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We’re continuing our ‘month of giving thanks’ today and would like to express our gratitude to a few more of our sponsors. If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, don’t dismiss the idea of listing it now instead of waiting until spring. There are several advantages to listing this time of year and our friends at Covered Bridges Realty and Homefront Realty will be more than happy to help you!
And if you do end up buying or selling a house, among the hundreds of details to take care of, insurance will be right at the top. When you need someone to translate all the insurance jargon for you and help you find the right coverage, Scot Clark with Farm Bureau Financial Services, Charlotte Speer with State Farm, or the crew at Johnson Insurance can lend a hand. And you’ll know that you have a local contact if you should have a problem.
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Quilts of Valor ‘Pop-up’ Exhibit + Awards Ceremony
Saturday & Sunday • 11/ 10 & 11/11
Iowa Quilt Museum
The Iowa Quilt Museum serves as the national headquarters for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. In honor of Veterans Day, admission to the museum will be free for US Military Veterans on Sunday, November 11th. On both Saturday and Sunday the museum display a small exhibit of Quilts of Valor, and at 4:30 pm on Sunday they will host a Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony. The public is invited to the award ceremony. Regular admission during museum hours is $6. The Iowa Quilt Museum is open 10:00 – 4:00 on Saturday and 12:00 – 4:00 on Sunday.
A Star is Born, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This week at The Iowa
A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliot, is finishing out its run at The Iowa this weekend with shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Next Wednesday catch the classic Frank Capra film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring Jimmy Stewart. When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn’t as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys’ campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor
Holiday Calligraphy Cards
Saturday • 11/10 • 10:00 – Noon
Winterset Art Center
Spruce up your holiday cards this year with the help of Jess Lundquist of ink & flourish calligraphy. In this workshop, we’ll use brush pens and templates to make unique cards full of cheer that you can send to friends and family. All supplies provided by the instructor. You’ll take away: Three cards handmade by you + envelopes for each, One brush pen, Drills sheets to practice at home
This class is recommended for ages 13 and up. Per person class fee: Member: $30 / Non-member: $35. Advance registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Beginning Fused Glass Workshop
Saturday • 11/10 • 1:00 – 5:00
This class is designed to introduce you to glass fusing techniques and materials. Students learn how to prep the kiln, select and cut glass for their project using stringer, frit, confetti, and sheet glass. There are LOADS of options for projects. Students will create at least one plate and a few smaller projects – chain pulls, pendants, or worry stones. To reserve your spot, contact Robin at 515.707.4309. Cost is $115 and includes all supplies for your projects.
Painting with Acrylics
Saturday • 11/10 • 1:00 – 2:00
Winterset Art Center
Surprise Pop Up Class! Join instructor, Tanya McKinney, for a children’s painting workshop. Kiddos will enjoy exploring the world of art as they paint a variety of leaves on colored paper. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Three and Four year olds require a parent present. Minimum of four students needed to hold this workshop. Cost is $9 for Non-members, $8.10 for Members. Please email email@example.com to register.
Drawing with Pastels
Saturday • 11/18 • 2:30 – 3:30
Winterset Art Center
Surprise Pop Up Class! Join instructor, Tanya McKinney, for a pastel drawing class. Soft pastels are excellent for creating brilliant images on toned or colored paper. Don’t miss this chance to learn about pastels. Recommended for ages 7-11. Minimum of four students needed to hold this workshop. Cost is $11 for Non-members. $9.90 for Members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Heath Alan Band
Saturday • 11/10 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery
Heath Alan is a classical-turned-jazz saxophone player from Cedar Falls. Sounds pretty cool! There will be a $5.00 cover for music from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Karam’s Mediterranean Grill will be serving from 6:30 – 8:30.
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).
Something Cool We Saw This Week
Several storefronts on our historic town square are undergoing rehabilitation. Winterset was on the receiving end of a very large grant to help make all this possible and, while it looks a little dreary in the interim, it’s going to be a wonderful facelift for our shopping district. On the south side of the square, Madison County Mercantile and Piece Works are in the process of getting windows replaced. Hopefully the plywood will be down and the glass will return soon!
Zen Rock Painting
Thursday • 11/15 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Winterset Public Library
This has become a hugely popular program at the library. The first was so successful that the library extended it monthly through December. It is a quiet, self-directed class, with all supplies provided and seasonal/holiday ideas will be available for inspiration.
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.
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. Remember to get your orders returned to the Winterset High School 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
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