Weekend in Winterset, May 2-5, 2019

Congratulations to Farmers & Merchants State Bank as they celebrate a huge anniversary – 85 years!

For over eight decades, FMSB has been providing both financial services and huge doses of support for our community and its organizations. You can join them tomorrow, May 3rd, from 10:00 am – 2:00pm to celebrate. They’ll have cake at ALL of their locations.

This Weekend

Walk-in Clinic

Saturday • 5/4 • Noon – 2:00pm
Lucky Paws Rescue at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic

If your pet is in need of a nail trim, a microchip or a heart worm test, you can have it all done at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic from noon to 2pm on Saturday, May 4th. As a special bonus, you can meet & greet the current group of adoptable animals!  All proceeds will go to Lucky Paws Rescue.

Apples in Iowa – A Cultural Event for the Whole Family

Sunday • 5/5 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Winterset Cidery

Help celebrate Iowa history and apple production at this FREE event on Sunday, May 5. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a copy of the newly released My Family’s Apple Farm book written by children’s author Katie Olthoff. Activities will include a book signing, tours of the apple orchard, workshops on grafting and apple tree care, hands-on activities explaining pollination & apple taste testing. (see the schedule below) You can even meet Jesse Hiatt, the Madison County farmer who cultivated the first Delicious Apple Tree, and try your own Delicious Apple, compliments of the Winterset Hy-Vee.

1:00 – 5:00 PM | Hands on activities (pollination, food safety, nutrition, genetics, grafting, etc.)
1:00 – 5:00 PM | Learn about Jesse Hiatt (Madison County Historical Society)
1:00 – 5:00 PM | Meet Jesse Hiatt (from The Winterset Stage)
2:15 PM | Tour of cidery
2:45 PM | Cider tasting (adults only)
3:15 PM | Tour of the orchard (grafting and propagation)
3:45 PM | Cider tasting (adults only)
3:45 PM | Apple tasting
4:00 PM | Reading of My Family’s Apple Farm & book signing party
4:15 PM | Tour of the orchard (harvest and pruning)
4:15 PM | Tour of the cidery

This event is hosted in partnership with the Iowa Heartland Resource Conservation and Development. The project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Local partners include the Madison County Historical Society and The Winterset Stage.

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Sunday Wine Down | Looking 4 Luke

Sunday • 5/5 • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Sunday Wine Down is a chill, laid back, no-cover event. If you like what you hear, show your appreciation to the musicians with the tip jar. “Looking 4 Luke”  is local musicians Matthew Kiger, Mark Christensen, & John O’Neal. These three guys will be playing acoustic music ranging from classic rock, pop & country to some of today’s hit songs.

Coming Soon

Presbyterian Women’s May Breakfast

Tuesday • 5/7 • 6:30 – 9:30am
First United Presbyterian Church

Touted as THE breakfast event of the year, the May Breakfast has been an annual tradition among the women of First United Presbyterian Church for 81 years. This year’s feast will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 6:30 to 9:30 am and you can eat-in or carry away. All money raised will directly support the Presbyterian Women’s ministries of caring, charity, and compassion. Suggested donation is $6.00.

Wellness Wednesday | Lunch & Learn

Wednesday • 5/8 • 12:00 – 1:00
Winterset Public Library

Summer is fast approaching and getting into new routines can be stressful. Dee Dorsey with CICS Mental Health/Disability Services will share some resources available to Madison County. Feel free to bring your lunch and join this learning event.

Marvin’s Room

Thursday – Saturday • May 9-11 • 7:00pm
Sunday • May 12 • 2:00pm
The Winterset Stage @ The Iowa Theater

Beloved for its mordant humor and unflinching wisdom, Scott McPherson’s dark comedy allows us a moving view of one woman’s commitment to family and response to despair. This most recent show from the Winterset Stage is a bit different from the plays you’ve seen them produce in the past few years, but the various themes of family, personal struggle and loss are ones to which we can all relate. Tickets are available online through The Winterset Stage and will also be available at the door for each performance (if there are seats remaining).

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
presented by Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio

Friday • 5/10 • 6:00 pm
Saturday • 5/11 • 3:00 pm
Henry C Miller Auditorium

Tickets are on sale for the Winterset Ballet & Dance production including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs plus Kings & Queens. Lots of youngsters in our community will be showing off their hard work and it will be a fun performance to be sure.

Husky Voices Booster Club Fundraiser Breakfast

Saturday • 5/11 • 7:00 – 11:00am
Winterset City Park North Shelter

The WHS Choir is raising funds to replace worn out stoles—the gold collar that accompanies their performance robes. The stoles & robes are both over 15 years old and while the robes are still in pretty good shape, the stoles are really showing their age. You can help support this effort, and enjoy a tasty breakfast, on Saturday, May 11th, at the City Park North Shelter. The Husky Voices Booster club will be serving the breakfast and free will donations will be accepted.

Madison County Open Horseshoes

Saturday • 5/11 • 8:30 – 9:30 registration & warm-up, 10:00 pitching
Madison County Fairgrounds

This horseshoe pitching event is sanctioned by the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitchers Association and divisions will be determined by ringer percentages. Non-members of IHHPA will compete in an open division. Contact John Ridgely (515) 779-8816 or Rick Hudson (515) 537-5522 to register. The fee is $10.00.

May 11th is opening day for…

Madison County Farmers Market on the Square

The first Farmers Market of the season will be set up on the town square from 8:00am – Noon on May 11th.

Garage Sale Season

Citywide Garage Sale Day is May 11th.

Winterset Cidery

The Cidery actually opens on May 10th with regular hours but catch live music by Zachary Freedom on May 11th from 6:30 – 9:30


Our annual celebration of The Duke’s birthday is only a few weeks away. You can find out all of the details at the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum website and find the schedule of John Wayne movies showing at the Iowa Theater’s website. One of the events is the John Wayne 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Winterset Rotary Club on Saturday morning, May 25th. If you’re planning to lace up your running shoes and participate, you can register online or look in the latest edition of The Shopper for a registration form to mail in. We’ll share more of the details on the celebration in the coming weeks.

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
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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