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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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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:

  • Family Storytime (March 17 & 24)
  • Primetimer’s Potluck (March 19)
  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (March 19), Parks and Recreation Commission (March 19), City Council (March 27)
  • Families on Foot (March 24)

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Road Construction

Major Road Reconstruction Begins

Plan ahead for work on 1st Avenue & Coral Ridge Avenue

Road construction begins this spring and lasts most of 2018 along 1st Avenue (from 6th Street to 9th Street) and Coral Ridge Avenue (from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road). While traffic delays are expected, the benefits from these long-awaited improvements will last into the future.
 
Learn about these projects and find out how to stay informed.

Finishing 1st

1st Avenue Update

Beginning Monday, March 19, weather permitting, northbound 1st Avenue will be reduced to one lane from just south of 6th Street to just south of 9th Street. Southbound 1st Avenue will remain two lanes. Coralville Transit riders may experience delays on all routes, especially during peak traffic times.
1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue Improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue Update

Construction has begun. To complete work on the southwest and southeast corners of the Coral Ridge Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard intersection, east-west traffic on Oakdale Boulevard runs head-to-head on the north side of the center medians. Northbound and southbound Coral Ridge Avenue each have a combined thru/right turn lane and a dedicated left turn lane at the Oakdale Boulevard intersection.
Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


New views

See the New Views

Open house for Russell Slade Boulevard & Oak Hill Cemetery improvements

Tuesday, March 20 | 4:30-6:00 pm

A facelift is planned for Russell Slade Boulevard and Oak Hill Cemetery, and the public is invited to see the new views at an open house at City Hall.

Designs for public comment include a new streetscape for Russell Slade, new border treatments and the addition of columbaria at Oak Hill Cemetery, incorporating the Coralville Veterans' Memorial into the design, and a new park west of the cemetery. Open house


Oak Hill Cemetery

Spring cleanup at Oak Hill Cemetery

Families and friends maintaining plots at Oak Hill Cemetery should remove flowers and decorations that are not contained on the monument or foundation before the annual spring cleanup at the cemetery begins March 19. 

Starting March 19, staff may dispose of flowers and decorations. Decorations may be placed at monuments again after March 25. Cemetery decorations


Brown Deer Golf Club

Get Back into the Swing of Golf

Golf season resumes at Brown Deer

Brown Deer Golf Club is open for the 2018 season, and will remain open as weather allows. The Pro Shop also offers a full line of Taylormade and Adidas golf products, custom fittings, and more. Golf at Brown Deer Golf Club

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Saving Brinton  Film Screening

Saturday, March 17 | 7:00 pm

Presented by the Coralville Public Library Foundation. Join us for this documentary about a small-town Iowa collector, Mike Zahs, who discovered the show reels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland. After the screening, Zahs will narrate several silent films from the Brinton Collection, followed by a question and answer session with Zahs and the filmmakers.

Winnie the Pooh

Friday, March 23 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. Join our childhood friends—Christopher Robin, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, and of course, Pooh—and follow their adventures.

The Barber of Seville

Monday, March 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Presented by OPERA Iowa.  A delightful opera performed in English that centers on "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro," the scheming barber on a quest to win Rosina. Disguises and false identities abound as men vie for the hand of Rosina!
 
What’s on stage


Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Brinton Film Events 

Saving Brinton  Film Screening
Saturday, March 17 | 7:00 pm

Join the Coralville Public Library Foundation for a screening of Saving Brinton  at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. After the documentary, stay for a narration of several silent films from the collection, followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers. $8.00 suggested donation to benefit the Coralville Public Library Foundation. Film screening
 

Films, Stories, & More from the Brinton Collection
Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Looking Glass Optical. Join Mike Zahs from the documentary Saving Brinton for films, stories, and more from the Brinton collection. This program is free and will be held in Schwab Auditorium at the Library.
Films, stories, & more


LitFlicks Free Film:  The Maltese Falcon

Wednesday, March 21 | 6:00 pm

After the death of his partner, a San Francisco private investigator is drawn into a quest for a priceless statuette. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. LitFlicks


Free Film Screening:  Loving Vincent

Thursday, March 29 | 6:00 pm

Each of the 65,000 frames of the film is an individual painting that helps tell the story of Van Gogh’s passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death. Loving Vincent

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