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Summer Webinar Series Offered for Master Gardeners & General Public

By Benton County Extension · 5:05pm May 26th, 2016
Three part series provides information on shade, trees and native garden insects Vinton, Iowa – The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a summer webinar series in 2016. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects.

Friends of 4-H Pie Auction

By Benton County Extension · 11:36am May 26th, 2016
Friends of 4-H is a committee that was created by the Benton County Extension Council in June of 2015. Its purpose is to fundraise and provide scholarships for the youth enrolled in Benton County 4-H. It is the Council's hope that the additional monies provided will encourage Benton County 4-H youth to attend summer camps, conferences and programs at the local, state and national levels, Friends of 4-H started off by having pie auctions at the Benton County Fair during the livestock shows.

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Vinton

By Dean Close · 10:08am May 25th, 2016
Weather permitting, the Memorial Day ceremonies will take place in Vinton at their traditional times and locations. 8:00AM: Military Honors at Maplewood Cemetery. 8:15AM Military Honors at St Mary's Cemetery. 8:30AM Military Honors at Evergreen Cemetery (by the Civil War Monument). 10:00AM March to the Cedar River Bridge, and tribute to Navy veterans.

College savings event set for tonight at VSHS; chance to win $1,000

By Vinton Today · 2:14am May 25th, 2016
Wilson-Hite Insurance and College Savings Iowa are sponsoring an informational meeting on the Iowa 529 College Savings Plan. The event takes place tonight, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School auditorium. Participating families will learn about the benefits of using a 529 savings plan to help prepare for future education expenses, and learn how to register for a $1,000 giveaway and how to receive a $10 boost to a newly established account.

Bear Creek Church open house, Memorial Day service planned

By Dean Close · 2:14am May 25th, 2016
The Bear Creek Church Open House will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the historic church on 26th Avenue south of Brandon. A historical book will be on display and available for visitors to read. On Memorial Day, the continental breakfast including coffee, juice and rolss will begin at 7:30 a.

Swilling & Quilting class set for June 29

By Sarah Kreutner · 2:12am May 25th, 2016
Quilling Class – Barb Campbell will hold a “Swilling & Quilling” class on June 29th, 6:30 - 8:30. Bring an adult beverage and try this fun and delicate paper art! The class costs $15 for Vinton Guild of Fine Arts members, $20 for non-members. Classes are held at the Vinton Guild of Fine Arts’ Old School Studio, Rm.

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts plans fun meeting, Cork & Canvas classes

By Sarah Kreutner · 3:51pm May 23rd, 2016
The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts will hold their June Fun Meeting June 7th at 6:00 p.m., at the Old School Studio. Gloria Orcutt plans to teach rock painting. Come to see the new studio, find out about upcoming events, and create! The meeting is free for Guild members, $5 for non-members. The meeting will be held at the Guild’s Old School Studio, Rm.

Women, Food and Agriculture Network Presentation for Women Landowners June 1

By Karen Phelps, Naturalist BCCB · 1:28pm May 23rd, 2016
Women who own or manage farmland in Benton and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, June 1st at the Nature Center, 5718 20th Avenue Dr. Vinton, Iowa. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network and coordinated by your local Benton County Conservation Board and NRCS, is called Women Caring for the LandSM.

Player Piano Party to open Center Point Depot Museum season, June 5

By Rich Hannen · 3:27am May 18th, 2016
At its April 28, 2016, meeting the Center Point Historical Society planned its annual Player Piano Party to open the Depot Museum for the season. The theme for this year and next is “The Fifties and Sixties.” The free party will be from 2 to 4 Sunday, June 5, with piano music by Jeanette Elgin, a “Show and Shine” in the parking lot by the All Iowa Mustang Club, and a chance for everyone to play the 1923 restored player piano.

Learn about College Savings

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · 1:16pm May 16th, 2016
It's never to early to start saving for your student's future. On Wednesday, May 25th, all parents are invited to attend a session on learning more about how to save for college through a program sponsored by the state of Iowa. Wilson-Hite is bringing in a speaker from the state to share information.

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