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Week of 4/20/15 – 4/26/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning Meeting
    6:00 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • CENTRAL PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm.  Central Elementary Library, Alleman. Website >
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    700 pm. Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson. Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands…

Tuesday, April 21

  • 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, Polk City. Website >

Wednesday, April 22

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

Thursday, April 23

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Library: Healthy Cooking Class Part 2
    6:30 pm. Join Sands Chiropractic and the Polk City Community Library as we return with Part 2 of the Healthy Living Series.  Kelsey Seaberg (a local Whole Food expert) will be returning to offer a second set of healthy recipes for your home! We will be tasting several new entrées and dessert options so come hungry and ready to learn! RSVP Jennifer Sands 515-984-6484 so we can plan for your participation!! Come to this class even if you missed part 1!

Friday, April 24

  • 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, April 25

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

Sunday, April 26

  • 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 Clean-up Day May 2, 2015
  • Farmers Market May 7 – Sept 3, 2015
  • Kiwanis and Fire Department Pancake & French Toast Breakfast May 9, 2015
  • 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

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 **

Featured Advertiser: Polk City Tree Guy

Ken Morse, 2009 Polk City Citizen of the Year, is here for you! Call him for fire wood, tree planting, trimming, and removal. Personal note: Ken is great! We’ve purchased his firewood from him and he has both trimmed trees and planted trees for us. I wouldn’t call anyone else. Give Ken a call today! Phone: 984-6735

PROM 2015 Order Flowers Now!

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PROM 2015

Only 2 weeks
Until North Polk Prom
Please order wrist Corsages & Boutonnieres
TODAY!

515-979-8966 Lisa Bunkers
515-729-2265 Michelle Nelson
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Polk City Curbside Cleanup 5/2/15

The City of Polk City will conduct a curbside clean-up on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

This is ONLY for Polk City residents that live within the city limits of Polk City.

Place all of your clean-up items at the curb the night before. Do not put on carts or trailers. STACK, DO NOT DUMP IN A PILE!

You may discard household furniture, and solid waste not normally collected!!! There is a weight limit of 150 lbs per item and length limit of 6’ (except furniture)

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE CURB:

  • Appliances including microwaves & humidifiers
  • Dirt, Sod, Concrete, Brick, Railroad Ties
  • Vehicle Parts, Lawnmowers
  • Paint or Thinners, Solvents, Antifreeze
  • Toxic Materials, Radioactive Materials
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Ammunition
  • Computer Hardware

THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW WILL NOT BE PICKED UP AT THE CURB, AND WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE MAINTENANCE SHOP BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M.- NOON ON CLEAN UP DAY:

  • Appliances, Oil and Batteries
  • Vehicle Passenger Tires Only–No Agricultural Tires, bicycle or solid tires such as lawnmower and golf cart tires (Tire limit: 5 tires)
  • Televisions and computer monitors (combined limit of 2)

Other items accepted at the Maintenance Shop on Clean-Up Day include: water heaters, kitchen appliances, lawnmowers, vcr’s, cell phones, air conditioners, computers & accessories, microwaves, furnaces, grills, and washers & dryers.

Landscape waste is accepted at the City’s recycling area year around during specified hours.

The Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant accepts household hazardous products and other items. Call them to find out what items are acceptable. Visit Metro Waste’s website at www.WhereShoulditGo.com or call 515-244-0021.

For additional information call City Hall at 984-6233 or Waste Management at 265-5267.

