Weekend in Winterset • January 6

A Fantastic New Project!

Play for ALL

Winterset Rotary are excited to announce their partnership to bring to Winterset City Park, the community’s first, all-inclusive playground! This playground will provide quality outdoor play for people of all ages and abilities. This truly is a playground for EVERYONE!

Winterset Parks and Recreation is contributing $100K to kickstart fundraising efforts with a goal to raise $1M by October 31, 2022, and construction to start in Spring of 2023. Check out this video for an overview of what is planned for this amazing playground. This is going to be an amazing addition to our community and yet another reason to be a proud Winterset Citizen.

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This Weekend

Veterans New Year Breakfast

Saturday • January 8 • 7:00 – 11:00am
Winterset American Legion Hall, 84 W Green St

Bring the family to celebrate the beginning of 2022 and support the work of the American Legion with a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, & eggs. Price for the breakfast is $5.00.

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Next Week

Planting Design Models with Lisa Nunamaker

Tuesday • January 11 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Arranging plants in a lawn or garden is a beautiful process, but can also feel overwhelming. This presentation will highlight several planting models (or templates of sorts) that you can follow to arrange plants in different ways depending on the site or style you wish to convey. This is a webinar through the Iowa State Extension Service which will be broadcast at the library.

Cribbage Club

Wednesdays • 2:00 – 4:00pm
Winterset Public Library

My dad taught me how to play Cribbage when I was just a kid, but until two days ago I had never played with anyone outside of my family. My workload was a little lighter this week, so I played hookie for an hour and visited the Wednesday afternoon Cribbage club. It was a good decision on my part thanks to the friendly competition and the lively conversation. Players gather every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00pm to play, and you’re welcome to join them anytime—whether you’ve played for years or want to learn a new game!

A Streetcar Named Desire

Wednesday • January 12 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The Iowa Theater re-opens on Wednesday with the first Way Back Wednesday film of the new year. Remember that popcorn is half price on Wednesdays!

Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household. 1951, Rated PG, 2 hr 2 min

HIRTA Travel Training

Thursday • January 13 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

The Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) was formed in 1981 for seven counties of Central Iowa to provide public transit services open to everyone. This Thursday, Danny Schnathorst, Mobility Outreach Coordinator for HIRTA, will be at the Winterset Public Library to discuss the HIRTA public transportation system and how to use it. This is a free program and no registration required.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – FREE SCREENING!

Friday • January 14 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

With support from the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle, admission to this screening is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item. All donated items will be delivered to MATURA of Madison County.

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Planning Ahead

Here Comes the Sun Gallery Walk

Wednesday • January 19th • 4:00pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

The current exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum is titled, Here Comes the Sun, and is a celebration of the color orange. The exhibit was curated for the IQM by San Francisco-based quilter, collector, and lecturer Joe Cunningham. On January 19th, visitors have the opportunity to get a personal tour from Mr. Cunningham, and hear the interesting stories behind the quilts. Tickets are $10 per person, and a light reception will follow the gallery walk from 5:30 to 6:30.

Frosty Balls Kickball Tournament

January 29 & 30 • Register by January 16
Winterset Parks & Recreation with 1st Down Brewing Co.

Embrace the Iowa winter during this First Annual Adult Kickball Tournament. Registration if $50 for teams of 8-10 (half men, half women). All participants will get a BOGO coupon that can be redeemed at 1st Down Brewing Co. between games.

Adult Coed Volleyball League

Wednesday Evenings • January 26 – March 23
Winterset Junior High Gym

The registration deadline is January 16th for this winter’s adult coed volleyball league. Teams are made of six players (3 men, 3 women) ages 18+. After 8 weeks of regular season play, starting on January 26th, the season will conclude with a league tournament. Fee is $130 per team.

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.

Father/Daughter Dance

Friday • February 11th • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Jackson Building

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!

It’s a GREAT day to be a Winterset Citizen—
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