Week of 8/21/17 – 8/27/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarLots happening this weekend!
Friday
Last Sounds on the Square & NP Foundation Tailgate at the football game!  Saturday Rally4Ross garage sale fundraiser! Details in calendar.

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Library: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Join us at the Library any time after 12:00 for fun eclipse activities before watching the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Free eclipse glasses can be picked up at the library while supplies last, although a free-will donation will be collected to go towards purchasing the digital sign. All ages are welcome! The eclipse is expected between 1:00-1:15. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets if you wish.
  • City Hall: Council Meetings
    City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. Parks Commission 1st Monday at 6:00 pm. Planning and Zoning 3rd Monday at 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: Monday Book Club
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. A Jewish woman born in 1900 tells her granddaughter about growing up in the 20th century…

Tuesday, August 22

  • Jester Park: Foraging for Mushrooms *Limited space, register ASAP
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa.  We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.  Proper meal preparation will be discussed and recipes will be shared. Once the informational aspect of the program is complete we will head out to the woods and try to find some edible mushrooms.  Please bring containers to collect mushrooms and dress for the weather. We will be on hilly terrain with areas of dense brush so please wear proper footwear and jean and long sleeve shirts. Pre-registration required; deadline is August 18. Fee: $5. Register online >

Wednesday, August 23

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am 1:00 pm TWEEN Time Wednesday’s – 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, August 24

  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Town Square. Thursdays May 25th – August 31st.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.

Friday, August 25

  • 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.
  • Sounds on the Square with GIMIKK
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Join us for the final Sounds on the Square of the season featuring GIMIKK.
  • North Polk Foundation Tailgate
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Before the football game on August 25, please join us at the North Polk Football Field Concession Stand from 4:30-7:00PM for the annual Foundation Tailgate. Enjoy a meal of steak sandwiches, baked beans, chips, cookies, and drinks for $10 (a la carte prices: sandwich only- $8; sides only- $4). Take out is available and cash or credit cards are accepted.

Saturday, August 26

  • Rally4Ross Fundraiser Garage Sale
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 1110 Mallard Bay Pl. Polk City. For any unaware shoppers, Ross is a 7th grader at North Polk battling melanoma cancer. All money raised will go towards his medical related expenses. Desks,Kid chairs, Tons of home decor, Hutch, Toys, Books, Dvd’s, Shoes, Puzzles,  Games, Kid wagon, Bikes, Costumes, Helmets, Wall art, Appliances, Baby gates, China, Crystal wine glasses, You name it… It’s here!!!!!

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

Sunday, August 27

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

    • May 25 – August 31, 2017 (Thursdays): Polk City Farmers Market
    • August 25, 2017: Sounds on the Square: GIMIKK
    • October 7, 2017: Monster Dash 5K run
    • October 30, 2017: Trunk or Treat/Beggars Night
    • December 5, 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

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