Events And Activities
Find information for help with Trees, Home, Family, Farm- and Volunteering. Together We Can Make a Difference in Our Community! The 2020 disasters are still impacting our community in 2021. Many people need assistance, and many others are looking for opportunities to pitch in and make a difference. The Benton County Assistance Fair, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the Benton County Fairgrounds, is bringing together organizations and businesses from across the county to provide the information people need.
Preventing injuries in youth is the aim of the annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Camp in Benton County. This free event will feature 10 safety stations. All 3rd through 6th graders in Benton and Linn County are invited to attend Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Benton County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
PEO Chapter MZ will meet on Monday, September 13 at 1:30 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Donna Sutton as hostess assisted by Karen Schlue.
This Friday, September 10, the Vinton American Legion will hold a fish fry dinner at the American George G. Luckey Post in Vinton. The cost of the meal is $10 dine in or take out.Meal includes: Fish Fillet, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Baked Beans and a DessertAdults: $10.00Children 5 to 12: $5.00Children under 5: FreeAll you can eat, while supplies last.
We are proud to announce the Kickoff Event of the new VPRD Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16th....Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run 5K!!! This is a great, affordable family event. Come out and run the first 5K to be held on Nathan's Miles. There will be a Kids Glow Run at 6:30 pm, and then the 5K begins at 7:30 pm. You can register for the event at the link below.
On Sunday, September 19, the Center Point Historical Society will host its Annual Cemetery Walk, at the Center Point Cemetery, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Admission for the event is $5. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, October 3, at 4:00 p.m.
The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts will be hosting a workshop for artists and community planners about mural painting. It will be an all-day workshop (10 am - 3 pm) on Saturday, Sept. 25th, at Pourville (location dependent on numbers and COVID). The workshop will provide tips and techniques for creating large exterior murals and for planning, budgeting, and funding them, including preparation and materials.
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. The celebration is open to anyone who worked at, attended, or contributed to the success of The Creamery since 1971, including former company members, board members, attendees, and volunteers.
Join the Lions on Tuesday, August 31st at Celebration Park from 5-7 PM. This will be the last Tenderloin Tuesday of the Season! We are grateful for the community support and enjoy seeing all your smiling faces. There will be a full menu is available. The Lions trailer raises funds that support our community and Lions Clubs International outreach throughout the world.
Lace up your shoes and get training friends! The Bring the Noise 5K is BACK!! What better way to start off Boomfest/Boomtown Weekend than with a run around town!Calling all runners (and walkers)! Come join us for the Annual "Bring the Noise 5K" brought to you by Vinton Noon Kiwanis.We will have a 5K Race & A 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Back in person this year we are lacing up our shoes on August 28.