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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Learn sustainable practices Wednesday, August 10

Tonight is the sustainability workshop at Riley Resource Group

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 improve soil quality, and much more. Read more

Farmer's Market on Thursday's

Farmer's Market on Thursday's

The Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market is held every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Berean Assembly of God Church parking lot. Stop by and check out a wide selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants and canned goods. The market is located at 5299 E. University Avenue in Pleasant Hill. See you there tomorrow. 

Volunteer for the River Run Garbage Grab

Volunteer for the River Run Garbage Grab on Friday, August 19

On Friday, August 19, 2016 volunteers are needed to clean up the river from Saylorville to Yellow Banks Park. The event allows volunteers to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails. Click here to volunteer for the event. 

Mayor Monday Storytime

Mayor Monday storytime at the library

Mark your calendar's for Monday, August 15 at 7 pm for family storytime with Mayor Sara Kurovski at the Pleasant Hill Public Library. Mayor Kurovski will be reading fun books from the library and some of her personal favorites. We hope to see you next week Monday! 

Try MANGO at the library

Try MANGO at the library

A fun, new learning aid called MANGO is now available through the Pleasant Hill Public Library. Mango is a collection of language instruction lessons in over 70 languages.

To get access, contact the library for the Mango password. Read more

Ease traffic, ride DART to the Iowa State Fair

Ease traffic, ride DART to the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair increases traffic in our community. You can help ease traffic and ride DART for a quick and easy direct trip to the Iowa State Fair August 11-21, 2016! 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
  • Teen Game Night: Thursday, August 11, 6-8 pm at the 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. 
  • Art on the Lake: Saturday, September 17, 11 am-5 pm. Provides the public an opportunity to meet, talk with and purchase artwork from 20-30 Iowa artists while listening to live music. Kids are encouraged to attend and create an art project at the kids tent. 

  • Halloween Party: Friday, October 21, 6:30-8 pm at Doanes Park Youth Center. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume and come to enjoy indoor games, snacks and prizes. This event is sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Library and Parks & Recreation. 

  • Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, October 15, 6:30-11 am at Fire Station, 5151 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill. Families are encouraged to come meet their local fire department volunteers, friends and neighbors. Donations will benefit the firefighters association. Pancakes, sausage, milk, orange juice and coffee will be served.
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