Weekend in Winterset • August 17


Winterset Neighbors Connection

Thursday • August 17 • 7:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Do you have to be a Farmer to sell at the Farmers Market? Can you only sell produce at the Farmers Market? Where, and when, is the Farmers Market in Winterset? Join the discussion this evening at 7:00pm at the Winterset Public Library at the Neighbors Connection. meeting where Donna Carey, the Market Master, will share details about this great weekly event held throughout the summer and into the fall.

The Neighbors Connection is patterned after the Newcomer Clubs, but not limited to newcomers. The group meets monthly to give people an opportunity to meet others and learn about the community of Madison County. It’s free of charge and refreshments are always served. There is no motive, other than to provide an opportunity to answer questions residents might have about Madison County.  For more information contact Chris Baumgarn at the library, 515.462.1731. 

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This Weekend

Meet the Team Night

Friday • August 18th • Meal at 5:00, Introductions at 6:00
McGaffin Field, Winterset High School

Join the Husky Booster Club and the Quarterback Club to meet the members of the fall athletics teams. The Quarterback Club concession stand will be open starting at 5:00pm and the teams will be introduced starting at 6:00pm.

Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • August 19 • 8:00 – Noon
Monumental Park

Local vegetables are abundant right now at the Madison County Farmer’s Market. Pick up some locally-grown goodness on Saturday morning at Monumental Park.

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

The pink sensation is arriving in Winterset this weekend. If you have been wondering what all the fuss is about, or loved it so much the first time you must see it again, here’s your chance!

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Parallel Mothers

Sunday • August 20 • 5:30pm
Sunday Movie Club at the Iowa Theater

The Sunday Movie Club was launched in September 2022 as a way to offer Iowa Theater patrons opportunities to watch recent, critically-acclaimed films that are slightly outside The Iowa’s usual mainstream fare. Members pay an annual fee of $75, which works out to $6.25 per movie, but anyone can attend the screenings by buying an $8 ticket. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the movie starts at 5:30.

This month’s club selection is “Parallel Mothers,” a 2021 film written and directed by acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. It stars Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit as unmarried women (both unintentionally pregnant) who give birth at the same hospital on the same day. One is middle aged and overjoyed; the other is a frightened teenager. The mothers stay in touch and wind up bonding in a most unusual way. Cruz was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Sunday Movie Club screenings include a brief, optional discussion following the film.

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Next Week

Guided Meditation

Mondays in August • 9:00am
Winterset Public Library

Small Space Gardening

Wednesday • August 23 • 6:30pm
Winterset Public Library

Learn to garden in a small way to produce big results!

  • Add color and interest by creating unique small gardens to fit small spaces
  • Easy to care for small space gardens
  • Use a variety of planting containers
  • Mix it up with your flowers-add vegetables

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Some Like it Hot

Wednesday • August 23 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in. 1959, Not Rated, 2 hr 1 min

Yoga at the Bridge

Saturday • August 26 • 9:00am
Cutler-Donahoe Bridge

Reading with Rover

Saturday • August 26 • 9am-Noon
Winterset Public Library

Sign your child up for a 15 minute time slot and to read to Rover at the Winterset Public Library this Saturday.

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Last Chance to Register

Youth Volleyball League

Registration deadline August 20th
Practices begin September 4
Games begin September 26

Winterset Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for their Youth Volleyball League. This league has a 3rd & 4th Grade division, along with a 5th & 6th Grade division. Registration deadline is August 20th and fee is $30 per participant.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/3tbnfupn

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Planning Ahead

Registration Open for Fall Dance & Music

Madison County Music Co.
Winterset Ballet & Dance

Our friend and Winterset Ballet & Dance and Madison County Music Co. are ready to enroll your child (or you!) in lessons this fall. Check out all they have to offer and sign up for music or dance this year.

Women’s Volleyball League

Wednesday Nights starting in September
Registration Deadline August 27

Registration for the Winterset Parks & Recreation adult women’s volleyball league is open. This league is 9 weeks of regular season games, followed by an end-of-season tournament. Register online by August 27th. Registration: https://tinyurl.com/35hnzwbn

Evening Under the Stars

Saturday • September 23 • 5:00pm
Madison County Conservation Board, Pammel State Park

Spend a beautiful evening under the stars in Pammel State Park while attending this year’s Evening Under the Stars Fundraiser to benefit the Madison County Conservation Board. The fundraiser is held by MCFEE, the conservation board foundation, and all proceeds benefit Madison County Parks through habitat enhancements, environmental education, park infrastructure improvements, and more.

5:00 pm – Doors Open, Social Hour with Local Wines
6:30 pm – Catered BBQ meal by Off The Griddle & Madison County Pork Producers
7:30 pm – Live Auction

Tickets are $50/ticket or $400/table of 8. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or by calling 515-250-8274.

The Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education, is also hosting an online auction on their Facebook page. The online auction bidding will open at 7:00am on September 7, and close at 11:59 PM on September 9. All bidding will be done by commenting your bid amount on the posted items. Our staff will monitor the bidding process and winners will be notified after closing.

In celebration of the 54th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, the Winterset Rotary Club is once again hosting the Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk. Register as an individual or as a family team of two. The race begins at 9:00 am. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group, and t-shirts are included for each paid entrant.

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