Weekend in Winterset • May 23


Flower Arranging

Thursday • May 23 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Spring has arrived—and with it tulips, daffodils and little bluebells! Soon early summer favorites—iris, coreopsis and delphiniums will bloom! Join Lillian Eivins at the library as she shares many tips and pointers on floral design, flower arranging and how to keep cut flowers fresh. These tips will be helpful for those interested in entering a floral arrangement at the fair or just to enjoy fresh floral arrangements at home.

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This Weekend

‘School’s Out’ Bash

Friday • May 24 • 1:00 – 9:00pm
Graham’s Game Café

Our friends (and sponsors!) at Graham’s Game Café are ready to help you celebrate the conclusion of another school year. The arcade and board game cafe will be opening early at 1:00 so kids can head straight there after school if they want—and it’s just 2 blocks from the elementary school. Admission is just $7 to play as long and as much as you want—no coins, tokens or cards! They have a dozen arcade games, nearly 200 board games, plus ping pong and foosball.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • May 25 • 7:00-11:00am
Madison County Fairgrounds Community Building

The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is one of TWO options to enjoy the fluffy treats this Saturday. The Kiwanis will be serving their cakes at the Madison County Fairgrounds Community Building. (Keep reading for the other option!)

Farmer’s Market

Saturday • May 25 • 8:00 – Noon
Monumental Park (next to the library)

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John Wayne Birthday Celebration

The Searchers
Friday • May 24 • 7:00pm

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother’s family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory.Not Rated, 1 hr 59 min

Breakfast Fly In
Saturday • May 25 • 8:00 – 11:00am
Winterset Municipal Airport

This is your second pancake option! Join aviators and John Wayne enthusiasts at the Winterset Municipal Airport for a yummy breakfast, entertainment by the Benge Family Band, and the chance to see some unique airplanes.

Rotary John Wayne 5K Run/Walk
Saturday • May 25 • 9:00am

There’s still time to sign up online: GetMeRegistered.com/JohnWayneRun. Or you can register on race day. Support the Rotary club who does amazing work in our community!

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Saturday • May 25 • 11:00am

The last job of Calvary Captain Nathan Brittles (John Wayne) before retirement is to soothe relations with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians after Custer’s last stand. At the same time, he must transport the wife (Mildred Natwick) and niece (Joanne Dru) of his commanding officer to a safe destination. After both his missions stall, Brittles attempts a face-to-face meeting with an important Native American chief in order to stave off an impending war. Not Rated, 1hr 43min

John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend
Saturday • May 25 • 2:00pm

John Ford / John Wayne is about the intriguing relationship between John Ford and John Wayne – a collaboration that yielded 14 movies, including such classics as The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Quiet Man. Not Rated, 1hr 37min

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WASC Free 3v3 Tournament for ALL Ages

Saturday • May 25 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Winterset Soccer Fields (E. Court)

Winterset Area Soccer Club (WASC) invites all players and families to their spring end-of-year event on May 25th. Arrive by 8:45 and the games will begin at 9:00.

-Upon arrival, you will be put into a lottery to be split into teams of 4 players (3 on the field with 1 sub).
-You will play two 12 minute halves
-Highest score wins or first to 12 goals.
-There are NO goal keepers or offsides.
-Each team will have a minimum of two games: if you continue to win you will move through the winners bracket. Once a team loses, they will move to the losers bracket. If a team loses twice, they are out of the tournament.

Sign up HERE: https://forms.gle/CsRZsynYHDxP2Qj96

Spaghetti Day

Sunday • May 26 • 11:00am – 1:00pm
Winterset Art Center

“If you love people, feed them tasty food.” And if you love not cooking, eat tasty spaghetti to support the Winterset Art Center—we call that food philanthropy! (maybe gastrophilahtropy? I might have just coined a new phrase!)

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Next Week

Memorial Day Service

Monday • May 27 • 10:00am parade, 10:30am service
Winterset Cemetery

Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering those Military Veterans who have passed. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Winterset will be conducting Memorial Day services to honor our departed Veterans. Activities for Memorial Day weekend include:
Friday, May 24th, 9:00am – the American Legion will be placing flags (over 1,100) at the Winterset Cemetery on Veterans’ gravesites and will also place white crosses by the Soldiers Monument for those veterans from Madison County who were killed in combat. Citizens are welcome to help with this honor.
Sunday, May 26th, 7:00am – The VFW and American Legion will be placing the Avenue of Flags lining the roads in the Winterset Cemetery honoring departed veterans. This year there will be over 620 flags flying to honor these veterans. Volunteer help is appreciated and following the placing of these flags, the VFW Auxiliary will be serving breakfast for those helping.
Monday, May 27th – There will be a parade at 10:00am with Veterans, Auxiliary members, and citizens proceeding to the cemetery from the Legion Hall. All Veterans and citizens are invited to be part of the march. We will have vehicles available for veterans unable to march but who want to be part of the parade. The parade will stop at Monumental Park where the VFW Auxiliary will place a wreath and have a brief ceremony. The main ceremony will begin approximately at 10:30am near the WWI Soldiers Monument in the Winterset Cemetery where the WHS Marching Band will play patriotic songs. This year, John Shaull of Winterset will be the keynote speaker. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held at the Henry Miller Auditorium beginning at 10:30am.

