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Events And Activities

American Legion Tenderloin Dinner February 24

Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 5 – 7 p.m. the American Legion George G Luckey Post 57 will hold a Tenderloin Dinner. The cost is $10 and includes an 8oz Tenderloin, French Fries, Cole Slaw and a dessert. The tenderloins will be fried in soybean oil in the fryers.

June 18-19 Fishing Tournament to support area Veterans

The Iowa Cat Chasers will hold a Father's day Open on June 18-19 from noon until noon at the Koszia Boat Ramp in Belle Plaine. This is a 24 hour tournament with a 15 fish limit.There will be 3 classes of competition:1. Rod and Reel, $252. Diddy poles only, $253. Rod and reel and diddy poles,$50Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 18 and the tournament will start at noon.
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Quest RPG for Teens at the Library

The Vinton Public Library will be offering two events specifically for children. The first is Quest a Roleplaying Game for Teens. The fun happens every Thursday in March with the first  on March 3rd beginning at 4:00 p.m.Quest is a thrilling roleplaying game about amazing people in a world of magic and danger. Everyone is welcome, and you can be whoever you want to be.

Fun Ways to Engage with Your Preschooler!

In partnership with Vinton Early Learning Center, caregivers and their preschoolers are invited to participate in a fun program that provides ideas for reading, music & movement, and crafts!Join in the fun at the Vinton Public Library on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.

CP Friends of the Library Says clean for a cause

At the Feb. 10 Love at the Library valentine concert by The Laid Back Band, Friends of the Library offered party favors of romance novels, chocolates and Library hours bookmarks. Friends of the Center Point Library are thinking of spring cleaning—not theirs, yours.Friends is planning the annual used book sale and realizing that, although we may not be over covid, we’re over the “covid cleaning” compulsion. That means fewer used books donated to the Library which means fewer books for Friends to sell which means less Friends funds for Library programs and projects.
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Keep Iowa Beautiful Invites Iowans to Participate in the Great American Cleanup

Removing Litter Across Iowa: Keep Iowa Beautiful Invites Iowans to Participate in the Great American Cleanup with Pick-Up IowaKeep Iowa Beautiful invites Iowans to join the Great American Cleanup and an estimated 3 million volunteers across the nation by removing litter from public areas and nature reserves during Pick-Up Iowa from April 1 to July 31.

Vinton Public Library March Events

Jen Loeb, Everest Mountain ClimberTuesday March 1 at 6pmMarengo mountain climber, Jen Loeb, will present about her adventures in climbing the seven highest peaks in the world! Preschool StorytimeTuesdays in March at 10amGeared toward children 2-6 years old, this storytime will include fun stories, songs, and rhymes! Tai Chi for AdultsThursdays in March at 10amJoin Bryan Bruner from Heritage Area Agency on Aging as he leads participants in gentle Tai Chi sequences.

Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center Host Z102.9’s Gown Town on Sunday, 2/27/22

NEXT Sunday, February 27th, from Noon to 3pm, the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center will be hosting Z102.9’s Gown Town! That afternoon, Z102.9 will open a 100% FREE, no-questions-asked Prom Shop inside Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, Iowa. All dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories will be distributed free of charge to high school girls in need of a dress for prom.
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Ice Fishing Tournament, Saturday, February 19

HANNEN LAKE PARK - ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT - FEBRUARY 19th!- Parking and Arrival Starts: 7:00 amBoat ramp/shop area for drop off only. Parking available at the beach parking lot. Transportation back and forth from ramp to parking provided by Palo Outdoors.- Registration Starts: 7:30 am- Auguring/Fishing Starts: 8:30 amMust present valid fishing license$5/person, kids under 16 fish freeCash Raffles Include:- Vexilar FL20- 8" K-Drill- 50/50- General raffleLongest Bluegill, Crappie, & Bass 1st Place:- Cash prize for 16 and older- Prizes for 15 and youngerCash raffles day of only.

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 Stop or 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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