Weekend in Winterset, March 14 – 17, 2019

Happy National Pi Day!


Remember that weird number from high school geometry that had something to do with calculating circles, started with 3.14, contained about a million digits after the decimal and looked like this: π? Well today, 3/14, is Pi Day! But instead of celebrating with a day full of mathematics, we went for the edible version. We visited our friends and Winterset Citizen sponsors at the Montross Pharmacy Soda Fountain and enjoyed a great slice of cherry pie with Kathy & Melissa. And it doesn’t have to be March 14th to enjoy a slice of pie at Montross—they’ve got pie every day!


to Mikaela Lawrence who is advancing to the State FFA competition!

to Anna Blader, Haley Maynes, Mikaela Engnell & Casey Kleemeier as they were named Term 2 Renaissance scholars by Union State Bank!

and finally to our Boys Basketball Team for their 3rd place showing
at the State Tournament!


Hooray for WINTERSET!!

This Weekend

White Cottage Market Grand Opening

Friday – Sunday • March 15-17 • Fri & Sat 9-3, Sun 10-4
105 W Court

White Cottage Market is new shop opening up here in Winterset just off the downtown square. Their store will be open one weekend a month at 105 W. Court. White Cottage Market is the creation of Jane Dawson and Cheryl Weltha and will carry an ever-changing mix of modern vintage goods for your home and garden. The market will be open one weekend per month so you’ll want to follow them on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for their email list to stay informed.

Winterset Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Each Friday during Lent • March 15 – April 12 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Image by DanaTentis from Pixabay

The weekly Friday Night Fish Fry continues this week through the end of lent on April 5th. The Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Catholic are ready to serve up a delicious meal. (It may not be quite as fancy as this picture, but it will certainly be more hearty! This is the midwest after all.) This is an ALL YOU CAN EAT feast! If the kids aren’t into fish, they can have Pizza Ranch cheese pizza, creamy mac & cheese, fruit cups and more. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and there are family rates available.

National Quilting Day

Saturday • 3/16 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

The Iowa Quilt Museum is celebrating National Quilting Day this Saturday by adding a second exhibit and some special programming. In addition to their current main exhibit, Portraits: The Many Faces of Iowa Art Quilters, the museum will also display a pop-up exhibit of Irish Chain quilts (St. Patrick’s day being so close to follow). Quilt experts Valorie Bonk and Elizabeth Andrews will be at the museum all day offering quilt consultations so if you have an antique quilt that you’d like to know more about, you’re invited to bring your quilt and visit with the experts. They’ll even help you create a label and sew it to the back of the quilt so that all of the information you learn will stay with the quilt forever. Schedule a time for a quilt consultation at THIS LINK. At 1:00pm, the experts will present a lesson on care and preservation of antique quilts. All of these wonderful extras are included with the price of admission to the IQM, $6 for adults. If you do choose to have your quilt labeled, a $5 donation is suggested to cover the costs of materials.


Parenting Class

Saturdays • March 9 – May 11 • 9:00 – 11:00 am
ISU Extension Office

How many times have your heard a parent say, “I wish there was a manual for this raising kids stuff!” While there may not be a manual, this class could be the next best thing. Led by Parenting Way, Inc. at the ISU Extension Office here in Madison County, you can sign up for one session or all 10 at THIS LINK.


​Abuse, Neglect, Dysfunction- ​March 16
​Protecting, Warning Signs, Behaviors, Myths- March 23
​Myths & Realities, Dangerous Behaviors, Effects of Domestic Violence on Children- ​March 30
​Discipline Toolbox, Tips, Techniques, Charts for Change, Guidelines- ​April 6
​What is Family, Engaging in Child’s School, Involvement, Bullying- ​April 13
​Ways to Communicate, Negative & Non-Verbal Communication- ​April 20
​What is Stress, Quiz, Stress Management, Stress Relief, Kids & Stress- ​April 27
​Personal Strengths, Relabeling, Temperament Assessment, Worksheet- ​May 4
​Ways to Show Unconditional Love, Bonding with your Child- ​May 11

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World & On Golden Pond

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Excitement is baked into the “How To Train Your Dragon” series, and audiences who love the previous two films will love the seemingly final chapter, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”.  Infused with lessons about love, letting go, and what it takes to be a good friend and great leader, this movie provides a positive message for the young audiences that will love it.  PG / 1 hr, 44 min

Spring Break has ARRIVED!!

