Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekend in Winterset: August 22-24

Back to class, and back to fall activities! The main event on Friday, the 22nd, is the Booster Club's annual "Meet The Huskies" night at McGaffin Field. The Quarterback Club will be serving steak sandwiches starting at 5:00, and the field activities begin at 6:00. The football, cross country, volleyball, and dance teams will be introduced, as well as the band, color guard, cheerleaders, and more. Come out and show your Husky pride!

Harrison's, 1983. I miss the old window-painting days!
This year's Homecoming is set for September 19th.
On Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00, Madhaus Gallery is having a creative fiber event called "More Than Just Wool." Basically, there are a series of seven sampler/introductory classes that will give you a taste of different fiber arts. For just $85 you can participate in all seven, which includes lunch, a weaving demonstration, and all necessary supplies (except that you need to bring your own item to tie-dye). Or, if you'd like to pick and choose, you can attend the classes that interest you and pay for just those (see schedule below). Kids are welcome, as long as there's a parent along. If you know you'd like to go, contact Robin Paul at 515.707.4309 to reserve a space and supplies. If you don't know for sure if you can make it, walk-ins are usually okay too (as long as supplies last). Check out the gallery space up front to see some of the other things you can create at Madhaus Gallery, and watch for upcoming info on another Raku pottery event coming soon.

The Madison County Farmers Market continues on Saturday morning also, from 8:00 to noon.

Follow the Madison County Farmers Market on Facebook for updates on what's fresh and ready!
On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00, The Winterset Stage is hosting an End of Summer Bash at the Madison County Fairgrounds Midway, featuring the band "Hot Tamale and the Red Hots" and several local artists: Scott Lemon, the O'Neal Family, the WCC Worship Team, Jared Faux & Ashton Mount, Maggie Bonecher, Acid in Furs, and Cameron Botting. Tickets are $10 in advance (purchase online at the Winterset Stage Website), or $15 at the door. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be available, or you can bring your own snacks or picnic. Also bring blankets or lawn chairs! The funds will go toward physical improvements and upcoming community events at the Stage.

A great lineup of outdoor entertainment from 1:00 to 5:00 on Saturday at the Fairgrounds!
Our friends at Early Chapel Christian Church in Earlham are spreading the word that everyone is invited to participate in their annual Hog Roast, Saturday night from 5:00 to 7:30. They're at 1440 165th Street. Adults are $8.50 and kids 5-12 are $2.50 (pre-k and under are free), for pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, potato chips, watermelon, sweet corn, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee. A feast!
Then, there's more live music at the wineries on Saturday night, with Exit 113 at Covered Bridges Winery at 6:00, and Brian Congdon at Madison County Winery at 7:00, as well as the Freestyle Band on Sunday at Two Saints Winery from 1:00 to 4:00. And, a new movie uptown at the theater: "Guardian's of the Galaxy" (PG-13), showing at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 on Sunday.

That's all for now, but don't forget to register for Youth Fall Tennis Fun by the 22nd and Youth Flag Football by the 24th. Click here for more information about those programs and other Parks & Rec events!

And, welcome to new sponsor Madison County Health Care System! Register now for their September 20th Kickin' It Up For Health 5K Run/walk, and October 8th for the 3rd Annual Start Somewhere Wa1K.

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