50th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
Saturday & Sunday • 10/12 & 10/13 • 9:00am – 5:00pm
“50 Years Through the Lens”
It comes as no shock to you, we’re sure, that the bulk of this weekend’s activities center around the 2019 Madison County Covered Bridge Festival! The festival is open on the town square from 9:00am to 5:0pm both Saturday and Sunday. Festival admission is $2.00 (Children 11 and under FREE). Since this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the festival, the theme is “50 Years through the Lens.” The festival committee has been working for months with the focus of highlighting the history of the festival. One of the unique ways they are celebrating this history is through a festival documentary that will be shown at The Iowa at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm each day. When your feet need a little rest, head over there to watch it. There is no admission charge.
Remember that there are activities other places around town, too. Check out the Annual Horseshoe Tournament at the Madison County Fairgrounds, the Quilt Show at Winterset Elementary School, enjoy the “S’mores and popcorn” and Nighttime Civil War Cannon Firing at the Madison County Historical Complex or witness the Cedar Bridge Ribbon Cutting at the Cedar Bridge just north of Winterset at 5:oo pm on Saturday. There is lots to do and see for every person in your family—visit the Covered Bridge Festival Schedule of Events for more information!
Covered Bridges 5K Run/Walk
Saturday • 10/12 • 9:00am
Winterset City Park
If the running bug is biting you, it’s not too late to join the Covered Bridges 5K Run/Walk this Saturday morning. Show up at 8:00am to register!
NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater
It’s been a while since Jennifer Lopez has generated Oscar buzz, but her performance in Hustlers(2019)is the talk of the town. This crime drama, adapted from a New York magazine article about a group of NYC strippers with a more-than-entrepreneurial streak, is not what it looks like based on the advertising. Working as a stripper to make ends meet, Destiny’s life changes forever when she becomes friends with Ramona — the club’s top money earner. Ramona soon shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club. But when the 2008 economic collapse cuts into their profits, the gals and two other dancers devise a daring scheme to take their lives back. Hustlers is a classic underdog story with its inspirations being far more Scorsese than Showgirls. Rated R / 1 hr, 50 min
50 Years Through the Lens
Celebrate 50 years of Covered Bridge Festival history with the Iowa premiere of this Madison County made documentary, which includes interviews with some of the very first festival organizers, as well as many old photos and stories from years gone by. Directed by Brenden Pugh of 2/5 Studios. FREE admission.
Goat Yoga for The American Cancer Society
Saturday • 10/12 • 2:00 – 6:00pm
Simple Life Farms
Enjoy the simple life and perfect your yoga poses with the incredibly friendly goats out at Simple Life Farms. Do some yoga, take some selfies and have fun! Tickets are $20 in advance $25 day of event. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Live Music | Brick ‘n Bob Duo
Saturday • 10/12 • 6:30pm
The Winterset Cidery is closing for the season after October 13th, but they’re going out in style with one more live music event on Saturday evening featuring the Brick ‘n Bob Duo. Head out after the festival to unwind and enjoy one last taste of their famous hard apple cider before it goes away for the winter.
Improv Comedy by Black V
Monday • 10/14 • 7:00pm
WHS Miller Auditorium
Black V, a student improvisational comedy group from Northwestern College, will be serving up laughs at the Winterset HS auditorium Monday evening starting at 7:00pm. There is no admission charge except for a free-will donation to the Husky Speech Department. Dozens of WHS students participate and compete in speech events around the state each year and this is a great way to help make sure they have the funds they need to keep that program strong. Plus we hear that laughter is good medicine!
Morbid Curiosities – An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe
Tuesday • 10/15 • 6:30pm
Iowa storyteller Darrin Crow will bring Gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe to life in “Morbid Curiosities—An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” at Winterset Public Library on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30 pm. The master of Gothic horror comes from beyond the veil to talk with audiences about his life and share his best stories and poetry including “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Raven” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” The performance also features one of Poe’s comedies, “The Angel of the Odd,” a cautionary tall tale about the dangers of too much drinking.
This performance is free and open to the public.
Save Our Streams
Saturday • 10/19 • 9:00am – 4:00pm
ISU Extension Office
The Izaak Walton League is partnering with Madison County Conservation, For Lands Sake!, and the Badger Creek Watershed Project to offer a workshop on monitoring water quality in local streams.
Save Our Streams (SOS) is a fun way to test water quality in small streams by collecting chemical data and identifying underwater critters. They will start the day indoors at the ISU Extension Office, but dress for the weather (you’ll be outdoors for part of the day, rain or shine) and bring rubber boots or shoes that can get wet. All class and field materials will be provided, including macro-invertebrate ID books.
Registration costs of $10 will help to provide the classroom and field materials and ID books for participants. Bring your own lunch to eat during lunch break between sessions.
Classes fill up quickly, so register now! For inquiries, contact IWLA Save Our Streams Coordinator Zach Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Ross – Style Painting Class
Saturday • 10/19 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winterset Art Center
The Winterset Art Center is inviting you to join Connie Verduyn, a certified Bob Ross Style Instructor, in learning and practicing the basics taught by the beloved Bob Ross. The cost is $50 and all materials will be furnished. Space is limited and you can register online for this painting class.
Dollar-A-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Winterset Public Library
Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps in Iowa. Dressed in uniform, Jamerson shares stories about the CCC, reads excerpts from his book, shows a video clip from his PBS film, and sings original songs with his guitar. It’s a nostalgic, fun-filled program of songs, laughter, and heartfelt stories. The CCC was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run beginning in 1933, over 49,000 men served in Iowa. The men were 17-25 years of age. The camps were run by the army with an average of 29 camps in operation in Iowa for each year. Over 48 million dollars was spent in Iowa operating the camps. The enrollees were paid $1 a day with $25 sent home to their families each month. The money sent home provided relief for their families who were desperate for food and basic necessities.
Jamerson has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC-built national and state parks. The program is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary; with stories of strength, wit, and charm. In 2017, Jamerson was awarded “National CCC Educator of the Year,” by CCC Legacy based in Edinburg, VA.
This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.
Understanding Your Grief Support Group
Tuesdays • October 22 – December 4 • 2:30 – 4:00pm
Chesnut Building, 901 S 4th Ave
“Understanding Your Grief” is an 8-week support group for those who have suffered the loss of a family member or friend and are seeking support and education in their journey through grief. There is no cost for the program but pre-registration is required as seats are limited. You may contact Mike Albert, bereavement counselor, at email@example.com or 641-216-3627. This program is co-sponsored by Madison County Health Care Systems and EveryStep Grief & Loss Services.
ISU Tailgate Party with USB
Saturday • 10/26 • 3 hours before kick-off
Tent #18 @ Jack Trice Stadium
Union State Bank is issuing an invitation to all you Cyclone fans out there! Join the USB crew for a tailgating party as the Cyclones take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on October 26th. If you’d like to join the fun, call Liz Berry at 515-493-2581 to reserve your spot.
And Finally …
Terri Lynn Nuts & Candy FOR SALE
Going on NOW through October 16th
Remember that the Nuts & Candy Fundraiser C.R.I.S.P. is going on through October 16th! 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.
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Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
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