Weekend in Winterset, January 24th-27th, 2019

This Weekend

Sip, Stitch, Knit & View

Saturday • 1/26 • Noon – 4:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery, Piece Works Quilt Shop, Heartland Fiber, Iowa Quilt Museum

Hop around to Covered Bridges Winery, Piece Works Quilt Shop, Heartland Fiber, and the Iowa Quilt Museum this Saturday for a unique wine pairing & fiber-loving event. Visit all four locations to try a variety of Covered Bridges Wines paired with a food that brings out the best flavors in each wine. Along with the wine pairings you will be able to shop specials, view exquisite fiber pieces and enjoy a fun shopping experience. Shake off the winter blues from noon to 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th.

Sunday Crafternoon: Arashi Shibori Silk Scarves

Sunday • 1/27 • 2:00 – 4:00
Madhaüs Gallery at Covered Bridges Winery

Madhaüs Gallery & Covered Bridges winery are hosting the second installment of their Sunday Crafternoon series this weekend. Using this ancient Japanese technique of ‘pole wrapping’, students will create a beautifully pleated and dyed silk scarf. The technique can be repeated on any fabric and complete instructions are provided. Cost is $35 per person. Purchase tickets in advance using THIS LINK. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase while you create your masterpiece.

Aquaman & The Way We Were

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

See Norwalk native Jason Momoa on the big screen in the role of Aquaman this weekend at the Iowa Theater. The latest film in the DC Extended Universe, the film promises to serve audiences a coming-to-power story for the underwater hero DC first put to page in 1941.

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep. PG – 13 / 2 hr, 22 min

Coming Soon

Lessons of the Holocaust

Thursday • 1/31 • 6:30 – 7:30pm
Winterset Public Library

On Thursday, January 31st, Brad Wilkening, member of the Iowa Commission on Holocaust Education, will be at the Winterset Library with his presentation Lessons of the Holocaust. “Bullying and indifference start at an early age, and we have a responsibility to help create a safer more caring environment. We need to be upstanders and not bystanders in the face of evil. My goal is to keep the lessons of the holocaust alive.”

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution and urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide. It rejects any denial of the Holocaust as an event and condemns all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief.

Smartphone Photography

Saturday • 2/2 • 10:00 – 11:30
Winterset Art Center

Smartphones cameras are extremely convenient and easy, but are you taking the best possible photos with yours? Local photographer Teddi Yaeger will show you how to improve your mobile photography in this introductory workshop. (We’re thinking this sounds really helpful!) Recommended for ages 16 and up. Fee is $18 for WAC members and $20 for non-members.
Reserve your space in the class at THIS LINK.

National Sew Day Block Party

Saturday • 2/2 • 10:00am – 2:00pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

On February 2nd, in observance of the Quilts of Valor Foundation® National Sew Day, thousands of quilters will gather across the country to create Quilts of Valor for our Armed Forces service members and veterans touched by war. The Iowa Quilt Museum we’ll be taking part in this nation-wide event by offering their visitors the chance to make a “Square in a Square” block that will become part of a Quilt of Valor. They’ll have all the supplies you need AND knowledgable teachers ready to help you even if you’ve never sewn a stitch!

Admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum, which also serves as the headquarters for the Quilts of Valor® Foundation, is $6. In addition to participating in the ‘block party,’ you’ll be able to see their newest exhibit titled “Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters.”

Children’s Theater Workshop

Saturday • 2/16 AND Monday 2/18 • 9:00am – Noon
The Winterset Stage

Calling all dramatic youngsters! The Winterset Stage is hosting two Children’s Theater Workshops next month: Saturday, February 16th, for PreK-3rd grade and Monday, February 18th, for 4th-8th grades. Both sessions are from 9:00 am – Noon at The Iowa Theater. Participating kids will have a blast being on the stage for fun and wacky theater games while slyly building their skills in areas like communication, teamwork and self confidence. Registration is $25; visit THIS LINK to sign up.

School’s Out – Art’s In

Monday • 2/18 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Winterset Art Center

The Winterset Art Center is also offering a fun outing for kids on Monday, February 18th, when there’s no school. After the Children’s Theater workshop, they can head to the art center and create ‘no cell phone selfies.’ This is for ages nine and up and students will create a water color self portrait to compare with their data driven selfie. Class fee is $10.50 for members and $12 for non members. Space is limited, though, so register online using THIS LINK.


Winterset Post Prom seeking donations

Each year, Junior Class parents work together to create a Post Prom event with the goal of providing a safe environment for prom-goers to continue their celebration after the dance. This year’s committee is gearing up and looking for donations that can be used as give-aways at the Post Prom event or for the annual Facebook Auction fundraiser. If you would like to make a contribution, contact Heather Honkomp by email or at 515-468-0781.

The Facebook Auction will be held February 8th through 10th. You can join that at THIS LINK.

Registration for Spring Soccer & Little League

Deadlines approaching

Registration is currently open for spring soccer league through the Winterset Area Soccer Club and for baseball and softball through the Winterset Little League program. The deadline to register for Soccer for U10 and older players is Sunday, January 20th. Younger players have a little bit longer to register. Deadline for Little League registration is February 20th.

Soccer Registration                           Little League



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