Monday, April 21, 2014

Of Note This Week, Part 1

Hello, and happy Monday! I am recovering from over-indulgence on Easter ham and scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, jello cake, chocolate eggs, and more. So much more. It always helps to get out and start moving again, and this morning I headed out to Groth's Gardens and Greenhouses for some fresh air and views of stunning spring colors. I'll have more on that visit in a couple of days, but here's a preview, because it's just too pretty to wait.

It is this gorgeous out there everywhere you look!
In the meantime, here are a few other items of note this week:

Today is the opening day of Winterset Little League season, which you can follow by checking the schedules on their website, and this evening at 6:30 p.m., the Covered Bridge Quilters will meet at the Winterset Library for their monthly meeting and a program by Sandy Hoenig, "Name That Quilt." If you're interested in the quilters' meeting but not yet a member, visitors are welcome for $3.00 per meeting ($15.00 membership dues for the year).

On Tuesday, there is a meeting of the Madison County Cares group in the back room of the Sports Page at noon. This is an organization that I didn't realize existed until a few months ago, but it's been active for quite a few years. Led by Chris Nolte of Madison County Health Care System, it began as a desire to shield his (then) Winterset high school student from dangerous drug and alcohol activity. What it has become is a monthly meeting of the minds, where a representative from many health and public service organizations in the county come together to brainstorm and let the others know what their current challenges and initiatives are so that they can support each others' work. If you're interested in public health and safety in Madison County, you're welcome to join them for a working lunch. I have gone to the meeting a few times myself and am amazed by all the work that goes on in service to the people of our county.

Tuesday the 22nd is also Earth Day, and if you'd like to get out and participate, go to Middle River Park at 5:00 to meet with Natural Resource Specialist Steve Pearson. He will lead an effort to remove some invasive plants in the park, and would love to have company. Bring the family and a pair of work gloves and prepare to get dirty. Follow the Madison County Conservation Board to hear about more opportunities to get moving outside this spring and summer.

Did you know that we have Laser Tag here in Winterset on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Sk8n Station, the good old Winterset roller rink at 1120 W. Summit? (so many memories in there!) There are actually two Tuesdays left in their Laser Tag season, the 22nd and 29th. It is open to all ages and teams can come and play together, or singles can be put on a team.

There is enough going on Thursday of this week with CRISP's Pizza for Prevention and a tile making event for the Dream Big Dreams public art project that I will save that for a separate post tomorrow.

Have a great evening!

Looking good at Winterset Elementary today too!