Pancake & French Toast Breakfast 5/9/15

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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.

www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com

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Polk City Community Garage Sale 6/27/15

Saturday, June 27, 2015

8:00am – 4:30pm  (Rain or Shine)

Join the Polk City Community Garage Sale and enjoy the following advantages:

  • High exposure and higher traffic to your sale
  • No individual ads to place
  • Low cost of $10 includes maps with 3 items listed and ad placement
  • Ads placed in Polk City Square Email, Polk City Iowa Swap and Shop, North Polk Sun, DSM Register, Tri-County Times, Bullseye, Ankeny Press Citizen, Kiwanis web site and Facebook, Craigslist

Registration Due Before June 15

Registration Forms Available@ Reising Sun Café, Caseys, Kum & Go, & Polk City Library City and Polk City Hall

OR AT

$10.00 checks payable to: Polk City Kiwanis
Mail to: Polk City Kiwanis, 532 West Trace Drive, Polk City, IA 50226

Princess Adventures at Jester Park 6/9/15

princess-adventures-jester-parkDo you know a little girl who loves princesses? Want to encourage her to dress up AND have fun exploring the outdoors at the same time? Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them). We will learn about a courageous woman from the past, participate in a nature activity, followed by a tea party with a snack. Fee: $5. Click here for details and to register, this program fills up quickly! I did this program a couple years ago with my girls and we loved it, in fact, they are in this picture I found on the Jester Park site!

Lots of Programs at Jester Park

PS There are lots of fun things to do at Jester Park in the summer!  Click here to see their calendar of events, some require registration but many do not.

Washington Avenue & Booth Street Reconstruction Project

Article from polkcityia.gov

WashingtonBooth_mapConstruction is scheduled to start Monday April 20th on the Washington Avenue and Booth Street Reconstruction Project.  Synergy Contracting, LLC of Bondurant, Iowa was awarded the project.  Their hours of operation for this project will run from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays.

The first phase of construction will include installing storm sewer pipe and structures along and across Washington Avenue and Booth Street.  Water main installation will follow the completion of the storm sewer construction.  During the installation of these utilities, the contractor will try to keep two-way traffic maintained on Washington Avenue, Booth Street, and Tyler Street.  There will however be times that traffic is reduced to one lane in certain areas due to the construction process.  When this occurs the contractor will supply the necessary traffic controls to help control traffic through these areas.

After utility installations are complete the contractor will install granular surfacing for a temporary road lane.  Granular surfacing will also be installed for temporary driveway connections along Washington Avenue as well as for the south end of Booth Street along the “curve”.  Once this is in place Washington Avenue and Booth Street will be closed to two-way through traffic.  During this phase existing roadway pavement will be removed and grading operations, installation of the roadbed, and street paving will commence.  This portion of the construction process is tentatively planned for June and the first portion of July.

Throughout the reconstruction process detour signs will be in place to route traffic around active construction sites.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project please contact either City Hall at (515) 984-6233 or Polk City’s Public Works Director, Mike Schulte at (515) 208-1271.

Week of 4/13/15 – 4/19/15

This week in Polk City

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • City Hall: Parks Commission Meeting
    6:00 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • Library: Four Seasons Photo Club
    7:00 pm. Vacation time is just around the corner.  Learn how to take vacation photos that look better than just another snapshot! We will explore different ideas on how to get those great memorable photos. *Come early if you have questions about your camera, photography or your photo software.

Tuesday, April 14

  • Library: Storytime
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    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!
  • FREE Medicine Cabinet Makeover Class
    6:15 pm. Sands Chiro Office. Join us for a FREE and educational look at using essential oils!
  • Library: Board Meeting.
    6:30 pm. Library Community Room. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.

Wednesday, April 15

  • 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: Friends 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!

Thursday, April 16

  • 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 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.
  • SPECIAL Library: Meet Author Glenda Eggerling
    6:30 pm. Join local writer, Glenda Long Eggerling, who will share her funny and sad stories of beginning single life at age sixty, following her husband’s death, never having experienced modern dating.  This intimate memoir shows her novel approach to grief, naive dive into 21rst century dating after a forty year break, the peak of finding Mr. Right and the plunge when he cannot commit, bumps along the way, like dealing with adult stepchildren, and how strange angels brought the grit to survive her failures in single know-how.  Glenda will gladly answer questions.  Her book will be available for purchase.

