Weekend in Winterset, Aug 22-25, 2019


Client & Community Appreciation Dinner

Tonight • 8/22 • 5:30 – 7:00pm
Union State Bank

Our friends at USB are rolling out the big white tent this evening for their annual Client and Community Appreciation Dinner. Everyone is welcome tonight for Pork Loin & Ribeye sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, complimentary wine & beer and live music. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on their front lawn at 611 W Hwy 92.

This Weekend

Meet the Team Night

Friday • 8/23 • starting at 5:00pm
Winterset High School

  • 5:00 – Football practice/scrimmage on the varsity field, parents and fans can enter through the north gate and sit on the visitor side
  • 6:00 – Volleyball parent meeting in the HS Gym with a scrimmage to follow
  • 6:30 – Cross Country parent meeting and the auditorium and cafeteria
Please note that the Quarterback Club will not be serving a meal this year because the facilities are not yet ready.
It’s an exciting time of year for our fall teams! GO HUSKIES!   

NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater

The Lion King

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.  PG / 110 min

Out of Africa

Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth. PG / 2 hr, 41 min

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • 8/24 • 7:00 – 11:00 am
American Legion Hall (1st Ave & W. Green)

Fuel up for the rest of your Saturday adventures with a stack of pancakes served up by the Winterset Kiwanis. They’ll be serving from 7:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday at the American Legion Hall and you can eat a delicious breakfast for just $6 per person. Funds that the Kiwanis raise go right back into our community in a large variety of ways so you’ll even be doing a little good while you eat your fill!

Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday • 8/24 • 8:00 am – Noon
on the Square

The late summer veggies are have hit the harvest stage so don’t forget to stop by the square on Saturday morning from 8:00 am – noon and see what’s happening at the Farmers Market!

Sunday Wine Down

Sunday • 8/25 • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery

The Marie Ellis Duo will be laying down some jazz, fusion & blues tunes on Sunday afternoon at Covered Bridges Winery. There is no cover charge for this event—if you like what you hear, tip the musicians. Meat, cheese and cracker plates, pub mix and chocolate plates are available for purchase while you enjoy your wine and music.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

Sunday • 8/25 • 2:00pm & 4:30pm
The field behind the WCSD Admin Building

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Winterset on Sunday, August 25th. They will perform two shows under the old-fashioned Big Top which will be set up at on the practice field between the Elementary School and the Old High School/Administration Building. Advanced tickets can be purchased at a discounted price ($12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors) at Fareway, ASB, Hy-Vee, Breeding’s, Ben Franklin, Bridges Financial, F&M Bank, The Cellar, Village Bootery and USB or online. On circus day, tickets can be purchased at the box office and will be $15 for adults and $8 for children 2-12 and seniors 65 & up. No charge for children under the age of 2. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the local sponsor, the Winterset Band Boosters.

The Winterset Dog Park is Now Open!

Located just east of the soccer fields on East Court

The Winterset Dog Park officially opened a couple of weeks ago and if you haven’t been to check it out yet, this weekend would be a great time to do it! You can find all the details about what you need in the way of dog license or yearly fee on the City of Winterset website.

Coming Soon

The Winterset Stage “Introduction to the Stage” class

Saturday • 9/7 • 10:00am – Noon
to be held at The Iowa Theater

If being on stage is one of your ‘bucket list’ items, if you’ve thought about getting involved in a production but you feel a little rusty since your high school theater days, or even if you’ve been involved in some productions but want to bump up your actings skills, we welcome you to join us for this “Introduction to the Stage” Workshop.

Led by Teddi Yaeger and Meredith McKay, this completely relaxed and non-threatening two-hour workshop will cover:

  • Stage Lingo & Vocabulary
  • How to get the most from a script
  • Basics of blocking and stage movement
  • Auditioning Basics

There is no cost for this workshop and it’s open to all! If you’d like to audition for Charlotte’s Web (Auditions on September 15 & 16), this would be a great way to get yourself in the groove.

Bocce Ball Tournament

Saturday • 9/7 • 4:00 pm
Winterset City Park Bocce Fields

Register your two person team for this round-robin Bocce Tournament by 4:00 on Saturday, September 7th. The fee is $50 per team and all proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations. There will be trophies for the winners and dinner served by the Madison County Cattlemen at 5:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Winterset Rotary Club; contact Sarah Simon if you have any questions: 515-577-6155 or simnweld@qwestoffice.net.

Girls Instructional Volleyball

Tuesdays & Thursdays • September 10 – October 17
Elementary Gym

Girls in 5th & 6th grades are invited to this program teaching the fundamentals of Volleyball and providing an opportunity for organized games. Registration ends on September 6th through the Winterset Parks & Recreation online site. The fee is $20 for the entire session.

And Finally…

Gary & Debbie Heck at the Winterset Cidery asked us to pass this message along to all of you on their behalf.

Five years ago we made a decision that would change our lives. You all have heard the story—quit our jobs, sell our stuff, move to Winterset. In those five years we turned fourteen acres of pasture into a beautiful cidery and orchard for everyone to enjoy, and we made so many friends along the way.

When we opened our doors for the first time in May, 2016, we didn’t know if anyone would come through those doors. And if they did, would they like our cider? Would they be willing to try our cider? To say the least you all exceeded our expectations. You embraced us as a business and as friends. We wish we could thank each of you in person and tell you how much your friendship means to us.

This chapter of our lives was always meant to be about five years long, time to build the cidery and watch it grow. It is time for us to move onto our next chapter: grand-parenting and full-time retirement. With mixed emotions, we have sold the cidery to a wonderful, younger couple who have the passion and energy to take Winterset Cidery to the next level. We ask that you embrace them as you did us.

So thank you all for the wonderful experiences and helping us fulfill one of our dreams!

We’d like to extend our “Congratulations” to the Hecks and wish them the very best as they move on to their next adventure. Thanks for bringing your vision to our community, Gary & Debbie!

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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
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouse
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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