Events And Activities
Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. join the Benton County Historical Society at the Vinton Depot for some Fall Family Fun!Activities include:- 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Todd Frank and Amana Joe will be providing music- Beast and Bird will be there with their food truck for delicious food choices- 42° Degree North Winery will have wine tasting and wines available for sale- Phil Borleske the local train expert, will be there to share his train expertise and will be giving tours of the train station.
Join us this Sunday from 7:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.at the Fire Station for a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, and biscuits n' gravy after celebrating Fire Prevention Week 2023!Tickets are $8/person available at the door; preschool and under are free. Proceeds will be added to our savings as we begin saving towards a new fire truck in the coming years.
The Shellsburg American Legion Saturday morning breakfast is held each Saturday. The hours are 8 - 10 am. Click here to download the breakfast menu (PDF).Never forget that at every minute of every day, there are members of our Armed Forces in harm's way and we need to pray for their safety and return home soonWe appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.
The Shellsburg Legion Fall Fish Fry will be October 27. Details to follow.The Shellsburg American Legion Saturday morning breakfast is held each Saturday. The hours are 8 - 10 am. Click here to download the breakfast menu (PDF).Never forget that at every minute of every day, there are members of our Armed Forces in harms way and we need to pray for their safety and return home soonWe appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.
Shellsburg Area Community Group is having an open house! The group hopes you'll attend to learn more about the organization, have some fun participating for local gift certificates, socialize and enjoy some refreshments. The event will be upstairs at Wildcat from 1 to 3 on October 22nd, so feel free to stop by anytime during those hours. Please RSVP by call or text to Shelbie at 319-540-3729 so we have enough snacks for everyone.
A Grapevine Wreath making class will be held on November 8th, 6:30pm at Benton County Nature Center; $10/wreath.Come out to the Nature Center and enjoy the art of wreath making. We will be making grapevine wreaths and decorating them for the holidays. No skills necessary, just a little imagination. If you have anything you would like to use to personalize your wreath feel free to bring it.
The Beast & Bird Fall - Beef Fest will be held on October 20th, 5pm-8pm at Celebration Park (105 W 2nd St, Vinton, IA 52349)Benton County Conservation will be at Beef Fest 2023 at Celebration Park! Beast & Bird and Antonio’s Mexican Grill will be serving food. McBrides Mobile Taps will have drinks. BCC will be offering campfire desserts, and other activities for kids.
Hawkeye Community College will host the Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Conference on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa.Focused on the theme of “Believe, Balance, Build,” the conference will feature two keynote presentations and several breakout sessions on navigating burnout; work-life integration; changing careers; and balancing career, family, and community.
A talk will be given by Marion historian David Wendell. “Clash of the Titans: Walter Chrysler and Henry Ford in Iowa,” will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. The event is free and the public is invited. There will be model cars on display in the Museum and real cars in the parking lot. The museum is located at 700 E. Washington St.
Click for a video about the eventJoin us to raise money for local Veterans! Last year we raised $2,500. On the listed Wednesdays, wear sweats to work for $3 per day. The money will be presented to a local Veterans group at our all-district assembly on the morning of Friday, November 10th.