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Community Resources in Service to People (or C.R.I.S.P.) has announced the need for winter boots to help area school children stay warm and dry during the winter months!
There is a drop-off box located just outside the C.R.I.S.P. office on the 2nd floor at 110 W. Washington St. in Winterset. Stop by anytime between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Friday & Saturday • 10/26 & 10/27 • 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Madison County Fairgrounds Swine Barn
This is the ‘PG’ Weekend at the Winterset FFA Alumni and Blue & Gold Boosters’ Haunted House so if your kids (or you) are not fans of the jump-out-and-scare-you version, this weekend is for you! Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Smallfoot, Rocky Horror Picture Show & Ghost
This week at The Iowa
The Warner Animated Smallfoot about a lovable yeti named Migo is sticking around at The Iowa for another weekend. These Winterset Citizens saw it last weekend and LOVED it!
Rocky Horror Pictures Show will be showing Friday and Saturday nights as well. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” General admission tickets for Rocky Horror are the normal $6 but for $13 you can get an interactive ticket which includes goodie bag of items for audience participation! IDs will be checked and patrons must be age 17 or accompanied by an adult. Special drinks will be available for purchase for patrons of legal age.
Exhibit Opening Reception
Saturday • 10/27 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum
The Iowa Quilt Museum has just unveiled a new exhibit. This display is titled Waste Not, Want Not and it’s all about quilts made from scraps and tiny pieces. Go check out the exhibit at their opening reception Saturday. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Saturday • 10/27 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Lodge
Celebrate this spooky holiday by spending an evening at the Pammel Park Lodge. Halloween Hikes is a yearly event that features live stories and skits along the lodge trail and tons of children’s activities inside the lodge. Each year, the stories and skits are presented by the Winterset High School Conservation Club. This year the theme for the event is “Stories of the Sky” which will feature Native American/Greek creation legends of how the stars, moon, and nighttime creatures came to be.
Costumes are encouraged but not required for this event. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Hayrack rides will be available from the lodge to the campground for trick-or-treating. The hayrack ride is included with the purchase of an event ticket. Tickets are $5 per person (children and adults). Children 3 and under are free. Hikes will leave the lodge every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm with the last leaving at 7:45 pm. You may reserve a hike time when you purchase a ticket.
To purchase tickets, contact the Madison County Conservation Board at 462-3536 or e-mail naturalist@madisoncountyparks.
Saturday • 10/27 • 6:30 pm AND 7:30 pm
Madison County Historical Complex
Learn Victorian mourning traditions, visit the Bevington Mansion set for the occasion, and hear how a widow observed Victorian customs during this FREE event at the Madison County Historical Complex.
After a short program in the Museum lounge, a lighted procession will proceed to the Bevington Mansion where a Victorian widow will explain her elaborate dress and the customs of the day. Appropriate organ and piano music will be played and mourners will greet you in the room where the body would have been viewed. The Madison County Historical Society appreciates that the Earlham Historical Society loaned several pieces from their collection to be used in this event.
Charles D. “Doc” Bevington built the mansion in 1856 and was extremely successful in all his endeavors – farms cross several states, livestock, purebred racing horses, and multiple businesses, including local bank president – that allowed him to amass a huge fortune. He died in 1903 and laid “in state” in this house where his funeral took place on November 16, 1903. The mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Madison County Historical Society invites you to come explore the customs of this era which form the basis of our current funeral traditions. This is an opportunity to go back over 100 years in time and learn more about the heritage of Winterset and Madison County. Please call 515-462-2134 to reserve your spot. (There are two start times: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.) Visit www.historyonthehill.com for more information.
Sk8n Station re-opens with a COSTUME PARTY!
Saturday • 10/27 • 7:00 pm
Put on a costume, a thick pair of socks, grab your honey (or the kids) and take a few turns around the skating rink on Saturday night during their opening night costume party.
DIY Barn Block Painting Class
Two session options • Sundays starting October 28th or Tuesdays starting October 30th
at the Iowa Quilt Museum
In the Midwest, “Barn Blocks,” painted panels representing patchwork quilt block designs, decorate barns, rural outbuildings, and garages in towns. In this three-session class, students will learn about American quilt block history, select a favorite block of their own, and learn special, no-fail techniques as they draft and paint their own 4’ x 4’ quilt block panel. Two sessions are running concurrently – Sunday afternoons OR Tuesday evenings.
Week 1: History/Design – Sunday, October 28th, 1:00 – 2:00
OR Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Week 2: Draft – Sunday, November 11th, 1:00 -2:30
OR Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Week 3: Paint – Sunday, November 18th, 1:00 – 4:00
OR Tuesday, November 20th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Register for either the Sunday OR Tuesday class and pay online HERE or in person at the IQM – 68 E Court, Winterset, Iowa. Questions: 515-462-5988 or director@IowaQuiltMuseum.org. Participants will also need a 4’x4’ piece of plywood, paint, a brush, and some straight edge tools. Wait until after the first class to purchase! $25 class fee — Sign up as a couple, with a friend, or yourself.
Monday • 10/29 • 10:30 am & 2:00 pm
The Winterset Public Library
10:30 a.m. – “Coco”
2:00 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus”
The library is offering Monday Movies with free popcorn on no-school days. Morning movies are kid/family-friendly; afternoon movies are tween/teen-friendly. These events are free and registration is available online or by calling the library at 462-1731.
