Weekend in Winterset, June 13 – 16, 2019


Trivia Night

Thursday • 6/13 • 7:00 pm
Winterset Cidery

Join the Winterset Cidery for Trivia Night beginning at 7:00 pm tonight. Be sure to get there early to claim your table, your team, and cider!

Community Band Lawn Chair Night

Thursday • 6/13 • 6:00 pm meal, 7:00 pm music
Courthouse Lawn

The Winterset Community Band continues with their second Lawn Chair Night of the summer on the courthouse lawn tonight.  The Madison County Democrats will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and desserts. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and come enjoy a fun evening with fellow community members!

This Weekend

National Skillet Throw Annual Championship

Friday • 6/14 • 6:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday • 6/15 • 10:00am til done
Macksburg Park

Head to Macksburg for the National Skillet Throw Annual Championship next weekend. Friday night there will be $1 hot dogs and $2 hamburgers available in the park during Skillet Throw Practice. Saturday morning starts off with a 10:00am parade & 10:30am Pedal Tractor Pull. Sign up & check in begins at 11am with the Championship starting at 12 noon. The street will be rocking after 5:30 as the event concludes with a Street Dance. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy your time at Macksburg park with a pie auction, meat raffle drawing, kids activities and a vendor/flea market.

Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday • 6/15 • 8:00 am – Noon
Winterset Square

Fresh, juicy, strawberries are making their appearance at the farmers market – go and get ’em before they are gone.

Fishing, Prizes, Food & Fun

Saturday • 6/15 • 8:00 am – Noon
Madison County Sportsman Club

Kids ages 2 through 16 are invited to join the Madison County Sportsman Club & Winterset Optimists as they host a morning of outdoor fun. There will be fishing, prizes, food and fun a 1/4 mile north of Cedar Covered Bridge. They can’t control the catching, but the FUN is guaranteed!

Music at the Winery

Saturday • 6/15 • 7:00 – 10:00pm,  Food served 6:30 – 8:30pm
Covered Bridges Winery

The Sons of Gladys Kravitz will be playing this Saturday at Covered Bridges Winery. They play the very best classic rock music from the 1960’s to the present, as well as some country and contemporary Irish music. Their aim is to play popular songs from the classic rock era that are not played by other local bands, so that the audience can have a uniquely enjoyable listening and dancing experience. There will be a $5 cover and Hy-Vee Catering will be serving prime rib or chicken sandwich and 2 sides from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Weather permitting, music will be outside so bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

Levitt AMP Music Series @ Earlham City Park

Sunday • 6/16 • 6:00 pm
William Elliott Whitmore

Join the Earlham “Chicks with Checks” as they present William Elliott Whitmore in the Earlham City Park on Sunday. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your own food or beverages if you’d like. There will be a food vendor at the park if you prefer to go that route.

Coming up at the Iowa Theater

Release & Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Something very cool is happening at The Iowa this week: the drama Release is premiering on their screen, giving Madison County a chance to see this story before it has been seen anywhere else in Iowa (or the midwest!). When a deadly and mysterious airborne disease spreads from remote areas of the world to the United States, the country is thrust into chaos and panic as it strikes the quiet outskirts of a large American city.  Not rated / 1 hr 20 min

Release was featured in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and you can see a trailer for it at their website.

A great film is one that can take even the most jaded of moviegoers and fill them with a sense of anticipation, wonder and sheer exhilaration. A truly great film—the kind that one can call a classic without the slightest hesitation—is one that still has the power to do that to viewers decades after it was originally released. Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” is the epitome of a truly great film. Whether this is your first time or the movie is an old favorite, check it out on Wednesday.

Coming Soon

The Science of BBQ

Friday • 6/21 • 9:00am – 3:30pm
Youth • 4th through 8th grade
Brought to you by the ISU Extension & Outreach, camp held at Middle River Park

ISU Extension & Outreach will host ‘The Science of BBQ’, a youth summer day camp on Friday, June 21st, at Middle River Park (Top Shelter) just south of Winterset. Grilling methods and meat composition will be discussed, plus campers will get to invent recipes and try using a grill themselves. It is a fabulous way to celebrate the first day of summer!

Iowa State University’s Beef Checkoff program is a co-sponsor of the event. According to www.iabeef.org, Iowa Beef Checkoff promotes the beef industry by positive marketing and providing factual information through public relations and education. Registration is only $15 for each participant, due to the Beef Checkoff program.

