Weekend in Winterset, October 17 – 20, 2019

This Weekend

Friday Night Football & Marching Band – Senior Night

Friday • 10/18 • 4:15 pm 9th Grade Football game kick-off
Winterset High School • McGaffin Field

It should be a beautiful fall evening on Friday as Winterset High School honors all seniors participating in fall extra-curricular activities. According to the WCSD website the 9th grade football game will begin at 4:15 pm and the Varsity game will kick-off at 7:00 pm. Sandwiched between two halves of what is sure to be an exciting football game versus the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers the Winterset High School marching band will perform their award winning show “From Russia With Love.” If you can’t make it Friday night, you will need to travel a little bit but you can catch the band at the State Marching Band competition in Waukee and/or the Mid-Iowa Band Championship in Ankeny on Saturday, October 19th, and next Friday the football team will be in Harlan for their final game of the regular season.

All you can eat! Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast

Saturday • 10/19 • 7:00 – 10:00am
First Christian Church

Join the First Christian Church for a $6.00 per person (5 and under FREE) all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday morning.

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 zmoss@iwla.org.

Bob Ross – Style Painting Class

Saturday • 10/19 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winterset Art Center

There is still space available 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 so register online today!

NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater

Continuing on where the award winning TV show left off, excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants—setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.

Next Wednesday, (to prepare you for the upcoming high school musical of the same name), Matilda will be the Way Back Wednesday feature.  This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.  Save the dates of Friday & Saturday, November 8th & 9th to watch this endearing classic come alive on the high school auditorium stage.

Coming Soon

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 malbert@everystep.org 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 at 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.

Halloween Hikes

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Lodge

Halloween Hikes is a family-friendly celebration inside Pammel Park that provides the community with a non-spooky way to celebrate this scary holiday. This year’s celebration will take place at the Pammel Park Lodge on Saturday, October 26th, from 6-8 pm.

Every year, the Winterset High School Conservation Club organizes skits and stories along the lodge trail located just behind the Pammel Park Lodge. This year, the theme for the skits will be CSI: Critter Scene Investigations. Hikers will have the chance to check out the scene of an animal party in the woods before working through each station to guess what animals were at the party. There will be fun things to look at along the way including animal tracks and scat.

Members of the conservation club will guide each group as they hike along the trail. Hikes leave the lodge every 15 minutes beginning at 6 pm with the last hike leaving the lodge at 7:45 pm.

This year there will be an assortment of games including pin-the-face on the pumpkin, witch hat toss, pumpkin bean bag toss, and a bat toss to play as you are waiting to go on your hike. There will also be opportunities to decorate sugar cookies and create a mummy craft.

Top off your visit with a hayrack ride to the campground for trick-or-treating. Once you return from the hayrack ride, make another stop inside the lodge to warm up with homemade goodies and a cup of the crowd-pleasing Wassail (spiced apple cider).

Tickets for Halloween Hikes are $5/person (children and adults) and are available in advance by contacting the Madison County Conservation board at 515-462-3536 or e-mailing naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org. Hike times can be reserved at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the night of the event.

Campground Decorating Contest

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Campground
Camping Special • Thursday night (Oct. 24) FREE with a weekend reservation

Join the Madison County Conservation Board in celebrating this spooky holiday by camping one or two nights in the cool fall air, decorating your campsite and passing out candy to the trick or treating children who arrive via the Hayrack Ride. The winners of the decorating contest will receive a free weekend during the 2020 camping season. The Halloween Hikes event coincides with the last weekend of the Pammel Park camping season and everyone who makes an advance reservation for Friday and Saturday (Oct. 25 & 26) can camp for free on Thursday night (Oct. 24th).

And Finally …

C.R.I.S.P. is asking for your help to make Christmas a little brighter for Madison County Children in need.
Here’s how you can help:
  • Send your name or organization’s name to Amy Nolan, Program Director at crisp@familyresourcelink.org.  Include contact information and how many children you wish to sponsor by October 30.
  • You will be provided with a client number and wish list for each child
  • Deliver your gifts & gift receipts (for clothing & shoes only) to C.R.I.S.P. with the client number attached
  • Please do not wrap your gifts; however, you may donate gift wrap, bows and tape.
Gifts may be dropped off November 18- December 5 during regular business hours of 9:00 am-Noon, Monday-Thursday. Additional drop-off will be available December 4-5 from 5:00-7:00 p.m or by appointment.

Don’t forget the C.R.I.S.P. office has moved to the basement of the First Presbyterian Church at 210 W. Green Street in Winterset. Please enter the doors facing Green Street; the basement stairs are on your right.

Thank you for your continued support of C.R.I.S.P. programs

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
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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