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Week of 12/4/2017 – 12/10/2017

Happy Holiday’s From Polk City Square!

This Week In Polk City

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MONDAY DECEMBER 4, 2017

  • City Hall: Council Meetings
    City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. Parks Commission 1st Monday at 6:00 pm. Planning and Zoning 3rd Monday at 6:00 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 >
  • Parks Commission 1st Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Library:All Regular Youth Programs (Ages 0-18) are taking a break Since Miss Brittany is on maternity leave. She will be back early January, which is when all youth programs resume! There are however two special youth programs happening this month as listed.
  • Library:Monday Book Club is off for the holidays! See you Monday January 15th, 2018

TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2017

  • Library: Special Christmas Storytime December 5, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Library: Closing at 5:00 pm See you at the square lighting!

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Library: Wednesday Book Club  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult  The Story of an African American labor and delivery nurse and the racism surrounding her…
  • Free Medical Clinic Polk City United Methodist Church: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, 2017

  • Library: Open Cribbage 1:00 p.m-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.
  • Sit N Stitch 6:00 pm
  • Library: The Four Seasons Photo Club 7:00 pm meets on the first Thursday of the month September through May. Come learn about photography techniques, and discuss with other photographers on ways to improve your photography. Watch for our guest speakers who have great insight into photography. New Members Always Welcome.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017

  • 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
  • Library: Library After Dark “NPHS Open Mic Night” 8:00-10:00 pm High school students are invited to share their creative writing, poetry, improv acting, music…pretty much anything goes! Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share if you like.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 9, 2017

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

SUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2017

  • 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
      1121 W. Bridge Road, Polk City
      8:30 am   Sunday Service
      10:30 am   Sunday Service
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      9:30 am. Sunday School

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday December 5, 2017: Lighting of the Square 6pm-8pm
  • Sunday December 17, 2017: Christmas House Lighting 5:30 PM – 8 PM
  • December 1 to December 31 Giving Tree St. Luke’s Clinic  Donations will be taken for St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic at the Polk City United Methodist Church

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! 

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them. Thanks so much….

**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. To get your announcements and items of community interest listed please contact us at: info@polkcitysquare.com  Thank you! -Suzanne

Kiwanis Silent Auction During PC Square Lighting

Visit the Kiwanis Silent Auction during the PC Tree Lighting Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00-8:00pm in the PC Community Room.  All proceeds will provide food baskets for families in the North Polk community and will purchase dictionaries for every third grade student in the North Polk school district, a tradition over 10 years old.  Bid on your favorite local business’ donated item or gift certificate for yourself or as a Christmas gift.  Support your community and local businesses while giving a gift of your favorite business.

Polk City Square Lighting

Remember to mark your calendars for DECEMBER 5th!!! 🌲 This is the day for the POLK CITY SQUARE LIGHTING! From 6-8 pm.

The Mayor will be turning on the Lights at 6 sharp!!! With the North Polk 5th Grade Band playing a few CHRISTMAS songs following. Also, Keep your EYES out for SANTA on the FIRE TRUCK! Santa will be located in the Fire Station this year, so kids have your wish list READY!!! There will also be a horse drawn carriage that will be offering rides for FREE!!!

This Is a well attended event…

Pick up your Punch card at any participating business and make your way around town and fill up your card. When you have your card complete, you can drop it off back at the town square. Please remember to sign you card to be eligible for the prizes.

