As you can see, we’re publishing a day early this week. We want to wish all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope that you will have the chance to enjoy spending time with family and friends and have a chance reflect on the people and things in your life for which you are grateful. And we want to express our gratitude to another group of Winterset Citizen sponsors. This time we’re featuring the ‘financial folks.’ If one of these businesses serves you, please extend your own thanks when you see them next and let them know that you appreciate their support of The Winterset Citizen.
Thank you to all of our Winterset Citizen Sponsors!
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.
Made with Love Pop-up Shop
Saturday • 11/24 • 10:00 – 4:00
Upstairs at the Heartland
First Avenue Collective has organized an extra-special shopping event for this Saturday. Visit them Upstairs at the Heartland for this ‘pop-up shop’ featuring several local artisans and their wares. Enjoy some nibbles while you shop a great selection of unique hand-made treasures.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms • Elf • Love Story
This week at The Iowa
The Iowa Theater is ringing in the Holiday Season with Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and a special presentation of Elf. After the Festival of Lights, get toasty and warm with this holiday classic starring Will Farrell. Admission is FREE with the donation of a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item for Matura. This special presentation is being co-presented by Farmers & Merchants State Bank.
Christmas Trees in the Glass Studio
Saturday • 12/1 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you’re looking for a fun & festive way to get introduced to the glassblowing studio, this is it. Make a glass Christmas tree with the help of the instructor at Madhaüs Gallery. To reserve your half hour spot, contact Robin at 515.707.4309. Cost is $75 per person. Appropriate for most ages.
Scrooge! The Musical
December 6, 7, 8, 9
The Winterset Stage (at the Iowa Theater)
Three dozen local actors, from children to adults, have been working since October to bring to life this musical version of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story. They’re presenting four performances: December 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 pm and December 9th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12) and you can purchase them in advance by clicking HERE. Tickets can also be purchased at the door if they are still available.
Great Citizens, Great Things!
The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle is at it again…this time the organization awarded $6150 ($50 checks from 123 members!) for new restroom facilities in the Saint Charles City Park. If you’d like to join this philanthropic organization, the fourth quarter meeting will be held on Monday, December 3rd, at the Union State Bank Meeting Room (Highway 92, Winterset) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This is a social meeting so bring a dish to share. All fourth quarter contributions are put into the group’s endowment fund. Quarterly meetings in 2019 will be held on March 26, June 25, September 24.
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