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Thursday, July 6, 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)
  • LitFlicks Free Movie: Crossfire  (July 11)
  • Paddling Scavenger Hunt for Teens (July 11)
  • Meetings: City Council (July 11), Board of Adjustment (July 17)
  • National Disability Voter Registration Drive (July 20)

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Thousands Attend 4thFest

Community turns out for a star-spangled celebration

Coralville’s annual 4th of July festival drew thousands of people to celebrate Independence Day. Thank you to the community members, generous sponsors, volunteers, participants, and City staff who made this year’s 4thFest possible.

Fireworks Photo Credit: Bob Rude

Be a Good Neighbor:
Don’t Shoot off Fireworks in Coralville

Using consumer fireworks still banned

Do you want to see fireworks? Leave it to the professionals; using consumer fireworks is still banned in Coralville.

No matter where you buy fireworks, you cannot use them in Coralville, and many surrounding communities also prohibit their use.

Only novelty fireworks (sparklers, snakes, or snaps) are legal in Coralville. 

How to report illegal fireworks

Neighbors make great eyes and ears of the neighborhood. To report fireworks, call 319.248.1800; an address and any additional details are helpful. Police will respond as officers are available.

Learn more

Blood drive

Calling All Blood Donors

Battle of the Badges aims to save lives

Thursday, July 27  |  2:00-7:00 pm

Donate blood on behalf of either the Coralville Police or Fire Department for the “Battle of the Badges” blood drive. In this friendly competition, each department tries to get the most blood donations to save the most lives. Held at the Coralville Public Library and hosted by the DeGowin Blood Center. Learn more

National Night Out

Hello, Neighbor!

Host a neighborhood block party on August 1

Host a block party and connect with neighbors during National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 1. 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 will stop by as many registered parties as they can to say hello! Learn more 

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Monday, July 10 | 7:00 pm

Presented with support from Hills Bank and Trust Company. With their unique jazz sound, this is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.

Same Planet Performance Project

Saturday, July 15 | 7:30 pm

Part of the Open Doors Dance Festival. This contemporary-based repertory company presents a humanistic voice in the physical world, where dance is the primary ingredient.

The Music Man, Jr.

July 21-23

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. A traveling salesman cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he vows to organize, but he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.

Learn more

Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Family Night: Frozen Sing Along

Monday, July 10 | 6:00 pm

Sing along with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf during this interactive family movie night. Bring your own snacks. Learn more

Bee, Birds, and Butterflies (Grade 5 & 6)

Thursday, July 13 | 2:00 pm

Join Johnson County Conservation for an interactive exploration into the lives of our tiny neighbors. Experience their extraordinary relationships with flowers and learn how these animals help us. Learn more

Free Movie for Adults: La La Land

Wednesday, July 19 | 6:00 pm

This award-winning musical takes place in contemporary Los Angeles but hearkens back to the glory days of the American movie musical. Learn more

Novel Conversations:
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Thursday, July 20 | 7:00 pm

A young, college-educated black man struggles to succeed in a divided society that refuses to see him as a full human being. When published in 1952, Ellison’s novel received instant acclaim. Learn more

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