Weekend in Winterset • May 12

Yay…It FINALLY feels like spring summer! Here’s the weekend’s list of happenings around town. I’ve moved the “Summer Fun for Younger Citizens” to it’s own post but if you’re still looking for this, just click HERE!

And remember, you can also check out the community calendar page to see how events align with your own calendar!

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Lincoln on Religion and the Bible

Thursday • May 12 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

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This Weekend

High School Art Exhibit

May 12, 4-7pm • May 13, artist reception 4-8pm • May 14, 12-3pm • May 15, 12-3pm
Winterset Art Center

Family Farm by Ethan Easter

The Lion King Ballet

Friday • May 13th • 7:00pm
Saturday • May 14th • 2:00pm
Winterset Ballet at Winterset High School

To celebrate their 10th season, Winterset Ballet and Dance Studio is bringing back the ballet that started it all, The Lion King! In addition, senior dancer, Mia Kerr, has created a themed recital A Night at the Movies. And don’t forget the littlest Twinkle Babies and moving Daddy Daughter dance.

  • Friday, May 13, 7:00 pm – Winterset Ballet and Dance ballet dancers perform a full ballet of The Lion King, followed by a themed recital A Night at the Movies showcasing tap, hip-hop, jazz, and modern dance genres.
  • Saturday, May 14, 10:30 am – The littlest dancers, the Twinkle Babies make their stage debuts, along with a heartfelt Daddy Daughter Dance, plus some encore dances from A Night at the Movies.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2:00 pm – The ballet dancers again take the stage for The Lion King followed by a tribute to senior dancer, Mia Kerr.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

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

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. 2hr, 2min, PG

Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday • May 14th • 9:00 am-Noon
Winterset Public Library

The Winterset Public Library will be hosting Madison County Music Co. and their Instrument Petting Zoo. Kids (and an accompanying adult) will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of instruments. At 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 there will be 15-minute group presentations. The remainder of the time will be open for visiting the instruments. Sign up for a time slot using the button below.

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Next Week

To Sir, With Love

Wednesday • May 18 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his degree in engineering, but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough London East End school populated mostly with troublemakers who were rejected from other schools for their behavior. While the students at first see Thackeray as just another teacher open for ridicule and bullying, his calm demeanor and desire to see them succeed gradually earn him their respect. 1hr, 45 min, 1967, Not Rated

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Planning Ahead

Movie in the Park: Pikachu

Friday • May 20 • Dusk
Winterset City Park

Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy a great evening watching a movie outdoors in beautiful City Park!

Winterset Cemetery History & Repairs

Tuesday • May 24 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Join Linda Griffith Smith as she shares Winterset Cemetery Stories. Winterset’s cemetery is the largest in Madison County and the most active for burials, visits, and genealogical inquiries. It serves as the backdrop to sorrow, county history, Veteran commemorations, high school classes, and physical fitness. This session will look at all these facets and provide a few of its most intriguing stories.

Winterset Rotary John Wayne 5K Walk/Run

Saturday • May 28th • 9:00am
Starting line at the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

Winterset Rotary is proud to one again host the annual John Wayne 5K Walk/Run. What a wonderful way to celebrate Duke’s birthday beginning with a healthy walk/run through beautiful Winterset. Run with friends, walk with your family & enjoy our historic square and covered bridge in City Park on the race route. Proceeds benefit Winterset Rotary youth projects including the Inclusive Playground, Scholarships and CRISP. 

Madison County Airing of the Quilts

June 1-4

This year’s annual Airing of the Quilts will also include three days of classes and retreats culminating in the ‘big event’ when hundreds of quilts are on display throughout our beautiful community! Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW!

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Ladies Tea Party

Saturday • June 4 • 10:00am
Madison County Historical Complex

Mark your calendars for this exciting June event. Moms and daughters (ages 3-12), and their grandmas, are invited to dress up in their fanciest outfits, and join us for a morning of tea and light refreshments on the lawn. The event will include Victorian lawn games, a photo opportunity and a look through the museum exhibits. Cost is $10/adult and $5/child, and space is limited. Further details and a sign up will be coming soon. In case of inclement weather, the tea will be held inside the museum lounge.

Winterset Fire Department 150th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday • June 4th

Winterset Girls Wrestling Club
Open Practice & Informational Meeting

Sunday • June 5 • 2:00pm
Winterset High School Wrestling Room

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