Weekend in Winterset • September 17

Life is Sweet at WHS!

It’s been a sweet week in the Winterset Schools as the students celebrate Homecoming 2021. The big game is tonight at 7:00pm when WHS will take on Adel-DeSoto-Minburn.

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This Weekend

Storm Lake

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

Meet the Cullens – Iowa’s most impressive journalism family. For more than 30 years, Art Cullen, brother John, son Tom, wife Delores and sister in law Mary – plus Art’s dog, Peach the newshound – have published The Storm Lake Times, a small-town, twice-weekly newspaper that covers critically important local issues and serves as the glue that holds the community together. But, against the backdrop of a collapsing journalism ecosystem and a crushing pandemic, how can the paper avoid the fate of so many other newspapers? In Beth Levison and Jerry Risius’s charming yet cautionary documentary, we see the Cullens hard at work, occasionally sniping at each other, as they meet the moment, one deadline at a time. As Art says, “Without strong journalism to tell a community’s story, the fabric of the place becomes frayed.”

Co-director Beth Levison and film subject Art Cullen will be in attendance at Sunday’s screening for a post-film discussion with the Winterset Madisonian’s own Vicki Minor!

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.

Spider-man: Enter the Spider-verse

Saturday • September 18th • 11:00am
The Iowa Theater, Family Film Series

With support from the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle, the Iowa Theater is proud to host a new Family Film Series, which will continue into 2022. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or unused personal hygiene product at the door. All donations will be given to Matura of Madison County.

Exhibit Gallery Walk & Reception

Sunday • September 19
Iowa Quilt Museum

Mary Alice Pemble Barton (1917-2003) composed her life with fabric and thread and fueled it with curiosity and creativity. She became a recognized expert as a textile researcher, lecturer, and quilt historian and was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1984 and her quilts make up the current exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum.

The IQM invites you to join exhibit curator, Millie Kerhli, this September 19th at 3:00 pm to learn more about Mary’s journey into the quilting world, her extensive research, and hear about the quilts in our exhibit. Tickets to the gallery walk are $10 each. A reception will follow the gallery walk at 5:00 which is free and open to the public.

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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.

Coming Soon

Covered Bridges Quilters Meeting

Monday • September 20th • 6:30pm
Madison County Historical Complex

The Covered Bridges Quilters meet monthly on the third Monday at the Madison County Historical Complex. Any interested quilters are welcome to attend and enjoy the camaraderie and programming. Annual dues are just $20 and the visitor dues are just $5 for any given meeting.

Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset:
How to Live your Healthiest Life

Wednesday • September 22 • 12:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Bring your lunch and join Stacie Carter, RN, Program Director and nurse of Senior Life Solutions, as she discusses this older adult programming available at Madison County Health Care System. As September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, it’s a perfect time to discuss mental health, specifically in the later years of life. Senior Life Solutions is a group therapy program focusing on many issues that may be encountered while aging, and identifying some issues that often go unspoken. If you are interested in hearing more, or if you suffer from anxiety, excessive loneliness, sadness, difficulty coping with a loss, you are invited to attend.

Mysterious Creatures of the Midwest

Friday • September 24 • 6:30pm
Winterset Public Library

The Midwest is home to a number of mysterious and legendary creatures! In this presentation, researcher Chad Lewis will showcase his on-site investigations ranging from the Bigfoot of the North Woods and the Lake Monster of Lake Pepin to Phantom Chickens and Hellhounds roaming rural Iowa. Filled with witness drawings, eye-witness testimony, weird photos, and bizarre sound clips. This presentation brings the investigation right to you!

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Fun in the Sun Car Show

Saturday • September 25th • 10:00 – 3:00
Madison County Historical Complex

This annual event is a fundraiser to support youth activities at the museum complex during the 2021 Covered Bridge Festival. If you’ve got some wheels to show off, registration is $15 from 9:00 – 10:30. If not, just bring the family down to admire the sparkle!

Fall Crawl

Sunday • September 26th

Enjoy a scenic drive to 12 stops in Madison County, showcasing various Madison County businesses. Grab a passport at any of the locations. Every stop gets you an additional stamp in the passport to enter in the giveaway at the end of the crawl. Take a tour of the property, check out awesome vendors at each property, food trucks, grab a drink & watch entertainment at various locations.

The crawl starts at 9am at Pammel Park Coffee Co,  1968 Pammel Park Rd., Winterset, IA 50273. Pammel Park Coffee & The Drift are bother serving breakfast & brunch! Discount drinks at The Drift with your passport. (Wineries, The Cidery & Big Rack Brew Haus will not open until lunchtime.)

Locations and Hours

Pammel Park Coffee Company: 9-12
Cedar Shake Farm: 9-4
Bigelow Family Farm: 9-4
PepperHarrow: 9-4
The Drift: 9-5
Speckled Hen Farms: 11-6
Lone Oaks Farm: 11-4
Iris Aisle: 1-4
Winterset Cidery: 1-6
Madison County Winery: 12-5
Covered Bridges Winery: 12-5
Big Rack Brew Haus: 12-4

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