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Events And Activities

Benton County Conservation Calendar of Events Summer 2024

Registration for all events is required by visiting unless otherwise stated.Conservation Library Programs: Cicadas!June 25th, 9:45AM at Van Horne Public Library (114 Main St, Van Horne, IA 52346)July 23rd, 2PM at Atkins Public Library (480 3rd Ave, Atkins, IA 52206)July 23rd 4PM at Newhall Public Library (109 Railroad St, Newhall, IA 52315)August 13th,10AM at Vinton Public Library (510 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA 52349)Water WondersJune 25th, 1PM at Hannen Lake Park; FreeLearn about some of the critters that live in lakes, ponds, and streams of Iowa! Participants will have a chance to touch and learn about various water critters that are found right here in Iowa.


The Center Point Historical Society is sponsoring a "Show and Shine" Sunday, July 7, from 2 to 5:00 p.m. at the Depot Museum parking lot, 700 E. Washington. "Pet" cars of all varieties and vintages are invited to come show off at the free gathering.The Museum will also be open to explore free of charge. This year's theme is Natural History and special displays include insects, butterflies, arrowheads, rocks and fossils.
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Party in the Park Events June 27-29

PARTY IN THE PARK SCHEDULETHURSDAY, JUNE 27, 5 PM TO 9 PM AT COURTHOUSE LAWN5 PM - FARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUST Community Picnic: Free hots dogs, chips & drinks served from the bank’s parking lot (401 B Ave)6:30 PM - KIDDIE PARADE: Let your imagination be your guide and show off who YOU are! Decorate your bike, your stroller or your wagon. Kids in 5th grade and under are invited to participate and join the fun! (Line-up is at Farmers Savings Bank & Trust.

Dysart Development Corporation holding Two Events on Saturday, June 15

On Saturday, June 15, there will be two events held in Dysart.The Dysart Development Corporation (DDC) will be sponsoring the 12th Annual Back Roads Vintage Market, from 9am-2pm on Main Street in Dysart. The 12th annual vintage, antique, hand-made, re-purposed, and vintage-inspired market is filled with one of a kind things, big or small, all made, refurbished or reimagined from local vendors.

"Anyplace but Here" author Sheriff Tony Thompson to speak Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

Blackhawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson, author of the book, "Anyplace But Here," will be speaking at the Vinton Public Library on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. The library is located at 510 2nd Ave., in Vinton.Join us as Sheriff Thompson speaks with us about his book, "Anyplace But Here: The Uncomfortable Convergence Between Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System.
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Food for Thought: June 18-August 6

Food for Thought is a program that will only be available for a few weeks this summer at the Vinton Public Library. The program will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. so that you can pick a time that works for you!Food for Thought will educate children on measuring food and trying new things. The first event will be:June 18th- PancakesJune 25th- Fairy BreadJuly 2nd- Vanilla Yogurt with different mix-insAugust 6th- Cake in a Mug.

It's SCUBA time! June 23 – June 26, 2024

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wesley United Methodist Church and Vinton Presbyterian Church invites children to SCUBA, diving into friendship with God!A summer kids’ event called SCUBA VBS will be hosted at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 1206 C Avenue, Vinton, Iowa from June 23 – June 26, 2024.At SCUBA, kids explore the sea as they dig into feeling the friendship of Jesus and leaving equipped and inspired to share Jesus to the world.

Friends of the Center Point Library Used Book Sale June 21 and 22

HUMANE RESCUE ORGANIZATION FOR BOOKS OF ALL BREEDS:FRIENDS OF THE CENTER POINT LIBRARYCome to the Friends of the Center Point Library Used Book Sale June 21 and 22 and help Friends find new homes for good books whose owners can no longer keep them.Sale hours are 1:30-6:30 Friday and 9-1on Saturday at the Andersen Center Point Public Library little basement.
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Jedi Adventure with Toby Kid, Tuesday, June 11

Join us at the Vinton Public Library for Jedi Adventure with Toby Kid!The Jedi hope to find those with the power of the Force (service to others). Their mission is to help save the resources of a newly discovered planet from the Dark Side's (ignorance) plundering. Readers will learn about the balance of ecosystems and habits. The object lesson on how to preserve biodiversity for future generations will be reinforced every time they use the Force.

Summer Screen Time at the Library Fridays from 1-3 p.m.

Summer Screen Time events will be held at the Vinton Public Library. Cool off at the library with a movie and popcorn!June 7th - WishJune 14th - Trolls Band TogetherJune 21st - MigrationJune 28th - Super Mario BrotherJuly 5th - Sing 2July 12th - Puss in Boots; The Last WishJuly 19th - ElementalJuly 26th - ZootopiaAugust 9th - EncantoAugust 16th - Monsters UniversityThe library is located at 510 2nd Ave.
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