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Week of 3/30/15 – 4/5/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday, March 31

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!

Wednesday, April 1

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or 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.
  • Library: Wednesday Book Club
    7:00 pm. Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson. September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas…

Thursday, April 2

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3d 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, April 3

  • Library: Men’s Friday 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.
  • Fish Fry and Bingo at the Legion
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. $8 All You Can Eat! 6-8 for food, 7-9 for bingo. YUM!

Saturday, April 4 *EASTER EGG HUNT*

  • Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
    10:00 am. Join your neighbors at the North Polk West Elementary field for a fun Easter Egg Hunt!  Bring your own basket or bag. Kids are divided by ages (kids ages 8 and under only please) and the hunt starts right at 10am. Held rain or shine. The Easter Bunny will attend and loves to have his picture taken.
  • Hopkins Grove Easter Egg Hunt
    10:00 am. Easter Egg Hunt in the cemetery next to the little white church with the red door. Often we have a visit from a big white rabbit! It is a great time to catch up with friends and neighbors.
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 5 *EASTER*

  • Hopkins Grove Sunrise Service
    7:00 am. Join us for this beautiful worship service followed by breakfast. Just down the street from Big Creek State Park, the little white church with the big red door.
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
    7:00 am. Sunrise service. 8:00 am Easter Breakfast. 9:00 am Easter Sunday School. 10:30 am Easter Celebration Worship. 1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City.
  • Polk City United Methodist Church
    8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service. Join us on this special day! 1421 Broadway, Polk City.
  • Lakeside Fellowship
    10:00 am. Easter Celebration Service held at West Elementary. Refreshments served at 9:30 am. 1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City

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Upcoming Events

  • Swim Lesson Sign Up @ Library April 11, 2015 9-noon (no early sign ups)
  • North Polk Gala April 11, 2015
  • Polk City Clean-up Day May 2, 2015
  • Farmers Market May 7 – Sept 3, 2015
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

**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 **

Think Graduation!

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The Floral Studio by LKB Weddings and Events is currently accepting orders for GRADUATION 2015.  Flowers and decor!  Call us for vase rentals, centerpieces, flowers and linens! Daily fresh flower delivery!

Call 515-979-8966 Lisa Bunkers or 515-729-2265 Michelle Nelson

2015-three-chicks-bakeryMORE FOR GRADUATION!

PS I also talked to  Amanda at Three Chicks Bakery and she still has room for custom orders for treats for your graduation party!  Call Amanda at 515-984-9429.

 

Register for Pilates by Friday

Fit-360-west-class2Fit360 is offering Beginner Pilates!
This 45 minute “trial” mat class is a great addition to any workout routine. Pilates focuses on body alignment, breathing, posture and core while performing the exercises.

Registration:
To register for this “trial” Pilates Class, please contact Lisa at fit360withlisa@gmail.com or call 515-778-0029 by April 4th.

Location:
West Elementary, Polk City

 Cost:
$20 for 2 sessions – payment due at first class.

Class Dates:
Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, May 9th.

Equipment Needed:
Yoga Mat + Mini Exercise Ball – 25cm (7”-9”)

Class Time:
7:00am – 7:45am.

2 Jobs Open at City Hall

help-wanted-signCity Finance Officer

The City of Polk City has a job opening for a City Finance Officer.  This full time job is responsible for maintaining financial records for the City.

Minimum requirements are a four year degree with an emphasis on city administration/financial management and accounting.  Experience in governmental management and accounting is desirable.

Please send resume to:

Gary Mahannah, City Administrator
City Hall
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA  50226

or by email at gmahannah@polkcity.org  applications accepted until job is filled.  EOE MFH

Deputy City Clerk

The City of Polk City, IA is taking applications for a full time Deputy City Clerk. The position includes a variety of administrative financial, office and specialized duties, which require accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and independent judgment.

Must work well with the public, good writing and communication skills, knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment. Must be bondable, a high school graduate and an associate degree in accounting or closely related field. BS degree in related field and at least three years related experience in government preferred.

Candidates subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing criminal history and background check. Application and job description at City Hall send resume, references, and writing sample: to

Jennifer Ratcliff, City Clerk
City of Polk City
P.O. Box 426
(112 3rd Street - or drop off at City Hall)
Polk City, IA 50226

or jratcliff@polkcity.org. (Corrected email address)

Position open until filled. EOE/AA

NP Gala – Gameday!

