Weekend in Winterset • January 19

Today’s snow is the perfect consistency for building a snowman!

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This Weekend

Three Events at the Iowa Quilt Museum

Friday • January 20 and Saturday • January 21

Take away the winter doldrums during three 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.


Community Planning Sessions for 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.

The Fabelmans

January 20 & 21 • 7:00pm, January 22 • 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

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Next Week

Auntie Mame

Wednesday • January 25 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at the Iowa Theater

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Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell), a progressive and independent woman of the 1920s, is left to care for her nephew Patrick (Jan Handzlik/Roger Smith) after his wealthy father dies. Mr. Babcock (Fred Clark), Patrick’s assigned executor, objects to Mame’s unconventional way of living and tries to force her to send Patrick to prep school. As Mame and Patrick grow closer, Mr. Babcock tries to discipline Patrick and threatens to separate the two if Mame does not comply with his wishes. 1958, Not Rated, 2 hr 23 min

Reading with Rover

Saturday • January 28 • 10:00 – Noon
Winterset Public Library

Young readers are invited to come spend some time reading their favorite book to the resident canine at the Winterset Public Library. “Rover” will be at the library from 10:00 – Noon on Saturday, January 28th. At the time of this writing, there are open slots from 10:30 – 11:45. Sign up online using the button below, or call the library at 515-462-1731.

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Planning Ahead

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.

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

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