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Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (October 5), Planning & Zoning Commission (October 5), City Council (October 11)
  • 2016 Paul Engle Prize event; library closes at 5:00 pm (October 6)
  • Family Night at the library (October 10)
  • Skate Park Road Trip (October 13)

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Coffee with a cop

Why Not Have Coffee With a Cop?

Build community connections over a cup o' joe

Throughout October 

The Coralville Police Department is hosting four “Coffee with a Cop” events during the month of October. It’s a great time for anyone in the community to ask questions, discuss concerns, say hello, and get to know the Coralville Police Department outside of a crisis situation, all over a cup of coffee in a casual setting. Learn more


Mayor's Clean Up Week

Kick It to the Curb

Mayor's Clean Up Week

October 3-7

Set out big items, such as broken furniture or busted bathroom fixtures, for free pickup on trash day. If you have unwanted (but usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. Learn more 


Household hazardous wastes

Too Toxic to Trash

Free disposal of household hazardous waste

Friday, October 7 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, residents can bring up to one box per household of hazardous waste (like unwanted cleaning products or lawn and garden chemicals) to a mobile collection station at the City Hall parking lot for free, safe disposal. Learn more


Don't Wait Check the Date

Don’t Wait, Check the Date!

Replace smoke alarms every 10 years

Fire prevention week | October 9-15

Smoke alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years, but do you know how old your smoke alarms are? Relying on smoke alarms past their expiration date puts you at an increased risk in the event of a home fire. Learn more


Coralville fire truck

Fire Department Open House

Sunday, October 16 | Noon-4:00 pm

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, stop by Fire Station #1 on 5th Street for a live demonstration, fire safety information, fire truck display, kids fire extinguisher game, and refreshments. Learn more


Stage view at the CCPA

On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

OPERATIVO:  A Night of Opera Love Duets, Wine, & Chocolate Cake

Friday, September 30 | 7:30 pm

ConcertIA presents a luscious evening of beautiful music, wine, and dessert! Learn more

Imagine Tomorrow: An Evening of Gershwin

Friday, October 7 | 7:30 pm

Celebrate the Center’s fifth birthday with a special evening featuring the music of George Gershwin, concluding with a performance of Gershwin’s masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. Learn more

All in a Day Play Festival

Saturday, October 8 | 7:30 pm

Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville once again join forces for this award-winning event to create seven ten minute plays in just 24 hours. Learn more


Coralville Public Library

What's Happening at the Library

A Banned Books Evening with Larry Baker

Thursday, September 29 | 7:00 pm

How does a book taught in high schools become a national bestseller, a Hallmark Hall of Fame family movie, and end up on the American Library Association “banned books” list? This event takes place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more

Paranormal Iowa

Wednesday, October 5 | 7:00 pm

Chad Lewis of Unexplained Research takes us on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Iowa! Learn more

Roxane Gay to Receive Paul Engle Prize

Thursday, September 6 | 7:00 pm

Roxane Gay will receive the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, during a special ceremony at the Coralville Public Library as part of the Iowa City Book Festival. Ms. Gay will be interviewed by writer Alea Adigweme. The Library will close at 5:00 pm for this event, which is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Learn more

It’s a Mystery Book Group:
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Wednesday, October 12 | 10:00 am

Find out what happens when a teenaged orphan and a retired Sherlock Holmes set out to find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator in the early years of World War I. Learn more

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