Weekend in Winterset • May 18


Winterset Neighbors Connection

Thursday • May 18 • 7:00pm
Madison County Historical Complex

The monthly Neighbors Connection gathering is a friendly, casual, no stress social opportunity to help Winterset residents “make the most” of living in Madison County. Newcomers—and not-so-newcomers—can learn about what is happening in Madison County, how to finding what you might looking for, and make new friends. All ages are welcome and there is no cost or obligation, just your time and desire to meet people and enjoy snacks and conversation for an hour. The only agenda is to help you know more about Madison County and work together to make our community the best it can be!

The program in May will be from Jared McDonald, director of the Madison County Historical Museum. Jared will share information about the collection and facilities at the historical complex. If you’d like more information, contact Chris Baumgarn at the Library (515.462.1731). See you soon!

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This Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

May 19 & 20 • 7:00pm, May 21 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

This weekend is your last opportunity to catch Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 the Iowa Theater.

Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team to defend the universe and protect one of their own. If the mission is not completely successful, it could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. PG-13, 2 hr 30 min

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Madison County Farmer’s Market

Saturday • May 20 • 8:00am – Noon
Monumental Park

Saturday’s forecast looks absolutely fabulous for a trip to the farmer’s market. Take note that the market has moved to Monumental Park—on the corner of Court and 2nd St, adjacent to the library—during the courthouse construction. At the Madison County Farmer’s Market, shoppers can find handcrafted goods, home made treats, produce, flowers, and more!


Sunday • May 21 • 5:30pm
The Iowa Theater
Sunday Movie Club

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family. 2018, Rated R, 2 hr, 15 min

Sunday Movie Club
Enjoy a curated program of outstanding, off-the-beaten path movies, foreign films, documentaries, and art-house titles every third Sunday of the month. Following each screening, enjoy a short, lively, moderated conversation about film! Become a Sunday Movie Club member! Non-member tickets are $8 each. Members are automatically on the guest list.

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Next Week

Sands of Iwo Jima

Wednesday • May 24 • 7:00pm
Way Back Wednesday at the Iowa Theater

Wednesday kicks off the John Wayne Birthday Celebration at the Iowa Theater.
Keep reading for more details about the rest of the weekend!

Marine Sgt. John Stryker (John Wayne) is despised by his own men for his rough attitude and exhausting training regimen. As the war in the Pacific progresses, though, they begin to respect Stryker’s hard-edged outlook on war and his brutal training methods, as it has helped them prepare for the harsh realities of the battlefield. They’ll need all of Stryker’s battle tactics if they want to survive what will end up being one of the bloodiest engagements of the war: the Battle of Iwo Jima. 1949, Not Rated, 1 hr 49 min

Book Signing with Ilene W. Devlin

Thursday • May 26 • 6:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Winterset-born author, Ilene W. Devlin, will be at the Public Library to talk about her books Cherry Tree Dares, Emma’s World, Truth and Fiction, and The Ripper’s Children.  After her talk she will be selling and signing her books. No registration is required and this event is free and open to all.

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Opening Friday, May 26: Graham’s Game Café

Open Fridays 5:00 – 9:00, Saturdays 3:00 – 7:00
123 W Jefferson
(upstairs of Madison County Music Co, diagonal from post office)

Welcome to our newest sponsor, Graham’s Game Café. This arcade and board game café will be opening their doors Friday, May 26th, and is located in the upstairs of the Madison County Music Co. building—123 W Jefferson, diagonal from the post office. Take the whole family and try out the 8 arcade games, the 2 multicades (with over 3000 games each), or one of over 185 board games. Admission is $7 daily for unlimited play, and food is available for purchase from the snack bar.

John Wayne Movies

Sands of Iwo Jima • Friday, May 26 • 7:00pm
The Green Berets • Saturday, May 27 • 11:00am
In Harm’s Way • Saturday, May 27 • 2:00pm
At the Iowa Theater
As part of the 2023 John Wayne Birthday Celebration: A Salute to the Armed Forces

Breakfast Fly-in

Saturday • May 27 • 8:00am – 11:00
Winterset Municipal Airport, 3405 N 8th Ave

This breakfast fly-in is a fun new addition to this year’s John Wayne Birthday Celebration. The theme of the celebration this year is, “A Salute to the Armed Forces,” and this fly-in will feature vintage military aircraft in addition to the pancake breakfast.

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Make Music This Summer

Registration Open for Summer Lessons & Classes
Madison County Music Co.

Madison County Music Co. is accepting registrations for summer private and group lessons on piano, violin, cello, voice, flute, guitar and ukulele, as well as several classes:

  • Ukulele Summer Camp
  • Music Together Classes (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with a parent or caregiver)
  • Kinder Choir (4 and 5 year olds)
  • Beginning Violin Class (4, 5 and 6 year olds)

Get all the details and register on the Madison County Music Co. website. Summer Session starts June 7th.

Planning Ahead

Iowa Quilt Festival

May 31-June 3
Iowa Quilt Museum & Around

What started five years ago as the “Madison County Airing of the Quilts” has now expanded to the Iowa Quilt Festival. Spanning four days, the event includes classes & events, a quilting retreat and concludes with the Airing of the Quilts on Saturday, June 3rd.

New Programs this Summer
Winterset Parks & Recreation

ACEing Autism helps children with autism to grow, develop, and benefit from social connections and fitness through Tennis. The 4-day program takes place every Saturday in June. Participants receive 1 on 1 instruction, so class size is limited to 4 kids.
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/24f3un52

Professional instructors from Life Time Fitness are coming to Winterset this summer lead Tennis and Pickleball lessons for all ages! Participation in these classes gets you FREE access to the Life Time courts for the summer. 🎾

Youth Tennis: https://tinyurl.com/4d2hvaw5
Adult Tennis: https://tinyurl.com/4yva5d7a
Youth Pickleball: https://tinyurl.com/4d2hvaw5
Adult Pickleball: https://tinyurl.com/4yva5d7a

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from a Hawkeye Legend and former NBA player!
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/4c4hwhjj

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