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Opportunity to become a Civil War Reenactor during the Sesquicentennial

By Benton County Historical Society · August 2nd, 2019
CIVIL WAR REENACTORSFREE to the Public. Sponsored by Benton County Historical Society and Vinton Unlimited.Experience the flavor of the Civil War era through:• an authentic Civil War Encampment open to the public• authentic uniforms, dresses, tents and personal camp items• small battles/skirmishes• cannon, rifle and drill demonstrations, using only non-live round black powder• scheduled camp tours• parade participation• displays and demonstrationsSaturday, August 179-5 (and perhaps longer if people are still there) - displays and interaction.

The Price Sisters and their band come to us from Monroe County, Ohio. Inspired by Bill Monroe, twin sisters Lauren (mandolin) and Leanna (fiddle) are creating a lot of excitement in the traditional music world with their unique interpretation of the old Monroe classics. Also influenced by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Hazel Dickens, their vocal harmonies are unsurpassed, strengthened by a bond only siblings can share.

In Depth: Men in Black: International

By Vinton Palace Theatrer · July 22nd, 2019
This week at 7 pm - Men in Black: International. You might join me in wondering, how can they do MIB without Will or Tommy Lee? However, I have to admit, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson who first met on screen in Thor: Ragnarok, have piqued my interested.Long hair, short hair, buff or fat, Thor is my 2nd favorite Avenger.

Rough and Tumble Entertain in Garrison

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 15th, 2019
With a unique blend of talent, instruments and humor, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler entertained a crowd at Farmers Mercantile in Garrison on Sunday afternoon.The two entertained with traditional as well as homemade instruments which included a guitar, and several other things including shakers made out of a wine bottle, glass jugs, floor drums from a suitcase and mailbox, children's instruments including a toy piano.

Center Point to host Vinton Community Band July 13

By Center Point Historical Society · July 7th, 2019
On Saturday, July 13, the Vinton Community Band will hold a concert at 7:00 p.m. at Fross Park. The event is sponsored by the Center Point Historical Society. The band will be playing movie tunes before the city-sponsored free movie.This event is also free.

The Rough & Tumble Americana At Its Best, July 14

By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2019
The Rough and Tumble will be performing at Farmer's Mercantile Hall on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 P.M. in Garrison. The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep-- and as difficult to send home.  The dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, has been hobbling around the country in their 16’ camper since 2015.

New Legacy Project performed at First Christian Church

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 28th, 2019
For those of us that enjoy southern gospel music and were lucky enough to visit First Christian Church on Thursday night, you were thrilled to hear music that was as professional as I've heard in a church for a long time. No, it was as professional as any music that you'd hear anywhere.The group New Legacy Project sang for a couple of hours at the church entertaining and harmonizing to perfection.

Little Vikes Drama Camp to perform Space Pirates this weekend

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 26th, 2019
This weekend the Little Vikes Drama Camp will perform for the public at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School a play called, "Space Pirates." The cast includes a total of 46 children and 7 helpers. Gracie Horst directed the choreography, while Marcy Horst and April Ahrenholz directed the play. In a mere 3 1/2 weeks the cast learned the lines and choreography for this performance.

Public Art Display in Dysart

By Vinton Today · May 21st, 2019
The Vision Dysart Committee is pleased to announce the completion of The Great Dysart Gorge and the Dysart Vortex. The Gorge, a 250' anamorphic illusion that intentionally distorts perspective to give the appearance of dimension is painted on Main Street. The giant Vortex, measuring 50’ long is painted in the intersection of Wilson and Main Streets.

The Middle School Fine Arts Night was held last night at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School. The all-school art show featured artwork from each middle school student. The students are instructed by Mrs. Kari Russler. The Fine Arts Night Concert was held in the middle school gymnasium. Each of the middle school bands and choirs performed to the enjoyment of the audience.

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