Weekend in Winterset, March 7-10, 2019


The Huskies will take on Oskaloosa this afternoon in the semi-finals at the Boys Basketball State Tournament at 3:45pm. The Husky Nation is asking for a WHITE OUT today (we don’t think they were asking for the snowstorm), so if you’re heading to the WEST side of Wells Fargo Arena to cheer on the Huskies, wear WHITE!

Hundreds of Husky Fans showed up to support the boys basketball team in their win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday.  GO HUSKIES!!

This Weekend

Winterset Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Friday • 3/8 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church

If you’re going meat-free for Lent (or if you just dig a good fish fry!), join the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Catholic church each Friday night for their weekly fish fry. 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.

Mother & Son Dance

Friday • 3/8 • 7:00 – 8:30pm
at Winterset High School

For boys ages 4-10 and a special lady in their life. Prizes, dancing and treats (door prizes for the ladies too). Tickets are $20 at the door.  Last year these handsome gentlemen took home some sweet prizes!

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.


1​. ​Iowa Child Abuse Laws, Goals to Parenting- ​March 9
2. ​Abuse, Neglect, Dysfunction- ​March 16
3. ​Protecting, Warning Signs, Behaviors, Myths- March 23
4. ​Myths & Realities, Dangerous Behaviors, Effects of Domestic Violence on Children- ​March 30
5. ​Discipline Toolbox, Tips, Techniques, Charts for Change, Guidelines- ​April 6
6. ​What is Family, Engaging in Child’s School, Involvement, Bullying- ​April 13
7. ​Ways to Communicate, Negative & Non-Verbal Communication- ​April 20
8. ​What is Stress, Quiz, Stress Management, Stress Relief, Kids & Stress- ​April 27
9. ​Personal Strengths, Relabeling, Temperament Assessment, Worksheet- ​May 4
10. ​Ways to Show Unconditional Love, Bonding with your Child- ​May 11

Heath Alan Band

Saturday • 3/9 • 6:30 – 10:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery

If you are a music lover you won’t want to miss the very talented Heath Alan Band at Covered Bridges Winery this Saturday night. Joining Alan will be jazz legend Pete Simonson, internationally touring guitarist Jorgen Jorgensen, Des Moines bassist Todd Mason, and the legendary Bob Pace. Hot food will be available for sale by Up in Smoke BBQ from 6:30-8:30 pm, and there is a $5 cover charge.

Auditions for Marvin’s Room

Sunday • 3/10 • 6:30 pm
The Winterset Stage (at the Iowa Theater)

Auditions for The Winterset Stage’s production of Marvin’s Room will be held at the Iowa Theater on Sunday, March 10th at 6:30pm. Teddi Yaeger, Madison County Tourism Director is directing this show. Did you know that Teddi has a degree in theater and was active in theater in Seattle? No preparation is required for auditions; excerpts from the script will be provided for the reading. There are roles available for up to 7 men & women, ages 30s to 60s and two teenagers. The show dates for Marvin’s Room are May 9th through 12th and rehearsals will be held Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings beginning March 25th. Here’s a short synopsis of the plot:

Bessie lives in Florida where she cares for her pain-ridden aunt and ailing father, Marvin, who is confined to his bed and unable to speak. When Bessie is diagnosed with an illness, Lee reluctantly makes the trip from Ohio to Florida to aid her sister, bringing along her two sons, one of whom, Hank, has just been released from an institution after a wave of arson. The sisters’ reunion is uneasy at best, with long buried recriminations coming to the surface even as love slowly overwhelms Lee’s veneer of selfishness and glib denial. Bessie’s challenge becomes reuniting Lee and Hank before he rejects her completely for her years of neglect. Despite its potentially sombre plot, Marvin’s Room is both funny and touching in equal measure.

The Lego Movie 2 & When Harry Met Sally

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is hanging around for one more weekend at The Iowa. In this sequel to the first LEGO movie, the citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity. PG / 1 hr, 47 min

Coming Soon

National Quilting Day

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

The Iowa Quilt Museum is celebrating National Quilting Day on March 16th 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 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 also be at the museum all day offering quilt consultations. 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.

Spring Break is just around the corner!!

The Winterset Art Center
March 18-22

The kids have finally been in school two full weeks in a row so, of course, they’re totally pooped! Thankfully, Spring Break is right around the corner and the Winterset Art Center is ready with a full week of activities to unleash their pent-up creativity. You can find the whole list of classes and HERE. There’s something for everyone.

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


We know it’s dreary today, so enjoy this small reminder that spring IS coming! Eventually 🙂 In fact, it’s already time to spring your clocks forward. Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10th, so set your clocks ahead on Saturday night.


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