Great People, Great Things
Since 2014 the Mentor Iowa Program has provided support for at least 150 children in Madison County. Mentor Iowa started by helping with Christmas gifts for youth that would not have received any gifts. Many times Mentor Iowa is able to help provide support on a short timeline, something that other agencies are not always able to do.
Mentor Iowa also helps families throughout the year with needs that a family might not be able to afford. Mentor Iowa has helped with sports equipment, uniforms, school supplies, family needs, sports camp fees and extra curricular fees and supplies.
Juvenile Court Officer Phil Douglas says of Mentor Iowa, “I am impressed to say that I have never been turned down for a request for either a child or family. I am really happy to hear that Mentor Iowa is also interested in expanding the mentoring program and group activities program into Madison County as it would be so beneficial to our kids. Group activities have included Iowa Cubs games, Des Moines Zoo, Omaha Zoo, Civic Center Shows, Art Center, craft activities, & Adventureland. Every study I have run across talks about the short and long term benefits of mentoring to our children. When I first asked if Mentor Iowa would assist children in Madison County they did not ask where the children lived, just what they needed. Mentor Iowa has been a great asset to our kids and families.”
The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle has just made their 2nd quarter donation for this year to Mentor Iowa. A check in the amount of $6,310 was awarded on Wednesday, August 29th. Great job ladies!!
Back to Dance Night at Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio will be held Thursday, August 30th, beginning at 5:00 pm. Drop by to meet the staff, try out a new class, pick up discounted in-stock dancewear items, $5 t-shirts, door prizes and more! Free classes begin at 5:30 pm with a Jazz class for kids and conclude with a 6:00 pm Adult fitness class. You do not need to be currently enrolled.
Looking for something for your 2 or 3 year old? How about Twinkle Babies with Winterset Ballet and Dance’s Twinkle Star Dance program. These pre-tap and pre-ballet classes are designed to keep little ones engaged while being introduced to dance and movement. Join Winterset Ballet & Dance for Sparkle Day, Friday, August 31st, at 10:00 am and try a free class. Two-year-old class will be held from 10:00 to 10:30am and three-year-old class will be 10:30 to 11:00 am. Already enrolled? You can still come and join in the fun! There will be special discounts and giveaways. Click HERE to sign up.
1st Avenue Collective is offering two jewelry-making opportunities on Saturday, September 1st. At 10:30 am students in the A Penny for your Thoughts Necklace class will design a Penny Necklace using stamping and hammering techniques and melting sterling silver solder to frame a penny. Cost is $28.
At 1:30pm a Basic Metal Stamping class will begin. Students will design a monogram sterling silver bracelet using stamping and hammering techniques. It is a quick and easy process and you can make up to two initials or design charms along with a Swarovski Crystal. Cost is $48.
Pre-registration is required for either class. Please call 1st Avenue Collective at 515- 505-4396 to reserve your space.
Enjoy the flavors cooked up by Up in Smoke and the music by Crosswind at the Winterset Cidery on Saturday, September 1st, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Crosswind is a six-piece band based right here in Winterset that performs a variety of music. Their music includes tunes from The Eagles, Carly Simon, George Strait, Marshall Tucker, Bon Jovi and various other bands from the 50’s thru the 80’s. Up in Smoke will begin serving at 5:30. There is a $5 cover charge. Bring a lawn chair as outdoor seating is limited.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is holding over at The Iowa for one more weekend of evening-only showings. The matinees on Saturday and Sunday will be Disney’s Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin—now a family man living in London—receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends—Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life. PG / 1 hr, 43 min
ABBY NORMAL is a classic rock cover band with a song selection aimed to delight and they’ll be playing at Covered Bridges Winery on Sunday, September 2nd, from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Timeless rock songs that strike a chord for a wide age group make this band a true crowd pleaser. Experienced performers, professional equipment and a love for entertaining — ABBY NORMAL will give the crowd a night to remember! $5 cover, Karam’s Mediterranean Grill serving 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair as outdoor seating is limited!!
Union State Bank will be hosting their 2018 Client & Community Appreciation Picnic on Thursday, September 6th. A dinner of pork loin and ribeye sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, sides and beverage will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at their location at 611 W. Hwy 92 and there will be live music by 2 if by C.
Also Thursday, September 6th, it’s another Trivia Night at the Winterset Cidery.
The Farmers & Merchants State Bank Customer Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Friday, September 7th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Winterset Main Bank on the square. Enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch on tables provided by the American Legion Hall.
The Iowa will host two live music events in the month of September. On Friday, September 7th, Danika & The Jeb, and on Saturday, September 15th, Connemara Lads. Tickets are $10 and are available on The Iowa’s website.
September 13th through 15th, Winterset will play host to a quilting retreat titled At Home with Marianne Fons. Participants will quilt for three days with Marianne Fons and also spend some time getting to know our community. Two of the events during the retreat are open to the public:
- Ask me Anything, Thursday, September 13th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at The Iowa. Marianne Fons, Victoria Findlay Wolfe andPaula Nadelstern (all BIG names in the quilting industry) will field questions from the audience who can, literally, ask them anything. Winterset’s Tony Jacobson will moderate. Having these three quilting celebrities all under one roof is HUGE…and it’s happening right here! Tickets are $45.
- Trunk Show with Linzee McCray, Friday, September 14th, 7:00 at the Iowa Quilt Museum. Linzee Kull McCray is a freelance writer and author with a focus on textile-, craft-, and art-related topics. She frequently writes profiles and features for magazines and blogs, and is the author of Art Quilts of the Midwest and Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric. She designs feed-sack inspired fabrics for Moda—her first line, Feed Sacks: True Blue, debuted in stores in April, 2017—and designs quilts under the name Clark Street Quilts with her business partner Pam Ehrhardt. Linzee grew up in California and now resides in Iowa. Tickets are $15.Purchase tickets in advance through the Iowa Quilt Museum. Tickets will be available at the door if space allows.
The Winterset Stage will produce Scrooge the Musical this year December 6th through 10th. Even though that date is a long way off, rehearsals will start in October and auditions are Sunday, September 30th, and Monday, October 1st. Before any of that, though, they invite anyone who is even remotely interested in the production to the ScripTease on Sunday, September 16th at 6:00 pm at the Iowa Theater. You’ll have a chance to read the script, hear the songs and learn about what roles are available. It’s very informal and everyone is welcome. The Winterset Stage wants you to know that this show will have roles for both adults and children, not every role will require singing and the rehearsal schedule will be created with families’ schedules in mind. Maybe you want to consider making it a family event this fall!
Clean out the basement & attic…fall city-wide Garage Sale will be held Saturday, September 15th.
The always-amazing Winterset Public Library has several new programs starting up next week…
- World War I: the Great War – Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
- Tai-Chi: Moving for Better Balance series – Tuesdays, September 11 through October 30, 10:00-10:30 am
- Photography Workshop: Introduction to Ways of Seeing Our World and Capturing Images – Tuesday, September 11 & 18, 6:30-8:00 pm
- Wellness Wednesday Lunch & Learn: Apps for Health & Wellness – Wednesday, September 12, Noon-1:00 pm
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John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
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