It’s the third week of November, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have so many things for which to be thankful! Every time we write the “Weekend in Winterset” post, we marvel at how many opportunities we have here in Winterset and how fortunate we are to living in a community of citizens that work so diligently to provide a variety of events for entertainment and enrichment. We’re also grateful for the dozens of local businesses who support this blog so that we can provide this post to the community each week at no charge to the non-profit and civic groups whose events we feature. Here’s a special “Thank You” to a few more of our sponsors…
And, of course, there’s the Iowa Theater. They’re faithfully providing entertainment every week—classic films on Way Back Wednesday, newer films on the weekends, live musicians here and there—and providing a space for other community events like The Winterset Stage’s upcoming performance of Scrooge, the Musical.
Thank you to all of our Winterset Citizen Sponsors!
Zen Rock Painting
Thursday • 11/15 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Winterset Public Library
There’s still room in tonight’s session of this quiet, self-directed class. All supplies provided and seasonal/holiday ideas will be available for inspiration.
Christmas Open House
Friday – Sunday • 11/16 – 11/18
Angel Wings & CT
Stop in to enjoy refreshments, register for door prizes, and start your holiday shopping off with in- store specials at Angel Wings & CT this weekend. All jeans, leggings, coats, Christmas picks, and Farm House Fresh Body Care will be 20% off. They will be open seven days a week until Christmas with extended hours on Thursdays until 7:00 p.m. and Sundays 12-4:00 p.m. Shop local and find some unique gifts. Call them at 515-462-4227 with any questions.
Saturday • 11/18 • 8:30 – 1:30
Eight Shopping Locations!
Get a jump on your holiday shopping this Saturday by visiting the eight locations participating the annual Holiday Hop: First United Methodist Church, New Bridge Church, First United Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, First Christian Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Four Square Church, and the Winterset Art Center. Hop to all 8 locations and receive a punch on the card provided to be eligible for great prizes. Several of the locations will serve food as well to help you keep your strength up. You can download a full list of participating locations and what they’ll have to offer by CLICKING HERE.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms • Despicable Me 3
This week at The Iowa
Despicable Me 3 – FREE!
Monday • 11/19 • 10:30 am
The Iowa Theater
Take the kiddos (and yourself if you want! No judgement here!) to The Iowa on Monday for a FREE screening of Despicable Me 3. This is sponsored by the Winterset Optimist Club and the Winterset Public Library on this “No School Monday.”
Lions Club Soup Supper
Monday • 11/19 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
New Bridge Church
The Lions Club Soup Supper is another of those great food traditions here in Winterset—this one is in its 15th year! Warm up with a comforting bowl of soup on Monday, November 19th, and support the Lions Club.
Black Friday Night Out
Friday • 11/23 • 4:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winterset Dance Team at the High School
The Winterset Dance Team is providing a unique opportunity for parents who want to take full advantage of Black Friday shopping opportunities. You can leave your pajama-clad children in the dancers’ care from 4:00 am through 4:00 pm on Friday, November 23rd—imagine all you can get done in twelve hours! Plus, your kids will have way more fun hanging out and playing games than standing in line at Best Buy.
Festival of Lights
Friday • 11/23 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Deck the halls, and ring in the holidays with this popular, family-friendly event on the courthouse square in Winterset. The evening includes photos inside the courthouse with Santa Claus and his elves, carolers, hot food & drinks, live entertainment, and a lighted Christmas parade. At the end of the parade we officially light up our beautiful, historic courthouse square for the holidays!
For lighted parade entry forms, stop in the Chamber of Commerce office at 73 Jefferson Street in Winterset, or download one HERE. The theme for the parade this year is “12 Days of Christmas!” You can also download a complete listing of Friday’s evenings events HERE.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday • 11/24
The Downtown Winterset Merchants have planned a great day for you to shop locally on Saturday, November 24th, Small Business Saturday. There will be discounts, shopping specials, horse-drawn carriage rides and more unique shopping opportunities than we have room to mention. Check it out ands support our local merchants!
Drop & Shop Dance Camp
Saturday • 11/24 • 10:00 am – Noon
Winterset Ballet & Dance
Drop your child off for a fun, holiday-themed dance camp while you get your Christmas shopping done! Kids can dance to well-known holiday favorites, do a craft, and have a snack! For ages 3-6. Cost is $35. Register HERE.
Scrooge! The Musical
December 6, 7, 8, 9
The Winterset Stage (at the Iowa Theater)
It’s still a few weeks off but you might want to get your tickets now – they’re already going fast! Purchase them HERE.
Great Citizens, Great Things!
Halley Brown has been chosen to be a part of the Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program for 2019. Halley is a 7th grader who participates in volleyball and 4-H Club. She has been involved in the Madison County Beef Team since a young age and through this membership, she has participated in activities such as Cattlemen at the Capitol, Ag for Kids Day, serving at the Madison County Cattlemen’s banquet, serving at the Farm Bureau Banquet as well as many others. Halley’s family works in the agriculture sector so her interest in agriculture runs deep.
The goal of the Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program is to help future young farmers gain interest and knowledge of the beef cattle industry. Winners were chosen based on merit, future goals and their ability to care for the heifers. Congratulations, Halley! And Thank you to Midwest Heritage Bank (a Winterset Citizen sponsor) for proving this great opportunity for young people in our area.
Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
American State Bank
Angel Wings & CT
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Bridges Financial Associates
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
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