

For additional information on What We Do AT Polk City Kiwanis, contact www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com

Polk City Chamber “Prom” Night of Fun 4/19/17

Polk City Chamber & Economic Development
Annual Dinner | PCCED Prom

Please join us in celebrating our Citizen of the Year & Business of the Year award winners at a fun adults only evening out themed “PROM Night”!!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

5 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Tournament Club of Iowa | Polk City

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres & fountain drinks
  • Cash bar
  • Photo booth
  • Prize for best PROMposal uploaded to our event page
  • Celebrate our PROM King(s) or Queen(s) – our Citizen of the Year & Business of the Year!!
  • Silent auction – fabulous donations so far!!!
  • Sponsorship & donation opportunities – market your business at the event!
  • Music by Sister Sara & dancing
  • 50/50 $ raffle
  • $30/person or $50/couple for advance tickets
  • Tickets go up to $40/person at the door
  • Dress up in your best duds! Or don’t…but please join us anyway!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE >

Week of 3/20/17 – 3/26/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, March 20, 2017

  • City Hall: Planning and Zoning Meeting *Canceled
  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time *Canceled
    7:00 pm. We will be goofing off during a silly Story Time! Join us Monday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
    The true story of the von Trapp family….

Tuesday, March 21

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. We will be goofing off during a silly Story Time! Join us Tuesday, March 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22

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

Thursday, March 23

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: Inside the Lines Adult Coloring
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 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! 18 and older

Friday, March 24

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Men’s Coffee
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 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.
  • American Legion:  Fish Fry & Bingo
    6:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun time down at the Polk City American Legion Posts 232. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, March 25

  • Can Drive for North Polk Post Prom
    10:45 am. Help North Polk students raise money for 2017 Post Prom activities by donating your pop cans/bottles ready for recycling! Please have all bags of cans out by the curb BY 10:45 am OR drop off at Polk City Recycle Center-499 E. Northside Drive, Polk City, IA 50226
  • Library: Camp SuperKids!
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Join the Justice League of Iowa Superheroes for a superhero camp!  Each child and accompanying adult will be reading stories, playing games, and making a craft.  The night will end in a fortress you build with the blankets and pillows you bring.  Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP by March 17th, space is limited
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, March 26

  • 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
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt more >
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • NEW April 19, 2017: PC Chamber “Prom” more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

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

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings & Business After Hours

The Polk City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting, and participating in, two (2) Ribbon Cuttings, and two (2) Business After Hours events…..all on the same day, at the same time, and in the same building.   Please plan to join us:

Tuesday, April 11,  4:30pm

212 Van Dorn St.
Polk City, IA

Ribbon Cuttings

Polk City Chamber of Commerce Office  (4:45)

Fort & Schlegel Financial Services    (5:00)

‘Business After Hours’ hosts:

Josh Maclean – New York Life Insurance
Cynthia Letsch – Letsch Law Firm

Appetizers, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  Chamber and City leaders will speak first, we will then proceed with each ribbon cutting and photos.  Immediately following will be time for refreshments and time to visit and network with fellow Chamber member businesses.

 

Polk City Women FUNdraiser: 31 Bags

Shop online using this link and the proceeds goes to support the Polk City Women organization!

1 week left to place your order for the Thirty-One FUNdraiser!

You want to help PCW Earn CASH and FREE Product to give back to our great community? Let’s do it together!!!

Just go to the link www.mythirtyone.com/AAK – on the right top corner click on “My Parties”. You will see our Party name – Polk City Women FUNDraiser! Browse and Shop Away! The party will be open until the 24th of March!!!

Every PENNY of the commissions from this party will be returned to the PCW account – that is 25% of our total party amount! Yay!

Also – why is March an Awesome month to host?!?! Double Product Month!!! We will earn so many great products to give back to the community!!!

Thank you!!!

 

Can Drive for Post Prom 3/25/17

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Help North Polk students raise money for 2017 Post Prom activities by donating your pop cans/bottles ready for recycling!

  • Please have all bags of cans out by the curb BY 10:45 am
  • Pick up will begin at 11:00 am
    **OR**
  • Drop off site-Polk City Recycle Center-499 E. Northside Drive, Polk City, IA 50226

All proceeds go directly to North Polk post prom

Jester Park: Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshop

Jester, Lewis A., Park, Polk County

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. All materials and tools will be provided. Make sure you are able to transport your barrel back home after the workshop. Pre-registration required; deadline is March 24. Fee: $50. Register here >

 

Pet licenses due by 3/31/17

from polkcityia.gov

Every owner of a dog or a cat six(6) Months old or older shall produce a Pet license from the City Clerk’s Office each year.  Penalty after March 31st.

Pet License Renewal Form (PDF)

Note: This document will open in a new window, if you are having trouble, make sure your browser’s popup blocker is set to allow popups from this site.

Pet Owner Responsibilities Brochure (PDF)

Polk City Four Seasons Arts Festival Artist Application

2016 was a great success and we are looking forward to 2017.

The Polk City Arts Council will select artist to be part of the Four Seasons Arts Festival. we will feature the works of quality artisans in various mediums. Artist 18 years and older will be accepted until the deadline. If after the deadline you will be notified if there is any space available. Space is limited. The festival will include art pieces that are one of a kind, not manufactured, original works of the artist, suited for public display, and for sale. Security will be provided for the artist area overnight.

How to apply:

  • Be available and participate both dates
  • Complete application and submit by deadline of March 30, 2017
  • Space is limited get your application in early
  • Submit 3 electronic images of art pieces in jpeg format, low resolution as long as they are a good representative of your art, no high resolution images please
  • Submit 3 images to suzanne@polkcityartscouncil.org please include your name on the files and in the subject of the email
  • The Polk City Four Seasons Festival date is July 14 and 15, 2017.

Additional details and online application found at www.polkcityartscouncil.org.

Week of 3/13/17 – 3/19/17

This week in Polk City

*** There will be no free medical clinic Wednesday, March 15 (Spring Break week) ***

np-calendarMonday, March 13, 2017

  • Library: Tween/Teen Sewing Open House
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Stitch a four-patch. Run a sewing machine. Sew on a button. Create a mug rug, pet bed, placemat or bag.  Fabric, machines and supplies provided.  No registration needed! Come and go as you please.  (Ages 8-18)
  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. 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 >
  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm. Feeling lucky at Story Time! Join us Monday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Feeling lucky at Story Time! Join us Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Library: Teen Interactive Metro Movie Night
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Have you ever wanted to climb into the movie and say what you think?  Now you can do that with other teens from the metro area.  Bring your cell phone and have your comments on screen with other teens from the metro area!

Wednesday, March 15

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Library: Family Movie Matinee – BFG
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. The BFG (short for Big Friendly Giant) tells the story of sweet orphan Sophie and the kind giant who befriends her. Rated PG, 118 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Thursday, March 16

  • Library: Snake Program
    10:30 am – 11:30 am. Learn all about snakes from a Polk County Conservationist!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.

Friday, March 17

  • Library: Men’s Coffee
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 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.
  • American Legion:  Fish Fry & Bingo
    6:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun time down at the Polk City American Legion Posts 232. Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, March 18

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

Sunday, March 19

  • 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
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt more >
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

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