The Winterset Cidery and HCI Hospice Care Services are teaming up for a unique fundraiser – The Bucket Bash – tonight, September 13th. There will literally be buckets full of loot to win and in the process you can support HCI Hospice and their efforts to fulfill end-of-life wishes for patients and their families.
Today through Saturday, Winterset will welcome a couple dozen quilters who are here to spend the weekend sewing with Marianne Fons and getting to know our community. Two of the events during the retreat are open to the public, one of them this afternoon. Ask me Anything, today, September 13th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm at The Iowa. Marianne Fons, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Paula Nadelstern (all BIG names in the quilting industry) will field questions from the audience who can, literally, ask them anything. Winterset’s Tony Jacobson (manager at Piece Works quilt shop) will moderate. Tickets are $45 and can still be purchased at the door. Quilting-types take note—this event falls into that ‘once in a lifetime’ category!
It’s a home football game this Friday. The 9th grade team starts at 4:45 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm. The Marching Huskies will perform during half time of the varsity game.
Another part of the quilting retreat is the Trunk Show with Linzee McCray this Friday, September 14th, at 7:00 pm 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 also designs feedsack 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. At this event, Linzee will share information about feed sacks as well as her fabric and quilts. Guests can also enjoy desserts and a Madison County wine tasting. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets in advance through the Iowa Quilt Museum or at the door.
Start your day on Saturday visiting garage sales (and the farmer’s market) and finding some treasures!
Join instructors Sandra Geronimo and Gina Crow for an evening of wine and jewelry making during the Wine & Design Bracelet Class at 1st Avenue Collective on Saturday, September 15th, at 6:00 pm. Students will make 2-3 sterling silver and gold filled cuff bracelets after learning to form, hammer and texture metal. No jewelry experience needed just a desire to create.
Cost: $50 for 2 bracelets, 1 sterling silver & 1 gold filled, $65 for 3 bracelets, 2 sterling silver & 1 gold filled. Pre-registration is required. Call 1st Avenue Collective at 515-505-4396 to reserve your space. Please specify if you are registering for 2 or 3 bracelets.
Crazy Rich Asians is taking The Iowa by storm this weekend. Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse—Nick’s disapproving mother. PG – 13 / 2 hr, 1 min
Saturday night, The Iowa will take a break from the golden screen for some live music with the Connemara Lads. Two champion Irish musicians from County Galway, the Connemara Lads are visiting Iowa on a unique AgArts Farm-to-Artist Residency Program that brings the duo to New Hope Farm, a beautiful diversified working farm, near LaMotte. AgArts’ mission is to promote local, sustainable foods and support connections between arts, farms, and rural communities. See the Connemara Lads in action and help support AgArts on Saturday, September 14th, 7:00 pm at The Iowa. (Who doesn’t love an Irish accent?!) Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Saturday’s high is forecasted for 85˚, so it will also be a lovely night to grab a cold cider and enjoy some outdoor music. (How awesome to have TWO live music options on a Saturday night! A motivated person could actually catch a set and a drink at the Cidery before heading to The Iowa.) The Winterset Cidery will host the musical group Hold On on Saturday, September 15th, for their last live music event of the season. Hold On is a premier cover/dance band playing classic rock spanning 5 decades—a professional, energetic show you can’t get enough of. Up in Smoke will begin serving at 5:30 pm, the band starts at 6:00, and there is a $5 cover charge. Bring a lawn chair as outdoors seating is limited.
The Winterset Stage invites anyone who is interested in participating in their next production, “Scrooge” to a 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 casting and the rehearsal schedule. 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! The actual auditions for Scrooge are coming up in a couple of weeks—Sunday, September 30th, and Monday, October 1st, 6:00 pm both night at The Iowa.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. Sounds like fun, right? The Winterset Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting Intro to Pickleball on Wednesday, September 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the tennis courts (by the aquatic center). Join them and learn how to play this exciting and fun game.
If you’re a yoga practitioner, or have thought about being one, try out some poses at the Iowa Quilt Museum on Thursday, September 20th. Yoga at the Quilt Museum will be led by IQM board member Deb Ohrn at 5:30 pm. Afterwards participants can enjoy some social time featuring chocolate and a Madison County wine tasting.
Angel Wings & CT, Pine Creek, Village Bootery, and The Iowa Theater have partnered with our local Bras for the Cause to bring the community a Fall Fashion Show on September 22nd at 10:00 am at The Iowa. Ticket Sales will benefit our local Bras for the Cause Chapter and stay right here in Madison County. The Fashion Show will feature clothing by Angel Wings & CT, purses and accessories by Pine Creek and shoes by Village Bootery. Pick up your tickets for $20 at participating businesses. Enjoy brunch while watching a fabulous fashion show and have a chance to win prizes and receive a coupon to use at each participating store.
Evening under the Stars is a special event hosted each year by Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education on behalf of the Madison County Conservation Board. Spend a fun-filled evening with friends at the historic Pammel Park Lodge and enjoy a social hour with local wine and beer, live musical entertainment, a delicious homemade meal, and live and silent auctions.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 22. The social hour will begin at 5:30 pm with live music provided by Brick Imerman. A homemade dinner will be served at 6 pm and the live auction will begin at 7 pm This year, MCFEE aims to raise $16,000 to contribute towards the next exhibit design phase for the new Madison County Conservation Center. Information on the proposed exhibits will be available for viewing during this year’s Evening Under the Stars Event.
Tickets are now on sale for $25/person or $250 per table (seats 10). To purchase your tickets, contact Michelle Leonard at 515-494-3560 or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets are also available to purchase in person at the Madison County Conservation Board office located at 2273 Clark Tower Road.
Two weeks ago we shared about the Madison County Women’s giving circle and their gift to Mentor Iowa. This week the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle is extending an invitation to like-minded women interested in joining the group. Their last regular meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 25th . The meeting starts at 6:30 at the back room of the Sports Page Grill. Optional dinner begins at 5:30. The Giving Circle exists to provide grants to qualifying non-profit or church sponsored programs serving the needs of women and/or children in Madison County. New members (women with a Madison County connection) and programs seeking qualifying grants are always welcome. At the regular quarterly meetings three grant seeking programs are drawn from a hat and speakers give a four-minute presentation followed by a four-minute question and answer period. Members vote on which project should win the grant and each member then writes a $50 check to that project. The process is fun, fast, and has a big impact! This year grants have topped $6,000. For more information on presenting for a grant, or becoming a member call Pat Nelson 515-468-0775, or Ester Mae Cox 515-468-1281.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Pheasants Forever will host a monarch and pollinator field day on September 26th near Winterset, Iowa. The field day is designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator habitat. The program will run from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and include a field tour of pollinator habitat planted by local landowners Don and Chris Eyerly and J.D. Schreurs. Attendees should meet at the Eyerly Farm (1671 Fox Trail, Winterset). There is no cost to attend the event and a complimentary lunch will be provided. To assist with meal planning, please RSVP to the ISU Extension and Outreach Madison County office by Thursday, September 20th, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 515-462-1001. Learn more about the program for the day at THIS LINK.
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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
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Winterset Optimist Club
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