Weekend in Winterset, March 21 – 24, 2019


Mix a little foolishness with your prudence:
it’s good to be silly at the right moment
— Horace

This Weekend

Winterset Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

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

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.

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.

Bingo – CRISP Fundraiser

Saturday • March 23 • 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Join Covered Bridges Winery and Heart of Iowa Wine Trail as they host a FREE night of BINGO.  Doors open at 6pm with BINGO beginning at 7pm.  Purchase a dinner ticket early and you can enjoy a chicken salad croissant while you wait for the action to begin.  Seating is limited, ages 21 and over please.  Your initial game card will be $5 with proceeds and 10% of the evenings sales benefitting CRISP.

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.


​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

Fighting With My Family & Hoosiers

Coming up at the Iowa Theater


Written and directed by Stephen Merchant and based on a true story.  Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star. Merchant’s mind for sharp dialogue and character-based comedy proves to be an essential muscle for this feel-good true story.  Rotten Tomatometer – 92%  PG-13 / 1 hr, 48 min

Coming Soon

Madison County Sheep Producers Meeting & Banquet

Tuesday • 3/26 • 6:00 pm
Jackson Building at the Fairgrounds


Join the Madison County Sheep Producers at their annual banquet & meeting next Tuesday evening.  Dinner catered by the Trail Boss.  Tickets for family, friends and general public are $10 and available at the door.

The Madison County Sheep Producers Association continues to promote the sheep industry and 4-H & FFA in Madison County and throughout South Central Iowa.


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.

70th Annual Lions Club Show

April 4th & 5th  •  7:00 pm
Miller Auditorium

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.


And Finally

Bolt for the Heart 5K Run/Walk

Saturday • 4/20 • 9:00 am

The Madison County Leadership Class of 2019 is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk in April.   They are raising funds to supply the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the Winterset Police Department & the Earlham Police Department with AED’s to be placed in each of their patrol cars.  Registration forms can be found in the Shopper or you can register online HERE. Register SOON – registration fee today and tomorrow is $25 – AFTER March 22nd it is $30 and the day of the race $35.  T-shirts for each paid registrant before April 5th.

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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