Weekend in Winterset • June 9


Community Band “Lawn Chair Night”

Thursday • June 9th • 6:00pm Dinner, 7:00pm Concert
Madison County Historical Complex Lawn

This photo is a few years old. Ron Fletcher, very sadly, is no longer with us. I’m sure the community band still feels his absence every time they gather.

The Winterset Community Band will entertain us again tonight with the second 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 Madison County Democrats will serve a meal of pork loin sandwiches, chips, cookies or a bar, and water at 6:00pm, followed by the concert which will begin at 7:00. This week’s lineup includes some really great tunes!

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This Weekend

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

June 10 & 11 • 7:00pm, June 12 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The latest installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Multiverse has landed at the Iowa Theater! Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle. PG-13, 2hr 6 min

Madison County Farmer’s Market

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

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Touch a Truck

Saturday • June 11 • 10:00am – Noon
Winterset Public Library

Climb. Explore. Learn. Touch! Visit the library and touch your favorite big trucks and heavy machinery and meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Winterset community. Perfect for photo opportunities!

Classic Car Show & Shine

Saturday • June 11 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
Downtown Winterset

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Next Week

Learn to Play Tennis & Pickleball

Mondays • June 13 & 27 • 7:00pm
Winterset Parks & Recreation • Tennis Courts Next to the Aquatic Center

If you’re curious about the different between Tennis & Pickleball, you will want to attend the FREE adult tennis and pickleball class taught by world renowned instructor Johnny P (John Pletchette, former director of the Winterset Parks & Recreation Department)!

Cell Phone Photography with Paul Meyer

Monday • June 13 • 7:00pm
Winterset Public Library

The best camera to use is the one in your hand. This class will look at a brief history of photography and will apply this information to taking photographs with your cell phone. We will explore the controls of your cell phone camera and how use them. We will also look at what to do with these images—storing them, organizing them, transferring them, and improving them with apps.

Family Magic Show

Tuesday • June 14 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Magician Jeff Quinn! Don’t miss this all ages magic show!! No registration required.

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Flag Day Celebration

Tuesday • June 14 • 5:00 – 8:00pm
John Wayne Birthplace Museum

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

Tuesday • June 14 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

A one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. This event is made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Way Back Wednesday: High Society

Wednesday • June 15 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), however Tracy is engaged to another man (John Lund). Matters are complicated even further when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), in town to cover Tracy’s wedding, also winds up falling for the beautiful bride-to-be. As Tracy tries to decide on the ideal husband, each suitor works hard to convince her he is the best choice. 1956, NR, 1hr 51 min

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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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!

Go Exploring!

Find Flat Charlie

June 6 through August 2nd
Madison County Historical Complex

Throughout the summer weeks, the museum will be hiding “Flat Charlie” around the museum grounds for little ones to find! Charlie, or Charles D. “Doc” Bevington, built the Bevington Mansion in 1856 and owned all the land that is now the Historical Complex.  Back then, Charlie roamed this ground and this summer he’s doing it again.

Each week, Charlie will be hidden in a new location, and picture clues of where he’s hiding will be posted to our Facebook and Instagram social media pages. The pictures will further reveal Charlie’s location throughout the week, until he’s found. The first child to spot Charlie each week will receive a prize of a free local treat!

The first week of Flat Charlie will be June 6. Keep an eye on the Madison County Historical Museum’s Facebook page to try your hand at finding Charlie’s first hiding spot!

If you not the parent that had your child’s entire summer planned out by the end of April, don’t worry!

Many of the community’s youth summer activities are still open and accepting registrations. Find the entire list 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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