Weekend in Winterset • May 25


Book Signing with Ilene W. Devlin

Thursday • May 25 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Winterset-born author, Ilene W. Devlin, will be at the Public Library to talk about her books Cherry Tree Dares, Emma’s World, Truth and Fiction, and The Ripper’s Children.  After her talk she will be selling and signing her books. No registration is required and this event is free and open to all.

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This Weekend

Opening Weekend for Graham’s Game Café

Open Fridays 5:00 – 9:00, Saturdays 3:00 – 7:00
123 W Jefferson
(upstairs of Madison County Music Co, diagonal from post office)

Welcome to our newest sponsor, Graham’s Game Café. This arcade and board game café will open their doors this Friday, May 26th, and is located in the upstairs of the Madison County Music Co. building—123 W Jefferson, diagonal from the post office. Take the whole family and try out the 8 arcade games, the 2 multicades (with over 3000 games each), or one of over 185 board games. Admission is $7 daily for unlimited play (family discounts available), and food is available for purchase from the snack bar.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • May 27 • 7:00 – 11:00am
Madison County Fairgrounds, Community Building

The Winterset Kiwanis are ready to dish up a delicious breakfast Saturday morning at the Madison County Fairgrounds Community Building. The free-will offering collected will eventually be distributed back through the community as the Kiwanis club makes donations to support other organizations and projects throughout the year.

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John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Sands of Iwo Jima • Friday, May 26 • 7:00pm
The Green Berets • Saturday, May 27 • 11:00am
In Harm’s Way • Saturday, May 27 • 2:00pm
At the Iowa Theater

Vintage Military Aircraft Fly-in

Saturday • May 27 • 8:00 – 11:00am
Winterset Municipal Airport, 3405 N 8th Ave

This breakfast fly-in is a fun new addition to this year’s John Wayne Birthday Celebration. The theme of the celebration this year is, “A Salute to the Armed Forces,” and this fly-in will feature vintage military aircraft. The forecast is looking like the weather will be absolutely perfect for this event!

Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • May 27 • 8:00am – Noon
Monumental Park

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Next Week

Opening Day at the Winterset Aquatic Center

Monday • May 29

Community Band Concert Series

Thursdays • June 1 – July 13 • 6:00pm food, 7:00pm music
Madison County Historical Complex

The sound of one of our favorite summer pastimes will soon be filling the air with the return of the Winterset Community Band Summer Concert Series. This volunteer group of community musicians will hold weekly concerts on Thursdays evenings June 1st through July 13th (no concert on July 6). Dinner or dessert will be served each week at 6:00 by local community groups and intermissions will feature additional entertainment. This week, the Madison County Historical Society will be serving Beef burgers as a fundraiser for the Passport to the Past activities. Jennie and David Hargrove will the the intermission entertainment.

Iowa Quilt Festival

May 31-June 3
Iowa Quilt Museum & Around

What started five years ago as the “Madison County Airing of the Quilts” has now expanded to become the Iowa Quilt Festival. Spanning four days, the event includes classes & events, a quilting retreat and concludes with the Airing of the Quilts on Saturday, June 3rd. Even if you’re not a quilter, you’ll enjoy visiting sights around Madison County that will be adorned with quilt displays. Residents are also encouraged to become part of the community-wide festival by displaying quilts outdoors at their homes and businesses on Saturday, June 3rd. I always hang some from the railing of my deck but you could also hang them on a clothesline, lay them in your patio furniture, etc.

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Make Music This Summer

Registration Open for Summer Lessons & Classes
Madison County Music Co.

Madison County Music Co. is accepting registrations for summer private and group lessons on piano, violin, cello, voice, flute, guitar and ukulele, as well as several classes:

  • Ukulele Summer Camp
  • Music Together Classes (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with a parent or caregiver)
  • Kinder Choir (4 and 5 year olds)
  • Beginning Violin Class (4, 5 and 6 year olds)

Get all the details and register on the Madison County Music Co. website. Summer Session starts June 7th.

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Last Chance to Register

ACEing Autism helps children with autism to grow, develop, and benefit from social connections and fitness through Tennis. The 4-day program takes place every Saturday in June. Participants receive 1 on 1 instruction, so class size is limited to 4 kids. REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 27TH
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/24f3un52

Professional instructors from Life Time Fitness are coming to Winterset this summer lead Tennis and Pickleball lessons for all ages! Participation in these classes gets you FREE access to the Life Time courts for the summer. 🎾 REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 29TH FOR THE FIRST SESSIONS.

Youth Tennis: https://tinyurl.com/4d2hvaw5
Adult Tennis: https://tinyurl.com/4yva5d7a
Youth Pickleball: https://tinyurl.com/4d2hvaw5
Adult Pickleball: https://tinyurl.com/4yva5d7a

Planning Ahead

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from a Hawkeye Legend and former NBA player!
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/4c4hwhjj

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