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Week of 9/26/16 – 10/2/16

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, September 26, 2016

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >

Tuesday, September 27

  • Library: Register to VOTE
    10:00 am – noon. Members of the League of Women Voters of Metro Des Moines will be registering voters on Tuesday September 27th from 10:00 am – Noon. This will be a convenient opportunity for first time voters to register or possibly update current registrations.
  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Book it to the library for the next Story Time, all about libraries, on September 27th at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 28

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

Thursday, September 29

  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Library: Family Movie Night – Kung Fu Panda 3
    6:00 pm. When Po discovers a secret village of fun-loving, clumsy pandas, he must train them to defeat Kai, a supernatural villain who threatens to destroy Kung Fu… Rated PG 95 Minutes

Friday, September 30

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. 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, October 1

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

Sunday, October 2

  • 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
      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
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Monster Dash October 15, 2016 details >
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

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

Monster Dash 5k 10/15/16

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Monster Dash 5K Fundraiser is a timed 5K and Little Monster Fun Run. Runners are encouraged to dress in costume and local businesses are offering prizes for the best in several different categories! The event will take place on the Square in Polk City and directly benefits families affected by breast cancer in the North Polk community.
Come out to run or to enjoy live local music, local food and entertainment on the square!

Registration gets you a free shirt, chip timing and a big donation to the friends and families near and dear to our heart. Sign up before race day for a $10 discount!

Little Monster Fun Run available for children age 12 and under.

Sign up your family or team for registration discounts and better chances at the costume contest!

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for families in the North Polk area that have been affected by Breast Cancer. Instead of donating the funds raised to a charity or non-profit, the funds will be distributed straight to the families.

Not sure what to wear? Any costume that’s weather and family appropriate is a great suggestion. Any costume with a race bib attached and a human inside it is eligible for the contest.

Click here to register online >

Costume contest categories:
Team of 4 or less
Family
5k Male
5k Female
Couple
Little Monster Boy
Little Monster Girl

Awards donated by local businesses! Support local with the Polk City Chamber of Commerce!

Fall Fitness Classes @ PCUMC

Fitness group doing cobra pose in row at the yoga class

Fall can be the season of new beginnings!

Polk City United Methodist Church invites you join one of their fitness classes. These classes are open to anyone in the community. We hope you will find one that fits your fitness needs.

  • Pilates: Monday evenings from 6:45 -7:30p.m.  Cost: $10/month
  • Early a.m. fitness class: Monday and Wednesday’s 5:10-5:50a.m.  Cost: $15/month
  • Senior Fitness class: Tuesday and Thursday’s from 10-10:15 a.m.  Cost: $15/month
  • All classes are held in the Wing in the Woods at Polk City United Methodist Church.

Want to join us? Contact Diane Hammond @ sndhammond@mchsi.com or 515-975-2409 to register and for more information or just come to the first class and see what you think!

Polk City United Methodist Church is located at 1421 W.Broadway Street. Polk City. The “Wing in the Woods” is towards the back of the parking lot behind the main Church building.

Grants Available

Polk City Community Foundation
Press Release

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that community grants are now available. The PCCF is issuing $3,000 for grants. The Foundation has made funds for three grants available for up to $1,000 for qualified applicants. The grant application deadline is November 1, 2016 and grants will be awarded in November. Application information is available on the PCCF website www.polkcityfoundation.com

These grants are available due to donations. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Contributions will be used to fund future grant cycles. Additional information can be obtained by contacting;

John Calhoun
polkcityfoundation@mchsi.com
515-210-8442

Week of 9/19/16 – 9/25/16

This week in Polk City

***Polk City Community Library will be closed Friday 9/23/16 for staff training ***

np-calendarMonday, September 19, 2016

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning Meeting
    6:00 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >
  • Big Creek Historical Society Meeting
    6:00 pm. Monthly meetings are held at the museum located at 112 3rd Street, Polk City, on the 3rd Monday of April, June, September and November at 6:00 pm. We invite you to join us to meet our members and get involved with preserving the history of the Big Creek area. Details >
  • Library: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm. Isaac’s Storm. September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas…

Tuesday, September 20

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Kittens!! The ARL will be joining us at the next Story Time with kittens, stories, and a craft on September 20th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Polk City Women
    7:00 pm. Polk City Women will be having their New Member meeting on October 4th at Boulders Inn, 7pm.  (Our meetings will go back to the library in November).

