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Events And Activities

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa December 4

Santa will be in town at the Benton County Historical Society, on Saturday, December 4th from 1-5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. He will be helping out the BCHS by sharing his time with the children while Contessa Photography snaps their pictures for a $10 donation to the group.The depot is located at 612 2nd Ave. in Vinton.Bring the ki

Veteran’s Day Assembly at Vinton-Shellsburg High School

The Vinton-Shellsburg High School student body and staff will be hosting a special Veteran’s Day observance on Thursday, November 11th.  All area veterans and their spouses are invited to start the day with a breakfast hosted by VSHS Student Senate in the VSHS Commons area at 8:15  AM.  Following the breakfast, the public is invited to join the students and staff in the Garrison Field House (HS gym) for a program honoring all veterans starting at 9:00 AM.
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Early Arts Study Club to meet November 15

Early Arts Study Club will meet Monday, November 15, at 1:30, at the Trinity Lutheran Church with June Kruger as hostess.  June will present the program on Turkeys.                

Fall craft and bake sale Saturday, November 6

Saturday, November 6, 20218:00 AM  1:00 PMThis annual event features crafts, baked good and other items from all over the area. Vendors need to contact the VPRD office for registration materials. No admission charge, but a vendor fee does apply.LOCATION: Skate & Activity CenterFor the registration form, click here.

Share Food Pantry November 6 for Shellsburg residents

The next food distribution will be Saturday, Nov 6 from 10:00 -11:30 am.  The pantry is located in the back of the city hall building.  For questions, please call 319-436-2000 or email share@fmtcs.com.The Share Pantry serves the Shellsburg zip code and the attendees of the supporting churches:Church of Grace, First Presbyterian Church, Oak Grove
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Halloween Happenings and Not Happenings

Spooktacular Saturday, October 30Head downtown for pumpkin decorating, games, and the traditional costume parade for all of the kids to the downtown businesses. There will be a carnival beginning at 10:00 a.m. and a parade at 11:00 a.m.Open Skate Costume Party & Ghostly Glow Mini GolfSaturday, October 30, 20217:00 PM  9:00 PMAnyone who wears a Halloween costume (more than just a mask) will get a $1 skate admission and will be entered in the Halloween costume contest! And if you think putting is tough during the daytime, just think how hard it will be in the dark with ghosts & goblins in the mix!GRADES: all          FEE: skate-$5.

Last Tenderloin Dinner of the year at the American Legion October 28

Thursday, October 28th, 5-7:00 p.m. the American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57, will hold their last Tenderloin Dinner for 2021.The legion will serve an 8 ounce tenderloin, french fries, coleslaw and a dessert for $10. Allergy Alert: This week they will be using peanut oil.

VFW to offer Spaghetti Supper at Vinton Skate Center October 30

The local VFW Chapter will offer Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Desserts and Drinks at the Vinton Skate Center on Saturday evening, October 30. The supper will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. with the cost a freewill donation. Following the supper there will be Open Skate Costume Party & Ghostly Glow Mini Golf Saturday, October 30, 20217:00 PM-9:00 PMAnyone who wears a Halloween costume (more than just a mask) will get a $1 skate admission and will be entered in the Halloween costume contest! And if you think putting is tough during the daytime, just think how hard it will be in the dark with ghosts & goblins in the mix!GRADES: allFEE: skate-$5.
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Drive Through Lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 28

A drive-through lunch will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1002 E. 13th Street) Thursday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or while supplies last!)On the menu...Hot ham and cheese sandwich, chili, cookie, and drink, $8.00.Enter from 13th street and drive up to the kitchen door on the south side of the church. Someone will be there to serve y

Community Baby Shower November 13

For expectant momsThe shower will be held 11/13/21 from 9AM - Noon at the Norma Anders Library in Dysart.  Any expecting moms that would like to attend will need to fill out this survey and that guarantees them entry and a Free diaper bag:  https://forms.gle/E6CLnveaP5GZZzET6In addition to the free diaper bag, they can enter to win a free car seat or pack 'n play!For service providers interested in having a table at the showerIf you provide services to new new parents and infants and would like to have a table at the shower, please contact India Snow-Watt with LSI's Healthy Families program at Phone: 319-214-1054 | Mobile: 319-440-3440  or india.
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