Feb. 24 - March 1, 2020

A new provider for the Polk City Square

Hello! As you may know, the Polk City Square Newsletter has been acquired by Big Green Umbrella Media; we are the company that produces North Polk Living magazine, which is delivered in the mail each month to North Polk residents.
I am your new contact for submitting news; I’m familiar with some of you from doing the calendar of events in North Polk Living, and I look forward to hearing from all of you. You can email me at Kathy@dmcityview.com or call 515-953-4822, ext. 309.

— Kathy Summy, editor, Iowa Adviser Publications

Recycling pickup

Recycling is collected every other Friday. The next collection is Friday, March 6.

Spiritual Retreat

Mark your calendars for a half-day Spiritual Retreat at Polk City UMC on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This retreat will be led by spiritual directors from the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation. This will be a great way for us to end our worship series on Soul Reset and enter into Lent with our spiritual wells filled. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend.

Collecting winter gloves, scarves, socks

The UMW is asking for winter gloves, mittens and scarves, along with socks for all ages. These will be placed in the Comet Cupboard. Not only are neighbors hungry, they need to stay warm in our Iowa winters. If you want to help our neighbors keep warm, you may put these items directly in the cupboard or with the food pantry baskets on the long table in the church entryway.  We will be collecting these through the end of February.  Any questions? Contact Charlotte Loter: 515-240-8436 or caloter@msn.com.

New – Holy Yoga Class Coming To PCUMC

Brandy Young, certified Christian yoga instructor, has agreed to offer a Holy Yoga class here at Polk City UMC. In order to schedule a class time, we need to hear from you. If you are interested in attending this class, which will be offered one hour a week on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings, please complete this survey to help us choose the best time: https://doodle.com/poll/hry2g7fczvh5687e

We would love to have your feedback in the next week so we can schedule classes to begin in March.

Upcoming events at the Polk City Community Library

Family Movie: “The Addams Family”
Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.

The Addams family prepares for a major celebration with extended family, while dealing with a hostile reality show host. Rated PG, 87 minutes. You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Popcorn will be provided.

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 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 
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In the winter months, Lakeside opens their gym for walkers, Monday- Friday, from 8am-10am. This is open to everyone!
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Important Links

On-Going Community Events and Information

  • Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic 
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.
  • Polk City United Methodist Church Free 
    outdoor mini-food pantry (NP Cupboard) has food available 24 hours a day. Please take what you need.

Religious Organizations

  • Lakeside Fellowship: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30  1121 W Bridge Rd., Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website |Facebook
  • Polk City United Methodist Church: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1421 W. Broadway St., Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website | Facebook
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: Morning Services: Bible Study 9:30 Service 8:15 (Traditional) & 10:30 (Contemporary), Sunday School 9:20 1701 W. Jester Park Drive; Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website | Facebook


  • Kiwanis Meetings: First and third Thursday nights at Miller park at 6:30 pm. All welcome! We are looking for community minded people to join us in our community programs and services! http://www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com
  • Polk City Women Meetings:7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Qube Hotel. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!
  • Operative Lodge #308 (Masons): Meets every 2nd Monday of the month for dinner at 6:30 PM at the Lodge building next to City Hall. Dinner is open to anyone interested in joining. Email us at Operative308@gmail.com
  • Cub Scouts Pack 89: Your child will go camping and hiking, earn awards, make friends, and learn lifetime values through fun and adventure. Info can be found here: Info Click Here