Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekend in Winterset, Mar. 27-29

Here's a look at what's happening this fine weekend in Winterset, a mere week before Easter. Where did March go?

First, stop by the Spring Open House at Pine Creek today until 5:00, or Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00. You can enjoy 25% off all Easter merchandise and spring florals, 50% off all wreaths, gourmet food and beverage samples, and a drawing for three gift certificates in the amounts of $25, $35, and $50.

Since Lent is nearly over and Holy Week is upon us, tonight is the last Knights of Columbus Fish Fry for 2015. Join them tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 at the parish hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church for their "last supper!"

Also this evening, the WHS Theater Department (in partnership with The Winterset Stage) is opening their spring show, "The Almost Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel," at 7:00 p.m at Miller Auditorium. There are two more shows on Saturday, at 2:00 and 7:00. A fun twist on an old fairy tale, this show features Amanda Riley, Mariah Thompson, Nicole Hathaway, Chris McCutchan, Noah Hanson, Sagen Phillips, Bekah Nau, Jane Sible, Shaylon Phillips, Ayden Pugh, Lene Couture, Sabrina Allen, Rachel Riley, Noah Hochstetler, Amanda Ryner, Ethan Christenberry, Sadie Vasey, Gabby Harvey, Kassie Trimble, Allison Snow, Courtney Craig, Max Wangler, Jacob Jenkins, Chance Jenkins, Ally Pickering, Elli Cox, Carson Reed, Konner Wills, Alison Lineweaver, Alexis Alvarez, Autumn Barongan, Linzie Donham, and Sabrina Ham.

On Saturday morning there's a Legislative Forum planned for 9:00 a.m. in the Community Room at Farmers & Merchants State Bank. This event is free and open to the public, and provides an opportunity to visit with our state legislators. You will hear about bills being proposed and debated, and how they could affect Madison County.

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Homefront Real Estate is offering a Home Buyer/Seller Seminar at their office on the square at 67 E. Jefferson. The is a free opportunity to learn about the process of buying or selling a home, and Wayne Martens of Union State Bank will be there to discuss new financing options. Call Sarah at 468-0409 if you'd like to attend.

Also at 10:00 on Saturday, the Library is hosting a "Meat"ball Madness Cooking Demonstration:

Or, at 10:00 on Saturday, check out the class offered by Deb Groth of Groth's Gardens at the ISU Extension Office: "Container Gardens: Secrets for Season Long Blooming." Participants will find out how plant selection and attention to "below the blooms" soil, fertilizer, and watering requirements result in happy, healthy, long-blooming containers. All participants receive a 15% discount coupon to use at Groth's Gardens in the Spring..... which opens April 17th! Call Deb today if you'd like to attend tomorrow's class: 462-4445, or email

Dave and Judy Trask, Mayor Jim and Pamm Olson, and Deb Groth at Groth's Gardens, checking on the progress of this year's hanging baskets for the Winterset square. Coming soon!
In addition to two showings of "The Almost Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel" at 2:00 and 7:00 at Miller Auditorium on Saturday, there's a movie at the Iowa Theater, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (PG-13) at 7:00, for one show only. Next week, they'll be showing The Passion of the Christ and Into the Woods.

The Pheasants Forever banquet and auction is also on Saturday night at 5:30 at the Jackson Building. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to call 515-360-7905 to see if they can squeeze you in for a steak dinner!

That's all for this weekend, but here are a couple of things coming up to note:

Today is the last day to register for Slow Cooker Meals demonstration happening on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, with ISU Extension Specialist Mary Krisco. Call 462-1001 or email to sign up!
Also, be sure to get your tickets for this year's Lion's Show, happening on April 9th and 10th at Miller Auditorium! Contact any Lion's Club member for advance tickets, or purchase them at Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Union State Bank, Ben Franklin, Fareway, Montross Pharmacy, Dickerson Insurance, Covered Bridge Realty, and the Northside Barbershop.

Long-time Lion's Club Member, Mr. Duane Honnold, will be greatly missed at this year's show.
Over 65 young men from ages 4 to 10 attended the Mother Son Dance at Winterset High School on March 24th, organized by the WHS Student Council. All proceeds will help to bring Outreach, Inc. to the community. Here, Dominick Tucker and Wesley McKinney are pictured with their special dates, Amanda Auten and Rachel Eller.

As part of a two-and-a-half year solo cross-country trek called the American Wish Ride, benefitting the Western Wishes organization, Tye Sturgeon and his horse Edward stopped in Madison County last weekend, hosted by Dani Eyerly of Winterset. 

If you're out for a stroll this weekend, check out the entries in the Peeps Show contest now on display in store windows, such as this one at Village Bootery!
Have a great weekend in Winterset, and thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen!