Tonight, August 16th, is another round of Trivia Night at the Winterset Cidery. Arrive about 6:30 to fill your glass and get ready to test your mental skills.
Winterset Parks and Recreation has more fun programs ready for this fall. Registration for several of them will end on Friday, August 17th, so explore their website and find something fun to do! Here are just a couple of the things you’ll find available…
Youth Fall Tennis Fun
Boys and girls in 2nd through 4th grades can learn basic tennis skills through fun drills and tennis games. This camp happens August 21, 23, 28 and 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the City Tennis Courts by the Aquatic Center. The fee $15.00 and registration closes Friday, August 17th.
Youth Flag Football
Starting August 27th and continuing through mid October, youth flag football takes place at the Martin Marietta Fields/Softball Complex. 2nd through 4th grade boys and girls (2018/19 school year) are welcome and the fee is $20. Participants are divided into teams with adult volunteer coaches. If YOU are interested in coaching, contact the WPRD. Games are held primarily Monday evenings, practices are determined by coaches.
Meet the Huskies night will be Friday, August 17th, at McGaffin Field. Kick-off ALL the Fall Activities – band, cheerleaders, color guard, cross country, dance team, football, and volleyball. The Booster Club Cart will be open so be sure to check out the new clothing. The Quarterback Club concession stand will begin serving steak sandwiches at 5 pm. Introductions to begin at 6:00 pm. Come out and support WHS!
The Winterset Aquatic Center closes for the year tomorrow, Friday, August 17th. The annual Doggie Dive marks the conclusion of the swimming season. Small dogs (under 30 pounds) can swim from 6:30 – 7:15 pm, and large dogs (over 30 pounds) can swim dive in at 7:30 pm. The cost is $3 per dog which helps support the Winterset Dog Park project.
Bring your zucchini to the Madison County Farmer’s market this Saturday, August 18th, at 9:00 am and enter the Biggest Zucchini Contest. Winners will be announced at 11:00 and prizes will be awarded. And while you’re there, you can pick up a few other things, too!
Saturday, August 18th, classes will be held at 1st Avenue Collective on two different types of bracelets, Riveted Patina Bracelet class at 10:00 am and Embossed Riveted Cuff Bracelet class at 1:30 pm. Pre-registration is required, so please call 1st Avenue Collective at 515-505-4396 to reserve your space. See their Facebook page for more details.
Re:home will be open again August 9th through 12th and 16th through 19th. Visit them at 106 N 1st Avenue and check out their ever changing inventory. Hours can be found on their Facebook page.
Saturday, August 18th the Winterset Cidery will be hosting the Central Iowa Auto Club’s Car-Bike show starting at 5:00 pm, and live music with Nate Nelson & the State Street Band from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of cool cars, exceptional cider, good food, and great music! Up in Smoke begins serving at 5:30 and there will be a $5 cover charge.
Described by some as “one of the best movies of the year”, Mission Impossible: Fallout is at 97% on the Rotten Tomatometer and seems to be loved by everyone. It’s got that finely-tuned, perfect blend of every technical element that it takes to make a great action film, all in service of a fantastic script and anchored by great action performances to not just work within the genre but to transcend it. For the first time in this franchise, director Christopher McQuarrie has made what is basically a direct sequel to the previous film, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” “Fallout” isn’t the kind of film one often gets pumped for in regard to performance, but even those are better than average here. It’s fascinating to see how Cruise is finally allowing his age to show a little bit and even stumbles a few times. This instills more relatability in a character who would have been less interesting as a superhuman spy. Get out this weekend and enjoy this fast pasted action thriller at The Iowa.
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses opens for the Mum Season at 9:00 am on Monday, August 20th.
