Weekend in Winterset, Mar. 16-18, 2018

The 2018 superhero film Black Panther (PG-13), based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, opens tonight at the Iowa Theater at 7:00 pm! Its run extends through next weekend, March 25th.

Re:home is open for their second sale in March this weekend. Today (Thursday) they’re open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and they’ll be open again on Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00. There are lots of treasures for Spring inside.

The Winterset Library is offering two programs on Friday with Laura Ingalls Wilder Historian, Sarah Uthoff: In the Classroom with Laura from 2:00 to 4:00, and In the Kitchen with Laura at 6:30 pm. Both programs are free, and registration is required.

The Winterset Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry dinners continue on Friday nights at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Each week they offer all you can eat Alaskan baked or fried fish, your choice of au gratin, baked or fried potatoes, slaw or cottage cheese, dinner roll, green beans, corn, dessert and beverage. Cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese are also available. Adults are $10 and kids 12 and under are $5.00, with family rates available.

On Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!), Robin Paul is offering Shamrocks at Madhaus from noon to 5:00 pm. Participants will learn to make a shamrock from molten glass. This is a great introduction to the glassblowing studio, and students actively participate in the process. To reserve your half hour spot between noon and 5:00, contact Robin at 515-707-4309 or e-mail her at glassidease@mchsi.com. Cost is $50 per person.

Linzee Kull McCray, author of Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric and curator of the current exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum, will be at the museum on Saturday, March 17th. Using her research for the book as a starting place, Linzee created an exceptional exhibit that features quilts and other articles made from feed sack fabrics. Throughout the day on March 17th, Linzee will share the story of this exhibit with museum visitors through gallery walks, short presentations, and informal discussions. Owners of many of the pieces in the exhibit will also be on hand to visit with guests about their items on display. If you have feed sacks, feed sack clothing, or feed sack quilts and would like more information about your treasures, bring them along March 17th and see if the collectors can tell you more about them. Remember, these are informal conversations and not appraisals! The all-day event is free with regular IQM admission ($6).

The Library’s Cabin Fever Gardening Series resumes on Saturday with a program on Growing Roses. Local rose expert Marilyn Spencer will talk about growing roses in Iowa, starting at 10:00 am.

On Sunday, March 18, the Winterset Art Center is offering a class on Indigo Dyeing with artist Maggie Howe from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Indigo is a plant dye used to create beautiful blue colors. Learn the history of indigo and the science of vat dyes and watch a demonstration. Create your own custom indigo-dyed silk scarf and cotton handkerchief (provided). Participants are also invited to bring an additional item to dye, such as an article of clothing, fiber, or fabric. Don’t forget to bring a snack and beverage for an afternoon of fun! The class fee is $35 for Winterset Art Center Members and $40 for Non-Members. Contact wintersetart2016@gmail.com to register.

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar and register early for this special event: Mother Son Dance at the Winterset High School on Friday, March 23rd. Please note: This is a corrected date and form from last week!

The Winterset Kiwanis Club invites you to join them for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 24 from 7:00-11:00 am at the American Legion Hall in Winterset. For only $6 you can enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a variety of beverages.

The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle will start its eighth year with its quarterly meeting Tuesday, March 27th. The meeting starts at 6:30 at the back room of the Sports Page Grill. Optional dinner begins at 5:30. The giving circle exists to provide grants to qualifying non-profit or church sponsored programs serving the needs of women and/or children in Madison County. Members listen to funding requests from three local projects and then vote for the project the circle will support that quarter. Each member gives a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the winning project resulting in a grant totaling around $5,000. The meeting is amazingly fun and lasts less than an hour! Any woman with a Madison County connection can join the circle. For more information on presenting for a grant, or becoming a member call Pat Nelson 515-468-0775, or Ester Mae Cox 515-468-1281.

In just 15 days, grant applications will be due to the Greater Madison County Community Foundation for community betterment grants. If you represent a non-profit organization in Madison County and have a project that needs help with funding, grant applications are available to to download at www.madisoncountyfoundation.org. Finished applications are due to Tom Leners on Friday, March 30th at 4:00 pm.

Beginning April 3, HCI Hospice Care Services and Madison County Health Care System will be offering an educational grief support group, “Understanding Your Grief,” using material from Dr. Alan Wolfelt and the Center for Loss and Life Transition. “Understanding Your Grief” will meet for eight weeks on Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Chesnut Building in the Education Room, located at 901 S. 4th Ave. in Winterset. Participants will receive copies of Dr. Wolfelt’s book “Understanding Your Grief” and “The Understanding Your Grief Journal.” Groups will learn about Dr. Wolfelt’s 10 essential touchstones for finding hope and healing through loss. Pre-registration will be required as seats for each group are limited.  Please contact one of our HCI Hospice Care Services’ local bereavement counselors, Mike Albert, (641) 216-3627, or Patti Albert, (641) 342-2888 for more information or to register.

Finally…

Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio is now offering Birthday Party Packages!  If you’re looking for something new and different for your child’s birthday party, consider booking it at the Studio. Choose either a Princess Party or Hip-Hop Dance Party option. Both packages include use of the studio for two hours and teacher-led dancing and games/activites, a craft, and we do the clean up. Visit www.wintersetdance.com for more information. Email nicole@wintersetdance.com to book your party today.

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

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Bridges Financial Associates
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Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaus Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
Madison County ISU Extension & Outreach
McDonald Tree Service
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
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Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
re:home
Rusty Stars Alpacas
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Union State Bank
Village Bootery
White Lions Bed & Breakfast
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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