Weekend in Winterset • January 14

Great Acts by Great Citizens

Optimist Scholarship Presentation

Stuart Hoven, president of the Winterset Optimist Club, recently presented $1,000 scholarships to Natalie Drake and Marlie McDonald on behalf of the club. Superintendent Justin Gross (right) is also a member. I always delight in the acts of our local service organizations and the way they support our community; especially its young people.


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This Weekend

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – FREE SCREENING!

Friday • January 14 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

With support from the Madison County Women’s Giving Circle, admission to this screening is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item. All donated items will be delivered to MATURA of Madison County.


American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story

Friday & Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The inspirational true story of Iowa native Kurt Warner, who overcomes years of challenges and setbacks to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl Champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. Just when his dreams seem all but out of his reach, it’s only with the support of his wife, Brenda, and the encouragement of his family, coaches and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. PG, 1hr 52 min


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Next Week

Here Comes the Sun Gallery Walk

Wednesday • January 19th • 4:00pm
Iowa Quilt Museum

The current exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum is titled, Here Comes the Sun, and is a celebration of the color orange. The exhibit was curated for the IQM by San Francisco-based quilter, collector, and lecturer Joe Cunningham. On January 19th, visitors have the opportunity to get a personal tour from Mr. Cunningham, and hear the interesting stories behind the quilts. Tickets are $10 per person, and a light reception will follow the gallery walk from 5:30 to 6:30.


Welcome to Winterset Gathering

I think that one of the highest praises for our community is the way in which citizens seek out ways to be in service to one another and create opportunities for others. And here’s another example of it!

A group of Winterset Citizens decided to put together a “Welcome to Winterset” effort to encourage friendship-building and community assimilation. They brought the idea to our library team and, voila!, it’s happening! It will, primarily, be a social event, but will also be used to share important community information as well. Despite it being entitled Welcome to Winterset, it is certainly not limited to only Winterset residents.

The first iteration of this event will take place Thursday, January 20th, at 7:00 pm at the Winterset Public Library meeting room. All ages, all types are welcome! No cost, no obligation, just your time and desire to enjoy your Madison County experience a little more through developing friendships and fostering support for each other. It is the plan that this becomes a monthly meeting to encourage continued friendship building. 

What this isn’t is an effort to sign you up for anything, sell you anything, encourage you to do anything, join anything, vote some way or another, go to this church or that church, or any other activity. Just come enjoy coffee, snacks and friendly, welcoming conversation at the Winterset Public Library on Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 pm!


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Last Chance to Register

Frosty Balls Kickball Tournament

January 29 & 30 • Register by January 16
Winterset Parks & Recreation with 1st Down Brewing Co.

Embrace the Iowa winter during this First Annual Adult Kickball Tournament. Registration is $50 for teams of 8-10 (half men, half women). All participants will get a BOGO coupon that can be redeemed at 1st Down Brewing Co. between games.


Adult Coed Volleyball League

Wednesday Evenings • January 26 – March 23
Winterset Junior High Gym

The registration deadline is January 16th for this winter’s adult coed volleyball league. Teams are made of six players (3 men, 3 women) ages 18+. After 8 weeks of regular season play, starting on January 26th, the season will conclude with a league tournament. Fee is $130 per team.


Planning Ahead

Mother/Son Nerf Wars

Saturday • February 5th • 1:00 – 2:30 pm (grades K-2) AND 2:30 – 4:00pm (grades 3-6)
Registration Deadline, January 24
Winterset Elementary Gym

Get ready for a battle royale takeover in Winterset! Mothers vs Sons, Sons vs Mothers, who will reign supreme in the Mother vs Son Nerf War?! Enjoy various games, target practice, obstacles, and battles.


Father/Daughter Dance

Friday • February 11th • 6:00 – 8:00pm
Registration Deadline, January 31
Jackson Building

Fathers and Daughters escape to a Winter Wonderland! The night will start with a feast of snacks and goodies for party goers followed by music where the rhythm will surely get everyone on the dance floor! PS, register the father for the event, not the child.


Trivia Night

Friday • February 12 • 6:00pm
Jackson Building • Winterset Community Education Foundation

Round-up a team of your favorite people, or join individually, for this fundraiser to support the Winterset Community Education Foundation. Either way, it’s sure to be a fun night out for a great cause! All money raised will go towards funding valuable classroom enhancements, scholarships, and other enrichment across items for our school district.


Spring Soccer Registration

Deadline January 31

I know it is hard to think about soccer in December but the deadline to register for the spring season is January 31st. Divisions start as young as U6!



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