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Sportsmen's Night Out set for Oct. 4 at Oak Grove Church

By Oak Grove Church · 7:41am August 26th, 2015
Oak Grove Church is excited to host a "Sportsmen's Night Out" , serving a full course ribeye steak meal on Sunday October 4 at 6 p.m. Merchant's Grilling will be doing the steaks. We have a inspiring evening planned for the men including the main speaker John Karrick ; US Navy Submarine Veteran, Baptist Preacher, African Missionary, Iowa Traditional Bow Hunter.

Fundraiser to help Feed the World, Tonight, Wednesday, August 26

By Vinton Today · 7:30am August 26th, 2015
Vinton Feeds the World, Wednesday, August 26, from 5-7 p.m. A pasta dinner with marinara or alfredo sauce & garlic bread will be held. This event is sponsored by Pizza Hut and Thrivent. Salads and desserts will be provided by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Vinton Presbyterian Church and Blessed Hope Church.

Boomfest Schedule includes vendors, inflatables, art show, entertainment

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 11:34am August 24th, 2015
Below is the schedule for the 6th Annual Boom-Fest this Saturday, Aug 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Vinton: 9am Kiwanis ‘Bring the Noise’ 5k Run/Walk: 2nd Avenue near courthouse. 10am-4pm Arts, Crafts & Repurposed Treasures & Farmers Market Vendors on 4th Street – OVER 50 VENDORS! Food Vendors DNR Mobile Museum 11am-3pm FREE Kids Inflatable Activities Loony Balloonies Call the Vinton Unlimited office at 319-472-3955 or email Melissa at melissa@vintonia.

Fall Blow-Out: VS athletes invite community as sports season begins

By V-S Community School District · 10:55am August 21st, 2015
Join us on Friday, August 21, as we kick-off a new school year and fall sports season at our annual Fall Sports Blowout. The schedule of events is as follows: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - 9th/10th Volleyball Scrimmage - High School Gym 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. - Varsity Volleyball Scrimmage - High School Gym 5:00 - 5:30 p.

Annual Progressive Farm Safety Day set for Sept. 20

By Benton County Extension · 9:46am August 20th, 2015
A safety day for any Benton County student in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade is being planned for Saturday, September 19. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton. The Benton County Extension Service in conjunction with Progressive Agriculture, Benton County Farm Bureau, Vinton-Shellsburg FFA, Belle Plaine FFA, Benton Community FFA, Unity Point Clinic (Vinton & Shellsburg Family Practice), and Benton County beef, pork and dairy commodity groups are sponsoring the event.

Windsor Manor plans National Dog day event, photo contest

By Vinton Today · 6:00pm August 19th, 2015
On National Dog Day, next Wednesday, Aug. 26, Windsor Manor employees and residents will celebrate with a foot-long hot dog dinner. The facility's managers also invite area residents to enter a picture of their dog in a "cutest dog" photo contest. Staff will be serving foot-long hot dogs with all the fixins’, chips, fruit, drinks and of course, dessert.

Coloring book fund-raiser for arts guild to take place during art fest

By Vinton Today · 9:28pm August 18th, 2015
Representatives from the Cedar Rapdis Barnes & Noble book store will be selling coloring books and more as part of the Vinton Guild of the Fine Arts show in Celebration Park on August 29. Coloring is a great, relaxing way to be creative with a calming, meditative effect. Stop by to purchase your coloring books, colored pencils, and pens and support the beautification of our community, as Barnes & Noble will be donating a percentage of each purchase to the Art Guild.

VPRD 2-person best shot golf meet set for Aug. 29

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 11:54am August 18th, 2015
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will once again be hosting its annual Two-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 29th. This 18-hole tournament will take place at the Vinton Country Club and costs $60 per team. This fee includes green fees, flight prizes, stake prizes, lunch and a grab bag.

Jake's Day event offers free lessons on archery, firearms for children

By Vinton Today · 12:33pm August 17th, 2015
The Blue Creek Springtime Monarches are sponsoring a Jake's Day training event to help youngsters age 17 and under to learn to safely use archery and firearms. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Red Cedar Izaak Walton site north of Vinton. Activities and lessons will continue until 3-3:30 p.

Urbana Big Days set for this weekend

By Vinton Today · 10:39am August 17th, 2015
Below is Urbana Big Days event schedule: Urbana Big Days 2015 Friday, August 21st 2015 6:00 PM-?? Softball Tourney (school house) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hot dog eating contest 6:00 PM -?? Legion & Lions Food 6:00 - ?? BINGO 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Zach Freedom Band Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 10:00 AM Parade 11:00 AM - ?? Legion & Lions Food 11:00 AM Softball Tourney resumes 11:00 AM Granny Basketball 11:00 AM Kids “Money Find Game” 11:30 AM sign up for Bags Tou...

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