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Thursday, September 14, 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 Potluck (September 18)
  • Family Night: Read In (September 18)
  • Preschool Storytime at Lantern Park Specialty Care (September 19)
  • LitFlicks Movie: The Girl with All the Gifts (September 20)
  • Meetings: Parks and Recreation Commission (September 18), City Council (September 26)

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2017 Coralville Election

City Election Filing Deadline Nears

Candidates make it official

Office of Mayor and three City Council seats will be on the ballot for the 2017 Coralville election in November. Candidates have through September 21 to file with the Johnson County Auditor.
Being familiar with council actions and having a strong civic understanding can help a newly-elected official hit the ground running. A number of resources can help get candidates more familiar with Coralville city government. Learn more

S.T. Morrison Park

It’s a Gold Rush

S.T. Morrison Park celebrates 50 years

Sunday, September 24 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Since 1967, S.T. Morrison Park has been a gold mine of a place to play, relax, gather, and explore.

Join Coralville Parks and Recreation for a golden birthday party to celebrate the park’s 50 years, with a slow roll bike ride, family scavenger hunt, gold rush games, entertainment, and birthday cake. Learn more

taco picnic

Did Someone Say Tacos?

Free picnic on the library lawn

Friday, September 29 | 5:00-7:00 pm

Gather with friends and neighbors for a free community meal at the Coralville Public Library, hosted by the library and the Coralville Community Food Pantry.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a taco bar, live music, and kids’ activities, plus the library will stay open later. Taco ‘bout an awesome night. Learn more

Emerald Ash Borer
Photo: Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation & Nat. Resources - Forestry;

Understanding Emerald Ash Borer

To treat or not to treat?

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a tree-killing pest of ash trees. In April 2017, the City Council approved a five-year EAB response plan to treat, remove, and replant an estimated 300 City-owned ash trees.

If you have an ash tree and are considering insecticide to reduce the impact of EAB, know your options and understand which trees are candidates for treatment. The best time for preventative application is in the spring. Learn more

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

New Play Festival

Saturday, September 16

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. This is a fast-paced entertaining debut of 10 minute plays created by local authors or authors with strong Iowa ties.

Peter and the Starcatcher

September 22-24

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. A grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, this innovative musical play is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Where to Buy Tickets

Box Office (new hours)

• Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
• One hour before ticketed events
• By phone at 319.248.9370


• Anytime at

Coralville Recreation Center 

• Daily during business hours

Learn more

Coralville Public Library

What's Happening at the Library

Free Beginning English Class

Wednesdays & Fridays | 9:30-11:00 am

This beginning level class for foreign-born adults is sponsored by the Iowa City Community School District and the Friendship Community Project. Learn more

Novel Conversations:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Thursday, September 21 | 10:00 am

After the subject of an oil painting wishes that the painting aged instead of him, the portrait becomes a mirror of his true self. Learn more

LitFlicks Free Film

Wednesday, September 27 | 6:00 pm

Celebrate Banned Books Week with a screening of Fahrenheit 451, a visionary parable of society. Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury. Learn more

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