Yoga at the Quilt Museum is tonight, September 20th at 5:30 pm. This will be a session of what is known as restorative yoga which is both very relaxing and accessible to novices. Afterward participants can enjoy some social time with restorative chocolates and Madison County wines.
It’s Trivia Night again at the Winterset Cidery tonight, September 20th, at 7:00 pm. It looks like the trivia season is winding down so don’t miss the opportunity to impress your table-mates with your vast amounts of useless knowledge!
The screen at Iowa Theater will be jam-packed in the coming week with four different films. The weekend feature is the mystery thriller The Nun. When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. R / 1 hr, 36 min
On Monday at 6:00 pm enjoy a FREE community screening of Wonder. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food or unopened hygiene or household item for Matura. Items specifically requested (though not required to donate): hamburger helpers, applesauce, condiments, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish soap, laundry soap, & toilet paper. Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. PG / 1hr, 53 min
On Tuesday at 6:30 pm, the Iowa Quilt Museum is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Pieced Together, the first documentary film about the American quilt square trail movement. Directed by Peabody Award-winning veteran of ABC News, Julianne Donofrio, Pieced Together tells the story of how one woman’s love for her mother changed the American landscape and saved her life after job loss, breast cancer, and multiple health concerns. At this special screening, filmmaker Julianne Donofrio will share a presentation about the creation of the film.
Donna Sue Groves wanted to pretty up an old barn for her mother, a quilter, by hanging a wooden square painted like a quilt block. The idea sparked a grassroots phenomenon known as “Barn Quilt Trails”…and created a cross-country community that has helped Donna Sue piece together her life after job loss and cancer.
Madhaus Gallery is hosting two creative events this weekend: Nuno Felting and Marble Making in the Hot Shop. Both are Saturday, September 22nd; felting at 9:00 am and Marbles at noon. To reserve your spot, contact Robin at 515.707.4309.
Angel Wings & CT, Pine Creek, Village Bootery, and The Iowa Theater have partnered with our local Bras for the Cause organization to bring the community a Fall Fashion Show this Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 am at The Iowa. Ticket Sales will benefit our local Bras for the Cause Chapter and funds will 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.
The Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education will host Evening Under the Stars this Saturday, September 22nd on behalf of the Madison County Conservation Board.
The social hour will begin the Pammel Park Lodge at 5:30 pm with live music provided by Brick Imerman and local wine and beer. A homemade dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and the live auction will begin at 7:00 pm. This year, MCFEE aims to raise $16,000 to contribute towards the next exhibit design phase for the new Madison County Conservation Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Country Rock artist Ted Stockton will be playing at Covered Bridges Winery this Saturday, September 22nd. Music will go from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and Karam’s Mediterranean Grill will be set up from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. There is a $5 cover. Summer music events are held outside so take along a lawn chair as outdoor seating is limited.
4H enrollment is now open.
Did you know that 4Hers are 4 times more likely to give back to their communities? They’re also 2 times more likely than non-4Hers to make healthy choices. Interested in STEM? 4Hers are twice as likely to participate in STEM-related activities. You don’t even have to live in the country or on a farm to be in 4H. 4H is for EVERYONE! Cost is only $40 for the year, and the opportunities that being a 4Her provides in invaluable. To join or for more information, please contact Casey Westrand at CaseyW@iastate.edu or call the Madison County Extension Office at 462-1001.
If you’re a guy and have a little doll in your life, take note! Rikki Kissell from Small Town Styles will be at the Winterset Public library on Monday, September 24th, at 6:00pm for a Guys and Dolls Hair Class. The goal is to help guide male caregivers and parents through the art of ponytails and braids. She will also share some of her favorite tips and tricks for messy hair and have some fun hair products and accessories for you to try and take home. The is the second installment in Rikki’s Art of Hair Series at the library.
A reminder that the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle is extending an invitation to 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. 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. 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 today, September 20th, by email to email@example.com or by phone, 515-462-1001. Learn more about the program for the day at THIS LINK.
Preservation Iowa has chosen Madison County to host their 19th Annual County School Preservation Conference. Each year, county school preservationists and enthusiasts gather to learn the history and techniques to preserve Iowa’s county schools. This year, the focus of the two-day event is the role that a one-room country school can play in a complex of historical buildings. Friday’s program in Winterset includes workshops and Saturday will be filled with tours of country schools and other historic sites across both Madison and Dallas counties.
On Saturday Ron Howell, who invited Preservation Iowa to bring this conference to Winterset, will coordinate activities, which include a tour of the Madison County Historical Complex and visits to covered bridges and preserved rural schools in Dallas and Madison counties. Lunch will be held at the historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, followed by tours of the hotel, the historic Carnegie Library and the Alton School at the Forest Park Museum complex operated by the Dallas County Conservation Board. The conference brochure and registration form can be obtained at the Madison County Historic Preservation Commission website or by contacting Ron Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, September 29th, the Iowa Quilt Museum will welcome Madison County resident and Iowa State Fair board member, Jerry Parkin, and Iowa State Fair Superintendent of Fabrics & Threads, Dorothy Faidley. The Iowa State Fair Panel Discussion will be a ‘Q&A’ format moderated by IQM Director Megan Barrett. Jerry & Dorothy will share stories and insights from their years working at the fair. Remember the exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum right now is Blue Ribbon Quilts of the Iowa State Fair and it’s on display through October 14th. There are a handful of quilts in the exhibit by Madison County residents!
Beginning October 2nd, HCI Hospice Care Services and Madison County Health Care System will be offering an educational grief support group, “Understanding Your Grief,” using material from Dr. Alan Wolfelt and the Center for Loss and Life Transition.
“Understanding Your Grief” will meet for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Winterset Library, located at 123 N. 2nd St. in Winterset. Participants will receive copies of Dr. Wolfelt’s book “Understanding Your Grief” and “The Understanding Your Grief Journal.” Groups will learn about Dr. Wolfelt’s 10 essential touchstones for finding hope and healing through loss, these touchstones include: Dispelling the Misconceptions about Grief, Embracing the Uniqueness of Your Grief and Understanding the Six Needs of Mourning.
The groups are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required as seats for each group are limited. Contact HCI Hospice Care Services’ local bereavement counselors, Mike Albert, (641) 216-3627, or Patti Albert, (641) 342-2888 for more information or to register for a group.
Beginning Wednesday, October 3, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Madison County will be offering Great Beginnings for Families. In this five-week skills building program the following topics will be covered: positive discipline and guidance, helping children resolve conflict, basic principles of child development, handling uncomfortable emotions and feelings, and encouraging learning through play.
“Our goal is to help parents realize the strengths they already have along with gaining some new knowledge, skills and techniques to assist them in providing and building a solid foundation to raise awesome children and create a happy, healthy family,” said Rosa Gonzalez, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Family Life Specialist and Great Beginnings facilitator. “Parents will come away from this course with more confidence in their abilities as parents and reduce behavior problems along with encouraging and supporting their children as they grow.”
Great Beginnings for Families will take place on Wednesdays, October 3rd through October 31st from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Madison County Extension Office, located at 117 N John Wayne Drive in Winterset, Iowa. There is no fee to participate but registration is required. Register online or call the ISU Extension office at 515-462-1001. Please register by Monday, October 1st.
The 2018 Covered Bridge Festival is just three weeks away! If you are part of an organization that would like to have an entry in the Covered Bridge Festival Parade on Sunday, October 14th, you can download the application from the Chamber of Commerce website.
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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.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department