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Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew in Vinton July 29-30th

By Brad Barker · 2:32pm July 28th, 2016 · 18 hours ago
The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Vinton on July 29th and 30th to talk trails, teach proper trail building technique and spend quality time digging in the dirt. This visit is one of about 40 stops on the 2016 nationwide tour and everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events at no cost.

Annual Shellsburg Lions Golf Cart Gala August 13

By Ed Shaeffer · 12:27pm July 28th, 2016 · 20 hours ago
Please be sure to mark your calendar for the 1st Annual Shellsburg Lions Golf Cart Gala on Aug 13. The Shellsburg Lions along with Pearl St Social Club and Coops Roadhouse are sponsoring a parade of golf carts (decorated or not) and ANY OTHER entries. The parade starts at 5:00 pm from the school and the street dance at 7:00 pm.

American Legion raises funds for the Benton Co. Freedom Rock Saturday, July 30

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 3:45pm July 27th, 2016
WHO: The Vinton American Legion WHAT: Burgers and Brats Fry WHERE: Fareway's Parking Lot WHEN: Saturday July 30th, 11:00 to 2:00 COST: Freewill Donation In addition to burgers and brats we will be serving potato chips and lemonade. All proceeds go to the Benton County Freedom Rock

Craig Erickson and band to perform August 11 at Celebration Park

By Vinton Today · 7:30pm July 25th, 2016
John Yundt and Jon Clingman – two Vinton area businessmen and music lovers from the 1960’s and 1970’s, thought it would be nice to bring an Iowa musician to Vinton to perform for the public. Craig Erickson and his band will perform at no cost to the community on Thursday August 11, 2016 from 7-10 p.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Aug. 8

By Vinton Today · 10:29am July 25th, 2016
Breast Cancer Survivors Will meet Monday August 8 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation at Windsor Manor in the dining room. Fiver dollar donation for the meal. Reservations not required.

Sweet Corn Fundraiser to sponsor in town Missions projects

By Vinton Today · 10:22pm July 24th, 2016
Blessed Hope Church will be holding their annual Sweetcorn Sale at Hummel Park featuring the Lutz Farm Sweetcorn...the park is located across from McDowell's. Corn will be $4 for a baker's dozen, funds go to sponsor the in town missions projects. Corn will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 9:00 a.

32nd Annual Vinton Cruise set for tomorrow

By Dean Close · 9:37am July 22nd, 2016
The 32nd Annual Vinton Cruise will take place tomorrow, July 23. Hundreds of vehicles from all over Iowa and beyond are expected. Owners will begin arriving at around 3 p.m. when registration begins. The cruise will begin at 7 p.m. See the event Facebook page HERE.

Waterball at night: Vinton Fire Department event set for Friday

By Dean Close · 7:51pm July 21st, 2016
Vinton firefighter Dennis Bramow is organizing the Vinton Fire Department's first-ever "Waterball at Night" event. The contests will take place on 4th Street, in front of the Benton County Courthouse. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.; the contests begin at 7. The public is invited to come watch.

The Blue Creek Blue Creek Springtime Monarchs (an affiliate of the National Wild Turkey Foundation) is inviting all area youth to its annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) Day at the Izaak Walton League facility north of Vinton. Children age 17 and under are invited to this free event on Saturday, Aug.

Benton County Conservation 5K, Saturday July 23

By Megan Jorgensen · 4:11pm July 19th, 2016
Benton County Conservation is hosting a 5K trail run/walk on Saturday, July 23rd at 8:00 am. Registration for the race is $25! The race will begin at the Nature Center, and will end at Rodgers Park. To register, please contact Scott Bahmann via email at sbahmann@bentoncountyparks.com, or via phone at 319-560-9803.

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