Weekend in Winterset, March 12-22, 2020

A double dose of information!

We’re happy to share two weeks of information with you today.  We will be out of the office enjoying the spring equinox next Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it’s been in over a century!  Let’s hope we will all be able to get out and enjoy a little sunshine soon!

This Weekend

Winterset Knights of Columbus • Annual Fish Fry


The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus are suspending their weekly Friday Night Fish Fry for the time being. If you wanted fish tomorrow night, you’ll need to swing by the grocery store instead!

Women’s History Movies

Saturdays in March • 1:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Join the Winterset Public Library at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 14 & 21 for a free movie.  Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  All movies are free and there is no registration required. The library will provide free popcorn; please bring your own beverage.

CRISP Movie Event

Sunday • 3/15 • 6:30 pm
at The Iowa Theater

Thanks to the sponsorship from American State Bank, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, and Union State Bank, CRISP will be hosting a screening of Missing Link at the Iowa Theater on Sunday, March 15th, at 6:30pm. Admission is $5 per person, with ALL proceeds going to CRISP. This animated, comedy adventure is fun for the whole family. It would be a great way to start off Spring Break and support a wonderful local organization at the same time!

Master Conservationist Program • Plant the Seeds of Conservation

Registration DEADLINE • Monday, 3/16
Beginning • 3/24 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Madison County Extension Office

The Master Conservationist Program is working to “Plant the Seeds of Conservation” in Iowa through an intensive educational curriculum that blends online lessons with in-person field experiences with local conservation leaders and passionate citizens.

March 24, 6 to 8 PM – Meet & Greet
(Madison County Extension Office)

March 31, 5 to 8 PM – Setting the Stage: Land, Water and Conservation (Pammel Park)

April 7, 5 to 8 PM – Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Aquatic
Environments (Paule Preserve & Middle River County Park)

April 14, 5 to 8 PM – Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Prairies
(Criss Cove County Park)

April 21, 5 to 8 PM – Putting it Together in the Watershed
(Badger Creek Lake Watershed)

April 28, 5 to 8 PM – Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems: Forests (Pammel Park)

May 5, 6 to 8 PM – Planting the Seeds for Conservation
(Madison County Extension Office)

Fee: $20.00 for Registration
Registration deadline: March 16th. Contact Nicole Navin at nnavin@iastate.edu or 515-462-1001.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

Call it a faith-based tearjerker, and you won’t be far off the mark. Still, that blunt-spoken description of “I Still Believe”  should be taken as not so much a dismissal of its unabashed sentimentality as an honest appraisal of the film’s potential to deeply affect its target audience.  In this film, based on Christian singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp’s 2011 memoir of the same name, brash college freshman Camp (ginger-haired Riverdale heartthrob Apa, here with a jet-black mane) arrives from America’s heartland to attend school at an unnamed (and seemingly diversity-free) evangelical California university. He instantly falls hard for initially wary classmate Melissa Henning, charmingly played by Robertson without a hint of pretense.  PG, 115 min

Enjoy Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in 1963’s Charade.  When Regina Lampert’s husband, Charles is found alongside a train, murdered, she’s left broke and homeless.  If that isn’t bad enough the French police, the American government, and 3 rather insistent men all believe Charles stole a quarter of a million dollars and she knows where the money is hidden. Gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and debonair Cary Grant sparkle in the film, which has been called ‘the best Hitchcock film he never made’. It’s fun, suspenseful, and stylish.  Fall in love with Paris and a wonderful cast in this deservedly well-loved Stanley Donen film.

Monday Movie at the Library • “Frozen II”

Monday • 3/16 • 10:30 a.m.
Winterset Public Library

The library will offer a Monday Movie showing of “Frozen II” (rated PG) with free popcorn (please bring your own beverage).  These event is free; no registration is required.

“Make Your Move” Day Camp • Grades 6-8

Tuesday • 3/17 • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Madison County ISU Extension and Outreach

Level up with this new day camp!

Need to keep your kids busy during Spring Break? Madison County ISU Extension and Outreach is running an interactive day camp that will keep 6th through 8th graders engaged while utilizing the concepts of video games to teach leadership and civic engagement skills. The goal of this new program is to engage youth in learning that is both fun and relative to what they enjoy doing in their spare time.

“Make Your Move” day camp offers youth the ability to create their own video game character and complete a quest for a better world. They will learn leadership skills and ways to improve their community through games and challenges.  This course is being offered to youth at a price of $15.00. They will need to bring their own sack lunch. Snacks will be provided. Anyone interested in signing up their youth for this day camp should contact the Madison County Extension Office directly at 515-462-1001 or they can sign up online.   Madison County Extension is eager to include all youth. Staff will make accommodations and offer scholarships to those who qualify.

