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Events And Activities

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #41 to launch on October 19

On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch EIHF Flight # 41 Since we began operations in 2009, to date, we have transported 3,613 Veterans, plus their guardians to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. While there, they will visit the WWII, Korean, Vietnam memorials, as well as visit Arlington National Cemetery, and other memorials.

Vinton Parks and Rec to hold Fall Festival during the month of October

The 2021 Fall Festival will kick off on October 16 with the first Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run. Check-in and the starting line begin at Tilford Elementary. To register, click here!Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. The Kid Race will begin at 6:30 p.m. for ages 11 and younger. The Adults will take off at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks, live music, and a ton of glow stuff!The cost for the race is $25 for adults and Kids are FREE!The week of October 22-30 there will be a Scarecrow Contest where Vinton Businesses will show off their creativity by making scarecrows.
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Calling All Witches October 14

Vision Dysart and the Dysart Development Corporation are pleased to announce the return of the Wine with the Witches Fall Festival on October 14th.Grab your broomsticks and don your most be-witching (or wizzarding) costume and join the Dysart Witches in the flash mob witches dance. Open House events in our Main Street shops from 10 - 7. Sample wines from 42 North Winery and at [sel] shops from 5 - 7.

50th Dysart Bazaar & Holiday Market returns November 13 benefit UCSD Scholarship

The non-profit Dysart Development Corporation (DDC) will host the community's fiftieth annual Dysart Bazaar and Holiday Market on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Open to the public at no charge, the event features a wide variety of artists selling their exclusive handmade crafts and homemade baked goods at the handicapped-accessible Dysart, Iowa, Community Building, at 418 Main Street, from 9 a.

GoVS Homecoming Breakfast October 2 7-11:00 a.m.

The GoVS Homecoming Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 7-11:00 a.m. in the High School commons. Tickets are $6 each and will be available for sale at the Homecoming Game. The menu will include: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy.GoVs is a local organization that raises money for scholarships for our Vinton-Shellsburg graduating seniors.
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Vinton-Shellsburg Homecoming Parade Thursday Night 6:00 p.m.

Come out and support the Vinton-Shellburg kids at the Homecoming Parade which begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin at B Avenue and 4th St. in downtown Vinton. Come out and cheer the kids on!


The Friends of the Center Point Library is again sponsoring "Socktober"-collecting donations of new socks for the sockless. Because of the current covid surge, Friends is also asking for donations of homemade or purchased masks.Friends will give the donated masks and socks to Willis Dady Homeless Services and the Young Parents Network in Cedar Rapids.

Veterans Stand Down Event October 23

The "Stand Down" event will be held on Saturday October 23, at the Belle Plaine Legion Hall located at 1008 12th St. from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Any veteran and their family is welcome to stop in and choose anything that you can use.[SEL]ion includes clothing and personal care items.Veteran's Affairs personnel will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have.
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Alliant Energy promotes Iowa Pipeline Safety Association virtual safety training

Free online educational events for emergency responders and public officials Professionals involved in crisis planning are invited to the Iowa Pipeline Association's 2021 Pipeline Safety Awareness and Emergency Response Programs in October. Alliant Energy is participating in the Coordinated Response Exercise and encourages emergency responders and public officials to attend.

Brandon United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Supper and Bazaar September 25

The Brandon United Methodist Women's Annual Fall Supper and Bazaar will be held on Saturday, September 25, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the church located at 507 Main St. in Brandon. Cost for the meal: Adult's $10Kids $5 agest 5-124 and under FreeThe meal includes:Homemade chicken and noodlesMashed PotatoesSquashGreen BeansSalad Bar DessertA quart of Chicken and noodles $6.
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