Located at 202 East 4th Street in Vinton, Head Start provides quality preschool and childcare for 3-5 year old children and support services for their families. The program focuses on children from low-income households as well as children with disabilities. Head Start is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services, accredidated by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, and follows the Head Start Performance Standards. Full and part day slots are available. We are always taking applications.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with trail upkeep and promoting the great resource that we have here in Benton County. In 2010, we have some exciting plans. Our first goal is to increase awareness of the trail which we hope increases the use of it. We are in the planning stages of a possible bike ride later in the summer as well as t-shirt sells to help raise funds for the upkeep. As of now, 100% of the maintenance of this trail is through donations and volunteers.
The Parkinson's Support Group is excited to announce enhanced programs, scheduled meetings, and more support for people with Parkinson's and their loved ones! The group is meeting at Windsor Manor Assisted Living Community the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm. The meeting takes place in the dining room and new members are welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact Bethany Clemenson at 319-472-2060 for more information.
Weekend Mass times for the Queen of Saints cluster for 2017 are as follows:
January 7/8 through June 30:
4 pm-St. Patrick, Watkins OR St. John, Blairstown (alternating every other week)
6 pm-St. Michael, Norway
8 am-St. Paul, Newhall
10 am-IC, Van Horne
From July 1 through December 31:
4 pm-St. Paul, Newhall
6 pm-IC, Van Horne
8 am-St. Michael, Norway
10 am-St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, Watkins (alternating every other week)
Survivors of Benton County is a group of women who have gone, or are going through, the same traumatic life experience…..Breast Cancer. We are here to advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the support available in Benton County, to also support other personnel, individuals and organizations that share in the goal of helping breast cancer patients. We are SURVIVORS. We’re a group of women that get together monthly to eat, laugh, share stories about our experiences, but most importantly, talk about life. Our members want to encourage others to be proactive through awareness of breast cancer, to promote being checked regularly and therefore to save lives with early detection. We are here to provide nurturing support services, education, direct assistance, and financial aid. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month March-December at 5:30 at Windsor Manor. For more information feel free to contact: Angie Tharp. 472-2994 Lisa Staab 472-5255 Janet Woodhouse 472-4862 Lu Karr 560-9408 Visit our website at Survivors of Benton County
Meeting Information: Day: Thursdays Location: Newhall City Hall (west door.) Time: Weigh-In from 6:30-7:00 Meetings start at 7:00 A hands-on, pounds-off approach to weight loss. TOPS doesn't pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don't promise quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the "perfect" body. Instead we focus on health. TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight.
Our VFW Auxiliary meets The 2nd Sunday of every month at US BANK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 414 A Ave. in Vinton. Please join us if interested. We LIVE BY OUR MOTTO:"HONOR THE DEAD BY HELPING THE LIVING" PLEASE CONTACT JEANETTE HENRY VFW AUXILIARY-PRESIDENT 8884
We are a COUNTY veterans service organization. The meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the US BANK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 414 A Ave. in Vinton. We have no post home at this time. We are an active post with VETS IN THE CLASSROOM, VOICE of DEMOCRACY, and various community based events. Membership dues are $27.00/yr.We encourage veterans to come to a meeting. Eligibility to belong to the VFW is having served overseas in a war zone or conflict where you received combat pay.We are also looking for ladies to join our auxililary.
The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts is a group of artists and patrons who encourage and inspire each other and work together to bring art to the Vinton community. We sponsor various art shows and community events throughout the year and raise money for community art projects such as the Corn Statues. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M. (location varies); non-members may attend for $5. Contact Barb Campbell for current activity schedule.