Weekend in Winterset, Feb. 17-19

Do you have a talent for acting that you’re ready to share with the community? The Winterset Stage is casting it’s next Murder Mystery Dinner Theater this Sunday and Monday, and they’d love to hear from you! Director Teddi Yaeger will hear readings on February 19th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and February 20th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance; you can just show up at The Winterset Stage and read what they provide. Rehearsals will begin February 22nd and will be held mostly on weeknight evenings with the possibility of a few weekend rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule will be finalized after casting is completed. The cast will not rehearse during the week of Winterset’s Spring Break. With only a three week rehearsal commitment and four performances, this could be the perfect chance for you to get on the stage!  Show dates will be March 24th, 25th, 31st and April 1st.


The library staff at the Winterset Public Library are encouraging patrons to check as many books as you can handle before they are completely closed for remodeling, February 26 through March 12. Loan periods have been extended, and anything you check out now will not be due until after March 12. Materials may still be returned in the drive-up book drop on the east side of the library during the closure. The more you check out, the less they’ll have to move around during the remodel!


And while you’re there, take advantage of their February offer to replace your lost library card for free:


The Chamber Welcome Center is also closed during the month of February for renovations, meaning that their front door and front entry area is closed to foot traffic. The Chamber offices will be open, and they will continue answering phones, but access to the building will be very limited. They are very excited to update the flooring, lighting, paint, displays and more as Madison County prepares for a busy tourist season in 2017.

On Sunday, you can learn to make a Beaded Viking Knit Bracelet with local artist Gina Crow.

Viking Bracelet Gina Crow



Coming Soon

Anyone who is interested in participating in ongoing discussion and planning for the Cedar Lake Community Trail Project is invited attend a Trail Meeting this Wednesday, February 22nd  at 5:00 pm in the Union State Bank meeting room.

On Saturday, February 25th, you can help support the Winterset Art Center by enjoying their annual Pancake Breakfast.

Pancake day flyer

Before they completely close for renovation, the Library is hosting the next presentation in their One Earth Book Discussion Series, “Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Ogala Sioux.”


Spring Break for Winterset Schools will be March 13th through the 19th, and the Winterset Art Center has developed activities for kids of all ages to participate in during their week off. Registration for these classes is now open.

Spring break flyer-2

Another popular class being offered during Spring Break is the annual Babysitting Clinic hosted by ISU Extension & Outreach of Madison County. The babysitting clinic is for youth grades 5 and above, and will be held on Monday, March 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Madison County Extension Office on the square in Winterset. Youth will learn about safety, basic first aid, nutrition, caring for infants, the business of babysitting, child development and age appropriate activities for youth. Registration is required by Monday, March 6. Class size is limited to the first fifteen registrants (and usually fills up, so act fast). The cost to attend is $25, which includes all necessary materials and two snacks. Youth are asked to bring a sack lunch. To register or to learn more, you may visit the Madison County Extension Office, call 515-462-1001 or e-mail hargrove@iastate.edu.


With the warm weather expected this weekend and more on the way, the Parks & Recreation Department has officially closed the season on the ice skating rink for 2017. No more skating until next winter.

That’s all for now. All community announcements on The Winterset Citizen are posted at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Bridges Financial Associates
Covered Bridge Realty
Daniel Evans, Edward Jones
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses
Homefront Real Estate
Johnson Insurance
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaus Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
Madison County ISU Extension & Outreach
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Newcastle Home Builders
Pine Creek Ltd.
Rusty Stars Alpacas
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Village Bootery
White Lions Bed & Breakfast
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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