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Week of 6/29/15 – 7/5/15

This week in Polk City

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Quilts of Valor on Display in July at PCCL
Stop by the Polk City Community Library during the month of July and see the display of Quilts of Valor made by local quilters.  The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. These quilts are tangible tokens of appreciation that unequivocally say, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor.”
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Monday, June 29, 2015

  • Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Fellowship
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register in advance on their website or register any night of the event on-site. Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Register Here >

Tuesday, June 30

  • Library: Superhero Storytime!
    10:30 am. Do you know what a superhero is?  Find out at the Superhero Story Time at the library.
  • Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Fellowship
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register in advance on their website or register any night of the event on-site. Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Register Here >
  • American Legion Bike Night
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Bike Night at the American Legion. Come out for food and live music.This month we have the band Around the Atom.  They are a cover band that plays a variety of music from such bands as Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, Green Day, Shinedown, Def Leppard and lots more.  For more information you can check them out at www.aroundtheatom.com or on their facebook page  aroundtheatom… https://www.facebook.com/events/108503109339242

Wednesday, July 1

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library: Tween Time
    10:30 am. Time for talk, books, reading, and crafts. See what kind of superhero you are.
  • Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Fellowship
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register in advance on their website or register any night of the event on-site. Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Register Here >
  • 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 – 8:00 pm. Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn An incredible story of an African-American young man growing up and pursuing his education during the turbulent sixties…

Thursday, July 2

  • 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.
  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come out to the square and enjoy a great evening!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Fellowship
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Register in advance on their website or register any night of the event on-site. Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Register Here >
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. 6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Boulders Inn on Broadway.  Get to know your community and people in it while serving the children in our community through various programs.  Learn more on our web site:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com, email soxjk@q.com or attend our Thursday meeting.

Friday, July 3

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library Closed

Saturday, July 4
(I’m not aware of any fireworks displays in the Polk City area.  If you know of one let me know and I can post it on Facebook!)

  • Papa’s Pizza Closed
  • Library Closed
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Join us for Music in the Park with Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo. They play Old-Time Southern Appalachian String Band Music on fiddles, banjo, washtub, washboard, pitchfork, fiddlesticks, feet, and more. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to sit on.  Jester Park Amphitheater.

Sunday, July 5

  • 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.
    • 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
  • Jester Park: Time to Ride Event – Horse’s Salute to America
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Jester Park Equestrian Center.

    The event them for this Saturday is “Horse’s Salute to America”- Come out and celebrate the importance of July 4th with our horses at JPEC!  This event will be a celebration of horses and their role in America’s history. Activities will include Wagon Rides, a salute to our military veterans, a themed horse costume contest, and Reenactments of key horses in American history. Event will conclude with a marshmallow roast and sparklers for the kids. FREE!

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Upcoming Events

  • Music on the Square July 9 Details >
  • Little League State Tournament July 10-17, 2015 Details >
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015 Website >
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ PC United Methodist July 26-30, 2015 Register Here >
  • NEW VBS @ Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Aug 2-6
  • Legion LobsterFest August 29, 2015 Website >

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 **

Coming Soon to Jester Park

These events are happening in the next couple weeks and as of publication of this post were still open to registration.

  • Tuesday, July 7: Summer Skills – Archery
    10:00 am. Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives.
  • Wednesday, July 8: Nature Playdates – Life in a Log
    Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
  • Thursday, July 9: Summer Skills – Canoeing
    Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives.
  • Friday, July 10-11: “Twosome Camp”- 2-day Parent/Child Riding Camp “Twosome” Riding Camp: Want to do spend some quality time with your daughter or son? Love horses and the outdoors? Then this is the camp for you!
  • Tuesday, July 14: Summer Skills – Survival and Shelter Building
    Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives.
  • Thursday, July 16: Summer Skills – Kayaking
    Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives.

Little League State Tourney VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Polk City is hosting the Little League State Tournament for the 9-10’s and 11-12’s division July 10 – July 17, 2015.

We are in need of lots of volunteers to make this event successful. We will need approximately 20 or more volunteers per day of the tournament, this will include many different positions from parking attendants, official scorebook, scoreboard operators to concession stand just to name a few. I will have a complete list very soon so if you can help us out in making this event successful that would be awesome!!

  • July 10th is opening ceremonies on the square in the evening.
  • July 11-16 there will be three games each day at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 on Fields 1 & 2. So six games
    total per day.
  • July 17th 5:30 Championship games to be played on Fields 1 & 2. Then a closing ceremony.

We are very excited about this opportunity to host this big event, and need lots of volunteers. So please consider helping out for any length of time on any day. Please email or text me with your name, contact information, and when you are willing to help us out.

