Weekend in Winterset, January 2-5, 2020

This Weekend

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.

Last Chance to see A Fons & Porter Homecoming

On exhibit through Sunday, January 5th, 4:00
Iowa Quilt Museum

The exhibit honoring local quilting legends Marianne Fons & Liz Porter is currently showing at the Iowa Quilt Museum for just three more days. If you’ve been wanting to see it, hurry before you miss your chance! The Iowa Quilt Museum is open today (Thursday) through Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday, Noon – 4pm. Admission to the museum is $6 for adults and $4 for children. On Tuesday, the IQM will open with a new exhibit memorializing Wisconsin quilter, Doreen Speckmann.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken—and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there’s more obstacles and more danger to overcome.

Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists feisty and gifted pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O’Neal) to lead the charge—but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape? Half off popcorn on Way Back Wednesday!

Coming Soon

Better Sleep in 2020

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

Begin the New Year with the best you possible. Tara Fisk from the DSM Sleep Specialists will be at the library Monday evening to do a short presentation and answer questions on how each of us can achieve full and restful sleep. Better sleep can lead to better life satisfaction and well-being. This is a free program, no registration required.

Winterset City Park Town Hall Meeting

Thursday • 1/9 • 6:00pm
Winterset City Hall

The Winterset Park and Recreation Department will be hosting a “town hall” style meeting to discuss the Winterset City Park Restoration Project. Everyone is invited to this meeting to hear a few short presentations on current and future work to be done followed by a question and answer session.

John Pletchette, Park and Recreation Director, will explain the overall process and the groups involved in the project. Al Lange, a volunteer from the City Park Restoration Committee will discuss the conservation plan recently adopted by the Winterset Park and Recreation Board. Historic Preservation Commission member, Linda Griffith Smith, will discuss the nomination that is underway to put the Winterset City Park on the National Register of Historic Places.

Children’s Theater Workshop

Saturdays • Jan 25 – Feb 29
The Winterset Stage

The Winterset Stage is gearing up for their 2020 Children’s Theater Workshop. The class will meet for six Saturdays: January 25th through February 29th. PreK through 3rd Graders will meet from 9:00 – 9:45 with instructor Megan Barrett. The ‘senior’ class of 4th Graders and up will meet from 10:00 – 11:30 with Teddi Yeager. This year’s theme is comedy so you’re invited to join them this winter to laugh away the winter ‘blahs!’ Space is limited to 12 actors in each age group so you’re encouraged to register early. Full Tuition for the Jr. Class (PreK-3rd grade) is $55. A $25 deposit is due at registration. The remainder can be paid in one payment of $30, or two payments of $15 due on 1/25 and 2/15. Full Tuition for the Sr. Class (4th Grade +) is $115. A $25 deposit is due at registration. The remainder can be paid in one payment of $90, or two payments of $45 due on 1/25 and 2/15. 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.

Father & Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Friday • 2/7 • 6:30 – 9:00pm
Jackson Building

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

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.

News from Madhaüs Gallery

Madhaüs Gallery posted this message recently on their Facebook page…we’re so excited to see all that Robin has in store for our community in the coming year!

Happy New Year! 2020 is going to be a great year for Madhaus. The studio is soon to be back up and running. That said, the new location is much smaller and we are downsizing equipment now that everything is out of storage. If you are interested in anything specific, please text Robin at 515.707.4309. We are selling one complete studio set up for glassblowing, some ceramic and jewelers equipment as well as some supplies. Exciting!


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Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaüs Gallery
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Madison County Historical Society
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