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Paranormal Group to present depot findings, Oct. 25

By Rosemary Schwartz, BCHS · 9:57am October 22nd, 2014
Come to the Ray House on Saturday, October 25 if you dare!!! The Eastern Iowa Paranormal Group will be presenting their findings from overnight stays at the Ray House, Vinton Depot and Horridge House. The spooky event starts at 6:30 pm. Space is limited -- please email bentoncohistorical@gmail.

TTT will be hosting a Book Fair Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-7pm. Attached is a flyer about the fundraiser and free events. When a person says TTT at checkout for purchases at Barnes & Noble Cedar Rapids, TTT Vinton Chapter DM will receive a percentage of the net sales.

VPRD plans variety of Halloween events

By Brad Barker · 7:36pm October 21st, 2014
Something is spooky in the air and we want to celebrate it! This weekend, the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will play host to a number of frightenly-fun Halloween-themed events. - The Kid’s Downtown Spooktacular Day on Saturday, October 25th will have your costumed children participating in a number of Halloween-themed games and pumpkin decorating before they head out on a costume trick-or-treating parade through Vinton’s downtown businesses.

'Crafted with Love' sale to raise funds for Gifts of Hope, Oct. 25

By Vinton Today · 7:16pm October 21st, 2014
Windsor Manor will host the 6th Annual Crafted with Love Open House on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 1-4pm. The event includes local vendors selling arts and crafts, and a bake sale. Proceeds from craft and bake sale go to support the Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation Gifts of Hope program which offers funding to area women for breast cancer screening.

Reception to honor Pastor Bob Gaston's ordination

By Julie Hansen · 11:42pm October 19th, 2014
The public in invited to a reception honoring Pastor Bob Gaston of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, Vinton. He was ordained into the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel on October 14, 2014. Pastor Bob has been the Senior Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship since October, 2012. The reception will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2-4 pm at the church, 1201 C.

Earn a Ham Radio License in one day, class offered in Benton County

By Tim Busch · 11:03pm October 19th, 2014
Earn a ham radio license in ONE DAY! Cost for the class is $99, and includes all books, materials, your FCC test, and your first ham radio! Email BentonCountyIowaHams@yahoo.com with your name, address, & phone to register or for more questions. Class will be held November 8th at the Atkins City Park Pavilion.

Meeting to offer information about 2014 Farm Bill, Nov. 19

By Benton County Extension · 11:12pm October 15th, 2014
Benton County, Iowa – Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.

College Planning meetings to be held at VSHS

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · 4:43pm October 15th, 2014
In conjunction with the College Planning Center, VS-HS will host two seminars for upperclassmen on Monday, October 20: * 6:30 p.m.: Juniors and their parents are invited to a session about selecting the right college, basic financial issues, and other aspects of post secondary education; * 7:30 p.

Reformation Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday October 26

By Ashley Hesson · 7:53pm October 13th, 2014
Reformation Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday October 26 at 10:15-11:15am. Trinity's youth groups will host a breakfast in honor of Reformation Day! Menu items include french toast with a toppings bar, pastries, fruit, and bacon! Come for the worship service at 9:00am, stay for breakfast immediately following, and bring a friend! Admission is free, though a free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to support youth group events.

VPRD Annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale November 1st

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 3:38pm October 13th, 2014
VPRD Annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale to be held November 1st at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center Mark your calendar for this annual event that keeps getting bigger and better. The Vinton Skate & Activity Center will be hosting the annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale from 8:00 a.m.

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