Wednesday, September 21

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced 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, September 22

  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Library: Social Security Retirement Income – Strategies that help make the income last. RSVP
    6:30 pm. RSVP click here. Social Security Filing Strategies – Incorporate it into your total Retirement Plan. Married, divorced, or widowed there are Strategies for you. If you have not filed and were at least age 62 as of December 31, 2015, come and learn how the Changes in the Law still retain valuable filing strategies for you. Come spend an hour learning how to make your retirement income last longer. Presented by: Stephen W. Connolly Sr. President of The Retirement Planning Center. RSVP Required 515-984-6119

Friday, September 23 **Library Closed all day for training**

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. 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, September 24

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

Sunday, September 25

  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • 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
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

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

Latest News from TLC Gifts on the Square!

HAPPY Fall! Super excited to be moved into our new location! TLC Gifts On the Square will be reopened Friday at 2 p.m. 103 2nd Street, Polk City, IA (Next to Reising SUN CAFE, in the old Treasures & More building) Thank you for your patience! Tracy

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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210 Fall Crawl –Mark your calendars — September 30 through October 2, 2016. A unique fall shopping experience.

Treasures you didn’t know you needed! Load up your BFF’s and check out these shops for vintage, gently used, repurposed, and new finds. From barns to businesses – get on the 210 Fall Crawl.

Businesses and pop-up boutiques:

Leisa’s Farmtiques
Blumsters on Main
Chicken Shed Primitives
Two Sisters and Cedar Street Rustics
Sheldahl Crossing
Burlage Farms with Quilts and Crafts by the Wilson Sisters, Corn Crib Catering, Jewelry by Brenda Carney, and Aronia Berries
Flowers by Donna Jean
The Picket Fence Creamery
Prairieland Herbs
TLC Gifts on the Square
Hand Spun Yarn by Julie Minot
Thumbprint Cottage

Click through to Facebook for more details and click INTERESTED to gets updates on the event!

Homecoming sale at P & M Apparel

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(Images shown are just a selection, many more choices online and in-store!)

Our Homecoming Sale is OFFICIALLY live right now on our website!

Head over to PMApparel.com and shop your heart out on all our North Polk Apparel. We have plenty of BRAND NEW items!

Make sure to use code PCHCM16 at check out to get your 20% off!

https://squareup.com/market/p-mapparel

 

North Polk September Newsletter

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Click here for the latest newsletter from North Polk Community School District.

Week of 9/12/16 – 9/18/16

This week in Polk City

***Polk City Community Library will be closed 9/23/16 for staff training ***

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Monday, September 12, 2016

  • City Hall: City Council Meeting
    6:30 pm. The Council 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 and minutes >

Tuesday, September 13

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. We will be talking about school at our next Story Time on September 13th at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 14

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

Thursday, September 15

  • Library: Sit n Stitch
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    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, September 16

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. 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
    7:30 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. Fee $5 per person. Register online >

Saturday, September 17

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

Sunday, September 18

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Big Creek Historical Society Meeting Sept 19, 2016 Details >
  • Trunk or Treat/Beggar’s Night October 30, 2016
  • Square Lighting December 6, 2016

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

Thank you Polk City

Michelle & I (Lisa Bunkers) want to say thank you for the overwhelming support during the time since the loss of Michelle’s husband & her home from the fire Tuesday evening. We are humbled by the amount of people who have reached out to us & the donations are just incredible. We have been brought to our knees with your generosity & could never thank you enough, this community has rallied & we are so grateful.

Our studio will remain closed for the time being, but I plan to be back in the studio September 19th & will welcome your continued support with your fresh flower & plant orders.

Sincerely,
Lisa Bunkers & Michelle Nelson

Pet food/toy drive at North Polk

logo-animal-rescue-leagueAt North Polk Middle School we’re currently doing a student driven pet food/toy drive for the Animal Rescue League after hearing they’re at double capacity (around 1,500 pets). We’re looking for donations of dog and cat food and toys. In particular, dry cat food for adults and kittens, cat litter, and cat toys. They will take items for dogs as well, but have a big need of cat items.