Friday, April 17

  • 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: Wild Night Life and Hike
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Join PCC naturalists 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. Pre-registration is required; deadline is April 22. Fee: $5.  More info >

Saturday, April 18

  • NEW: Family Fitness Day at West Elementary
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Come out and join in on this fun day including door prizes and activities for the whole family. Co-sponsored by Sands Chiro.
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 19

  • 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
  • FREE Jester Park: Dollar-A-Day Boys!
    2:00 pm. Jester Park Lodge. Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC’s worked with dozens of farmers in Dallas County on soil erosion control projects and constructed Ledges and Springbrook State Parks. There were camps in Boone, Ames, and Guthrie Center.  The presentation includes telling stories, singing original songs, showing a video clip and reading excerpts from his novel.  Jamerson has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at CCC built national and state parks. The presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of wit, strength and charm. To learn more about the program program visit Bill Jamerson’s website. Reservations not required for this event. More info >

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Upcoming Events

  • Polk City Clean-up Day May 2, 2015
  • Farmers Market May 7 – Sept 3, 2015
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ United Methodist July 26-30, 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 **

New Advertiser: Breezy Palms Massage

2015-breezy-palmsBreezy Palms Massage Open in Polk City

Laurie Lemke is the owner of Breezy Palms Massage, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is available to perform many massage modalities, including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Geriatric, Sports Massage and Trigger Point. She is also available for on-site/venue chair and table massage at your event or corporate wellness day. Also available for most any sporting event to offer pre event warm up massages, to post event rehab massage. If at an outside venue, shelter will be provided. A set up fee might apply depending on distance traveled, site rental, etc.

Location:
201 N. 3rd St., Suite J Polk City, IA 50226
Located lower level of Polk City Chiropractic (Please use rear entrance)

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Check out these Massage Upgrades:

  • Hot Stone: Take advantage of the fabulous 60 or 90 minute Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage and add Hot Stone Therapy for only $15!
  • Sugar Foot Scrub: Add a Sugar Foot Scrub, with hot towels, to any Massage for only $10.00!
  • Aromatherapy: Add Aromatherapy, with 100% pure Essential Oils for only $5.00!
  • Hot Towels: Add Hot Towels to help warm up the muscles and loosen those knots for only $5.00!

You will never feel rushed before, during or after your massage. I schedule a half an hour between  appointments, so you can leisurely get dressed and re-group. You will also get a full 60 or 90 minutes, what you paid for. Unlike the franchise businesses that charge you for an hour and you might get only a 45-50 minute massage.

ALWAYS SPECIALS!

  • $15 off any service for new clients!
  • 30% Discount for all Military & Veterans (On initial please bring in your current Military I.D. or DD 214 to receive discount)
  • $5.00 Discount for all CASH PAYMENTS on full-priced services (Does not apply to discounted or promotional services)

SKIN SERVICES TOO!

Kyrie German is a licensed Esthetician on staff.  She is currently offering facial services. We are going to be adding full body waxing to our service menu.

CONTACT US

Email  breezypalmsmassage@gmail.com, to join the email club. We periodically run email only specials!

Like Breezy Palms Massage on Facebook!

Accepting Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

Services are by appointment only. No walk in services available.

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Polk City’s Phil Jensen Wins Award!

phil-jensen-awardPhil Jensen is one of the founding members of The Polk City Arbor League.  Twenty two years ago Phil expressed his interest in helping to form a tree planting group in Polk City.  Phil lives just outside the City limits where he takes care of his own acreage and trees.

His passion for horticulture spilled over into the City of Polk City from the beginning; as he has attended and helped with virtually every tree planting project in town.  Phil has a strong horticulture background that has been invaluable to the City.  He played a crucial role in the planning and planting projects at the Polk City Sports Complex, Kiwanis All Seasons Park, the City’s Town Square, Leonard Park, the Polk City Public Library, and the West Elementary School.  With Phil’s help, the Polk City Arbor League has planted hundreds of trees throughout Polk City.  An example of his work includes Arbor Day plantings he helps perform every year at the local elementary school.

