Weekend in Winterset, February 20-23, 2020


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.

This Weekend

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.

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.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.  R, 110 min

The second of five versions of “A Star is Born” and not to be confused with the recent Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper version will be showing at the Iowa this Way Back Wednesday. Garland and Gaga were both 32 when their respective “Star Is Born” films received an October release in theaters, and the actresses each sought to have the coveted titular role launch—or in Garland’s case, relaunch—their career as a major movie star. Yet what now stands as the crowning achievement of Garland’s legacy ironically marked the end of her career as a marquee name in Hollywood.

Coming Soon

Fat Tuesday • Feast & Fun!

Tuesday • 2/25 • 5:00pm
First United Presbyterian Church

Beginning at 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 25th a free will donation will allow you to enjoy stuffed tacos and a chocolate fountain at the Presbyterian church. Carry out will be available. (Who doesn’t love a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN!!)

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Tuesday • 2/25 • 5:30 – 7:00pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church

If pancakes are more your speed than tacos, St. Paul Lutheran Church is going to kick off Lent with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner from 5:30-7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 25th. The dinner will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and beverages.

Or if you really want to live it up on Fat/Shrove Tuesday, visit both churches!

Winterset Knights of Columbus – Annual Fish Fry

Fridays during Lent beginning Friday • 2/28 • 5:30 – 7:00pm
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Join the Knights of Columbus at their Annual Fish Fry every Friday night during Lent (February 28 – March 20).  The ALL YOU CAN EAT dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. Family rates ARE available.

Bingo Night at the Winery

Friday • 2/28 • 6:00 – 10:00am
Dinner at 6:00pm / BINGO begins at 7:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Join Covered Bridges Winery for BINGO night! It’s a great way to wind down after a long week at work. No charge to play bingo there will be small prizes for the winner of each game played. If you’d like to have dinner, you can purchase a meal of meatball sandwich, salad and brownie for $10. Meal tickets must be purchased by February 25th at 5PM.

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!

Iowa Owls

Saturday • 2/29 • 10:00 – 11:00am
Winterset Public Library

Take advantage of Leap Day by joining Madison County Conservation Naturalist, Amy Warnke, for a wonderful nature program about Iowa Owls. This is a free program at the Winterset Public Library and no registration required.

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.


News from our friends at Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouse

Soil and pots arrived today! We start planting next week – spring is around the corner! Check out our 2020 plant list at www.grothsgardens.com.

Although it’s been a pretty mild winter, we’re fired up for spring so this is a great reminder that it will be here soon!

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