Friday, June 1st, is the last day of classes in the Winterset School district. (You’ll probably want to wait until later in the day for your trip to Frostee’s!) If you’re still wondering what you’re going to do to fill your kids’ time this summer, check out our post from a few weeks ago all about summer fun. We know that there is still room in all of the The Winterset Stage’s Summer Stage Workshops and the George Washington Carver Dream Big Dreams sessions through the Iowa State Extension & Outreach. There’s probably room in several others as well so don’t assume that you’ve missed the boat.
The Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with the Winterset Parks & Recreation Department to present the First Friday Concert Series at City Park, sponsored by Fareway Food Stores. This community event is free to attend, and will be held at the North Shelter area at Winterset City Park Friday, June 1st; Friday, July 6th; and Friday, August 3rd from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. This Friday’s entertainer, Chad Elliott & the Redemptions, is sponsored by Atomic Roll-Off and the Madison County River Alliance. Hot food will be available for sale by Up in Smoke BBQ, as well as beer, soft drinks, and bottled water.
Before the concert, meet up at the City Park for the first BRAT (Bike Ride Around Town) of the summer. This ride for all ages will leave City Park by 5:30 and travel approximately seven miles around Winterset. (Maps of the shared road way route will be provided.)
Each year the Madison County Conservation board organizes a River Cleanup at the beginning of the summer. This year’s event will focus more on watershed education. Participants will make numerous stops along the route (between Roseman Covered Bridge and Pammel Park) to take some brief walking tours of various properties where landowners are conducting wise habitat enhancements that impact positively on water quality. Learn how local landowners are positively impacting our river ecosystems with their wise land use practices.
You don’t have to be an expert paddler, but some experience would be helpful. Registration is not required, but it is recommended that you call the conservation office in advance if you plan on attending—515-462-3536. After the tour, participants are encouraged to say for a post-tour BBQ/Pot-Luck at the Middle River County Park shelter south of Winterset.
Friday, June 1st, marks the beginning of the All Iowa Shop Hop. Devoted quilters will be trying to make their way to all 91 participating quilt shops in Iowa. Because of our fabulous Piece Works Quilt Shop, Ben Franklin store and Iowa Quilt Museum, we’ll surely see a lot of quilter traffic in the month of June!
Cupped N’ Committed Delta Waterfowl Chapter is inviting young anglers to join them for their 2nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby. The derby is open to kids under the age of 16 but they must have a parent or guardian present with them at all times. There will be plenty of prizes for the kids and a free lunch afterwards. Registration will start at 8:00 am and fishing will go from 9:00 – 11:00 am. This is a free fishing weekend in the state of Iowa, so no license is needed by anyone. If you have any questions feel free to call or text chapter member Ryan Gambrall at (515)577-5974.
The Kick-off event fo the Winterset Public Library’s Summer reading program, Touch a Truck is a free event for all ages and no registration is required. On Saturday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am – Noon, kids can visit the library and sign up for summer reading, and then touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Winterset community. Bring a camera for fun photo opportunities!
Covered Bridges Winery has a full evening planned for Saturday, June 2nd. At 5:00 pm, Caryn Lee will lead Yoga at the Winery. Arrive by 4:45 to get set up for that bring your own mat (or when you purchase your tickets, let them know that you need a mat.) Up in Smokewill arrive at 6:30 to begin serving their famous BBQ and music by Old School Band with Ed Kelly and Kevin King from Freestyle will begin at 7:00 pm. They’re just your garden variety blues/jazz/latin/50’s/country/polka/reggae/celtic/funk/easy-listening/classical/swing/dance music band…with a rock & roll heart!
Tickets are $15 per person and include yoga and the cover charge for the band and can be purchased in advance. If you’re not coming for yoga, the cover is $5 at the door. Weather permitting, music will be outdoors so bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.
