Only 5 days left!!…
Don’t forget to take the Heart & Soul Survey
And make sure YOUR voice is heard!
Madison County Heart & Soul is an initiative that recognizes that our county is diverse and made up of individual communities, rural areas, and neighborhoods. Heart & Soul’s purpose is to honor community pride as we develop a county-wide future that represents what matters most to the residents. The Heart & Soul organizers feel that the best way to identify Madison County’s distinctive character—and find the means to protect it—is to listen to people who live in the communities of the county.
You can help define the Heart & Soul of your community and Madison County by completing short, anonymous survey, but you need to do it soon!
This is the “Last call” to Winterset residents to complete this survey. After the end of September, the survey will close and the results will be collected and processed. Don’t miss your chance to share your thoughts in this important process. You can find everything you want to know about the process, and the survey, at the Madison County Heart & Soul website.
Friends Book Sale
Thursday • 9/26 • 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Friends Member Preview Sale
Memberships Available at the Door
Friday • 9/27 • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Sale open to the Public
Saturday • 9/28 • 10:00 am – 3:00pm
The Friends Book Sale begins at 4:00pm today with the Friends Members Preview Sale. Not a member but still want to check out the book sale today? Purchase a membership at the door, browse to your hearts content, and take home a few books for your own personal library. The book sale will be open to the public Friday at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Book sales are a free will donation.
Homecoming 2019 – Winterset High School
Friday • 9/27 • 7:30 pm
Giffin Field at Winterset High School
Weather permitting, the Homecoming parade will be about 2:30 pm (following the Coronation assembly) starting at Winterset Elementary and winding around the square. The Husky football team will take on Glenwood starting at 7:30 pm (Freshmen play at 4:15 pm).
Terri Lynn Nuts & Candy FOR SALE
Going on NOW through 10/16
It is nuts and candy time again at C.R.I.S.P.! This is a main fundraiser for this community-based organization and they need your help. C.R.I.S.P. relies on donations and fundraisers, such as this, to support all of their programs and operations. C.R.I.S.P. provides a variety of programs such as School Supplies for Kids, Winter Wear for Kids and Christmas for Kids as well as assistance to families facing crisis situations such as homelessness, utility disconnect, and food insecurity. You can visit the C.R.I.S.P. website to view the Terri Lynn nuts and candy brochure and to print your order form OR call the C.R.I.S.P. office at 515-462-7009. Submit orders and payment to C.R.I.S.P. by October 16th.
NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater
It Chapter 2
Defeated by members of the Losers’ Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise — now more powerful than ever. R / 2 hr, 49 min
The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust. Not rated / 1 hr, 25 min
Knights of Columbus ALL YOU CAN EAT Breakfast
Saturday • 9/28 • 7:00 – 10:30 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Before you start your Saturday, stop by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and enjoy an ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast. $7 gets you all the pancakes and sausage you will want. All proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus and C.R.I.S.P.
Madison County Women, Land & Legacy
Saturday • 9/28 • 2:00 pm
Barn Tour & Potluck
This unique event will begin at 1:30pm on Saturday at The Barn at Lone Oaks Farm located northeast of Winterset, where attendees can drop off potluck items and organize carpooling. The group will depart at 2:00pm to visit three other barns in Madison County, then return at 5:30pm to tour The Barn at Lone Oaks Farm, share a potluck supper, and enjoy an evening stroll through the prairie.
The WLL Barn Tour will coincide with the Iowa Barn Foundation’s 2019 All-State Barn Tour also happening that weekend. The tour will stop at the McBroom-Hargis Barn and the Gillespie Barn, which are both included on the All-State Tour. WLL has also been offered the opportunity to visit two barns that are not on the All-State Tour.
This event is free and open to the public. Friends and family are welcome. RSVPs are recommended by calling the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District at 515-462-2961 extension 3, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barn at Lone Oaks Farm is located northeast of Winterset at 1582 North River Trail. Those with mobility issues are welcome to park there; others are requested to park next door at 1578 North River Trail.
