Events And Activities

Estate Garage Sale Friday and Saturday

There will be an Estate/Garage Sale at 805 W 17th St. Vinton Friday, Sept. 22nd 9 am-5 pm &Saturday, Sept. 23rd 8 am-2 pmLots of nice and vintage items. Some pink Depression glass, kitchen appliances, tupperware, Rubbermaid containers, rocking horses, cast iron, etc. Many things from a Texas estate. New items, coke cola items, some tools. Lo

International Peacemaker to Speak in Vinton

The Vinton Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce that International Peacemaker Efi Latsoudi from Greece will be speaking at the church on September 25th at 6:30 pm. She will share with the audience the issues concerning the plight of refugees that Greece is experiencing, a pertinent subject for our country as well. Efi Latsoudi is co-founder of Lesvos Solidarity (https://www.

Vinton Fire Department Breakfast October 15

Join tjhe Vinton Fire Department for breakfast at the Fire Station. The department will be serving a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, and biscuits n' gravy after celebrating Fire Prevention Week 2023!Breakfast will be served on Sunday, October 15 from 7 a.m. until noon!Tickets are $8/person available at the door; preschool and under are free.

Bloomsbury Farm hosting Four Oaks Day At The Farm

Bloomsbury Farm, the premier agri-tourism destination in Eastern Iowa, is hosting over 600 members of foster and adoptive families for “Four Oaks Day at The Farm”!Thanks to Chelsey’s Dream Foundation, foster families and adoptive families who have signed up are able to attend the September 23 event with free admission.“We are so grateful to Bloomsbury Farm for a “Four Oaks Day at the Farm” experience for the families we support as well as our employees,” Four Oaks President and CEO Mary Beth O’Neill said.

Join Prairie Creek Christian Church for Fun and Fellowship October 1

The Prairie Creek Christian Church would like to welcome you to join them on Sunday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:00 a.m  for a service. Following the service there will be a hog roast, fun and games for everyone! Bring your family and the lawn chairs for this Community BBQ party! The church is located at 2745 55th St.

Iowa Department of Transportation Online Auction begins September 22

Online Auction Starts Sept. 22Do you need a floor jack, band saw, or pick-up? The Iowa Department of Transportation will be selling shop equipment and several light- and heavy-duty vehicles online beginning Sept. 22 and ending Oct. 2.You must have a GovDeals account to be eligible to bid. It is not necessary to register to see what's available. View the complete auction list here.

PRESERVING THE POTLUCK

Scientific studies aren’t in, but it looks like we may be forgetting how to potluck.The Friends of the Library and Historical Society at Center Point are keeping the casseroles coming by hosting the annual community Harvest Potluck Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Library community room.At 7 Kathy Wilson, Marion historian, will give a free slide presentation on “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” in conjunction with Banned Book Week.

First Christian Church Center Point to host Kraft Pillow Service October 14

The First Christian Church in Center Point will host the Kraft Pillow Service on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Drop off your pillows to be cleaned and for new covers (ticking) or purchase a new one.  While you're there, shop our bake sale for some delicious homemade goodies!  530 State Street, Center Point, 52213.

REAP builds communities: Attend this year’s regional assembly to help build your

REAP builds communities: Attend this year’s regional assembly to help build yours! Are you interested in improving natural resources such as water, air, habitat and wildlife for the direct benefit of Benton County? Please join us on Wednesday, October 25th from 1-3pm at Bloomsbury Farm (Party Barn #1) to share ideas for how Iowa’s premier funding program for outdoor recreation and conservation can assist your county and communities.

Center Point Historical Society and Friends of the library host Harvest Potluck

This year’s Center Point Historical Society/Friends of the Library Community Harvest Potluck will feature not only good old home cooking but also America’s classic favorite young river rat--Huckleberry Finn.Kathy Wilson, of Historical Perspectives in Marion, is back to do a free slide show program on Mark Twain’s most acclaimed book, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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