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Thursday, August 3, 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)
  • From Here to There Bike Ride (August 5)
  • Family Yoga Night at the Library (August 8)
  • City Council Meeting (August 8)
  • Kids Day at the Farmers’ Market (August 14)

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Clear Creek Trail

Tell Us about Your Trail Use

Feedback helps future trail plans

We'd like to know how you use Coralville trails, where you’d like to go, and where you see gaps and barriers to trail riding. If you use Coralville’s trails, please take a quick survey before August 6 to help us update Coralville’s Comprehensive Trail Plan.
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Cross course tour

Grand Opening of Coralville Creekside Cross

New park at 3550 340th Street

Thursday, August 10 | Begins at 5:45 pm

Celebrate the opening of the newest Coralville park, Coralville Creekside Cross. This new cross course is open to cyclocross biking, cross country running, and cross country skiing. It is the first permanent cyclocross course in Johnson County. Walk the course from 5:45 to 6:15 pm, hear brief remarks and watch the ribbon cutting at 6:15 pm, and see a cyclocross demonstration at 6:30 pm. Learn more

Parks and Recreation catalog

Check out the Fall Parks & Recreation Activity Guide

Registration begins Saturday, August 12

From fly fishing to flag football, see what Coralville Parks and Recreation activities are available this fall!

Registration begins August 12 for many programs.
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5th Street Social logo

Party Celebrates the End of Summer

5th Street between 6th & 10th Avenues

Saturday, August 19 | 4:00-10:00 pm

Cap off the end of summer at Coralville’s 5th Street Social with music, food, children’s activities, and local brews. There’s free fun for everyone with giant games and a kids’ zone, plus live music with performances by Plastic Relations, David Zolo and The Body Electric, and Tasji Bachman. Buy a bite to eat from local food trucks, and savor craft beer from Johnson County craft breweries. Learn more

Be Part of the Fun

Volunteers are needed to help serve craft brews, monitor entrances and exits, do event surveys, and set up and tear down. Learn more


Save the Date for FRYfest

A celebration of all that is Hawkeye

FRYday, September 1

Kick off the Hawkeye athletic season at the one-day FRYfest event at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing. This year’s celebration highlights Hawkeye hoops. All events, except the High Porch Block Party, are free.
Tickets are on sale for $5 for the High Porch Block Party at FRYfest—which includes both Arch Allies and The Pork Tornadoes in concert, plus bags games, a kids zone, and fireworks. Learn more

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Yin Yue Dance Company

Thursday, August 3 | 7:30 pm

Part of the Open Doors Dance Festival. Founded by choreographer Yin Yue, this New York City-based contemporary dance ensemble creates and performs choreographer works nationally and internationally. 

Open Doors Dance Festival Student Showcase

Friday, August 4 | 7:30 pm

Open Doors is a stepping stone for serious dance students looking to make the jump into pre-professional or professional programs all over the country.

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Coralville Public Library

What's Happening at the Library

Friends of the Coralville Library Book Sale

Friday, August 4 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, August 5 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Find over 7,000 gently used books for all ages at bargain prices! Stuff a bag provided by the Friends of the Library with book sale items and pay just $5 per bag on Friday, and $3 per bag on Saturday. Learn more

It’s a Mystery: City of the Lost
by Kelley Armstrong

Wednesday, August 9 | 10:00 am

A homicide detective killed a man long ago. When her past comes back, she starts her life again off the grid. But soon, she must take up her profession again to keep herself—and everyone else—safe. Learn more

Novel Conversations: The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thursday, August 17 | 7:00 pm

After a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain comes to Los Angeles after the fall of Saigon, he falls in love and builds a new life in the U. S.while still reporting to the Communist regime in Vietnam. Nguyen’s novel won six awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Learn more

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