Polk

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5 Points of Progress

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

UPDATE: A parent or guardian of a child (age 12-17) MUST be present with child at the vaccination appointment at PCHD!

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5/13/2021

Polk County, City of Des Moines and Downtown Des Moines Partners Announce New Court Avenue Entertainment Experience
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Polk County, City of Des Moines and Downtown Des Moines Partners Announce New Court Avenue Entertainment Experience

Polk County, City of Des Moines and Downtown Des Moines Partners Announce New Court Avenue Entertainment Experience Weekend Live Entertainment Street Events, Food Trucks Part of Initial Plan.

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5/14/2021

Nature Music Rhythms
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Nature Music Rhythms

Join us for a music therapy facilitated drumming class in the beautiful natural setting at Yellow Banks Park. This class allows participants to connect with the rhythms of nature via drums and other instruments.

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5/15/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

RT @mrs_lapietra: Congrats to our Political Action Club. 🎉 They won back-2-back Carrie Chapman Catt Awards for registering 90% of eligible…

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5/13/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 5-14-2021

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5/14/2021

Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
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Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing

Explore the natural healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Crystal Berkens or Brandy Case Haub, certified forest guides. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.

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5/15/2021

Jester Park Playscape Water Turned Off for Repairs
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Jester Park Playscape Water Turned Off for Repairs

Water will be shut off at the Jester Park Playscape until Memorial weekend due to water line repairs.

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5/10/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

Thank you @IowaSOS for the invite! It was an inspiring discussing the importance of voting with the @UrbandaleJHawks students. It was also great to finally meet @mrs_lapietra who works tirelessly in ensuring her students participate in the election process.

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5/13/2021

Love a Tree
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Love a Tree

Celebrate National Love a Tree Day at Mally’s Park. We’ll discuss how to identify and measure trees followed by a tree scavenger hunt around the park.

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5/16/2021

Young Nature Photographers Photo Contest
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Young Nature Photographers Photo Contest

Do you have a young photographer in your family? Then head out to Thomas Mitchell Park with them from June 1 - June 30 to take photos of the landscape, wildlife, plants, flowers, or people outside enjoying nature and enter them to WIN!

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5/4/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Register for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at PCHD! We look forward to seeing you!

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5/13/2021

Hike for Health
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Hike for Health

Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.

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5/17/2021

Polk County News
American Rescue Plan Relief for Restaurants Available Starting Today

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that, beginning today, restaurants in central and southwest Iowa are now eligible to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

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5/3/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

PCHD has now received the NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION AND ORDERS to begin vaccinating 12-15. Individuals between 12-15 can now register for an appointment at PCHD. Visit https://t.co/ScOBz6MywO to see available appointments.

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5/13/2021

Sunset Yoga
Conservation Events
Sunset Yoga

Take time to unwind as the sun sets on the outdoor plaza of the Jester Park Nature Center. The class will begin with a short nature hike to give participants a chance distress and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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5/17/2021

Election News
City of Johnston - Special Election to Fill-A-Vacancy

CITY of JOHNSTON - PRIMARY SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL AT LARGE – TO FILL A VACANCY Polls Open: 7:00am - 8:00pm

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5/3/2021

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

If pharmacies receive state allocations, they have to wait for IDPH. If they only receive a federal allocation of vaccine, then they have to abide by federal guidelines. PCHD receives vaccine from the state, so we have to wait for IDPH.

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5/12/2021

Women in the Woods with Wine - Pollination Celebration
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Women in the Woods with Wine - Pollination Celebration

Have you ever heard of Mead and wondered what it is? Mead (wine made from honey) as well as 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators. Enjoy an evening learning about our native pollinators and why they are so important.

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5/18/2021