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Week of 4/24/17 – 4/30/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 25

  • Library: Story Time
    10:30 am. Hop into Story Time!  Join us Tuesday, April 25th at 10:30 a.m. This will be the last Story Time until the Summer Reading Program, check back for more details.

Wednesday, April 26

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • North Polk West Elementary PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. Come learn about what has been happening in art, music and technology! Childcare provided.

Thursday, April 27

  • 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 – MOANA
    6:00 pm. Rated PG, 107 Minutes. You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, April 28

  • 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, April 29

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

Sunday, April 30

  • 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
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship

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Upcoming Events

    • May 6: Polk City Cleanup Day
    • May 19, 2017: Sounds on the Square: Parksixty3
    • May 25 – August 31, 2017 (Thursdays): Polk City Farmers Market
    • June 16, 2017: Sounds on the Square: Lincoln Rock House
    • June 24, 2017: City Wide Garage Sale
    • July 7, 2017: Mid Summer Scramble Golf
    • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >
    • August 19, 2017: Bikes & Brew
    • August 25, 2017: Sounds on the Square: GIMIKK
    • October 7, 2017: Monster Dash 5K run
    • October 31, 2017: Trunk or Treat/Beggars Night
    • December 2, 2017: Polk City Square Lighting

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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!

**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

2017 Spring/Summer Construction Projects

Posted on http://polkcityia.gov/…/2017-Spring-Summer-Construction-Projects
by Jake Schreier 4/18/2017

Spring has arrived in Polk City and with the nicer weather comes new and repair construction of City roadways.  Construction projects are often scheduled over wide ranges of time to allow for the numerous variables that can affect each project.  Many construction projects are dependent on multiple circumstances including crew and material availability, jobsite workability, and weather.

Known notable projects planned for 2017’s construction season include:

  • 2016 Street Crack Repair
    Work is beginning on Polk City’s 2016 Street Repairs (street repair lists are always labelled with the year they were approved within the City’s budget).  The City’s contractor, TK Contracting has begun crack sealing operations this week on Parker Boulevard.  After work on Parker Boulevard has been completed they will move on to Madison Street and 6th Street.  No street closures are anticipated but there will be spot lane closures in work zones.  Weather will play a role in these repairs since proper patching can only be performed on dry pavement.  Concrete patching will commence on Forest, Phillips, Lincoln Streets as well as Hillcrest Drive once work is completed on Madison and 6th Streets. From there work will commence on the remaining repair areas including; Westside Drive, Juliana Court, Wolf Creek Drive, and South 3rd Street.  Along with crack sealing, saw cutting operations may occur at designated repair sites.
  • Davis Street Reconstruction
    Preliminary design is underway for the Davis Street Reconstruction Project, scheduled for construction in the Spring and Summer of 2018.  Preliminary work on utilities in the area will begin within the 2017 construction season.  The project will include full pavement reconstruction with curb, gutter and sidewalks on both sides from Tyler Street to 3rd Street.  The project will also include storm sewers, replacement of the water main and fire hydrants, as well as the installation of sump drain collectors and sump service stubs.  The project also proposes to include the installation of cluster mail box units for the corridor.  Snyder & Associates is seeking input from the corridor residents on locations of sump services, drainage issues, and other resident comment.  A second Public Information Meeting is planned for mid-May.

New Patient Special at Sands Chiro

Sands Chiro is running an April “Shower” special 🙂

Anyone who is new to us qualifies for the FREE consultation and anyone that refers in a friend or family member gets a FREE 60 minute massage 🙂

FREE First day consultation with Dr. Justin or Nutritional Evaluation with Jennifer!

Call us at 515-984-6484 to set it up today!!!

GRAND OPENING Polk City Arts on the Square!

YOU ARE INVITED! Friday May 5, 2017.  4:30 Ribbon Cutting, 5:00 – 7:00 pm light appetizers and drinks. 113 West Broadway St. Polk City, Iowa 50226

FRIENDS of the Library 2017 Booksale

Friends of the Polk City Community Library Annual Book Sale

Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29 at the Polk City Library

Books donations will be accepted AFTER JUNE 1st at the Polk City library.  

For updated information visit: http://polkcitylibrary.com/

 

Friends is now renewing 2017 Friends’ Memberships.  Get your Membership renewal form at the Library or download the form at:

http://polkcitylibrary.com/friends/

Memorialize your Father this June!

Memorialize your Father this June Father’s Day with an engraved brick or granite block for the Library’s ‘Walk of Memories and Memorials’ for a minimum of $100.00

Friends’ of the Polk City Library is continuing their two year fund raiser to buy an electronic LED Digital sign for the library. The Library is very excited to be able to promote their programs, books and library information instantaneously to the public on the electronic LED.   Engrave your brick with your Father’s name, your own personal quote or song. All proceeds will go towards the electronic LED sign.  Get more information and the application form on the Friend’s web site at http://polkcitylibrary.com/friends/ , at the Polk City Library or call 515-971-0365.

