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Week of 10/6/15

Hi Neighbors!  Busy week over here so I don’t have a calendar done but here are a few highlights! (PS Its a recycling week!)

Polk City Women New Members Meeting
TONIGHT! October 6, 7:00 pm
Polk City Library

FREE Medical Clinic
October 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Inside Polk City United Methodist Church

All Iowa Reads Book Club: My Name is Mary Sutter
October 7, 6:30 pm.
Polk City Library

FRIENDS of the Library Quarterly Meeting
October 7, 6:30 pm.
Polk City Library

Days for Girls Volunteer Workshop
October 8, 1:00 pm
Polk City Library

Chamber Meet the Candidates Night (City Council election)
October 20th, 7:00 pm
Polk City Community Room

Drop off care Monday October 12


Halley’s Academy accepting drop off care for Monday, October 12th. Please contact for more information.

Duck Unlimited 10/15/15

ducks unlimitedCome join us for fun and a quick dinner. On Thursday, October 15th Big Creek Ducks Unlimited is joining with Chichaqua Valley Ducks Unlimited for a special gun dinner. There will be over 20 guns at this event. They will be on games, and over 14 will be raffled off. The event will be at the Lakeside Center in Hawkeye Park in Ankeny at 400 NW Lakeshore Dr. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and should be done about 8:30. Tickets will be sold at the dinner, online at, or by calling Chad at 515.707.2565 or Jim at 515.943.2875.

SHIIP Welcome to Medicare Class at Library 10/8/15

10/8 SHIIP Welcome to Medicare

Pre-Registration Required click here or call 515-984-6119.

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. *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.

Sign Up for Comet Wrestling Club

Comet Wrestling Club Registration Opens Wed Sept 30th.

Comet Wrestling Club Registration please go to to register. Contact with any questions
Registration has to be in by November 2nd for Shirt Orders.

Also please sign up to receive notifications and check calendar for details on upcoming parent meeting first week of November.

Mindy Brown at Azik Salon starting October 1

2014-mindy-at-salon-pc-125Beginning October 1st, Mindy will be at Azik Salon Suites in Ankeny.
The new address is 2945 S. Ankeny Blvd. Suite 109
Appointments can be made by calling or texting Mindy at 515-577-1287 or scheduling online at

I am so excited for this new adventure and can’t wait to see you all at my new space! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Mindy Brown
123 2nd st. Polk City, Iowa 50226


Ghost Stories 10/24/15


Check out this fun event at the Historical Society Building going on Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Recommended for ages young adult and older. Seating is limited and please note that this 2nd floor room is not handicap accessible. This event is FREE but please RSVP as seating is limited. Sponsored by the Polk City Arts Council.

Fall Mums and Patio Pots

Fall Mums & Patio Pots
* Business & Home Seasonal Décor *
515.979.8966 floral studio on the square 515.729.2265
110 W. Van Dorn Suite H, Polk City, IA

  • Garden Mums (plant in the ground or drop in a pot)
    $10 – 8” grower pot
    $30 – 12” grower pot
  • Fall Planting (great for planters or hanging baskets)
    Kale (purple/white) – $4.50 – 4.5” grower pot
    Cabbage (purple) – $7 – 6” grower pot
    Aster – $10 – 8” grower pot
    Pansies – $31– flat of 40
    Ivy – $15.75 – 6” grower pot
    Mum – $8 – 4.5” grower pot

Patio Pots / PLANTERS

  • $45.50 – 12” terra cotta outdoor patio pot planted with mums & mix of above plants

Custom Porch or Entrance Décor

Pumpkins, mums, hay bales – $20, corn stalks $20 & custom fall silk door/wall wreaths $85-$125.

*Call or email to discuss budget & details Lisa 515.979.8966

**YES!! We are a flower shop & deliver flowers!

Beautiful, fall blooms hand-designed in a vase $25 & up. FREE delivery to in-town Polk City addresses. + 20 mile radius $7 delivery…

Fresh flower orders in September will earn an entry into our drawing for free flowers for 6 months! / Lisa 515.979.8966 / Michelle 515.729.2265

Thank you for supporting your local, neighborhood businesses!

8 Weeks to Wellness with Sands Chiro

8WW-Logo-Give-us-8-Weeks8 Weeks to Wellness is a comprehensive Lifestyle Modification Program that teaches people how to eat well, move well and think well.

It includes chiropractic, weekly massage, twice weekly personal training, nutritional counseling, supplements and a comprehensive wellness screening before and after the program including laboratory testing, x-rays and a number of other healthcare indices.

We will be kicking off the official program on November 12th at TCI at 6:30pm.

Dinner will be provided and Dr. Dane Donahue (co-founder of 8WW) will be speaking that evening about the program and how it can help this community continue to be healthier and live a more vibrant life.

“Give us 8 Weeks and we will change the rest of your life”… the Program’s Tagline and it truly will be an evening this community will never forget!!!

Please RSVP here!


Sorry for the extra email but I made a doozy of a mistake this week!  I included information I received through a mass-marketing email that I *THOUGHT* was from TCI but in fact it was from another golf course within their parent company sent to me by accident. Thank you to TCI who has been very gracious in forgiving me for the error. NOW HERE ARE THE ACTUAL SPECIALS going on at TCI right now.


Week of 9/28/15 – 10/4/15

np-calendarThis week in Polk City

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. The P & Z 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 minutes and agendas >

Tuesday, September 29

  • Library: Story Time
    10:30 am. Join us for stories, crafts, and activities!

Wednesday, September 30

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

Thursday, October 1

  • 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.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Join the fun around the fireplace. Open to all knitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers – whatever you stitch!
  • Library: Social Security Filing – Helping You File For Maximum Lifetime Benefits
    6:30 pm – 8:00 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.
  • 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:, email or attend our Thursday meeting.

