Weekend in Winterset • January 21

Community Update

Madison County Conservation Nature Center

Madison County Chamber of Commerce director Amara Huffine visited the site of the new Nature Center this week for an update on the construction progress. Check it out! (Note: turn the volume up, the voices are a little hard to hear over the construction noise!)


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This Weekend

Here Comes the Sun – Last chance to visit

Friday & Saturday • 10:00 – 4:00, Sunday • 12:00 – 4:00
Iowa Quilt Museum

The Iowa Quilt Museum’s current exhibit, Here Comes the Sun, will close on Sunday at 4:00pm so this weekend is your last chance to see this vibrant celebration of the color orange!


Watercolor Exhibit – Last chance to visit!

Friday & Saturday • 11:00am – 3:00pm
Winterset Art Center

This weekend is also your last chance to catch the traveling exhibit from the Iowa Watercolor Society on display now at the Winterset Art Center. There is no charge to view this exhibit and the art center will be open until 3:00 on Friday, and 11:00 to 3:00 on Saturday.


Spiderman: No Way Home

Friday & Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse. PG-13, 2hr 28 min


Photography Exhibit

On Display Now
Winterset Public Library

The Winterset Public Library is currently hosting a photography exhibit by Des Moines artist Shauna Humrich. There are a variety of photographs from around Iowa, including Madison County! Stop in soon to pick up a new book to enjoy on these cold days and see the collection.


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Next Week

Haiku Workshop

Saturday • January 29th • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

This workshop, conducted by award-winning author Dennis Maulsby, will examine how these popular short poems (three lines or less) generate an ‘aha’ response from readers.

In a relaxed group setting, participants will learn about haiku and some of its many variations, discovering how these short forms create the poetic moment. No poetic or writing background is required. The material is structured for both beginners and those wishing to improve their grasp of the form. Participants will take home a workbook of handouts and reference materials. Following the Haiku workshop, Dennis will read short selections from his books which will be available for sale.

Dennis Maulsby is a retired bank president and military veteran living in Ames, Iowa. His poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and on National Public Radio. Maulsby’s book of war poetry, Near Death/Near Life, and a book of short stories, Free Fire Zone, both published by Prolific Press, won a gold medal award and a silver medal, respectively, from the Military Writers Society of America. His short story book, Winterset, Stories of Pixies, Demons, and Fiends, was released in 2019 by NeoLeaf Press and received an Eric Hoffer winner award and a Global Ebook gold medal award.

Contact the Library at 515-462-1731 to register for this workshop.


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Last Chance to Register

Mother/Son Nerf Wars

Saturday • February 5th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm (grades K-2) AND 2:30 – 4:00pm (grades 3-6)
Registration Deadline, January 24
Winterset Elementary Gym

Get ready for a battle royale takeover in Winterset! Mothers vs Sons, Sons vs Mothers, who will reign supreme in the Mother vs Son Nerf War?! Enjoy various games, target practice, obstacles, and battles.


Planning Ahead

Father/Daughter Dance

Friday • February 11th • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Registration Deadline, January 31
Jackson Building

Fathers and Daughters escape to a Winter Wonderland! The night will start with a feast of snacks and goodies for party goers followed by music where the rhythm will surely get everyone on the dance floor! PS, register the father for the event, not the child.


Trivia Night

Friday • February 12 • 6:00pm
Jackson Building • Winterset Community Education Foundation

Round-up a team of your favorite people, or join individually, for this fundraiser to support the Winterset Community Education Foundation. Either way, it’s sure to be a fun night out for a great cause! All money raised will go towards funding valuable classroom enhancements, scholarships, and other enrichment across items for our school district.


Spring Soccer Registration

Deadline January 31

I know it is hard to think about soccer in December but the deadline to register for the spring season is January 31st. Divisions start as young as U6!


Little League Baseball/Softball Registration

Deadline February 19th


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