Public Candidate Forum
Monday • 10/29• 6:30pm
Jackson Building at the Madison County Fairgrounds
The public is invited to a public candidate forum being sponsored by the Madison County Development Group and the Winterset Madisonian. Questions will be accepted in written form, and will be taken both in advance via email and letters to the newspaper, and from 6:30 – 7:00 on the night of the event. This will be a friendly, civil candidate forum, allowing candidates a brief chance to speak on their platforms as well as answer the questions submitted by the public. Candidates invited include: Diane Fitch, Phil Clifton and Alan Feirer (county supervisor); Vicki Brenner and Julian Garrett (Iowa Senate); Stan Gustafson and Ryan Marquardt (Iowa House). Advance questions can be submitted to the Madisonian via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written questions can also be submitted in person at the newspaper office, located at 215 N. First Ave. in Winterset, or mailed to our office at Winterset Madisonian P.O. Box 350. Please write “Candidate question submission” at the top, and indicate which candidate or candidates the question is intended for, such as county supervisors, etc.
Tuesday • 10/30
Winterset (and others)
Be sure you’re stocked with candy and ready to greet the little witches & goblins because they’re headed your way next Tuesday! The Winterset Square merchants will be treating from 3:30 – 5:00pm and the ‘around town’ tricking is from 5:30 – 7:00pm. You’ll find candy in many surrounding communities on Tuesday as well.
Old Oaks Project
Thursday • 11/1 • 6:00 pm
Pammel Park Nature Center
If you have been wondering how the oldest oak trees in Iowa were identified, this is the program for you. John Pearson, Iowa DNR Ecologist, will be giving a public presentation at the Pammel Park Nature Center where he will be telling the story of Dan Duvick’s research back in 1986 and how he worked with him to relocate the trees plus information from his incidental observations over the 30 years since then
P.O.W Camps in Iowa & the Midwest
Thursday • 11/1 • 6:30 pm
Winterset Public Library
Linda McCann will be leading a free informative presentation about WWII P.O.W.s at the Winterset Library on Thursday next week. Iowa had approximately 25,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war in two main camps in Algona and Clarinda, in addition to about 17 branch camps. The P.O.W.s worked in the fields; harvesting crops, detasseling corn, working on the farms, and also in canning factories, hemp factories, and the nurseries or southwest Iowa. These P.O.W.s literally saved the crops. No registration is required.
Fiddler on the Roof
Friday & Saturday • 11/2 at 7:00 pm • 11/3 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Winterset High School Auditorium
Dozens of young Winterset Citizens will be a part of the WHS production of Fiddler on the Roof next weekend. You can purchase tickets in advance at the High School activities office or at the door. Regular ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for student, and Activities Passes are accepted. You must show your Activities Pass and your ticket upon entering the auditorium. Priority seating is a new option this year: pay $2 extra per ticket for a reserved seat in the middle of the auditorium. This guarantees you a great seat WITHOUT having to arrive early. You must purchase tickets in advance to get priority seating.
Fall Watercolor Painting for Kids
Saturday • 11/3 • 10:00 am
The Winterset Art Center
The Winterset Art Center invites kids to enjoy the season by creating a beautiful Autumn scene with watercolors. Choose to paint one leaf, two leaves, or an entire tree—it’s up to the artist! Students will study the effects of wax resist and watercolor and once the projects are finished, end the day with a fun story. This event is recommended for ages 3-7 and ages 3 and 4 require a parent to be present. Class fee is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Please email email@example.com to register your child.
Saturday • 11/3 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery
Enjoy this all Iowa Artist event and sip a glass of award winning Iowa wine while you get a jump on your holiday shopping at Covered Bridges Winery’s first Fall Handmade Market. Only 61 days until Christmas!
Abstract Earring & Necklace classes
Saturday • 11/3 • Earrings at 10:00 am, Necklace at 2:00 pm
First Avenue Collective
In these class you will design a beautiful pair of abstract earrings OR necklace made with gemstones, sterling and fine silver. You will learn to form, texture and wire wrap. No jewelry experience necessary just a desire to create. All materials are provided including gemstones and sterling silver ear wires or an 18″ sterling silver chain.
Cost for the earring class: $40
Cost for the necklace class: $55
*Sign up for both classes and receive a $5.00 discount.
Registration is required for either class. Call 1st Avenue Collective at 515 505-4396 to secure your space.
Saturdays • 11/3 through 11/17 • 9am-Noon
This is an introduction to glassblowing class structured to give you a basic knowledge of the glassblowing studio, safety, and processes used to make beginner level projects (paperweights, ornaments, small vessels). The class meets for a total of 9 hours over three weeks and class size is limited. To reserve your spot, contact Robin at 515.707.4309. Cost is $425
Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Saturday • 11/3 • 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery
This band aims to play popular songs from the classic rock era that are not played by other local bands, so that the audience can have a uniquely enjoyable listening and dancing experience. They play the very best classic rock music from the 1960’s to the present, as well as some country and contemporary Irish music—sounds good to us! There is a $5 cover. Music will be on from 7:00 – 10:00pm and Sabores de Mexico will be serving food from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Scrooge! The Musical
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 5
The Winterset Stage
Sunday • 11/11 • 11:00am – 1:30 pm
Winterset High School Cafeteria
Get an early dose of tryptophan (the stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy) at the annual Optimist Turkey Dinner. This is a great community event to support the Winterset Optimists who, in turn, do a lot to support Winterset!
Saturday • 11/17 • 9:00 am
Winterset High School Gymnasium
Here are the winning parent/child teams from last year’s Turkey Trot with their free turkeys from HyVee. Form a team with your child and you can compete in this annual free throw shooting contest, too! There are three age groups for boys and girls: 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and high school. The high scoring team in each age group wins a free turkey. There is no fee to participate and you’ll have the turkey in plenty of time to thaw it up for Thanksgiving!
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American State Bank
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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.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department