For the potluck, the Madison County WLL Local Team will provide the main meat dishes and drinks. Attendees are asked to provide their own table service, and are invited to bring a side or dessert to share (coolers will be provided).
For more information, visit their Facebook Page at or contact them at MadisonCountyWLL@gmail.com.
Live Music | Slipstream
Saturday • 9/28 • 6:30 – 9:30pm
Head out and enjoy an evening of live music and great cider on Saturday evening with Slipstream at the Winterset Cidery. Slipstream performs favorite classic rock and pop hits from the 70’s to today, focusing on great music that everyone knows. Their mix of instruments and vocals allows them to do music that few other bands can match. There will be a $5 cover charge and all children attending must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please leave the pets at home for this event.
A Fons & Porter Homecoming
Exhibit & Special Events
October 3rd and 4th
Iowa Quilt Museum
In the mid-1970s, the Iowa State Extension office offered a beginning quilting class here in Madison County. Among the attendees of that class were Marianne Fons & Liz Porter. Four decades later, the duo has just been inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame because of the business they built bringing the art form to life to countless numbers of quilters. Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting resulted in a teaching series on public television, classes and lectures across the country, too many patterns and kits to count and a number of best-selling publications.
The Iowa Quilt Museum is honoring these two quilting legends here in the place where it all started with an exhibit of their quilts that will be on display from October 1st through January 5th. On October 3rd and 4th, the museum is hosting a series of events honoring Liz & Marianne and providing opportunities to spend some time rubbing elbows with them.
Tickets for the events can be purchased online through the Iowa Quilt Museum or by calling the museum at 515-462-5988.
at the Iowa Quilt Museum
Thursday, October 3rd • 11:00am – Noon
Tickets – $10, includes admission to the museum
Join Liz & Marianne on a guided tour through their homecoming exhibit. The duo will share the stories behind the quilts and anecdotes about their making.
Our Love of Quilting
at The Iowa Theater
Thursday, October 3rd • 4:00 – 5:00pm
Tickets – $15, includes a small popcorn with real butter!
On the stage at the Iowa Theater, one of Marianne’s post-LOQ projects, hear Liz & Marianne share some of the stories from their years teaching the world to quilt and what they’ve been up to since. Megan Barrett, director at the Iowa Quilt Museum, will lead the discussion and your questions are welcome.
Exhibit Opening Reception
at Iowa Quilt Museum
Thursday, October 3rd • 6:00 – 8:00pm
No Admission Charge
Tour the exhibit, visit with Liz & Marianne and enjoy refreshments.
Brunch with Liz & Marianne
Iowa Quilt Museum
Friday, October 4th • 11:00am
Tickets – $25, includes light brunch
Join Marianne & Liz for brunch as they reminisce and share stories of how they built their business from two moms teaching quilting classes in Winterset to teaching across the country and publishing the most widely-circulated quilting magazine in the world.
Covered Bridges 5K Run/Walk
Saturday • 10/12 • 9:00am
Winterset City Park
Early registration closes on September 30th for this annual race during the Covered Bridge Festival. If you’d like to participate, or know of someone who would enjoy running in picturesque Madison County, registration can be found online or by contacting Roger Queck. The cost is $25 for individuals, $15 for kids, and $25 for a family team of two.
Saturday • 10/19 • 1:00 – 3:00pm
Library Meeting Room
Registration Ends Friday • 10/4
Dress the kids in some old clothes and join the Parks & Rec department in the Library meeting room for a slimy good time. BE READY TO GET MESSY and make all kinds of slime, goo and glop. A snack will be provided. (We don’t know if the snack will be slimy or not…) This program is intended for boys and girls in grades K through 4 and the registration fee is $15. Register online through the Winterset Parks & Recreation or give them a call at 515-462-3258.
Bob Ross – Style Painting Class
Saturday • 10/19 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winterset Art Center
We’re sure there will be plenty of happy trees and fluffy clouds in your world during this Bob Ross-Style painting class offered by the Winterset Art Center. The cost is $50 and all materials will be furnished. Please register online for this painting class—it’s so much fun if you just allow yourself the freedom to try!
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