On top being a proficient planter, Phil is a highly experienced tree pruner and has donated hundreds of hours of his time to help maintain all of the trees planted by the Arbor League within Polk City.  As an added bonus Phil is ambidextrous which has allowed him to truly master his craft by being able to wield and use pruners in each hand at the same time, giving him an incredible advantage when it comes to his pruning abilities.  

Phil is also one of the founding members of the Central Iowa Arbor Society and has helped with the Spring and Fall tree sales every year since its inception nearly 20 years ago.

On 4/9/2015 Phil Jensen received the 2015 Iowa Urban Forestry Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Iowa Urban Tree Council.  The City of Polk City would like to thank Phillip Jensen for all of his years of dedicated service and congratulate him on receiving the 2015 Iowa Urban Forestry Outstanding Volunteer Award!

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.

Summer Bricks 4 Kidz

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Tap into your child’s potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity with Bricks 4 Kidz ®. Let them learn and grow through the summer months with our fun-filled model plans! Our plans, designed by engineers and architects, provide an engaging platform that reinforces S.T.E.M. based principles and learning with LEGO® Bricks. We also enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, and teach important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions.

SUMMER CAMPS 2015 Polk City West Elementary

SUPER HERO ACADEMY CAMP
June 15-19, 9a-12p M-F $134
BAM, POW!! Join the Bricks 4 Kidz® Super Hero Academy and spend your week building Super Heroes and custom super powered contraptions with LEGO® bricks. We will create a city to protect against all the evil arch enemies and Super Heroes will use their special powers to save the day! With daily challenges and a new Super Hero featured each day your camper will have a SUPER week of fun! Themes include the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, Wonder Women, Superman and Batman, of course. At the end of the camp week, families will be invited to tour our heroic city, Gothamopolis. Best for K to 5th grade.

MODEL DESIGNERS 101 CAMP
July 13-17, 9a-12p M-F $134
How do LEGO® model-designers come up with their ideas? Where do they begin, and how do the ideas go from concept to completion? This camp will explore the creative process of model design. Campers will learn the function of different LEGO® components and discover how those components can work together to create all kinds of solid structures and simple machines. Each day
will build different types of models from crazy contraptions and vehicles to Famous Buildings. At the completion of the camp week students will have the opportunity to present his or her own design to fellow campers and guests. Best for 1st – 5th grade.

REGISTER TODAY!
www.bricks4kidz.com/iowa-desmoines-ames
For questions about B4K contact:
Paula Gray-Dietz-Director
515.259.1245 (1B4K)
pgray-dietz@ bricks4kidz.com

Week of 4/6/15 – 4/12/15

This week in Polk City

*** This is a VERY long newsletter but everything is a first time post! Please read all the way to the bottom so you don’t miss anything! I even added a post to say THE END so you know you made it! ***

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 7

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome!
  • Jester Park: OWLS – Journey to the Southern Islands
    11:00 am. 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. Details >
  • Jester Park: Journey to the Southern Islands
    6:30 pm. Join writer/photographer Ty Smedes for this slide presentation and lecture, as he takes us on a voyage to the bottom of the world. Details >
  • Polk City Women Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm. Library meeting room. Newbies always welcome!
  • American Legion Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm. Legion Hall. Come check out this great group!

Wednesday, April 8

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Chamber: Member Meeting
    11:00 am. Boulders Inn.  Speaker Justin Sands of Sands Chiropractic.

Thursday, April 9

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  • Library: Days for Girls with Beth Blessman
    1:00 pm. Come and help assemble these simple kits.  For this meeting only, Beth Blessman will attend! This will be an excellent time for people to learn about how Days for Girls International and Blessman Ministries are impacting girls and women in South Africa. There will be light refreshments and opportunities for volunteers to get hands-on making feminine hygiene kit components.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, April 10

