Wishing you a very Merry Christmas this weekend with plenty of time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family!
Winter Break at the Library
Monday • December 27
10:00 am • Paw Patrol (rated G)
1:30 pm • Jungle Cruise (rated PG-13)
Bring your blankets and pillows and enjoy a movie date at the library—popcorn included! No registration is required.
Decorate A Donut
Tuesday • December 29
10:00 – 11:00 ages 4-9 (parent supervision required)
1:00 – 2:00 ages 10+
Katie Sparks from The Bakery Unlimited will share her donut-making experience with participants and then supplies will be provided for kids to decorate their own donuts. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants for each time slot. Call the library to reserve a spot, 515-462-1731.
Perler Bead Activities
Wednesday • December 29 • 1:00 – 3:00pm
Children in kindergarten or older are invited to make some fun creations using Perler beads. No registration is needed but younger kids will benefit from an adult helper.
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Thursday • December 30 • 11:00am
Ring in the new year a bit early with this family-friendly event. Children will enjoy an hour of activities, crafts and treats starting at 11:00am and then countdown to Noon with a balloon drop!
Colorful Creatures with Blank Park Zoo
Monday • January 3 • 10:00 – 10:45am
This show-and-tell program will allow children to meet live animals during an interactive presentation. Registration is required and limited to the first 50 participants. Call the library at 515-462-1731 to reserve a spot.
On the Silver Screen
Way Back Wednesday
Wednesday • December 29 • 7:00pm
Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment in New York City to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake begins using Baxter’s apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career. 1960 | NR | 2hr 5 min
Mother/Son Nerf Wars
Saturday • February 5th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm (grades K-2) AND 2:30 – 4:00pm (grades 3-6)
Winterset Elementary Gym
Get ready for a battle royale takeover in Winterset! Mothers vs Sons, Sons vs Mothers, who will reign supreme in the Mother vs Son Nerf War?! Enjoy various games, target practice, obstacles, and battles.
Friday • February 11th • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Fathers and Daughters escape to a Winter Wonderland! The night will start with a feast of snacks and goodies for party goers followed by music where the rhythm will surely get everyone on the dance floor! PS, register the father for the event, not the child.
Spring Soccer Registration
Deadline January 31
I know it is hard to think about soccer in December but the deadline to register for the spring season is January 31st. Divisions start as young as U6!
Don’t Miss Out
Winterset Art Center
Open every Wednesday – Saturday • 11:00am – 3:00pm • Through January 22
The Winterset Art Center is pleased to present the Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Show. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public each Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 3:00pm, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. I had the pleasure of seeing the exhibit last weekend and it’s fantastic!
Holiday Lights Display
Madison County Historical Complex
Every Night through December 31st
It’s a GREAT day to be a Winterset Citizen—
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