City of Pleasant Hill Weekly

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bicycle Rodeo Saturday, July 23

Plan to attend the Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, July 23

Join the Pleasant Hill Police Department on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a Bicycle Rodeo at Doanes Park, 5050 Doanes Park Road in Pleasant Hill. Children 12 and under will learn the proper techniques of riding a bike safely in Pleasant Hill. There will be a road skills course, helmet fits, bike safety inspections and you can bring your own sack lunch and have lunch with the officers after the event. Read more

Jazz in July is Thursday, July 28

Jazz in July is Coming Thursday, July 28 at Copper Creek Lake Park

Jazz in July is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm at Copper Creek Lake Park. Tina Haase Findlay with the Alex Murphy Jazz Trio of Chicago will be playing live jazz music for free.

Jazz in July is a month-long festival that celebrates jazz and art with free outdoor concerns across the Des Moines metro. Bring a cooler, lawn chairs, or a blanket and join us for a beautiful evening. This is a great opportunity to explore new music. Read more

Family FunFest Saturday, July 30

Be sure to mark your calendar's for Family FunFest Saturday, July 30

Join the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, July 30, 2016, beginning at 4 pm for a fun afternoon of inflatables, laser tag, animal riders (as seen at the fair) and spin art.

Snacks including Kona Ice, pizza, soda, water, popcorn and hot dogs will be available for a minimal charge. The movie "Finding Nemo" will begin at approximately 7 pm, followed by a fantastic fireworks display. You are welcome to bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, blankets to Copper Creek Lake Park for this event. Read more

Enter to win a rain barrel

There is still time to enter to win a rain barrel

Installing a rain barrel on your property is a way to collect water for gardening while benefiting the environment. 

This week, residents can enter to win a rain barrel at the Pleasant Hill Public Library. You must be a resident of Pleasant Hill and complete a brief survey about stormwater before entering. Read more

Be mindful of City park hours

Be mindful of park hours 

You may have seen more people in and around our City parks this past week. The new Pokemon GO craze hitting the nation, has also hit the City of Pleasant Hill. We encourage citizens to enjoy our City parks, but be mindful of the park hours, which are 5 am to 10 pm.

While Pokemon GO may be a fun game to play, it is also important to be careful and aware of what is around you after dark. Be aware of your surroundings, your personal cyber information, and be careful not to go alone or in to places you are not familiar with.

We encourage community members to enjoy our City parks, but we also want to ensure everyone is safe. 

Learn sustainable practices Wednesday, August 10

Learn sustainable practices Wednesday, August 10

Have you wanted to learn how to use sustainable practices to green-up and rainscape your property? Attend the free informational session on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30 - 8 pm at Riley Resource Group, 4400 E University Avenue. Participants will learn how to take advantage of the rain barrel reimbursement program, how sustainable practices improves soil quality, and much more. Read more

Building Clerk Ruth Mattix to retire on July 27

Retirement celebration for Ruth Mattix on Wednesday, July 27

After a career spanning two decades, Ruth Mattix, Building Clerk in the Community Development Department will be retiring from the City of Pleasant Hill on July 27, 2016.

We invite community members to the open house retirement celebration, scheduled from 3 to 5 pm. Wednesday, July 27 in the City Council Chambers, 5160 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill. Read more

Upcoming calendar meetings, activities and events

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events and check out the community calendar on our website for more information.

MEETINGS

  • Board of Adjustment: 1st Thursday of each month (as needed), 5:30 pm, City Council Chambers
  • Cemetery Committee: 2nd Wednesday of each month (as needed), 10 am, City Hall conference room
  • City Council: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, City Council Chambers
  • Library Board: 4th Thursday of each month, 5 pm, Library 
  • Parks & Recreation Commission: 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 pm, City Council Chambers
  • Planning & Zoning Commission: 1st Monday of each month, 5:30 pm, City Council Chambers. 
ACTIVITIES
  • Toddler Time: Wednesday’s, 10 am, Library
  • Preschool Story Time: Wednesday’s and Thursday’s,10:30 am, Library
  • Book Discussion: 4th Monday of each month, 7 pm, Library
  • Movies and Popcorn: Thursday, July 21, 6 pm, Library
  • Tuesday's in the Park: July 26, 10 am, The library is hosting this free event at Doanes Park Youth Center.
  • Creative Kid's Craft: Wednesday, July 27, 4 pm, Kids can enjoy a variety of crafts at no cost. Must be able to work independently. 
EVENTS
  • Bicycle Rodeo: Saturday, July 23, 10-11:30 am at Doanes Park. Children 12 and under will learn the proper techniques of riding a bike safely in Pleasant Hill. There will be a road skills course, helmet fits, bike safety inspections and you can bring your own sack lunch and have lunch with the officers after the event. 

  • Jazz in July: Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8 pm at Copper Creek Lake Park. Tina Haase Findlay with the Alex Murphy Jazz Trio of Chicago will be performing. Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, coolers, and enjoy great jazz music.

  • Family FunFest: Saturday, July 30, Copper Creek Lake Park. Activities begin at 4 pm, Finding Nemo movie begins at approximately 7 pm, with fireworks to conclude the evening. Kids can enjoy laser tag, spin art, and inflatables before the movie. Popcorn, pizza, hot dogs, Kona Ice, soda and water will be available for purchase. 
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