This years prizes are:

*Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
*40 inch Samsung Smart LED TV
*Masterbuilt 30 Inch Digital Electric Smoker
*JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
* Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inch 16GB wifi Tablet

🎄🎄🎄CAN’T WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE🎄🎄🎄

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Ornaments For Outreach at Polk City Arts & Marketplace for Square Lighting

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!! SHARE WITH FRIENDS!!! WE DO ONLINE DONATIONS!!!!Construction has begun!!!! Thanks to donations of paint stirring sticks from The Home Depot we have enough materials to create over 3000+ unique Christmas ornaments. Ornaments for Outreach sells homemade Christmas ornaments to raise money to help the homeless/struggling of Des Moines! This year, funds will be used to create 500+ care packages that will be donated to DMARCC food pantries to be distributed on the week before Christmas. Care packages include the following items: razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a food item, a bar of soap and a pair of socks. Leftover funds will go to hope ministries in downtown Des Moines. Ornaments will be sold throughout December Polk City Arts & Marketplace for $1 and $2 (some ornament designs found in last picture below). OFO will also be having multiple other events to sell these ornaments so be sure to grab yours!! *****You can also make a contribution online by clicking the blue donate button at the top of the page.***** Message us with any questions!! Ornaments for Outreach on Facebook.com

Library After Dark NPHS Open Mic Night

Lakeside Fellowship Christmas

Lakeside Fellowship Invites you to join us for the Christmas Season. We’ll start a 4 part Christmas series starting December 3rd and will culminate with our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Lakeside has two services each Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am. We plan to have our annual Christmas at Lakeside Service on Dec. 17th at 10:30am (something for the whole family). On Christmas Eve Lakeside will not have any morning services but will have our Christmas Eve Service at 5pm. CLICK HERE for more info

Kiwanis Silent Auction

Visit the Kiwanis Silent Auction during the PC Square Lighting Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00-8:00pm in the PC Community Room.  All proceeds will provide food baskets for families in the North Polk community and will purchase dictionaries for every third grade student in the North Polk school district, a tradition over 10 years old.  Bid on your favorite local business’ donated item or gift certificate for yourself or as a Christmas gift.  Support your community and local businesses while giving  a gift of your favorite business.

Holiday Party TCI

Christmas House Lighting Contest

Saturday December 17, 2017

The Polk City Chamber is hosting a Contest for the BEST lite house. The judges will be judging the home lighting displays beginning at 5:50 – 8:00 pm, on Dec 17th. A cash prize will be awarded as a prize.

Entry forms can be picked up at the City Hall or The Cutting Edge Hair Salon.

Week of 11/27/2017 – 12/4/2017

This Week In Polk City

np-calendarMONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2017

  • City Hall: Council Meetings
    City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. Parks Commission 1st Monday at 6:00 pm. Planning and Zoning 3rd Monday at 6:00 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:All Regular Youth Programs (Ages 0-18) are taking a break Since Miss Brittany is on maternity leave. She will be back early January, which is when all youth programs resume! There are however two special youth programs happening this month as listed.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2017

  • 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 Polk City United Methodist Church: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2017

  • Library: 
  • 6:00 pm Family Movie Night Cars 3
  • 6:00 pm Sit N Stitch

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2017

  • RECYCLE WEEK
  • 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

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2017

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

SUNDAY DECEMBER 3, 2017

  • 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
      1121 W. Bridge Road, Polk City
      8:30 am   Sunday Service
      10:30 am   Sunday Service
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      9:30 am. Sunday School

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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Polk City Arts & Marketplace Holiday Market Location: Polk City Arts & Marketplace 113 W Broadway St. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Ornaments for Outreach Polk City Arts & Marketplace 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Brunch with Santa Polk City United Methodist Church 9am – 11am
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Christmas craft fair at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. 9am – 1pm
  • December 1 to December 31 Giving Tree St. Luke’s Clinic  Donations will be taken for St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic at the Polk City United Methodist Church
  • Tuesday December 5, 2017: Lighting of the Square 5pm-8pm, actual lighting 6pm
  • Sunday December 17, 2017: Christmas House Lighting 5:30 PM – 8 PM

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! 

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them. Thanks so much….

**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. To get your announcements and items of community interest listed please contact us at: info@polkcitysquare.com  Thank you! -Suzanne

Holiday Market Saturday December 2, 2017

Holiday Market Saturday December 2, 2017 10:00-4:00! Location: Polk City Arts & Marketplace 113 West Broadway Street, Polk City.

