Weekend in Winterset, January 16-19, 2020


Taste of Summer

Thursday • 1/16 • 4:30pm * NEW DATE *
Winterset High School

In order to get ahead of the impending winter weather event, the Taste of Summer has been moved to TONIGHT (Thursday) instead of Friday. While supporting the basketball teams you can enjoy food, including sandwiches from the Madison County Pork Producers, games, a raffle, and a dessert walk to support post prom.  The first game of the evening will start at 4:30 and the varsity games will kick off at 6:00.

This Weekend

Showing at the Iowa Theater

Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past. PG, 1hr, 49 min


Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit. Half off popcorn on Way Back Wednesday! PG, 2hr, 8 min

Academy Award Film Series: Judy

Friday • 1/17 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

The Winterset Public Library is doing their part to make sure that we’re all informed when the Academy Awards presentation rolls around on February 9th. For the next four Fridays, the Library will be screening a selection of the Oscar-nominated films. They’re kicking off this week with Judy. Starring Reneé Zellweger portraying actress Judy Garland, this film was nominated for Best Actress, and Best Makeup and Hair. This is a PG-13 rated movie. The screening is free and no registration is required. The library will provide popcorn but bring your own beverage.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Saturday • 1/18 • 7:00 – 10:00 am
First Christian Church, 103 W Green

Warm up on Saturday morning with pancakes, eggs and sausage—all you can eat! The cost is just $6 per person at the First Christian Church on West Green St and they’ll be serving from 7:00 to 10:00 am.

New Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum

Doreen Speckmann Remembered
On Display now through April 5th

This colorful new exhibit features works by noted teacher Doreen Speckmann, the quilts on display for the first time since her untimely death in 1999. Known for her wit & wisdom, as well as her teaching and publishing, Doreen led quilting cruises and used the world she explored as inspiration for her original designs.

The Iowa Quilt Museum changes their exhibits every three months and this one will be on display through Sunday, April 5th. Currently the IQM is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Coming Soon

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday • 1/20

Remember that some offices, like banks & the post office, will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr, Day on Monday. Waste Management WILL still be collecting on Monday, though.

Intro to Yoga

Monday • 1/20 • 6:30pm
Winterset Public Library

If meditation, relaxation, and whole-body wellness are a part of your goals for 2020, yoga instructor Teresa Hoffelmeyer is ready to introduce you to practice of yoga on Monday evening at the Winterset Public Library. This is a free program and no registration is required.

Sign up for Spring Soccer

Registration Deadline January 20th
Winterset Area Soccer Club

Spring soccer registration is open for just a few more days. You can find out more about the Winterset Area Soccer Club at their website (you might find the ‘Parents’ tab helpful). Use THIS LINK if you’re ready to register.

Children’s Theater Workshop

Saturdays • Jan 25 – Feb 29
The Winterset Stage

The Winterset Stage’s Children’s Theater workshop will start on January 25th and run for six weeks meeting every Saturday morning. The Junior class is now full but there are four spots remaining in the Senior class for young actors in 4th grade and up. Find all of the details and register online through the Winterset Stage or email them at info@TheWintersetStage.org with any questions.

Community Ice Fishing Day

Saturday • 1/25 • 9am – Noon
Criss Cove County Park

The Community Ice Fishing Day is open to people of all ages who would like to try their hand at ice fishing. Staff from the Conservation Board and other experienced anglers will be present to provide instruction to any beginning anglers. A limited number of rods and bait will be available for use during the event. More experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own equipment and join in.

A fire and warm beverages will be provided. All participants should come dressed for the weather in multiple layers of warm clothing. This event will be held weather permitting providing the ice meets safety standards. Anyone 16 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license. Children should be accompanied by a licensed adult.

Bring Love Ministry Benefit Concert

Friday • 2/7 • 6:30pm
Winterset Community Church

The Homestead Pickers will be leaving their Branson, Missouri, home and performing in Winterset instead on Friday, February 7th. The concert is a benefit for Bring Love Ministry, an organization that offer support for local foster and adoptive families. Local acts will be opening the concert and admission is a free will donation. This will be a great opportunity to both support Bring Love Ministry and enjoy great Bluegrass music and family fun!

Father & Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Friday • 2/7 • 6:30 – 9:00pm
Jackson Building
Registration Deadline 1/17

Fathers and Daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters, uncles and nieces are all invited to for an evening of music, dancing and fun. The event is for girls in Kindergarten through 4th grade and the fee is $30 per couple plus $10 for additional daughters. A local photographer will be on hand to take your picture at an additional charge. Registration ends January 17 and the dance is limited to 150 young ladies. Register online through the Winterset Parks & Recreation.

Mother & Son Nerf War

Saturday • 2/15
Winterset Elementary Gym
Registration Deadline 1/31

Battle it out with your lil’ rambo in this all-new nerf-pocalypse! This event will feature nerf wars, nerf games, crafts, prizes & an ice cream sundae bar. Bring your own nerf gun (bullet style, no ballistic rapid fire guns) bullets provided. Protective goggles are also required. The fee is $20 per couple plus $10 for each additional son. Registration is open through January 31st and is limited to 50 boys. Register online through the Winterset Parks & Recreation.

Winterset Little League Registration Open

Now through February 16th

If you’re kiddo is looking forward to playing softball or baseball this coming spring and summer, make sure you get them registered before February 16th. There are three different age groups: Pee Wee (1st & 2nd grades), Minors (3rd & 4th grades), and Majors (5th & 6th grades). You’ll find more information and links to get registered on the Winterset Little League website.

What a Great Place!

Madison County was awarded an Iowa Great Places grant in the amount of $310,000 for the construction of the new environmental learning facility. We agree…Madison County is a GREAT PLACE!

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