Weekend in Winterset, December 19-22, 2019

Merry Christmas to All!

Another double dose of The Winterset Citizen

We hope you and yours will be enjoying whatever your holiday traditions are these next two weekends. Whether your household is experiencing growth with the additions of new spouses and babies, or you are in the middle of “the holidays as usual,” we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the hope and love of this holiday season bring you joy and peace!


Remember to think about local options for your last-minute shopping!

This Weekend

Living Nativity

Saturday • 12/21 • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Sunday • 12/22 • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Madison County Historical Museum with the First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church will host their 28th annual Living Nativity display this year at the Madison County Historical Complex. Follow the star to the museum, where you’ll be greeted by the inn keeper, escorted by the shepherds, serenaded by the angels, and have the opportunity to observe the holy family and the baby Jesus. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served in the museum lounge.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

This weekend brings the World War II epic “Midway” to the Iowa. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces launch a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Six months later, the Battle of Midway commences on June 4, 1942, as the Japanese navy once again plans a strike against American ships in the Pacific. For the next three days, the U.S. Navy and a squad of brave fighter pilots engage the enemy in one of the most important and decisive battles of World War II.

The Iowa has the pulse on families next weekend as they present “Abominable” and the hit “Ford v Ferrari” for both the young and the young-at-heart and everyone in between.  After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture the beast for their own gain.

American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Coming Soon

Monday Movie

12/23 • 10:30 am • Nutcracker and the Four Realms
12/23 • 2:00 pm • Elf

If you’re kids are hanging around the house on Monday looking for something to do, the library is prepared with two holiday movies on Monday! In fact the library is prepared to be your ‘kids are home, what do we do?’ hero during the holiday school break! Keep reading…

Community Christmas Day Dinner

Wednesday • 12/25 • 12:00 noon, dinner is served • 11:00 – 11:30am pick up or delivery
First United Methodist Church

There is no charge for this dinner that will be available on Christmas Day at the First United Methodist Church. You may pick up your meal at the church or deliveries are available within the Winterset city limits between 11 & 11:30am, a dine-in meal will be served at noon. Ham ball, potato casserole, green beans, salad and apple pie are on the menu at this Christmas feast. Please make a reservation by calling Phyllis Kaldenberg at 462-4731 or the church office at 462-2912.

Harry Potter Day

Friday • 12/27 • 1:00 – 5:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Star Wars Escape Room

Saturday • 12/28 • 10:00am – 5:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

The library will be hosting a Star Wars themed escape room designed for ages 10 and up from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, December 28. Attendees will have 30 minutes to work together and solve Star Wars-themed puzzles and clues in order to save the galaxy. Groups of up to 5 people will need to register for a time slot by calling the Library at 515-462-1731.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Tuesday • 12/31 • 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Winterset Public Library

Celebrate good times with this event for the whole family at the Winterset Library.  You will count down to the New Year at a more age appropriate time of the day, along with activities, crafts, and a dessert potluck. This is a free event, but please register.

Sunday Wine Down with Lucas Petersen

Sunday • 1/5 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

In addition to being Winterset High School’s band director, Lucas Petersen is one half of the acoustic duo “The First Name Band,” a cover band that has been entertaining in venues across Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas for the past 7 years. On Sunday, January 5th, he will be playing a little bit of everything: Classic Rock, Country, 90’s Alternative, Irish, Rock and much more. Relax and have a glass of wine—it’ll be a good Sunday afternoon! There is no fee for this event, just tip the musician if you like what you hear.

And finally …

Thank You!

We wanted to take a moment and thank our sponsors for allowing us to bring you the Winterset Citizen each week. We truly love our town and enjoy sharing with you all the exciting things our community has to offer.

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 Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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