Events And Activities

Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale October 7th, 12pm-3pm Hannen Lake Park

There will be a Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale on October 7 from 12-3 pm at the Hannen Lake Park - White Oak Shelter (East). Chili entry fee $20/recipe, Free to enjoy samples!Bring your best chili to enter into the contest, or come and enjoy all the delicious chili presented! Competition entrance fee is $20/recipe (limit 1 per person). Judging categories are: smoked chili, white chili, and classic chili.

Artistry with Aaron: Autumn Eve October 18th, 6:30pm at

Artistry with Aaron: Autumn Eve, October 18th, 6:30pm at Benton County Nature Center; $35 for adult $20 for kidsThis painting class led by Naturalist Aaron will include step-by-step instruction, one 12x16” canvas, and painting supplies to make an Autumn Eve painting. No refunds. Registration is required by October 12th by visiting www.mycountyparks.

Find Your Voice: Frog Band September 27th 4-5 p.m at Newhall Public Library

September 27th, 4pm-5pm, at Newhall Public LibraryHop into the Newhall Public Library for a "ribbitting" program to learn about Iowa's amphibian friends. Participants will learn about frogs and their calls and create their own frog chorus! No registration is required for this free event.

Rodgers Fall Family Fest September 29th & 30th, 5pm-8pm at Rodgers Park

Don’t miss out on Rodgers Park 2nd Annual Fall Family Fest! On Friday, Good Morrow Pizza will be selling delicious food from 5-8pm. BCC will have campfire dessert ingredients for those with a sweet tooth. There will be yard games set up for all ages and a warm campfire to enjoy. A self-led moonlight scavenger hunt on the trail starts at 7:15pm. On Saturday, Beast & Bird will be serving food from 5pm-8pm.

Red Cross Blood Drive September 28

The American Red Cross Blood Drive for Vinton will be held on thisThursday, Sept. 28th, from 12:30-5:30 at the Skate Center. There is anational blood shortage currently. Please call 1-800-RED-Cross to register or go to and enter the Vinton zip code to get to the drive sign-up. We would love to have a completely filled-up drive.

Class of l963 Coffee

Classmates of 1963! It's time for our monthly coffee on Tuesday at 9:30 am at Vinton Family Restaurant. Come prepared to talk, have a bite to eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. Note we lost a classmate last week, Eve Pederson Mahr from a stroke. Bring some memories to share.  

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.
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