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Events And Activities


If you’ve been focused on the election, good for you, but Christmas is coming no matter what, and Friends of the Center Point Library is having a Christmas is Coming special book sale Saturday Nov. 19, from 9-3 in the Library community room.Political problems are another story, but the Friends sale can help solve your gift-giving problems with a new batch of lightly-used hardcover books for $1 each.

Virginia Gay Hospital Christmas Tree Walk is Back!

The Annual Christmas Tree Walk is back at Virginia Gay Hospital. Evening viewing of the trees will be held at the following times. -The first three Saturdays in November, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon-Evening of Thursday, November 10th from 5:-7:00 p.m.-Sunday afternoon November 13th from 1-3:00 p.m.-Final bid on the trees and displays will be on Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 a.
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For this November and December Friends of the Center Point Library is changing up the holiday giving tree at the Library. Since hats and mittens are a current glut on the donation market, Friends is putting up a Stuff the Stocking tree instead, for the donation of personal care items for stocking the HACAP food pantry at the Library.This change, however, is no excuse for idle hands.

Halloween Events

Halloween Trick or TreatingOctober 314-5:00 p.m.Windsor Manor Children are invited to stop out for a treat at the facility. The Halloween Parade will be from 4-5:00 p.m.4:30-5:30 p.m.Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab There will be trick or treating available outside at the gate of the facility. Children are invited to stop by for a treat. Blessed Hope Community Church - 1509 South M Ave.

Veterans Day Assembly Scheduled for November 11 at 9:45 a.m.

The Vinton Shellsburg Community School District will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Assembly. On Friday, November 11th the assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m.Breakfast for Veterans and their partners will be after 8:30 a.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria.  This will be the first district-wide assembly since 2019.  If you have any questions, please reach out to: kelly.
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Vinton Library Board sets meeting for planning of Friends of the Library Chapter

An informational meeting will be held by members of the Library Board concerning plans to open a Friends of the Library chapter for the Vinton Public Library.The meeting will be Tuesday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the library located at 510 2nd Ave. in Vinton.Everyone is welcome to come and listen in on the discussion!

Drive-up Lunch at Trinity Lutheran on Thursday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Drive Up Lunch - Thursday, October 27th, 11 am - 1 pm This week's lunch includes Beef Loose meat sandwiches, Baked Beans, Chips, dessert and drink; asking $9. Please pull up to the kitchen door on the south side of the church and someone will be out to wait on you.Trinity Lutheran Church will once again be holding its to-go lunch.Funds are being raised for new flooring in our kitchen.

Veterans History Project Event November 4 in Waterloo

The office of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will host a Library of Congress “Veterans History Project” event in honor of Veterans Day for the fifth year in a row. The event will take place on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. The museum is located in the Grout Museum District and the address is 503 South St.
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November Fall Activities in Vinton

Fall Craft & Bake ShowNovember 5Where: Skate & Activity CenterWhen: 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.This annual event features crafts, baked good, and other items from all over the area. Over 35 vendors last year! Free admission!LOCATION: Skate & Activity CenterWant to be a vendor? Click here for more info!Fall Fest FinaleNovember 5Where: Celebration ParkWhen: 3-5:00 p.

Last Tenderloin Dinner of the season at the American Legion

The last tenderloin Dinner for this year will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.The menu includes a Tenderloin, French Fries, Cole Slaw and a Dessert. The cost $15.00.The Legion is located at 105 N. R Ave. in Vinton. 
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