FREE Music Classes!

See Schedule Below
Madison County Music Co., 123 W Jefferson

In preparation for their summer sessions, Madison County Music Co. is offering several FREE “Try it Out” sessions of Kinder Choir and Music Together Classes in the next couple of weeks. Kinder Choir is for 4, 5 and 6 year old musicians to sing, dance, & play. Music Together classes are for children 6mo-4yo with an adult.

FREE Kinder Choir Session

Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 – 5:00

FREE Music Together Sessions for 6mo-24mo

Wednesday, May 29, 9:30 – 10:00
Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 – 6:00

FREE Music Together Sessions for 2yo-4yo

Wednesday, May 29, 9:00 – 9:30
Wednesday, May 29, 5:00 – 5:30

These classes will all be held at the Madison County Music Co. studio, (across the corner from the post office), and are all FREE, but please register to attend. Also, sometimes it takes kids a bit to ‘warm up’ so feel free to attend multiple sessions to get a real feel for it!

Winterset Community Band Lawn Chair Night

Thursday • May 30 • 6:00 meal, 7:00 concert
Madison County Historical Complex

The Winterset Community Band will be back in action starting Thursday, May 30th, with their summer concert series. Concerts start at 7:00 with the option of coming early for a meal. This week a beefburger meal will be served to benefit History on the Hill. Jennie & David Hargrove will provide music during intermission.

Free Showing of Common Ground

Thursday • May 30 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Common Ground features a solution-driven plot of Regenerative Farmers as they make a case for soil health across the continent. The film reveals how unjust practices created a farm system in which farmers are literally dying to feed us. PG-13, 1hr 45min

Ladies Tea Party

Saturday • June 1 • 1:00pm
Madison County Historical Complex

Spend an afternoon enjoying Victorian Ladies Tea at the Madison County Historical Complex Lounge! Gather all of your ladies, of any age, to enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets, lawn games, sidewalk chalk and bubbles, photo opportunities and a tour of the 2024 museum exhibits and historic Bevington Mansion. Space is limited! Register today: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/ladiestea2024

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Planning for Summer!

Madison County Music Co.

Make Music this Summer!

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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.

Winterset Ballet & Dance

Summer camps are not only fun for current dancers, but also great way for children who don’t currently take dance lessons to try it out. Winterset Ballet and Dance is offering a wide variety of classes for ages 2-10.

Twinkle Bear’s Storybook Adventures
Ages 2,3 – June 11-13-10:00-10:30, $20/day
This camp is a perfect way to introduce little ones to dance in a fun way with dance incorporated into a storybook adventure.

Princess Magic Dance Camp
PreK/Kindergarten – June 10-14 – 10:00-12:00, $150 for the full week
Learn ballet, tap, and jazz routines to favorite songs! Crafts and snacks are provided each day.

Dollhouse Dream Dance Camp!
1st-5th grade – June 10-14-12:30-2:30 – $150 for the full week
Think Pink! Dancers learn ballet, jazz, and hip-hop routines to favorite songs like “Pink” and “Dance the Night” and more! Crafts and snacks provided.

For details about all these and their other summer opportunities go to the Winterset Ballet & Dance website

Yoga in the Park

Saturday • June 8 • 9:00am
Winterset City Park

Yoga is a great way to start off your day. Join Selena from Nadi Yoga Company at the park for a yoga session.

Fishing Weekend

Saturday • June 8 • 1:30pm

Head out for a fishing weekend at Cedar Lake. There will be hotdogs for everyone provided by Flourish Chiropractic

Use this link to register today: https://tinyurl.com/2wj4rusp

History on the Hill o’ Beans

Tuesday • June 11 • 9:00am
Madison County Historical Complex

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WASC & Menace Soccer Camp

June 17-20 • 6:00-8:00pm
Winterset Area Soccer Club

Sign up for this summer soccer camp at: https://menacesoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/425129665

Winterset Art Center

Adult Summer Pickleball

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

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