Weekend in Winterset • September 4

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At least five times each year, Winterset is treated to a patriotic display featuring hundreds of flags proudly waving around the community. This tradition is carried out by the Winterset Optimist and Lions Clubs, and Boy Scout Troop 121. The number of flags has increased over the past several years and the groups now put out close to 1000 flags. This labor day weekend, 110 new flags will be placed in the City Park thanks to the two generous families sponsoring them.  The Robert and Velma VanScoy family have sponsored 60 flags and will do so for the next three years.  An anonymous family will sponsor 40 flags for the next year.  If another individual or family would like to sponsor flags in the City Park, contact Dan Nielsen: dnielsen@americanstatebank.com. There is room for another 30-40 flags in the City Park.  It will be beautiful!

This Weekend


NO MOVIE SATURDAY, Sunday at 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Jennifer Hudson plays Aretha Franklin, in this film that follows the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom. Respect is the remarkable true story of Franklin’s journey to find her voice. PG-13; 2 hr 25 min

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Coming Soon

Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset:
How to Live your Healthiest Life

Wednesday • September 8 • 12:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Everyone wants to be healthy – but it can be overwhelming to know where to start! Join Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Mindy Duff, as she walks us through her favorite tips and tricks on how to make living healthy fit practically into your lifestyle. She’ll share tried and true strategies she uses herself and with her clients, as well as provide education on what areas of health are the most important to focus on without being overwhelmed. Feel free to bring your lunch.

9/11 Experiences: Encountering Our Shared Past

Monday • September 13 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Twenty years after that terrible day, the events of September 11, 2001, still shape our country. Come and share your memories and experiences of 9/11 and see how they compare to your fellow community members.

First Steps in Music

Tuesdays at 4:45pm starting September 14th
Thursdays at 10:30am starting September 16th
Winterset Public Library with Madison County Music Co.

First Steps In Music is a parent and child (ages 2-4) class that consists of 30 minutes packed with singing, dancing, playing instruments and other musical development activities. In other words, 30 minutes of pure musical fun!​

Fall term classes will take place at the Winterset Public Library on Tuesdays at 4:45pm and Thursdays at 10:30am. This session will be seven weeks long and participants will find the most enjoyment if they attend all (or most) weeks. Advanced registration is not required but helpful. Register online using the button below or call the library at 462-1731.

Parents do NOT have to be musical themselves in order to enjoy helping their child make music!

Plant Swap & Sale

Saturday • September 18th • 9:00 – 12:00
Winterset Public Library

Fall is the time of year to divide crowded perennials & bulbs. It’s also when the Winterset Public Library holds their annual Plant Swap & Sale. This event is where gardeners exchange perennials, houseplants, cuttings, bulbs & enjoy visiting with other gardeners. Those new to gardening can pick out plants to buy and get tips from other gardeners.

If you have plants to divide and share, bring them to the library at 9:00am, then swap from 9:30 to 10:00. At 10:00, any remaining plants will be offered for sale.

Evening Under the Stars

Saturday • September 18th • 5:00pm
Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education at Covered Bridges Winery

The doors open at 5:00 pm with live music and a silent auction for this annual fundraising event. At 6:00 pm, the famous BBQ style dinner will begin, catered by Uncle Wendell’s BBQ and the Madison County Pork Producers. Homemade deserts will be provided by MCFEE.

A live auction following the meal will feature packages for a variety of interests including a handcrafted canoe and a pair of handmade wooden paddles. Check out the FB Event discussion page for more info on the auction items as it becomes available. All proceeds of the event will benefit Madison County Conservation and the construction of the new conservation center set to open next spring. To purchase tickets online, use the button below. For other ticket purchasing options, call 515-250-8274 or e-mail mcfeeboard@gmail.com.

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Local Art

The Winterset Public Library is currently displaying a collection of beautiful artwork by young artist Kaitlyn Hackley of Truro. Stop by the display cases to admire her work and sign her guest book.

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