Weekend in Winterset, October 18th-21st, 2018

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This Weekend

Trivia Night

Thursday • 10/18 • 7:00 pm
Winterset Cidery

Assemble your team for this last Trivia Night of the season. Enjoying some hard apple cider will make your brain hurt less while you’re thinking so hard.


Soup Supper to Benefit the Winterset Dog Park

Friday • 10/19 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Legion Hall

Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 per person, or $15 per couple, so find a friend!  All proceeds go to the “Fence Fund” for the Dog Park. This photo is most certainly NOT the kind of fence they have in mind, but it’s such a cute wittle doggie!


Wine, Snacks & Jewelry Making

Friday • 10/19 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
1st Avenue Collective

Instructors Sandra Geronimo and Gina Crow will guide you in making one pair of earrings and one 18” or 20” necklace. You will learn to fuse, form and texture fine silver wire to design your earrings and necklace. No jewelry experience necessary just a desire to create. The $55 fee includes all materials- sterling silver chain & ear wires, wine and snacks. Registration is required so call 1st Avenue Collective at 515-505-4396 to secure your space.


Haunted House

Friday & Saturday • 10/19 & 10/20 • 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Madison County Fairgrounds Swine Barn

The Winterset FFA Alumni and Blue & Gold Boosters’ Haunted House will be at the fairgrounds again this weekend. Remember that if you’re a person who likes to look but not be spooked, October 26th and 27the will be a PG Weekend. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.


Smallfoot & North by Northwest

This week at The Iowa

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. PG / 1 hr, 36 min


Glass Pumpkin Making

Saturday & Sunday • 10/20 & 10/21 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Madhaüs Gallery in the ‘Hot Shop’

This is a fun introduction to the glassworks ‘hot shop’ and a great way to celebrate the fall season! Reserve your 30 minute spot by contacting Robin at 515.707.4309.  Cost is $75 per person. According to Robin, Saturday is getting pretty full but there’s still lots of room on Sunday.


Pumpkin Deco with Cricut

Saturday • 10/20 • 10:30 – 11:30 am
Winterset Public Library

Bring a pumpkin to class and learn to use a Cricut to cut a vinyl design for a quick, easy, and fun Halloween decoration. For ages teen through adult. Registration required online or call 515-462-1731.

Live Music: Western Outlaws

Saturday • 10/20 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Western Outlaws will be playing classic country and rock. There is a $5.00 cover and music from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Sabores de Mexico will be on site serving awesome Mexican food from 6:30 to 8:30



Coming Soon

Photography Workshop

Tuesday • 10/23 • 6:30 pm
Winterset Public Library

These classes, led by Paul Meyer, are free and open to everyone. Any individual who is interested in capturing images will find something useful. No prior experience required. The theme for this session is photo composition and posing. Register online or call 515-462-1731. Space is limited.

A bit about the teacher: Paul Meyer’s 30-year career in photography has taken him around the United States. He has shot hundreds of weddings in 17 states, photographed the changing Iowa landscape, and documented small-town life. He has used just about every kind of image recording device and continues to use them regularly.


Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday • 10/27 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

The Iowa Quilt Museum has just unveiled a new exhibit. (They change their exhibits four times a year!) This display is titled Waste Not, Want Not and it’s all about quilts made from scraps and tiny pieces. Go check out the exhibit at their opening reception next Saturday. Admission is free and there will be light refreshments served.


Halloween Hikes

Saturday • 10/27 •  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Lodge

Celebrate this spooky holiday by spending an evening at the Pammel Park Lodge. Halloween Hikes is a yearly event that features live stories and skits along the lodge trail and tons of children’s activities inside the lodge. Each year, the stories and skits are presented by the Winterset High School Conservation Club. This year the theme for the event is “Stories of the Sky” which will feature Native American/Greek creation legends of how the stars, moon, and nighttime creatures came to be.

Costumes are encouraged but not required for this event. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Hayrack rides will be available from the lodge to the campground for trick-or-treating. The hayrack ride is included with the purchase of an event ticket. Tickets are $5/person (children and adults). Children 3 and under are free. Hikes will leave the lodge every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm with the last leaving at 7:45 pm. You may reserve a hike time when you purchase a ticket.

To purchase tickets, contact the Madison County Conservation Board at 515-462-3536 or e-mail naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org.


Victorian Mourning

Saturday • 10/27 • 6:30pm AND 7:30 pm
Madison County Historical Complex

Learn Victorian mourning traditions, visit the Bevington Mansion set for the occasion, and hear how a widow observed Victorian customs during this FREE event at the Madison County Historical Complex.

After a short program in the Museum lounge, a lighted procession will proceed to the Bevington Mansion where a Victorian widow will explain her elaborate dress and the customs of the day. Appropriate organ and piano music will be played and mourners will greet you in the room where the body would have been viewed. The Madison County Historical Society appreciates that the Earlham Historical Society loaned several pieces from their collection to be used in this event.

Charles D. “Doc” Bevington built the mansion in 1856 and was extremely successful in all his endeavors – farms cross several states, livestock, purebred racing horses, and multiple businesses, including local bank president – that allowed him to amass a huge fortune. He died in 1903 and laid “in state” in this house where his funeral took place on November 16, 1903. The mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Madison County Historical Society invites you to come explore the customs of this era which form the basis of our current funeral traditions. This is an opportunity to go back over 100 years in time and learn more about the heritage of Winterset and Madison County.  Please call 515-462-2134 to reserve your spot. (There are two start times: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.) Visit www.historyonthehill.com for more information.


DIY Barn Block Painting Class

Two session options • Starting October 28th or October 30th
at the Iowa Quilt Museum

In the Midwest, “Barn Blocks,” painted panels representing patchwork quilt block designs, decorate barns, rural outbuildings, and garages in towns. In this three-session class, students will learn about American quilt block history, select a favorite block of their own, and learn special, no-fail techniques as they draft and paint their own 4’ x 4’ quilt block panel. Two sessions are running concurrently – Sunday afternoons OR Tuesday evenings.

Week 1: History/Design – Sunday, October 28th, 1:00 – 2:00 OR Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Week 2: Draft – Sunday, November 4th, 1:00 -2:30 OR Tuesday, November 6th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Week 3: Paint – Sunday, November 11th, 1:00 – 4:00 OR Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Register for either the Sunday OR Tuesday class and pay online HERE or in person at the IQM – 68 E Court, Winterset, Iowa
Questions: 515-462-5988 or director@IowaQuiltMuseum.org. Participants will also need a 4’x4’ piece of plywood, paint, a brush, and some straight edge tools. Wait until after the first class to purchase! $25 class fee — Sign up as a couple, with a friend, or yourself


Fiddler on the Roof

Friday & Saturday • 11/2 at 7:00 pm • 11/3 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Winterset High School Auditorium

Tickets are now on sale for the WHS fall musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Each student in the production is selling tickets. You can also purchase tickets in the High School activities office and at the Friday Night football game this week. New this year is priority seating: pay $2 extra per ticket for a reserved seat in the middle of the auditorium. This guarantees you a great seat WITHOUT having to arrive early. You must purchase tickets in advance to get priority seating. Regular ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for student, and Activities Passes are accepted. You must show your Activities Pass and your ticket upon entering the auditorium.


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Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Ben Franklin
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Bridges Financial Associates
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaus Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Village Bootery
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Cidery
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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