The Winterset Citizen, July 3, 2020

This Weekend

Playing at The Iowa

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Let The Iowa entertain you!

Man Made Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum

Closes on Sunday, July 5th

Man Made, the exhibit COVID-19 couldn’t stop (even though the opening was delayed), will be on display at the Iowa Quilt Museum for just three more days. Stop it and see it this weekend in air-conditioned comfort. The Iowa Quilt Museum is open Today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday. Admission is just $6 for adults and kids get in FREE! Remember, they have a fun scavenger hunt that kids can complete, too.

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

Free Admission for Veterans on July 4th
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm

Coming Soon

Youth Tennis Lessons
City tennis courts near the Aquatic Center • $15 per session

Beginner • Grades 3-6 for the 2020-21 school year
Monday – Thursday • July 6 – 9 • 8:45 – 9:45 am

Advanced Beginner • Grades 3-6 for the 2020-21 school year
Monday – Thursday • July 6 – 9 • 10:00 – 11:00 am

Beginner • Grades 2-4 for the 2020-21 school year
Tuesday & Thursday • August 25 – September 3 • 3:30 – 4:30pm

Youth Tennis lessons are designed to develop skills and enthusiasm for the game of tennis – a great lifetime sport. The US Tennis Association format provides fun and interesting lessons for girls and boys in grades 2-6. Participants will learn the beginning fundamentals of tennis through fun drills and tennis games. Ball, racquets and instruction are provided. The fee is $15 per session. Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

Winterset Tennis Rally – Grades 2 – 8
City tennis courts near the Aquatic Center • No fee

Friday, July 10 • 10:00am – 1:00pm

Youth in grades 2 -8 should join the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department for their annual Winterset Tennis Rally on Friday, July 10th.  Youth players will enjoy a fun filled day of tennis match play, games and contest.  Prizes will be awarded.  Balls, racquets and supervision are provided.  All skill levels are welcome.  No fee.  Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

Bye Bye Birdie

July 8, 10, 11 • 7:00pm
at the Iowa theater presented by The Winterset Stage

In partnership with the Iowa Theater, The Winterset Stage is presenting this 1963 musical comedy FREE for Winterset Stage Members! Tickets for non-Winterset Stage member will be regular price.

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie (Janet Leigh), pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

It goes without saying that this year has brought about many changes, and required an abundance of flexibility in the way we conduct business. This is especially true for arts and entertainment organizations, like The Winterset Stage, that have had to cancel large portions of their programming.

Even in the face of cancellations and postponements, the Winterset Stage is still committed to bringing quality programming to our community and is looking for unique ways to do that in the new environment we’re facing—like this sponsorship of Bye Bye Birdie. Admission to all showings of this film will be FREE for Winterset Stage members.

Membership this year is being offered as a two-year discounted membership instead of the typical annual membership. Of course none of us know what exactly the future holds, but The Winterset Stage is proceeding with hopeful optimism that they can still produce some kind of live performance later this year and a full season in 2021. In the meantime, they’re going to keep working on providing some different experiences that can feed our theatrical appetites.

Membership support from the community has always been a key financial component to the organization allowing them to produce quality shows and education opportunities. Now more than ever, they need our support to stay active through this challenging time.

Learn more about how to make a membership donation to The Winterset stage at their website.

Summer Children’s Theater

July 8, 13, 24, 30 • 8:30 – 10:00am
Winterset City Park

Join in this summer for a ‘lite’ version of the typical summer Children’s Theater programming. Sessions will meet outdoors with plenty of space from one another while young actors play their favorite theater games, explore verbal and non-verbal expression and communication, and enjoy the company of fellow ‘stage kids!’

July 8th and 24th sessions are geared toward children ages 4-7
July 13th and 30th session are geared toward children ages 8-11
(this isn’t a hard and fast rule, though!)
Material will be repeated in each session, but you can sign up for as many as you want.

Drop-off and pick-up at the Winterset City Park parking lot. Class size is limited to 8 students. Minimum of 4 students needed to hold class. Class will be held except in the case of thunderstorms or lightning.

Discounts are available for Winterset Stage members and siblings who register together. Register online through the Winterset Stage website.

Friday at 5 Summer Concerts

Friday • July 10 • 5:00pm

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner once again with the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department on this FREE community event! The “Fridays at 5” Concert Series at City Park is for families, and lovers of music, fresh air, summer, and fun!

Easton’s Food Truck will be there serving food, and beer. Beverage and popcorn sales will begin at 5:00 pm and the live music begins at 5:30. July’s featured band is “Willie Mac & the Lost Cousins.”

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and yard games, but please no coolers or additional food or drinks. Also be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from other concert guests.

Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday mornings • 8:00 am – noon
on the Square

The Madison County Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:00 am – Noon on the courthouse square!  Enjoy shopping for fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, baked goods, and honey.

The Madison County Farmers Market will be following the state’s COVID-19 guidelines & ask customers to follow them also:  If you are sick or have been sick, stay home; respect social distancing of 6 feet; and wear a mask or face covering.

Only farm products and food will be allowed- no crafts at this time, nor special entertainment or social gatherings.

Winterset Parks & Recreation Dept.

Playground in the Park for kids ages 3-8
South Shelter Winterset City Park • $30 per session

July 27 – 30 • 10:00am – noon
August 10 – 13 • 10:00am – noon

Program includes crafts, stories, hikes, games, snacks and play time.  One of the highlights will be a group hike to Clark Tower on the last day – sack lunch will be needed on this day.  Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

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