Events And Activities

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.


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


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.

Vinton Public Library September Events

The Vinton Pubic Library is offering several events during the month of September. September 5,  6-8 pm; New Beginnings Salon Hair and Makeup Tutorial for Teens and AdultsAuthor Visit September 19, 2 pm; Linda McCann speaks on her book ‘Prohibition in Eastern Iowa’Books & Cooks: Tailgate Edition: September 23, 10 am Cooking ContestJoined Forces Book Club: September 28, 5 pm; Kids ages 7-12 along with a special adult in their life (Mom, Dad, Grandma, etc.

Center Point Historical Society news

On Sunday, September 10, the Center Point Historical Society will host a slide show entitled, “The Cedar Valley Road.” The slide show is about the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern electric interurban railroad between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. The program will be shown at 2:00 p.m. at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum which is located at 700 E.

First Christian Church Fall Festival September 16

The First Christian Church in Vinton will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16. The church is located at: 1209 W. 13th Street in Vinton.The fun will begin at 10:00 a.m.and go until 2:00 p.m.Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.There will be the following activities:Carnival Games and AttractionsNoah’s A

Dysart Historical Center Program, Sunday, Aug. 20

Have you ever wondered about Dysart Main Street History? Marcia Knupp will present a program at the Dysart Historical Museum located at 612 Crisman Street on the topic. The public is invited to the Agricultural Museum on Sunday, August 20, beginning at 2 p.m. to enjoy the program. Knupp will be sharing some historical information on past establishments that lined Dysart’s Main Street.
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