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Events And Activities

McCann to speak at the Center Point Library May 2

On Monday, May 2 the Friends of the Center Point Library and the Center Point Historical Society will host a Free program entitled, "Prohibition in Eastern Iowa." The presentation will be given by Linda McCann, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  

Wesley United Methodist Church plans for their Annual BIG Rummage Sale

Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton will be holding their annual BIG rummage sale on Friday, May 6th from 8:30 – 3 and Saturday, May 7th from 9-11.  The church is located at 516 2nd Ave, by the library.  The sale is free-will donation and the profits go to mission projects.   Mark your calendars!
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Garrison 1st Responders Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction April 2

Join the Garrison 1st Responder for their annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on April 2nd! Doors open at 5 pm. Dinner served at 5:30 pm. Silent auction until 6:30 pm. Live Auction at 7 pm.Adults $10 Children 12 & Under $5Funds raised will be used for training as well as supply and equipment updates.

Van Horne First Responders Annual Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday, April 3

Van Horne First Responders will be holding their Annual Breakfast Fundraiser. The event will be held on Sunday, April 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Van Horne Emergency Response Station. The menu consists of Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, juice and milk. The service will be dine-in or carry-out for a freewill offering.

The Nature of Things Spring Newsletter

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National Library Week at Vinton Public Library April 3-9 During Open Hours

 All Week: Come to the library to guess how many candies are in the jars! The winner takes them home! Tuesday: It’s National Library Worker’s Day! Come to the library to make a card for the library staff! Wednesday: Come to the library to help with an interactive color-by-sticker puzzle! Thursday: Library Scavenger Hunt! Find all the pictur

Join the Fun and play Cribbage

The Vinton Skate Center hosts a Cribbage Club that meets on the following dates. March 31, April 7,14,21 from 9:00-10:00 am  Whether new or skilled in Cribbage, join us for the drop-in Cribbage Club. The 500 Club is on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Skate Center.


Adult Coloring Time at 10-11amMondays April 4,11,18,25Drop in between 10 and 11am to color, relax, and converse with others! Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided. STEAM for Kids at 3:30pmMondays April 4,11,18,25School-aged kids are invited to participate in science, math, art, and engineering activities! Preschool Storytime at 10:00amMondays April 5,19,26Geared toward children 2-6 years old, this storytime will include fun stories, songs, and rhymes! Tai Chi for Adults at 10:00amThursdays April 7,14,21,28Join Bryan Bruner from Heritage Area Agency on Aging as he leads participants in gentle Tai Chi sequences.
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Free early literacy program for families

Better Tomorrows Early Childhood IA is partnering with ISU Extension to provide a free, virtual program for parents of children age 3-6 in Benton and Tama counties.  Classes and books are available in English as well as Spanish and flyers are attached for both.  Space is limited so encourage families that you work with to register soon.Our Bookshelf is a weekly, 30-minute virtual course that uses a dialogic reading technique and provides parents with free books and lots of ideas on how to make reading fun for parents and kids.


The Center Point Library will host Shell Rock grandma Linda Betsinger McCann. Years ago sge started writing down Eastern Iowa history stories so her grandkids wouldn’t be ignorant of their past. She’s never quit writing for them and, luckily, for the rest of us.She’ll be at the Center Point Library Community Room Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. doing a free program about her book “Prohibition in Eastern Iowa.
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