Additionally, you can make a personal donation maximizing it with an employer match or you can make a personal donation.

Become a Friends 2017 Member.  Get your Membership application at the Library or download the form at: http://polkcitylibrary.com/friends/

Join today to support and cooperate with the Polk City Community Library in developing, maintaining and enhancing facilities, resources and services to the public.

2017 Polk City Summer Rec Sign Up

Summer Recreation program forms are also available at Polk City’s Library and City Hall, as well as the Tender Years and Beautiful Beginnings day care facilities located here in town.

Details, Registration Form and Release Waivers are all available on the city website >

*Please note that application fees must be received or postmarked on or before 5/1/2017 and that all fees are non-refundable.  Applications received or postmarked after 5/1/2017 will receive an additional late processing fee.  5/19/2017 is the last day that applications will be accepted.

Be sure to check the Event Calendar often to see what’s coming up next!

Completed applications and associated fees should be turned in to City Hall anytime between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  If you have any questions concerning any of these programs please e-mail Terri Keasey at: tkeasey@polkcityia.gov
We’re hiring! View & apply for a Polk City Summer Children’s Recreation Program Position.

Summer Recreation Program
P.O. Box 426
112 3rd Street
Polk City, IA 50226

Art Camp in Polk City 2017 summer!

June 12-16, 2017!

DONE! Bring Your Plastic Bags to City Hall and Receive a FREE Reusable Bag

Update: All the bags have been given away!  Thank you Polk City!

Do you have dozens and dozens of plastic bags stashed around your house and never remember to take them back to the store? You are in luck! Metro Waste Authority presents the Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap!


During the month of April, simply bring a bagful of plastic bags to your City Hall (112 3rd Street, Polk City, IA 50226), place them in the designated Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap container and receive a Metro Waste Authority reusable tote bag for FREE (one bag per household while supplies last).
In addition, you can help our city win a beautiful park bench from Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, made from durable 100% recycled plastic. Communities across the Metro are participating, and the bench will be awarded to the city that collects the most plastic bags (all bags are recycled locally) during the month of April.

 

Do your part to stop plastic bags from littering our neighborhoods and waterways, get yourself a nifty reusable bag and help our city win!
For more information, go to www.WhereItShouldGo.com/bag-swap

Article content provided by Metro Waste Authority.

Week of 4/17/17 – 4/23/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, April 17, 2017

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning Meeting
    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: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm.  Don’t you know that Story Time is ‘toad’ally awesome? Join us Monday, April 17th at 7:00 pm.
  • Library: Monday Night Book Club
    7:00 pm. A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller. The poignant conclusion of the love affair between a wandering photographer and the conventional wife of an Iowa farmer…

Tuesday, April 18

  • Library: Story Time
    10:30 am. Don’t you know that Story Time is ‘toad’ally awesome?Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Polk City Fire Department Pizza Delivery and Smoke Alarm Check
    5:00 pm. Order a pizza from Papa’s Pizza in Polk City and have it delivered by the Polk City Fire Department! We are once again partnering with Papa’s for this special, once-a-year event. Order between 5 and 8 p.m. and please allow extra time for delivery, as we will be busy. Call-ahead and last hour orders are encouraged. During our delivery, we will also check your smoke alarms and change batteries, if you would like.

Wednesday, April 19

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Polk City Chamber PROM
    5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating our Citizen of the Year & Business of the Year award winners at a fun adults only evening out themed “PROM Night”!! Ticket available online or at the door>
  • 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.
  • North Polk West Elementary PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. Come learn about what has been happening in art, music and technology! Childcare provided.

Thursday, April 20

  • Library: SHIIP Welcome to Medicade
    6:00 pm. Pre-Registration required 515-984-6119 or click here Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while 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.
  • 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. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Polk City Community Room (next to Fire Station).  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, April 21

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • 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.
  • Jester Park: Wild Night Life and Hike
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Afterward enjoy eating s ‘mores around the campfire. Fee $5. Pre-register by Wednesday.See more >

Saturday, April 22

  • Jester Park: Earth Day Geocache Hunt
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Learn to use a GPS and go search the woods to find the Lorax and his treasures. Keep an eye out for truffula trees along the way! Space is limited, so register early! Pre-registration is required; deadline is April 17 (TODAY!). Fee: $5/child (ages 5-14). See more >
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, April 23

  • 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
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

    • May 6: Polk City Cleanup Day
    • May 19, 2017: Sounds on the Square: Parksixty3
    • May 25 – August 31, 2017 (Thursdays): Polk City Farmers Market
    • June 16, 2017: Sounds on the Square: Lincoln Rock House
    • June 24, 2017: City Wide Garage Sale
    • July 7, 2017: Mid Summer Scramble Golf
    • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >
    • August 19, 2017: Bikes & Brew
    • August 25, 2017: Sounds on the Square: GIMIKK
    • October 7, 2017: Monster Dash 5K run
    • October 31, 2017: Trunk or Treat/Beggars Night
    • December 2, 2017: Polk City Square Lighting

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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!

