Lots going on in Winterset this weekend and the week ahead! This evening, the Winterset Library’s Friends Book Sale kicks off with a preview for Friends members from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with memberships available at the door. This is held at the Winterset Library, 123 N. 2nd Street in Winterset.
Re:home is open for business this weekend also. Tonight (Thursday) they’re open until 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.
This is the second and final weekend for the stage production of The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Iowa Theater, produced by The Winterset Stage. In this thriller, an ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound and a deranged killer are on the loose. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Holmes story of all, a masterpiece of mystery and suspense. This adaptation has taken all the familiar elements of the tale, and through an exhilarating collision of verbal slapstick, absurd scenarios and wonderfully ridiculous comic performances, have managed to create one of the most sublimely funny versions of a classic that you are ever likely to see. Get your tickets in advance at www.thewintersetstage.org. Performances on March 8th, 9th, and 10th are at 7:00 pm.
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.
In preparation for spring birding programs, there will be a Birding with Kids workshop on Saturday, March 10th, led by local birding expert Sharon Bauer. The workshop will feature a short indoor presentation as Sharon helps kids learn the basics of bird watching, how to identify the basic backyard birds, and provides tips and tricks for bird watching. Following the indoor presentation, Sharon will lead the group outdoors for a hands on birding experience inside Pammel Park. There will be optional bird watching events in April and May that will allow participants to continue practing their skills. This program is free and open to children and their families who have an interest in birding. Pre-registrations are accepted. To register, contact the conservation board office at 515-462-3536 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tony Jacobson of Piece Works Quilt Shop will be teaching his “Boxed In” quilt class on Saturday, March 10th. There is still room in the class at this time. The cost is $25 and the class is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Give them a call at 515-493-1121 to reserve your spot and to get the materials and cutting directions prior to the class.
On Sunday, March 11th, you can learn to make Glass Wine Stoppers from molten glass at Madhaus Gallery. This is a great introduction to the glassblowing studio and a fun activity for most ages. Reserve your spot between 9:00 and 4:00 that day by contacting Robin at 515.707.4309.
On Sunday, March 11th, the Winterset Art Center kicks off its spring break programming with Teen and Adult Hand Building class. Learn how to create beautiful textured boxes using hand building techniques and clear glaze. Participants will need to allow two week for drying and firing. This is recommended for ages 14 and up. The cost is $20 for Winterset Art Center members and $25 for non-members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and visit their Facebook page for more spring break classes.
The public is invited to attend the Preserving Our Past Soup Supper, hosted by the Madison County Historical Society, at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday, March 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The cost per ticket is $5.00 and includes homemade soup, relish, pie and a drink. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact any Society board member or stop by the Madison County Historical Complex office. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Contact 515-462-2134 with questions.
Spring break for Winterset School District students is March 12th through the 16th, and the Winterset Library and Winterset Art Center have some great events planned for students and families looking for fun ways to pass the time. Notice that the library poster below has online registration addresses, and live links for these events can be found at the Library’s Facebook page by clicking on the individual events.
You can click here to download a printable version of the Winterset Art Center’s Spring Break schedule of classes. Register by emailing email@example.com or calling Angela at 804-380-8079. Register early before these classes at the Winterset Library and Winterset Art Center fill up.
Next up after The Hound of the Baskervilles, Black Panther debuts at The Iowa Theater on March 15th!
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).
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!
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.
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
If you represent a non-profit organization in Madison County and have an project that needs help with funding, please note that the 2018 grant applications from the Greater Madison County Community Foundation are now available to download and complete at www.madisoncountyfoundatio
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