Weekend in Winterset, February 14 – 17, 2019

Husky Pride

As the Winter Sports Season wraps up, there are a lot of successes to celebrate at WHS!

  • Three wrestlers at the State Tournament
  • WHS Wind Ensemble selected as 3A High School performing ensemble for the 2019 IBA Conference
  • Winterset Middle School – nominated by the Iowa Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School
  • WHS Jazz Choir placed third at North Polk Jazz Festival
  • Two Swimmers representing WHS at the State Swim Meet
  • An award-winning Dance Team

And there’s probably even more that we don’t know about. If you let us know, we’ll celebrate it!

This Weekend

Cabin Fever Gardening Series: Clematis and Garden Art

Rescheduled for Saturday • 2/16 • 10:00 – 11:30am
Winterset Public Library

The sunshine has got us thinking spring today! If you’re in the same mood and dreaming about your garden this spring head to the Winterset Library this Saturday. 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.

Creating with Clay Youth Workshop

Sundays • 2/17 and 3/3 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Winterset Art Center

Let the kids get their hands dirty and make some clay creations at this introductory two-session workshop guided by Bree Daggett. Students in grades 5-9 will be introduced to the potters wheel, hand building, slab rolling and glazing. The first session will focus on creating a hand-build piece to be fired and ready to glaze in the second session. Both sessions will provide the opportunity for the student to try their hand at the potters wheel. Registration Fee is $21 for WAC members and $24 for non-member. Secure your space through THIS LINK.

Stan and Ollie & Strictly Ballroom

Coming up at the Iowa Theater


Laurel and Hardy—the world’s greatest comedy team—face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. PG / 1 hr, 38 min

WHS Dance Team Winter Show

Sunday • 2/17 • 3:00 pm
WHS Henry Miller Auditorium

The Winterset High School Dance Team will showcase their talent this Saturday in their annual Winter Show. The Dance Team is currently holding the title of State Champs in the Hip Hop Category plus Midwest Regional Champs and National Champs. Needless to say, they’ve got moves! Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Last Day to Register for Winterset Little League

Sunday • 2/17

Don’t miss out! Register at THIS LINK

Coming Soon

Children’s Theater Workshop

Monday • 2/18 • 9:00 – 12:00pm
The Winterset Stage

Just a few spots remain in the Children’s Theater Workshop with The Winterset Stage on Monday. Kids will take their drama to the stage through theater games and activities while secretly building skills like confidence, self-expression, communication and teamwork. Registration Fee is $25 and pre-registration required. Snag a spot at THIS LINK.

Monday Movie

Monday • 2/18 • 10:30 am AND 2:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

The library is offering a movie and free popcorn on this no-school Monday days. The morning movie is kid/family-friendly, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and afternoon movie is Tween/Teen friendly, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movies are free—Register online at THIS LINK or by calling 462-1731.

School’s Out, Art’s In

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

Do you know what you’re doing with your kids on Monday? (They don’t have school.) Ditch the devices and let them spend some quality time at the Art Center making ‘No Cell Phone Selfies’. Students ages 9 and up can create and water color self portrait. The fee is $10.50 for WAC members and $12 for non-members. Save a seat for our kiddo by registering at THIS LINK.

Winterset Art Center Annual Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • 2/23 • 7:00 – 11:00am
Winterset Legion Hall

Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, and eggs along with a public art show featuring your favorite local young artists at the Winterset Art Center’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. Your free will donations support the Winterset Art Center enabling them to keep supporting the local arts community and offering great classes like the one listed above.

Marbling on Paper

Sunday • 2/24 • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Madhaüs Gallery at Covered Bridges Winery

Marbling on Paper is the fourth installation in the Sunday Crafternoons series taught by Robin Paul of Madhaüs Gallery at Covered Bridges Winery. Students will learn the process of marbling—suspending paints/pigment on a water based sizing to pick up with paper—and use their art to create greeting cards. Full instructions are provided so students can repeat the experience after class. The cost is $35 per person and beverages and snacks will be available for purchase while you create your masterpiece. Register in advance at THIS LINK.

ScripTease for Marvin’s Room

Sunday • 2/24 • 6:30pm
The Winterset Stage at The Iowa

Under the direction of Teddi Yaeger, the Winterset Stage will produce the play ‘Marvin’s Room’ on May 9-12. If you think you want to be involved but want more information first, here’s your chance.  Learn about the play and even see a few scenes performed in a readers theater style at this informal event. You don’t have to attend the ScripTease to be able to audition, but it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the show before auditions. Read a bit about the storyline of the play here.

Spring Training Sewing Day

Monday • 2/25 • 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

Quilters, take notice! The Iowa Quilt Museum is offering a series of Spring Training Sewing Days and the first is happening on Monday, February 11th. Take your current project and supplies, they’ll provide the space and you can get to work surrounded by friends, encouragement, and inspiring quilts. Your $20 registration includes lunch, a guided mini-lesson at some point during the work day, and also helps support the IQM. The mini-lesson topic on Monday, February 11th, is an introduction to paper-piecing led by master quilter and teacher Jean Nolte.

Owl Prowl

RESCHEDULED FOR Tuesday • 2/26 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Madison County Conservation, Pammel Park Nature Center

February is prime time for owl calling. Members of our resident owl populations become very vocal as they search for mates. Madison County Conservation is hosting an Owl Prowl on Tuesday, February 12th. The evening will begin at the Nature Center in Pammel Park with an interpretive program presented by wildlife rehabilitator Beth Brown. Beth has spent many years working with injured birds including raptors such as owls, hawks, and vultures.

After Beth’s program, the program will head outside for a night hike through Pammel Park to try to chat with the park’s resident Barred Owls. An electronic caller will be used to entice the owls to come in for a closer look and anyone skilled in owl calling is welcome to try their own vocalizations during the hike.

This program is free and open to all ages. Although this will definitely be a program the children will not want to miss, you do not need to bring a child to attend this program. Pre-registration is preferred, however walk-ins are welcome. Online registration is available at THIS LINK.


If  you haven’t heard yet about the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program, prepare to get excited! As a part of the program, the library offers all valid adult cardholders (age 18 and older) the opportunity to check out a free pass to participating museums and attractions within Iowa including free passes for the Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines), Brenton Skating Plaza (Des Moines), Figge Art Museum (Davenport), Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, Grout Museum District (Waterloo), National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Dubuque), and Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines). Passes may be used for families, couples, or individuals interested in exploring these venues. All passes are reserved and borrowed through the library’s website.

The Adventure Pass program is generously funded by the Friends of Winterset Public Library. “The Friends and library staff are very excited to bring this opportunity to our community,” said Library Director Jean Bosch.  “The Adventure Pass opens up a wide variety of hands-on learning with free access to several great destinations in the State of Iowa.” Passes may be reserved up to ninety days in advance so it is a good time to start planning for Spring Break and other spring getaways.

My family used the Adventure Pass Program to visit the Science Center a few weeks ago. It was EASY! We’re pretty fortunate to have such a great library in our community!

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