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.
Improv Night featuring Chowdown
Friday • 5/10 • 6:30 – 8:30pm
Bricker Price Block in Earlham
We’d love to tell you what you expect at Bricker-Price Block’s Improv Night, but we can’t. In fact, even the folks with CHOWDOWN, a live monthly improv comedy show at the Des Moines Social Club, can’t really tell you what will happen once their group hits the hardwood in the Hadley Family Social Club on Friday. The show will entirely be made up and unique to the thoughts and wit of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. “Improv is a form of comedic live theater where the actors make up scenes, characters, and plots in the moment in front of an audience. Since everything is new and has never been performed previously, improv is based on connection. It is vital to have a strong connection between with the improvisers on stage, as well as a connection with the audience.” says Onnalee Kelley. To get tickets to CHOWDOWN’s performance on May 10th visit the Bricker Price Block’s Website.
Saturday • 5/11 • 8:00 am – Noon
On the Square
City Wide Garage Sale
Saturday • 5/11
All Around Town
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.
Winterset Wine Walk
Saturday • 5/11 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
The annual Wine Walk has become one of the most popular events sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the downtown merchants. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Chamber office, plus Country Cutters and Pine Creek. Twenty-four businesses and organizations will be pouring samples of Madison County wines this year, there will also be live music, a car show, and a hunt for 3 golden wine bottles. Participants are asked to take pictures of the wine bottles, show us their photos, and they could win a prize basket of wine items donated by Pine Creek, Ltd.
Show & Shine
Saturday • 5/11 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
Central Iowa Auto Club on the Town Square
While you’re doing the Wine Walk, take some time to check out the variety of vehicles on display during the monthly Show ‘N Shine. They’re usually parked on the north and west sides of the square.
And when you’re done walking around the square, enjoying the wine and the stores and the cars…head to the Iowa Theater for Marvin’s Room being produced by The Winterset Stage (more info on that above).
Live Music | Zachary Freedom
Saturday • 5/11 • 6:30 – 9:30pm
Opening Weekend at the Winterset Cidery
If you’ve been missing the Winterset Cidery, it’s a weekend to celebrate! They’re re-opening for the season this Friday, May 10th. The celebration continues on Saturday with live music by Zachary Freedom from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. “Zach will captivate you with a voice influenced by soul, pop, and a unique blend of his own stuff. From pop to rock, to blues & ballads there is something in Zach’s arsenal of music that will truly move you.” There is a $5 cover charge for this live music event and any children attending must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Coming up at the Iowa Theater
RAGBRAI Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday • 5/14 • 6:30pm
New Bridge Church (1305 W Jefferson)
The Winterset RAGBRAI committee will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at New Bridge Church in Winterset. Everyone is invited to this informative meeting, which will cover the current planning process; expected road closures; the impact the event may have on residents, their businesses, and the town; as well as answer any questions you may have. Attendees will also have the opportunity to volunteer to host riders, sign-up to help during RAGBRAI, and purchase Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirts.
If you haven’t heard yet…Here Come the Mummies (HCTM), an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000-year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind, will headline the
entertainment stage at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 22 during RAGBRAI’s overnight visit in Winterset, IA. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-winning studio musicians. Regardless, Here Come the Mummies’ mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Their high energy show is bound to get the crowd up and dancing even after riding 70 miles by bike.
Here Come the Mummies is not only known locally but around the world. Since their discovery, HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked the Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Suwannee Hulaween, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.
Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirts are now available for purchase. You may order yours online or purchase one at Village Bootery, Country Cutters or the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. The shirts are heather gray with the Winterset RAGBRAI logo and available for $20 in youth medium through 4XL. Many local businesses are offering discounts each Monday from May 20 to July 22 to those wearing their RAGBRAI shirt. In addition, t-shirt contests and activities are being planned to help create excitement in the community for this upcoming event.
Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
American State Bank
Angel Wings & CT
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Midwest Heritage Bank
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department