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Events And Activities

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will hold a Food drive Saturday, October 23

The Cub Scouts and the Boy Scout will be holding a Food Drive and will be delivering bags to homes this Saturday and picking them up Saturday, October 23 starting at 9:00 am.All food will then be donated to the Vinton Food Pantry! 

Ready, Set, Glow on October 16

Partnering with the VPRD, the family of Nathan Hesson is organizing a Glow Fun Run on Nathan's Miles Glow Trail on October 16! There will be music, yard games, food trucks and of course, lots of stuff that glows! Kids will run at 6:30 p.m. (from the road at Anderson's Addition to the HS corner), and the adult run begins at 7:30 p.m. (heading north to the Lutheran Home, past Tilford & Marvin Lindsey Fields, then following the trail back to the HS corner).
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Van Horne, Iowa will hold a BEEF & PORK DINNER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021CARRY OUT ONLY from 11 am - 1 pmBeef, BBQ Beef, Pork, BBQ Pork, Cheesy Potato, Green Beans, Dinner Roll & PieTicket: Adults: $10.00 Children 5 - 12: $5.00 Under 5 FREEEVERYONE WELCOME!

North Benton County Ambulance to hold Fall Breakfast October 16

North Benton County AmbulanceNorth Benton Ambulance will hold its Fall Harvest Breakfast on October 16th, 2021 at the American Legion in Vinton.Serving 7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Carry-Outs AvailablePancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Roll, Coffee, Juice or MilkFREE WILL DONATIONS**All proceeds from this fundraiser will help support the North Benton Ambulance Service in providing training opportunities and new equipment to the service.

St. Mary's Urbana Fall Dinner Sunday October 17

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana will hold their Fall Dinner on Sunday October 17. The event will be a Drive-Thru only event. Serving will be from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.Cost: $10 per meal.Menu: Grilled Beef Sandwich, Chicken and Noodles, Baked Beans, Choice of Peach Crisp or Brownie$1.00 Raffle Ticket for chance:1st Prize $150 2nd Prize $1003rd Prize $50 For more info contact Tim or Kris Meier at tpmeier@aol.

Vinton Lions Club will be on hand to kick-off VPRD Fall Festival

Join Vinton Lions Club this Saturday night October 16th for Nathan's Mile Glow Fun Run 5K and kick-off of VPRD Fall Festival! Serving from 5:30 to 9PM, our hand-cut tenderloins, potato bites and funnel cakes! We will be located in the VSHS parking lot.

Shellsburg American Legion Annual Fall Fish Fry October 22

Shellsburg American Legion will hold their Annual Fall Fish Fry on October 22 from 4-8:00 p.m. The event will be curbside pickup or takeout with limited delivery. The meal will be the usual fish, baked potato, coleslaw and cupcake for dessert.Adults and Children $10, 4 and under Free. The Shellsburg American Legion is making a donation toward a new flagpole at the city library which was damaged during the derecho.


Shell Rock grandma Linda Betsinger McCann years ago started writing down Eastern Iowa history stories so her grandkids wouldn't be ignorant of their past. She's never quit writing for them and, luckily, the rest of us can also enjoy them.She'll be at the Center Point Library Community Room Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. doing a free program about her book "Prohibition in Eastern Iowa.

Early Arts Study Club News

Early Arts Study Club will meet Monday, October 18th, at 1:00 PM at the Vinton City Parking lot to go on our fall trip to Urbana.

Toddler Time at the Benton County Nature Center October 15

October 15, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. there will be Toddler Time at the Benton County Nature Center located at 5718 20th Ave. Dr. in Vinton. Put on your costumes and join the fun! This month's Toddler Time will be all about Iowa creepy crawlies. This program is $5 per child and includes a snack.
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