Weekend in Winterset, May 16-19, 2019


Trivia Night

Thursday • 5/16 • 7:00 – 9:00pm
Winterset Cidery

This Weekend

Music at the Winery | Chad Elliot

Saturday • 5/18 • 7:00 – 10:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Weather permitting, music will be outside for this week’s Music at the Winery so bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the music of Chad Elliot at Covered Bridges Winery. Chad Elliott’s soulful, foot-stomping shows are incredible. His laid-back storytelling and his skillful fingerpicking help to weave his well-crafted songs together for an evening of pure entertainment. There is a $5.00 cover for this event and the music will happen from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Food will be available for purchase from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins.  With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. PG – 13 / 3 hr, 1 min

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders her father, 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of “true grit,” to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man. G / 2 hr, 29 min

Half Moon Rising Necklace Class

Sunday • 5/19 • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Winterset Cidery with 1st Avenue Collective

Join Sandra and Gina from 1st Avenue Creative on Sunday at the Winterset Cidery to create a little and drink a little! Gina and Sandra will teach you to hammer brass and fine silver to create this simple but stunning half moon rising necklace and complete it with a 20” sterling silver chain. No jewelry experience is needed—just a desire to create. The registration fee is $40 which includes one drink. Register online with 1st Avenue Collective for this event. This is a 21 and older event.

Coming Soon

John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Friday • 5/24
Saturday • 5/25

As the place where Marion Robert Morrison started life in 1907, we celebrate every year on May 26th. This year also happens to be the 50th anniversary of one of his most well-known movies, True Grit, which is serving as the theme for this year’s celebration. The Iowa Theater will offer three showings of True Grit: Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm, Friday, May 24th at 6pm, and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30pm. The Friday showing is a special presentation with special guest Dean Smith. Mr. Smith is a stuntman and actor who worked with John Wayne in several films. There are also opportunities to celebrate The Duke’s birthday at a county barn dance on Friday night at the Jackson Building, Breakfast at the Firehouse on Saturday morning, a horse parade on Saturday at 11:00 and the John Wayne Birthplace Museum’s benefit dinner & auction on Saturday night. Find out all of the details at the JWBM Website.

Memorial Day Parade

Monday • 5/27 • 10:00am
American Legion Post 184

Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:00am on Monday, May 27th. The march will go to Monumental Park for a ceremony with VFW Auxiliary, and then to the Winterset Cemetery for services. Following the services, Quilt of Valor will be awarded to several veterans in recognition of their service.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate on Memorial Day, programs will be moved to the Henry Miller Auditorium at 10:00am.


Holiday Flag Program Opportunity

You still have time before Memorial Day to become a participant in the Holiday Flag program sponsored by the Winterset Lions, Winterset Optimist and Boy Scout Troop 121. For $30 each year, a flag will be placed in your yard on five patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Veterans Day. The flag is placed in the morning and removed at the end of the day and you don’t have to lift a finger. Download a printable version of the registration form here and return it to Ted Leonard or Daryle Johnson (addresses on the form). You can also call 515-971-9164 (Ted) or 515-249-8110 (Daryle) if you need more information. This a fabulous service that these organizations provide—seeing our down turned out in patriotic glory is wonderful on these holidays!


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Angel Wings & CT
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Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaüs Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Medicap Pharmacy
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