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Rentable Yurts Open House at Rodgers Park July 2

By Karen Phelps, Executive Director, BCC · 5:54pm June 30th, 2016 · 5 hours ago
To celebrate 60 years in conservation as well as the completion of our two yurts at Rodgers Park, Benton County Conservation is having an open house on Saturday, July 2nd, from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and the public can tour Benton County Conservation’s newest amenities. The staff has been working hard to get these rentable yurts ready for this camping season and they would like the public to get a chance to view the results of their hard work.

After a HUGE success last year, Blessed Hope is excited to offer the Christ-focused educational program CSI: Vinton! Christian Summer Institute (CSI) is OPEN TO ALL children entering 1st-5th grade. Kids will receive 100% hands-on lessons in reading, math, science, HIStory, and interpersonal skills.

It don’t get no better than Elvis actually appearing at your party, so the Center Point Historical Society’s June 5 Player Piano Party was its best ever. About 50 guests visited the Depot Museum to be in the presence of the King, to look at the All Iowa Mustang Club’s classy cars in the parking lot and to view the Museum’s new “Fifties & Sixties” displays.

Firecracker Golf Tournament set for July 2-4 at Vinton Country Club

By Vinton Today · 12:38pm June 28th, 2016
The 2016 Firecracker 4-person best shot 18 hold golf tournament will take place July 2nd-4th, at the Vinton Country Club. Details: $80 / Team – Carts available to rent Play any time Saturday-Monday 8:00 AM-Close Play more than once with a new team Pay at the bar & pick up an envelope with instructions Cash or checks only Monday rounds must be completed by 5 P.

'Spirit of Chautauqua' Concert set for June 29 at Nature Center

By Benton County Conservation · 12:35pm June 28th, 2016
Will Schmitt will perform a free "Spirit of Chautauqua" concert on Wednesday, June 29, at the Benton County Nature Center, 5718 20th Avenue Drive, just west of Rodgers Park northwest of Vinton. The public is invited; there will also be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7.

Benton Country 4-H offering a silent auction at the Fair

By Greg Walston, ISU Extension Office · 8:06pm June 24th, 2016
New to the 2016 Benton County 4-H Fair is a silent auction put on by the Benton County 4-H Foundation. Funds raised will be used for scholarships, 4H camps, trips, judging events etc. The silent auction will be held from Wednesday July 13th through Friday night July 15th, at White 4-H building on the fairgrounds.

Applications for ISU Extension Master Gardener Being Accepted

By Greg Walston, ISU Extension Office · 9:07am June 24th, 2016
Are you an avid gardener, but would like to know more about gardening, plants and horticulture? Would you like to meet people who share your interest in gardening? If so, you may be interested in becoming a MASTER GARDENER. What is a MASTER GARDENER? Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by the extension service and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

Dysart plans weekend July 4 celebrations

By Dean Close · 9:42am June 23rd, 2016
Dysart residents invite everyone to join them for their July 4 celebration. The events actually begin with the community church service at the gazebo in the city park on Sunday, July 3. The Kiddie Parade also takes place on Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Security State Bank parking lot. Monday events include the 5K, parade, pork chop dinner, music, games and activities for adults and kids, and fireworks.

Party in the Park starts Thursday with hot dogs, Kiddie Parade

By Dean Close · 6:33pm June 22nd, 2016
Party in the Park begins on Thursday, with free hot dogs at Farmers Bank starting at 5 p.m., followed by the traditional 6:30 p.m. Kiddie Parade to the courthouse lawn for games, music by Strait Run and a Farmers Market. See the complete schedule HERE.

Great Gardens Greet CP Library Friends Walkers

By Rich Hannen · 11:51am June 22nd, 2016
The Center Point Friends of the Library first-ever Garden Walk was blessed with gorgeous weather and gorgeous gardens Saturday, June 18. The following generous hosts opened their gardens for the Library fund-raiser: Vern and Carma Almandinger (Center Point Garden Club members), Karen and Craig Bacheler at Interstate Grain Service, Dusty Sylver and Mike LeClaire, Teresa and Dan Scheeler, and Dennis and Linda Schlicht.

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