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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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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 (April 30)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (May 4), Planning & Zoning Commission (May 4), City Council (May 10)
  • Friday Night Lights (May 6)
  • Preschool Evening Fun (May 12)

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Coralville Mobile App

We Have an App for That

Coralville launches free mobile app

The City’s free mobile app for Android and Apple devices is the newest way that residents, businesses, and visitors can connect with the City. Report an issue, pay your utility bill, find your bus, navigate to a park, get City information—and much more—on the go.  Learn more

4thFest Parade

4thFest Parade & Vendor Openings

March in the parade

Entries are now being accepted for Coralville's 4thFest parade, the area's largest 4th of July parade. March on! Learn more

Be a vendor

Apply now to be a vendor at 4thFest in S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 and 4. Thousands of people attend Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration! Learn more

City-Wide Garage Sale

Shop the City-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, April 30 | 8:00 am to noon

Find a treasure at the annual city-wide garage sale! Starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, stop by the Coralville Recreation Center to pick up a map of participating sales and grab a first come, first served continental breakfast. Learn more

Safely Dispose of Unused or Expired Medication

Drug take-back event in Coralville

Saturday, April 30 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills at a community drug take-back event at Coralville Walgreens and the Coralville Police Department for safe, anonymous disposal. Sponsored by the Coralville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Learn more

Coralville Farmers' Market

Make It a Market Monday

Farmers' Market season begins May 2

Mondays | 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Stop by the Aquatic Center parking lot next to S.T. Morrison Park for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade items, music, special events, and more! From May through early October, make Monday nights “Market Mondays!”  Learn more

Shred Day & Recycle Swap day

Swap & Shred in Coralville on May 7

Recycle Swap Day

City Hall Parking Lot | 8:00 am to noon

Whether you want to declutter and donate items or look for a great find, Recycle Swap Day keeps usable items out of the landfill! 

Community Shred Event

Aquatic Center Parking Lot | 10:00 am to noon

Thin out your files and bring up to two boxes of personal papers for shredding in the mobile shredding truck, courtesy of the Coralville Police Department and Heartland Shredding.

Learn more

Mayor's Clean Up Week

Clean out for Mayor’s Clean up Week

May 9-13

Set out big items, such as wrecked furniture or washed-up bathroom fixtures, for free pickup on trash day from May 9 to May 13.  

For unwanted (but usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. Free pickup is available, donations are tax-deductible, and ReStore sells the items to support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.  Learn more

Crews Are Flushing Fire Hydrants

We're not wasting water: flushing is part of annual maintenance

City crews continue to flush fire hydrants through late May. After nearby hydrants are flushed, you may notice a temporary discoloration of the water which does not affect water safety; if discoloration happens, run cold water from a faucet until the water clears. Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts


April 29-May 8

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. This award-winning musical tells the story of John Adams and his struggle to convince his colleagues to vote for independence and sign the Declaration. Learn more

Iowa City Girls Choir

Tuesday, May 3 |  6:30 pm

Welcome in the spring with great music for the whole family! Learn more

Elementary School Concerts

May 9, 10, & 12

Central Elementary school (grades K-2 May 9; grades 3-6 May 12), and Kirkwood Elementary (May 10) present concerts featuring their young musicians. Learn more

City Ballet of Iowa

Wednesday, May 11 | 7:30 pm

Enjoy a diverse evening of ballet and classical music featuring highlights from several famous ballets. Learn more

What's Happening at the Coralville Public Library

Family Night

Monday, May 9 | 6:30 pm

Families will make music with guests from the Preucil School of Music. Learn more

It’s a Mystery: Haunted Ground by Erin Hart

Wednesday, May 11 | 10:00 am

An unlikely team has to work together to solve two mysteries—one ancient and one of the present day. Learn more

LitFlicks Movie Night: The Martian

Wednesday, May 11 | 6:00 pm

An astronaut stranded on Mars must use his ingenuity to survive as a team of scientists and his crewmates figure out how to bring him home. Based on the novel by Andy Weir. Learn more

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