Weekend in Winterset, April 11-14, 2019


Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses

Friday • April 12 • 9:00am
2451 Cumming Road, Winterset

Beautiful flowers, sunshine and warmer weather are on the horizon. Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouses will re-open for the season on Friday, April 12th. They are ready to help you brighten up your home.



We’ve seen a cyclone of activity this week at Frostee’s including touch-up painting and stocking up for their opening day tomorrow. Ignore the irony that tomorrow’s high will be 45°—we know that you die hard ice cream fans can eat it in any weather! Remember they serve some yummy food, too.

Our Faith in Film Series

Thursday, Friday & Saturday
The Iowa Theater

As the lenten season draws to a conclusion and Easter approaches, several Winterset churches are working together to provide the community with an uplifting film experience. Films will be shown at the Iowa Theater tonight and tomorrow at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 13th, at 1:00pm. Admission is free to the public with a goodwill donation of canned goods, paper products, personal care items or a monetary donation to either CRISP, MATURA, or the St. Paul Furniture Ministry.

Winterset Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Friday, April 12 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Don’t let the construction on 8th Avenue stop you, this is your last chance this season to grab some great grub at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Fish tacos! and non-fish options available for the kids.

Central Iowa Auto Club – Show n’ Shine

Saturday • 4/13 • 4:00 pm
On the Square

Head to the square on Saturday for the first Classic Car Show & Shine of the season. Oldies music and great friends and a lot of good old cars and trucks will be on display.

Libraries = Strong Communities

National Library Week
April 7-13

We’re still celebrating National Library Week so take the chance to stop by our Winterset Public Library and tell them how awesome they are, check out some books and sign up for a class or two. We popped in this morning to take a photo and couldn’t take just one. Our library is so much more than just books—there truly is something for everyone there. We love our library!

Our Faith in Film Series

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Local churches are partnering with the theater for the Our Faith in Film Series. Tomorrow nights show is the animated and family friendly “Prince of Egypt”. Don’t miss the perennial favorite “The Ten Commandments” Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm. Dumbo is coming! Dates to be released soon.

Music at the Winery featuring Gina Geddler & Ben Hagen

Saturday • 4/13 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Enjoy some live music at Covered Bridges Winery this Saturday night from 7:00 – 10:00. Food will be served starting at 6:30pm from Karam’s Mediterranean Grill. Gina is a singer as well as entertainer. She has been heavily involved in music and stage. Currently she is lead vocalist with Ballyhoo Foxtrot Combo and the Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra as well as a guest lead vocal for several other local bands. Gina sings a wide variety of music including jazz, show tunes, cabaret and everything in between. It will definitely be and evening filled with entertainment! There is a $5 cover for this event.

Coming Soon

Winterset Universal Preschool Parent Meeting

Monday • 4/15 • 6:00 pm
Winterset Elementary Cafeteria

If you’re the parent of a three or four year old and you’re thinking about preschool in the fall, you can get all of your questions answered at this informational parent meeting. The agenda will include transportation, scholarships, health requirements and registration.

Bolt for the Heart

Saturday • 4/20 • 9:00-10:30 am
Winterset City Park

The Madison County Leadership Institute: Class of 2019 is holding a 5K Run/Walk to raise funds to purchase AED’s (Automated External Defibrillator’s) for the Madison County Law Enforcement patrol cars, including the Madison County Sheriffs Department, the Winterset Police Department, and the Earlham Police Department.

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator and is used on patients that are experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Police are often able to arrive on the scene before an ambulance and the earlier defibrillation can be provided the better the chances of survival.

While AED’s are a critical first response item, many police department’s such as our own do not have access to them due to the cost. Our goal is to raise enough money to provide these to all of our county police force.

Madison County Airing of the Quilts

Saturday • 4/27 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Multiple Locations in the Community

The Iowa Quilt Museum is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Madison County Airing of the Quilts. This community-wide event will feature quilt displays in over 15 unique locations in Winterset and Madison County including: three covered bridges, five churches, three historic homes, the Madison County Historical Complex, the Madison County Courthouse, Winterset City Park, the Winterset Public Library, Piece Works Quilts shop (upstairs), and, of course, the Iowa Quilt Museum. Some displays will require a ticket for admission. That $20 ticket can be purchased in advance through the Iowa Quilt Museum or on the day of the event at the IQM or Chamber of Commerce. The outdoor displays are free and open to the public and you all are encouraged to join in by hanging a quilt at your own home. It could be on a clothesline, a fence rail, your porch or deck or even hanging out of a window—use your imagination!

You can also support the Iowa Quilt Museum by attending the fundraising dinner and auction that evening (April 27th). The dinner will be held at the Jackson Building and tickets are $40. Social hour and silent auction will start at 5:00. Dinner will be served at 6:00 and the program and live auction will be after dinner. The program will include a short trunk show of quilts from the collection at the Grout Museum in Waterloo. Tickets for that event can be purchased at the Iowa Quilt Museum or online.

You can visit the Iowa Quilt Museum’s website to get all of the details about the multi-faceted event.

Peanut Butter Drive for MATURA

Month of April
Any Farmers & Merchants State Bank Location

Help build this peanut butter pyramid! Drop off your donation at any Farmers & Merchants State Bank location this month. All donations will make their way to the food bank at MATURA.

And Finally

Tickets for the Winterset Stage’s Production of Marvin’s Room are on sale NOW. Show dates are May 9th – 12th and tickets will be available online through The Winterset Stage.

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