The Winterset Citizen has gone abroad!
Half of our Winterset Citizen pair, Meisha, has been in Ireland for about a week now. Check out these photos from her first few days of travel!
The headlining activity this weekend is the Madison County Fair. For months, fair entrants have been working on projects and raising animals. Admission to the fair is free and you can see the fruits of all that hard work. Catch another night of exciting Rough Stock Rodeo action on Friday, July 20th at 8:00 pm, the Circle Track Mud Run on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 pm, and the Mud Bog on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm. You can also catch the catch the Horseshoe Throwing Tournament on Sunday. On site registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 am and pitching begins at 10:00 am. The fee is $10. This event is sanctioned by the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitchers. Click here for everything you need to know about the fair.
Everyone seems to be talking about how amazing Incredibles 2 is, so last weekend the Barrett family checked it out—it did not disappoint! Catch it for one more weekend at The Iowa.
Re:home is open again this weekend on the west side of the square. They can help if your home is in need of a summer pick-me-up.
Did you know that there is a cut flower farm in Winterset? PepperHarrow farm is located on South 4th Avenue (past the HS and Middle School). Most of their sales are to grocery stores and other wholesalers (you can usually find fresh PepperHarrow bouquets at the Winterset Hy-Vee) but they’re trying something new – Friday Flower Market. They’ll be set up at their farm from 10:00 to 6:00 on Fridays for direct sales of their vibrant and fresh bouquets.
Start your Saturday with some Yoga in the Park. Excellent for all ages groups, children to seniors, this yoga class meets at the north shelter at City Park from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Bring a mat or towel and water. No registration for the class is required. The $2 fee should be paid to the instructor on site.
The Winterset Art Center has another great opportunity this weekend, Covered Bridge Screen Printing. On Saturday, July 22nd, from 10:00 am – Noon, merge photography with printmaking to create a photographic screen print of a Madison County Covered Bridge. Learn about the four color printing process, then produce a work of art perfect for display or gifting. Class fee is $25 per person and the class is for ages 18 and up. Advance registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Enjoy an evening of food, music and locally made Hard Apple Cider at the Winterset Cidery on Saturday, July 21st. Red Dirt Renegades is a 5 piece band that features a real Oklahoma cowboy on lead vocals, 3 part harmonies, and a pedal steel guitarist that’s a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. They play an energetic set of modern Outlaw country like Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Cody, Blackberry Smoke plus classics by Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Marshall Tucker Band. Up in Smoke will begin serving at 5:30, the music plays from 7:00 to 10:00 and there is a $5 cover charge. Bring a lawn chair and your cowboy hat.
Sally Wilke will present the Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset program on Wednesday, July 25th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Winterset Art Center. The topic is Creative Writing. Sally has been writing since childhood, including detailed diaries during adolescence and daily journals for the past forty-five years. She writes for herself, her family and friends, and for publication. Her first two books were written with her sister and described ways to create meaningful holiday experiences. When working in the substance abuse field, she wrote articles on prevention; when operating a youth services agency, she wrote stories about adolescents. See the pattern? Today, she writes monthly newsletter and newspaper articles as well as weekly sermons. Her book, Waiting for Good News, will be released in August, 2018.
This brief Wellness Wednesday Workshop will provide opportunities for participants to recognize and review their current writing practices. Experience your own sense of shalom as you explore journaling, letter writing, and other everyday forms of creative writing. There will be time for a little practice and discussion.
Downtown merchants will bust out the big savings on Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th, during the annual Krazy Dayz Sidewalk Sales. You may have to hunt for them, but there will be some great bargains on those sidewalks!
“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.
The Iowa Quilt Museum will close its current exhibit, Playing with Purpose: A Victoria Findlay Wolfe Retrospective, on Sunday, July 29th. An exhibit of Blue Ribbon Quilts of the Iowa State Fair will open on Tuesday, July 31st. This new exhibit will feature over two dozen former blue ribbon winners from previous years at the Iowa State Fair. Some that were even made by Madison County quilters.
The Winterset Parks & Recreation department still has a few summer tricks up their sleeve…
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.
Annual Cannonball Pump and Run
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Monumental Park (Cannonball Park), 201 W. Court Ave. Fee $25. Check in from 6:30 to 7:00 am. Lifting starts at 7:00 am. 5K starts at 8:30 am. Fifteen age divisions offered with medals. Proceeds go to Winterset Rotary Scholarship fund and WHS Activity Fund. Register online at www.getmeregistered.com. Forms available at City Hall. Questions: Contact Bob Kaldenberg 515-462-4731 or email@example.com. Sponsored by Winterset Rotary club.
Youth Sports Camp
August 13th through the 16th. 10:00 am to Noon. Camp will be held at various parks in the city. Two different sports will be featured each day. Great way to get your little one active and to try different activities. Equipment and instruction will be provided for all activities. Registration ends July 27. Fee $30. For Kindergarten and 1st grade boys and girls.
Monday, August 13th at City Park North Shelter: Frisbee Golf and Bocce Ball
Tuesday, August 14th at City Tennis Courts: Tennis and Soccer
Wednesday, August 15th at Whistle Stop Park: Golf and Basketball
Thursday, August 16th at Martin Marietta Softball Complex: T-Ball and Flag Football
Madison County River Alliance will be hosting an overnight canoe trip on the Middle River Saturday, August 4th through Sunday, August 5th. The group will be paddling from Schildberg Access to Roseman bridge (~7 miles).
– Put in at Schildberg Access: 4 pm
– Arrive at sandbar: 5 pm
– Setup camp: 5-6 pm
– Prepare dinner: 6 pm
– Dinner served: 7 pm
– Sunday Breakfast: 8 am
– Depart rock bar: By 9 am
– Return to Roseman Bridge: By noon
– Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
– Freeze dried foods to sample (Chicken and Mashed Potatoes, Lasagna, or Beef Stroganoff with Noodles)
– Granola Bars
– Freeze dried foods to sample (Breakfast Hash or Biscuits and Gravy)
– Trip Attendance: $10/person
– Meals provided: $10/person
– Tent provided: $5/tent
– Participant is responsible for tents if not provided, sleeping bags/camping mats, meals if participant wishes to bring their own, proper attire, bug spray, and optional fishing gear.
– All participants must sign a waiver
– End of Day: August 1st
To register, contact Amy Holley by phone at 515-462-3536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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