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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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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:

  • Free child safety seat checks, April 16
  • R.E.A.D. Dogs, April 19
  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (April 20) & City Council (April 28)
  • Primetimer's Potluck, April 20
  • Cleveland Scoring Clinic 2.0, April 22

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The Coralville Beat Debuts New Format

In tandem with the recent redesign of the City of Coralville website, the Coralville Beat is now a restyled, mobile-friendly newsletter with a responsive design for easier viewing on mobile devices, social media sharability, and online access in case you miss your email. Enjoy!

Swap, Shop & Shred

Swap, Shop, & Shred on May 2

Save the date for these earth-friendly events on Saturday, May 2:

Recycle Swap Day

8:00 am to noon
Whether you want to declutter and donate items or look for a great find, Recycle Swap Day keeps usable items out of the landfill! 

City-Wide Garage Sale

8:00 am to noon
List your sale, or find a deal!  Sale maps and a grab-and-go breakfast are available at the Recreation Center starting at 8:00 am on May 2.

Community Shred Event

10:00 am to noon
Thin out your files and bring up to two boxes of personal papers for shredding in the mobile shredding truck!

Learn more

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Save the Date for Mayor's Clean Up Week

Set out big, unusable items, such as broken furniture or busted bathroom fixtures, for free pickup on trash day from May 4 to May 8. For unwanted (but still usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. Free pickup is available, donations are tax-deductible, and the items will be sold at ReStore to support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity. Learn more

Dinner at Divots! Starts April 20

Beginning Monday, April 20, Divots! Bar and Grill (which is now open for lunch) expands to full lunch and dinner menus and hours from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm daily. Divots!, located at Brown Deer Golf Club, is a public restaurant offering great food and plentiful portions at a reasonable price, and carryout is available! Learn more

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RAGBRAI® Riders Seek Area Hosts

RAGBRAI® will come to Coralville / the Iowa River Landing for an overnight stop on Friday, July 24. Not all RAGBRAI riders stay at the campgrounds or hotels: some experience the hospitality of area residents. Sign up as one of the nearly 125 homes or yards in the Coralville/Iowa City area to host registered riders (and meet some fascinating people)! Learn more

Fire Department Flips Flapjacks

Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, and coffee at the annual Coralville Fire Department Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 26 from 7:00 am until noon at the 5th Street fire station! Eat a hearty breakfast, tour a fire truck, and support a good cause. Learn more

5th Street & Coral Ridge Avenue Construction News

5th Street Improvements & Flood Protection Projects

Portions of 5th Street between 1st and 10th Avenues are closed until mid-August for street improvements and flood protection projects. Recent and upcoming work on 5th Street includes gas main relocation, new water main installation, relocating overhead private utilities to underground, and pavement removal.

Coral Ridge Avenue: Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard

On Coral Ridge Avenue, work continues on the new northbound lanes, trail paving, and a retaining wall.  At least one of the two new northbound lanes is expected to open to traffic in May, with both lanes open to traffic in June.  

Weekly Updates

Updates about the projects on 5th Street and the Coral Ridge Avenue project are posted each week at

On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

The Young Footliters present Pinocchio on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, featuring performers in kindergarten through 4th grade. From April 24 through May 3, City Circle presents Into the Woods. Follow a baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch. Learn more

What's Happening at the Library

LitFlicks Free Movie

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 pm
Catch No Country for Old Men (R), based on the book by Cormac McCarthy and directed by the Coen Brothers. Learn more

An Evening with Poet Marvin Bell

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm
This World Book Day, join former Iowa Poet Laureate and former Iowa Writer’s Workshop faculty member Marvin Bell at the Coralville Marriott as he reads from his work. Co-sponsored by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, The Iowa Review, and the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Learn more

Free Fiction Writing Class

Friday, April 24, 4:00-6:00 pm & Saturday, April 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
Do you love to write? This two-day class for ages 14 and up focuses on how to develop interesting characters and give them a great story. Limited spots are available; please register in advance. Learn more

Stage on the Page

Thursday, April 30, 10:00 am
Now a film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Chris Pine, Into the Woods brings together the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and other fairy tale characters wishing for "happily ever after.” Learn more

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