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Fall Arts Festival to raise money for Garrison Library

By Paul Roster · 5:16pm August 31st, 2014 · 14 hours ago
Vinton Guild Of Fine Arts is getting ready for the Benton County Fall Arts Festival. This art festival will be located at the new Nature Center just West of the Rodgers Lake County Park located just north of Vinton at 5718 – 20th Ave. Dr. The Festival will be open to the public 9am to 4pm September 13th.

Boomfest to include dozens of vendors, cowboy act, steel drums

By Vinton Today · 12:39pm August 28th, 2014
Vinton Boomfest takes place in just two days, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Vinton Entertainment includes Cowboy Randy and a U of I steel drum band, as well as inflatable games for the kids to enjoy. See the complete schedule HERE.

Bring the Noise 5K set for Saturday

By Dean Close · 10:13am August 27th, 2014
The annual Vinton Kiwanis Club 'Bring the Noise' 5K race will take place Saturday, Aug. 30. The event takes place the morning of the annual Boomtown fireworks event. All runners and walkers are invited to participate. Click HERE for details and to register on-line.

Vinton Women's Club plans teacher reception, Sept. 11

By Dean Close · 4:30pm August 22nd, 2014
The Vinton Womens Club welcomes new teachers, along with all current Vinton-Shellsburg teachers, and the community, to the annual reception, which takes place Thursday Sept 11,2014, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Held at Ray House 912 1st Ave, Vinton. All Teachers and the public are invited.

Party in the Park II to include Spazmatics, fireworks this Sunday, August 24

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 11:54am August 22nd, 2014
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce that the Spazmatics will be performing after all on Sunday, August 24th. The rain out portion of Party in the Park will be completed on that evening with a few adjustments. The Spazmatics will provide some great entertainment for all ages and will be followed by the world class and award winning Bar Y Pyros.

Safety Day Camp to offer students variety of lessons Sept. 20

By Benton County Extension · 9:25am August 22nd, 2014
A safety day camp for any Benton County student in 4th, 5th and 6th grade is being planned for Saturday, September 20, 2014. 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.

Cemetery Walk, free band concert planned in Center Point

By Rich Hannen · 11:32am August 21st, 2014
Everyone is invited to two upcoming events in Center Point in September. Sept. 7 –Bake sale for Center Point Historical Society and free band concert by Vinton Community Band, 6 p.m., Depot Museum, rain or shine. Bring your own lawn chair. Museum, featuring WWII/Home front open, free. Sept.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Sept. 2

By Vinton Today · 11:51am August 20th, 2014
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Tuesday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation at Windsor Manor in the dining room. Free will donation for the meal. For reservations please call Angie Tharp 472-2994 or Lisa Staab 472-5255.

Vikette soccer team offers soccer clinic for K-8 boys and girls

By V-S Community School District · 11:43am August 20th, 2014
V-S Vikette varsit soccer coach Dave Cornell and his players are offering a Soccer Clinic for all girls and boys entering grades K - 8 on Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., at Tilford Elementary Field. The cost is $20 without t-shirt/$30 with t-shirt. Click HERE for a registration flyer; to order a shirt, submit the flyer by Aug.

The Center Point Historical Society annual free band concert will feature Forties tunes in keeping with the Museum’s World War II theme this year. The concert is performed by the Vinton Community Band under the direction of Judy Trygstad. It will be at 6 p.m. at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum on Sunday, Sept.

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