Weekend in Winterset, March 5-8, 2020

This Weekend

Winterset Knights of Columbus – Annual Fish Fry

Fridays during Lent • 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.

Learn to Save a Life – CPR/AED and First Aid Training

Friday • 3/6 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Madison County Extension Office




Learn to save a life! Participants will receive their American Heart Association Heart saver CPR/AED and First Aid certification. $50 for CPR/AED Training, $90 for CPR/AED and First Aid Training. Contact Nicole Navins for more information, or call to register at 515-462-1001.

Gallery Walk & Reception: Doreen Speckmann Exhibit

Saturday • 3/7 • Gallery Walk 10:30 am • Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

Notable quilters Marianne Fons (Marianne Fons Public Page) and Judy Martin (Judy Martin Books) will lead a guided gallery walk through the current exhibit: Doreen Speckmann Remembered.  This colorful exhibit features over 30 works by noted teacher Doreen Speckmann, the quilts on display for the first time since her untimely death in 1999. Known for her wit and wisdom, as well as her teaching and publishing, Doreen led quilting cruises and used the world she explored as inspiration for her original designs. As friends and colleagues of Doreen’s, Marianne & Judy will have fun stories and memories to share while they walk you through the exhibit. Admission is $10 at the door.

Can’t make it in the morning? Join the Iowa Quilt Museum between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Saturday, March 7th, as they celebrate this wonderful exhibit. Light refreshments will be served at this reception which is free and open to the public.

Women’s History Movies

Saturdays in March • 1:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, with “Suffragette,” set in early 20th century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of a working wife and mother as she joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. All movies are free and there is no registration required. The library will provide free popcorn; please bring your own beverage.

Music at the Winery • The Matt Woods Band

Saturday • 3/7 • 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Covered Bridges Winery

An Iowa native, Woods has been performing regularly since 2002 and has released 4 albums (two solo albums, and two backed by his unparalleled band, The Thunderbolts).  Matt is a seasoned performer who is excited to share the diversity of roots and blues which includes, traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country and folk music.  $5 Cover at the door, Easton’s Food Truck will be available 6:30 – 8:30 pm, music from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Our Faith in Film Series

Beginning Sunday • 3/8 • 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. These presentations will be on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm beginning with Overcomer on March 8th.

Showing at the Iowa Theater

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world. PG, 1hr 40min

In this award-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (Mark Lester) falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and masterminded by the criminal Fagin (Ron Moody). When Oliver’s intended mark, Mr. Brownlow (Joseph O’Conor), takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin’s henchman Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.


Coming Soon

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!

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!

ISO: Loving Families!!

Jonda Berg with World Link, Inc. is looking for loving homes for international high school students coming to Winterset in August. Are you a family with or without children? Empty Nester? Single Parent? Have a loving heart and extra bed? They need YOU! By hosting an international student you can help change lives worldwide! Contact Jonda at 515-422-3022 or email: jonda.berg@gmail.com to apply. Additional information can be found at World Link Inc.


A couple of Spring Break ideas

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

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.

And Finally …

We won’t be staying up to celebrate the loss of an hour and will change the clocks before we go to bed, but daylight saving time in Iowa will officially begin at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 8th.

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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