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Thursday, June 22, 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:

  • Senior exercise (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
  • Family storytime (June 24 & July 1))
  • “Fired Up” for teens (June 26)
  • Meetings: City Council (June 27), Library Board of Trustees (July 5) Planning and Zoning Commission (July 5)
  • 4thFest (July 1-4)

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Coralville 4thFest

Celebrate 4thFest with Coralville

An Independence Day festival | July 1-4

Coralville’s 4thFest, a community tradition, is known for free concerts, spectacular fireworks, the area’s largest 4th of July parade, and activities for all ages.

4thFest 2017 is July 1 through 4. Most events are free and are at Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park. Join us!

Saturday, July 1

4thFest 5K & free kids mini-marathon

Sunday, July 2

Open houses: 1876 Schoolhouse & Old Town Hall

Monday, July 3

Food & vendor booths
Free concert: The Sidewinders

Free concert: Tommy James and the Shondells

Tuesday, July 4

Kiwanis pancake breakfast
Food & vendor booths
Performances and youth talent show
Activities and games
Bouncy house, magic show, and face painting
Free concert: Iowa City Community Band
Learn more

City Hall

What’s Open, What’s Closed
for Independence Day

Holiday hours & closures

Monday, July 3

Open: City offices, Library, Coralville Transit, trash and recycling
Adjusted hours: Aquatic Center, Indoor Pool, and Recreation Center
Closed: Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, July 4

Closed: City offices, Library, Coralville Transit, trash and recycling; no summer lunch for kids
Adjusted hours: Aquatic Center, Indoor Pool, and Recreation Center
Trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday routes.
Learn more

Coralville Drive-In Theatre

Family Drive-In Movie

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Friday, June 23 | 6:30 pm

Pack a picnic and blankets for a free “drive-in” movie in S.T. Morrison Park. Bring your wagons and ride-on toys, or make your own cardboard car starting at 5:30 pm; supplies will be provided. We’ll show the movie on an LED screen so it’s over before dark.

The drive-in is a nod to the former Coralville Drive-in Theatre, which is the theme for this year’s 4thFest parade. Learn more

Clear Creek Trail

Tell Us How You Use Coralville Trails

Public input welcome at trail planning meeting

Saturday, June 24 | 10:00-11:30 am | City Hall

Help Coralville update our master trail plan by giving feedback about how you use the Coralville trail and overwide sidewalk network, where you see gaps and challenges in the trail system, and where you would like to see future trails built. Learn more 

Old Town Hall

Celebrate Johnson County Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary

Open houses at two historical buildings

Sunday, July 2 | 1:00-4:00 pm

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of JCHS, the 1876 Schoolhouse and Old Town Hall, both on 5th Street, will be open to the public on July 2 as part of the 4thFest celebration.

The open houses will feature exhibits about the history of both buildings. Discover how the 1876 Schoolhouse was an important piece to starting Coralville's 4thFest tradition! Learn more

Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Soil: the Origin of All Food

Friday, June 23 | 2:00-3:00 pm

Teens, join us for a fun, interactive presentation by local farmer Scott Koepke on the principles of soil science, biodiversity, and community service. From tomato to potato, let’s grow…not just healthy food, but healthy people who learn to give a little more than they take.
Learn more

Stage on the Page Drama Discussion Group

Thursday, June 29 | 10:00 am

In Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, A Midsummer Night's Dream, two young couples try to find love in an enchanted woods one summer night, with a little help from the fairies. Learn more

Teen Screenz:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Thursday, July 6 | 6:00 pm

This spin-off (PG-13) of the Harry Potter franchise explores the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles). We’ll pop the popcorn! Learn more

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