Weekend in Winterset • June 24

This Weekend

Top Gun: Maverick

June 24 & 25 • 7:00pm, June 26 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. PG-13, 2hr 11 min

Madison County Farmer’s Market

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

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Cardboard Boat Race

Sunday • June 26 • 6:00pm
Winterset Aquatic Center

Lion King & A Night at the Movies

Sunday • June 26th • 6:30pm
The Iowa Theater with Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio

A one-hour program of top dances from Winterset Ballet & Dance’s recent, “Lion King,” recital and special, “A Night at the Movies,” segment will be presented at The Iowa Theater on Sunday, June 26. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., with seating at 6:00. Tickets are $15 for downstairs seats, and $20 for the first two, “premium seating,” balcony rows. Tickets for the third balcony row are $15, with the remaining back balcony rows (obstructed view) priced at $8. Purchase tickets in advance at www.the-iowa.com or at the door. Approximately 26 dancers will perform.

The special, one-time-only performance is a unique fundraiser for the Iowa Theater, which reopened in 2017 after a two-year, $1.5 million, full gut-and-rehab renovation that transformed the then-shuttered space into a state-of-the-art movie theater and live performance venue. The theater, a 501c3 nonprofit that belongs to the community, is also the home of The Winterset Stage, Madison County’s local theater organization.

“The Iowa reopened with almost $500K remaining in debt from its massive renovation,” commented theater board member Marianne Fons. “Since May of 2017, with tremendous community generosity and support and careful management, plus special programming such as last summer’s BROADWAY AT THE IOWA extravaganza,” The theater’s bank loan is now less than $300K. “Donations large and small are always appreciated,” Fons went on to say, “but our mission is to reduce the theater’s debt to zero over the next few years by offering fun, special programming such as this dance performance that people pay a little extra for but leave the theater feeling uplifted and happy rather than just writing a check or making a pledge.”

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Next Week

Monday Movie at the Library

Monday • June 27 • 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. This week’s film is “A Bug’s Life” (PG)

Madison County Women’s Giving Circle 2nd Quarter Meeting

Tuesday • June 28th • 6:30pm
1640 Hwy 169

The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle’s 2nd quarter meeting take place on Tuesday, June 28th. The no-more-than-an-hour meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone who is interested in joining  MCWGC is welcome to come early to eat and socialize with members beginning at 5:30 pm.

Local charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profits or other qualifying tax-exempt organizations who wish to present information about their projects for supporting women and children in Madison County should arrive by 6:15 p.m. to register.  Each applicant is asked provide a brief description of their project, their tax-exempt status, plus an email and telephone number where they may be reached. Three organizations will be selected to present at the meeting and each will be allocated 4 minutes to present and 4 minutes to answer questions. 

This meeting will take place on Jacque Mohs’ patio at her home about 5 miles North of Winterset, 1640 Highway 169. Turn right off Hwy 169 toward Winterset Cidery’s drive and take a slight right, then follow the road to the last house on the winding road.

Way Back Wednesday: Cabaret

Wednesday • June 29 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian’s confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. 1972, PG, 2hr 4min

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ISU Insect Zoo

Friday • July 1 • 10:00 – 11:00am
Winterset Public Library

Acoustic Jam Circle

Friday • July 1 • 3:00pm
Winterset Public Library

All ages of musicians are welcome to strum, pick, fiddle, sing along, or just listen during the First Friday Acoustic Jam!

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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 some 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.

Coming Soon

New Exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum: Yours Truly

Opening June 28th

The Iowa Quilt Museum is about to switch exhibits again (they completely change their gallery every 3 months). You can still see the bold and beautiful “Midwest Modern” exhibit through Sunday, June 26th at 4:00pm.

The next exhibit, “Yours Truly,” showcases quilts by Marti Michell, a pattern and fabric designer, instructor, entrepreneur, 4-H and Iowa State alum. Marti is many things and talented is at the top! Her quilts are more traditional in style so this is the perfect exhibit for those who love traditional quilts. Opening day for this exhibit is Tuesday, June 28th.

Learn to Play Ukulele

Sunday • July 10 • 2:00pm
The Drift with Madison County Music Co.

The Drift and Madison County Music Co. are inviting you to kick back on Sunday afternoon, July 10th, enjoy some refreshments and learn how to play the ukulele! If you already have an instrument, you can bring it, or your can borrow one for the afternoon. Instructor Megan Barrett will lead you through the process of learning at least three chords and by the time you leave, you’ll be able to play a handful of songs!

Cost is $10. Register through The Drift: https://www.thedriftia.com/events/strum-sip

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Youth Fishing Nights

Tuesdays • July 12, 26, August 9, 23 • 6:00 – 7:30pm
Cedar Lake Boat Launch with WPRD and MCCB

This summer Winterset Parks & Recreation and Madison County Conservation board are teaming up to host four Youth Fishing nights. Bring the kids out to Cedar Lake by the boat launch for some free fishing—the poles and bait will be provided! This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about fishing.

Beer Choir

Thursday • July 28 • 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!

Sing it Out Camp
Deadline to register: July 5

August 1-3 • 9:00 – 11:30 for K-3, 12:30 – 5:00 for 4th-8th grade
Madison County Music Co & Heartland Youth Choir

Young singers are invited to “Sing it Out!” on August 1st through 3rd with Madison County Music Co. and Heartland Youth Choir. Students who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade will meet from 9:00 – 11:30am and older singers who have complete grades 4 through 8 will meet in the afternoons from 12:30 – 5:00pm. At each level, students will enjoy full choir rehearsals, music games, movement and learning about musicianship, music literacy, and healthy singing. The deadline to register is July 5th!

Thinking Ahead

Fall Soccer Registration

Registration for the fall season of the Winterset Area Soccer Club (WASC) is now open! Registration will be open until the end of July.

The link to register is: https://wascsoccer.demosphere-secure.com/_registration

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jared McDonald, WASC Registrar (wascregistrar@gmail.com).

If you are interested in volunteering as a Coach or Assistant Coach, please apply during the registration process.

Flag Football Registration

Registration for The Winterset Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football League is also open. This 7 vs 7 league will begin practices the week of August 15th and offers divisions for 1st through 6th graders. Games begin September 12th and take place on Monday evenings.

You can also check out the community calendar page to see how events align with your own calendar!

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