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2015 Annual Celebrate North Polk Gala – Gameday

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM (social hour and silent auction begins)
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC campus, Ankeny, Iowa
Cost: $40/person for regular admission or $400/reserved table of eight; $25 for North Polk faculty and staff

Online registration and donation information available at http://northpolkfoundation.com/2015/01/celebrate-north-polk-buy-your-tickets-now/

Week of 3/23/15 – 3/29/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday, March 24

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!
  • FAVORITE: Fire Department – Papa’s Pizza Delivery
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Call Papa’s at 984-6361 to place your pizza order and for this one night only the Polk City Fire Department will deliver your pizza in the Polk City area in one of their official vehicles! Firefighters will also check smoke alarms and change batteries and answer fire safety questions as they deliver pizza. Not sure what to order?  My personal favorite at Papa’s is the taco pizza on pan crust with all the toppings and then top it with sour cream and taco sauce!  YUM!
  • Beginning Essential Oils Class @ Sands Chiro
    6:15 pm. FREE. What are essential oils?  Come to the Sands Chiro office office on March 24th, at 6:15pm, learn about how you can use Essential Oils in your life!  This seminar will give you access to a number of excellent resources and teach you how to use Essential Oils to improve your health and help change your life!!!
  • Jester Park: Archery Basics
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. This class will focus on form and safety, giving students basics that will get them safely shooting, and offer a general feel for archery. The class will cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow. The class is suitable for those with no experience, or those that may have shot before and need a refresher. Pre-registration required; deadline is March 17. Ages 12 and up. Fee: $5. Register online >

Wednesday, March 25

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Test Tornado Watch
    10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Be aware that statewide tests of tornado alerting systems will be done Wednesday, March 25th.

Thursday, March 26

  • NEW MOVIE: Library: Family Movie Night – Big Hero 6
    6:00 pm. An action packed comedy adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. Rated PG 102 Minutes *You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, March 27

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Men’s Friday 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.
  • Fish Fry and Bingo at the Legion
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. $8 All You Can Eat! 6-8 for food, 7-9 for bingo. YUM!

Saturday, March 28

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

Sunday, March 29

  • ANNUAL: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Annual Polk City Kiwanis Breakfast is Sunday, March 29 from 8:00am – 1:00pm at the Polk City Community Center.  Adult tickets are $6.00 and children 5-12 are $4.00.  If tickets are bought before Sunday, the 29th, from Kiwanis members or from Kyle Matzen at the Polk City Edward Jones office, they are $1.00 less.  Entertainment will be from local pianists and the 2nd grand Girl Scout Brownies.  For a 2nd year, the C.W. Hobbs String Band, who play old time fiddle, traditional country and some Bluegrass and are very well known through the Des Moines area, will play throughout the morning.  All proceeds from this event fund the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4, at 10:00am at the North Polk West Elementary field and other children’s community programs throughout the year.  The Easter Bunny will attend and loves to have his picture taken!
  • 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.  Sunday School following 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
    • Kids 4 Truth
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Lakeside Building, 3rd Street.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt April 4, 2015
  • Hopkins Grove Easter Egg Hunt April 4, 2015
  • Swim Lesson Sign Up @ Library April 11, 2015 9-noon (no early sign ups)
  • North Polk Gala April 11, 2015
  • Polk City Clean-up Day May 2, 2015
  • Farmers Market May 7 – Sept 3, 2015
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

**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 **

Papa’s Pizza on a Fire Truck TUESDAY

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EAT PIZZA THIS TUESDAY!

2013papas-comerNormally Papas does not deliver but on  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 you can order a pizza from Papas Pizzeria and it will be delivered by the fire department on fire trucks!!! While the firemen are there they will check your smoke detectors  and make sure they are in good working condition.  If you need new batteries they will provide them. It will be a fun event for kids and a potential life saver for the entire family!!! Call 984-6361 to order for delivery between 5-8 p.m.

Essential Oils Class at Sands Chiro Tuesday

sandschiroIntro to Essential Oils

Essential Oils. What are these? At our office on March 24th, at 6:15pm, learn about how you can use Essential Oils in your life! This seminar will give you access to a number of excellent resources and teach you how to use Essential Oils to improve your health and help change your life!!!

Kiwanis Scholarship

kiwanisThe Kiwanis Club of Polk City offers up to three $1,000 scholarships to qualified North Polk High School seniors each school year. Students can obtain the information about the application process and the application form from Ms. Christensen, at the high school, or from the Kiwanis website at www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com.

The scholarship is a service, leadership one that also considers academic performance. Students must complete the application and send it and additional required college information (as described in the process document) so that everything is received at the address indicated on the application by May 1, 2015. Selected students will receive notice of their scholarship award at the Scholarship assembly held at the high school in mid to late May.

Week of 3/9/15 – 3/15/15

This week in Polk City

** No Email Next Week.  Please check the Polk City Square Facebook page for updates **

Monday, March 9, 2015

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • Library: Four Seasons Photo Club
    7:00 pm. Spring is coming and so are the flowers. It’s a good time to learn about close-up or macro photography. There will be a short presentation, then practice on still life setups. Bring your camera, fresh batteries and learn how to set your camera to take better photos! Come early if you have questions about your camera or photography.

