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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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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 (January 7)
  • Family Night at the Library (January 9)
  • Meetings: City Council (January 10)
  • Novel Conversations (January 19)
  • Snow Day Selfie Contest

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Meet the Police Chief Candidates

Get to know the four finalists

Friday, January 13 | 4:00-6:00 pm

The community is invited to meet the four candidates interviewing to be Coralville’s next police chief at a reception at City Hall, where the public can talk with the candidates and ask questions in an informal environment.
Following the reception, the candidates will participate in an assessment center and final interviews, with appointment by City Administrator Kelly Hayworth, subject to approval of the City Council, expected in late January.

About the search

Candidates were selected following a national search process, review, and evaluation guided by Des Moines-based Moulder and Associates Police Management Consultants. The Coralville Civil Service Commission narrowed the list to six candidates, which was further narrowed to four by City Administrator Kelly Hayworth. It is anticipated that the new Chief of Police will begin work in February.
Learn more

Coralville City Hall

City Offices Open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 16, City offices will be open normal hours, and trash and recycling will be picked up on schedule. Coralville Transit will run a Saturday route and schedule.

Police Chief Barry Bedford

Retirement Reception for Barry Bedford

A salute to the chief

Tuesday, January 24 | 4:00-6:00 pm

Police Chief Barry Bedford will retire at the end of January following 43 years of dedication and service to the City and the citizens of Coralville. Join us for a retirement celebration at Coralville City Hall. Learn more

Recycle holiday trees

How to Recycle Holiday Trees

Throughout the month of January, the Solid Waste Department will collect live holiday trees, wreaths, and swags curbside to be composted. To be recycle-ready, greenery should be free of decorations, lights, bags, and stands. Learn more

Horse drawn carriage

Make the Most of Winter


Sunday, January 22 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Experience the wonders of an Iowa winter! Enjoy a showcase of winter-time demonstrations, indoor and outdoor activities, entertainment, food, and frosty fun. Learn more

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Saturday, January 28 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Celebrate the beers of winter and the brewers who make them! A portion of the proceeds supports Coralville’s 4thFest. General admission tickets are on sale now, but hurry because BrrrFest sells out every year! Learn more

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts


Tuesday, January 10 | 10:30 am

This free performance is presented by members of Cedar Rapids Opera's Young Artist Program.

Movie: Mary Poppins

Saturday, January 14 | 10:00 am

This 1964 American musical fantasy comedy film is directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. 

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Coralville Public Library

What's Happening at the Library

It’s a Mystery:
An Imperfect Spy by Amanda Cross

Wednesday, January 11 | 10:00 am

While guest teaching at a law school, a professor uncovers more than she expects—including murder. Amanda Cross was the pen name of Carolyn Heilbrun, a professor of English at Columbia University.
Learn more

Litflicks free movie:
The Shawshank Redemption (R)

Thursday, January 12 | 6:00 pm

Two convicts, one white and one black, turn hope and friendship into a bond that no prison can take away. Based on the book Rita Hayworth & Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. Learn more

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