Weekend in Winterset • May 30

Tonight

Winterset Community Band Lawn Chair Night

Thursday • May 30 • 6:00 meal, 7:00 concert
Madison County Historical Complex

The Winterset Community Band will be back in action tonight with the first installment of their summer concert series. Concerts start at 7:00 with the option of coming early for a meal. This week a beefburger meal will be served to benefit History on the Hill. Jennie & David Hargrove will provide music during intermission.


Free Showing of Common Ground

Thursday • May 30 • 7:00pm
Friday • May 31 • 4:00pm
The Iowa Theater

Common Ground features a solution-driven plot of Regenerative Farmers as they make a case for soil health across the continent. The film reveals how unjust practices created a farm system in which farmers are literally dying to feed us. PG-13, 1hr 45min


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This Weekend

Fall Guy

May 31 & June 1, 7:00pm • June 2, 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

After leaving the business one year earlier, battle-scarred stuntman Colt Seavers springs back into action when the star of a big studio movie suddenly disappears. As the mystery surrounding the missing actor deepens, Colt soon finds himself ensnared in a sinister plot that pushes him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt. Rated PG-13, 2 hr 5 min


Farmer’s Market

Saturday • June 1 • 8:00 – Noon
Monumental Park (next to the library)


Touch-A-Truck

Saturday • June 1 • 10:00 – Noon
Outside the Winterset Public Library


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Ladies Tea Party

Saturday • June 1 • 1:00pm
Madison County Historical Complex

Spend an afternoon enjoying Victorian Ladies Tea at the Madison County Historical Complex Lounge! Gather all of your ladies, of any age, to enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets, lawn games, sidewalk chalk and bubbles, photo opportunities and a tour of the 2024 museum exhibits and historic Bevington Mansion. Space is limited! Register today: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/ladiestea2024


Tending Iowa’s Land: A Community Discussion

Sunday • June 2 • 3:00 – 5:00
1157 Prairieview Ave, Van Meter

Featured essayist Kathy Woida, PhD, will be the guest at this facilitated discussion focusing on the “Soil” section of the book, Tending Iowa’s Land.

This is the second of four community discussions around the book, edited by Cornelia F. Mutel. In a straightforward and friendly style, Iowa’s premier scientists consider what has happened to our land and outline viable solutions, that benefit agriculture as well as our human and wildlife residents. Each discussion will feature a contributing author from the book.

The program is free and no registration required; a hike will follow. Books can be found at Winterset Public Library and Brick Roads Books in Winterset.

This community collaboration includes For Lands Sake, Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, Brick Roads Books, Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education, Winterset Public Library, and is sponsored by Winterset Vet.

Questions? Would you like to support this effort? Email Jessie Lowry at jlowry@madisoncounty.iowa.gov or call 515-462-3536


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Next Week



Madison County Music Co.

Summer Session start on June 3rd!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday • June 5 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at The Iowa Theater

Harrison Ford is on-screen star during Way Back Wednesdays in June, starting with his iconic character Indiana Jones and the first film in the franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark—the one with the Ark of the Covenant and the Nazis…and probably some snakes! 1981, PG, 1 hr 55 min


Iowa Quilt Festival

June 5-8
Airing of the Quilts on June 8

Winterset will host quilters from around the country next week during the Iowa Quilt Festival. The first three days consist of classes, workshops, retreats and special events geared toward quilters. Then on Saturday, June 8th, our enchanting town undergoes a stunning transformation into an art gallery adorned with quilts gracing the iconic Covered Bridges of Madison County, churches, and historic buildings.


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Yoga in the Park

Saturday • June 8 • 9:00am
Winterset City Park

Yoga is a great way to start off your day. Join Selena from Nadi Yoga Company at the park for a yoga session.


Fishing Weekend

Saturday • June 8 • 1:30pm
Cedar Lake

Head out for a fishing weekend at Cedar Lake. There will be hotdogs for everyone provided by Flourish Chiropractic. Use this link to register today: https://tinyurl.com/2wj4rusp


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Planning Ahead!

Winterset Stage Camps

Four Options!

The Winterset Stage has announced their summer lineup of education programs and there’s a variety of programs to fit your schedule this summer. Scholarships are also available for these programs. Find all the details, and the scholarship application, on The Winterset Stage’s website.


Winterset Ballet & Dance

Summer camps are not only fun for current dancers, but also great way for children who don’t currently take dance lessons to try it out. Winterset Ballet and Dance is offering a wide variety of classes for ages 2-10.

Twinkle Bear’s Storybook Adventures
Ages 2,3 – June 11-13-10:00-10:30, $20/day
This camp is a perfect way to introduce little ones to dance in a fun way with dance incorporated into a storybook adventure.

Princess Magic Dance Camp
PreK/Kindergarten – June 10-14 – 10:00-12:00, $150 for the full week
Learn ballet, tap, and jazz routines to favorite songs! Crafts and snacks are provided each day.

Dollhouse Dream Dance Camp!
1st-5th grade – June 10-14-12:30-2:30 – $150 for the full week
Think Pink! Dancers learn ballet, jazz, and hip-hop routines to favorite songs like “Pink” and “Dance the Night” and more! Crafts and snacks provided.

For details about all these and their other summer opportunities go to the Winterset Ballet & Dance website


History on the Hill o’ Beans

Tuesday • June 11 • 9:00am
Madison County Historical Complex


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WASC & Menace Soccer Camp

June 17-20 • 6:00-8:00pm
Winterset Area Soccer Club

Sign up for this summer soccer camp at: https://menacesoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/425129665


Winterset Art Center


Adult Summer Pickleball

Spend your Sunday evenings playing some pickleball this summer! Grab your doubles partner and get registered today.


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American State Bank
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Graham’s Game Café
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
Madison County Music Co.
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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