Weekend in Winterset • February 29

This Weekend

Community Hymn Sing

Friday • March 1 • 11:30am
First UMC Choir at Winterset Public Library

The choir from Winterset First United Methodist Church will hold another “First Friday” Community Hymn Sing at the Winterset Public Library on March 1st. Singers gather in the library community room at 11:30, and sing for 30-45 minutes. The songs are chosen by those in attendance from the hymn books provided. Everyone is welcome regardless of background or experience!

Acoustic Jam

Friday • March 1 • 1:00pm
Winterset Public Library

The first Fridays of each month are musical ones at the library. After the hymn sing, grab a bite of lunch and come back for the Acoustic Jam Circle to hear some awesome picking and strumming (and join in if you play!).

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Frosted Confetti Exhibit & Reception

Exhibit: March 1-18
Reception: Friday • March 1 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
Winterset Art Center

The Winterset Art Center will feature local artist Christine Hilbert with an exhibit of her art work in March. Christine’s exhibit, Frosted Confetti, will be on display March 1- 18. Frosted Confetti is a collection of works exploring spontaneity, joy, and texture. Guided by improvisation, these abstract paintings are a meditation on the creative practice without limits or boundaries.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday March 1, 4-7pm, and the Winterset Art Center will be open to the public the following three weekends: March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 11:00 – 3:00pm.

Christine is also offering several workshops at the Winterset Art Center for kids during Spring Break. See more details for these classes and register at: https://winterset-art-center.square.site/s/shop

Friday Fish Fry

Fridays through March 22 • 5:30 – 7:00
St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Winterset Knights of Columbus will one again offer a weekly ‘Fish Fry’ dinner each Friday during lent. This is an all-you-can-eat dinner offering Alaskan baked or fried fish, baked or fried potatoes, coleslaw, dinner role, baked beans and dessert. The kids menu includes cheese pizza, fruit cup and macaroni and cheese. The meal is a free will offering.

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The Beekeeper

February 23 & 24 • 7:00pm, February 25 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

I’ve been a fan of Jason Statham since he played Handsome Rob in The Italian Job with Mark Wahlberg way back in 2003. So when I saw him in the trailer for The Beekeeper while I attending a showing of Argylle last weekend, I immediately knew I wanted to see this film, too. And even though it’s not my #1 genre, I knew it would be right up my husband’s alley so…date night! He gets to enjoy the action packed fight scenes and I get to crush on Handsome Rob!

One man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it’s revealed he’s a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers. Rated R, 1 hr 45 min

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Next Week

Musical Story Time

Wednesday • March 6 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library with Madison County Music Co.

Once a month, Miss Megan from Madison County Music Co. takes over story time at the library and transforms it into Musical Story Time. If you know a little Winterset citizen, bring them! (grownups welcome, too!)


Wednesday • March 6 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Enjoy films starring the incomparable Robin Williams on Wednesday in March at the Iowa Theater!

Looking for the father (Ray Walston) who deserted him as a baby, a sailor named Popeye (Robin Williams) journeys to the port town of Sweethaven. Popeye befriends an assortment of eccentrics and falls in love with Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall), who already has a suitor, the bully Bluto (Paul L. Smith). Popeye also discovers an abandoned baby, Swee’Pea, whom he raises as his own. But when the spurned Bluto kidnaps Olive and the child, Popeye takes action, with the help of his magic spinach. 1980, PG, 1 hr 54 min

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Spring Break Activities

Winterset Library

Winterset Art Center

Clay Hand Building

Monday, March 11, 2024
9am – 10am: Grades 1 & 2 Build a pinch pot monster
10:30am – 11:30am: Grades 3 & 4 Create a slab mug with textures
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Grades 5 & 6 Create a coil bottle
3pm – 4:30pm: Jr. High & HS Create an animal head sculpture
Price $35 non-member/$32 member, Max 10 students per class.

Hands-on experience with clay, children will learn a variety of sculpture and glazing techniques. To provide the appropriate projects, our camps are divided into different age groups. Price includes an additional glaze day, clay, glazes, all firings and access to the Art Center tools.

Create Your Own Dinosaur Workshop

Monday, March 11: 10am-11am, Max. attendance 10 participants
$35 per person, Grades K-5

Have you ever wanted to create your own dinosaur? Join artist Christine Hilbert for this one-hour adventure & bring your ideas to life! Using cardboard, craft paper, pipe cleaners and other art supplies, students will craft their own 3-D dino they can take home and enjoy. This is the perfect way to explore new materials and stretch your creativity during Spring Break. All materials are provided.

Children’s Blue Jay Watercolor Workshop

Tuesday, March 12: 10am- 11am, Max attendance 10 participants
$35 per person, Grade 5 and up

Let’s fly into spring with this introduction to watercolor painting in this one-hour workshop. Artist Christine Hilbert will guide participants in painting their own blue jay, sharing various techniques for creating texture, movement, and color mixing. Each participant will create an 8×10 painting to take home. This is perfect for budding artists interested in learning more about painting and nature. All materials are provided.

Spring Blooms Watercolor Workshop

Monday, March 11: 6pm-7pm, Max attendance 13 participants
$50 per person, Age 14 & up

Capture the beauty of spring through the art of watercolor painting with this one-hour watercolor workshop. Join artist Christine Hilbert as she guides participants through the art of watercolor, sharing various techniques in color mixing as well as creating texture & movement. Perfect for all skill levels, this relaxed class is a great chance to grab a friend and create something all your own. All materials provided.

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Coming Soon

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.

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