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Week of 3/2/15 – 3/8/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tuesday, March 3

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.
  • Polk City Women Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm. Polk City Library. New members welcome!
  • American Legion Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm. Legion Hall.

Wednesday, March 4

  • 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. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline A gripping story of friendship and second chances …

Thursday, March 5

  • NEW Library: Open Cribbage
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. STARTING MARCH 5TH. Open Cribbage  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Library: SHIIP Welcome to Medicare *Pre-Registration Required
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two hour seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. PRE-REGISTRATIO​N REQUIRED 515-984-6119. *SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. For more information or questions call 1-800-351-4664.
  • 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, March 6

  • 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 7

  • Library: Quilts of Valor Workshop *Pre-Registration Required
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Polk City Community Library is again hosting a Quilts of Valor Workshop. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a grassroots community service effort to provide a comforting quilt to American Armed Services members touched by war. Over 112,500 Quilts of Valor have been awarded to service members so far. All levels of quilters are invited to participate in this project. You will need to provide your own sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (thread, scissors, etc.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please contact Pam at the Polk City Community Library at 515-984-6119.
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, March 8

  • 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 **

Winners! Business and Citizen of the Year

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Congratulations to Justin and Jennifer Sands for winning “Business Person of the Year” from Sands Chiropractic!!!

Congratulations to Bob and Mary Miller for winning “Citizen of the Year.”

Both are very deserving and there will be a ceremony at Boulders Inn Tuesday, March 10th at 5:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration!!!

 

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/

2015 Polk City Summer Rec Info

Polk City Summer Recreation 2015
Join us this summer for fun in the sun at Polk City Summer Recreation. With winter coming to a close, we are getting excited for another fun filled summer with your child. Along with the seasoned activities, such as swimming, bowling, and hiking, we will
again be looking to add additional new activities that will be both socially interactive and team oriented.
Summer Rec. is for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. (At the end 2014-2015 school year.) Summer Rec. will run from June 16-July 30, 2015

Job Openings: 2015 Summer Rec Help

help-wanted-signPolk City Summer Recreation Help

Polk City is looking for motivated individuals to work during the 2015 Summer Recreation Program. Interested individuals may pick up an application at City Hall or online at www.polkcityia.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015.

Polk City Summer Art Camp Help

Polk City is taking applications for an individual to lead the Summer Art Camp. This person will be responsible for teaching art to children entering first grade through sixth grade during summer 2015. Interested individuals may pick up an application at City Hall or online at www.polkcityia.gov. Application will be accepted through March 31, 2015.

$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!

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.

Clothes Donations Accepted at Fareway and Library

Do you have gently used clothes that no longer fit your family piling up in your house? Girl Scout troop #602 wants them! The troop is working on a community service project to provide clothing to the North Polk families who need them. The troop has two donation barrels located at Fareway and the Polk City Community Library. Donations of gently used, clean clothes and shoes from all seasons will be accepted throughout February. Thank you for your support!

Week of 2/23/15 – 3/1/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tuesday, February 24

  • NEW SESSION: Fit360 Total Body Workout @ West Elementary
    5:30 am (registration at 5:15am) or 6:00 am (registration at 5:45am).  Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays in the West Elementary gym (use the door near where the buses park). $129 for 6 weeks. For more information please call Lisa at 778-0029 or email fit360withlisa@gmail.com.
  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.

Wednesday, February 25

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

Thursday, February 26

  • 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 – Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. While doing interviews, the girls are mistaken for the bride’s cousins and are put in the wedding as flower girls… Rated G 89 Minutes *You Are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, February 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, February 28

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

Sunday, March 1

  • 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 **

Show your Support!

2014-whimze-ankeny-adPolk City resident, Carol Rolf, has entered a contest to win a small business grant for her business Whimze Boutique to grow and thrive in Ames, Story County and beyond (maybe Polk City someday) AND she needs your votes. Please vote for Whimze Boutique at http://www.dreambiggrowhere.com/Vote.aspx  listed under Retail/Wholesale Contest and title “KEEP CALM AND WHIMZE ON…”  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!  (You can vote every day up until March 1st.)

Lincoln State Bank Now {officially} Open!

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The bank is officially open. Come check it out 1375 SW State Street in Ankeny.

Mortgage rates are amazing low! How low? Call Dorothy Mathis at 515-327-9938 for a FREE mortgage consultation. Click here for more info!
PS we worked with Dorothy Mathis to refinance our house and it was a fantastic experience.  Very easy and Dorothy took the time to really explain our options to us. And the rates are REALLY LOW! 

Polk City on the Hill

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Representatives of Polk City participated in the Greater Des Moines Partnership Day on the Hill on February 19th.   The event allowed the group to visit with their legislative representatives about Community and State issues.

Picture:
Left to Right
1st row; Gerry Neugent, Greater Des Moines Partnership Chair, Polk City Mayor Jason Morse, Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers

2nd row: Shane Torres, Polk City Chamber, Dennis Dietz, Polk City Chamber, John Calhoun, Polk City Development Corporation

Imagine Polk City!

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The City of Polk City is updating their Comprehensive Plan and needs YOUR participation!

A Comprehensive Plan is a guide for decision makers about the city’s growth and development. It represents the community’s vision for the future and is therefore heavily dependent upon public participation.  Residents, businesses and city staff work together to identify the assets, opportunities, issues and challenges that are facing the community and collaborate on developing a vision of the community in the future.  Then they prioritize those items and develop a plan of action to achieve that vision.

The Comprehensive Plan has a website that provides information on the plan and provides opportunities for you to get involved.   Simply go to the City of Polk City’s website (http://polkcityia.gov) Then click on  Imagine Polk City! (find out more…)  link near the center of the page and you will be directed to the Comprehensive Plan page.

We have developed two surveys – one for residents and one for business owners.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey(s) appropriate for you.  This is extremely valuable information that will help set goals for the future of the community.

The website also contains draft versions of the various maps and documents that have been prepared for the plan. By scrolling down on the page, you will find links to the Existing Land Use Map, Topographic May, Environmental Constraints Map, as well as the Population Trends & Projections documents.  Additional maps and documents will be added as the project moves forward.

Polk City looks forward to hearing from you!

FIT360 Total Body Workout Classes

Fit-360-west-class2Next Session Starting Feb 24th!

This is a non-stop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and get your heart pumping!

ON-SITE Registration + Class Orientation at West Elementary is Tuesday, February 24th at 5:15am, class will begin at 5:30 OR 5:45am, class will begin at 6:00am.  Please bring a yoga mat.

Where:  West Elementary Gym (enter through the door by the buses)

Dates:   February 24th – April 9th

Days:    Tuesday + Thursday at 5:30am or 6:00am

Cost:     $129

For more information please call Lisa at 778-0029 or email fit360withlisa@gmail.com

SHIIP Welcome to Medicare 3/5/15

shiip_homeSign up now for this program at the Polk City Community Library!

Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two hour seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. PRE-REGISTRATIO​N REQUIRED. Call Polk City Community Library 515-984-6119.

*SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. For more information or questions call 1-800-351-4664.