Toddler time at Keystone Library
The Keystone Schroeder Public Library will host toddler time at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 and 25. The free program contains snacks, tales, video games and crafts.
Benton Neighborhood meals drive
Benton Neighborhood Scholar Council, Basketball and Robotics groups are internet hosting a meals drive to learn the Benton Neighborhood Meals Pantry. Donations are being accepted by means of Jan. 20.
Seize ‘n go snacks and simple to arrange meals corresponding to Straightforward Mac and Cheese and immediate ramen are in demand. Hygiene objects corresponding to deodorant, lip balm, disposable razors, child wipes and room disinfectant spray are additionally wanted.
Donations shall be collected on the boys sport on Jan. 20.
Pork loin, rib dinner in Blairstown
The Blairstown Recreation Board will host a pork loin sandwich or ribs fundraising dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, on the Blairstown Neighborhood Middle. Dine in or in-town supply is obtainable (sandwich meal solely). Name or textual content to put an order: (319) 471-3133.
Proceeds from the freewill donation meal will help newly designed ball jerseys and workforce gear. Summer season ball registration shall be accessible.
Belle Plaine Library ebook sale
The Belle Plaine Library is holding an impromptu ebook sale. No donations are being taken; objects are being cleaned from cabinets and solely issues now not wanted are being offered. These embody books for all ages, books on CD, DVDs and puzzles. All gross sales are by donation. Patrons are invited to cease steadily to verify on up to date choices.
“Constructing Higher Birders” is the subject of a Jan. 20, 2023, workshop to be held Jan. 20 on the Benton County Nature Middle. Hours are 9 a.m. to three p.m. and value is $10 per particular person. Chances are you’ll come for the entire thing or solely a portion.
The schedule contains:
9 — 9:15 a.m.: introductions
9:15 — 10:45 a.m.: intro to hen (passerines) presentation
10:45 — 11 a.m.: break and lightweight snack
11 — 12:30 p.m.: birding hike
12:30 — 1:15 p.m.: lunch by yourself
1:15 — 1:45 p.m.: yard hen depend presentation
1:45 — 2:45 p.m.: construct your personal hen feeder
2:45 — 3 p.m.: wrap up and questions
Norway Fireplace soup supper
Norway Fireplace and Rescue will host a soup supper Saturday, Jan. 21, on the Norway Fireplace Station. Serving shall be from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu contains chili, broccoli cheese and hen noodle soups and cinnamon rolls for a freewill donation.
Benton County Conservation will host a full moon snowshoe hike and campfire desserts from 6:30 to eight p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This system is free and climate dependent. If there’s not at the very least 4 inches of snow, it is going to be canceled. Because of snowshoe dimension, this system is appropriate for youth age 11 and up. Donations are inspired for desserts.
Register on Mycountyparks.com by Feb. 1.
Daddy and daughter dance
The Blairstown Recreation Board will host “Do’nut Develop Up,” a daddy and daughter dance from 6 to eight p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, on the Blairstown Neighborhood Middle. Admission is a freewill donation. For extra info, name (319) 471-3133.
Ice Fishing Match
Benton County Conservation will host an ice fishing match Saturday, Feb. 11, at Rodgers Park. Parking and arrival start at 7 a.m. Parking shall be in designated marked areas. Throughout this occasion solely, gates shall be open to automobile visitors to entry the north finish of the lake.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the enclosed shelter on the park, 2113 57th Path, Vinton. Augering/fishing begins at 8:30 a.m. Contributors should current a sound fishing license; payment is $5 per particular person; children underneath 16 fish free.
Benton County Meals Pantries
The Vinton Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to three p.m. The pantry is positioned on the west facet of 811 D Ave. Vinton.
On the third Saturday of every month from 10 to11 a.m. convey your luggage to the pantry at Wesley United Methodist Church positioned at 516 2nd Ave. (The church subsequent to the library.)
The Belle Plaine Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
HACAP Cellular Pantry is in Belle Plaine on the Neighborhood Middle, 1309 fifth Ave., the final Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to midday.
Belle Plaine and Marengo Senior Eating Menus
Monday, Jan, 16: HACAP websites closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 17: Breaded fish, candy potato wedges, tropical fruit salad, peas and mushrooms, chocolate pudding, bread and butter.
Wednesday, Jan. 18: Prepare dinner’s selection.
Thursday, Jan. 19: Chili with beans, spinach cranberry salad with vinaigrette, strawberry banana medley, cornbread.
Friday, Jan. 20: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, winter mix veggies, Jell-O salad, cookie, dinner roll.
To make a reservation or cancellation, name (319) 444-3135 in Belle Plaine or (319) 642-5817 in Marengo.