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Events And Activities

Bear Creek Cemetery Memorial Day Service 9:00 a.m.

The Bear Creek Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day Service beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, May 30, 2022. Coffee and rolls will be served at the township hall (Bear Creek Church) from 7:30 am until 10:30 am freewill donation.The Bear Creek Church is located 3 1/2 miles south of Brandon on the Brandon blacktop or 3 1/2 miles north of Highway 150 on the Brandon Blacktop.


Cancer hasn’t stopped, and neither has the American Cancer Society in Benton County. Cancer did not take a break during the pandemic. The American Cancer Society needs our help more than ever to continue lifesaving cancer research and programs. Help us keep fighting because an estimated 125 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Benton County this year!Please join us for the 2022 Relay For Life of Benton County—back to normal and in person--on Sunday, June 5th at the Benton Community High School track from 6:00 PM through 10:00 PM.
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Eco-Extravaganza: Feelin' the heat with BCCC

On Saturday, April 23 from 11-2 p.m. Benton County Conservation will host Smokey the Bear at the Benton County Nature Center located at 5718 20th Ave. Drive, Vinton. Smokey Bear will be there, will you? Come learn about prairies, fire safety, play games, make crafts and more! This event is free and suitable for the whole family. Come hungry! The VFW Post 8884 will have food for sale and volunteers will be selling baked goods.

Monumental VBS July 24-28

Where: Bethlehem Lutheran ChurchWhen: July 24th-28thTime: 6PM-8PMAges: 4 yr old - 5th gradersRegister: Bible School is 5 nights of learning about how big, huge, gigantic, MONUMENTAL our God is!Our nights consist of songs, skits, games, lessons, snacks, and crafts.VBS will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church this year!Make sure you sign up for FREE through this link: vbspro.

Rockin’ the 50’s LaPorte City Women’s Club Style Show Monday, April 25

Come join the Rockin’ 50s entertainment at the LaPorte City Golf Club, located at 9699 Bishop Rd. in LaPorte City. The fun starts on Monday, April 25 with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. for happy hour. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m, The maid rite diner meal will include rich chocolate cream pie. The style show starts at 6:45 p.m. with Henkle Creek Mercantile and Cameron’s of Vinton which will be showing the latest in fashion for spring and summer.
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Shellsburg American Legion Fish Fry Friday, April 22 5-8 p.m.

The Shellsburg American Legion will have its annual Spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The event will be our usual All You Can Eat with Dine-In or Carry Out.The meal will include: Fish, Baked Potato, Salad Bar, Cupcakes for dessert.Cost:Adults: $14Children ages 5-10: $74 and under: Free

Annual Antique and Flea Market September 9 & 10

Vinton's Annual Antiques and Flea Market will be held on September 9 and 10, 2022. Dealers feature vintage, repurposed, primitive, antiques, as well as flea market treasures. You'll find everything from A to Z.The event will be held at the Vinton Fairgrounds, 1802 2nd Ave. in Vinton. Friday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m.Saturday, September 10, 8:00 a.

Shellsburg City Wide Garage Sale June 3-5

The annual Shellsburg City Wide Garage Sale will be on June 3, 4 and 5. To be placed on the map, please call or text Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or email Click here to download flyer.
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Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast Saturday, April 16 8-10:00 a.m.

The Shellsburg American Legion Saturday morning breakfast is held each Saturday. The hours are 8 - 10 am. We ask people to social distant at the tables (families of course can sit together) and wear masks if you choose.The Shellsburg American Legion holds a breakfast every Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m Cost Freewill Donation. The menu includes: Pancakes, Link Sausage and Scrambled Eggs Weekly Specials 1st Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits  2nd Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits (leftover) 3rd Sat: Omelets to order (ham, cheese, peppers, onions, mushrooms) 4th Sat: Waffles5th Sat: Pancakes, Link Sausage, Scrambled Eggs Proceeds to go to Shellsburg Legion Activities and ImprovementNever forget that at every minute of every day, there are members of our Armed Forces in harm's way and we need to pray for their safety and return home soonWe appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 16 10:00 a.m.

Vinton Today has received word that the Easter Bunny will arrive at the Kiwanis Park on W 13th St & Hwy 218, in Vinton. The plan is that on Saturday, April 16, 2022, promptly at 10:00 a.m. there will be an Easter Egg Hunt with the help of the Kiwanis. (if there is bad weather it will be moved to the Vinton Skate Center) There will be 4 separate Easter Egg Hunt areas based on ages:3 and Under4 & 5-year-olds6 & 7-year-olds8 and olderThis will be a fun and family-friendly event! Dads and moms, let the kids know that the Easter Bunny plans to hop in for a special appearance.
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