Thursday, August 23rd is the first day of school for the Winterset school district. (Also for I-35 and Earlham.) Keep an eye out for the traffic changes and increase in pedestrian traffic! And maybe send out some positive vibes for teachers, students and parents at about 8:15 next Thursday morning! Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 21st, for Elementary (4:30 to 6:00 pm) and Middle School (5:00 to 6:30 pm) students , and Freshman Orientation at the High School is Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist, will be speaking at the Jackson Building on the Madison County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:00 am – Noon. He will cover topics such as:
- Current cash rental & land ownership survey results
- Determining a fair cash rent for 2019
- Tenant/Landlord communications
- Strategies for writing & terminating a farm lease
Cost is $20 per person or couple payable at the event by cash or check only. Register by calling Madison County Extension at 515-462-1001
Join artist, Amy Maiers on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for a beginner’s lesson in the simple, yet timeless, art of Origami. This Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset session will take place at the Winterset Art Center. Origami requires focus that in turn helps to improve concentration and attention. The simple act of paper folding can teach people how to work through frustration and encourages them to ask for help from others. You do not need any art experience but patience is required. Origami is easily transportable and fun for all ages. All necessary materials will be provided.
Plan to make a trip to your attic this weekend and dig out that thing you inherited somehow that you’ve always been wanting to know more about. Author and appraiser, Mark Moran, will be at the Winterset Public Library on Friday, August 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm evaluating personal items, as well as offering an educated appraisal and history of the objects. Mark is the author of over 25 antiques & collectibles books, and has appeared on PBS Antiques Roadshow. This event is free but is limited to one item per person. Registration is required. Please call 515-462-1731 for your time slot. The opinions offered at this event are informal and not considered a certified appraisal for tax or insurance purposes.
ITEMS ALLOWED FOR APPRAISAL:
Fine Art, Furniture, Ceramics, Glassware, Metalware, Advertising, Folk Art, Toys, Clocks, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Photography, Books, Musical Instruments, and Sports Memorabilia.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED FOR APPRAISAL:
All Weapons (including swords & knives), Fine Jewelry, Gemstones, Coins & Paper Money, Traps, Nazi Memorabilia, and Beanie Babies.
The Winterset Kiwanis will host their Summer Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 25th, from 7:00 to 11:00 am at the American Legion Hall. Cost is $6 and proceeds benefit children in Madison County. Come hungry!
Rikki Kissell from Small Town Styles is coming back to the Winterset Public Library and she will be presenting a series of hair classes to help you learn the art of hair. Monday, August 27 at 6:00 pm the topic is Styling with a FlatIron. Have you ever wanted to do more with your flat iron than just straighten your hair? This is the class for you. Rikki will be showing you how to curl your hair along with other fun tricks you can do with your flat iron. Please bring your own flat iron. Registration is required, either online or by calling the library at 515-462-1731.
Other sessions in the Art of Hair Series to keep in mind:
Monday, September 24th, at 6:00 pm: Guys and Dolls Hair Class for male caregivers of girls
Monday, October 22nd, at 6:00 pm: Braiding 2.0.
The Winterset Cidery is teaming up with HCI hospice care services for this Sea of Compassion Fundraiser on Thursday, September 13th. Proceeds from the event will support special, end-of-life experiences and quality-of-life needs for hospice patients in our community. Call 515-205-5005 to RSVP and purchase tickets, or purchase tickets online.
We would like to extend our Congratulations to our fellow Winterset Citizens at McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C., for being named as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today. We’re grateful to have valuable employers in our community!
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C. (MHC&S) was recently named as one of the 2018 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 firms.
Firms from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine the honor. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking.
“We are so happy to be recognized again this year with this amazing award. Our firm is an outstanding place to work due to our leaders modeling the way for us in how they serve others on a daily basis,” said Cindy Wubben, MHC&S Director of Human Relations. As one of the most established and largest local accounting firms in central Iowa, MHC&S has provided assurance and accounting services, tax planning and preparation services, and business consulting services to individuals and businesses for nearly 75 years. In addition to the traditional service, MHC&S offers specialized services including estate planning, fraud detection, deterrence and Red Flag Reporting, QuickBooks consulting, business valuations, cost segregation studies, financial advisory services, succession planning, and more. The firm has earned the distinction of being named one of the Best Accounting Firms To Work For in the nation by Accounting Today for five of the past six years, Des Moines Business Record’s annual “Best of Des Moines Event-Accounting Category” nine of the past eleven years, as well as Des Moines Register’s top 100 Workplaces in Iowa in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 in Small Business. In 2017, they also were named the Best Company in Iowa for Work/Life balance.
Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
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
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
Midwest Heritage Bank
Pine Creek Ltd.
Rusty Stars Alpacas
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department