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By Rich Hannen · 10:25am May 5th, 2015 · 12 hours ago
One day only sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the Library basement at 720 Main Street. Because of construction, please use the Library’s main entrance. Hard cover books 50 cents, paperbacks a quarter, magazines a dime, DVDs 50 cents and VHS tapes a dime. Friends uses proceeds for Library programming, supplies and equipment.

PEO Chapter MZ will meet Monday, May 11

By JoAnn Schmidt · 7:33pm May 4th, 2015
PEO Chapter MZ will meet Monday, May 11, at 1:30, at the home of Jackie Schoettmer assisted by Brenda Hackbarth.

VS FFA plans plant sales

By Louise Fleming · 10:33am May 1st, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA is conducting two plant sales this month. The first is Friday, May 8th from 3:30-5:00pm; then Saturday, May 9th from 8-11am. The second sale takes plays May 16th from 8-11am. Also open by appointment. We have a selection of vegetables, heirlooms, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and planted pots.

Dan Kaercher will visit Vinton Monday, May 11

By Virginia Holsten · 4:17pm April 30th, 2015
Dan Kaercher is the retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine and host of "Iowa's Simple Pleasures" and other travel-related programs aired on Iowa Public Television and other public television stations nationally. Some cynics deride America’s Heartland as “flyover country”.

Wild edibles: Benton County Conservation plans presentation for May 9

By Benton County Conservation · 9:43am April 30th, 2015
"Wild Edibles; Dandelions & Morels," a presentation by Mike Krebill, Iowa’s "Wild Food Ambassador," will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nature Center as he reveals ways to reduce the bitterness in dandelions and turn them into family and company pleasing food. Bring your personal sack lunch & beverage to supplement dandelion-tomato appetizers, dandelion brats, and the improbable, but delicious, dandelion root ice cream.

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) is rescheduling the luncheon for professional advisors. Originally scheduled on Thursday, May 7 in Vinton, it will now be on Thursday, September 24 in Vinton. The event is an opportunity for professional advisors, including attorneys, CPA’s, CFP’s, trust officers, insurance agents and others, to learn more about BCCF and discuss how working with the Foundation can be part of assisting their clients in meeting their financial and philanthropic goals.

Breast Cancer Survivors Group to meet Tuesday, May 5

By Janet Woodhouse · 9:57am April 28th, 2015
Breast Cancer Survivors Group: May meeting is Tuesday, May 5 at 5:30 in the dining room at Windsor Manor. All survivors from Vinton and area communities are welcome. Free will donations accepted for the meal. For reservations call Angie Tharp 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

VPRD to host Annual Bike Safety Rodeo, Tuesday, May 5

By Matt Boggess, VPRD · 11:40am April 27th, 2015
Vinton Parks and Recreation will be holding our Annual Bike Safety Rodeo to get your kids all prepped and ready for a summer of fun bike riding around town with friends and family. The event will be on Tuesday, May 5th , 2015 in the Vinton Recreation Center Parking Lot. Time of the event is 5pm.

Craig Erickson Band to perform after Taste of Vinton

By Vinton Today · 9:23pm April 25th, 2015
The Taste of Vinton, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th will wind up at Celebration Park for a concert. A concert by The Craig Erickson Band from Cedar Rapids will start at 6:30 p.m. and is free of charge. Clingman Pharmacy is sponsoring this concert.

Milltown, a progressive bluegrass band with traditional roots from the Quad-Cities area will perform Saturday, May 2nd from 7-9pm at the Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison. Admission is $8. Refreshments will be served by the Garrison Library Board. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of lively bluegrass music by an exceptional band!

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