Want to win a tailgating prize pack?
Head to the Madison County Extension Office to make your guess about the total score of the Iowa/Iowa State game on September 8th. Your prediction will go on a football or megaphone and hang in the window of the extension office. You must enter by 4:00pm on Friday, September 7th, and the winner will be announced on Monday, September 10th.
ISU Extension is also looking for fan CY-tings! Hashtag #ISUfanCYtings to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram while rocking your favorite Cyclone gear.
Union State Bank will be hosting their 2018 Client & Community Appreciation Picnic tonight, 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 tonight, 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 live music Friday, September 7th, with Danika & The Jeb. If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, singing about how life has treated them poorly, think again. Danika & the Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. Danika’s belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence, and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet warm voice and truthful lyrics.
Tickets are $10 and are available on The Iowa’s website or at the door.
Join the Central Iowa Auto Club for their last Classic Car Show & Shine of the season to be held on the Winterset square from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 8th. Enjoy oldies music and great classic vehicles! Free to the public and no entry fee for car participants. Door prizes to be drawn at 6:30pm. The Winterset Vocal Boosters will be on hand selling sandwiches as a fundraiser to replace choir robe stoles (that fancy thing that hangs around the neck).
The Meg starts and ends the weekend with Disney’s Christopher Robin sandwiched in the middle showing as a matinee on Saturday & Sunday. In The Meg, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. PG-13 / 1 hr, 52 min
The always-amazing Winterset Public Library has MODIFIED HOURS and several new programs starting up next week…
- World War I: the Great War – Monday, September 10th, 6:30 p.m.
- Tai-Chi: Moving for Better Balance series – Tuesdays, September 11th through October 30th, 10:00 to 10:30 am
- Photography Workshop: Introduction to Ways of Seeing Our World and Capturing Images – Tuesday, Sept. 11th & 18th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Wellness Wednesday Lunch & Learn: Apps for Health & Wellness – Wednesday, Sept. 12th, Noon to 1:00 pm
MODIFIED LIBRARY HOURS for September 12th to 14th while staff attend continuing education opportunities.
Wednesday, September 12th, 10:00 am – 1:00pm & 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 13th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, September 14th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Children’s programs including Tiny Tykes, Story Time, and Messy Munchkins will not be offered September 11th to 13th. The library will return to regular hours on Saturday, September 15th.
The Winterset Cidery and HCI Hospice Care Services are teaming up for a unique fundraiser – The Bucket Bash – on Thursday, 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 full end-of-life wishes for patients and their families.
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 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 will moderate. Having these three quilting celebrities all under one roof is HUGE…and it’s happening right here! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through the Iowa Quilt Museum.
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 or at the door.
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 14th, at 6:00pm. 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.
Fall city-wide Garage Sale will be held Saturday, September 15th.
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. While learning about Iowa and its agriculture, they will perform in eastern and central Iowa. Enjoy a concert and help support AgArts on Saturday, September 14th, 7:00 pm at The Iowa. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
The Winterset Stage invites anyone who is interested 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 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!
Did you know that we have two Pickleball courts at the city tennis courts? Did you even know that Pickleball was a game? 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.
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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available to purchase in person at the Madison County Conservation Board office located at 2273 Clark Tower Road.
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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.
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Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
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