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Thursday, December 19, 2020

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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:

  • Kinder Club (December 20)
  • Free English Language Class for Adults (December 20)
  • Family Storytime (December 21 & 28)
  • City Offices Closed (December 25, January 1)
  • Holiday Trash Schedule (December 25-27, January 1-3)

View all upcoming events


What's Open, What's Closed

Holiday hours & schedules

Happy holidays from the City of Coralville! City Hall and City administrative offices will close at noon on December 24 and 31 and will be closed on December 25 and January 1. 

The Library, Recreation Center, and Indoor Pool will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1. There will be no bus service on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and service will be adjusted on December 24 and 31.

Full holiday schedule


Trash & Recycling Schedule

Check to see if your trash and recycling collection is impacted by the holidays:

  • Monday and Tuesday routes: collection is as scheduled during the holidays.
  • Wednesday and Thursday routes: collection is one day later than usual during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.

Trash and recycling holiday schedule

Gift wrap

'Tis the Season to Recycle

Holiday wrappings

Don't be on the naughty list when it comes to holiday recycling.

Remember that you can recycle:

Cardboard wrapping paper tubes
Cards and envelopes (without foil or non-paper items)
Paper shopping bags
Some types of tissue paper

You can reuse:

Gift wrap
Gift boxes and bags
Bubble wrap and packing peanuts

Recycle holiday wrappings


Coralville & Johnson County Accepting Applications for Law Enforcement Officers 

Deadline is January 13, testing is January 25

The City of Coralville and Johnson County Sheriff's Office are accepting applications for law enforcement officers. 

Starting pay for Coralville police officers is $51,787 annually plus benefits, including health insurance and paid time off; starting pay for certified officers is up to $65,395 plus benefits. High school diploma required.

Starting pay for full-time deputy sheriffs is $23.92 per hour plus benefits, including paid time off and health insurance. High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Now hiring law enforcement officers


Remembering a Legend

In 2016, the City of Coralville commissioned a life-sized cast bronze sculpture of University of Iowa Coach Hayden Fry, installed atop a slab of Iowa limestone next to Coralville's 1st Avenue, a street ceremonially known as Hayden Fry Way.

Coach Hayden Fry, who passed away this week, left an indelible mark on our community and Hawkeye nation.  Remembering a legend


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Christmas Love Story
ELIM Christmas Event

December 22

This free event celebrates the greatest love story in history, with the power to change you from the inside the best of ways.

Box Office Hours

The CCPA Box Office will be closed December 21-January 6. Tickets to events at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are available at

Upcoming Events

January 11: Free movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
January 12: Orchestra Iowa Shuttleworth Chamber: Metallic Frost
January 18: All in a Day Play Festival
January 25: Chinese New Year Gala
January 26: Leap!
January 30: Eulenspiegel Puppets: The Big Election
January 31: Orchestra Iowa Masterworks III: Beethoven 250
What’s on stage


What's Happening at the Library

K-12 Chilly Reading Challenge

December 20-January 10

Kids and teens in grades K-12 are invited to chill out and read three "just right" books between December 20 and January 10 for a chance to win a prize. Register online or at the Circulation Desk starting on December 20. Chilly Challenge

Noon Year's Eve

December 31 | 11:00 am-noon

Ring in 2020 a bit early at the Library! Join us for games and snacks as we count down to noon. Fun for the whole family! Noon Year's Eve

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