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Events And Activities

Book Clubbing for Adults and Master Gardener Activities at the Library

Adventures in Book Clubbing!Tuesday March 15 at 6:00pm OR Wednesday March 23 at 10:00amAdult readers are welcome to come to one or both meetings! Each month our book club will have a theme...simply pick a fiction or nonfiction book that fits that theme, read it, and come to the club to discuss your book!March's theme: Choose a book that takes place

March 29 Shellsburg American Legion Auxiliary Soup Supper to benefit Library

The Shellsburg American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a Soup Supper on Tuesday, March 29 from 5 pm - 7 pm. We will be serving:Homemade Chicken Noodle SoupChiliPotato SoupRelishes, Crackers and Bars.Coffee and Cold DrinksCost is a Free Will DonationProceeds to benefit the Shellsburg Public Library
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Dysart to hold Iowa's Shortest Parade March 17, at 12:15 p.m.

Dysart's Mayor, Tim Glenn, introduced the idea of holding "Iowa's Shortest St. Patricks's Day Parade" to the City Council earlier this month. "WHY?" you might ask. "We like to do fun and unique events in Dysart!" he said."I've always wanted to have one, and having it over the lunch hour allows businesses and more people to participate...and be able to watch NCAA basketball and our BIG10 Champ Hawkeyes!" The mayor said that the parade will start at "O'Main and McWilson" streets and end at the Dysart Gorge (this is an art display that was painted on the street in Dysart back in 2018.

Shellsburg Public Library News

Julie Kimm, Library Director 110 Main St Shellsburg IA 52332 Phone 319-436-2112 Fax 319-436-2874 director@shellsburg.lib.ia.usNEW BOOKS Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover One Step to Far by Lisa Gardner A Little Closer to Home by Ginger Zee Quicksilver by Dean Koontz The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf Steal by James Patterson Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell The Betrayal of Anne Frank by Rosemary Sullivan The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis City of the Dead by Jonathon Kellerman Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston Abandon in Death by J.

Benton Community FFA's 2022 Service Auction March 13th at 5:30 PM

You're invited to the Benton Community FFA's 2022 Service AuctionMarch 13th at 5:30 PM Van Horne Community CenterCome first to eat some delicious soups and stay for the service auction! Following the FFA service auction the BC FFA Parent & Alumni Association will be holding their 13th annual Baked Goods Auction with all proceeds going tosenior FFA scholarships and enhancing member’s FFA experiences.
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Fresh Conversations at the Vinton Public Library March 10

Fresh Conversations March 10th at 11 am at Vinton Public LibraryIn partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Fresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+. A healthy snack is included.

CP Friends of Library Butterfly Program Is Breath of Spring Air

Almost 30 people were thinking spring at the Friends of the Center Point Library “Attracting Butterflies” program by Dennis Schlicht, on March 3.Five people also won drawings to take home books, from children’s books including the Lorax, to Dennis’s “The Butterflies of Iowa.”Dennis is a retired biology teacher and long-time member of the Center Point Public Library Board.

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser, March 5th, 7-11 a.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Vinton will hold their Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser on March 5th from 7-11 a.m. at the Vinton Shellsburg High School.On the menu: Pancakes, Ham, Sausage, Eggs and other refreshmentsAdvance tickets are $6 and $7 at the door. Preschoolers eat FREE!Tickets are available at the following locations:Farmers Saving BandHenkel Service StationJohn's Qwik Stopor from any Kiwanis MemberProceeds go to fund community projects such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Scholarships, Bike Rodeo, 3rd Grade Dictionaries, Kids Fisherie, Christmas Party for Special Needs Students, Kiwanis Park Playground and Splashpad.
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Fun Ways to Engage with Your Preschooler - Saturday, March 5

Saturday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m the Vinton Early Learning Center caregivers and their preschoolers are invited to participate in a fun program that provides ideas for reading, music and movement and crafts!Please also note that the library will be closed from 9-1 on Monday, March 7 due to loud construction. We will be open from 1-6 that day.

Learn About Tree Care & Help Your Community Grow Its Canopy!

Register for TreeKeepers Classes NowNature lovers are needed to help maintain and plant trees throughout Iowa and Illinois. Volunteers can sign up now for virtual training through Trees Forever's TreeKeepers classes by visiting The course is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and will empower attendees to become effective environmental volunteers.
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