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· 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.
· 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.
· 9:11am October 22nd, 2014
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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 11:03pm October 19th, 2014
Earn a ham radio license in ONE DAY! Cost for the class is $99, and includes all books, materials, your FCC test, and your first ham radio! Email BentonCountyIowaHams@yahoo.com with your name, address, & phone to register or for more questions. Class will be held November 8th at the Atkins City Park Pavilion.
· 11:12pm October 15th, 2014
Benton County, Iowa – Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.
· 4:43pm October 15th, 2014
In conjunction with the College Planning Center, VS-HS will host two seminars for upperclassmen on Monday, October 20: * 6:30 p.m.: Juniors and their parents are invited to a session about selecting the right college, basic financial issues, and other aspects of post secondary education; * 7:30 p.
· 7:53pm October 13th, 2014
Reformation Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday October 26 at 10:15-11:15am. Trinity's youth groups will host a breakfast in honor of Reformation Day! Menu items include french toast with a toppings bar, pastries, fruit, and bacon! Come for the worship service at 9:00am, stay for breakfast immediately following, and bring a friend! Admission is free, though a free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to support youth group events.