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VPRD craft, bake sale set for Nov. 1

By Brad Johnson · 12:14pm October 30th, 2014 · 19 hours ago
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale this Saturday, November 1st at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center. Each year the number of vendors continue to grow and this year we’ve got a whopping 32 vendors with items for sale. These include, but are not limited to, baked goods and other food items, quilts and rugs, fashion accessories, pottery, cosmetics and many other craft items perfect for your home or to fill those Christmas wish lists.

Better Tomorrows Board to meet November 5th

By Heidi Schminke, BCECIA · 12:14pm October 30th, 2014 · 19 hours ago
The Better Tomorrows Board will be meeting on November 5th at the Kirkwood Vinton Center at 12:00 p.m. Topics of discussion will be Financial Report, Succession Plan, Employee Handbook, By-Laws; Community Plan and Level of Excellence Portfolio. If you are interested in becoming involved in Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa, please contact Heidi Schminke at 319-472-4543, e-mail: director@bettertomorrowseci.

Vinton Public Library to host Chad Lewis, November 13th

By Virginia Holsten · 12:14pm October 30th, 2014 · 19 hours ago
The Vinton Public Library proudly presents Chad Lewis, author and paranormal investigator. He will be speaking at the library on Thursday November 13th at 6:30 p.m. Chad Lewis is the author of The Iowa Road Guide of Haunted locations, which explores haunted bridges, cemeteries, historic homes, road, theaters, and much more.

Church plans special outdoor Halloween celebration at Celebration Park

By David Condry · 10:08am October 27th, 2014
On Frida,y Oct 31, the Revolution Church is sponsoring an event called Celebrate Life at Celebration Park. This will take place from 5 - 8pm. During that event we will be having a Trunk or Treat, bonfire, free hot dogs and hot chocolate. We are wanting to provide a safe place for children during this event and a positive experience for the whole family.

VS bowlers plan 9-Pin fund-raiser, Nov. 1

By Michele Gosse · 9:00am October 24th, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg Bowling team is ready to hit the lanes in November for their second year of bowling competitively. We are kicking off the bowling season with our 2nd Annual 9 Pin Bowling tournament on November 1st. This year the V-S coach, Amber Pattee will be leading the our high school teams in twelve competitions from November to February.

Paranormal Group to present depot findings, Oct. 25

By Rosemary Schwartz, BCHS · 9:57am October 22nd, 2014
Come to the Ray House on Saturday, October 25 if you dare!!! The Eastern Iowa Paranormal Group will be presenting their findings from overnight stays at the Ray House, Vinton Depot and Horridge House. The spooky event starts at 6:30 pm. Space is limited -- please email bentoncohistorical@gmail.

TTT will be hosting a Book Fair Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-7pm. Attached is a flyer about the fundraiser and free events. When a person says TTT at checkout for purchases at Barnes & Noble Cedar Rapids, TTT Vinton Chapter DM will receive a percentage of the net sales.

VPRD plans variety of Halloween events

By Brad Barker · 7:36pm October 21st, 2014
Something is spooky in the air and we want to celebrate it! This weekend, the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will play host to a number of frightenly-fun Halloween-themed events. - The Kid’s Downtown Spooktacular Day on Saturday, October 25th will have your costumed children participating in a number of Halloween-themed games and pumpkin decorating before they head out on a costume trick-or-treating parade through Vinton’s downtown businesses.

'Crafted with Love' sale to raise funds for Gifts of Hope, Oct. 25

By Vinton Today · 7:16pm October 21st, 2014
Windsor Manor will host the 6th Annual Crafted with Love Open House on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 1-4pm. The event includes local vendors selling arts and crafts, and a bake sale. Proceeds from craft and bake sale go to support the Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation Gifts of Hope program which offers funding to area women for breast cancer screening.

Reception to honor Pastor Bob Gaston's ordination

By Julie Hansen · 11:42pm October 19th, 2014
The public in invited to a reception honoring Pastor Bob Gaston of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, Vinton. He was ordained into the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel on October 14, 2014. Pastor Bob has been the Senior Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship since October, 2012. The reception will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2-4 pm at the church, 1201 C.

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