Thursday, January 22, 2015

Weekend in Winterset, Jan. 22-25

Who's ready for the weekend?! Let's get started a little early with tonight's Chamber banquet at the Jackson Building, starting at 5:30. This is always a fun event, and I look forward to it every year. The food is being provided by the incredibly talented kitchen crew at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Thank you to the Chamber for all they provide to member businesses, visitors, and citizens of Madison County!
Also, please note that the Winterset Library's evening book discussion tonight at 7:00 is being held at the middle school library, due to ongoing repairs. The book is "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion, and the discussion is free and open to the public.

Don't stay out too late at the banquet, because tomorrow morning's Chamber Coffee is still on, meeting at 8:15 a.m. at Scot Clark's Farm Bureau Financial Services office at 1303 N. 6th Avenue.

Doesn't that make you long for warmer days?
On Friday night there's the much anticipated return of "Open Mic Night" at The Winterset Stage at 7:00 p.m., with one lucky act taking home the top prize of $50, as determined by the voting audience. This is a great opportunity for family entertainment, with lots of variety!

Here's the lineup of talent for the evening... who do you think will walk away with the prize?

John O'Neal will sing and play "She's Got a Way" 
Katie Barnes, Emiliegh Wier, and Gracie Daniels: hip hop trio dance to "Mission"
Sabrina Allen and Maggie Bonecher will sing and play "Older" 
Anna Stanbro and Bella Barrett (so cute!) will play piano and violin
Lindsey Marie and Adam Wilkinson will sing "Say Something"
Julie Rodish-Reed, Carla Vasey, Jason Stanbro, and Lydia Reed will do cutting from the original musical "Faking Normal - Plunk You"
Garrett McFarland will play "Hide Away" by Freddy King on guitar
Olivia Holt will sing an original song, "My Life As A Farmer"
Allison Scott will tell jokes
Cheryl Miller will sing "Tenderly"        
Megan, Jon, Bella, and Graham Barrett will perform "Love Is An Open Door"
Lane Hall and Kayla Barnes will do a lyrical duet dance to "People Help the People"
Barton Janke will perform an original song, "One-Sided"
Alexis Davis and Paige Wickmann will provide a Tae Kwon Do performance
Chris McGovern and Julian Castillo will sing
Brooklyn Price will sing
Claire Terhaar will play the Paraguyon harp
Lance Bird will sing and play "Mad World"
Grace Daniels will Irish clog dance to "Celtic Mist"
Noah Hochstetler will sing and play
and Abe Miller will play "In A sentimental Mood" on the sax.

On Saturday morning, the Winterset Library's popular cooking demonstration series, "Cooking With Annie," is returning from its hiatus and will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10:00. Registration is recommended, but not required, by calling 462-1731.

And also on Saturday evening, the movie "The Boxtrolls" (PG) is playing at the Iowa Theater at 7:00, one show only. It is a family film that has been Academy-Award nominated for best animated feature film of the year.

That's all for this weekend, but remember to mark your calendar for Monday's Annual Banquet of the Madison County Cattlemen's Association, starting at 5:30 at the Jackson Building. There will be free ribeye steak, the crowning of the Beef Queen, entertainment by cowboy poet Don Schauda, and a 4-H Trophy Auction to support the 4-H youth exhibitors.

Have a great weekend in Winterset!