City of Pleasant Hill Weekly

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jazz in July is Thursday, July 28

Jazz in July is tomorrow evening

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. Read more

Family FunFest Saturday, July 30

Plan to attend Family FunFest on 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

Five more days remain - enter to win a FREE rain barrel

Pleasant Hill residents can enter to win a rain barrel after completing a brief survey about stormwater. Rain barrels are a way to collect water for gardening. Not only do they benefit the environment, but they can add character to your home.

This week, the rain barrel display is located at the Pleasant Hill Public Library. Read more

Employment opportunities with the City of Pleasant Hill

City of Pleasant Hill is Hiring 

The City of Pleasant Hill is seeking applications for qualified candidates for a Community Service Officer and Reserve Police Officer with the Pleasant Hill Police Department. The Community Development Department is also hiring for a Community Development Clerk.

To learn more about these employment opportunities, visit today!

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

Attend open house retirement celebration for Ruth Mattix this afternoon

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.


  • 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. 
  • 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, August 18, 6 pm, Library
  • Read with the Mayor: Monday, August 15, 7 pm,  Mayor Sara Kurovski will read to children at the library. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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