Events And Activities

LaPorte City Fire and Rescue Fundraiser July 29

La Porte City Fire Rescue members are hosting a golf tournament, dinner, and silent & live auction on July 29th, 2023. Proceeds will be going towards a new fire station in the near future! Golf tournament start time 9:00amDinner 5:00pmLive auction 7:00pmCan’t make it and still wish to donate an auction item or monetary donation? Reach out to a

Grillin' on the Mountain July 28

The Cedar-Mt. Auburn Fire Department presents "Grillin' on the Mountain." Bring the kids out for burgers or hot dogs and all the fixings, french fries, potato salad, chips, beverages, baked beans and homemade cookies!Friday, July 28, 5-7:30 p.m.at the Mt. Auburn Fire Station.Freewill offering at the door. Proceeds go to help fund needed safety equipment.

Tenderloin dinner Thursday night at the George G. Luckey Post

It's definitely too hot to cook! Join friends and neighbors on Thursday night, at the George G. Luckey Post 57, the Legion in Vinton, located at 105 R. Ave.The meal will be served from 5-7:00 p.m. For $15 you can enjoy a fresh tenderloin sandwich, fries, cole slaw and dessert.The benefits include:Air conditioningNo cookingGreat FoodGreat felllowshi

Test Your Weed Identification Skills at the 2023 Iowa State Fair

Contest for those who want to hone their weed identification skillsThe annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa State Fair Weed Identification Contest will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, from 9-11:30 a.m. in front of the John Deere Agriculture Building.Participants of all ages can test their knowledge of common weeds found in Iowa, by attempting to identify real weed samples, potted and on tabletop display.

Dinner at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 22, 5:00 p.m.

Make plans to come back to the fairgrounds July 22nd at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner at the Fairgrounds!The Benton County Cattlemen's Association will be grilling steaks and Iowa chops with sides to go along with it.Iowa Pork Chop $20Steak $25(The price includes potato, sides and salad)Tickets can be purchased at Farmers Savings Bank & Trust or through Neal Siela 319-560-2901)Proceeds to go towards fairground improvements.

End of Summer Reading Party August 4, 10:00 a.m.

On Friday, August 4, beginning at 10:00 am, the Vinton Public Library will host an "End of Summer Reading Party!"This summer we have had a blast, so let’s go out with a bang! Enjoy music, entertainment and facepainting at the Vinton Public Library. We will be drawing for reading and program prizes. We hope you can join us to celebrate!

Cemetery Restoration Project Coming to Vinton - July 18, 9:00 a.m.

On March 5, 2022, an EF1 tornado struck Vinton’s west side. A month later, crews from Lewiston Monument Company in Lewiston, Minnesota were on-scene to reset many of the toppled monuments at the request of Vinton Monuments. Remnants of the tornado can still be seen in the cemetery as many of the markers and monuments were severely damaged in the storm.

Learn about Benton County Ghost Towns July 18, 6:30

Dave Baker the writer, photographer, and historan of the Iowa blog, "The 29th State."  Baker will lead us on an interesting adventure through the history of Benton County to learn about many of the former towns of the county. Discover the histories of Benton City, Geneva, Gombersol, Irving, Gillespie, Cheney, and more!The FREE program will take place on Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.

Fall Master Gardener Training Applications Open July 17

Training will benefit Iowans wanting to deepen their understanding of gardening and horticultureThe application window is opening July 17 for the fall 2023 Master Gardener training cohort, which will be offered in 55 counties or extension regions.Counties offering fall training include: Adams, Benton, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Guthrie, Hamilton, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Wapello, Webster, Winneshiek, Woodbury and Worth.

Freedom Quest comes to Celebration Park, Tuesday, July 11, 5-7:30 pm

Freedom Quest 2023 will be making a stop in Vinton. Freedom Quest is a FREE family event that will take place on Tuesday, July 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Celebration Park in Vinton. Have fun! Make memories and explore the God who created you with a PLAN for your life!There will be: -Bounce Houses-Bible Lessons-Games-Food-Prizes-CraftsVIDEO about the event.
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