Weekend in Winterset, February 5 – 8, 2020


Visit downtown merchants this Saturday for a chocolate treat while you shop for your valentine!

This Weekend

Oscar Nominated Film Series – Harriet

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

Join the library for their final showing in the Academy Award-nominee series, Harriett. Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriett tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. The library will provide free popcorn; bring your own beverage. This is a free program; no registration required.  Film is rated PG-13, 125 minutes.

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!

Cabin Fever Gardening & Nature Series : Tomatoes & Peppers

Saturday • February 8 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Anyone who loves salsa or delicious BLTs won’t want to miss this program. Discover tasty tomato and pepper plant varieties that are new to you! Gardener & presenter Lewis Rothman has been an avid gardener since 1988 and has sold much of his produce at farmer’s markets over the years. His focus has been on peppers, tomatoes, & eggplants and he’s grown many unique varieties.  Last year, alone, he grew nearly 250 varieties of peppers and 15 varieties of tomatoes! This year he will be crossing his own peppers and growing Micro Dwarf tomatoes. Join Lewis as he shares about his gardening background, the basics of starting tomatoes and peppers from seed, the unique varieties he has grown, and find out which ones he would recommend trying in your own home garden! Lewis is a tomato and pepper enthusiast. He already has some tomato plants growing indoors, that only get 10” tall, and they have tomatoes on them! This is a free program at the Winterset Public Library 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.

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 6:30-8:30pm • Music 7:00-10:00pm.

10th Annual General Trivia Night

Saturday • 2/8 • Doors open at 6:15pm, Trivia begins at 7:00pm
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Head out to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday night to enjoy a night of trivia. Questions are on a variety of topics; the theme “Antiques and Oldies” is for your enjoyment to dress up yourself and/or your table. Prizes for oldest (living) antique, best dressed individual best dressed/decorated team/table and more. Teams of up to 8 (ages 18 & older) are welcome. You can find information and forms to pre-register at saintjosephchurch.net or contact Mary at marykate2361@gmail.com. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Free bottled water and soda will be available, BYOB and bring your own snacks for your table. Beer and wine will be available also for donation. Proceeds will go to the American Legion Restoration Project and to the church.

Inaugural Global Movie Day

Saturday • February 8th

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded Global Movie Day in 2020 to celebrate the power of movies to reach, connect, and inspire people across the globe. The Registrar at National Day Calendar® announced that Global Movie Day will be observed annually on the 2nd Saturday in February.

Right in the heart of Oscar season, the second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and culture, connecting us all through the power of storytelling.

Celebrate the Academy’s Global Movie Day by watching and discussing movies that have inspired you throughout the years. Share movie recommendations and discover ones you’ve never seen. Rewatch your favorite movies with friends or visit your local theater to see something new. Share the movies that have made an impression on you. Make your own “Top 10 Movies of All Time” list, catch up on this year’s Oscar nominees, and post your predictions. Enjoy Little Women at the Iowa this weekend (nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture and a Best Actress nod for Saoirse Ronan).

Showing at the Iowa Theater

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March. PG, 2hr 15 min

A movie from 2004 (has it really been that long?!), set in 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.  PG-13, 2hr 4 minutes

Coming Soon

Black History Month Movie Matinees – Selma

Thursday • February 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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American State Bank
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Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
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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
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Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
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Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
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