Weekend in Winterset • September 8

This Weekend

Re-opening weekend at Graham’s Game Café

Fridays, 5-9pm • Saturdays, 3-7pm
123 W Jefferson (corner of Jefferson & 2nd Ave)

Graham’s Game Café is reopening this weekend and full of more fun than ever with an expanded offerings. The arcade and board game café is open every Friday from 5-9 and Saturdays from 3-7 (and is also available for private party rentals). Daily admission is $7 for unlimited play with no cards or tokens to fuss with. You can also purchase a frequent player card which includes 12 visits for $60. Graham’s Game Café is located in the Madison County Music Co. building located at 123 W Jefferson; the entrance is on the SW corner of the building.


September 8 & September 9 • 7:00pm, September 10 • 2:00pm (this showing presented with captions)
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 9 • 8:00 – Noon
Monumental Park

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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Classic Car & Truck Show ‘n’ Shine

Saturday • September 9 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
Winterset Square

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Next Week

History on the Hill o’ Beans

Tuesday • September 12 • 9:30am
Madison County Historical Museum

Head out to ‘The Hill’ on Tuesday morning for coffee and some lively discussion. This month’s historical topic is “It’s the Pits!” and those gathered will be discussing the history of outhouses—including the three-hole privy located near the Bevington Mansion at the historical complex.

Risky Business

Wednesday • September 13 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) cuts loose with his best friend Miles. After an attempt at securing the services of a prostitute goes slightly awry, Joel hires gorgeous Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a night of delight. Stunned by the amount of Lana’s “bill” the next morning, Joel grows frantic after he crashes his father’s Porsche. In an effort to raise lots of money fast, a desperate Joel turns the house into a brothel. Rated R/1 hr, 39 min

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Class Car Show in Memory of Ken Burk

Saturday • September 16 • 10:00 – 3:00
Madison County Historical Complex

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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Planning Ahead

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.

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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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