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Week of 1/26/15 – 2/1/15

This week in Polk City

New Business Polk City Chiropractic opening February 2 across from the post office. Photos and more information in next week’s newsletter. Contact Polk City Chiropractic polkcitychiro@gmail.com.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27

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

Wednesday, January 28

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

Thursday, January 29

  • 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 – Paw Patrol: Winter Rescues
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. From a ski-lift rescue to tracking down a snow monster, no job is too big and no pup is too small… Not Rated  92 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring your pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, January 30

  • 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.
  • Legion: Fish Fry and Bingo
    6:00 pm -9:00 pm.

Saturday, January 31

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

Sunday, February 1

  • Legion: Biscuits and Gravy
    7:00 am -10:00 am.
  • 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
      9:00 am Sunday School
      10:00 am. Sunday 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

  • NP Father Daughter Dance 2/6/15 6-8 pm. Details >
  • Girl Scout Cookie Sales  Details >
  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet 2/21/15 5-10 pm. Details >

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 **

Job Opening at Beautiful Beginnings Day Care

help-wanted-signDo you love children? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the children in our community? Beautiful Beginnings has openings for both full and part time teachers. Paid training and orientation available. Email resumes to beautiful_beginnings1@yahoo.com or apply in person. Our address is 1701 W. Jester Park Dr. Experience with children helpful, but we will train candidates with a desire to learn.

Polk City Recreation Facilities

LAST CHANCE!  Please complete this survey this week!

The PCDC Recreation Committee has been leading an effort to enhance the Polk City recreation facilities i.e. constructing a new aquatic center, creating new multi-purpose fields, and renovating and increasing the number of baseball/softball fields. The committee is looking for your feedback through the use of a program called Mindmixer (a program provided to PCDC by JEO).  We are asking you to visit the PCDC website to get information and answer a few questions.  Mindmixer is also available on the PCDC Facebook page.  We really appreciate your help.

Polk City Little League Registration

2015 Polk City Little League Registration Open House is Monday, February 2nd at the Miller Park Shelter House from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Online registration will begin Tuesday, February 3rd. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 20th.

Open House cost is $70 for first child and $60 for each additional child (cash or check). Online registration cost is $75 for first child and $60 for each additional child (credit card). Ages 4-12. Must be 4 years old by April 30, 2015.

For more information please visit www.polkcitylittleleague.com or visit us on Facebook.

Girl Scout Cookie Sale Starts 2/13/15

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Girl Scout Cookies go on sale from February 13 through March 22, 2015. There will be cookies available at time of purchase including a limited supply of gluten-free Trios cookies made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter, and certified gluten-free whole grain oats. Cash check and credit card (cards must have a minimum purchase of 5 packages) are accepted. On a diet? Girl Scouts also accept donations to send cookies to the Iowa Military.

Several troops will have booths set up at local businesses and I’ll update the list below as I receive information, but here is what I have so far!

  • Friday, February 13:      Polk City Fareway 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Friday, February 13:      Papa’s Pizzeria 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • Saturday, February 14:  Polk City Fareway 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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Super Bowl Snack Fundraiser!

Anyone need some snacks for the Super Bowl??

Save some time and order from the Polk City youth group! They will prepare them so you don’t have to.

  • Crunchy stuff is $5 for 1 gal. bag – choose from caramel corn, puppy chow, chex mix, spicy pretzels or almond bark puffcorn.
  • Roll ups – $5 for 1 doz. – choose from pickle, taco or veggie roll-ups.

The money raised will go to support the youth mission trip to Springfield IL this summer.  Call the Polk City Methodist Church at 984-6274 or Vicki Merrifield @ 515-480-7632 by Friday to place your order.  Thank you for your support.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet

ducks unlimitedBig Creek Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Event From 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Granger Community Center
2200 Walnut St. ~ Granger, IA 50109
Ticket Prices: $45 Single ~ $60 Couple
$15 Greenwing (under 18) ~ $250 Sponsor
For tickets, please see a committee member, call Chad, or go online to www.ducks.org/iowa

Come join us for the Annual Big Creek Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet. This year we have moved to the Granger Community Center. We will be adding new games and bringing back some of the old. Come join the fun and help raise bucks for the ducks. Call today for information: Chad Sparks 515-707-2565 or chadmsparks@gmail.com

Start Planning Now for Valentine’s Day!

2013papas-comer2015 Valentine’s Day at Papa’s Pizzeria

Papa’s Pizzeria: Pasta dinner for 2 only $20!! You can each choose between a small order of Spaghetti and Meatballs, Baked Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Lasagna, Cavatelli, or Baked Mac-n-Cheese. This also includes a dinner salad and garlic bread!! Plus you get 2 fried raspberry cheesecakes for dessert!!! Enjoy this special Friday, February 13th, Saturday the 14th or Sunday the 15th!

