Weekend in Winterset • August 24

This Weekend


Friday • August 25 • 7:00pm
Madison County Fairgrounds

The rodeo is in town for one night only this weekend—including Mutton Bustin’ prior, and live music after the riding. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 to 5, and kids under 5 are free. You can buy your tickets online or at the gate.


August 25 & August 26 • 7:00pm, August 27 • 2:00pm (this showing presented with captions)
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.

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Back to School Pancake Breakfast

Saturday • August 26 • 7:00 – 11:00
Winterset Kiwanis at Legion Hall

Celebrate ‘back-to-school’ with a big stack o’ pancakes, sausage links, & eggs, and leave a free will donation that will end up invested right back in our community!

Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • August 26 • 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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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.

Rio Grande

Saturday • August 26 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

This is the final film in the John Wayne Matinee Series at the Iowa Theater this fall! See The Duke on the big screen in Rio Grande and then maybe you want to take a trip to the John Wayne Birthplace Museum to learn more about his life and career!

Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke (John Wayne) heads a cavalry post on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, defending settlers against Apaches launching raids from the Mexican side of the river. When Yorke’s 16-year-old son, Jeff (Claude Jarman Jr.) – who he has not seen since he was a baby – shows up at the post as one of the new recruits, he treats him more harshly than the others. Things are further complicated when Yorke’s estranged wife, Kathleen (Maureen O’Hara), returns to take her son home. 1950, Not Rated, 1 hr, 45 min

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Next Week

Guided Meditation

Mondays in August • 9:00am
Winterset Public Library

Youth Fishing

Tuesday • August 29 • 6:00pm
Cedar Lake, meet by the boat launch

With the high temperatures all week, the fish told us they weren’t going to be biting, so the final youth fishing event of the season has been reschedule for next week.

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Wednesday • August 30 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

Chauffeur’s daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father’s rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David’s serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place. Rated G, 1 hr, 53 min

Intro to Machine Embroidery

Thursday • August 31 • 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Winterset Public Library now has embroidery sewing machines that are free to use for the public. In this class participants will learn all the basics of machine embroidery and all supplies are provided to make a mini mat. Children are welcome to join in the fun with parental supervision.

To register please visit the library’s calendar at https://www.wintersetlibrary.org/calendar/, or call the library at 515-462-1731.

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Last Chance to Register

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

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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.

Yoga at the Bridge

Saturday • September 9 • 9:00am
Cutler-Donahoe Bridge

Plant Swap & Sale

Saturday • September 9 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

If your gardens are crowded, your plants need to be divided, or you want to find some new plants to add to your garden, make plans to attend this plant swap and sale at the Winterset Public Library. This event is also a perfect time to donate gardening catalogs/magazines/books, flower pots, vases, and old gardening tools—recycle and re-home! If you have plants to share bring them at 9:00, those who have brought plants can swap at 9:30, and the sale starts at 10:00.

Paint Madison County

Sunday • September 17
Various Locations

Join the Madison County Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its first annual Paint Madison County, A Plein Air Festival on Sunday, September 17th.

The public can visit up to 20 curated artists as they artistically capture the gems of Madison County. Activities and locations will include local vendors/businesses, an opportunity for children to partake, and the evening will end with a cocktail reception with a private viewing and an opportunity to purchase the artists’ creations.

We’ll keep you informed as more details are available!

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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