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5/18/15 – 5/24/15

This week in Polk City

CORRECTION

For the Central PTA meeting, per Molly Sheldahl, it is being held at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Ankeny.  Tonight’s meeting will not have child care.

 

For the West PTA meeting, it is being held at Cazador Mexican Restaurant in Ankeny.  The meeting will not have child care.

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No Email next week for Memorial Day.  Enjoy the holiday!

Also, this is Charlotte Loter’s last week at City Hall.  I wanted to publicly thank her for being such a help to me with this site as well as for all her years of service to the City of Polk City.  Happy Retirement!

Monday, May 18

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning
    6:30 pm. City Hall. 6:00 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • CENTRAL PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. DINNER CELEBRATION Website >
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work…

Tuesday, May 19

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!
  • JOIN EMS Week Open House
    5:00 pm -8:00 pm. Tuesday, May 19. Join the Polk City Fire Department and help celebrate National EMS Week​ 2015! The fire department will be grilling food for the community, so stop by and eat, and learn a little more about the emergency medical services in Polk City. Learn to use an AED device in emergencies, as well as learn more about where you can publicly find AEDs located in town. A LUCAS device demonstration station will be set up as well, along with kids’ activities. Free-will donation and all proceeds go towards the purchase of a second LUCAS device.
  • FREE Essential Oil Class at Sands Chiro
    6:15 pm. What are essential oils?  At our office on May 19th, at 6:15pm, learn about how you can use Essential Oils in your life!  This FREE 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!!!
  • WEST PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. DINNER CELEBRATION. Website >

Wednesday, May 20

  • 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.

Thursday, May 21

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh asparagus, homemade breads and pies, LOTS of garden plants, arts & crafts and more! (There was a great turn out last week even with the rain!  Come out this week for sure, many more vendors expected!)
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Kiwanis at Boulders Inn NEW MEMBER PICNIC
    Polk City Kiwanis will host their annual Membership Picnic, Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm at Boulder Inn Hotel (not at Kiwanis Park as first planned).  All those curious about learning what Kiwanis does in our community are invited or learn more at www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com.  Please RSVP to 515-971-0365.

Friday, May 22

  • 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.

Saturday, May 23

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

Sunday, May 24

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

  • NEW Polk City Library Summer Reading Kickoff May 30, 2015.
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015 Details >
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015 Register Here >
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ United Methodist July 26-30, 2015
  • Legion LobsterFest August 29, 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 **

North Polk’s Nick Miller will attend Kiwanis HOBY leadership camp this summer

Kiwanis 2015 Nick Miller Hoby

North Polk’s Sophmore Nick Miller, President of Polk City Kiwanis sponsored Key Club at the North Polk Schools, was awarded registration fees to attend HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) at Central College this summer at Thursday night’s Kiwanis Board of Director’s meeting.  HOBY inspires young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace and community.  As American’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long and impressive history of successfully motivating youth and volunteers to outstanding leadership.  Polk City Kiwanis yearly awards funds to community youth to develop their leadership skills.  Checkout joining North Polk’s Key Club at www.keyclub.org.  Or, many more youth opportunities at our site:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com; or HOBY at www.hoby.org;

Picture:  Al Burrows and Bill Sharp, Co-Chairs of the Youth Scholarship Services and Key Club Sponsors award Nick Miller the registration fees to attend HOBY this summer at Central College campus.

JDRF Fundraiser 5/30/15

Please check out this event supporting a Polk City family

My name is Diane Dollison and I am a Polk City resident.

My granddaughter, Sofie Dollison age 15 (Ankeny IA resident) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 8 years old.  Sofie is one of 2 young people from IA chosen to attend the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) Children’s Congress.  She will join approximately 150 other young people from across the United States to appear before Legislators to request funding for research for Type 1 Diabetes this July. My husband Joe & I will be traveling to Washington DC this summer with Sofie & her family.

Sofie along with her family Doug & Amy Dollison are also hosting a fundraiser for JDRF May 30th, 2015.

I would appreciate any help you can give me promoting this upcoming fundraiser.

Tapas & Tunes for JDRF
May 30, 2015 6:30 P.M.
Embassy Club West-520 Market St., West Des Moines

Music from acoustic pop/folk artist Courtney Krause
Silent Auction
Tapas – sample gourmet tapas and vote for you favorite

Tickets available at: https://www.tikly.co/events/604

All proceeds go to JDRF, funding research to cure Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Movie & Summer Reading at the Library

paddingtonCouple of things to add to your calendar for next week.  Check these out at the Polk City Community Library 1500 W Broadway, Polk City! Pop over to the Library’s website for more great events like these.