Parents interested in registering youth or learning more about the event should call Madison County Extension Office at 515-462-1001 or email xmadison@iastate.edu. Space is limited.

DONATE to the “Passport to the Past” McKee Barn Sale

Small donations accepted DAILY
Large donations accepted June 24-27

Madison County Historical Complex

The Historical Complex is still taking donations of clothing and household items for their annual Barn Sale fundraiser. All proceeds fund family activities at the museum complex during the Covered Bridge Festival. Please note that large items will only be accepted June 24 – 27.

Prairie Strips Field Day

Friday • 6/21 • 9:30am – noon
Badger Creek Wildlife Management Area south of Van Meter, IA

Join the Badger Creek Lake Watershed Project on Friday, June 21st, to visit the prairie strips established at Badger Creek WMA in 2017 and learn about the benefits they provide for soil, water, and wildlife, as well as programs and funding support available to assist farmers and landowners with establishing prairie strips on private land.

9:30 AM – Registration / Sign-In
10:00 AM – Program and Tour
12:00 PM – Lunch and Follow-up Conversations

Background & Benefits – Anna Golightly, Badger Creek Lake Watershed Project Coordinator, Madison County SWCD

Musical Theater, Jr – The Winterset Stage

Monday – Thursday • June 17-20 • 9:00am – 12 noon
For students in Grades 1-4 in the 2019-2020 school year

Class held at The Iowa Theater

There’s still time to get in on the Musical Theater, Jr. camp being offered next week by The Winterset Stage. Register your child today to explore the world of musical theater combining music, dance and drama to create a full immersion theatrical experience. This is just one of the classes being offered by The Winterset Stage this summer. You can see the full list on their website.

Kestrel Camp (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday – Thursday • June 18-20 • 9:00am – 12 noon
Pammel Park Nature Center

A limited number of spaces are still available for next week’s Kestrel Camp with the Madison County Conservation. But don’t wait, register soon for this 3-day adventure. Camp participants will learn about the animals that call the nature center home and discover what different animals need to survive plus how our actions affect the world around us and how we can help protect the environment. Campers will also learn about the life cycles of park inhabitants including frogs and butterflies. Featured activities will include frog catching, insect netting, and critter catching in Middle River. Sounds like good, messy, fun!

Session II Summer Art Camp: Deep Sea Adventure

Wednesday – Friday • June 19-21
Early Explorers – Children ages 5-8 – 9:00 – 10:00am
Young Explorers – Children aged 9+ 10:30 – noon
Winterset Art Center

There is still time to sign up for lots of interesting classes at the Winterset Art Center including the “Deep Sea Adventure” camp next week. This fun summer class will introduce art to the early explorer, and the basic fundamentals of art to the young explorer.

Early Explorers: 9 am – 10 am, recommended ages 5-8
Young Explorers: 10:30 am – Noon, recommended ages 9+

More details and registration at here.

Live Music Saturday featuring Kaleena

Saturday • 6/22 • 6:30 – 9:30pm
Winterset Cidery

Canadian-born singer/songwriter Kaleena has been carving out her place in Central Iowa soul music…exploring the unique place where folk and singer/songwriter tendencies meet the soulful, upbeat corners of R & B.  There will be a $5 cover and if you are bringing children, please remember that they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

And Finally …

T-Shirt Mondays!

These folks are part of the Winterset RAGBRAI committee which is working hard these days to get us all prepared for the event that is RAGBRAI. Support our community by purchasing a Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirt for $20 at wintersetRAGBRAI.com, and BONUS: if you wear your Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirt on Mondays you can get discounts at:

1st Ave Collective
Angel Wings and CT
Anything Sweet & More
Backstage Studio
Ben Franklin
Breedings True Value
Cedar Creek Animal Clinic
Country Cutters
Edward Jones – Whitney Messerschmitt
Edward Jones – Larry Laughlin
Harvest Creek

Heartland Fiber
Jones Creek Apparel
Madison Co. Mercantile
Modern Reflections
Montross Pharmacy
Northside Cafe
Piece Works Quilt Shop
Pine Creek
Rhapsody Rose Floral
Spoons Full of Sugar
The Finishing Touch
Uptown Styles
Village Bootery

Offer is good through July 22.  Discounts subject to change.

Volunteer TODAY!

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.

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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