Students in the Winterset Husky Drama and Music Departments have been hard at work since the beginning of the school year to produce their fall musical, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. This weekend the show debuts on Friday evening at 7:00, with additional performances on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 and again at 7:00 pm. Having a student of my own with a small part in her first high school show, I know they can’t wait to share it with you! If you did not buy tickets in advance online, an option which has now closed, you can still purchase them at the door before each performance.
Some of the leading roles are played by Garrett Livingston, Amanda Riley, Gracie Daniels, Nick McCutchan, Bekah Nau, Konner Wills, Brooklyn Price, Shaylan Phillips, and Anthony Klein, and many more students and volunteers are involved in everything from singing and dancing and acting to building sets, prepping costumes, playing in the pit band, running the sound system, and more. I can’t wait to see it on opening night!
Also This Weekend
Re:home is open and already full of holiday spirit! They’ll be open on Thursday from 11:00 to 7:00, Friday from 10:00 to 6:00, and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00.
A new movie has opened at The Iowa Theater: “Battle of the Sexes,” (PG-13), starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. You’ll have several opportunities to see it between now and next Thursday, before “The Mountain Between Us” debuts on Friday, November 10.
Covered Bridges Winery is hosting a Wine & Yoga event tonight, November 3rd. Yoga will be led by Teresa Hoffelmeyer from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, followed by wine and conversation. $25 includes yoga class and a free glass of wine, beer or soda. I believe they still have a few spots available for this! Email rose@coveredbridgeswinery.
On Saturday morning, November 4th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Winterset Public Library, guest chef Lisa Alessandro of the Anything Sweet & More Cafe will demonstrate three gluten-free recipes to enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. Tentative recipes include Butternut Squash Soup, Polenta Stuffing with Apple and Sausage, and Pumpkin Custards (or possibly an apple dessert). Class suitable for all ages. Registration is appreciated by calling 515-462-1731.
The much loved and highly anticipated Harvest Hamball Dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church is happening on Saturday evening, November 4th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm in the fellowship hall at 1120 N. 8th Avenue. Dine in or carry out, your choice!
Daylight Saving Time ends overnight on Saturday, the 4th. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour.
Next Saturday, Veteran’s Day, the Winterset Public Library is presenting The Home Front with WWII Historian Michael Eckers at 10:30 am in the library meeting room.
Robin Paul is hosting a Glassblowing Winestoppers Event on November 11 from 10:00 to 2:00 pm. What a lovely hostess gift this would be for Thanksgiving, or for Christmas or a New Year celebration! Make your own blown glass wine stopper in the hot shop with lots of guidance. The cost is $35 per person. Call Robin to reserve a half hour time slot at 515.707.4309, or email email@example.com.
The Winterset Optimist Club invites the community to the 2017 Turkey Dinner on Sunday, November 12, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Winterset High School, 624 Husky Drive in Winterset. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, and preschoolers under 4 eat free. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event or can be purchased in advance at Farmer’s & Merchants State Bank, Union State Bank, American State Bank, or any Optimist Club member. The menu will include turkey, ham, hot dogs (upon request), mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, dessert, rolls/butter, and beverages. All proceeds fund activities and programs for youth in our community.
On Sunday, November 12, The Iowa Theater is hosting an Envision Cedar Bridge fundraiser screening of the epic drama Gone With The Wind at 2:00 pm. There will be a piano intermission and some special treats, too.
Get your tickets for the Winterset Community Education Foundation’s Fall Fling by Tuesday, November 7th for the event on November 14th at 6:00. Click here to download a printable copy of the order form, to be completed and dropped off at the district Administration office or mailed to Winterset Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 30, Winterset. Call Linda Darling (515-462-3961) or Amy Nolan (515-462-7009) with questions.
The annual Holiday Hop bazaar is planned for Saturday, November 18th from 8:30 to 1:30 pm. It will include seven churches and the Winterset Art Center, all brimming with a variety of handmade goods.
Don’t forget to vote on (or before) November 7th for Mayor, City Council, and the Public Measure re: the Local Option Sales Tax! Winterset residents within the incorporated city limits all vote at the Methodist Church, 304 E. Jefferson Street, from noon to 8:00 pm. Early voting is also available in the Auditor’s office at the Madison County Courthouse.
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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