“Cabin Fever” Day Camp • Ages 8-12

Wednesday • 3/18 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Conservation Board

Give your child a chance to work off that cabin fever by exploring Pammel Park. Campers will discover how the local plants and animals make the park come alive again each spring. This camp will feature hands on lessons including planting seeds for the pollinator garden, park exploration, interactive games, and more. Cabin Fever Camp will meet at the Pammel Park Nature Center. Camp participants will have a chance to explore the Nature Center prairie and woodland areas and the backbone trail.

Ages 8-12, $20 per child.  Register online at mycountyparks.com.

Mystery Food Box Challenge • 10 & Up Tweens

Wednesday • 3/18 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Caitlyn Ferin from Fareway will be at the Winterset Public Library for a Mystery Food Box Challenge. This program is open to tweens and teens ages 10 and up. They will have one hour to create three dishes from food items provided. No cooking experience required, but registration is! Register online or call 515-462-1731.

“Spring Fling” • Ages 5-7

Thursday • 3/19 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Conservation Board

Celebrate the first official day of spring by spending the morning in the park. This camp will be all about the animals that make the park come alive in the spring. Campers will discover the signs of spring while exploring the park, playing games, and creating a spring time craft. The Spring Fling Camp will meet at the Pammel Park Nature Center. Campers will hike to the backbone trail and will have a chance to explore the frog pond area.

Register online at mycountyparks.com. Questions? Contact the Madison County Conservation Board at 5151-462-3536 or e-mail naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org.

Block Fest

Thursday • 3/19 • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

It’s time to play with blocks! This FREE parent/child event is open to all families with children ages 8 months-8 years! Learn about the importance of block play, and how it promotes early math and science learning, as you explore our five different block play stations with your child.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a COME-AND-GO style event. Please plan on one hour to visit all five of our block stations.

Caffienate & Create

Thursday • 3/19 • 6:00 pm
The Cellar

The Cellar invites you to come and create the perfect sign to display in your home or to give as a gift! Please register online by clicking the link. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for specialty drink purchases. You will be able to choose your stain and paint colors the evening of the event.

Screen Printing Workshop

Friday • 3/20 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

The Winterset Public Library is excited to welcome artist Bree Daggett. She will be teaching a workshop on screen printing. Each participate sign up will get to print the library logo on a canvas tote bag. This workshop is open to ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Call 515-462-1731 or register online.

Next weekend

Heartland Fiberpalooza

Saturday • 3/21 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Heartland Fiber Co. at Winterset Middle School

A one day event filled with fiber and yarny goodness! This is Heartland Fiber’s 8th year of bringing quality vendors, yummy food, fun classes and educational demonstrations. This event is for knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, crafters, people who like quality products made from quality materials and….well, everyone! Admission is $3 at the door- vendor and class registrations can be found online at:  https://www.heartlandfiber.net/about-fiberpalooza.htm

Basics of Crocheting class

Saturday • 3/21 • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Speaking of yarn, if you’re someone who likes to crochet but sometimes needs a little guidance, bring your crochet hook and project to the library next Saturday. Nicole Williams from Sunlight Harvest Farm will help you understand the adorable patterns you want to make! A basic understanding of crocheting is recommended. This will be a relaxed Q&A type of gathering. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

Music at the Winery • Tim and Jana West

Saturday • 3/21 • 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

Playing rock, R&B and pop music from the 70s radio playlist, this duo has a song list that just won’t let you sit still! There is a $5 cover at the door and a food truck will be available 6:30 – 8:30 pm, music from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Coming Soon

Pride of Winterset Variety Show – Rehearsals begin soon!

Traditional Chorus • Monday • 3/23 • 7:00 pm
Musical Theater Chorus • Monday • 3/23 • 7:45 pm
First United Methodist Church

The Winterset Stage has been busy planning and preparing for the new “Pride of Winterset Variety Show” and two ‘Chorus’ opportunities!  Anyone with a desire to participate is encouraged and welcome to attend the rehearsals of one or BOTH choruses. Rehearsal for both ensembles will begin Monday, March 23rd. The ‘traditional’ chorus will meet from 7:00 – 7:30 and the ‘musical theater chorus’ will meet from 7:45 – 8:15.  Rehearsals will continue every Monday and Thursday through April 16th. Rehearsals will be held in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, 309 E Jefferson in Winterset. Enter the building from the south side (covered drive-through area) and turn left to go up the stairs to the sanctuary. There is also an elevator to the left of the stairs.

The ‘musical theater’ chorus will be performing Put on Your Sunday Clothes from Hello Dolly, and the ‘traditional’ chorus will present a piece called Banquet Fugue by John Rutter.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact The Winterset Stage at info@TheWintersetStage.org or give Megan & Meisha a call at 515-462-5156.  Tickets on sale soon!

Our Faith in Film Series

Beginning Sunday • 3/29 • 5:30 pm
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. Next up will be Paul, Apostle of Christ at 5:30 pm, Sunday, March 29.

And Finally…a note of caution

We hope that’s not the case, but we live in Iowa so we know it’s possible! Fingers crossed that we see flower buds instead of snowflakes in the next couple of weeks!

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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