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Thursday, December 10, 2015

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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 (December 12 & 19)
  • Aisle of Lights (December 13)
  • Tot Lot (December 15 & 22)
  • Primetimer’s Potluck (December 21)
  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (December 21), Parks & Recreation Commission (December 21), City Council (December 22)

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Reimagine 5th

5th Street to Reopen on December 12

A reconstructed and renewed street returns

Welcome back, old friend. On Saturday, December 12, the 5th Street corridor between 1st and 10th Avenues will completely reopen to traffic.
You'll notice wider sidewalks, brick paver crosswalks, stormwater planters, new street lighting, an overlook at Biscuit Creek, and on-street parking at the 1876 Schoolhouse. 5th Street was raised seven feet over Biscuit Creek to complete the last piece of flood mitigation north of Clear Creek. New trees and plants in the stormwater planters will wait until next spring. Learn more

Transit service on 5th Street resumes with new stops

Coralville Transit will resume service along 5th Street on Saturday morning. Transit riders should note the previous 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue stops have been consolidated into new stops at 8th Avenue. Visit for bus route information.

Holiday Lights

Tour the Twinking Lights

Rain forecast dampens luminaria lighting

Coralville's annual Aisle of Lights is Sunday, December 13, 2015. Aisle of Lights 2015 is sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Weather forecasts indicate significant amounts of rain are highly likely. For 2015 only, lighting of luminarias is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Festive activities are still on schedule 

All other Aisle of Lights activities, hosted by area organizations and businesses, are still planned for December 13!  Choose from many festive events throughout the day and evening, and turn on your holiday light displays.  Take a self-guided tour to see the lights, or take the City's bus tour to see Coralville shine.
Learn more at

Leisure Liine

Parks & Recreation Registration Begins December 12

The latest Coralville Parks & Recreation activity catalog is available! Registration begins Saturday, December 12 for many winter and early spring activities. Learn more

Need a Gift Idea?

BrrrFest tickets are on sale!

Tickets for BrrrFest 2016, which takes place on January 30 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, are on sale!  BrrrFest celebrates the beers of winter, and a portion of the proceeds supports Coralville’s 4thFest. Learn more

How to Recycle Holiday Lights

If you have old, burned out, or unwanted holiday lights, don’t trash them – recycle them instead!  Drop off strings of lights at any of the City’s five holiday light recycling locations. Learn more

What’s Open, What’s Closed for the Christmas Holiday

On December 24, City administrative offices will close at noon; the Library, Recreation Center, and indoor pool will be closed; and Transit will run a Saturday schedule ending at 6:00 pm. All administrative offices and facilities will be closed on December 25. Trash and recycling will be picked up on a normal schedule. Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts


December 11-20

It's a holiday favorite from the pen of Charles Dickens! Full of popular songs and beloved characters, this large-cast musical includes a children’s chorus.

Joy to the World – A Special ELIM Christmas Event

December 23

Experience the gift of joy this Christmas!
Learn more

What’s Happening at the Library

Thursday Zone

Thursday, December 10 | 3:00 pm

Hey, 5th-8th graders! Come to the Thursday Zone on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. This Thursday, we are exploring and creating with LittleBits! Learn more

Novel Conversations: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

Thursday, December 17 | 7:00 pm

Set in the Civil War, a brilliant, headstrong midwife dreams of becoming a surgeon and is determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. This historical fiction novel was selected for the 2015 All Iowa Reads program. Learn more

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