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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 (April 6), Planning and Zoning Commission (April 6), City Council (April 12)
  • Friday Night Lights (April 8)
  • Babysitter Course (April 9)
  • Family Night at the Library (April 11)

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Yard waste bags and annual yard waste sticker

Seasonal Yard Waste Collection Schedule Begins

Your regular garbage day is your yard waste day

For the past few weeks as spring slowly arrived, yard waste has been picked up on Wednesdays. But beginning April 4, the seasonal yard waste collection schedule resumes with yard waste pickup on your regular garbage day. Annual yard waste stickers and biodegradable Coralville yard waste bags are available for purchase. Learn more

Basket Auction

4thFest Basket Auction

Saturday, April 2 | 4:30 pm

Raise funds for Coralville’s 4thFest, bid on a variety of items donated by area businesses and individuals, and be among the first to hear the official band announcement for this summer’s free 4thFest concert!

The event is at Brown Deer Golf Club; free and open to the public. Learn more

Putt Fore the Library

Putt Fore the Library

Mini golf for all ages inside the Library

Sunday, April 3 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm

The book stacks become “caddystacks” at this 18 hole mini-golf course inside the Library, plus a toddler course, photo booth, popcorn, and raffle! Admission is $5; ages five and under play for free with a paying adult.

The Library will be closed for regular business during this event, but will resume normal hours on Monday, April 4. Learn more

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Soon

Beginning in mid-April, the City will begin its annual flushing of fire hydrants. After nearby hydrants are flushed, residents may notice a temporary discoloration of the water which does not affect water safety; in the event of discolored water, run cold water from a faucet until the water clears. 

Area Construction News

News from Our Neighbor

Road closure: North Liberty Road south of Dubuque Street

Beginning Monday, April 4, a stretch of North Liberty Road south of Dubuque Street will close to begin work on intersection improvements. Southbound North Liberty Road traffic will detour to Rustic Ridge Road. The work is part of a larger project in North Liberty to upgrade roads adjacent to Liberty High School. Learn more

Sign up for Emergency Alerts 

Johnson County residents can sign up for the Johnson County Emergency Notification System (JCENS), which relays local emergency alerts via phone, text, or email. The opt-in system can notify the entire county or specific areas of an evacuation, missing person, public safety threat, or National Weather Service warnings. Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

A Portrait of Puccini: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

April 8-10

Presented by the University of Iowa School of Music. Join us for comedy of deceit and pure fun, and a drama of redemptive love; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica promise a night of deep emotion and uproarious laughter! Learn more

What’s Happening at the Library

Putt Fore the Library

Sunday, April 3 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Practice putting at the Library before hitting the greens at this annual 18-hole, putt-putt golf fundraiser. Where else can you find a combination of indoor mini-golf, a photo booth, popcorn, and a raffle...all while surrounded by thousands of books? Join us! Learn more

LitFlicks Free Movie: Into the Woods

Wednesday, April 13 | 6:00 pm

A modern musical twist on fairy tales finds the fates of Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood intertwined with a baker and his wife who want, more than anything, a baby. Based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Learn more

It’s a Mystery Book Group: Hardball by Sara Paretsky

Wednesday, April 13 | 10:00 am

In 1967, Lamont left home and never returned. Forty years later, V. I. Warshawski’s investigation leads her back to the tumultuous Chicago civil rights movements of the 1960s. See how that past shapes the present in Paretsky’s 13th Warshawski novel.
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