Week of 11/20/17 – 11/27/17

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM POLK CITY SQUARE!

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This Week In Polk City

np-calendarMonday, November 20, 2017

  • 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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Library: Story Time CANCELED!
    10:30 am. Ages 2-5.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • 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, November 23, 2017

  • Happy Thanksgiving! No Events scheduled

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Library: CLOSED

Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Small Business Saturday support your local businesses here in Polk City!
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • 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

  • Saturday November 25, 2017: Small Business Saturday support your local businesses here in Polk City!
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Polk City Arts & Marketplace Holiday Market 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Ornaments for Outreach Polk City Arts & Marketplace 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Brunch with Santa Polk City United Methodist Church 9am – 11am
  • Saturday December 2, 2017: Christmas craft fair at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday December 5, 2017: Lighting of the Square 5pm-8pm, actual lighting 6pm
  • Sunday December 17, 2017: Christmas House Lighting 5:30 PM – 8 PM

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! -Suzanne

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Small Business Saturday!

Shop your local Polk City Small Businesses!

Holiday Marketplace 12/2/17

Help Wanted North Polk!

Christmas at Lakeside!

 Lakeside Invites you join us for the Christmas Season. We’ll start a 4 part Christmas Series starting December 3rd and will culminate with our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Lakeside has two services each Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am. 

We plan to have our annual Christmas at Lakeside Service on Dec. 17th at 10:30am (something for the whole family). On Christmas Eve Lakeside will not have any morning services but will have our Christmas Eve service at 5pm. More info: http://lakesidefellowship.com/page/Christmas-at-Lakeside

Ornaments for Outreach

See Story from WHO Channel 13 News link below:

Iowa High Schoolers Start Business to Help Homeless

POLK CITY, Iowa  —  Young entrepreneurs from Polk City are turning simple construction materials into Christmas ornaments.

Christmas music is already playing in Noah Willie’s workshop, where a team of four North Polk High School students are busy turning paint stirrers into ornaments.

“The Christmas ornaments we sell are to help the homeless. So we make some care packages this year, we’re looking at 500. They’ve got razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, and a bunch of stuff. We really just want to help as many people as possible,” said Willie.

With the money made from selling the ornaments, Ornaments for Outreach will deliver packages to DMARC food pantries during the Christmas season.

“We know a lot of people in the Des Moines area can’t have a Christmas, so we want to give them that opportunity,” Willie said.

Numbers back Willie up. According to DMARC’s 2016 annual report, 16,000 to 18,000 people were served during November and December compared to just over 14,000 in July. The holiday months are busier.

“I think that is going to be really cool to see the people that the care packages are being delivered to,” Willie said.

Willie, along with other Polk City High School students, sought donations from local businesses, but Willie said it was hard for some businesses to look past the students’ age to see the end goal.

“I know when we approached some departments stores they didn’t really trust us as much even though we are trying to help the community, but I get it, we are younger, we don’t have as good of a rap as an adult, ” Willie said.

The teens overcame adversity and have already nearly reached their goal of making 500 ornaments. So far, Ornaments for Outreach has made just over $100 but want to sell enough ornaments to earn $700, which will make 500 care packages. Click here to support their cause.

Week of 11/13/17 – 11/19/17

Good Bye & Hello!

Hello Polk City & Surrounding Areas! My name is Suzanne Wille Polk City resident and business owner. I am please to announce that I will be managing the Polk City Square newsletter, Social media, and website. Kimberly Knapp started this great gem for a means of getting information out to our community. Kimberly and her family have started a new journey in a new state and we wish her all the best and a big thank you. I am excited to get the opportunity to work with the Polk City Development Corporation and Polk City Chamber of Commerce in keeping our community informed. I would like to ask that you be patient with me as I maneuver through all of this and get things rolling. There are always some changes that happen when someone new comes on board. I hope you find the changes refreshing and informative. I look forward to this new journey. Have a great week.

Cheers,  Suzanne Wille

This Week In Polk City

np-calendarMonday, November 13, 2017

  • 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: LEGO Club
    3:45-4:45 LEGO Club Each month we will have a building theme, then play with our creations. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 515-984-6119   Kindergarten – 5th Grade.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Library: Story Time
    10:30 am. Ages 2-5.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • 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, November 16, 2017

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: Adult Coloring Autumn Scenes
    Join us for a RELAXING evening of coloring. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and gel pens will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own! 17 and older.
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Miller Park Shelter House.  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, November 17, 2017

  • 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, November 18, 2017

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • 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

  • December 2, 2017: Polk City Arts & Marketplace Holiday Market 10am -4pm
  • December 5, 2017: Lighting of the Square 5pm-8pm, actual lighting 6pm

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! -Suzanne

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Sands Chiropractic Offers Advanced Personal Training

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TLC GIFTS Grand Re-Opening & Expansion

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The Elliott Holiday Market

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Holiday Market

Polk City Arts & Marketplace is hosting:

 

Indoor Walking

Indoor Morning Walking every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7am – 9am

Location: Lakeside Fellowship Church, 1121 Bridge Rd., Polk City every

Polk City OES Event

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Week of 10/16/17 – 10/22/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, October 16, 2017

  • 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 Night Book Club
    7:00 pm. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?

Tuesday, October 17

  • Story Time
    10:30 am. Ages 2-5.

Wednesday, October 18

  • 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.
  • Library: Friends of the Library Quarterly 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, October 19

  • Library: Baby Lapsit
    10:30 am. Ages 0-2
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: SHIIP Welcome to Medicare
    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.
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Miller Park Shelter House.  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, October 20

  • RECYCLING WEEK
  • 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, October 21

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

Sunday, October 22

  • 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

  • October 30, 2017: Trunk or Treat/Beggars Night
  • December 5, 2017: Polk City Square Lighting

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 NP Community!

We would like to thank our North Polk Community for all of the prayers, love, encouragement and support for Ross and Charlie as they continue their fight against cancer. The Two Families, One Community event was overwhelmingly amazing for our families and we appreciate everyone that worked so hard to make the event happen, especially Diane Hammond and her wonderful committee and the many volunteers and donors. The boys can feel the love and we feel so blessed and proud to be a part of this awesome community that comes together for each other in times of need. No one fights alone! Thank you can never be enough.

Love, Ross, Charlie and families