Weekend in Winterset • April 18

This Weekend

Cabin Fever Gardening: Small Spaces

Friday • April 19 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

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Building Better Birders Workshop

April 19 & 20
Madison County Conservation

April 19
5:00 – 6:30pm – Wetland Birds of Iowa
7:00 – 8:30pm – Birding, Internationally

April 20
6:00 – 9:00am – Waterfowl Watch at Cedar Lake
10:00 – 11:30am – Shorebirds of Iowa
1:00 – 2:30pm – Grassland Birds of Iowa
3:00 – 4:30pm – Common Feeder Birds of Iowa
5:00 – 6:30pm – Warblers of Iowa

No registration is required for these free workshops which will be held at the Madison County ISU Extension Office (except the one at Cedar Lake.) Attend any session you’d like. Bring binoculars if you have them, but there will be extras available.

Arthur the King

April 19 & 20, 7:00pm • April 21, 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Desperate for one last chance to win, Michael Light convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. As the team gets pushed to the outer limits of endurance, a dog named Arthur comes along for the ride, redefining what victory, loyalty and friendship truly means. PG-13, 1 hr 47 min

Anatomy of a Fall

Sunday • April 21 • 5:30pm
The Iowa Theater

“Anatomy of A Fall,” which has been described as a “Hitchcockian procedural thriller” and “a legal drama,” was the winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or top prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie went on to garner scores of other nominations and win awards for original screenplay, directing, cinematography, and acting, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

A hit with critics and audiences alike, “Anatomy of a Fall” stars Sandra Huller as a novelist (also named Sandra) trying to prove her innocence in her husband’s death. The husband, Samuel, a university lecturer, is found lying in the snow outside the family’s isolated mountain chalet. The discoverer of Samuel’s death is the couple’s visually impaired son Daniel, who is returning from a walk with his guide dog Snoop. At first, Samuel appears to have fallen from the chalet’s attic window, but the plot soon thickens, and Sandra is accused.

One critic wrote, “the film is straightforward in its style but sophisticated in the way that Triet [the director] doles out information. It’s tense, unbearably so at times, but also subtle and satisfying.” The film is in French, with English subtitles. Total running time is 2:23.

At Cannes, the movie also received the Palm Dog Award, established in 2001, awarded to the best performance by a canine (live or animated) or a group of canines.

The Iowa Theater’s Sunday Movie Club offers once-a-month screenings of thought-provoking films. Membership costs $75 per year for the 12-movie series, but anyone can attend by purchasing a ticket for $8. Sunday Movie Club screenings include a brief, optional discussion following the credit roll. The book-club-like conversations are variously facilitated by theater staff, board members, and
club members.

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Next Week

The Iron Giant

Wednesday • April 24 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at the Iowa Theater

A giant alien robot crash lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. 1999, PG, 1 hr 26 min

After School Art Club

Thursday • April 25 • 3:30-5:00pm
Winterset Art Center

Next week offers the final session of the after school art club at the Winterset Art Center. The featured project is a treasure box. Register ONLINE.

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Library Book Sale

Thursday • April 24 • 4:00 – 5:30 • Members Only
Thursday • April 24 • 5:30 – 7:00 • Open to All
Friday • April 25 • 9:00am – 5:00pm • Open to All
Saturday • April 26 • 9:00am – 1:00pm • Open to All

Support the Friends of the Winterset Public Library and find some new tomes to enjoy this spring and summer!

Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Saturday • April 27 • 3:00 – 5:00pm
Pammel Park Lodge

Madison County Conservation will be holding four community discussions around the book, Tending Iowa’s Land, edited by Cornelia F. Mutel. In a straightforward and friendly style, Iowa’s premier scientists consider what has happened to our land and outline viable solutions, that benefit agriculture as well as our human and wildlife residents. Books can be found at Winterset Public Library and Brick Roads Books in Winterset.

Each discussion will feature a contributing author from the book, the first being James Pease. Jim has nearly four decades of experience as an interpreter, professor, and writer. He has taught thousands, from youth through senior citizens, in formal and non-formal settings. He spent over two decades as an Extension Wildlife Specialist, director of Iowa’s NatureMapping and Master Conservationist programs, and fifteen years in youth development and natural resources. He is now retired from ISU, has emeritus status in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department at Iowa State University and is active speaking, writing, and consulting on numerous projects. He can still be heard on Iowa Public Radio in his monthly wildlife program on “Talk of Iowa.”

This program is free an no registration is required. The event will conclude with an optional hike. If you have questions, contact Jessie Lowry at jlowry@madisoncounty.iowa.gov or 515-462-3536

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Planning for Summer!

Winterset Stage Camps

Four Options!

The Winterset Stage has announced their summer lineup of education programs and there’s a variety of programs to fit your schedule this summer. Scholarships are also available for these programs. Find all the details, and the scholarship application, on The Winterset Stage’s website.

Adult Summer Pickleball

Spend your Sunday evenings playing some pickleball this summer! Grab your doubles partner and get registered today.

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Adult Coed Softball

Games begin May 2
Register by April 23

Evidently, softball season is just around the corner! If slow-pitch is your jam, rally your team and get registered by April 23rd.

Tee Ball

Registration open through April 30
Winterset Parks & Recreation

Registration is now open for Coed Tee-Ball! There are two divisions so make sure you are signed up for the correct age group!

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