Weekend in Winterset • November 19


Cedar Lake Trail

Winterset and Madison County residents and visitors can now enjoy a 3.2-mile hiking trail ALL the way around the Lake! This project has been years in the making and started with the relocation of the historic 1911 Jurgensen Bridge across the spillway. The addition of a paved trail connecting the Cedar Lake Rock Road to Jurgensen Bridge was recently completed, and the Nature Trail was constructed and designed to finalize the trail. This is a nature trail so it does have varying changes in elevation and some uneven terrain. There’s even a human powered raft for crossing the creek!

The Winterset Parks & Recreation department offers their thanks to Winterset Municipal Utilities, Greater Madison County Community Foundation, Former Director of Parks and Recreation John Pletchette, Winterset Parks and Recreation Board, Madison County Conservation Board for loaning canoes to use during the project and most importantly YOU the residents of Winterset for telling them you would like more trails in the area with assistance from Madison County, Iowa Heart & Soul!

Even though the signs says that the lake and trail are closed as of November 1st, Cedar Lake and the trail will remain open until the weather does not allow. Get out and enjoy before the snow starts to fall!

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This Weekend


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

The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants in this latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. PG-13, 2hr 37min

Holiday Hop

Saturday • November 20 • 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Eight Locations in Winterset

The Holiday Hop is an annual tradition that provides an early kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Shoppers will find quality hand-crafted items, delicious baked goods and breakfast and/or lunch for sale. Hop to all 8 locations and receive a punch on the punch card provided to be eligible for a gift card. Drawing to be held at 2:00 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Need not be present to win.

Here are this year’s locations:
St. Joseph Catholic Church | 1026 North 8th Ave.
St. Paul Lutheran Church | 1120 North 8th Ave.
1st Christian Church | 103 West Green
Foursquare Church | 224 E. Court Ave.
1st United Presbyterian Church | 210 West Green
Winterset Art Center | 224 S. John Wayne Dr.
New Bridge Church | 1305 West Jefferson
Winterset Library | 123 N. 2nd Ave.

Saturday Art Lessons: Pointillism

Saturday • November 20 • 10:30 – 11:30am (grades 1-3) OR 1:00 – 3:00pm (grade 4 & up)
Winterset Art Center

Art lessons continue this Saturday at the Winterset Art Center where participants can paint in the pointillism style. These Saturday Art Lessons are being taught by Sarah Macht. The morning session is intended for younger students in 1st through 3rd grades, and will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Cost is $6. The afternoon session is for students in 4th grade and up, including adults, and will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Cost is $15.00. All supplies are provided.

Prince of Egypt – FREE SHOWING!

Saturday • November 20 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater with St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church is sponsoring a free showing of the Prince of Egypt (PG, 1hr 39min) at the Iowa Theater this Saturday afternoon.  Admission is free and concessions available for purchase. The entire community is invited.

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Coming Soon

Thanksgiving Break Art Sessions

Monday – Wednesday • November 22-24 • 10:30 – 11:30am AND 1:00 – 3:00pm
Winterset Art Center

Holiday Cat invites you to make some winter art next week at the Winterset Art Center. The morning sessions are intended for students in 1st through 3rd grades, and will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Cost is $6. The afternoon sessions are for students in 4th grade and up, including adults, and will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Cost is $15.00. All supplies are provided.

Lions Soup Supper

Monday • November 22 • 5:30 – 7:00pm
New Bridge Church, 1305 W Jefferson

This year will be the 20th Annual Winterset Lions Soup Supper fundraiser. The civic group will serve the community from 5:30 to 7:00pm on Monday, November 22nd, at New Bridge Church. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids age 6-12. Youngsters five and under can eat free.

You, Me and Gluten Free

Monday • November 22 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

If you or a family member or friend are on a gluten-free diet, you may find that you dread the holidays because you’ll miss your favorite dishes, worry what family & friends will eat, or the possibility of additional cost associated with preparing gluten free dishes. Chef Lisa Alessandro will be at the Winterset Library on Monday, November 22nd to answer questions about gluten-free food prep and will also have some fabulous gluten free selections to sample. Recipes provided so you can take them home and prepare them for your own holiday meals. Registration is appreciated—call the library at 515-462-1731.

Festival of Lights

Friday • November 26th • 5:00 – 7:30pm
Winterset Town Square

Kick off the Christmas season in the Winterset courthouse district for a holiday experience like none other! At 5:00 pm, the whole family can enjoy food, live entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and writing letters to Santa, all around the Madison County courthouse. A lighted parade featuring holiday movies gets underway at 7:15 pm, ending with an appearance by Santa who will light up the courthouse square!


Friday • November 26th • 8:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The Iowa theater is once again presenting Elf on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or unused personal hygiene product (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc). All donations will be given to Matura of Madison County.

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New Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum

Here Comes the Sun

On display through January 23rd
Curated by Joe Cunningham

To combat the winter blahs, the Iowa Quilt Museum has just unveiled their latest exhibit which is a celebration of the color orange: Here Comes the Sun. Guest curator Joe Cunningham writes:

Over the last 250 years of quilt history in the United States, the color orange has risen and fallen in popularity several times, but even at its peak popularity it has never been a predominant color in quilts. Today, while it is easy to find the color in a quilt, many people find orange either unpleasant or off-putting. Not for me. The first quilt I ever bought was the bow tie in this show, so unloved in the dealer’s booth that the price was reduced to the point where even a young guitar player/quilter could afford it. Citrus, the rising sun, pumpkins, cheddar cheese—some of my favorite things in life are orange. According to the sources I find on the internet, it can represent almost anything, from serenity and peace to fire and war. For me, it represents happiness and joy. These quilts represent but a small number of the innumerable ways quilters have employed the color orange.

Joe Cunningham, curator of “Here Comes The Sun”

Visit the Iowa Quilt Museum and bask in the glow of orange as you view traditional, modern, and vintage quilts using this color that can mean so many things. The IQM is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays Noon to 4:00.

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