Here at The Winterset Citizen WE LOVE BOOKS! Imagine how excited we were when we discovered that today is National Book Lovers Day. Wander over to the Library and tell them how much you appreciate them and love the fact that we have free access to thousands of books!
At 6pm TONIGHT on the square will be the Winterset High School Marching Band Ice Cream Social. Join the Marching Huskies for their first performance of the season! They’ve been at Band Camp all week and would love to show off their hard work by giving you a small preview of the first halftime performance. Root beer floats will be available for a free will donation.
re:home will be open August 9th – 12th and 16th – 19th, visit them at 106 N 1st Avenue and check out their ever changing inventory. Hours can be found on their Facebook page.
The Central Iowa Auto Club will be having a Classic Car Show N Shine on the square in Winterset from 4 – 7pm on Saturday, August 11th. There is no entry fee, and there are door prizes for car entrants. So bring your classic car out to enjoy the sunshine! Always free to the public.
August 5th through 11th is National Farmers Market Week! From 8:00am until noon on Saturday, visit the Winterset Farmers Market as they celebrate with prizes & coloring pages for the kids. The first 20 customers this Saturday will receive a FREE re-useable shopping bag!!
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again is a joyful visit back to the beautiful Greek island of Kalokairi. The movie is a prequel/sequel hybrid of a movie and in the prequel scenes, Lily James plays a young Donna, graduating from Oxford before heading off on an endless holiday wherein she will try on a pair of dungarees and a trio of handsome suitors. Meanwhile, in the present (10 years after the first movie), Amanda Seyfried’s Sophie is striving to fulfill her mother’s vision with the newly renovated Hotel Bella Donna, while wrestling with the prospect of history repeating itself on this idyllic island. While the first film was more about Donna’s (Meryl Streep) relationships with the three potential fathers of her daughter, the second film is more about the connection between the mother, daughter and grandmother. The past and present are threaded together with both top 10 ABBA hits (some a repeat of the first movie) and lesser known B sides.
Some might call it predictable, but how can you not love the wonderful exuberance of “Dancing Queen”. Mama Mia! Here We Go Again plays through this weekend at The Iowa theater.
Art Together Tuesday will be this coming Tuesday, August 14th. Drop in anytime between 11am -2pm. Bring a project you are working on or drop in to see what Katie and Cheryl are up to. Extra supplies will be available if you would like to try your hand at something new. Be inspired, learn from each other, and enjoy your Winterset Art Center in the company of friends. Stay 30 minutes or 3 hours. Free!!
The August 15th deadline to sign up for the Master Gardener class with Madison County Extension office is coming up soon. Please call RoxAnn Rhoads at 515-462-2510 or visit their website if you have any questions.
Join the Madison County Conservation Board’s naturalist Wednesday, August 15th 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Hanson Prairie for an evening hike. Participants will have time to view the prairie and see first hand the results of a spring prairie burn. No registration necessary, anyone interested in participating should plan to meet at the gate of Hanson prairie at 6:30 pm. The hike will last about 45 min – 1 hour.
Come one, come ALL! Trivia Night at The Cidery will be Thursday, August 16th. 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 August 17th, so explore their website and find something fun to do! A few options are listed below.
Youth Fall Tennis Fun
August 21, 23, 28 and 30, 3:30 to 4:30, at City Tennis Courts. 2nd-4th grade boys and girls, fee $15.00. Basic skills are taught using fun drills and tennis games. Balls and racquets are provided. Registration ends August 17.
Youth Flag Football
August 27th to mid October at Martin Marietta Fields – Softball Complex. 2nd-4th grade boys and girls (2018/19 school year), fee $20.00. Participants are divided into teams with adult volunteer coaches. If YOU are interested in coaching, contact the WPRD. Games held primarily Monday evenings, practices determined by coaches. Registration ends August 17.
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 will begin at 6 pm. Come out and support WHS!
Saturday, August 18th classes will be held at the 1st Avenue Collective on two different types of Riveted Bracelets. Please see their Facebook page for more details.
The Cidery will be hosting live music with Nate Nelson & the State Street Band on Saturday, August 18th from 7-10pm. Come enjoy an amazing evening of exceptional cider, good food, great music! Enjoy the flavors cooked up by Up in Smoke! and the music by NATE NELSON & THE STATE STREET BAND. Up in Smoke! begins serving at 5:30 and there will be a $5 cover charge.
Check out this nice sized bass that was caught here in Madison County last weekend. Feel free to guess where it was caught, although I’m not sure our fishermen are ready to share the location of their newly acquired favorite fishing hole. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license!
AND our intrepid traveler should be home this weekend and we will be reunited once again. We hope you have enjoyed our escapades as we have wandered about abroad and in our own country. Remember, “…Not all those who wander are lost …” – J.R.R. Tolkien.
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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
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Rusty Stars Alpacas
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
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