Events And Activities

Advanced Planning session at the Library Tuesday, August 15 2:00 p.m.

Katie Beer, will be at the Vinton Public Library for an informational session on Advanced Planning! Katie will begin her session today, Tuesday, August 15th at 2:00 pm to answer any of your questions regarding Advanced Planning.

Boomfest August 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The annual arts and crafts festival will arrive in downtown Vinton on Saturday, August 26, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will run through 2:00 p.m.Featured vendors include: Scratch CupcakesOpal & Hazel's Woodfired PizzaLions Club Food Trailer42° North WineryThere will be cotton candy, face painting, shaved ice, freeze dried candy, axe throwing and so much more!There will be pedal car rides for the kids and free games.

Open House Social Services Building August 8, 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There will be an open house at the social services building in Benton County located at 811 D Ave. in Vinton. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 8, from 11 AM until 5:00 PM.Agency information will be provided by the following:Benton County SheriffSuicide CoalitionDepartment of Health and Human ServicesISU extension Above the influenceC. I.

FREE Pressure Canner Gauge Testing, Tuesday, August 8

Planning to preserve your garden harvest? It's important to check your pressure canner gauge each year to ensure accuracy. Every pound of pressure is important in reaching the temperature needed inside the canner for producing safe food.Benton County ISU Extension and Outreach offers a FREE service to test your pressure canner and ensure it’s working properly.

Rail Tales: Trains and Interurbans in Iowa - August 13

“Rail Tales: Trains and Interurbans in Iowa” – Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. at Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum, 700 E. Washington St. Free talk by Marion historian David Wendell, celebrating Iowa’s 170- year railroad history. Extensive model train display and historic railroad art and photos. Part of the Historical Society’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” 2023 displays.

Vinton Public Library Calendar for August Events

Ride to benefit Vinton Shellsburg United Special Olympics Team

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 19, 2023, for our annual benefit ride to support our local Vinton Shellsburg United Special Olympics Team!All PROCEEDS REMAIN WITH OUR LOCAL VSU TEAM!!!If you don't have a motorcycle, no problem! All vehicles are welcome, get those Hot Rods out and join usRain or Shine this ride goes on!$15 per person or $25 per coupleRegistration is at 10 am-11 am at Ron-Da-voo Deli and Lounge, 414 1st Ave Vinton IA*Kick Stands up at 11 amThe 135 mile Route includes the following stops:Ron-Da-Voo (Vinton) Keystone Turner Hall (Keystone) Wild Hogs Saloon and Eatery (lunch stop Walford)Rubies Bar (Center Point) Phats Pub and Grub (Brandon) Pearl Street Social Club (Shellsburg) Hitchen Post (Garrison) Final stop, Vinton American Legion (105 North R Ave Vinton) 5:30 pm.

Estate Sale Thursday-Saturday

There will be an Estate Sale at 805 West 17th St. in Vinton on Thursday, August 3 from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.There will be tools, quilts, antiques, vintage toys, furniture, kid's stuff, household items, holiday decor, and so much more!

National Night Out in Van Horne, Tuesday, August 1

The National Night Out is an event for citizens to meet those that work in the community and share a time of fun together. This free event will take place Tuesday, August 1st from 5-7 p.m. at the Van Horne City Park unless it rains, and in that case it will move to the Community Center.  Stop by to visit with several area organizations which include the Area Substance Abuse Council, the Benton County K9 Unit from the Sheriff's Department, Vinton and Belle Plaine Police Departments, Above the Influence and the newly formed Benton County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Center Point Historical Society will host Railroad Program, August 13

The Center Point Historical Society will host "Swing and Sway: 170 Years of Railroading in Iowa” on Sunday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum, 700 E. Washington St.This free talk will be presented by Marion historian David Wendell. Those in attendance will see model trains and historic railroad photos. The program is part of the Historical Society’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” 2023 displays.
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