Order your Flowers NOW!perfect-wedding-roses

Polk City Floral Studio/LKB Weddings & Events: Beautiful, unique fresh flower bouquets, orchid plants, green & blooming plants available for delivery or pick up  during the week of Valentine’s Day!  We deliver to Des Moines, Ankeny, Polk City & all surrounding communities! Call or email today to reserve your special order before it’s too late!  Michelle Nelson 515.729.2265 or Lisa Bunkers 515.979.8966 lkbweddings@aol.com. Visit our studio on the Square at 110 W. Van Dorn St. Suite H.
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North Polk Father Daughter Dance 2/6/15

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the North Polk National Honor Societies are hosting the 3rd Annual Father Daughter Dance! On Friday, February 6th , all fathers, grandfathers, or any father figures are invited to bring their daughters, (Kindergarten – Fifth Grade) to the High School to boogie down and enjoy some snacks. The dance is from 6:00-8:00 and the cost is $5 per family. And don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the memories. There is no pre-registration required so make plans to bring your little sweetheart to the dance.

Week of 1/19/15 – 1/25/15

This week in Polk City

 *** SPRING SOCCER SIGN UP ***
Last Week to sign up for Spring Soccer!
REGISTER HERE >

Monday, January 19, 2015

  • City Hall: Planning and Zoning Meeting
    6:00 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm. Due to the weather, join us this month for snacks, and help us pick 2015’s books!
  • CENTRAL PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. CENTRAL Elementary Library. Website >

Tuesday, January 20

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.
  • WEST PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. WEST Elementary Library. Website >

Wednesday, January 21

  • 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. Due to the weather this month, Wednesday Book Club has moved to January 21st. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife.…

Thursday, January 22

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, January 23

  • 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.

Saturday, January 24

  • Jester Park: Invasive Species Round-up
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. Meet at Jester Park Shelter #5. No registration.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Pat Spain at 515.323.5280 or pat.spain@polkcountyiowa.gov Read more >
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, January 25

  • 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
      9:00 am Sunday School
      10:00 am. Sunday 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

  • Legion: Fish Fry and Bingo 1/30/15 6-9 pm.
  • Legion: Biscuits and Gravy 2/1/15 7-10 am.
  • NP Father Daughter Dance 2/6/15 6-8 pm. Details >
  • Girl Scout Cookie Sale @ Papa’s Pizza 2/13/15 5-8pm. Details >
  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet 2/21/15 5-10 pm. Details >

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 **

New Orleans or Black Hills Trips Coming Up

2015-russell-tours2 April New Orleans trip: when you sign up before March 1, 2015 we will take $50 off the cost of each trip.

Black Hills trip: when you sign up before April 1, 2015 we will also take $50 off the cost of each person’s trip.

All children under the age of 16 can go for half price!! The Black Hills would be an especially great “family” trip. Spend more time with the kids and less time worrying about driving, parking, where to eat, where to sleep, etc.

Travel With Us! Russell Tours 515-984-7684.

New Before/After School Program Opening 2/2/15

Halley’s Academy, opening February 2nd, 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.

Halley’s is actively hiring for a program director, program supervisor, and program associates.

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

Week of 1/12/15 – 1/18/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, January 12, 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. This month learn how to enhance your photos on your computer. Bring your laptop (with your editing software loaded, to allow more time to learn) and charger. Photoshop Elements will be on the big screen, and Mike will be available to assist you with your version of software.

Tuesday, January 13

  • Fit360 Registration and First Class!
    5:30 or 6:00 am. Due to the school closings this fitness class will be starting this week instead.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to register this week (5:15 am or 5:45 am). You will have a workout so come ready to get sweaty!  Bring a yoga mat. $129 cash or check. Contact List at 778-0029 or fit360withlisa@gmail.com for more information.
  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages 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, January 14

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library: FRIENDS Annual Election Meeting
    6:30 pm. The Friends of the Polk City Community Library have four scheduled meetings per year. All meetings are open to members and the public. Anyone interested in supporting the library is welcome and encouraged to attend! Elections for positions on the Friends Board will take place at the January meeting.

Thursday, January 15

  • Fit360 Fitness Class
    5:30 or 6:00 am. Its not too late, you can still sign up for this local fitness class!  Bring a yoga mat and arrive a few minutes early to meet the instructor.  Bring a yoga mat. $129 cash or check. Contact List at 778-0029 or fit360withlisa@gmail.com for more information.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, January 16

  • 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.
  • Jester Park: Owl Prowl
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Bundle up and join a naturalist for a campfire program to learn about owls. After a brief discussion about these flying predators of the night, we will go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.  Camp Area 5. Registration not required. Read more >

Saturday, January 17

  • Jester Park: Fossils of Iowa
    10:30 am – 11:30 am. Did dinosaurs or wooly mammoths ever live in Iowa? Come find out what kinds of ancient life used to here by examining some real fossils. Lodge. Registrations not required. Read more >
  • Jester Park: Cosmic Connections
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will compare and contrast the planets in our solar system using 3D sized models. We’ll also participate in an activity that demonstrates how close the sun and planets are to one another. Lodge. Registrations not required. Read more >
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, January 11

  • 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
      9:00 am Sunday School
      10:00 am. Sunday 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 **

Upcoming Events at the American Legion

Found these upcoming 2015 events on the Polk City American Legion Facebook page!

  • January 30 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • February 1 @ 7:00 am: Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
  • February 14 @ 7:30 am: Valentine’s Day Heart in Hands for Veterans Blood Drive
  • February 14 @ 6:00 pm: Valentine’s Day Burger and Bingo Dinner
  • February 20 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • February 27 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • March 6 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • March 13 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • March 14 @ 6:00 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 20 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo
  • March 27 @ 6:00 pm: Fish Fry and Bingo