Tuesday, March 10

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.
  • CELEBRATE: Award Ceremony for PC Business and Citizen of the Year
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Boulders Inn.  Come celebrate with the deserving award recipients.  Everyone welcome!
  • Library: Board Meeting
    6:30 pm. Meetings are open to the public. The library board agendas and minutes are available on the web site.

Wednesday, March 11

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Polk City Chamber Meeting
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Cost $10 for lunch. Boulders Inn. Speaker Diana Fenton of the North Polk Sun and Josh MaClean from New York Life.

Thursday, March 12

  • SERVE: Library: Days for Girls Workshops
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. COME HELP CREATE KITS *NO SEWING SKILLS NEEDED! Days For Girls International works to help girls stay in school and retain their dignity by providing washable feminine hygiene kits, plus sanitation and health training for those who would otherwise go without.  Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Library: Social Security Filing
    6:30 pm. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED 515-984-6119 Most married couples often make the mistake of filing for their Social Security benefits based on just their age, as if they were single. Most divorced and widowed people do not know the strategies to maximize their retirement benefits. Making a simple filing mistake can cost you a loss of benefits over your retirement lifetime. If you are married, widowed or divorced between ages 55 and 68, have not yet filed or have filed and want to see if you can correct your filing, you will want to see this one hour presentation. It could mean the saving of lost benefits. Presented by Stephen W. Connolly Sr.

Friday, March 13

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Men’s Friday 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.
  • Fish Fry and Bingo at the Legion
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. $8 All You Can Eat! 6-8 for food, 7-9 for bingo. YUM!

Saturday, March 14

  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • St Pat’s Party at Legion
    6:00 pm – ??  Join the party for a corned beef and cabbage dinner (free will offering) and dance the night away with DJ music.

Sunday, March 15

  • 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.  Sunday School following 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
    • Kids 4 Truth
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Lakeside Building, 3rd Street.

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Upcoming Events

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

**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 **

More from The Floral Studio

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2015-floralstudioDid you know???? We create beautiful memorial tributes for your loved ones who have passed; green or blooming plants, orchids, European & English Gardens, casket sprays, standing wreaths & sprays, and beautiful fresh vase arrangements. Call anytime for floral delivery to the memorial service or home.

Call 515.979.8966 or 515.729.2265

Floral Studio at the Perfect Wedding by LKB Weddings and Events  

Think Jester Park for Spring Break Fun!

There are several things going on at Jester Park for the kids over Spring Break, some are full, but not all.  Check out their online calendar and get registered for one of their great programs. We have loved everything event we’ve done over there!

http://www.mycountyparks.com/Jester-Lewis-A-Park/

Healthy Green Juice for St. Patty’s Day!

sandschiroMark your calendar for this fun juicing class NEXT WEEK at Sands Chiropractic to learn ways to get your Greens for St. Patrick’s Day! Come enjoy and learn at this FREE class.

Tuesday, March 17th at 6:15 pm at the clinic.

Sands Chiro
1010 S 3rd St. Ste 2B, Polk City
www.sandschiro.com
515-984-6484

 

New Before/After School Program Opening May 27th

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Opening May 27th, 2015!  Come see us at our next open house Sunday, March 22nd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Halley’s Academy is a before and after school program exclusively for school age children, kindergarten to fifth grade. Halley’s will provide your student(s) with a study/quiet room equipped with computers and a printer to allow for time to work on homework. Another room is dedicated to arts and crafts to allow for student(s) to explore their creative side. Our media room will be equipped with games to be played in small or large peer groups, along with XBOX 360 KINECT consoles.  The caterpillar room will be equipped with MANY toys, that include Barbies, Legos , trains and much more. During the summer we will have a garden area for students to learn how to plant and grow vegetables.

Halley’s will also offer care for students for the following:

  • late school starts
  • snow days
  • breaks (winter, spring, and summer)

Our schedule for the summer break will keep your student(s) busy with trips to our city parks, the pool, and field trips.

Please visit us at www.halleysacademy.com to learn more, or contact us at information@halleysacademy.com to schedule a tour.

$15 for a great shirt and a great cause!

kiss cometP&M Apparel is hosting a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Cancer Research Foundation and we need your help!

This is our second fundraiser; the first raised over $1000 for Above + Beyond Cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we believe with your help and the rallying power of the North Polk and Polk City community, we can do even better this time! $5 of each shirt we sell is going straight to St. Baldrick’s!

Shirt sizes run from Youth Small to Adult 3XL and are just $15. Attached is  a photo of what we hope to be our biggest seller; these will be available at P&M’s retail shop, Reising Sun Café, and online at pmapparel.com/online-stores. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks so much for your help with this great cause!