Events And Activities

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.

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!
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