Weekend in Winterset, January 30-February 2, 2020

Oscar Nominated Film Series – Parasite

Friday • January 31 • 2:00 – 4:30pm
Winterset Public Library

The third movie in the Library’s Oscar Nominated Film series will be Parasite on Friday, January 31st. Midway through the brilliant and deeply unsettling “Parasite,” a destitute man voices empathy for a family that has shown him none. “They’re rich but still nice,” he says, aglow with good will. His wife has her doubts. “They’re nice because they’re rich,” she counters. With their two adult children, they have insinuated themselves into the lives of their pampered counterparts. It’s all going so very well until their worlds spectacularly collide, erupting with annihilating force. Comedy turns to tragedy and smiles twist into grimaces as the real world splatters across the manicured lawn. Parasite received the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 and is nominated for the 2020 Academy awards of Best Movie, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, and Best Film Editing.  This is an R rated movie.

Cabin Fever Gardening & Nature Series

Saturday • February 1 • 10:30am – 12:30pm
10:00am • Planting for Pollinators
11:30am • Peonies
Winterset Public Library

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your garden. Favorite plants for butterflies, bees, and others – and also where and when to plant. Bring your questions.

Peonies are an old fashioned garden favorite. Come discover the many new varieties available. Peonies add such beautiful color and incredible fragrance to a garden.

These programs are both free. No registration required.

Genealogy:  Let’s Get Going!

Saturdays in February • 1:00 – 2:30pm
Winterset Public Library

Interested in starting your family tree, but not sure where to begin? Stuck trying to fill in some lineage and not sure how? Take this free class to get you started (or restarted) on the basics provided by the Madison County Genealogical Society. No registration required.

This Weekend

Showing at the Iowa Theater

Rey, Finn and Poe are back; but so is Kylo Ren.  When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren. PG-13, 2hr 22 min

The 1954 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (among others, we think a total of 8) went to this classic film. Set at an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion “Prew” Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain’s mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr). Unrated, 1 hr 58 minutes

Coming Soon

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!

Oscar Nominated Film Series – Harriett

Friday • February 7 • 2:00 – 4:30pm
Winterset Public Library

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Best “Original Song”, Harriett – the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Music at the Winery: Jason Walsmith of the Nadas

Saturday • 2/8 • 6:30pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Jason Walsmith is a founding member and principal singer/songwriter of the Iowa based band The Nadas. Walsmith is known for his storytelling and heartfelt portraits of people and places in song. His solo performances range from intimate introspective songs to stomp and clap burners that keep the audience engaged and wondering what comes next. $5 Cover at the door, food by Easton’s Food Truck available 6:30pm-8:30pm • Music 7pm-10pm.

Mother & Son Nerf War

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

Just a few days remain to register with your little rambo for this 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.

Hospital’s Valentine Gala

Saturday • 2/15 • 5:30pm
Jackson Building

Get your tickets now to the annual Valentine Gala benefiting Madison County Health Trust. The proceeds from this year’s event will fund the purchase of orthopedic surgery equipment for Madison County Memorial Hospital. The gala will be held at the Jackson Building on the Madison County Fairgrounds on February 15th. There will be a social time at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30, a silent auction, and Dueling Pianos will be entertaining throughout the evening. Pick up your tickets by visiting the hospital reception area or if you know a member of the hospital board, you can get tickets from them, too.

Winterset Little League Registration Open

Now through February 16th

If your 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.

And Finally…

What is a caucus?

“A caucus is a neighborhood meeting,” said David Yepsen, former political writer at the Des Moines Register.  On caucus night, people gather at different sites and talk about why they’re supporting a candidate. Speeches are made on candidates’ behalf, and there’s jockeying to persuade other people to support their candidate. For Democrats in Iowa, caucus-goers publicly show support for their candidates after the speeches by moving to designated spaces in the space they’ve gathered. If a candidate does not get at least 15 percent of the room backing him or her, those supporters must go support another, viable candidate. For Republicans, after the speeches, there’s a secret ballot, no head counts.

Please consider participating in the Iowa Caucus on Monday, February 3rd. Democrats and Republicans should verify where to go according to your voting precinct and engage in some discussion about what matters most to you.

Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

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