We are collecting items until Thursday, Sept 16. Items can be dropped off at the middle school.

Ways to help Mike Nelson family

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On Tuesday September 6th, Mike Nelson of Polk City lost his life in a tragic fire at his home. Mike was truly one of a kind and never knew a stranger. Mike was a compassionate and loving father/husband. As anyone can imagine, the family is completely shocked, heartbroken and have a long road ahead of them. Michelle, Maddie, and Grace are devastated by their loss. The family isn’t one to ask for help, rather has always been the ones helping others in need. If you can donate anything to help The Nelson’s with the expenses they are facing, please do. Mike was a 1988 graduate of Ballard.

If anyone has any additional questions on donations they can contact family friend Dan Bunkers  515-444-7624

These are the opportunities I am aware of, but I’ll post additional information as it becomes available.

Grinnell State Bank: Checks can be mailed to or dropped off at Grinnell State Bank made out to Mike Nelson Memorial Fund.

Grinnell State Bank
205 Broadway Street
Polk City, IA 50226
(515) 984-6211

GoFundMe: You can donate online through a custom GoFundMe page for the Mike Nelson Memorial Fund.

https://www.gofundme.com/mikenelsonmemorial

Donate gift cards: Ashlee’s Creative Arts Academy is collecting gift cards to help supplement some of the clothes lost by the girls.  Suggestions include Forever 21, Target, Old Navy, American Eagle.

Clothing Donations:  North Polk Key Club on behalf of North Polk are running a drive for the family. Any money, gift cards, or clothing can be put in Mrs. Christensen’s front office! Sizes for the family are 6, 7, and 12. All donations will be accepted, but for right now fall, winter, and athletic wear are of most need! Please share! If you have any questions about the drive at the school please contact Nick Miller at 515-724-4053.

Meal Train: A Facebook event has been set up to help organize a meal train and to spread information about additional needs.  Go to this Facebook page and click “Going” to receive updates via Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/964718756969913/

Thank you.

Polk City Tree Lighting – Christmas Treasures

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Tuesday, December 6 (Polk City Tree Lighting) the Kiwanis will host a

Christmas Treasures at the Community Room from 5pm – 9pm

For a ‘Free Will Donation’ anyone can pick out gently used ‘Christmas Treasures’ to use for your Christmas Tree or Decorating or as a Christmas Gift.

Treasures will be collected prior to December 6.  Please contact 515-971-0365 for a pickup.

More information will be posted prior to the Tree Lighting.

Updates on the Square

From www.polkcityia.gov

square-playgroundThe City of Polk City is currently in the process of updating the Town Square’s playground area.

Polk City’s Town Square sees a lot of use on any given day and one of the most popular attractions for children is the Square’s playground.  Since its installation more than a decade ago it has become a Square staple.  The City is adding a four stall swing set, balance beam, and rubber matting to the existing slide & climb playset, tornado slide, and spring riders.  The addition of the concrete base and rubber matting will make this playground handicap accessible.

Work started on August 31st with the removal of the mulch bed base of the Square playground.  Depending on weather conditions, installation of the new concrete sub-base and rubber matting will be performed the first week of September with the actual installation of the playground’s new features following shortly thereafter.  The City hopes to have the improved playground reopened by the end of September.

TCI: Job opening and more!

JOB OPENING

Tournament Club of Iowa is looking for someone to work on the beverage cart for the rest of this season for outings and regular days.

Pay scale: $13/hr for all hosted golf outings, $8/hr for regular golf days.

Time: Shifts are from 9am – 4pm most days

Full or Part Time: People that are interested could pick up just 1 or 2 days a week or could work full time.

Interested?  Contact Emily Layton at emily.layton@tcofiowa.com 515-984-7183 for more information!

LIVE MUSIC

Live Music September 8th, September 22nd, & October 6th from 6:30pm-9:30pm  ***Ingenioz Vodka will be doing tasting during the September 22nd event.

HOLIDAY & COMPANY PARTIES

Currently booking Holiday/Company Parties for rates and menus contact Emily Layton.

GOLF SPECIAL

Buy a 2017 membership and golf the rest of 2016 for free.  Contact Tony Hoyles at 984-9440.

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