Weekend in Winterset • November 18

Honoring WHS Students

Each month the Winterset Optimist club, in collaboration with WHS teachers and staff, honor a student who embodies the tenets of the Optimist Creed.

Franklin P.
Optimist Student of the Month in October
Hugo H.
Optimist Student of the Month in November

In the past 26 years, Union State Bank has awarded 409 Renaissance Student $50 scholarships—one to a student in each grade, 9th-12th, each academic quarter. The students are chosen by the Winterset Senior High School teachers based on the criteria of character, volunteer work, leadership, and academic commitment.

These four students who are the first term Renaissance Student recipients:
9th- Nick S, 10th- Logan F, 11th- Franklin P, 12th- Elizabeth N

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This Weekend

Holiday Hop

Saturday • November 19 • 8:30am – 1:30pm
Eight Participating Locations

Ticket to Paradise

November 18 & 19 • 7:00pm, November 20 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

A man and his ex-wife race to Bali, Indonesia, to stop their daughter from marrying a seaweed farmer. As they desperately try to sabotage the wedding, the bickering duo soon find themselves rekindling old feelings that once made them happy together. PG-13, 1 hr 44 min

Sunday Movie Club: Belfast

Sunday • November 20 • 5:30pm
The Iowa Theater

Sunday Movie Club
Enjoy a curated program of outstanding, off-the-beaten path movies, foreign films, documentaries, and art-house titles every third Sunday of the month. Following each screening, enjoy a short, lively, moderated conversation about film! Become a Sunday Movie Club member! Non-member tickets are $8 each. Members are automatically on the guest list.

A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. 2021, PG-13, 1 hr 48 min

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Next Week


Monday • November 21 • 11:00am
The Iowa Theater courtesy of the Winterset Optimist Club

The Winterset Optimist Club are sponsoring this free movie for kids to kick off the Thanksgiving school break!

Lions Club Soup Supper

Monday • November 21 • 5:30 – 7:00pm
New Bridge Church, 1305 W Jefferson

The Winterset Lions Club is gearing up for their 21st Annual Soup Supper Fundraiser. Bring your freewill donation to New Bridge Church and enjoy a menu of Potato, Vegetable Beef, & Creamy Chicken Noodle soups, plus chili and possible surprise offerings from new chefs. A selection of desserts plus relishes will round out the meal.

The Lions Club is also accepting donations of clean, dry plastic film that is recycled into benches. (You can see examples in front of Covered Bridge Realty.) Plastic grocery and shopping bags, newspaper sleeves, vinyl mailing envelopes, bubble wrap, zipper bags, bread wrappers, produce bags/wrappers, and other plastic wrappings can all be recycled through this program.

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Wednesday • November 23 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past. Half off popcorn on Way Back Wednesday! 1988, Rated PG-13, 1 hr 41 min

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Festival of Lights & Lighted Parade

Friday • November 25th • 5:00 – 8:00, parade at 7:15
Downtown Winterset

Head to Winterset’s courthouse district starting at 5:00pm for food, music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, and live and lighted window displays. The parade starts at 7:15pm, ending with an appearance by Santa! The fun concludes with the movie Elf at the Iowa Theater at 8pm.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday • November 26th

As you’re planning your holiday shopping, be sure you leave time in your schedule and money in your budget to visit the plethora of local businesses. Winterset is brimming with fantastic gift options—and the support of our holiday shopping dollars goes a long way toward maintaining the vitality of our downtown shopping district. And if you have trouble finding the perfect item, a gift certificate to a local establishment is always a great option.

Want some ideas about local options? The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has been publishing a series of posts about local holiday gifting ideas on their Facebook page.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday • November 26 • 7:00 – 11:00
American Legion Hall, W Green St & 1st Ave

Fill up on a great breakfast for just $7 and all proceeds will be returned to the community through the Winterset Kiwanis club and their support of activities for youth in Madison County.

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Planning Ahead

Women’s Giving Circle 4th Quarter Meeting

Monday • December 5 • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Union State Bank Community Room

The 4th quarter Madison County Women’s Giving Circle meeting will be Monday, December 5, from 6:00 to 8:00, in Union State Bank’s Community Room in Winterset. The meeting will be a potluck social event with no presentations. Union State Bank is providing coffee. Tableware will be provided. Bring your $50 check made out to Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Prospective members are welcome to attend and learn about the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle. 

Gallery Walk: Fiber Art Now – Excellence in Quilts 2022 Exhibit

Friday • December 9 • 4:30 reception, 5:00 gallery walk
Iowa Quilt Museum

The current exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum showcases 27 quilts chosen by Nancy Bavor, Juror to the Call for Quilts from Fiber Art Now in the Spring of 2022. Nancy will lead this event on Friday, December 9, walking attendees through the gallery while also discussion the selection process, talking about the artists and their inspiration, and explaining why these particular quilts were chosen and show they stood out from the other submissions.

Kathy Suprenant and Lisa Ellis, two artists whose work is shown in the exhibit will also be in attendance.

A reception with light appetizers and wine will start at 4:30, with the gallery walk to follow at 5:00pm. This event is FREE so make sure to register now before it’s filled! 

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

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