The Winterset Community Band continues with the second installation of their summer Lawn Chair Night concert series tonight, Thursday, June 14th. Food will be served by the Madison County Republicans beginning at 6:30 pm, and the concert starts at 7:00 pm. Singers from the Winterset High School choir will perform during the concert intermission.
Head over to Macksburg on Friday, June 15th, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm to grab a bite to eat and practice your Skillet Throw (you must sign up online). Hot dogs ($1) and hamburgers ($2) will be sold in the park during this practice session. Then on Saturday, June 16th, bring your own lawn chair for the festivities that begin at 10:00 am with a parade and pedal tractor pull. The main event, the National Skillet Throw Annual Championship, kicks off at 11:55 am. Stick around for the RC Car Demo at 4:30 pm and Street Dance which begins at 5:30 pm. Visit the National Skillet Throw website for a full list of events and registration information.
Re:Home, located on the west side of the square, is open again this weekend on Thursday from 11:00 to 7:00, Friday 10:00 to 6:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00.
Don’t forget that the Madison County Farmer’s Market is set up on the courthouse square every Saturday morning from 8:00 to Noon rain or shine. You can find fresh produce, baked goods, and a whole host of handmade items for your enjoyment.
Celebrate the “Crystal” (15 year) Anniversary of Angel Wings & CT this Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Drop by the shop to check out the special deals including 15% off all regular priced clothing, up to 30% off sale clothing, and $5 gift cards for the first 15 customers with a purchase. Enjoy refreshments as a thank you for all your support.
On Saturday, June 16th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the glass studio at Madhaus Gallery will be open for students to try their hands at making these glass chili peppers. This is a great introduction to the glass studio. Sessions are scheduled by appointment and each piece takes approximately a half hour per person. To make your reservation, please contact Robin at 515-707-4309. Cost is $50 per person.
Have you have ever considered adding solar power to your home but didn’t know where to start? On Saturday, June 16th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, join Tim Dwight, president of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), for an introductory presentation on solar power held at the Winterset Public Library. The discussion will cover the benefits of solar for Iowans, how to get started, energy savings, resources, credits, and more. More information about ISETA can be found at the ISETA website.
Enjoy an evening of good food, great music and amazing locally made Hard Apple Cider at the Winterset Cidery on Saturday, June 16th. Revel in flavors cooked up by Up in Smoke and the music by KALEENA. A Canadian-born singer/song writer, Kaleena has been carving out her place in Central Iowa soul music by exploring the unique place where folk and singer/song writer tendencies meet the soulful, upbeat corners of R & B. Up in Smoke will begin serving at 5:30 pm and music will be from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. There is a $5 cover charge. It’s going to be steamy this weekend but there’s plenty of shade at the Winterset Cidery.
The Iowa is showing Book Club (PG-13) for a second weekend. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, this chick flick is definitely good for some laughs. Next weekend, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will hit the big screen at The Iowa. Director Ron Howard’s slick, funny prequel fills in several Star Wars gaps. It’s compelling to explore how Han hooked up with Chewie and Lando, but it’s even more interesting to uncover the particulars of Han’s background, his introduction to smuggling, and his first love story.
On Saturday, June 16th, the Madison County Sportsman Club is hosting a FREE fishing event for children ages 2 to 16 from 8:00 am to noon. Fishing, prizes, food and fun can be had 1/4 mile North of Cedar Covered Bridge.
Join the Madison County Democrats for a Father’s Day Chocolate Bacon Brunch to be held at the VFW Hall Sunday, July 17th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy a delicious brunch featuring chocolate-bacon creations such as Chocolate-Bacon Pecan Pie, Chocolate Muffins, biscuits and chocolate gravy, and more! Eggs, pancakes, and other “regular” breakfast foods available too. Tickets are $10 each in advance and are available by contacting Sheila Rusk at 515-210-8790 or Jamie McDonald at 515-468-5534. Tickets will be available at the door also, unless they sell out.
The Winterset Art Center is hosting Up in the Air summer camp June 19th through 21st. This camp will focus of the fanciful beauty of creatures that fly—think pegasus, butterflies, & birds. Sessions will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 am. This camp is recommended for ages 5 to 9. Camp fee is $18 for Winterset Art Center members and $21 for non-members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Winterset Stage will be hosting a Lip Sync Battle on Friday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. If you’d like to be a contestant, 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 of your choice) for the title. If you have any questions, contact info@TheWintersetStage.org. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.
The Madison County Historical Society will hold their annual Fundraising Barn Sale on Friday, June 29th, and Saturday, June 30th. They are already accepting donations so go clean out your basement, garage or attic and, instead of going through the work of holding your own garage sale, donate it to the MCHS! Call 462-2134 to schedule a drop off time. Then come back for the sale and find some new treasures.
Quilt artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe will return to the Iowa Quilt Museum on Friday, June 29th at 5:30 pm, to give a lecture titled Creativity & Play. Findlay Wolfe is an internationally acclaimed modern quilter based in New York City and the first ever retrospective of her work is currently on display at the IQM. Tickets to the lecture are $10 and seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Iowa Quilt Museum.
Farmers & Merchants State Bank will be hosting their Money Tree Swimming Party on Sunday, July 1st, from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. Reservations are REQUIRED. Please call 515-462-4242 for questions and reservations.
The annual Refuge Color Run 5k is scheduled for July 7th. This event is all about spreading the news of what God is doing at The Refuge (a ministry of Redeemer Church), raising some money for the ministry, and having a great time! Besides the run, there will be food and games. You won’t want to miss out! Packet pickup is at 8:30 am on July 7th and the race starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $25 from now until June 28th, and after June 28th is $30. Each registration includes a t-shirt and glasses! Click here to register today or visit their website for more information.
This is the 10th year that New Bridge Church has sponsored the Upward Basketball Camp here in Winterset. Children going into kindergarten through children going into 6th grade are invited to join the fun & register for basketball camp. The camp will be held at the Winterset Elementary Gym, July 23rd – 26th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
UPWARD camps help build athletes through mental, athletic, spiritual and social disciplines through skill training, character development, drills and gameplay. Athletes will receive – a basketball, a t-shirt, a water bottle and performance poster.
If you have any questions or to register your child, call the New Bridge Church office at 515-462-1050. The deadline for early registration is July 2nd, and is $30 per player; New Bridge will pay $15 of the cost for those who meet the deadline. The final deadline for registration is July 10th. Space is limited so please register your child soon.
Parents are invited to come at 4:00 pm on Thursday afternoon to watch their children play a game of basketball and receive their gifts.
If you’re the parent or caregiver of a child age 3-6 and are looking for some fun outings this summer, you’ll definitely want to sign up to attend these Musical Playdates. Held at Winterset Ballet and Dance Studio and led by Megan Barrett, these 30 minute playdates are an opportunity for musical exploration and play for young children.
Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
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