We love to report good things going on in our community. Last Friday the Winterset Optimist Club presented Angela Newman of The Winterset Art Center with $1,000 for their capital campaign. If you’re feeling optimistic, guests are welcome to join the Optimists for their weekly Friday morning meetings at 6:45 at Montross Café.
Coming in at a whopping 93% fresh on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, is everyone’s favorite family of superheroes who are back in Incredibles 2—but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Now showing at The Iowa and running for 2 weekends.
Join the Madison County Conservation Board Friday evening for an evening of Poetry in Pammel Park. There will be guest poets from the community reading poetry ranging from funny limericks to spooky poems worthy of the Friday the 13th venue. This is a free, family friendly event open to people of all ages. No registration required. For more information, check it out here.
Village Bootery (on the south side of the square) is celebrating 25 years in business with an anniversary celebration now through Saturday. Owner Terri Kuhns has a great party planned complete with refreshments, lots of specials, and free gifts. Plan to help Terri celebrate and find some new shoes in the process.
The Winterset Art Center has six workshops running throughout their Ceramics Weekend. They will be welcoming artists, Zach Wollert and Kathryn Baczeski for a full weekend of ceramic instruction. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register or find more details at the Winterset Art Center website. Space is limited so don’t delay.
Go to the Square on Saturday, July 14th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, where the Central Iowa Auto Club will be holding its monthly Classic Car Show ‘n Shine. If you have your own “classic car” bring it on over, there is no entry fee and there will be door prizes for car entrants. This event is always free to the public, so don’t be shy and go downtown to see the cars SHINE.
On Saturday, July 14th, enjoy a beautiful summer evening at Covered Bridges Winery with Live Music by Kaleena from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. There is a $5 cover at the door and food will be available by Sabores de Mexico from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The music will be outside so take a lawn chair as seating is limited.
See what’s new at the Re:home store while they are open this weekend: Friday 10:00 to 6:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00.
Tuesday, July 17 – At the Library
Blank Park Zoo, 11:00 am AND 1:00 pm
We all have a story to tell and so do the animals at the zoo! Discover many ways animals communicate. Register for either the 11:00 am OR the 1:00 pm session. Space is limited so registration is required; please call 515-462-1731 or register online. Sponsored by the Winterset Optimist Club.
Zen Rock Painting at 6:30 pm
A quiet room, soothing music, simple painting with dots on smooth rocks . . . you need a night like this! No experience required – it’s a one hour experience about the process of calming down and focusing rather than the finished product. Registration required or call 515-462-1731. Space is limited. This event is for teens & adults.
The Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset program on Wednesday, July 18th, will be a fun-filled Water Aerobics session at the Winterset Aquatics Center at 5:15 pm. This popular, high-energy water aerobics class will tone and sculpt your body with NO impact to your joints. Move to the rhythm of popular music and have fun while getting an invigorating workout. The two of us have been attending water aerobics semi-regularly this summer and we think that being in the water on a hot summer day makes exercising 1000% more fun! Megan will probably be at class on Wednesday if you need a buddy 🙂
Don’t forget that the Madison County Fair begins next Wednesday! The Madison County Herdsman 4H club will present a Truck Pull Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Admission for adults is $10, kids are $5 and under 6 get in free. You can also catch the Rough Stock Rodeo, the Circle Track Mud Run and a Mud Run during the fair. Not to mention the animals, exhibits and carnival. Click here for everything you need to know about the fair!
“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will, in the end, contribute to the most real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson
Returning to the Winterset Cidery from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 19th, is Trivia Night. Enjoy the cider as you ponder such questions as: “The song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor was the theme song for what movie released in 1982?” and “What was the name of the first manned mission to land on the moon?” and attempt to defeat the reigning team, seen below in their post-victory glory.
“Fun in the Sun – Anything With Wheels” will be held at the Madison County Historical Complex Saturday, July 28th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can support the museum’s Passport to the Past activities and check out some nifty automobiles at the same time.
Be sure to check out the Master Gardener class sponsored by the ISU Extension office. Application deadline will be here before we know it!
School supplies are starting to show up in our local stores and the SchoolSupplies4KIDS Drive is in full swing at CRISP. You can sponsor a child for only $40 which will get them a backpack filled with the necessary 2018 grade-level supplies. Contact CRISP if you are interested in other opportunities to give or if you are in need of backpack for your child.
Our intrepid citizen, Meisha, has gone abroad and we will follow the travels here and on The Winterset Citizen facebook page as they unfold. Day One: It turns out that you don’t have to go very far to hear foreign accents and feel a little lost in the big wide world. Chicago is serving as the first stop on our travelers itinerary, a brief overnight visit and then on to other places. It’s an early day Friday with two flights, a 7 hour layover in NYC, and a 6 hour time difference on the docket. Can’t wait to get started!
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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