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Thursday, February 15, 2018

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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 Line Dancing (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)
  • Tot Lot (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Primetimer’s Potluck (February 19)
  • Happy Hands Ceramic Class (February 24)
  • Meetings: City Council (February 27)

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Tree branches

How Low Do Your Limbs Go?

Do trees or shrubs on your property encroach sidewalks or hang over the curb? City code requires a minimum clearance of 15 feet over streets and 9 feet over sidewalks.

The Parks Department is inspecting low-hanging limbs in southwest Coralville during the month of February, and property owners will receive a notice if trimming is needed. In addition, staff inspects low-hanging limbs throughout the year on a complaint basis. 

If your limbs are due for a trim, now is the time to plan to limb them up. Low limbs

City Hall

What’s Open, What’s Closed

City schedule for Presidents’ Day holiday

On Monday, February 19, City offices and the Library will be closed. Coralville Transit buses will run a normal schedule, and the Recreation Center and Indoor Pool will be open.

All trash and recycling routes will be picked up one day later than usual the week of Presidents’ Day (February 19-23). Holiday schedule

Lettuce seed packet

A Place to Wet Your Plants

Plant & harvest at the community gardens

Snow is on the ground, but it’s not too early to think about growing your own fresh produce, herbs, and annual flowers this summer. Registration begins on February 26 for plots at the Coralville Community Gardens.
The gardens feature two plot sizes, accessible raised beds adjacent to handicapped parking, water, mulch, a tool shed, garden waste disposal area, and a spot to share fresh produce with the Coralville Community Food Pantry. Community gardens

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts

Wickham's Got Talent 2018

Thursday, February 15 | 6:00 pm

The students of Wickham Elementary take the stage. Singing, dancing, comedy — we've got it all!

Distinguished Young Women of Iowa

Friday, February 16 | 7:00 pm

Distinguished Young Women of Iowa is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent in young women.

Eulenspiegel Puppets:
The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly

Tuesday, February 20 | 7:00 pm

A trip to the museum leads to an Ice Age adventure for young Cornelia and Willy, her toy woolly mammoth. This delightful production features tabletop marionettes, rod puppets, and shadow puppets.

What's on stage

Coralville Public Library

What's Happening at the Library

Winter Adult Reading Month

Sign up, read three books during February, keep a reading log, and get entered for a chance to win a tablet or gift certificates to a bookstore or New Pioneer Co-op. If you want to keep turning pages, check out the "Reading Without Walls" challenge. Winter Adult Reading Month

Novel Conversations: The Hate U Give 

Thursday, February 15 | 7:00 pm

Sixteen-year-old Starr is caught between the lily-white world of her private school and her own neighborhood, where gangs rule the streets. The questions posed by this critically-acclaimed young adult novel are timeless. Book discussion

WARM Trivia Night

Thursday, February 22 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Come in from the cold and put on your thinking caps. There will be prizes and refreshments! No need for a team; we will create those at the start of the evening. Trivia night

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