**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

Pizza Delivery by the Fire Department!

POLK CITY ARTS on the square! Open House April 22

POLK CITY ARTS on the square!

Become part of the new Artists Gallery & Creative space in Polk City. We are opening May 6th, 2017. We are looking for creative fine art and fine craft artisans that bring their own unique style to our fun and funky artist gallery offering retail, studios and classes.

We are nestled in between Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State Park on the square in Polk City, Iowa. If you’re an artist who has been looking for an opportunity to show and sell your art “now is your chance”!

We are a “casually juried” gallery, to assure high quality art and exhibits for our customers. Our business model is a hybrid of the traditional gallery, an artists’ co-op, and fine craft.

POLK CITY ARTS OFFERS:
• an established storefront and location for your artistic business
• a satellite location for your existing artistic business
• a physical storefront for online artists
• a starting point for a new artist business owner
• a sales staff coverage of overhead costs (phone, utilities, sales tax, etc.)
• commissions paid monthly
• excellent customer service
• artist promotion on our website and numerous social media platforms and other advertising
• all credit/debit card acceptance
• Polk City takes care of all credit card fees for gallery sales, as well as sales tax reporting to the state of Iowa.
• a great small town square experience nestled between Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State Park
• a vibrant venue to permanently display and sell your art
• an opportunity to take and/or teach classes.
• your art will be displayed in a professional setting.
• you will be able to interact with other artists and the art-buying public.
• artist listing on Polk City Arts website and Facebook site
• eligibility to be a Featured Artist
• reasonable space rates starting at $40
• very small commission rate for operating expenses
• minimal monthly commitment to be sure we are a good fit (3 month)

SIGN ME UP:
Please submit the following to be considered:

APPLICATION LINK:
click on the ticket link or copy and paste this link into your browser to get application.

https://docs.google.com/…/1PmaxapSFZ9oQbT7rSmyFDHaNs95…/edit

ADDITIONAL INFO:
• contact us suzanne@polkcityarts.com for display sizes and pricing and info
• once you want to proceed and we will send you an application
• provide media category and 3-5 sample photos or url to website of work to be considered to same email
• Following preliminary screening, you will be contacted and asked to meet and present your work in person. If we are a good fit we will go over all the info about Polk City Arts. If you would like at that time you have the option to sign the agreement.
• we will need current resume, or bio, and an artist’s statement once signed up
• there is a $25.00 non-refundable membership processing fee is due at application acceptance.
• select your display area size and agree to a 3 month commitment to display
• 3 month display area rate is due upon agreement signing
We are a “casually Juried” gallery, to assure high quality art and exhibits for our customers. Our business model is a hybrid of the traditional gallery, an artists’ co-op, and fine craft.

Thanks and we look forward to a great creative space with lots of great artist.

Water main flushing scheduled for April 17-21

From polkcityia.gov

Polk City water main flushing scheduled for April 17-21.

Temporary discoloration of water and/or a loss of water pressure can occur during this process. View our Water Main Flushing FAQ for more information about Polk City’s water main flushing operations and why they are needed.

Polk City Chamber “Prom” Night of Fun 4/19/17

Polk City Chamber & Economic Development
Annual Dinner | PCCED Prom

Please join us in celebrating our Citizen of the Year & Business of the Year award winners at a fun adults only evening out themed “PROM Night”!!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

5 P.M. to 10 P.M.

Tournament Club of Iowa | Polk City

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres & fountain drinks
  • Cash bar
  • Photo booth
  • Prize for best PROMposal uploaded to our event page
  • Celebrate our PROM King(s) or Queen(s) – our Citizen of the Year & Business of the Year!!
  • Silent auction – fabulous donations so far!!!
  • Sponsorship & donation opportunities – market your business at the event!
  • Music by Sister Sara & dancing
  • 50/50 $ raffle
  • $30/person or $50/couple for advance tickets
  • Tickets go up to $40/person at the door
  • Dress up in your best duds! Or don’t…but please join us anyway!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE >

Moving / Garage Sale 4/21/17 & 4/22/17

April 21 & 22, 2017 (Friday/Saturday)
8am – noon
806 Waldo Street
Polk City, Iowa 50226

Everything must go – priced to sell!

Small Weber grill, quilt quality fabrics, quilt kits, art/craft supplies, old doilies, dresser scarves, antiques, furniture, tools, knick knacks, kitchenware, dishes, bedding, and much more!

  • Material $3/yd pre-measured and bagged
  • Quilt kits: Small $5.00 Large $10.00