If you’re a regular at the Winterset Community Band’s Lawn Chair Night Concerts, note that the location is moving to the Madison County Historical complex tonight and next week. Tonight the Winterset Lions Club will be serving up “Americana Food” – hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixings – and there will be a martial arts demonstration during the concert intermission. And if you’re not a regular, go check them out tonight!
The forecast looks like we might see a bit of a cool-down this weekend but if you’ve just had enough of being outside in the heat and humidity, head over to The Iowa for Ocean’s 8 (PG-13). Sandra Bullock (Debbie Ocean) leads her cohorts in an epic jewel heist in this slick and smart heist movie that freshens things up with the all-female cast. If you’re a look-ahead kind of movie-goer, make plans for Incredibles 2—it will be at The Iowa starting July 12th and running for 2 weekends.
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce a the Winterset Parks & Recreation are hosting the second concert in the First Friday Concert Series this Friday, July 6th. Malcolm Wells and the Two-Timers will provide the entertainment, which is sponsored by Pine Creek, Ltd., and Lowe Chiropractic Clinic. During the music intermission, there will be a presentation of a Quilt of Valor to a special veteran. Additionally, join the Parks and Recreation Department for a bike ride around town prior to the concert, beginning at 5:00 pm. Food (Up in Smoke BBQ) and drinks will be available for sale by 6:00 pm, and the music begins at 7:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and relax on the gently sloping hillside, and listen to some of the areas best musical entertainers!
Winterset Parks & Recreation will 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.
It’s not too late to get registered for The Refuge 5K Color Run which will happen Saturday, July 7th, at 9:30 am. In fact, if you’re quick and get registered today, you can still qualify for the early bird price.
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.
Hold On, a cover & dance band specializing in rock music spanning five decades, will showcase their energetic entertainment at The Winterset Cidery on Saturday, July 7th. Up in Smoke will begin serving at 5:30 pm and the music will jive from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. There is a $5 cover charge and it’s probably a good idea to bring a lawn chair.
- Intro to Wheel Throwing (pottery) on July 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
- Into the Wild Blue Yonder camp for kids July 10th through 12th
- Screen Painting for Kids July 14th
- Ceramics Weekend July 14th and 15th (six workshops to choose from!)
See all the details and find out how to register at the Winterset Art Center website. By the way, have you seen the new WAC logo? We think it’s pretty swell!
The Jester Puppets will visit the Winterset Public Library on Monday, July 9th, from 10:00 to 11:00 am to present Jolly Roger – A Musical Pirate Adventure. This is a high energy, interactive, family friendly show. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as pirates, as they will be learning how to walk, talk, and sing like a pirate. There are still spots open; preregister at this link.
The Winterset Public Library is also hosting Teen Bingo on Monday, July 9th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. There will be snacks, and prizes for the winners. Registration for teen events is at this link.
There’s still time to register dancers for all of the great opportunities happening soon at Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio. Saturday, July 7th, is the Dance Intensive featuring guest choreographers Misha Gabriel and Teddy Forance. Be Moana Day Camp for Preschooler and Kindergarteners is July 9th through 13th from 10:00 to Noon. Descendents & Trolls Day Camps for Intermediate & Advance Dancers is also Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Register for any of these events at the Winterset Ballet website.
The Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset program on Wednesday, July 11th, will be a lunch and learn at the Winterset Public Library on the topic of meal planning. Fareway Dietitian, Caitlyn Ferin, will share tips for developing a successful meal plan, answer nutrition questions, and provide delicious samples from Fareway. Attendees will leave with plenty of new recipes ideas, health tips, and Fareway goodies. Registration is required—call the library at 462-1731 or register online.
Village Bootery (on the south side of the square) is celebrating 25 years in business with an anniversary celebration July 12th through 14th. Owner Terri Kuhns has a great party planned complete with refreshments, sales and free gifts. Plan to help Terri celebrate and find some new shoes in the process.
The Winterset Stage has room still in their final Summer Stage Educational Workshop. No Words Allowed! will be held July 23rd through 26th and focuses on movement and mime. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 to Noon, and Thursday from 9:00 to 5:00 with final performance for families and friends at 5:00 pm. Register at The Winterset Stage’s website or by calling 462-5156.
On Friday, July 27th, the Iowa Quilt Museum will host a motorcoach trip to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The trip will include a guided tour of the museum, a behind-the-scenes look at the preservation and storage rooms, and stops at two quilt stores for shopping. The fee is $94 per person which includes all admission costs and lunch. Dinner is on one’s own. See the full itinerary and registration information at the Iowa Quilt Museum’s website.
While many of us are in denial that school will be back in session in just 6 weeks, organizations the provide support for families needing school supplies are already getting a jump on their back-to-school planning. The SchoolSupplies4KIDS Drive is in full swing at CRISP and 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.
Save the date for the Madison County Fair: July 18th through 22nd.
We’ll provide more information in future posts!
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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