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Community Events

  1. Father's Day Fishing Event

    June 20, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Father's Day is a great opportunity for families to pursue the art of angling, while also getting to spend time with their dad/ father figure.

    The First Catch Center will provide tips and tricks for beginner fishing and will be there to help assist and provide information. If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request.

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  2. Summer Solstice Sunset Kayaking

    June 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Terra Lake

    Come join us for an evening of sunset kayaking to celebrate the summer solstice. Limited kayaks will be available while supplies last.

    Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Adult supervision is required at all times.

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  3. Johnston City Council Special Election

    June 22, 2021, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Various Locations- Johnston City Hall, 6221 Merle Hay Road
    Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway
    Stoney Creek Hotel/Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Court
    Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Road

    The special election, which will determine who fills the vacant seat, is Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The appointment will become effective after the Polk County Election Office has certified the election and the oath is taken by the newly elected person following the special election on June 22.

    The polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Additional information about the election, including absentee ballot requests and deadlines, is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/county-auditor/election/news-and-announcements/city-of-johnston-special-election-to-fill-a-vacancy/.

    Questions or comments may be directed to the Polk County Election Office at (515) 286-3247.

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  4. Farmers Market

    June 22, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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  5. Lunch and Lures

    June 23, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join Johnston Parks & Recreation for "Lures and Lunch" at Terra Park. Participants can bring their lunch to the fishing pier and the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to "cast" away from your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing and aquatic education. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  6. Beginner Fishing Workshop

    June 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join us at Terra Park for this fun and interactive beginner fishing workshop. Participants will learn key fundamental fishing skills such as fish identification, knot tying, tackle assembly, ethics, regulations, baiting, casting, reeling, and landing a fish.

    If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request.

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  7. Beginner Fishing Workshop

    June 24, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join us at Terra Park for this fun and interactive beginner fishing workshop. Participants will learn key fundamental fishing skills such as fish identification, knot tying, tackle assembly, ethics, regulations, baiting, casting, reeling, and landing a fish.

    If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request.

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  8. Yoga by the Lake

    June 26, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Terra Lake Amphitheater

    Bring your yoga mat and join professional Power Life Yoga instructors on Saturday mornings for one hour of free yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. at Terra Lake Amphitheater.

    Yoga helps build strength, activate core muscles, and increases flexibility. All levels are welcome.

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  9. Lunch and Lures

    June 27, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join Johnston Parks & Recreation for "Lures and Lunch" at Terra Park. Participants can bring their lunch to the fishing pier and the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to "cast" away from your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing and aquatic education. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  10. Beginner Kayaking Event

    June 27, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Individuals of all ages are invited to learn kayaking basics at Terra Lake. Participants will learn key skills such as basic paddling, maneuvering, handling, hazard identification, and risk management. This is a great opportunity for those who want to try kayaking out for the first time and need some tips and tricks.

    Limited kayaks will be available while supplies last. Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Or reserve a kayak on the event registration link. Adult supervision is required at all times. An adult must sign the registration waiver for those under 18 years old.

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  11. Farmers Market

    June 29, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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  12. Community Blood Drive

    June 30, 2021, 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lions Club Community Building

    Help save lives by participating in our Johnston Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 30. Appointments are required to participate; they will be available from 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Community Building. Join us in this important effort!

    Every lifesaving blood donor receives a health screening at their donation, finds out their blood type, and is being tested for COVID-19 antibodies to help our state department understand the virus.

    Appointments are required! Contact Judy Anderson at 515-278-0939 to schedule your donation or use the link.

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Public Meetings and City Holidays

  1. City Council Work Session

    June 21, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    City Council work sessions are held at 6:00 p.m. in Johnston City Hall. The City Council meeting will follow the work session meeting.

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  2. City Council Meeting

    June 21, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    City Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in Johnston City Hall. The City Council meeting will follow the work session meeting.

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  3. Park Board Meeting

    June 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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  4. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    June 28, 2021, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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