December 2017 Polk City Library Publications

Polk City Community Library, 1500 W. Broadway 984-6119 polkcitylibrary.org

Giving Tree: St. Luke’s Clinic December 1st to December 31st Donations will be taken for St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic at the Polk City United Methodist Church.  Items accepted are fun bandaids, stickers, suckers, gauze, diapers, cans of fruit juice, baby formula and peanut butter . Stop by the Library and grab a Wish List!

All Regular Youth Programs (Ages 0-18) are taking a break since Miss Brittany is on maternity leave. She will be back early January, which is when all youth programs resume! There are however two special youth programs happening this month [see below].

Coffee Wednesdays 10-Noon Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or hot tea!

Sit N Stitch Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring your current project, and join the stitching!

Men’s Friday Coffee 10:00 – 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.

Special Christmas Story Time Tuesday December 5th 10:30 am Come listen to Christmas stories by author Phyllis Kaldenberg.

Library Closing at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday December 5th See you at the Polk City Square lighting!

Wednesday Book Club December 6th 7:00 p.m.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Story of an African American labor and delivery nurse and the racism surrounding her…

Let’s Play CRIBBAGE Thursday December 7th 1:00 p.m. Join us the First Thursday of the Month. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! *Bring your own cribbage board or use ours.

Four Season’s Photo Club Thursday December 7th 7:00 p.m. The Four Seasons Photo Club meets on the first Thursday of the month September through May. Come learn about photography techniques, and discuss with other photographers on ways to improve your photography. Watch for our guest speakers who have great insight into photography. New Members Always Welcome.

Library After Dark: NPHS Open Mic Night Friday December 8th 8:00-10:00 p.m. High school students are invited to share their creative writing, poetry, improv acting, music…pretty much anything goes! Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share if you like.

HOLIDAY GIFTS on a Budget Thursday December 14th 6:30 p.m. Join us as we MAKE & TAKE several easy, creative, inexpensive holiday gifts. *17 and over Pre-Registration Required 515-984-6119

Monday Book Club Off For the Holidays See you Monday January 15th, 2018

Adult Coloring – Merry & Bright Thursday December 21st 6:00 p.m. Holidays have you stressed out?  Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring!  Colored pencils and gel pens will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own. *17 and over.

Library Holiday Hours

Saturday December 23rd CLOSING @ 1:00 p.m.

Monday December 25th CLOSED

Tuesday December 26th OPENING @ 2:00 p.m.

Monday January 1st CLOSED

Animal Tracks Program Wednesday  December 27th 11:00 a.m. Lewis Major, a naturalist from Polk County Conservation, will be here for a very special program on animal tracks.

Family Movie Night – Captain Underpants Thursday December 28th 6:00 p.m. Rated PG  90 Minutes  Two fourth-graders hypnotize their principal in order to transform him into Captain Underpants. *You Are Welcome To Bring Pillows, Blankets and Snacks.

*FREE Wi-Fi at the library!

*Download an audio or e-book at:  

bridges.lib.overdrive.com

*Visit Us on Facebook

Brunch with Santa!

 Santa is coming to PCUMC. Come have breakfast with Santa Claus including pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon, juice and coffee.  Bring your camera and capture the memory of your child’s special visit with Santa. Children will also enjoy a variety of games and actives while visiting with Santa.

Date:  Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2027  9:00 – 11:00 Polk City United Methodist Church in The Wing in the Woods. Price: Free Will donation with proceeds going to the PCUMC. Open to the public. Event sponsored by the PCUMC Men’s Group.

Indoor Walking Update

Indoor Morning Walking every Monday through Friday from 8am – 10am location: Lakeside Fellowship Church, 1121 Bridge Rd., Polk City

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas craft fair at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Cookies and goodies for all who visit. Holiday shopping! Dec. 2nd from 9am – 1pm.