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Events And Activities

Space is still available for July 31 Craft Show & Vendor Fair

There is still time for vendors to reserve space in the upcoming Craft Show and Vendor Fair in Mount Auburn later this month. But those interested should hurry as time is running out. The craft show and vendor fair is being held as part of the larger day-long celebration to commemorate Mount Auburn's Sesquicentennial. Those who would like to [st]-up shop for the event on Saturday, July 31, should follow this link for details and the sign-up form: bit.

VFW Post 8884 Welcoming the New VFW Department of Iowa Auxiliary President

A homecoming celebration will be held at the VFW Post 8884 on July 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.The event will be in honor of the new VFW Department of Iowa Auxiliary President, Jeanette Henry who also serves as the local Auxiliary President for the local VFW 8884/A meal will be served at 11:00 a.m. for a free will offering. Everyone is welcome to stop out to meet and congratulate Henry and to tour the Post which is located at 5999 25th Avenue Trail, Vinton.
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Watkins to host Double Header between Norway Bandits 7 Watkins Mudhens

On Saturday, July 10, the Norway Bandits and the Watkins Mudhends will go to bat for bragging rights. The Annual Festivities will be held at the Gabe Kuester Memorial Park.The baseball game will begin at 4:30 p.m. Concessions and cold beer available.Fireworks will follow the ballgame.

Save the Date! Labor Day Weekend 2021 Old Creamery Theatre 50th Reunion

Come celebrate in Garrison, Iowa, the founding of The Old Creamery Theatre Company 50 years ago. Sponsored by those founding members who are still alive and kicking. PLEASE BRING $30 PER PERSON TO COVER THE COST OF MEALS AND OTHER EXPENSES.The celebration is open to anyone who worked at, attended, or contributed to the success of The Creamery between 1971 and 2021, including former company members, board members, attendees, and volunteers.

Boomtown is Back on Track for August 28

The trainwreck we know as 2020 derailed the Annual Boomtown Celebration in August, but plans are coming together to celebrate the 14th annual event at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton, Iowa, on Saturday, August 28, 2021.What is Boomtown?In case you're new, or have forgotten - be prepared. Boomtown isn't your your typical small-town-USA fireworks display.

Lions Club will celebrate 100 Years on Tuesday Night

Vinton Lions Club invites the community to help us celebrate our 100 Years of Service on July 6, 2021, from 5-8 PM at Celebration Park. The Vinton Lion's concessions trailer will have their first Tenderloin Tuesday with half-priced menu items and FREE SNO-CONES and CAKE. The Vinton Community Band will provide entertainment. Children's activities are being planned which include Tom Pingenot's amazing "Bubbler" skills! Bring a lawn chair and come celebrate with us!If you have an interest in joining Vinton Lions Club please message Mike LaGrange, through Facebook @VintonIowaLionsClub for more information.

PEO Chapter MZ news

PEO Chapter MZ will have a social meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at the home of Inga Schminke . Meet to car pool at 10:45. Please call Brenda by July 8th for reservations.


Keep Iowa Beautiful is announcing the 12th Annual Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest. Iowans have the next six months to grab their cameras, or phones, and enter one or all of the five categories. "This is a great way for Iowans to share what they like about Iowa," said Kevin Techau, Keep Iowa Beautiful Executive Director. "There are five categories to enter your favorite photo of what makes you proud to be an Iowan and captures the beauty and spirit of Iowa," added Techau.

Vinton Lions Celebration July 6

Since 2010, Vinton Lions have donated proceeds from their annual November chili supper to support Eastern Iowa Honor Flights, enabling veterans to make a memorable day-long tour of Washington, D.C. Vinton Lions Club invites the community to help us celebrate our 100 Years of Service on July 6, 2021 from 5-8PM at Celebration Park. The Vinton Lion's concessions trailer will have their first Tenderloin Tuesday with half priced menu items and FREE SNO-CONES and CAKE.

Oak Grove Church to host VBS July 18-22

Oak Grove Treasured VBSJuly 18 - 225:45 pmAre you looking for a vacation Bible school in the Shellsburg area? Bring your children to Oak Grove Church, and they will never want to leave!At Treasured VBS, kids will discover they are priceless to God. Treasured is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.
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