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Hall of Famers to perform in Vinton tonight; free concert at Celebration Park

By Dean Close · 10:00am May 30th, 2015 · 6 hours ago
When the Taste of Vinton wraps up this evening with the free blues concert at Celebration Park, the audience will be hearing from two Hall of Fame musicians. The Craig Erickson Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Erickson has been a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame since 2006. He and Tom Giblin, another Iowa Blues Hall of Fame honoree, have been playing together for nearly 20 years, although they originally met as teenagers.

Cooling Dancers to present 25th annual recital Saturday

By Joan Cooling Noeller · 2:28pm May 28th, 2015
The Cooling Dancers of Vinton will present their 25th Annual Recital “Up Up and Away We Dance!” this Saturday and Sunday at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium. The event will feature hundreds of young dancers, ages 3 to 18, as well as five groups of “Daddy Daughter” duos in performances throughout the weekend.

Taste of Vinton this Saturday!

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 10:56am May 28th, 2015
Vinton Unlimited is excited to host A Taste of Vinton this Saturday, May 30th. Begin your Taste of Vinton journey at Celebration Park where you will check-in, receive your passport & other goodies. You will then travel throughout the Vinton community sampling a variety of products including beer, wine, ice cream, desserts and dips, all available for purchase right here in our community! Taste of Vinton stops include Fareway, Cameron’s, Henkle Creek, The Hope Chest, L Marie Boutique, Rabe Hardware, Clingman Pharmacy, Tootsie&rsquo...

Taste of Vinton takes place Saturday

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 8:47am May 28th, 2015
Vinton Unlimited is excited to host the ‘Taste of Vinton’ for the 3rd year. The experience begins at Celebration Park where you will check-in, receive your passport and other information. You will then travel through the Vinton community sampling a variety of products while comparing notes and learning about each selection by our experts! Each sample item is available for purchase right in Vinton! The event will end with a FREE concert in Celebration Park by the Craig Erickson Band! Don’t forget your lawn chairs! P...

Meeting reminder for food vendors during RAGBRAI

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 12:28pm May 26th, 2015
Brenda Corey, Environmental Health Officer with the Black Hawk County Health Department will be in Vinton on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30pm in the basement in Farmers Savings Bank to answer any questions about the required food permit needed for all RAGBRAI vendors. Anybody may attend this meeting and attendance does not obligate your organization to a RAGBRAI booth.

Amateur radio operators from the Cedar Valley Amateur club, Eastern Iowa DX association and the Rockwell Collins Amateur Radio Club will be joining forces to participate in an international practice emergency communications event termed Field Day 2015 June 27 & 28 at Faye Clark Park in Hiawatha. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary amateur radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio.

Summer Educational Opportunity for Elementary Students

By Megan Hesson · 7:47am May 22nd, 2015
[VIDEO] Have you heard the phrase, "if you don’t use it, you lose it?" Don’t let this happen to your child’s education this summer! "CSI: Vinton" is a fantastic opportunity to keep your children’s academic skills alive during the summer. Christian Summer Institute (CSI) is OPEN TO ALL children entering 1st-5th grade and is a Christ-focused and educational setting.

Blood Drive, June 10

By 4th St. Diner · 7:43am May 22nd, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg Health Careers classes blood drive, it is June 10th from 1:00pm-6:00pm in the middle school commons. For more information, email: amandab82498@gmail.com

Vinton Garden Club Minutes

By Joyce Bratten · 12:29pm May 21st, 2015
VINTON GARDEN CLUB APRIL 29, 2015 The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Club, Inc., District II and Central Region met at 1:00 pm, April 29th, 2015 at Luanna Hawkins home. Our speaker was David Gates, he gave a interesting talk on the “care and planting of bulbs, tulips, dahlias, glads, calla lilies etc.

Player Piano Party at CP Museum June 7

By Rich Hannen · 6:49pm May 12th, 2015
The Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum will open for the season Sunday, June 7, with a free Player Piano Party from 2 to 4. Refreshments will be served. The expanded “Home Front—the Forties” special exhibit will be on view. Guests may play the 1923 player piano themselves and also listen to local pianist Jeanette Elgin play.

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