Weekend in Winterset • August 31


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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This Weekend

Acoustic Jam Circle

Friday • September 1 • 1:00pm
Winterset Public Library


September 1 & September 2 • 7:00pm, September 3 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. Rated R, 3hr

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Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • September 2 • 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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Next Week

Far and Away

Wednesday • September 6 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

Joseph (Tom Cruise) and his landlord’s daughter, Shannon (Nicole Kidman), travel from Ireland to America in hopes of claiming free land in Oklahoma. The pair get sidetracked in Boston, where Joseph takes up boxing to support himself. When he loses a pivotal fight, the two are left penniless. Now faced with poverty, the two must find new ways to scrape by. As their affection for each other grows, Joseph questions whether he is truly what Shannon needs in her life. 1992, Rated PG-13, 2hr 20min

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.

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Planning Ahead

Registration Open for Fall Dance & Music

Madison County Music Co.
Winterset Ballet & Dance

Our friends at 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.

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City-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday • September 16

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!

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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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