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Events And Activities

Gingerbread House Contest at the Vinton Public Library

The Vinton Public Library will be holding its annual Gingerbread House Contest. The contest is open to all ages. Entries will be accepted from December 11th - 21st, 2023.Please include a display baseplate with your entry. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on Friday, December 22, 2023/

VS Voyagers State Preview

Join the VS Voyagers as they perform their State Pom and State Hip Hop routines! The Benton Community and Center Point Urbana dance teams will be performing as well. This event will be on November 28, is at the VS Middle School. Attendance is free and open to the public. The doors open at 6:00 pm.
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La Porte City Womens Club Christmas Tour of Homes December 10

La Porte City Women's Club will hold their annual Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour includes five homes in the La Porte City area that the homeowners have decorated for Christmas or maybe have a special story about the home.  People are invited to tour all five of the homes for $10 on December 10th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at any of the homes on the day of the event or at LPC Connect.

Shellsburg Lions holding Bingo December 2, 6-8:00 p.m.

The Shellsburg Lions will be having Bingo at the Shellsburg Legion on December 2 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. 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.

Lighted Holiday Parade November 16

The Annual Holiday Parade will be held on Thursday, November 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m.This year there will be a $100 prize awarded to the best lighted display. The prize will be given to the charity of the winner's choice. The Parade route will be as follows: E. 6th St. to 2nd  Ave. to E. 5th St. to B Ave. to East 4th St. with line up on  E. 6th St.
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Get Ready for the Festival of Trees 2023 in Belle Plaine

The Festival of Trees will showcase the artistic talents of area businesses, organizations, and families through the trees they decorated for this event. Visitors to the festival can bring coins to vote on their favorite tree, bid on trees up for auction, or just admire the creativity. They can get a chance at one of the many door prizes and enjoy free coffee or hot apple cider.

Final days of Virginia Gay Hospital Annual Tree Walk & 100 Year Open House

Virginia Gay Hospital will host their 100th Anniversary Open House. Tours will begin in the Vinton Family Medical Clinic waiting room between 5-7:30 PM. A staff member will guide you through the VGH Facility highlighting the services and history of the hospital. See behind the scenes in OR, Lab, Imaging and more.At the completion of tours, you will be escorted to the Clinic Conference room full of Christmas spirit and a wine & cheese reception.

Grilled Tenderloin Dinner Thursday, November 9

This Thursday, November 9 from 5-7 p.m. there will be a grilled tenderloin dinner at the American Legion. The cost is $10.There will only be once chance this month to help to support the Legion, and only one chance to enjoy their delicious meal!The Menu includes: -Grilled Tenderloin-Cole Slaw-Baked Beans-Baked potato-LOTS of DessertsOnly while
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Adventures in Bookclubbing November 16

The Vinton Public Library will host Adventures in Bookclubbing. The event will take place on November 16 beginning at noon. The theme this month is "Thankful." Choose a book based on the theme and enjoy a time of discussion. Be sure to check out the Library's Facebook page for other events and happenings!

Cocoa and Cookies with Santa at the Train Depot Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m.

Cocoa & Cookies with Santa! The Benton County Historical Society, will host Santa at the Vinton Train DepotCome join us for free cocoa and cookies with Santa on December 2nd at 10am to 2pm  Need an updated family photo?We will have Contessa's Photography available for photos -$25 dollars for 3 photos or take your own photos with Santa on your
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