Weekend in Winterset, January 31 – February 3, 2019

Breaking News!

RAGBRAI announced last Friday that Winterset will be an overnight stop on the 2019 route for the annual ride across Iowa. Around 10,000 bicyclists will visit our burg on Monday, July 22nd, this summer. There are lots of ways to get involved with the planning and execution of this huge event. If you’re interested in being a part of that, you can contact the Madison County Chamber of Commerce or the Winterset Parks & Recreation Department.


Lessons of the Holocaust

Tonight • 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.

This Weekend

Breakfast with the WHS Dance Team

Saturday • 2/2 • 6:30 – 11:00 am
Winterset High School

Smartphone Photography

Saturday • 2/2 • 10:00 – 11:30am
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.

Cabin Fever Gardening Series: Clematis and Garden Art

Saturday • 2/2 • 10:00 – 11:30am
Winterset Public Library

Rita Minard of Des Moines will share how Clematis can add interest to every nook and cranny of your garden. Rita’s husband, Keith, creates welded garden art and will have some of his art on display. This event is free and open to everyone, no registration needed.

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.”

Aquaman & Roman Holiday

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

DC’s Aquaman is sticking around for one more weekend at The Iowa. See Norwalk native Jason Momoa on the big screen starring in this 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

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck will take you on a Roman Holiday for Wayback Wednesday on February 6th.

Coming Soon

Chocolate Walk

Saturday • 2/9 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Winterset Downtown

The Winterset downtown merchants invite you to the annual Chocolate Walk on Saturday, February 9th. Sample chocolate treats while browsing shopping specials and maybe find a little something for your sweetheart.

Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday • 2/9 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

On Tuesday of this week, the Iowa Quilt Museum opened its newest exhibit. This exhibit, titled Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters, has an unprecedented 79 quilts in it. Art quilts are made to be wall-hangings instead of being used so they’re much smaller in size. This exhibit features the work of nineteen Iowa artists. Each artist has created a fiber self-portrait and is displaying other quilts that are representative of their artistic journey. The exhibit is free and open to the public and many of the featured artists will be in attendance and available to visit about their work.

Mother & Son Nerf War

Saturday • 2/16 • 10:00 am – Noon
Elementary Gymnasium

Little ‘rambos’ in Kindergarten through 4th grade and their moms can battle it out in this all-new nerfpocalypse!  This event will feature nerf wars, nerf games, crafts, prizes and an ice cream sundae bar. Bring your own nerf gun (bullet style) and bullets will be provided. Registration ends February 1st and space limited to 50 young men. Fee is $20 per mother/son couple, and $10 for each additional son.


A pair of Winterset High School ball players are celebrating a career milestone this week. Both players have scored over 1000 career points and are only the 2nd and 3rd players in school history to do so – behind only Coach Henry with 1,258!  Congrats to Easton & Casey!



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