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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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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:

  • Beginning English for Foreign-Born Adults (Wednesdays & Fridays)
  • Family Night at the Library (December 11)
  • Meetings: City Council (December 12), Board of Adjustment (December 18), Parks and Recreation Commission (December 18)
  • Senior Potluck (December 18)

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Coralville's Aisle of Lights

Luminarias Shine On

Be part of the Aisle of Lights tradition

Sunday, December 10 | 5:00-9:00 pm 

Coralville, you are invited to turn on your holiday lights and light luminarias along your sidewalks on December 10. Free sacks and sand to make luminarias are available. Sponsored in part by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union; sand donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix. 

Tour the lights on your own or by bus on Sunday, or visit the festive weekend events hosted by Coralville organizations and businesses.  Learn more

Holiday lights map

See Holiday Lights in Coralville

Be added to the map or tell us your favorites

‘Tis the season for holiday yard displays with lights, inflatables, and music. As December shines bright, we’re mapping the community’s recommended displays in Coralville. Learn more

Yard waste

Yard Waste Collection Dates

Thanks to weather conditions, crews will continue to pick up yard waste on:

  • Regular collection days through December 7 
  • Both Tuesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 14, for all Coralville residences
Garbage collection schedules remain unchanged.

If you have yard waste to set out, now is the time to do so. Once the extended forecast indicates snow or ice, yard waste collection will be suspended until the spring.  Learn more

Recycling drop site

New Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center Opens

New location, expanded hours

The Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center is open at 950 Hughes Street, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coralville residents can drop off paper, plastics #1-5 and 7, aluminum and tin, and cardboard to be recycled. The former Recycling Center on E. 7th Street has closed permanently. Learn more

Construction news

Lane Reduction on 1st Avenue

1st Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction between E. 7th Street and E. 9th Street to facilitate connecting the Drury Parking Ramp project to the existing sanitary sewer and water main that are under the 1st Avenue pavement. Normal traffic patterns should resume the week of December 18, weather permitting.
Learn more

Leisure Line

From Swimming to Spy School

Parks & Recreation registration begins December 9

The latest Coralville Parks & Recreation activity catalog is now available. Registration begins December 9 for many winter and early spring activities. Learn more

Recycle cardboard

The Right Place for Cardboard

Mandatory cardboard recycling begins in January

Cardboard is recyclable and will not be allowed in your regular trash beginning January 2. The Iowa City Landfill is instituting a corrugated cardboard ban for their service area, which will divert about 4,000 tons of cardboard from the landfill each year. Recycle cardboard curbside or at the Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center at 950 Hughes Street. 

City Hall

Thank You, Bill Hoeft

Reception for outgoing City Council member

Tuesday, December 12 | 5:30-6:30 pm

The public is invited to a reception at City Hall to honor Council member Bill Hoeft in recognition of his eight years on the City Council. His term ends December 31.  Learn more


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

December 8-10 & 15-17

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. This is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Holiday Cabaret: Late Night Edition

December 15 & 16

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. Join the area’s most talented performers for another helping of froth, frivolity, sophisticated wit, and a tiny bit of naughty spice.

Learn more


What's Happening at the Library

It’s a Mystery Discussion:
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Wednesday, December 13 | 10:00 am

Take your pick of novels from this series about former maid Maisie Dobbs, a private investigator who solves crimes in the aftermath of World War I. Learn more

LitFlicks Free Film: The Bishop’s Wife

Wednesday, December 13 | 6:00 pm

When an Episcopal bishop loses sight of why he became a churchman, an angel is sent to keep him on the right track. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Learn more

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