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Events And Activities

It's a Red Carpet experience at the Vinton Public Library March 10

The Vinton Public Library is holding a Red Carpet Party as a fundraiser at the library on March 10th from 5-7pm.  We will have big screen TVs airing the celebrity red carpet arrivals to the Academy Awards.  McBride Mobile Taps will be outside selling wine and beer, and we will have appetizers inside as well as trivia and movie-themed games.

Looking for Love? Chocolate Festival/Valentine Party at the Center Point Museum

You can take a break from this short, hard winter at the Center Point Historical Society’s “Chocolate Love” Valentine chocolate festival, on Saturday, February 10, from 1-4 at the Depot Museum. Joining in the festivities will be Big Creek Chocolates, of on the web. They do truffles, molded and seasonal chocolates and chocolate-dipped and other goodies, and plan to start a monthly chocolates subscription service (oh, be still my heart!) To warm YOUR winter heart, the Historical Society will offer a free hot cocoa bar and a chocolate fountain.
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Community Book Club Saturday, February 10th, 9:15am

The Community Book Club will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 9:15 am at the Vinton Public Library,  510 2nd Avenue, Vinton.The book being discussed is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Red Cross Blood Drive this Thursday

American Blood Emergency: The US is experiencing a national blood shortage. Donation rates are at a 20 year low. This means healthcare providers now have to choose who gets blood. Please donate at the Vinton blood drive this Thursday, January 25th from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Vinton Skate Center. Call 1-800-Red-Cross to donate or sign up at www.

Mini golf for ALL ages at the library February 3

Bring the children to the Vinton Public Library for a toasty tee time on February 3rd. Be sure to use the QR code to register! (See photo
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Eastern Central Iowa Stem Festival, April 7

FREE out of this world fun for kids will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at the Belle Plain Community School District's High School. The event will take place from 1-4:00 p.m.Children from the local school districts are welcome to attend the event. Preregistration is available beginning in February, see the QR code on the photo. There will be over 40 AMAZING stem activities to participate in.

Mark your calendars for Nature Health Benefits LIVE!

Every Friday in February, the Forest Service and Natural Inquirer Program will release an episode from Nature Health Benefits LIVE! Explore the benefits of nature on your physical health and mental health, and SO much more!Tune in on the Natural Inquirer’s YouTube channel.Episode 1: Nature and Your Physical Health (available Feb. 2).Episode 2: Nature and Your Mental Health (available Feb.

Open Craft Night, Thursday, February 1

The Vinton Public Library will hold the Open Craft Night on Thursday, February 1st, from 6-8:00 p.m.Bring your favorite craft and enjoy the company of fellowship of other crafters!
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2023-2024 Voyager Dance Clinic & Spring Show Performance Saturday, March 2nd,

The 2023-2024 Voyager Dance Clinic & Spring Show Performance will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 8:00 am & 7:00 pm WHO: VS K-8th grade are welcome to attend! All participants will be separated into performance groups (K-2 nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th) and learn age-appropriate combinations. COST: $30.00 per child. This includes a clinic T-shirt and free admission to the Spring Show for the clinic participant.

2/16 DIY Friendship bracelets and friendship pins at the Vinton Public Library

DIY Friendship Bracelets and Friendship Pins with the Vinton Shellsburg Voyagers Dance Team! This event is for school-age students and is offered at no charge; materials provided.Friday, February 16th, 2pm 510 2nd Avenue, Vinton
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