5/28/15 Family Movie Night – Paddington

6:00 pm. A young bear in Peru has always dreamed about seeing England. He stows away on a ship and finds himself lost in London’s Paddington Station… Rated PG/95 Minutes *You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

5/30/15 Summer Reading Kickoff

10:00 am – 11:00 am. Join us for the excitement of our Superhero Summer Reading Program.  We are starting with a bang!  The Iowa League of Heroes will be at the Polk City Community Library on Saturday May 30th, but only from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m

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Sign up May 26 for next Fit360 Class

Summer Session in the Sun! The next session for Fit360 at West Elementary will be May 26th – July 2nd

Registration and the first day of class is May 26th at 5:45 for the 6:00 class. 12 sessions. $129Fit-360-west-class2. Due to low registration over the summer months there will only be a 6:00 am class. This is a non-stop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and get your heart pumping! Bring your own yoga mat!

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

One Day trip to Amana Colonies

2015-russell-tours2Hey there fellow travelers! Hope this finds you enjoying spring in all its glory. Just a couple of updates for now…more to come later. We have recently added a one-day trip to the Amana Colonies for a day of shopping, eating and seeing the latest great presentation of The Church Basement Ladies: The Last Potluck Supper at the Old Creamery Theatre. This trip is always a fun-filled day and all-inclusive at only $139 per person. Check our website at www.russelltrips.com for details. And remember–there’s still room on our yearly favorite, Christmas in the Ozarks. See you soon!!

Polk City Garage Sale 6/27/15

The 9th Annual Polk City Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. You can find a registration form in the “Events” section of the Kiwanis Club of Polk City website at kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com (just before the 27th, you’ll also find the Garage Sale map in that site).

Complete the registration (click here) and mail it with the $10 registration fee to the address indicated on the form to arrive by June 15 to be included on the city map that will be distributed on the morning of the event.

Maps will be available at Polk City’s Kum and Go and Casey’s stores on Saturday morning, June 27, as well as on the Kiwanis Club of Polk City website and the Polk City website. Be a part of the Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale by submitting your registration form by June 15. Take advantage of lots of people out and about that day checking out the garage sales listed on the map.

Sands Chiro Job Opening

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2015-sandschiroSands Chiropractic is looking for to add a part-time front desk position and a part-time marketing position. Job applicants can send their resumes to office@sandschiro.com. We are a family wellness practice located in Polk City and focus on serving the community.

 

 

Sounds on the Square starts Next Week!

 

sounds-on-the-squareA week from Friday is the first outdoor show! Check out Vinyl Vagabonds for a preview of what they’ll be bringing to the stage on May 29 and get ready for some fun on the square! Follow Sounds on the Square on Facebook for reminders of upcoming events.

PLEASE Complete the Polk City Survey!

I’m begging you, PLEASE complete the Polk City Comprehensive Survey! I just went to a meeting about the survey responses so far, decisions are being made regarding goals and directions for the next 20 years based significantly on these survey results, but not many people responded.  The survey closes May 31st, but I’m going to keep this in every email until then to encourage as many people to complete this as possible.  Your thoughts and opinions do matter and people are listening!  PLEASE click here for the survey >

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!

Week of 5/11/15 – 5/17/15

This week in Polk City

I’m a little behind this week as you can tell!  I wanted to say thanks for coming out to the Farmer’s Market last week and buying cookies for the charity bake sale.  You all were so generous that they sold out in an hour and half and even though they only had enough product to come home with $18 (after expenses) when they counted up all the money you donated along with your purchases they were able to send $44 to No Kid Hungry.  The girls were over-the-moon excited! I love this town!  Thank you everyone!

Tuesday, May 12

  • 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, May 13

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

Thursday, May 14

  • VOLUNTEER Library: Days for Girls Workshop
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. COME HELP CREATE KITS  *NO SEWING SKILLS NEEDED! Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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.
  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh asparagus, homemade breads and pies, LOTS of garden plants, arts & crafts and more! (There was a great turn out last week even with the rain!  Come out this week for sure, many more vendors expected!)
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • SPECIAL Library: Success with Seeds in the Garden
    6:30 pm. We’ll be hosting a “SEED SWAP.” Do you have extra seed you’ve saved from last year’s garden? Or maybe you have left-over seed packets. Bring them for our gardeners’ seed swap. (Make sure the seeds you bring are labeled.) Paula Winslow, Polk County Master Gardener and founder of the Enabling Garden in Altoona, will demonstrate how to determine if seeds will grow and how to prepare them for planting. She’ll share some great ideas on how to read a seed packet and make your own seed tapes for easier planting. Paula will also discuss how to harvest and store wild flower seeds in the fall. Mary Ann deVries, retired ISU horticulturist, will be on hand to answer your garden questions. She’ll also share ideas on natural weed control in the garden and great garden resources available to Iowa gardeners.

