Weekend in Winterset • September 28

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This Weekend

Building Better Birders

September 29 & September 30
Madison Count Conservation

The Madison County Conservation Board invites you to learn how to be a better birder this weekend. The workshop will be held over two days with the goal of helping to create birders across Iowa that contribute knowledge about birds through participation in Citizen Science programs such as Christmas Bird Counts, Great Backyard Bird Counts, Project Feeder Watch, etc. This event is free and no registration is required. You can come for as many or as few sessions as you would like (see the schedule below.) Meals are not provided.

This workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter & James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Ed. Center). Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).

-Madison County Extension Office 117 N. John Wayne Drive, Winterset
-Goeldner Woods, at the end of 137th St., off of Juniper Trail, Earlham
-Middle River Park 2278 Clark Tower Road, Winterset
-Pammel Park 1900 Pammel Park Road

September 29, 2023
• 4:00-5:30 pm Introduction to Diurnal Raptors of Iowa (Madison County Extension Office)
• 5:30-6:00 pm Break
• 6:00-7:00 pm Introduction to Nocturnal Raptors of Iowa
• 7:00-7:30 pm Break/Travel
• 7:30 – 9:00 Owl Prowl – Middle River Park

September 30, 2023
• 7:00-9:00 am Bird Hike at Goeldner Woods
• 9:00-9:30 am Commute to Extension Office
• 9:30-10:00 am Break
• 10:00-11:30 am Midwest Raptor Population Trends Determined by Forty Years of Christmas Bird Count Data
• 11:30-1:00 pm Lunch Break
• 1:00-4:00 pm Raptor Watch at Pammel Park
• 4:00-4:30 pm Break
• 4:30-6:00 pm Introduction to Rare & Unusual Bird Species of Iowa
• 6:00-7:30 pm Dinner Break
• 7:30-9:00 pm Bald Eagles and Lead Ammunition – Jessie Lowry, Madison County Conservation

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

September 29 & September 30 • 7:00pm, October 1 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The worldwide phenomenon My Big Fat Greek Wedding is back to theaters with a brand-new adventure, as the Portokalos family travel to a family reunion in Greece for a heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists and turns. Opa! PG-13, 1 hr, 32 min

Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • September 30 • 8:00 – Noon
Monumental Park

The Madison County Farmer’s Market is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this weekend!

Reading with Rover

Saturday • September 30 • 9am-Noon
Winterset Public Library

Sign your child up for a 15 minute time slot and to read to Rover at the Winterset Public Library this Saturday.

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Auditions: It’s a Wonderful Life

Sunday • October 1 • 6:00pm
The Winterset Stage at the Iowa Theater

The Winterset Stage will hold auditions Sunday, October 1st, at 6:00, for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play. The beloved American classic will come to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast at the Iowa Theater November 30-December 2ndRoles are available for both children and adults, and any interested actors are welcome at auditions, regardless of experience. All audition materials are provided; nothing needs to be prepared in advance. Bonus…since this is a radio show lines won’t have to be memorized! Rehearsals will begin October 8 and will be 3-4 evenings per week.

Sign up at this link to let them know you’re coming: https://forms.gle/FLsSgpZSiJPswasg6

The Winterset Stage is also announcing a new scholarship program, funded by private donations and proceeds from their “Night of Vaudeville” variety show earlier this year. The community arts scholarship is intended to support and empower aspiring artists within our community by providing financial assistance to individuals who wish to participate in specific education, experiences, or training in creative disciplines such as visual arts, performing arts, music, literature, etc.

This scholarship program is open to students of all ages who live in Madison County, Iowa, and are enrolled in a Madison County, Iowa, school. Applications for the scholarship can be submitted at www.thewintersetstage.org/scholarship

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Next Week


Wednesday • October 4 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother. 1960, Rated R, 1 hr, 49 min

Music Together & Youth Choirs at Madison County Music Co

Starting October 4th and 5th

Starting in October, Madison County Music Co. is offering a full line-up of classes for children from birth through 8th grade!

Music Together classes are for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver to experience musical play, social interaction and build motor skills and language development. There are three different sessions this fall.

Four Youth Choirs are offered for young musicians in PreK through 8th grade. Kinder Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons, the others on Thursday afternoons.

Learn more about all of these offerings by clicking the links above or: www.MadisonCountyMusicCo.com

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First Friday Acoustic Jam

Friday • October 6 • 1:00pm
Winterset Public Library

If you’re an acoustic player or picker, you’re invited to join the jam, listeners are also welcome! If you can’t make it in the afternoon, keep reading…there’s another opportunity for music later in the evening.

Family Campfire Sing-Along

Friday • October 6 • 6:30pm
Madison County Music Co. at
Winterset Public Library – Ava’s Garden

The whole family is invited to enjoy a s’more around the campfire and a good old-fashioned campfire sing-along.

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Planning Ahead

Adult Hand-building Pottery Class

Thursdays • October 12, 19, 26 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Winterset Art Center

Learn how to create clay forms with your hands and be guided through the techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab rolling. Using hand tools, students will learn how to trim, texture and apply glazes to their pieces. Supplies are included: 10lbs of clay, glazes, use of tools and firing fees.

Hunter Eduction Field Day

Saturday • October 14 • 8:00am – Noon
Madison County Sportsman Club, 4224 Cedar Bridge Rd

Madison County Conservation will be hosting a Hunter Education field day at the Madison County Sportsman Club. 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/

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Winterset Parks & Recreation Sign-ups

Youth Basketball

This league is for 1st-6th graders and 3rd-6th graders will occasionally travel to Van Meter, Perry, and Adel. Follow the link for more information and to register! https://tinyurl.com/yktx49np

Pee Wee Basketball

Pee Wee Basketball is anew league for 3-6 year olds and will be structured similar to the WPRD’s t-ball league Registration is open now until October 22! https://tinyurl.com/yktx49np

Adult Pickleball

The adult Pickleball League will play on Sundays beginning December 3rd. The deadline to register is November 26th. https://tinyurl.com/5n6udbc3

In celebration of the 54th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, the Winterset Rotary Club is once again hosting the Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk. Register as an individual or as a family team of two. The race begins at 9:00 am. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group, and t-shirts are included for each paid entrant.

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