Weekend in Winterset, February 21 – 24, 2019

This Weekend

Winterset Art Center Annual Pancake Breakfast

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

Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, and eggs along with a public art show featuring your favorite local young artists AND some rousing bluegrass music by Daisy Dell Benge and her crew 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 and opportunities, like the ones listed in this post!

Creating with Clay Youth Workshop

Rescheduled for Sunday • 2/24 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.

Marbling on Paper

Sunday • 2/24 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
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.

WHS Dance Team Winter Show

Rescheduled for Sunday • 2/24 • 3:00 pm
WHS Henry Miller Auditorium

The Winterset High School Dance Team will showcase their talent this Sunday in their annual Winter Show (rescheduled from last weekend). 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.

ScripTease for Marvin’s Room

Sunday • 2/24 • 6:30 pm
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.

Green Book & This is Spinal Tap

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly’s deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads. When Tony Lip (Vigo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. PG – 13 / 2 hr, 10 min

Coming Soon

Spring Training Sewing Day

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

Quilters, take notice! The Iowa Quilt Museum is offering a series of Spring Training Sewing Days and the next is happening on Monday, February 25th. 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 25th, 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.

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday • 3/2 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Early Chapel Christian Church

Shamrock ‘Piecing’ Party

Saturday • 3/2 • 9:00 – 10:30 am
Iowa Quilt Museum

Get the kids out for some St. Patty’s Day fun & learn about quilt piecing using a fabric and ironing method (no sewing!) This hands-on class is best for ages 6-12 (kiddos under 8 will want a parent to stay and help). There is a $10 materials fee and pre-registration is requested. You can do so online at THIS LINK.

Fat Tuesday Taco Bar

Tuesday • 3/5 • 4:00 – 7:00 pm
First United Presbyterian Church

A tantalizing splurge before Lent, Taco-Fat-Tuesday at First United Presbyterian Church will include a loaded taco bar, king cake, and a chocolate fountain. Everyone is welcome, the event is free, just give a free will offering as you are able. The offering will be used for the work and mission of the church.

Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday • 3/5 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church

The St. Paul Men’s Group will kick off Lent with a Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th, in the Fellowship Hall. The dinner will feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and beverages. The proceeds of a free will offering will benefit the needs and mission of the church.


At the Iowa Tourism Conference earlier this month, the Winterset Retail District was recognized as the Outstanding Retail Experience (Rural). The award recognizes a retail district that has demonstrated excellence in supporting tourism in Iowa. Because you’re a Winterset Citizen reader, you know how many wonderful experiences and events our downtown district provides—Chocolate Walk, Wine Walk, Women’s Weekend, Krazy Days, Festival of Lights and more. These events are not only fun for us as residents, but they make Winterset a desirable destination for visitors. We’re amazingly proud of our town square and what it provides for our community!

Heather Riley, Madison County Chamber Executive Director, accepted the award for the Winterset Retail District at the Iowa Tourism Conference.

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