Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend in Winterset, Feb. 27 - Mar. 1

Hello, Winterset friends! Here's a look at what's happening this weekend in our fair city, which may receive even more snow on Saturday night and Sunday (boooooo.....). Good thing there are a couple of opportunities to warm up around town!

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry season (a.k.a. Lent) is in full swing, and they'll be serving their delicious dinner tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 in the parish hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church. This is an all-you-can-eat situation with your choice of baked or fried fish, several varieties of potatoes, slaw or cottage cheese, dinner rolls, and dessert. My daughter likes to point out that macaroni and cheese and cheese pizza are also available! The price is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids age 12 and under.

And ladies, after you stuff yourself to the gills at the fish fry (pun intended), you have the opportunity to warm up and work off some calories at the Body Drop Party at Kardio Kick Gym. From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tonight, you are invited to attend for two hours of dancing, food, drinks and fun, all in support of the American Lung Association. Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage, and a friend. The gym is at 1018 N. 8th Street, right next to Thornburg Floor Covering. Contact for more information.

Also, if you'd rather watch some dancing than participate, there's a free show this evening by the 2014-15 Competition Team from Amy's School of Dance at the high school auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the Art Center is having its Annual Pancake Day from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., served at the American Legion Hall. They will have pancakes, eggs, sausage, and beverages, along with live music and an art exhibition and sale, for a freewill donation at the door.

Also on Saturday morning, there's a legislative forum open to the public, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Farmers & Merchants State Bank community room. Our state legislators will be there, as well as Congressman David Young.

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, there's a cooking demonstration at the library (yay!), on the theme of "Souped Up Soup Mixes." Registration is recommended, but not required. If you can, give them a call at 46-1731 to let them know you'll be there. These demonstrations are free and open to the public.

On Saturday afternoon, The Snow Queen takes the stage for its second-to-last performance at 1:00 p.m., with $5.00 tickets available at or at the door at The Winterset Stage, 405 E. Madison.

On Saturday evening there's a soup supper at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., with soups, breads and treats made by Heidi's Kitchen (here's the story I wrote about her business last December). The dinner is a benefit to raise funds for a new church sign on the lawn at St. Paul.

Soup supper followed by a movie would make a great family night out, and it just so happens that the Iowa Theater is showing "Big Hero 6" (PG) at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. This won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film of 2014. (I saw it twice -- loved it!)

That's about all for this weekend, but remember there's the Annual Pork Producers' Banquet on Monday night at 6:30 at the Jackson Building. And next weekend, Applehurst will be nudging us into spring: 

What's more, the Chamber is sponsoring a "Peeps Show" contest from March 23rd through April 4th, and inviting the public to participate by making and submitting a Peeps creation for judging, with prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Entry forms are available at the Chamber website and due on March 20th. (Apparently there is a national shortage of Peeps this year, probably due to increased activities such as this, thanks to Pinterest! If you happen to spot some Peeps for sale, get them while you can. It adds a whole extra element to the contest!)

Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen, and have a great weekend in Winterset.