Weekend in Winterset, February 13-16, 2020


Black History Month Movie Matinees – Selma

Thursday • 2/13 • 2:00 – 4:30pm
Winterset Public Library

Black History Month is an annual observance in February, celebrating the past and present achievements of African Americans. This observance prompts us to remember important people, events, achievements, and contributions by African Americans to the arts, literature, sports, and pop culture. Join the library for some powerful, black history-based films.

First up is Selma; although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. All matinees are free. The library will provide free popcorn; please bring your own beverage.

This Weekend

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”  –  Albert Schweitzer

Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast!

Saturday • 2/15 • 7:00 – 10:00am
First Christian Church

This ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast feast will only cost you $6.00 per person, 5 and under are FREE!

Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday Celebration!

Saturday • 2/15 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment, known as the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment” which gave women the right to vote in 1920, as well as Anthony’s 200th birthday anniversary. Local historian Linda Smith will share an informative presentation about Anthony’s life and the speech she gave at OUR OWN Madison County Courthouse in 1875! Enjoy cookies and cake to celebrate the life of Susan B. Anthony, who fought along with her friend Frederick Douglass for women’s rights and to abolish slavery.

Activities and cake from 10:00-10:30; presentation from 10:30-11:00. This free event is recommended for ages 12 & older and is a partnership between Dream Big Dreams 2020 and the Winterset Public Library.

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 for this class that will meet on Saturdays in February.

Sunday Wine Down: Jesse Gutierres

Sunday • 2/16 • 2:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery


Jesse of Jesse & The Medicine Men will regale attendees with his rich voice that covers a very wide range. He can vibrate the basement with his bass, and yodel to high falsetto. There is no cover charge for this event, if you like what you hear, tip the musician. Cheese and crackers, pub mix and/or chocolate plates will be available for purchase.


There’s STILL time!

Winterset Little League Registration
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.

A Valentine’s Weekend thought on Friendship …

To all our friends out there be you near or far, family by blood or by chance, we thank you for your courage in being our friends.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk‘s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.  PG, 106 min

Coming Soon

School’s Out Movie

Monday • 2/17 • 10:30am
The Iowa Theater
Sponsored by the Winterset Optimist Club

School is OUT on Monday the 17th, so drop the kids off to join the Winterset Optimists at the Iowa Theater on February 17th at 10:30am to enjoy the movie, “Abominable”.  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. Admission is free to this showing courtesy of the Winterset Optimist Club.

Black History Month Movie Matinees – Glory

Thursday • 2/20 • 2:00 – 4:30pm
Winterset Public Library

Join the library for some powerful, black history-based films during Black History Month.

Next up, Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States’ first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle and eventually the 54th acquit themselves valiantly at Fort Wagner, SC, charging a fortification manned by some 1,000 Confederates.  All matinees are free. The library will provide free popcorn; please bring your own beverage.

Cabin Fever Gardening & Nature Series: Low Maintenance Perennials

Saturday • 2/22 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Join Iowa State University Horticulturist Richard Jauron who will speak about perennials that beautify the garden year after year and require surprisingly little upkeep. This is a free program and no registration is required.

Winterset Art Center Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday • 2/29 • 7:00 – 11:00am
Winterset American Legion

The Winterset Art Center’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 29,  from 7:00 to 11:00am at the American Legion Hall in Winterset. At this free-will donation event, Winterset Art Center volunteers will serve pancakes, sausages, eggs and beverages. All donations will be used to continue their 2020 programs and help with the operations budget.

In addition to the yummy breakfast, the Winterset Art Center will also be showcasing original art from young area artists!

Winterset Softball/Baseball Fundraiser

Sunday • 3/1 • 12:00 noon – 2:00pm Donations Accepted
4:00 – 6:00pm  Garage Sale OPEN to the public
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Our Faith in Film Series

beginning March 8th
The Iowa Theater, sponsored by local churches

Local churches will be partnering with the Iowa Theater again this year to provide the ‘Our Faith in Film’ series during the lenten season. These presentations will be on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm beginning with Overcomer on March 8th.

Just a reminder



Monday, February 17th is Presidents Day and many banks and government offices will be CLOSED.




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