Weekend in Winterset • October 1

In true, weekend-before-Covered-Bridge-Festival-fashion, there’s not a whole lot happening locally this weekend as we all get prepared for the big event. However, there are some things coming down the road that you’ll want to know about and early next week I’ll let you know some more details about the Covered Bridge Festival!

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This Weekend

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Friday & Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. PG-13, 2hr 12min

James Graham Art Exhibit

Open Thursday through Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Winterset Art Center

On September 24th, the Winterset Art Center opened an exhibit of works by James Graham which will run through the Covered Bridge Festival. Exhibit Hours are Thursday through Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Graham was born in Madison County in 1921, and graduated from Winterset High School in 1940. Following military service, his career as a commercial artist took him to Kansas City and then Houston, where he designed exhibits for trade shows and conventions for such clients as Bell Telephone, Schlumberger, and NASA. He returned to Iowa in 1967, and he and his wife Dorothy Graham became active in the Winterset Art Center. He pursued watercolor painting as a hobby and taught sketching and painting classes. The Grahams’ daughter Marianne Fons is loaning many pieces of her father’s artworks for the exhibit; the Grahams’ sons, Jim Graham of El Paso and David Graham of Melbourne, FL, will visit during the exhibit.

Several of Graham’s pieces are also being offered in a silent auction to benefit the Winterset Art Center. During exhibit hours you will have the opportunity to bid on framed original art works, or secure the piece immediately with a Take It Home Now Bid. All proceeds are going to the Winterset Art Center programs and operating expenses.

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Coming Soon

JB Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad

Monday • October 4 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Walk Around the Clock

Wednesday • October 6 • Noon
Winterset Town Square

Wellness Wednesday in Winterset for October will kick off with the monthly “Walk around the Clock” on October 6, at 12 noon, on the square. It’s also the Healthiest State Initiative “official walk” so join guest “DJ” Jessie Lowry of Madison County Conservation for your noon-time stroll. Be glad that the walk is at noon because Jessie’s theme is “Spooky and Scary Music!”

Hunter Safety Education Field Day

Saturday • October 9 • 8:00 am – Noon
Madison County Conservation at the Madison County Sportsmen’s Club

Madison County Conservation will be hosting a Hunter Education Field Day at the Madison County Sportsmen Club, 4224 Cedar Bridge Road, on Saturday, October 8th. To attend this field day, students must complete the online course work and bring the field day voucher to class.

Online Course : https://www.hunter-ed.com/iowa/

Registration is required through the Iowa DNR website and the person signing up for Hunter Ed must be logged into the DNR website in order to register: If the person signing up for Hunter Ed needs to create an account, follow the steps below:

  • The person who is taking the class must have their own account on license.gooutdoorsiowa.com . (If you are a parent, this means your student needs their own account)
  • To make an account, go to license.gooutdoorsiowa.com “Enroll Now!” and “+Create Account”
  • If a person has bought a fishing license, tag, ANYTHING in the past…..they will already have an account! Example: if you bought a turkey tag for your child, they already have an account. The login is always birthdate, last name, last four of SSN, so it is easy for them to check and see if an account already exists
  • Once you are logged in (as the kid, if you are the parent), click on “Events/Classes” and “Search Events” to signup for the Madison County Conservation class.

You can also register for this course by clicking the button below.

If you have questions, please contact Tanner at the Madison County Conservation office: 515-462-3536, email madisoncoconservation.tdonovan@gmail.com

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Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Thursday • October 14th • 7pm
Saturday • October 16th • 4pm
The Winterset Stage

The Winterset Stage will be bringing the beloved Christmas tale about the havoc-wreaking Herdmans to the stage this December and you’re invited to be a part of it! There are roles for adults and children alike. Auditions will be held at the Iowa Theater and you only need attend one date, not both.

If you’re interested in auditioning, please sign up using the button below. This helps The Winterset Stage know who and how many they’re expecting! You’ll be emailed some short excerpts to prepare for the audition.

Youth Basketball League Registration

Open Through November 12
Winterset Parks & Recreation

Registration is now open for both of our youth basketball programs. The youth basketball league will again be partnering with Adel Parks and Recreation, Van Meter Parks and Recreation, and Perry Parks & Recreation Department. The league is open for boys and girls in grades 1st – 6th grade.

The Lil’ Husky basketball program in partnership with Winterset Huskies is available for those boys and girls who are in Pre-K (kindergarten next year) or currently enrolled in kindergarten! Registration for both programs is only $30 per participant and includes a t-shirt or a basketball.

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