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Events And Activities

Shellsburg Public Library Movie days on scheduled Early Outs

"Movie Day" at the library on Fridays when there are scheduled early outs. Click here for flyer. (please return the bottom of this form with your child)The movie picked will be a G or PG rated. The movie will run 2:00pm to 5:00pmPlease plan to pick up your child no later than 6:00pm.Most movies will take place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays unless noted below.

Ice Fishing Tournament to be held January 15

Benton County Conservation will be holding their annual ice fishing tournament beginning at 7:30 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m., at Hannan Lake Park. The park is located at 1949 Benton-Iowa Road, Blairstown. Those competing can begin arriving at the park at 7:00 a.m. Use the boat ramp and shop area for drop off only, but you are welcome to park in the beach parking lot.
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Benton County Community Foundation to Host Grant Applicant Workshop January 6

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, will host a public grant applicant workshop on Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Van Horne Community Center, 508 1st Ave, Van Horne, IA. Individuals, especially those interested in applying for a grant, are encouraged to attend the workshop and should RSVP online at www.

The Queen of Saints Mass times announced for January - June

The Queen of Saints Mass Schedule will be changing the weekend of January 1/2. The January through June Mass times will be as follows:4:00 pm on Saturday— St. Michael, Norway6:00 pm on Saturday—St. Paul, Newhall8:00 am on Sunday— St. John, Blairstown or St. Patrick, Watkins10:00 am on Sunday— Immaculate Concept

Benton County Historical Society to hold Monthly Meeting

If you love the local history of Vinton and Benton County, you are welcome to attend the montly meeting of the Benton County Historical Society. The meeting is held on the 4th Monday of the month. The meeting is held at the Horridge House located at 612 1st Ave. in Vinton beginning at 6:30 p.m.Everyone is welcome to attend.
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New Year's Eve Service Scheduled

Wesley United Methodist Chuch New Year's EveFriday, December 316:30 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 E 13th St., Vinton 

January Happenings at Vinton Public Library

STEAM for Kids at 3:30pmMondays Jan. 3,10,17,24Kids in 3rd-5th grade are invited to participate in science, math,art, and engineering activities!Preschool Storytime at 10amTuesdays Jan. 4,11, 18, 25Geared toward children 2-6 years old, this storytime willinclude fun stories, songs, and rhymes!Teen Program: Comics and SuperheroesThursday Jan. 6 at 4pmTeens and tweens will make their own comic books with asuperhero and a superpower!Tai Chi for Adults at 10amThursdays Jan.

Shellsburg Presbyterian Church to hold Blue Christmas Service

The First Presbyterian Church located at 300 Main Street East in Shellsburg will hold a Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:30pm.What is a Blue Christmas Service? It is a service for those who find themselves struggling to find JOY during the holidays. It provides a time to gather with others who are grieving, struggling with the dark, or simply caught up in trying to find hope.
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Vinton Presbyterian Church to offer free Christmas dinner

The Vinton Presbyterian Church will once again offer a free Christmas dinner to the community on Christmas day. The church will be offering delivery, pick up, or in-person dining at the church. The church will be serving from noon until 2:00 PM.RSVP is required by December 23. To RSVP, call 319-472-3766 or go to www.vintonpresbyterian.orgThe church

Early Arts Study Club News

Early Arts Study Club will meet Monday, December 20, at 1:30 PM , at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Social Committee as hostess.  Donna Thompson will present the program on Amish Christmas.
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