Congratulations to all who won awards at last night’s Madison County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet!
The Winterset Ice Rink, located near the city tennis court and Aquatic Center on West Jefferson Street, re-opened on January 31st and will remain open as the weather permits.
Piece Works Quilt Shop and Ben Franklin are participating in a well-known bi-annual event, the Southern Iowa Shop Hop “Spring Fling,” February 1st through the 3rd. Piece Works is offering a 20% discount on all fabrics cut from the bolt as well as other store specials, door prizes, and free patterns. They’ll also be giving away the pattern for the Posie quilt pictured below. Ben Franklin also has 20% off all bolted fabric through Saturday, February 3rd.
While you’re out shopping for fabric, take note that Saturday, February 3rd is National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor in 2018. If you’re interested in getting involved in this movement with a group or on your own, inquire at Piece Works Quilt Shop, Ben Franklin, or the Iowa Quilt Museum, or contact any member of the Covered Bridge Quilters.
The Winterset Library, who won the Customer Service of the Year award at last night’s Madison County Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet (woo hoo!!) is offering a series of programs in February to help protect consumers. This Saturday’s workshop is on Identity Theft prevention; 10:30 am. Registration is required.
On Saturday night, Covered Bridges Winery — one of two winners of last night’s Business Improvement of the Year award for 2017 — will feature live acoustic music by Sons of Gladys Kravitz from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. (The other winner of that award was The Iowa Theater. I’m telling you — it was a good night!) Note that tickets to the Tony Valdez and Don Jaques event on February 17th are now sold out.
And speaking of The Iowa Theater, you can see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) this Friday, Saturday or Sunday, with the 2017 award-winning movie The Shape of Water (R) opening on February 8.
The Winterset Art Center will host a Keepsake Valentines for Adults class on Sunday, February 4th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Join artist Sarah Macht in the gallery for tea and cookies while learning about the history of Valentines. Create two keepsake Valentines from a collage of fabric, lace, trim, buttons, and paper. Class fee is $15 for Winterset Art Center members and $20 for non-members. There will also be a youth-friendly version of this class held on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30 am to Noon. It is recommended for ages 8 and above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Madison County Genealogical Society is offering a program on February 6th at the Winterset Library from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Constructing the Post Office. Winterset resident Shirley Allen will present collected photos from the early 1930s construction of the current Winterset Post Office. Learn about the structure, and also how to date a letter or postcard based on its postage. The Madison County Genealogical Society’s monthly business meeting will follow this presentation. The program is free and open to the public.
Madison County Conservation is hosting and Owl Prowl Program from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on February 8th, starting at Pammel Park Lodge. It will start with a short interpretive program covering the anatomy of an owl and end with a night hike through Pammel Park, where they will do their best to call in one of the park’s resident owls. Pre-registration is requested. To pre-register, contact the conservation board at 515-462-3536 or e-mail email@example.com.
Covered Bridges Winery invites you to join them for an evening of Yoga, Wine & Chocolate on February 9th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The experience will include a relaxing yoga class from 6:30 – 7:30, followed by a guided wine and chocolate pairing. The cost is $25 per person. Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets online. Class will be led by Melissa Walker from Power Life Yoga in Des Moines. Melissa is a 200-hour RYT and has training in vinyasa flow and restorative yoga.
Another Yoga opportunity takes place at the Madison County Historical Museum on Saturday, February 10th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP to Teresa Hoffelmeyer at 515-689-8188 to reserve your space at the Winds of Change Yoga Morning.
Attend the Scam Alert Workshop on February 10th at 10:30 am at the Winterset Library and learn how scammers can find you, what to watch for, tips on how to avoid their tactics, and resources on how to lower your chances of becoming a victim.
On Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Winterset Merchants Group invites you to come in from the cold during the Winterset Chocolate Walk and enjoy decadent chocolate creations while you shop for your Valentine. Participating merchants will offer bite-sized samples, Valentines Day specials, and “sweet” deals!
Learn to make a heart-shaped paperweight from molten glass on Saturday, February 10th in the hot shop at Madhaus Gallery. This is a great introduction to glassblowing and a perfect gift for your Valentine. Reserve your spot, scheduled in half hour increments between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, by calling Robin at 515.707.4309. The cost is $50 per person.
Tickets still remain for the annual Valentine Gala benefit event hosted by Madison County Health Trust Foundation on Saturday, February 10th. Get yours today!
The Northside Cafe has a special limited menu planned for February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Reservations are welcome, but not needed. After dinner, stroll over to The Iowa Theater for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A great date night, right here in town!
If you represent a non-profit organization in Madison County and have an project that needs help with funding, please note that the 2018 grant applications from the Greater Madison County Community Foundation are now available to download and complete at www.madisoncountyfoundatio
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