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Events and Activities

Reminder: Vinton Unlimited Annual Meeting is Wednesday evening

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 5:37pm February 8th, 2016 · 13 hours ago
All members and the public are encouraged to attend Vinton Unlimited’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 10. We will briefly recap 2015 and share our exciting outlook for 2016. Social hour will begin at 6:30pm and we will conclude with a short program starting at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the basement of Farmers Savings Bank.

PEO Chapter HG to meet Feb. 8

By Vinton Today · 10:19am February 6th, 2016
P.E.O. Chapter HG will meet at Windsor Manor on Monday, Feb. 8th, at 7:30 P.M. Please bring a small gift for our special friend.

Marc & Brandi Janssen to perform at Farmers Mercantile Hall February 20

By Nick Fisher · 7:17am February 3rd, 2016
Please join us for an evening of musical entertainment Saturday, February 20th at Farmers Mercantile Hall featuring Marc & Brandi Janssen. Described as “Two of Iowa’s best roots musicians” by The Bucktown Revue, Marc & Brandi Janssen play traditional American music. Moving seamlessly between old-time, bluegrass, and country music, the Janssens feature rare old fiddle tunes, driving banjo numbers, early bluegrass songs, and country duets.

Hoops Against Hunger: Friday fund-raiser for Operation Backpack

By Vinton Today · 5:24pm February 2nd, 2016
By Emily H-V, Hannah H, and Jenna L We are excited to announce our first ever HOOPS AGAINST HUNGER HALFTIME CHALLENGE this FRIDAY (February 5th) during the Varsity Boys Basketball Game against Benton Community. Raffle tickets will be sold at the door starting at 4:00 and will be $1 per ticket or $5 for 6.

Shellsburg’s Winter Family Fun Night

By Nancy Thorkildson · 12:15pm February 1st, 2016
When: Thursday, February 11th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Shellsburg American Legion What: Activity stations for kids including “bag toss” game, craft table, candy bar bingo, and possibly a dog to read to! There will be adult coloring for the parents and a free meal for all family members.

PEO MZ to meet at library, Feb. 8

By Vinton Today · 8:14am January 28th, 2016
P.E.O. chapter MZ will meet at the Vinton Public Library on Monday, Feb. 8, at 1:30. Note change in meeting place.

VPRD Bingo takes place this Sunday

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 4:35pm January 25th, 2016
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is excited about hosting another great season of BINGO at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center. Our first event date is this Sunday, January 31 from 5-7 PM and the other two will take place on February 21 and March 20. The best part is that it is a completely free event as well! The last several years we have had a tremendous turnout with participants ranging in age from 2 all the way through 100! So needless to say, this is an all ages event and everyone is welcome to attend.

VS bands soup supper set for tonight

By V-S Community School District · 1:36pm January 22nd, 2016
The Annual Vinton-Shellsburg Bands Annual Soup Supper takes place this evening at the VSHS Cafeteria, before the Viking basketball games vs. South Tama. The menu includes chili and chicken noodle soup and assorted desserts, milk or coffee. The Cost is $6 but free for children age 5 and under.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday January 25

By Kristie Davis · 2:20pm January 12th, 2016
The Vinton Community Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, January 25, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activity Center. For an appointment contact Kristie at 472-4292 or davcdavis@q.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

Benton County Historical Society begins Major Fundraising Campaign

By Rosemary Schwartz · 2:14pm January 12th, 2016
This past fall, the Benton County Historical Society, (BCHS), commissioned a professional assessment of the current repairs and maintenance projects and also looked forward to the next 5 years of needs for the Society’s three properties. Each of the properties, the Ray House, Horridge House, and Vinton 533Depot are over 100 years old and with that age comes maintenance costs that require ongoing attention to maintain the integrity of the structures.

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