Events And Activities

Wesley United Methodist Church Food Pantry Saturday, September 16

The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold their food pantry on Saturday, September 16 from 10-11:00 a.m. at the church. The church is located at 516 2nd Ave. in Vinton, next to the library. You only need to bring boxes and bags to carry home your groceries!

More Railroading at the Center Point Depot Museum, Sunday October 8

There will be more railroading at the Center Point Depot Museum. On Sunday, October 8, beginning at 2:00 p.m. the Center Point Historical Society will host a free slide show about the old railroad line between Anamosa and Quasqueton. Gary Holzinger, of Stone City, author of the book “Wapsi Valley Route—CAN Railroad,” will give the presentation.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast Every Saturday, 8-10 a.m.

The Shellsburg American Legion breakfast is held each every Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.The cost is a FREE WILL DONATION The Menu:Every Saturday: Pancakes, Link Sausage and Scrambled Eggs Weekly Specials: 1st Saturday: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits 2nd Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits (leftover) 3rd Sat: Omelets to order (ham, cheese, peppers, onions, mushrooms) 4th Sat: Waffles 5th Sat: Pancakes, Link Sausage, Scrambled Eggs Proceeds to go to Shellsburg Legion Activities and Improvements and Veterans Assistance.

Children's Storytime in a Bag now offered at the Vinton Public Library

The Vinton Public Library is pleased to offer "Storytime in a Bag" kits!  Check out a couple of fall themed books from our children's collection, and take home a kit with activities for you to enjoy with your child!

Shellburg Lions to hold Bingo October 7 and 21

The Shellsburg Lions will be having Bingo at the Shellsburg Legion on October 7 and 21 (1st and 3rd Sat). The Legion will be serving food. Come and enjoy a great night out with family and friends. The Shellsburg Lions are always looking for new or returning members. If you have any questions, please call Ed Shaeffer at 389-2682.

12TH ANNUAL CENTER POINT CEMETERY WALK SEPT. 24

The Center Point Historical Society will hold its annual Cemetery Walk on Sunday, September 24, at 4 p.m. at the Center Point Cemetery, 1500 Main St. Costumed actors will portray five of Center Point’s dear departed. If it’s rainy (remember rain?) the event will be at the Depot Museum, 700 Washington St., with projected photos of the gravesites.

The Facts of Assisted Living September 12

Celebrating Assisted Living Week at the Vinton Public Library will be Lisa Staab with an Informational Session of Windsor Manor. Lisa will be sharing a presentation on the topic "Facts of Assisted Living." The event will take place on September 12 beginning at 2:00 p.m.The library is located at 510 2nd Ave., in Vinton. The public is invit

CENTER POINT CEMETERY WALK IS SEPTEMBER 24

The Center Point Historical Society will hold the annual Cemetery Walk on Sunday September 24, at 4:00 p.m. at the Center Point Cemetery, 1500 Main St. in Center Point.Admission $5.Costumed portrayers share the stories of five of Center Point’s past residents. Included are a 1900s businessman, whose success couldn’t save five of his eight little children; a World War I balloon crew veteran; and Center Point’s legendary music lady.

Vinton Visioning Committee to Present Final Conceptual Landscape Designs Aug. 31

Residents of Vinton will have the opportunity to view the final conceptual landscape designs created through the Community Visioning Program, in which Vinton has been a participant since November 2022. On August 31, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Meg Flenker (PLA) from Flenker Land Architecture Consultants, Trees Forever Field Coordinator Peter Lundgren, and Vinton Community Visioning committee members will be available to answer questions regarding these designs.

Progressive Agriculture SAFETY DAY® Saturday, September 23

Saturday, September 23rd, 20238:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Benton County FairgroundsVinton, IAA fun-filled day of learning for children in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade.Topics for demonstrations and discussions include: ATV SafetyCombine SafetyLawn Mower Safety911 Emergency CallsChemical SafetySun SafetyFirst AidGrain Safety PTO/Pinch PointAccident SurvivorRegistration is FREE but pre-registration is requiredThis safety day includes lunch, snacks, a T-shirt, and take-home “goody” bag.
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