Weekend in Winterset • June 16


Community Band “Lawn Chair Night”

Thursday • June 16th • 6:00pm Dinner, 7:00pm Concert
Madison County Historical Complex Lawn

The Winterset Community Band has grown considerably from this picture that was taken several years ago. Don’t miss hearing them at at least one of their concerts this summer!

The Winterset Community Band will entertain us again tonight with the third of five concerts, all to take place on the lawn of the historic Bevington mansion on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Museum. This week, the Winterset Kiwanis will serve a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, pie or a bar, and tea or lemonade at 6:00pm, followed by the concert which will begin at 7:00.

Beer Choir

Thursday • June 16 • 7:00pm
Madison County Music Co & The Drift

Beer Choir is a social singing event open to all, no talent required! It’s so simple—you get a beer, get a seat, and song leaders Jon & Megan Barrett will guide you through hilarious drinking songs from the official songbook, the Beer Choir Hymnal! There is no cost to attend and the drink special of the night will be the “Perfect Fourth” Flight—a 5 oz serving each of four pre-selected brews.

Of course, non-beer drinkers are also welcome. (The Drift has a great selection of wines, cocktails, appetizers and soft drinks.) And if you just want to drink and listen, you’re welcome, too, but don’t be surprised when you end up joining in the singing!

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This Weekend

Downton Abbey

June 17 & 18 • 7:00pm, June 19 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Shine your shoes and press your best dress, the Crawley family is back on the big screen! In this, the second feature-length film set at Downton Abbey, the family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. PG, 2hr 5 min

Movie in the Park: Scoob!

Friday • June 17 • Dusk
Winterset City Park

Mark your calendar for another Movie in the Park sponsored by Madison County Realty and Winterset Parks & Recreation!

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Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturdays • 8:00am to Noon
Courthouse Lawn – north and west sides

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Next Week

Monday Movie at the Library: We Bought a Zoo

Monday • June 20 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Bring your pillow and blanket and enjoy free popcorn while watching movies centered around nature all summer long! No registration needed.

Tinkering on Tuesdays

Tuesday • June 21 • 1:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Spark your curiosity with creative, hands on projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). No registration needed and best for ages 6+.

Fresh Conversations: Cooking for 1 or 2 people

Wednesday • June 22 • Noon
Winterset Public Library

Fresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+. The program offers practical tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems that get in the way of doing what most people want to do: eat well and live well! Fresh Conversations is also an opportunity to connect with other adults for a friendly group discussion!

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Way Back Wednesday: Calamity Jane

Wednesday • June 22 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a “real” woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel). 1953, NR, 1hr 57min

Blank Park Zoo Family Event

Thursday • June 23 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Zoo educators will leave participants wanting to explore all things native Iowa! This show-and-tell program features live animals! Registration required. Call the library to reserve a spot – 515-462-1731.

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Coming Soon

Community Worship Service

Sunday • July 3rd • 10:30am
Winterset City Park, North Shelter

Members of the Winterset Ministerial Alliance are planning a community-wide Christian Worship Service to take place on Sunday, July 3rd. Participating churches include First Christian, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Foursquare Gospel and St. Paul Lutheran but all are welcome. The offering from the service will be donated to CRISP.

The service, which will encompass both traditional and contemporary worship styles, will take place at the North Shelter in City Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair although limited seating will also be provided. Following worship, all those in attendance are invited to stay for a potluck lunch. Sandwiches will be provided by the Madison County Cattlemen and you can bring a side dish or dessert to share. Assistance will be available for anyone who may have trouble walking from the parking lot to the shelter.

An ecumenical choir is being formed to participate in worship. Rehearsals for that group will be Wednesday, June 29th, 7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, and Sunday, July 3rd, 9:30am at the city park.

There’s still a lot of summer left for kids to enjoy!

Find the entire list community youth summer activities in our SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE. And you can also check out the community calendar page to see how events align with your own calendar!

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