Lights, Christmas, Action
TONIGHT • 12/13 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Winterset Town Square
The Winterset downtown merchants invite you to enjoy “Lights…Christmas…Action!” where participating merchants will feature live or in-motion holiday displays in their store windows. Take this special opportunity to enjoy holiday shopping as merchants extend shopping hours, offer holiday treats and deals, and enjoy the creativity and cleverness of our local retailers! Look inside the businesses, and find the Elf on the Shelf at three different locations, take photos of them all, and you could win a prize!
Christmas Open House
Friday • 12/14 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Farmers & Merchants State Bank, two locations
Farmers and Merchants State Bank invites you to celebrate the season at their holiday open house. Enjoy refreshments and Christmas cheer at both their main bank and motor bank. At the main bank, you can hear some holiday music, too!
The Nutcracker Ballet
December 15 • 16 • 17 • 18
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio at the Iowa Theater
Winterset Ballet and Dance Studio is bringing us another production of the classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. They’ve expanded to six performances this year; all at the Iowa Theater. Online tickets sales are closed but there may still be tickets available at the door for some performances.
Nutcracker, It’s a Wonderful Life & The Grinch
Coming up at the Iowa Theater
If you’re in need of a dose of holiday cheer (and buttery popcorn), The Iowa is ready to serve both. The Nutcracker, as produced by Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Grinch are all coming to the stage or screen at The Iowa between now and Christmas.
Christmas Bird Count – Volunteers Needed
Thursday • 12/20 • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Madison County Conservation Board
What is the Christmas Bird Count?
The annual Christmas Bird Count is conducted in late December every year as part of a survey of bird populations and is designed to gather a “snapshot” of bird population data. The survey is conducted by local volunteer bird watchers who record the birds they see or hear in a certain area throughout the day.
Madison County Christmas Bird Count Details
This year, staff from the Madison County Conservation Board, Madison County branch of NRCS, and Pheasants Forever will be surveying the NE Madison County birding circle on Thursday, December 20th.
The count involves counting birds seen while traveling in vehicles and while walking through the natural resource areas. All birding is done in groups, you do not need to be an expert birder to join in the count. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Volunteers will meet for breakfast and divide into groups at 7:00 am and the survey will be complete by 5:00 pm. Volunteers may choose to count for the entire day, morning only, or afternoon only. If you live within the Madison County Circle, you may participate by counting birds that visit your backyard bird feeders during that time and reporting the information to the conservation board.
If you would like to participate in the Christmas Bird Count, contact Steve Pearson at spearson@madisoncountyparks.
Christmas Eve Church Services
New Bridge Church • 5:00 pm
1305 W Jefferson
St. Paul Lutheran Church • 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
1120 N 8th Ave
First United Methodist Church • 6:00pm
309 E Jefferson
Redeemer Church • 6:00 pm
Winterset High School Auditorium, 624 W Husky Drive
Winterset Community Church • 6:00 pm
113 S 2nd Ave
First United Presbyterian Church • 7:00 pm
210 W Green St
If you know of another listing, email us and we’ll include it in next week’s post.
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