Winterset Optimist Club President Rob Meade presented $1,000 scholarships to Ally Pickering and Jacob Dick at a recent club meeting. These students were selected for their academics, leadership, and previous involvement as Junior Optimist International (JOI) Club members in Winterset. We have great citizens in both the scholarship recipients & the Optimist Club who chooses to recognize them for their efforts!
Creative Writing: From Idea to Product
Saturdays • 1/5 – 1/26 • 10:00 am
Winterset Art Center
Under the tutelage of Sally L. Wilke as facilitator/instructor, participants in this workshop will be able to identify their own desires/needs for writing; will develop creative ideas for personal writing as well as for publication; will create their own toolbox for writing; and may leave the workshop with a short-completed piece or with a fleshed-out idea for future development.
There will be four sessions:
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Writing for Yourself
- Writing for Others
This workshop is for anyone who loves to write and wants motivation, tips, and assistance from others and is recommended for ages 14 and up. (Not for experienced writers or published authors) Cost is $45 for WAC members and $50 for non-members. Register in advance by using THIS LINK.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Coming up at the Iowa Theater
The Iowa is starting the new year showing the latest film in the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. PG-13 / 2hr, 13 min
Mary Poppins Returns will be hitting The Iowa starting January 10th and running for two weekends. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Chad Elliot • Music at the Winery
Saturday • 1/5 • 7:00 – 10:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery
Chad Elliott is returning this Saturday to Covered Bridges Winery. “Chad’s laid-back storytelling and his skillful finger picking help to weave his well-crafted songs together for an evening of pure entertainment.” There is a $5 cover and Chad will play from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Up in Smoke will be serving food from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Farris Cemetery Restoration Update
Tuesday • 1/8 • 7:00 pm
Winterset Public Library
This program, presented by Madison County Historic Preservation Commissioner Molly Clause, will provide an update on the Farris Cemetery restoration in Union Township. Molly along with a group known as the “Farris Cemetery Advocacy Group,” are giving this cemetery some much needed love and respect. Headstones plowed to one side fifty years ago are finding their way back to their locations. The Office of the State Archeologist used Ground Penetrating Radar to discover many more graves than are documented. This group has engaged several community groups and used various fundraising techniques. Come hear how far they have come and what is still planned.
The Madison County Genealogical Society monthly meeting will follow this free, educational program. All are welcome to attend.
Breakfast with the WHS Dance Team
Saturday • 1/12 • 6:30 – 11:00 am
Winterset High School Cafeteria
Dance Workshop with Nick Anthony
Tuesday • 1/15 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Yoga with the Quilts
Thursday • 1/17 • 5:15 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum
Greet the new year with yoga among the quilts at the beautiful and historic Iowa Quilt Museum. IQM board member Deb Orhn will lead a relaxing session of restorative yoga, followed by a social time and a chance to sample several nutritious snacks (with recipes provided) to keep your 2019 health goals on track! Tickets for the session are $20 (all proceeds support the Iowa Quilt Museum) and space is limited so you are encouraged to register in advance using THIS LINK.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League
Wednesdays • 1/30 – 4/7
Winterset Jr. High Gym
Registration closes January 11th
Men and women 18 years and up and out of high school are invited to participate in the adult co-ed volleyball league sponsored by the Winterset Parks & Recreation Department. Three men and three women make up a team and the team fee is $125. Register at THIS LINK by January 11th.
Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Friday • 2/8 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Jackson Building on the Fairgrounds
Registration closes January 18th
Kindergarten through 4th grade girls plus their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. are invited for evening of music, dancing and fun. A local photographer will be on hand to take pictures (additional charge). Space is limited to 150 young ladies so register early! Fee is $30.00 per couple and $10.00 per additional daughter. Register at THIS LINK by January 18th.
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Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
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