On Monday, June 4th from 6:00 – 7:00, the Winterset Public Library will present a second session of The Art of Hair: Ponytails and Braids. Rikki Kissell from Small Town Styles will help guide caregivers and parents through the art of ponytails and braids. She will also share some of her favorite tips and tricks for messy hair, and have some fun hair products and accessories for you to try and take home!! Registration is required for parent and child and there is room for only 10 children and 10 adults. Register online or call 515-462-1731.
At the Iowa Theater for just one week, Overboard (PG-13) is a reboot of the 80s classic. Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who’s hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo—a selfish, spoiled and wealthy Mexican playboy. After unjustly firing Kate, Leonardo falls off the boat and wakes up with no memory of who he is. To get payback, Kate shows up at the hospital and convinces the confused amnesiac that they’re married. As Leonardo tries to get used to manual labor and his new family, Kate starts to wonder how long she can keep fooling her fake husband. The next Way Back Wednesday film, showing June 6th, will be School of Rock (PG-13) starring Jack Black. This is presented as part of the Winterset Public Library’s summer program: Libraries Rock!
Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from ISU Extension and Outreach – Madison County. What About Me? My Wellbeing is a four-week educational workshop series. This introductory, research-based program covers taking time for oneself, relationships, finances, and physical health.
All classes will be held from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at the Winterset Public Library on the dates below:
June 7th – Time For Me – Understanding Wellbeing
June 14th – Social & Emotional – Building Strong Relationships
June 21st – Financial – Managing Your Money
June 28th – Physical – Enjoying Good Health & Energy
Registration is required: online or call 515-462-1731. Registration is good for all four classes but is is okay to miss a class or two.
June 8th – 10th is Women’s Weekend in Winterset. This special weekend of classes, workshops, demos, entertainment, pampering, dining, shopping & much more kicks off with a reception on Friday, June 8th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, in the upstairs rooms at Piece Works Quilt Shop and the Ladies Night Out Shopping Event from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Classes and events are being offered by nearly 20 different businesses or groups in our community and there are literally dozens of options. Registration is available through the Chamber of Commerce and many classes are already filling up so don’t wait to get signed up.
Also on Friday, June 8th, from 6:00 – 8:00, you can explore the plant science of indigo at the Winterset Art Center with fiber artist, Maggie Howe, in her Indigo Dyeing Class. Indigo is a plant dye used to create beautiful shades of blue. Learn the history of indigo and the science of vat dyes followed by a demonstration. Create your own custom indigo-dyed silk scarf and cotton handkerchief (provided). Participants are invited to bring an additional item to dye (article of clothing, fiber, or fabric), a beverage of choice, and a snack for an evening of fun. The class fee is $35 for Winterset Art Center members and $40 for non-members.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Friends of Winterset Library is excited to host an elegant evening full of Colorado culinary delights on Saturday, June 23, at the A Top Chef Cooks for the Books fundraiser. This dinner features Executive Chef Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class and Super Mega Bien restaurants in downtown Denver, Colorado. Rodriguez is a James Beard Award nominee and a guest judge on the television series “Top Chef.”
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1120 N. 8th Ave. in Winterset, IA. Tickets are $50 per person which includes dinner and beverages. Tickets are available using cash or check at the Library at 123 N. 2nd St. in Winterset or online. Contact Library Director Jean Bosch at email@example.com for further information.
The Winterset Stage has announced a fun event planned for Friday, June 22nd.
If you’d like to be a contestant in this Lip Sync Battle, sign up at this link. Acts can be solo or group and any genre of music but keep it PG-13, please. After the first round, the audience will vote for their favorites and the top two acts will perform again (either the same song or a second song) for the title. If you have any questions, contact info@TheWintersetStage.org. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.
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American State Bank
Angel Wings & CT
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Bridges Financial Associates
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
Madison County ISU Extension & Outreach
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
Midwest Heritage Bank
Pine Creek Ltd.
Rusty Stars Alpacas
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
White Lions Bed & Breakfast
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department