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Events And Activities

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast March 2nd, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Vinton Kiwanis would like to invite you to attend the annual pancake breakfast which will be held at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. The event will be held from 7:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd. The group uses the funds raised through the event to purchase dictionaries for 3rd grade elementary students, to make improvements at Kiwanis Park, the annual Easter egg hunt, bike rodeo, V-S Scholarships, Christmas for children in Special Education.

9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair, Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Make Health Connections on Saturday, March 2nd at the FREE event hosted by Virginia Gay Hospital! The event will be held in the high school gym. On-Site Health ScreeningsFREE Face PaintingWelcome BagsPrize DrawingsDemonstrations www.BENTONCOHEALTHFAIR.COM 
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Trinity Lutheran Church will hold To Go Meals on Thursday Evening

Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1002 East 13th Street, will be holding its To Go meals on Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m.Thursday, February 29th, the church will be serving maid rites, chips, baked beans, dessert for $10 per meal.Delivery will be from the kitchen door. Enter the parking lot on 13th St. and exit on the county home road.

Vinton Fire Department announces Spring Fish Fry

The Vinton Fire Department announced the date for their Spring Fish Fry Fundraiser. Located at 109 E. 2nd St. in Vinton the meal will be held on March 22 from 4-7:00 p.m. the cost is a free-will donation.The VFD said, "Let us do the cooking after a long work-week at our annual fish fry fundraiser serving our hand-breaded fried fish, homestyle french fries, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner roll, and a great selection of homemade desserts.

Benton Community FFA To Hold Service Auction

Amanda Schnor, ReporterThe Benton Community FFA members are delighted to extend a warm invitation to all of our community members to join us for the upcoming FFA Service Auction and Alumni Baked Goods Auction. This annual event promises an evening filled with fellowship, delicious treats, and the opportunity to support our local FFA chapter. This event will take place on Sunday, March 3rd at 5:30 PM at the Van Horne Community Center.
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Vinton Public Library March Events

Please find the Vinton Public Library calendar of events below. Featured in the photos are several different activities to watch for!March 7th Hair and Beauty NightMarch 10th Red Carpet FundraiserMarch 11th Violin StorytimeMarch 14th Kid Author EventMarch 16th STEAM EventMarch 21st Open Craft Night featuring crochet with Steph GibbsMarch 23rd

Calling all wildlife watchers!

 The Iowa DNR will be hosting four frog and toad call survey training workshops in 2024; 2 in person and 2 live online via Zoom. These workshops are for anybody interested in getting involved in Iowa's Frog and Toad Call Survey which has been collecting data on our state's amphibians for over 30 years! Prospective surveyors must attend one of the four scheduled workshops.

Paper Snowflakes & Valentines Workshop Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. LaPorte City Library

Don’t miss our Paper Snowflakes & Valentines Workshop on Wednesday, February 7 from 4 to 6 PM at Hawkins Memorial Library, La Porte City. Enjoy a relaxed hands-on class with Jamie Goble Brocco, author of Christmas Snowflakes.  Jamie has a variety of patterns available for snowflakes and Valentines, and supplies are provided.
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Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Spaghetti Dinner 5-8:00 p.m. Tonight

The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA will be holding its annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held tonight. This is a free-will donation dinner during our home basketball games. Everyone is welcome.

Wild-Harvested Mushroom Certification Class to Return This Spring

Mushroom class will help gatherers identify Iowa mushroomsMushroom gatherers and wild-harvested mushroom sellers from across the state are encouraged to attend Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Wild-Harvested Mushroom Certification Class this spring. The class is an especially important resource for those looking to sell wild-harvested mushrooms, as sellers are legally required to complete a certification workshop in order to sell eight different varieties of wild-harvested mushrooms.
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