Weekend in Winterset, May 30-June 2, 2019


Trivia Night

Thursday • 5/30 • 7:00pm
Winterset Cidery



It’s Trivia Week again at the Winterset Cidery. Trivia starts at 7:00 pm, arrive around 6:30 to get set and ready to go! Feel free to bring dinner and snacks to go with your cider.

This Weekend

Mayor’s Bike Ride

Saturday • June 1 • 8:00am
Meet at Winterset Aquatic Center

Join Mayor Olson for a leisurely ride from the Winterset Aquatic Center to City Park and back this Saturday morning. The purpose is to bring awareness for the need of a biking/jogging/walking trail and the Winterset Police Department, Winterset Optimist Club and the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department will be assisting with the ride. Kids and Seniors (65+) wearing a helmet will receive a certificate for a free ice cream cone.

Touch A Truck & Usborne Book Fair

Saturday • 6/1 • 10:00am – Noon
Winterset Public Library

Climb. Explore. Learn. Touch! The Winterset Public Library will be kicking off summer reading with Touch a Truck and a Book Fair this Saturday morning. Kids can visit the library and sign up for summer reading, and then touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Winterset community. Then head inside to see Lisa Carstens from Usborne Books & More® with some wonderful books to add to your collection. Half of the proceeds from the sale will go to fund children’s books for library. Bring a camera for fun photo opportunities and take home some new treasures for summer reading.

Live Music — Jesse and the Medicine Men

Saturday • June 1 • 7:00 – 10:00
Covered Bridges Winery


Weather permitting, Jesse and the Medicine Men will be performing outside this Saturday at Covered Bridges Winery so bring your lawn chairs or a blanket (maybe both if it continues to be cool). If we have more rain (sigh), it will happen inside instead. There is a $5 cover and food will be available for purchase starting at 6:30pm. It sounds like Jesse’s musical style is rooted in classic country and rock-n-roll.

Floral Screen Print & Watercolor Class

Sunday • June 2 • 1:00pm
Winterset Art Center

Participants ages 12 and up will be screen printing lines of floral images, as a pattern, then using watercolor techniques to detail the finished piece. This will make a lovely wall hanging for anyone.  Save your spot and register today!

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

A Dog’s Journey & Planet of the Apes

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. PG / 1 hr, 48 min

Coming Soon

Fundraiser for the family of Roseanna Otto

Monday • 6/3
Winterset Pizza Ranch


The Winterset Pizza Ranch is organizing a fundraiser for the family of Roseanna Otto. Half of all proceeds from Monday’s sales will be donated to the family to help them with some of the expenses they will be facing in the coming days. We’ve also seen that there is a meal train that has been organized. That information can be accessed at this link.

Community Band Lawn Chair Night

Thursdays • June 6th • 6:00pm meal, 7:00 pm music
Courthouse Lawn

Like apple pie with ice cream, fresh lemonade, and fireworks on the Fourth of July, there’s just something quintessentially small-town summer about sitting outside and listening to live music where the grown-ups chat between songs and the kids run off to the edges and play or dance along. The Winterset Community band will be making this happen at Lawn Chair Night concerts on the courthouse lawn every Thursday through July 11th. Each week food is available for purchase through a different community group and the Winterset Community Band regales listeners with their talent. On Thursday, June 6th, the VFW Auxiliary will be serving beef burgers, chips, water, ice cream and other desserts. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and come enjoy a fun evening with fellow community members!

Bike Ride Around Town (B.R.A.T)

Friday • June 7 • 5:00 pm
Meet at City Park

Meet up at the city park  on Friday, June 7th, at 5:00pm for the Bike Ride Around Town before the First Friday Concert Series. The ride will follow the sharrows (bicycle pavement markings) around Winterset and is a 7 mile route that you can ride as many times as you like. Maps of the shared roadway route will be provided. When you end back at the city, there will be food, drink and live music so you can wind down!

First Friday Concert Series | Adam Bruce & April Lynn

Friday • June 7 • 6:00pm food, 7:00pm music
Winterset City Park

The First Fridays Concert Series will be held in the north shelter area at Winterset City Park on the first Friday evening in the months of June, July, and August. These events are free to attend and hot food will be available for purchase, as well as beer, wine coolers, and bottled water. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 pm, and live music begins at 7:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, relax on the gently sloping hillside, and enjoy summer under the stars! June’s entertainment will be provided by Adam Bruce & April Lynn.

Women’s Weekend in Winterset

Classes and events all weekend
Style Show on Saturday • 6/8 • 9:15am

Women of Winterset: take advantage of a huge variety of classes, demonstrations and other fun opportunities during the 2019 Women’s Weekend in Winterset. There will be classes offered in Fiber Arts & Quilting, Gardening, Jewelry, Painting & Ink, Glass work, Cooking & Nutrition, Photography, extra merchants in a ‘pop-up shop’ on the west courthouse lawn plus a style show on Saturday morning! For a complete list of classes visit the Madison County Chamber of Commerce online store.

The style show will take place Saturday morning, June 8th, at 9:15 on the west lawn of the courthouse. The style show is free and open to all and will feature several of our downtown retail merchants. Go see what they have in their spring collections.

Finally …


Please consider volunteering to help make Winterset the BEST overnight town during this years RAGBRAI.  There are lots of ways to help – from set up to tear down, information booth or beverage garden there is a spot for YOU.  Go to the WintersetRAGBRAI.com website and fill out the Volunteer info form. You will need to purchase a cool blue discounted $10 t-shirt to wear on July 22nd.   BONUS – if you wear your t-shirt on Mondays between now and July 22 you will receive discounts at participating businesses.

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 Cidery
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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