Thanks and any questions please email or text them to me.
Brenda Gehling  gehling50226@msn.com or text me at 515-313-3402
Polk City Softball

LEGO Model Designer 101 Camp

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:  Adriane Sankey Tiedens 515-710-0450 or cosmooz@hotmail.com

Ring Toss and Book Sale!

Its almost time for these two annual library events!

  • Friends of the Library Toss It, To Win It
    2 Liter pop donation request. Friends very successful ring toss needs 2 liter pop donations or monetary donations. The Ring Toss during the Polk City Festival, July 17 and 18 is in the Polk City Square. Please make your donations to the Polk City Library. All proceeds from the ring toss are used to enhance the Polk City library facilities and their programs.
  • Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
    July 23-25 at the Polk City Library

    • Thurday-10-8pm
    • Friday – 10-6pm
    • Saturday – 10-3pm
    • All day Saturday – $5.00 buys 1 plastic bag of books.

Paperbacks $.50 and Hard Covers $2.00. Children and Adult Books, videos and more. All profits are used to benefit Polk City Library. And,  books donated prior to sale are welcome.

 

Programs at Ames Hockey Association

Check out these flyers for info on LOTS of great programs going on this summer by the Ames Hockey Association.

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The Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra 7/9/15

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Come out and join your friends and neighbors for an evening on the Polk City Square! Bring your lawn chair and your friends to enjoy the entertainment provided by The Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra as they recreate the Jazz and popular music of the 1910s and 1920s. Made up of some of Iowa’s finest performers of traditional Jazz! They perform Hot Jazz, Dixieland, Patriotic Songs and more. Proudly sponsored by the Polk City Arts Council. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Sounds on the Square

 

sounds-on-the-squareFour more concerts scheduled for this summer.  Be sure to mark your calendar! Follow Sounds on the Square on Facebook for reminders of upcoming events.

Week of 6/22/15 – 6/28/15

This week in Polk City

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Vacation Bible School at Lakeside Fellowship starts on Sunday!  Register in advance on their website or register any night of the event on-site. Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Register Here >
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 23

  • Library: Superhero Storytime!
    10:30 am. Do you know what a superhero is?  Find out at the Superhero Story Time at the library.
  • Jester Park: Summer Skills – Survival and Shelter Building
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Geared for youth 10-16 years old. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: $10.  Details >

Wednesday, June 24

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library: Tween Time
    10:30 am. Time for talk, books, reading, and crafts. See what kind of superhero you are.
  • Jester Park: Nature Playdates – Fairy Houses
    10:30 am – 11:30 am. Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.  Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. We may be hiking, discovering life in a log or playing in the creek. This is a morning of adventure and discovery with curiosity being the most important ingredient. Details >

Thursday, June 25

  • Jester Park: Summer Skills – Kayaking
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join Polk County Conservation naturalists as they introduce your child to some fun outdoor activities which can be enjoyed the rest of their lives. Geared for youth 10-16 years old. Come to one or sign-up for an entire series. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: $10. Details >
  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come out to the square and enjoy a great evening!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!

Friday, June 26

  • 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.
  • FREE! Sounds on the Square: Lincoln Rockhouse
    6:00 pm. Music for the whole family! Located in the Polk City Square featuring a beverage tent. Bring your own seating. Local restaurants open during concerts for dining options. Please no smoking on square premises. Follow Sounds on the Square on Facebook for reminders of upcoming events.
  • FUN! Movie Night at TCI – Big Hero 6
    7:00 pm. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Tournament Club of Iowa – Family Movie Night.  All are welcome to join us for a taco bar buffet, popcorn and a movie! Bring your own blankets and chairs! Friday, June 26, 2015, Meal starts at 7:00 pm, Movie Starts at 8:30 pm on the TCI Patio. Cost: Adults $10.95; 12 and under $6.95. RSVP: Call 515-984-7184 to reserve your spot

Saturday, June 27

  • ANNUAL Polk City Citywide Garage
    8:00 am – 4:30 pm. 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). Maps will be available at Polk City’s Kum and Go and Casey’s stores on Saturday morning.
  • American Legion: Ride It Out for Amber
    9:00 am. The 8th annual Ride It Out For Amber is on Saturday, June 27th in Polk City, Iowa! Ride It Out for Amber is an annual motorcycle ride and car drive in memory of Amber Birmingham, a young woman who fought osteosarcoma for three years before passing away in December 2010. Proceeds from the event support our sarcoma research program here at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Jester Park: Horses, Horses, Herds of Horses
    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. JPEC is proud to announce participation in the “Time to Ride” program. Offering unique opportunities to learn about horses, and experience them for the first time. These events are open to the public and FREE OF CHARGE! Details >
  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, June 28

  • 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.
    • 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