Friday, October 2

  • 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, October 3

Sunday, October 4

  • 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

  • Legion Bike Night Sept. 29, 2015 Website >
  • PC Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Oct 10, 2015
  • Polk City Beggars Night Oct. 30, 2015

Send in your events!

**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 Thank you! -Kimberly **


Homecoming Sale at P&M Apparel


P & M Apparel is having a homecoming sale the THIS WEEK (9/28/15 – 10/2/15) with a GREAT SPECIAL!  20% off anything in the store! Did any of you use the secret sale on Friday? Special advance sale starting on Friday the 25th, just used the code word football to get in on the deal early! Tell ’em you saw it on Polk City Square!


Horses and Livestock and Zebras OH MY!

Have you had a chance to meet the awesome Sally Jensen yet?  She is the new Pet Sitter in town and see is now insured to help you with your pets LARGE AND SMALL! Having grown up on a farm right here in Polk City Sally has a lifetime of experience with horses and livestock and she can help keep things running for you when you are ready for a vacation! Guinea pigs and horses, cat and dogs, sheep and ostrich – Sally can feed them all!

HOLIDAYS: Sally is available 7 days a week and all holidays. She has day visits remaining for Thanksgiving so CALL TODAY 249-5677 (all overnight spots full) and is already booking for Christmas (overnight stays still available) and into February 2015!

Here is a repeat of the info from our intro to Sally so you can have a few more details.

I am so excited to introduce you to Sally Jensen!  She is a long-time Polk City resident who has turned her love of animals into a full-time business!  I give you my full endorsement, if you are looking for someone to watch your dog, cat, bird, or other small pet you will not be disappointed with Sally Jensen. Don’t forget to ask about the new customer $5 coupon!

VISITS: When you invite Sally to watch your furry friends she will check on your pets usually 1-3+ times a day (your choice) and will spoil your pets with whatever you say they like best.  Walk around the block? You bet!  Throw a tennis ball endlessly? Sally will do it with joy! Brush your cat until they purr? Absolutely. Sally wants to love on your loved ones in the ways your pets love the best.  Each visit is 30-minutes long and costs $15. All pet sitting occurs in your own home, no boarding.

sally-jensen-pet-sittingOVERNIGHTS: Plan to be out of town for a few days?  Sally will even do overnight visits for $50 per stay!  A pet sitter and house sitter all in one!

Location, location, location!  Sally does want to focus her business on Polk City but will travel throughout the metro, so if you know someone who is looking, please pass her information along!

BOOK NOW! She is already booking spots for the 2015 holidays so look at your calendar and give her a call to get things going.  Sally offers a FREE in-person consultation to get to know you, your pets, and the best way to serve your family. Cash and checks accepted.

Check her out on Facebook for more information and CALL TODAY to set up an appointment.

Sally Jensen Pet and House Sitting
12737 NW Hugg Dr.
Polk City, IA 50226
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Autumn at Jester Park

Check out some of these upcoming events and classes at Jester Park!  I have LOVED every program we have done there, so I give you my personal recommendation to add one or more of these to your calendar!

  • OWLS – Travels in Nepal
    Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015. 11:00 am

    Join Ray and Margaret Harden as they share pictures and stores of their recent trip to Nepal. Nepal is called the “Top of the World”, as it has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountain peaks.
  • Dem Bones
    Tuesday Oct 6, 2015. 6:30 pm
    Explore the differences between bird, mammal, fish, and reptile bones. We’ll also look at insects and exoskeletons as an alternative to bones.
  • Monarch Day of the Dead
    Sunday, Nov 1, 2015. 1:00 pm
    As pollinators continue to decline in Iowa and the United States, Karen Phelps will present the life cycle of the Monarch, and it’s fascinating migration to Mexico and what can be done to ensure its place among pollinators.
  • OWLS – Bird Nests – a Tour of Avian Architecture and Hidden Treasures
    Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015. 11:00 am
    Join Iowa DNR biologist Bruce Ehresman as he discusses nest sites, nest types, and nest materials of birds in Iowa and beyond.
  • Self Care and Balance in Nature
    Sunday, Nov 8, 2015. 1:00 pm.
    Many of our days are filled with work commitments, family obligations and running from place to place. Come spend a few hours making time for yourself in a beautiful natural setting.
  • Barrel Birdhouses
    Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. 10:00 am.
    Join a Polk County Conservation Naturalist and build a home for one of your favorite backyard animals. You’ll be given a plastic fifteen gallon barrel and any other supplies.
  • Soap Making
    Saturday, Nov 21, 2015. 10:00 am.
    With recent interest in more “natural” lifestyles, the art of soap making is gaining popularity. Let Mitchell County Naturalist, Chelsea Ewen, help you discover the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.

LAST 3 DAYS! Enter to Win Free Flowers!

*** We are holding a drawing to win a FREE fresh, gorgeous flower bouquet every month for 6 months! To enter your name into the drawing: first, “like” our Facebook page (Floral Studio at the Perfect Wedding by LKB Weddings and Events) & then stop in or contact us to order a bouquet of flowers for pick up or delivery within the month of September! Every order will get your name entered again & again! Contact us for more details & to place your orders! ***


Frequent Flowers Program!

Call us to set up the delivery of a beautiful vase full of colorful,
fragrant, fresh flowers every two weeks – for your home, your
business, or as a gift to someone special!

Different price points available, please call or email for details!
Thank you for continuing to use the goods & services of our
local Polk City businesses. We appreciate YOU!

110 W. Van Dorn St. Suite H
“On the Square”
515-979-8966 Lisa Bunkers
515-729-2265 Michelle Nelson