Weekend in Winterset, January 9-12, 2020


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.

This Weekend

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.

In this satirical take on Westerns, crafty railroad worker Bart (Cleavon Little) becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad. Initially, the people of Rock Ridge harbor a racial bias toward their new leader. However, they warm to him after realizing that Bart and his perpetually drunk gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) are the only defense against a wave of thugs sent to rid the town of its population.

Coming Soon

Taste of Summer

Friday • 1/17 • 4:30pm
Winterset High School

Taste of Summer is the annual fundraiser for the Winterset Basketball program. 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.

Sign up for Spring Soccer

Now through January 20th
Winterset Area Soccer Club

It’s already time to register the kids for spring soccer season.The Winterset Area Soccer Club exists to provide the greater Winterset community a recreational youth club soccer opportunity. Children can start as young as age 5 and teams are available for youth through age 16 and even beyond. 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 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
Registration Deadline 1/27

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.

Find some local bargains!

Several downtown businesses (and loyal Winterset Citizen sponsors) are offering post-holiday bargains right now. Take a stroll around the town square this weekend and you might just find a new treasure!

  • Montross Pharmacy is offering 30% off of select Christmas items in their gift shop through January 13th.
  • Pine Creek, Ltd is clearing out Christmas items at 50% off this weekend.
  • Ben Franklin keeps their Christmas corner all year round and they’re currently running their annual sale on jigsaw puzzles. Owner Judy Trask says that they have a HUGE selection of puzzles this year and they’re all 20% off right now!


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
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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