  • 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, April 11

  • 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. $20 for 2 sessions, payment due at first class. Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, May 9. Bring a yoga mat and a mini exercise ball – 25 cm (7″-9″).
  • SUMMER REC Swim Lesson Sign Up @ Library
    9:00 am -noon (no early sign ups).2015 Polk City Swim Lessons. Swim Lessons run from June 1, 2015 – June 11, 2015 (Monday – Thursday). The cost is $60 per child. An additional $15 transportation fee will be added if your child will be riding the bus to and from swim lessons. (There are three different pick up locations to choose from). Swim lessons take place in Johnston at Summit Middle School. Click here for forms and details >
  • NEW Polk City TableTop Day
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Polk City Community Center (next to fire station). The event is open to the public and Polk City residents are highly encouraged to attend if interested (we would love to find some locals with an interest) and you can come and go as you please at any time during it. Food and beverages are welcome in the community room. We will have several of our own board games on hand to teach and play (list TBD), and you are welcome to bring your own favorites. We also welcome collectible card games (we’ll have Pokemon decks to teach and play), miniatures, role-playing games, etc. More info on Facebook >
  • ANNUAL North Polk Gala
    5:00 pm. Join Us Friends of North Polk Schools. Our 4th Annual Celebrate North Polk Gameday Event will be on Saturday, April 11th 2015. Join us for an evening of food, fun and prizes!  Help support NP Schools! Last year’s event raised over $45,000. Celebrate North Polk Gameday will be held at the DMACC FFA Building on the Ankeny DMACC Campus. To purchase individual tickets or to purchase premium table seating CLICK HERE >

    • NEW Childcare at Ashlee’s Creative Arts Academy
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. More details below, but its not too late to sign up for this fun event for your kids while you are celebrating at the NP Gala!
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 12

  • 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
  • NEW Gently Used Clothing with the Girl Scouts
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Polk City Community Center (next to fire station). The Brownie Free Shop is a one day store of gently used clothing of all sizes and for all seasons including shoes and accessories where all items are free to all families. Come find Spongebob swim shorts, Puma athletic pants, Justice jeans, Express tops, and Disney Princess pajamas, along with shoes, winter coats and pants, dresses and purses.
  • NEW Jester Park: Retreat into Nature
    12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Come spend time in renewal, education and discovery in a beautiful natural setting. Activities will include gentle yoga (chair yoga will be an option), meditation, writing/drawing and connecting to nature. Pre-registration is required; deadline is April 8. Minimum age 16. Fee: $40.  Details >
  • NEW Jester Park: Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from the entomology staff of Reiman Gardens in Ames. Learn survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies so you can help monitor butterfly populations, and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa. Program is free but preregistration is required; deadline is April 8.
    This program is funded in part by a REAP/CEP grant. Details >

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Upcoming Events

  • Polk City Clean-up Day May 2, 2015
  • Farmers Market May 7 – Sept 3, 2015
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 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 **

Featured Advertiser: Country Clippers

2014_countryclipperslawncareSPRING IS HERE! Green grass, leaves on trees, and flowers! Are you ready for your lawn to be better this year than ever before?  CALL COUNTRY CLIPPERS!  After using Country Clippers for a year I can give you my personal recommendation! Give them a call for a FREE estimate to see how much you can save and get ready to play in your yard!

With a combined 20 years of lawn care experience, Country Clippers is your lawn care solution located right here in Polk City. They offer a full range of commercial and residential services to make your lawn the envy of every passerby.

Services include:

  • Mowing
  • Fertilizer and weed control treatments
  • Hedge Trimming
  • Regular weeding of beds
  • Aeration and over seeding
  • Leaf and debris pickup
  • AND irrigation services including spring start up and fall blow outs

As a small business, Country Clippers offers our customers personalized service and quality in every visit. When you choose County Clippers for your lawn care needs you get one of their experienced business owners on your property for every service. Country Clippers strives to meet 110% of their customer’s expectations in every service they offer.

We service Polk City, Ankeny, and the surrounding Des Moines Metro area. Country Clippers was founded in 2011 and is licensed and insured. Call 515-371-6988 TODAY to receive a FREE ESTIMATE for your property.