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Thursday, June 23, 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:

  • Summer Lunch at S.T. Morrison Park (weekdays)
  • Coralville Farmers’ Market (June 27)
  • Meetings: City Council (June 28), Library Board of Trustees (July 6), Planning and Zoning Commission (July 6)
  • Rocket Science, Grades 5-12 (June 30)
  • 4thFest (July 1-4)

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It’s an Independence Day Tradition!

4thFest is July 1-4

Join us for Coralville’s annual 4thFest celebration!  Run like the wind (or at your own pace) on July 2 with the annual 5K and kids’ mini-marathon, visit the carnival July 1-4, and stop by the food and vendor booths on July 3 and 4.

The Oak Ridge Boys in concert

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for two free outdoor concerts on July 3: citizen-soldier rock band, The Sidewinders, opens the stage at 6:30 pm. Then, The Oak Ridge Boys bring their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs to S.T. Morrison Park at 8:00 pm. 

Parade, activities, & fireworks

On July 4, see the area’s largest 4th of July parade beginning at 10:00 am, check out performances and activities in the park in the afternoon, attend a patriotic concert in the evening, and watch spectacular fireworks at dark. 

Most events will be held in S.T. Morrison Park. For a full schedule, visit

Independence Day Schedule of City Services

The City will observe the following hours and closures for the Independence Day holiday:

Sunday, July 3

Open: Library, Recreation Center, Indoor Pool, and Aquatic Center

Monday, July 4

Open (adjusted hours): Aquatic Center, Recreation Center, and Indoor Pool.
Closed: City administrative offices, Coralville Transit, Library, Recycling Center, and Farmers’ Market.
Trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual the week of July 4.

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Iowa DOT IPTA Bus Roadeo

Transit Drivers Compete in “Roadeo"

Obstacles and driving skills meet in a challenging competition

Saturday, June 25 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cheer on your local transit system at the “roadeo” on June 25! Transit drivers from across Iowa will maneuver buses through an obstacle course and showcase driving skills at the annual state competition. This year’s state roadeo is held on the University of Iowa campus, and admission is free. Learn more

Sewer & Solid Waste Rates Change in July

A change to the City’s sewer and solid waste rates goes into effect July 1. The rate change was approved by the City Council in March following a review and public hearing of the budget.  Learn more

Iowa Arena

State Approves Funding Toward Iowa Arena

Award is important step for proposed project

Coralville received approval for $12 million in funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Reinvestment District program. The funds will support construction of a multi-use arena, fitness/sports performance center, and a permanent home for the Johnson County Historical Society Museum and Antique Car Museum of Iowa. The award of funds from the IEDA is an important step toward the proposed arena project.
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Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

There is still time to register for the Library's summer reading programs, which are full of events and at-home participation throughout the summer! Learn more

Jeopardy for Teens

Monday, June 27 | 2:00 pm

Work with your teammates to answer questions as fast as possible and win! Snacks are included. Learn more

Preschool & Kindergarten: Creative Movement

Tuesday, June 28 | 10:30 am

Start your day with music and movement, and dance to the beat with guest Fawn Boston-Halter! Learn more

Stage on the Page: Father Comes Home from the Wars by Suzan-Lori Parks

Thursday, June 30 | 10:00 am

A slave must choose whether to leave the people he loves for what may be an empty promise of freedom. Learn more

Rocket Science for 5th-12th Graders

Thursday, June 30 | 2:00 pm

Join aeronautical engineer Bob Windt to learn Newton’s Laws and the science of rockets. Build and fly a paper rocket up to 150 feet high! Learn more

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