The Winterset Community Band continues with the fourth installation of their summer Lawn Chair Night concert series tonight, Thursday, June 28th, on the east lawn of the courthouse. Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and dessert will be served by the Madison County Democrats beginning at 6:30 pm, and the concert starts at 7:00 pm. Wade and Brandy Sick will perform during the concert intermission.
If you love a bargain and supporting an educational event, shop at the community garage/barn sale at the Madison County Historical Complex on Friday, June 29th, from 8:00 t0 4:00 and Saturday, June 30, from 8:00 to Noon. All proceeds go toward bringing family activities to the 2018 Covered Bridge Festival at the Madison County Historical Complex. If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, contact Debbie at 515-462-2134.
Internationally-known quilt artist, designer, and teacher, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, will share the stories of her quilts, her career and her passion for quilting in a lecture titled Creativity & Play at the Iowa Quilt Museum on Friday, June 29th, at 5:30 pm, where her very first retrospective exhibit is currently on display. Tickets are still available to be purchased at the door for $10.
The Iowa is set to begin the run of Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) tonight at 7:00. Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting—that’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists to help them acquire their target—a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.
Learn the basics of screen printing with artist Bree Daggett. This two-hour class will go over the basics of screen printing set-up and production. Students will walk away with their very own print of a map of Madison County—perfect for display in the home or at the office! This class is for ages 12 and above and advance registration is required. Please email email@example.com to sign up. Bree graduated from the University of Northwestern – St.Paul with a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts. For the past two years Bree has been a teacher’s assistant at Northwestern. Prior to joining us at the Winterset Art Center, Bree was affiliated with Creston: Arts, in Creston, Iowa.
Head on down to the Madison County Farmers Market on Saturday from 8:00 am to noon.
Vendor applications for the 2018 Madison County Covered Bridge Festival are due July 1st. The “Made in Madison County” tent is coming back this year and local residents with handmade crafts can can apply for a spot for only $65. You can download that application and others at the Chamber of Commerce website.
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 with questions and reservations.
New Bridge Church will host Upward Basketball Camp again this year in Winterset. Children going into kindergarten through children going into 6th grade are invited to join the fun & register. The camp will be held at the Winterset Elementary Gym, July 23rd – 26th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Deadline for early registration is July 2nd.
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.
Riverside Raceway and Genesis Development are hosting an evening Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th. This is a fundraising event for Genesis Development. Genesis Development creates opportunities, choices and support for people with disabilities (www.genesisdevelopment.com). Entrance to the Fourth of July Festival is free and there will be free food while supplies list. You can BYOB as well. Riverside Raceway is located just south of Winterset on Hwy 169.
Schedule of Events
5:00PM GATES OPEN
5:00PM CENTRAL IOWA AUTO CLUB CAR SHOW
5:00PM COMPLIMENTARY FOOD SERVED
5:00PM SILENT AUCTION
5:30PM PIE IN THE FACE RAFFLE
5:30PM CORNHOLE BAGS TOURNAMENT
6:00PM OBSTACLE COURSE COMPETITION
6:30PM TUG OF WAR COMPETITION
7:00PM LIVE MUSIC
9:45PM FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Winterset Parks & Recreation will again be hosting Yoga in the Park from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Saturdays, July 7th, July 21st and August 4th. Yoga is an excellent way to help build core strength and flexibility and this class is geared for all ages groups from children to seniors. The class will be held in the north shelter at City Park and the fee $2.00. Bring a mat or towel and water. No registration for the class is required; just pay the instructor on site.
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 $30. Each registration includes a t-shirt and glasses! Click here to register today or visit their website for more information.
On Saturday, July 7th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, the Winterset Public Library will be hosting a program titled Two Dukes in the Family. David Freeman, Director of Publications for the International Churchill Society, will trace the surprisingly close connections between John Wayne and Winston Churchill to show that courage was a bond that connected the two great kinsmen. No, they never met nor did they even know that they were distantly related, but John Wayne and Winston Churchill did admire one another from afar. No registration needed. This event is free and open to the public.
Village Bootery (on the south side of the square) is celebrating 25 years in business with an anniversary celebration July 12th – 14th. Owner Terri Kuhns has a great party planned complete with refreshments, sales and free gifts. Plan to help Terri celebrate!
Camps, Programs and MORE Camps!
The Madison County Conservation Board will host their Day in the Park for ages 9-12 on July 9th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This one-day camp will feature hands on activities inside Pammel Park. Campers will begin the day with a lesson on the park’s resident wildlife and leave no trace before heading outside to explore the park. Activities will include campfire building, hiking, bird watching, and creek stomping. As they learn about outdoor cooking, campers will make their own lunch over the fire or with the use of a Dutch oven. Cost is $25 and you can find a printable registration packet here.
The Winterset Art Center will be leading young artists Into the Wild Blue Yonder to explore “up in the air” artwork—think hot air balloons, kites, airplanes and more. Classes meet daily June 10th – 12th from 9:00 to 10:00 am for ages 5-9 ($18 for WAC members, $21 for non-members) and from 1:30 to 3:00 pm for ages 9 and up ($22 for WAC members, $28 for non-members). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Winterset Parks and Recreation department is still going strong offering fun for both kids and adults all summer long!
Winterset Tennis Rally
Friday, July 20. Boys and girls, grades 2 – 6. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at City Tennis Courts, no fee. A fun-filled day of tennis match play, games and contests. Prizes awarded. Balls, racquets and supervision provided. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a sack lunch and your swim suit. Free swimming at the aquatic center following the rally. Call or email to register.
Junior Police Academy
July 31st, and August 1st and 2nd, from 10:00 am to Noon at the South Shelter in City Park (last day will be at Law Center). The Winterset Junior Police Academy is an opportunity for kids to learn about police training and related topics and is presented by officers of the Winterset Police Department. Cadets will experience activities including: physical agility training, fingerprinting, evidence collection, a K-9 demonstration, and more. Cadets will receive a Winterset Junior Police Academy T-shirt. Class size 16. Registration ends July 21
Did you know that each year local Master Gardeners take care of the flower gardens on each interior corners of the courthouse square (and some other public gardens as well)? The Master Gardener Program through ISU Extension will offer its Core Training Course this fall for those wishing to become a Master Gardener themselves. Application deadline is August 15th and you can learn more at their website.
Here are a few photos from the library’s Top Chef fundraiser last Saturday. Library director Jean Bosch says, “It was very successful and extremely tasty! Chef Dana Rodriguez’ dishes were very flavorful and filling. St. Paul Lutheran Church provided a wonderful setting. And you can see volunteers Jim Smith and Jared McDonald had fun with the preparations – Jared helped sell tickets for the “Hamilton” ticket raffle and was willing to don a tricorn hat.” Thanks to all who supported the Winterset Public Library through this event.
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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