Weekend in Winterset, November 1st – 4th, 2018

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This week’s Facebook cover photo comes to us from fellow Winterset Citizen Carol Liechty and was taken at the George Washington Carver activity area during the Covered Bridge Festival! We’d love to feature your favorite photo sometime soon, too, so send them on over (email or FB messenger) and keep watching!


This month we’d like to use a little space each week to show our thanks to our sponsors. Their monthly sponsorships allow us to keep publishing The Winterset Citizen every week and we think they’re pretty awesome! We’ll start with Pine Creek, LTD. Located on the west side of the square, Pine Creek has “everything you need to make this holiday season special for you and those you love.” And this weekend, they’re holding their annual Holiday Open House: Today, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from Noon – 4:00. Discover something special at Pine Creek!

If you walk on up the street, you can find two more of our wonderful sponsors – Angel Wings & C.T., & Montross Pharmacy. Angel Wings offers a unique mix of women’s boutique clothing, accessories, scarves, body care, gifts, re-purposed vintage items, hand created jewelry, and home decor. Owner and shopkeeper, Nicole Kems delights in re-purposing vintage treasures into functionable decor and wearable art. Her studio in the back of the store is full of found objects that have character, patina and embellishments galore! She loves trinkets, baubles and vintage notions and creates unique one-of-a-kind items and can even make you a special piece using your heirloom treasures. You will see her creations in process when you visit the store. Elegance, style and heirloom preservation all combined together with irresistible charm!

Montross Pharmacy is a full-service, independent pharmacy that has been serving Winterset since 1921. One of the four pharmacists at Montross will be happy to fill your prescriptions and they also provide a full selection of over-the-counter medicines and supplies. A few years ago they acquired an adjoining building and expanded with a gift shop that carries a variety of home decor a gift items. You can grab a bite to eat at their old-fashioned soda fountain & lunch counter (check out the $5 after 5:00 menu!) You can even drop off your dry cleaning at Montross Pharmacy.

On the south side of the square, you’ll find another of our sponsors, Village Bootery. You know you can find great shoes at Village Bootery, but did you know you can find some great sports gear there as well? And if you have a high school athlete who’s in the market for a letter jacket, Village Bootery is the place to go. If you want it before Christmas, you’ll need to order by November 7th so don’t delay!

Thank you to all of our Winterset Citizen Sponsors!


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 this evening. Iowa had approximately 25,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war in two main camps in Algona and Clarinda and nearly 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 of southwest Iowa.  No registration is required for this program.

This Weekend

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 this weekend. Tickets are available at the door for every performance: $7 for adults, $5 for student, and Activities Passes are accepted.

Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Saturday • 11/3 • 7:00 – 11:00 am
Winterset American Legion Hall, 223 N 1st Ave

Our local American Legion post will be hosting a fundraising breakfast on Saturday. You can enjoy biscuits and sausage gravy plus eggs and a bake sale. Funds raised by the breakfast will assist Post 184 to help the community. This is a yummy way to support our local veterans.

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 wintersetart2016@gmail.com to register your child.

Handmade Market

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.

Meet the Artists

Saturday • 11/3 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
at the Iowa Theater with the Winterset Art Center

This year’s freshly minted batch of Iowa Artist Fellows, Noah Doely of Cedar Falls, Julia Franklin of West Des Moines, Lauren Haldeman of Iowa City, Mary Jones of Indianola and Molly Wood of Des Moines, are touring the state this fall and next spring to talk about their work with local artists and arts supporters as part of the 2018-2019 Meet the Artist series.

The Iowa Arts Council created the multi-discipline Iowa Artist Fellowship Program in 2014 to support professional, active Iowa artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers and who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the excellence and innovation of the arts in Iowa.

In addition to participating in the Meet the Artist series, each fellow receives access to professional development opportunities, promotional support to enhance their careers and a grant of $10,000 to support new work. The fellows also participate in Creative Capital’s Core Weekend Professional Development Program, one of the nation’s premier artist professional development programs.

Sons of Gladys Kravitz

Saturday • 11/3 • 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Catch some classic rock music, as well as some country and contemporary Irish music at Covered Bridges Winery on Saturday. 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.

A Star is Born, Sands of Iwo Jima

This week at The Iowa

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. R / 2hr, 14 min

Japanese Friendship Exchange Informational Meetings

11/4 and 11/8 • 6:30 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church

Since the early 1990s, Winterset has been in a sister-city relationship—a tradition between communities in two countries which bridges cultural differences and brings people together to form lifelong relationships. Every two years a delegation of young Winterset Citizens visits our sister city (now Minami Alps City in Japan) after having hosted a delegation from the sister city the year prior.

Any current 6th or 7th grade students who are interested in joining the next Winterset Japanese Friendship Exchange are invited to attend one of two informational meetings scheduled for 6:30 pm on Sunday, November 4, or Thursday, November 8, at St Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset. For more information contact Chris Nolte, Chair of the Winterset Friendship Exchange Commission at (515) 468-8037.

Something Cool We Saw This Week

The Winterset Public Library officially unveiled their new outdoor book nooks last week. Located in the alley between the library and Monumental Park, these units are both artful and functional reading or gathering spaces. The project began in the 2015 when the Friends of the Library commissioned the project.  The finished touches will be put on in the spring. Pretty cool, huh?!

Coming Soon

Scrooge! The Musical

December 6, 7, 8 @ 7:00 pm and December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 5
The Winterset Stage

Optimist Turkey Dinner

Sunday • 11/11 • 11:00am – 1:30 pm
Winterset High School Cafeteria

It’s amazing to us how many ‘food traditions’ there are in this community…Lions Soup Supper, St. Paul Lutheran Ham Ball Dinner, Methodist Chicken & Noodle luncheon, Catholic Fish Fry and on and on. Get a dose of Winterset Comfort Food at the Optimist Turkey Dinner on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th (and say “Thank You” to any Veterans that you encounter). 

Turkey Toss

Saturday • 11/17 • 9:00 am
Winterset High School Gymnasium

Form a team with your child and sign up to compete in the annual “Turkey Toss” free throw shooting contest. 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!


Husky Paw Yard Sign Fundraiser

Supporting Winterset Post-Prom
Orders due December 5th

The WHS post-prom committee is offering these Husky Paw Yard Signs as a fundraiser to fund the post-prom activities. These signs will be a nice addition to our community, support the Winterset Huskies, honor students’ and families’ involvement in activities and provide a unique Christmas gift option. All orders can be turned into the HS office by December 5th. If you have questions, contact Nicole Darling. Click HERE to download the order form as a pdf.

Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Ben Franklin
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
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaus Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Village Bootery
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Cidery
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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