Friday, May 15

  • 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, May 16

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

Sunday, May 17

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015 Register Here >
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ United Methodist July 26-30, 2015
  • Legion LobsterFest August 29, 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 **

CloverKids and 4H

4HcloverinfrontIf you or your kids K-12 is interested in participating in the Polk County Fair there is still time to sign up for CloverKids or 4-H.  The deadline is May 15.  Please contact Deann Nelson deann125@gmail.com for more information about the Polk City 4-H Club and the sign up deadline.

Essential Oil Class at Sands Chiro 5/19/15

2015-sandschiroWhat are essential oils?  At our office on May 19th, at 6:15pm, learn about how you can use Essential Oils in your life!  This FREE 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!!!

Week of 5/4/15 – 5/10/15

This week in Polk City

My apologizes on the duplicate email last week.  I think I fixed that so hopefully you can enjoy just this one email today :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tuesday, May 5

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!
  • Jester Park: OWLS – Floating Through History
    11:00 am. Jester Park Lodge. OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester Park Lodge. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon in which pre-registration is required. The cost of the catered lunch from the Radish is $10.00. Lunch registration is due the Friday before the program. Lunch includes oven baked chicken, Maître D’Hôtel Potatoes (baked potatoes with bechemel and parmesan cheese), vegetable, salad, bread, cupcakes. Click here to register >
  • Jester Park: Bees of Iowa
    6:30 pm. Jester Park Lodge. State Apiarist, Andrew Joseph, will talk about what is happening in Iowa with honey bees and their beekeepers. Andrew will discuss exactly what a honey bee colony is and what they do. He will also cover the role of a beekeeper and the basics of getting started off right with beekeeping. This is part of our pollinator series of programs and we will have free pollinator friendly plants for participants to take home. Pre-registration required; deadline May 1. Free. Click here to register >
  • American Legion: Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm. Legion Hall. Join us for our monthly meetings, new members welcome!
  • Polk City Women
    7:00 pm. Polk City Library. Join us for our monthly meetings, new members welcome!

Wednesday, May 6

  • 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. Join the discussion of “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman   A beautiful novel about isolation and courage in the face of enormous loss….

Thursday, May 7

  • 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. There has been great turnout for this event!  Be sure to come this month and enjoy!
  • OPENING DAY Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Fresh eggs, homemade bread, garden plants, Asian food, kettle corn, and more! (PS I haven’t heard specifically what vendors plan to be there this week, but last year these were there nearly every week!)
  • 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. Boulders Inn. 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: www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com, email soxjk@q.com or attend our Thursday meeting.
  • SPECIAL Library: Meet Author Staci Mason
    7:00 pm. There’s more than one way to become a mother. Helping Jamie is a story of hope after loss and life after healing. Follow Staci’s journey as a gestational carrier for her friend Jamie. The story is honest and real. From tears to laughter you will find yourself caught up in, as Health Connect Magazine called it, “the best baby story you will read all year.” ​ Staci’s book brings awareness to issues of uterine cancer, infertility and motherhood. Staci will be available after the program to answer questions and sign her book, which will be available for purchase.

Friday, May 8

  • 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.

Saturday, May 9

  • { CORRECTED }Fit 360 Pilates Class
    7:00 am – 7:45 am. West Elementary Gym (enter through door near the buses) 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. To register for this “trial” Pilates Class, please contact Lisa at fit360withlisa@gmail.com or call 515-778-0029. $10. Bring a yoga mat and a mini exercise ball – 25 cm (7″-9″) (See it on Amazon).
  • Polk City Kiwanis and Fire Department Pancake & French Toast Breakfast
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Kiwanis and PC Fire Department are hosting a Pancake and French Toast Breakfast Saturday, May 9th from 8:00 am -12:00 pm at the Polk City Community Room. Free Will Donation to the Kiwanis Community Foundation.
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, May 10

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015 Register Here >
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ United Methodist July 26-30, 2015
  • NEW Legion LobsterFest August 29, 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 **

May Massage and Mother’s Day Special

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Did you know Sands Chiro has a massage therapist in the office?

All massages purchased in May are 20% off and we have a Mother’s Day Special for a FREE deluxe Face Massage (Hot towel/Cold stone treatment) with a purchase of a 60 minute or longer massage!!!

Call Sands Chiro to purchase and schedule 515.984.6484