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Thursday, July 21, 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:

  • Sounds of Summer (July 21)
  • Family Storytime (July 23 & 30)
  • Farmers’ Market & Music (July 25) & Sweet Corn Feed (August 1)
  • Meetings: City Council (July 26), Library Board of Trustees (August 3), Planning & Zoning Commission (August 3)

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Bike on sidewalk

Open House: Recommended Routes to School

Road safety audit highlights routes for walking & biking to school

Tuesday, July 26 | 5:30-6:30 pm

Learn about recommended walking and biking routes to school, ask questions, and provide feedback at an open house at City Hall on July 26.
A recent Road Safety Audit—conducted in response to busing changes approved by the Iowa City Community School District to begin this fall—looks at roads, sidewalks, and crossings, and recommends safer routes for children walking and biking to school in the eight Coralville areas affected by the busing changes. Learn more

Construction News

Summer Construction

Pavement repair on 8th Street

8th Street between the Recreation Center and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church remains closed for pavement repair until early to mid August. The driveway to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is accessible from 8th Street west of the work zone, and the Recreation Center main parking lot entrance is accessible from 8th Street east of the work zone. Learn more

Upcoming construction: 25th Avenue & Mall Ring Road

Reconstruction at 25th Avenue & Mall Ring Road is expected to start by early August. The intersection will be closed to traffic, and mall traffic on Highway 6 will be detoured to the mall entrance next to U-Haul. The intersection is expected to partially re-open before August 22.

Burma Shave signs

What’s Appearing Along Trails?

Watch for Burma Shave signs popping up next to Coralville trails. This fun campaign aims to teach trail etiquette and boost awareness that there are many types of trail users. “We hope people will not only chuckle, but also understand that shared use paths require some rules so everyone can enjoy them safely,” said Sherri Proud, Director of Parks and Recreation.  The People Powered Coralville campaign lasts through mid August along the Clear Creek Trail, Muddy Creek Trail, Oakdale Boulevard, and North Ridge Trail.

Battle of the Badges trophy

A Friendly Competition to Save Lives

Police & Fire departments rally blood donors

Thursday, July 28  |  2:00-7:00 pm

Donate blood on behalf of either the Coralville Police or Fire Department at City Hall for the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive. This friendly competition to see which department can get the most blood donations and save the most lives is hosted by the DeGowin Blood Center. Learn more

National Night Out

Hello, Neighbor!

Host a neighborhood block party on August 2

Residents are invited to host block parties and connect with their neighbors during National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 2. It’s a great night to meet those who live nearby and build neighborhood ties. Guests from the Coralville Police and Fire Departments and City Council might stop registered parties by to say hello! Learn more

Tree leaves

How Low Do Your Limbs Go?

Do trees or shrubs on your property encroach sidewalks or hang over the curb? City code requires a minimum clearance of 15 feet over streets and 9 feet over sidewalks. If your limbs need a trim, check with a tree care professional about the best time of year to prune your tree species. Learn more

Brown Deer Golf Club

Brown Deer Named Best of Corridor

Coralville golf course receives award

Congratulations to Brown Deer Golf Club, which was not only named Best Golf Course again in the Corridor Business Journal’s annual Best of the Corridor, but was entered in the Best of Corridor Hall of Fame. Brown Deer is one of the CBJ’s longest winning Best of the Corridor honorees! Learn more

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Annie, JR.

July 22-24

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Learn more

Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip

Tuesday, July 26 | 10:00 & 11:00 am

Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell will share storytimes and adventures for preschool and kindergarteners. Learn more

Fantastic Forces with the Science Center of Iowa

Wednesday, July 27 | 1:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what makes it possible for airplanes to fly? Explore the marvel of flight and learn about four fantastic forces: weight, thrust, drag, and lift! For children in grades 1-4. Learn more

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