Weekend in Winterset • January 13

It’s time to register for little league baseball and softball, which means spring can’t be that far away, right?!
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This Weekend

Friday Flicks

Friday • January 13 • 1:30pm
Winterset Public Library

The Fabelmans

January 13 & 14• 7:00pm, January 15 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother. PG-13, 2hr 13min

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

Saturday • January 14 • 7:00-11:00am
American Legion Post, 221 N 1st Ave

The American Legion invites you to breakfast on Saturday morning. Enjoy a delicious selection of pancakes, eggs, and sausage and leave a free will donation that will be used for the next round of renovations to the legion building that are scheduled to begin in March.

Musical Story Time

Wednesday • January 14 • 10:00am
Madison County Music Co at Winterset Public Library

Miss Megan from Madison County Music Co. will be back at the library Saturday morning for a musical story time just for kids!

Sunday Movie Club: A Hero

Sunday • January 15 • 5:00pm
The Iowa Theater

A Hero
Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum, however things don’t go as planned.

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.

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Last Chance to Register

Registration closes January 15th

Grab some friends, family and or co-workers and get registered for the WPRD Adult COED Volleyball League: https://tinyurl.com/27h4pr52

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Next Week

Judith Kay: Living Live Changed Author Event

Tuesday • January 17 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Judith Kay of Earlham is the wife of one and the mother/stepmother of nine. With a Master’s Degree in Theology and an undergraduate degree in English and Music, Judith Kay offers a faith-filled perspective on all matters of life. No stranger to grief, depression, self-doubt, and brokenness, Judith shares from the inner chambers of the heart. She will engage the audience with stories and experiences that pull at your heartstrings and leave you with words of hope, inspiration, and practical remedies for life’s toughest challenges. Exceedingly funny, yet point-blank honest, she will inspire you, come alongside, and leave a lasting imprint no matter the topic.


Wednesday • January 18 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at the Iowa Theater

Half off popcorn on Way Back Wednesday!

A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher (Chevy Chase) might drive his editor (Richard Libertini) up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man. Unaware of Fletch’s true identity, businessman Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) offers Fletch $50,000 to kill him. Intrigued, Fletch decides to unearth the full story behind the offer. 1985, Rated PG

Take away the winter doldrums during two fun events at the Iowa Quilt Museum.

Friday, January 20, 10 AM to 4 PM – Stitch In at the Museum will keep your hands busy with any stitching that doesn’t require a sewing machine! Come have some laughs with other hand stitchers among our current exhibit “These ARE Your Grandmother’s Quilts”.


Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 2:30 PM – Quilt Appraisals and Quilt Consultations by Certified Quilt Appraiser Val Bonk. If you have a quilt that you’d love more information about or a quilt you want appraised, now is your time.

Saturday, January 21, 3 PM to 4 PM – It’s storytelling time with museum Director, Carissa Heckathorn and Certified Quilt Appraiser Val Bonk. Carissa will give an overview of the Grandmother exhibit and Val will provide an in-depth consultation on three exhibit quilts chosen by YOU! Keep an eye out for an opportunity to vote for these quilts. No admission for members; $20 for non-members. Families associated with the quilts in exhibit are complimentary.


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Planning Ahead

Community Planning Sessions: A Night of Vaudeville

Sunday • January 22 • 6:00pm
Monday • January 23 • 7:00pm
The Winterset Stage at The Iowa Theater

The Winterset Stage is holding two Community Planning Sessions to brainstorm ideas for their high-class variety show, A Night of Vaudeville, and they want you and your ideas! If you want to volunteer yourself and your act, they’d love to hear all about it. If you know of someone else in the community who might have a talent to showcase, come share that—better yet, invite them to come! If you want to participate, but don’t have an act, come and they’ll help connect you with a way you can be involved. Perhaps you like to sing and they can help match you with an instrumentalist. Or you like to write poetry, but want someone else to perform it. They’ll also be putting together players who can perform the commercials they’re writing for the show sponsors. Think broadly with your definition of talent—they’re especially on-the-hunt for non-musical acts…juggling, magic, comedy, dance, demonstrations, etc.

Musical Theater Class

Fridays • Starting February 3rd • 4:00 – 5:30pm
The Winterset Stage and Madison County Music Co.

Your child can step into the spotlight during this eight-week course offered by The Winterset Stage and Madison County Music Co. that will culminate in a performance of Seussical The Musical, Jr. Tuition is $180 and students age 10 and up are invited—no audition is necessary.

Those who cherish Winterset’s single-screen theater for its movies, stage productions, special events, and 540-lightbulb marquee can express their love on February 4 at the theater’s first fundraising gala, titled WE [heart] THE IOWA. Tickets are $75 per person, and include an open bar, an array of savory and sweet treats catered by Petite Café, bottomless popcorn, and a screening of the classic film, “It Happened One Night,” starring Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert. Doors open at 5:30, and the movie starts at 6:30, giving attendees plenty of time to mingle, munch, and settle in for a delightful 1934 romantic comedy.

The event is targeted at reducing The Iowa’s renovation debt and local merchants are on board with gala specials. Angel Wings & CT will take 25% off regular price dressy ensembles throughout January, up to the day of the event. “Just let our staff know you’re going to the party,” proprietor Nicole Kems said. Terri Kuhns at Village Bootery will discount selected men’s and women’s dressy shoe styles now through the day of the event by 20%. Ladies can call Salon 107 at 515-462-4247 to schedule special event hairstyling for $30. Anyone who purchases any “Love” related jewelry at B Shannon Designs on February 3rd or 4th will be treated to special handmade chocolates from Infusion Chocolates.

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The Winterset Optimist Club presented Mia Kerr with her scholarship at their regular meeting on January 6th. Mia is the recipient of the club scholarship for $1,000. She is a freshman at Iowa State University, majoring in physical education. Presenting her with her check is scholarship committee member Jim Smith and club president, Justin Gross.

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

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