Families are invited to join the virtual East Central Iowa STEM Festival on Sunday, March 21. The festival is free and open to the public. Participants are required to pre-register to receive access to the virtual festival platform. Families can register at https://tinyurl.com/Y6RL7GJ4. The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce students and parents to STEM careers.
Trinity Lutheran Church and TLC Preschool invite you to supper!Deluxe Tate Tot Casserole plus all the salads and desserts you can eat.To go boxes available.Please call 472-5571 to pre-order.Meal will be served Wednesday, March 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1002 East 13th St. in Vinton. The cost is a freewill offering to benefit the TLC Preschool.
This Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00, John Ketchen and John's Qwik Stop will continue their history of generously supporting Vinton-Shellsburg school activities and community groups with a car wash fundraiser for the Vinton-Shellsburg Post Prom events and the Vinton Kiwanis Club. Ketchen has kicked off the event with a $1,000 donation to the Post Prom Committee.
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, in conjunction with Community Bankers of Iowa (CBI) is once again sponsoring the CBI Money Smart Week Poster Contest to motivate elementary school students to learn about money. Designed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week’s events were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Money Smart Week has returned for 2021 in an all-virtual format.
A card shower will be held for Betty Wilson in honor of her 90th birthday. Betty Rundel Wilson was born on March 25, 1931, in La Porte City. Please feel free to offer memories that you have shared over the years by sending greetings to:Betty Wilson 4326 E. Washburn RoadWashburn IA 50702
The Vinton American Legion, George G Luckey Post 57, located at 105 North R Ave. in Vinton, will host a tenderloin dinner on Friday, March 12 from 5-7:00 p.m.For $8.00, you can get a 6 oz Tenderloin on a Kaiser Bun, with French Fries and a Dessert.
Trees: After Derecho 2020, What Now?Last year's derecho storm damaged and destroyed many of our trees. Iowa State Extension and Outreach Benton County is hosting a free virtual event to provide guidance on which trees to bring back and which to replace. Dr. Billy Beck, Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist, will conduct the free virtual class.
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be holding a free-will donation, grab-and-go spaghetti dinner on this Friday, February 26th from 5-7 P.M. Drive up by the animal learning lab towards the back of the high school and a student will come out to take your order. Meal includes spaghetti with sauce, a lettuce salad, garlic bread, and a brownie.
The Vinton Public Library will host Author Heather Gudenkauf via a Zoom conversation. On Sunday, March 7th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. you are welcome to join the conversation at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93009086791?pwd=bHYxcTc0aGlXdHVCNzh4QzkrZGZLQT09
The Summer Reading Program will be for all ages and will run from June 7th through July 31st. There will be weekly in-person activities or the activities can be done independently. Watch the Calendar or Facebook for weekly descriptions.On June 25th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a 1920’s Mystery Party for the adult and high school program.