The Winterset Marching Huskies have been in band camp rehearsal all this week, and tonight (Thursday) at 6:00 pm on the courthouse lawn, the public is invited to hear their first performance of the year with a sample of the 2017 halftime program. The band boosters will be serving root beer floats as a free-will donation for the band.
Re:home is open this weekend starting today (Thursday) from 11:00 to 7:00, Friday from 10:00 to 6:00, and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00. Check out their schedule of open dates for the remainder of 2017:
Due to weather, the Winterset Public Library’s pool party had to be postponed last week, and has been re-scheduled for this evening from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
The movie “Dunkirk” (PG-13) opens at The Iowa Theater tonight. Directed by Christopher Nolan (of The Dark Night, Inception, Interstallar, etc.), this acclaimed production about resistance and survival in World War II was just released in July of 2017.
And here’s the rest of the week’s schedule at The Iowa:
Winterset has TWO great outdoor family movie nights this weekend. The first one is on Friday evening, August 11, with food starting at 7:00 pm at the Madison County Historical Complex. “Night at the Museum 2” starts at 8:15 pm.
The Winterset Art Center is having a “Slip and Dye Night Out” on Friday, August 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, to learn the art of indigo dyeing with artist Maggie Howe. Adults are invited to explore the plant and science magic of dyeing with indigo. A silk scarf will be provided for each student to dye, and students may bring one or two additional natural fiber items to dye as well. Participants will fold, scrunch, or twist the items to make cool designs, then dye them with indigo (nature’s tie-dye). The class fee is $28 for Winterset Art Center members and $33 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Contact Maggie Howe at 515-490-7801 to see if there is still any space available.
Happy National Farmers Market Week to the Madison County Farmers’ Market, which continues its great services on Saturday mornings on the Winterset square from 8:00 am to noon through early October. The goal of National Farmers Market Week, August 6-12, 2017, is to encourage families to purchase from farmers and other vendors at local farmers markets. An important part of the goal is to support the small farmers and agricultural producers that use farmers markets as sales outlets. According to USDA figures, farmers markets and other direct agricultural sales contribute $9 billion to the U.S. economy. And a piece of that $9 billion is directly attributable to small businesses and family farms. Farmers markets provide necessary infrastructure to support their agricultural commerce. Farmers markets also have a broad impact on communities. They build community connections through urban and rural linkages. They also stimulate local business development and job creation.
Central Iowa Auto Club will host a Classic Car Show & Shine on the Winterset square from 4:00 to 7:00 pm this Saturday, the 12th. There is no entry fee, and there will be door prizes for car entrants. Dust off your classic car and bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy the oldies music. Maybe you will see Snappy’s Garage car hauler there!
The second outdoor family movie event in Winterset this weekend is at the Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 12. Winterset Parks & Recreation Department invites you to attend their annual Dive-In Movie, Little Mermaid. Swim from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (cost is regular admission or season pass), and after swimming, enjoy the free movie and popcorn poolside. Movie will start at approximately at 8:45. The event is sponsored by Madison County Realty.
The Winterset Cidery will have a music night featuring Brick Imerman on Saturday, the 12th, from 7:00 to 9:00. Food by Up in Smoke Barbecue will be available from 6:00 to 8:00.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Master Gardener? Now is your chance to find out! Master Gardeners are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices. They are individuals who have taken the Master Gardener training provided by Iowa State Extension and Outreach, and who share their time and expertise as volunteers in community gardens, city beautification projects, and farmers markets (to name a few). To become a Master Gardener in 2017, you must apply online by August 25th, submit and pass the background check and pay $195 for the course fee. Training takes place between September 12th and November 14th at various locations around Madison County and in Ames at ISU, and includes a wide variety of face-to-face learning opportunities, workshops, tours, site visits, volunteering, and more. If you’re curious, act fast! There are only a few spots remaining. Click here to download the complete Steps to Become a Master Gardener, and contact RoxAnn Rhoads, Madison County Coordinator, at 515-462-2510.
On Thursday, August 17, learn all about the upcoming solar eclipse in a free presentation by Craig Milligan at the Winterset Library at 6:30 pm.
August 18 is Meet the Team Night at McGaffin Field at Winterset High School. Everyone is invited to come out and meet the Huskies! A meal served by the Quarterback Club at 5:00, with team introductions at 6:00, followed by a football scrimmage. Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Cheerleaders, Dance, Marching Band, and Color Guard participants will be recognized. The Booster Club will also have their merchandise cart open for business. Go Huskies!
The annual Doggie Dip will be held Friday, August 18th, with two time slots depending on your dog’s size. Small dogs under 30 pounds can swim from 6:30 to 7:15 pm, and dogs 31 pounds and up can swim from 7:30 to 8:15 pm. The fee is $3.00 per dog and $3.00 per person. Proceeds of the event will go to the Winterset Dog Park Project. The Aquatic Center will close for public swimming for the season at 5:00 pm that same day.
Students in 2nd-4th grade are invited to participate in Youth Fall Tennis Fun on August 22, 24, 29 and 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the City Tennis Courts. The fee is $15.00. Basic skills are taught using fun drills and tennis games. Balls and racquets are provided. Registration ends August 19.
Youth Flag Football will be start on August 28th and run through mid-October at Martin Marietta Fields. Boys and girls in 2nd-4th grade (2017/18 school year) can participate for a fee of $20.00. Participants are divided into teams with adult volunteer coaches. Games held primarily Monday evenings, with practice times determined by the coaches. Registration ends August 18. Click to register online for either of these WPRD activities, or call 515-462-3258.
Tony Jacobson is offering several great quilting classes at Piece Works Quilt Shop this fall, starting with “We’ve Got Spirt” on August 19th. Contact him at 515-493-1121 to sign up.
Why enjoy such a major event alone? Join the spectators at the Great American Solar Eclipse Party at the Winterset Library on August 21st.
Madhaus Gallery invites you to join them on Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, the 27th from 9:00 to noon for a RAKU pottery event. Guest artists Mark Lusard and Chad Jerzak are back in Iowa and will be there firing on both days. Come and select your piece, glaze it, and watch it being fired. More pieces will be available for additional cost. To register, call or e-mail Robin at 515.707.4309 or email@example.com. Cost is $55 per person.
Painting of the Madison County Freedom Rock, located on the grounds of the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, is now underway. The dedication of the rock will be Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 am, and the public is invited to attend. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy! Donations are still being accepted for this project. Contact Rod Beem at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen! All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
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The Iowa Theater
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
Madison County ISU Extension & Outreach
McDonald Tree Service
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Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
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