FIFTEEN unique classes

March 18-22
The Winterset Art Center

The Winterset Art Center is ready with a full week of activities to unleash your child’s pent-up creativity. You can find the whole list of classes and register at THIS LINK. There’s something for everyone. Some classes are limited in size, so register ASAP to secure your spot.

P.S. Spring Break would also be a great time to take advantage of the Adventure Pass through the Winterset Public Library. If you do, you’ll want to make those plans soon; they’re already getting booked up.

Free Movie Monday

Monday • 3/18 • 10:30 am
The Iowa Theater

The library will be offering Monday Movies on no-school days – and then continuing through the Summer. Morning movies are kid/family-friendly and afternoon movies are Tween/Teen friendly. On Monday, March 18th, watch Smallfoot at The Iowa (compliments of the Winterset Optimist Club) and then catch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the library Monday afternoon.

Monday • 3/18 • 2:00 pm
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Winterset Public Library

Passport to Adventure Day Camp

Thursday • 3/21 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Madison County Extension Office

In this Passport to Adventure day camp, kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade can explore the world around them by embarking on a cultural journey that includes the exploration of languages, traditions, games, music, dance and cultural culinary from around the world. Cost is $25. Download the registration form at THIS LINK, complete it, and drop it by the extension office (117 N John Wayne Drive) or email it to lisachen@iastate.edu by March 18th.

Blank Park Zoo at the Library

Thursday • 3/21 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Spark children’s curiosity with this family-friendly live animal program scheduled during Spring Break next week. This show-and-tell program features four live animals to meet during an interactive, educational presentation. Children will be encouraged to answer thought-provoking questions about the animals and will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own. There are plenty of spots still available; sign up for one at THIS LINK.

Coming Soon

Winterset Kiwanis Spring Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • 3/23 • 7:00 – 11:00 am
American Legion Hall

For $6 you can join the Kiwanis for breakfast next Saturday.  All proceeds benefit children in Madison County.

Women’s Self-Defense Class

Saturday • 3/23 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Learn all about situational awareness, assertiveness and boundary setting, verbal defense, physical self-defense tactics and techniques, and self-defense products at this class geared for girls and women ages 13 and up. Space is limited so sign up at THIS LINK to secure a spot.

American Legion Veterans Ball

Friday • 3/29 • 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Jackson Building at the Fairgrounds

Winterset’s American Legion is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Veterans Ball.  The evening includes a social hour, dinner and dance as well as a silent & live auction.  Dress will be semi-formal or military dress.  Early ticket prices are $10 for active duty military or veterans and $20 for others and can be purchased at GreenRogers184.com or via email by writing to AmericanLegionWintersetBall@gmail.com.  Tickets will be $25 at the door.

World Premiere of “Stout Hearted” George Stout and the Guardians of Art

Saturday • 3/30 • 7:00 pm
a Red Carpet event at the Iowa Theater

Movie also shown Sunday • 3/31 • 3:00 pm

Born in Winterset, Iowa, George Stout served in both WW1 and WW2. During WW 2, Stout led the Monuments Men through Europe on the greatest treasure hunt in history—protecting and recovering priceless art from the Nazis. Stout’s legacy with The Monuments Men continues today with the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization that is protecting precious art from destruction in areas of global conflict. Stout’s innovative methods of art conservation, created some 90 years ago, are still used today in major museums around the world.

The world premier of the documentary about this hero and his legendary work is happening right here in Winterset at the Iowa Theater with two screenings: Saturday, March 30th, at 7:00pm and Sunday, March 31st, and 3:00 pm. At the red-carpet event on Saturday, you can also meet Emmy-winning film-makers Kevin Kelley & Marie Wilkes from New Mile Media Arts in Iowa City and converse with George Stout’s family. A champagne reception will be hosted at Northside Cafe at 8:45 pm, with George Stout’s own artworks on display. The $16 ticket price includes the movie screening, a complementary beverage, the Q&A, and champagne reception. Tickets for the Sunday screening are $10. Both tickets are available for purchase at THIS LINK.


A little further in the future the Winterset Lions Club will be presenting their 70th Annual Lions Show!  Shows start at 7pm on April 4th & 5th in Miller Auditorium at Winterset High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and can be found at American State Bank, Ben Franklin, Covered Bridge Realty, Fareway, F&M Bank, Hy-Vee, Montross Pharmacy, Northside Barbershop, and Union State Bank.


Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Ben Franklin
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Judge Lewis House
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaüs Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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