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Events And Activities

Flora, Fauna & Females: Candles and Cookies November 18th

Flora, Fauna & Females: Candles and CookiesNovember 18th, 10am-12pm at Benton County Nature Center; $10/personLearn candle making basics while creating new friendships! We will be making jar candles with a fun twist. Participants must be 10 years of age or older to participate. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. BCC will provide warm beverages.

Hidden in Plain Sight coming to Garrison, October 2

Garrison Emergency Services and the Benton County Sheriff's Department will be partnering to bring an interactive drug education program to Garrison. Parents should attend this program. Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. the program will begin. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.The program will share signs of drug or alcohol abuse and give tips about what a parent should say in the situation.
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World Communion Sunday, October 1

Nature at Night October 18th, 8:00pm at Benton County Nature Center

Come to the Benton County Nature Center to enjoy, "Nature at Night" on October 18th at 8:00pm.Learn about nocturnal animals and take a short hike to observe wildlife, including owl calling. This night program requires quiet participation to not scare away the wildlife and will be outdoors so please dress and plan accordingly. egistration is limited and required by visiting www.

Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale October 7th, 12pm-3pm Hannen Lake Park

There will be a Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale on October 7 from 12-3 pm at the Hannen Lake Park - White Oak Shelter (East). Chili entry fee $20/recipe, Free to enjoy samples!Bring your best chili to enter into the contest, or come and enjoy all the delicious chili presented! Competition entrance fee is $20/recipe (limit 1 per person). Judging categories are: smoked chili, white chili, and classic chili.
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Artistry with Aaron: Autumn Eve October 18th, 6:30pm at

Artistry with Aaron: Autumn Eve, October 18th, 6:30pm at Benton County Nature Center; $35 for adult $20 for kidsThis painting class led by Naturalist Aaron will include step-by-step instruction, one 12x16” canvas, and painting supplies to make an Autumn Eve painting. No refunds. Registration is required by October 12th by visiting www.mycountyparks.

Find Your Voice: Frog Band September 27th 4-5 p.m at Newhall Public Library

September 27th, 4pm-5pm, at Newhall Public LibraryHop into the Newhall Public Library for a "ribbitting" program to learn about Iowa's amphibian friends. Participants will learn about frogs and their calls and create their own frog chorus! No registration is required for this free event.

Rodgers Fall Family Fest September 29th & 30th, 5pm-8pm at Rodgers Park

Don’t miss out on Rodgers Park 2nd Annual Fall Family Fest! On Friday, Good Morrow Pizza will be selling delicious food from 5-8pm. BCC will have campfire dessert ingredients for those with a sweet tooth. There will be yard games set up for all ages and a warm campfire to enjoy. A self-led moonlight scavenger hunt on the trail starts at 7:15pm. On Saturday, Beast & Bird will be serving food from 5pm-8pm.
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Red Cross Blood Drive September 28

The American Red Cross Blood Drive for Vinton will be held on thisThursday, Sept. 28th, from 12:30-5:30 at the Skate Center. There is anational blood shortage currently. Please call 1-800-RED-Cross to register or go to and enter the Vinton zip code to get to the drive sign-up. We would love to have a completely filled-up drive.

Class of l963 Coffee

Classmates of 1963! It's time for our monthly coffee on Tuesday at 9:30 am at Vinton Family Restaurant. Come prepared to talk, have a bite to eat and enjoy a cup of coffee. Note we lost a classmate last week, Eve Pederson Mahr from a stroke. Bring some memories to share.  
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