  • Movie Night at TCI June 26, 2015 Details >
  • Polk City Citywide Garage Sale June 27, 2015 Details >
  • VBS @ Lakeside June 28-July 2, 2015 Register Here >
  • NEW American Legion Bike Night June 30, 2015
  • Music on the Square July 9 Details >
  • Little League State Tournament July 10-17, 2015 Details >
  • Four Seasons Festival July 17-18, 2015 Website >
  • Library Used Book Sale July 23-25, 2015
  • VBS @ PC United Methodist July 26-30, 2015 Register Here >
  • NEW VBS @ Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Aug 2-6
  • Legion LobsterFest August 29, 2015 Website >

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 **

Polk City Square on Facebook

Are you on Facebook?  If so, make sure you have “liked” Polk City Square (click here to go to the PCS Facebook page now!) Also, the more you comment or click Like on individual posts the more likely you are to see the posts made by Polk City Square on you Facebook feed.  (Basically, Facebook sees it as you saying, “I really want to see info from this page!”)

Here are some things that you could have seen last week:

  • Tuesday: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake
    Due to auxiliary pumping needs at the Big Creek ponding area, the Neal Smith Trail is closed from the Saylorville Lake Marina south to the trailhead in Prairie Flower Campground. The duration of this closure is unknown at this time.
  • Wednesday: LOBSTERFEST! In honor of National Lobster Day today (yes, there is such a thing), we wanted to announce the sale of our 19th Annual Lobsterfest tickets are officially on sale! Tickets are available online by visiting our website at www.post232.org or from the Bartender at the Post. As in the past, tickets are required for the lobster dinner and we have a limited number of tickets available, so get them right away. Ticket sales end August 15th!
  • Wednesday: 2015 Four Seasons Festival. Polk City’s Four Seasons Festival is 1 month away, are you ready?!? http://ow.ly/OrOzE
  • Thursday: Lake Info U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake: Swimming is currently not recommended at Sandpiper Beach, water testing showed high levels of e.coli bacteria. We will update once water testing indicates bacteria levels safe for swimming.
  • Friday: Update! U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake: Good news! The Neal Smith Trail from the Saylorville Marina to Prairie Flower Campground is back open. All sections of the Neal Smith Trail are now open.
  • Friday: UPDATE: Polk City Works to Improve NW Polk City Drive/Highway 415 Safety (click here for full article)

 

Multi-family sale on the Square

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Come and support the ACAA Competition Team!!! We’re raising money to help send out teams to the Nationals in Chicago next month!! We’ll be holding a multi-family sale at the studio on Saturday, the 27th, from 8am-4pm. We’ll also be holding a Pre-Sale for just 2 short hours on Friday evening from 5-7pm!! Spread the word!!

Do you have a few items you’d like to clear out of your house but don’t want to bother with a garage sale?  We’d love to have you donate your items to us for the sale.  Drop them by the studio (101 2nd Street, Polk City) between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night!

Thank you for helping to support these local kids who have worked very hard this year!

VBS at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Camp Discovery! Vacation Bible School at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Polk City, IA!

  • Runs from Sunday, Aug. 2nd – Thurs, Aug. 6th from 6:15 – 8:30 pm.
  • Children attending are 3 year olds through those entering 6th grade.
  • We will be serving a light supper before the program starting at 6:00 pm Sun – Wed nights.
    • Family Night: Program and cookout will be Thurs at 6:30 pm.
    • Online registration will be set up by July 1st.
    • Wish Tree will be set up in the Fellowship Hall by July 1st.

If anyone would like to volunteer, we have many openings available. High schoolers are able to receive credit for volunteer hours!! We also would love to have Confirmation students help us as well. Please contact Christy Hauger (249-9286 or schauger5@gmail.com) if interested in volunteering or any other questions about VBS.

Who’s ready for a night out?

Bike Night at the American Legion

6/30/2015 6pm – 9pm

Come out for food and live music.

This month we have the band Around the Atom.  They are a cover band that plays a variety of music from such bands as Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, Green Day, Shinedown, Def Leppard and lots more.  For more information you can check them out at www.aroundtheatom.com or on their facebook page  aroundtheatom… https://www.facebook.com/events/108503109339242

Fall 2015 Soccer Registration ENDS FRIDAY!

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Register to Play

Fall 2015 Polk City Soccer Registration is now open! It will be open until midnight on Friday, June 26. Games scheduled to begin the weekend of September 12-13, 2015.
Our registration process is easy to complete. Visit www.northpolkunited.org to register!

You’re Invited!

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You are invited to the Hopkins Grove Heriage Festival September 19, 2015! This will be a fun day for the whole family including a quilt show, pie auction and games for the kids.