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Thursday, May 24, 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:

  • Memorial Day (May 28)
  • Rock ‘n’ Read Intergenerational Storytime (May 29)
  • Senior Line Dancing (May 30 & June 6)
  • Farmers’ Market (June 4)
  • Hy-Vee Explore (June 5)

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Southeast Commercial Dist

Help Reimagine Coralville’s Southeast Commercial District

Workshop at City Hall

Thursday, May 24 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for a community engagement workshop to gather feedback about Coralville’s Southeast Commercial District, which is roughly bordered by Clear Creek, the Iowa Interstate Railroad, and 1st Avenue.
The event is part of an urban design planning partnership. The public is invited to attend and share what they perceive as the opportunities and challenges, and their vision, for this area. Community event


Memorial Day Holiday

What's open & what's closed

Monday, May 28

City offices, the Library, Coralville Transit, and the Farmers’ Market will be closed in observance of Memorial Day; the Recreation Center will be open from noon to 5:00 pm.
The holiday trash schedule will be in effect, so trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual all week, from May 28 through June 1. Memorial Day schedules

Kids lunch

Summer Lunch Program Kicks Off

Weekdays June 4-August 10

Lunch  |  11:45 am-12:30 pm
Activities  |  12:15 pm-1:00 pm

The Summer Lunch and Park Games program with Parks and Recreation begins on June 4 in S.T. Morrison Park at Fireside Shelter.  A free picnic-style sack lunch, along with milk, is served to any child up to 18 years old, regardless of economic status. The program is open to all children in Coralville. 
While attending summer lunch, kids can also earn points throughout the summer for a chance to win prizes, and can participate in the library’s summer reading program.  

Construction Updates

Coral Ridge Ave

Coral Ridge Avenue detour continues

About the detour

Coral Ridge Avenue detours using Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road.

Pedestrians & traffic signals

Pedestrian access is across the north and west legs of the Coral Ridge Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard intersection, and across the north and west legs of the Oakdale Boulevard and Crosspark Road intersection.
Temporary traffic signals, including pedestrian signals, are at both intersections. 

Why is there a detour?

The detour and temporary closure speeds up the project by letting the contractor reconstruct Coral Ridge Avenue from the north half of the Oakdale Boulevard intersection to just south of Wheaton Road, and the west half of Coral Ridge Avenue from Wheaton Road to Forevergreen Road, in one phase instead of three. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

Finishing 1st

1st Avenue update

1st Avenue traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction near the 6th Street intersection, and both lanes shift east onto temporary pavement. 6th Street is closed from 1st Avenue to the Baymont Inn & Suites driveway. Coralville Transit riders may experience delays, with reroutes for a few stops on 6th Street near 1st Avenue. 1st Avenue improvements

construction zone

Coral Ridge Avenue, Interstate 80 westbound off-ramp, Commerce Drive improvements

The Iowa DOT began work on their project at this intersection on May 14. The project constructs additional lanes and installs new traffic signals to increase the capacity of the intersection ahead of the I-80/380 interchange project. Construction should be complete by August 1.


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Nolte Academy's voice & acting recital

Tuesday, May 29  |  7:00 pm

Voice and acting students from Nolte Academy perform a spring recital.

The Quire presents Out of the Shadows

Saturday, June 9  |  7:00 pm

At this special storytelling event, The Quire of Eastern Iowa performs commissioned works from local musicians and Cincinnati musician and composer Steve Milloy, as well as musical reworkings of poetry by Maya Angelou.

Return to the Forbidden Planet

June 15-17

City Circle Acting Company’s annual teen show is a jukebox musical by playwright Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet.  It has been billed as Shakespeare's forgotten rock and roll masterpiece.
What’s on stage

Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Summer Reading Program kicks off

Thursday, May 24  |  5:00-6:30 pm

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, pick up a calendar of events, and explore the Coralville Public Library for great books to start the summer. Sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust and other local organizations and businesses. Kickoff

Books, beats, & eats

Friday, June 1  |  5:30-7:30 pm

Gather with friends and neighbors on the library lawn for a free, locally-sourced, summertime meal provided by the library and the Coralville Community Food Pantry. Enjoy family activities, including live music from the Pandelirium Steel Drum Band, and extended library hours. If the weather is bad, all events will be moved inside. Free community meal

Satellite voting for the June 5 Primary Election

May 29-June 1  |  2:00-6:00 pm
June 2  |  10:00 am-4:00 pm

Satellite voting for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election is available at the Coralville Public Library from May 29 through June 2. On Election Day, June 5, voters may cast their ballot at their registered precinct.
Visit the Johnson County Auditor website for precinct maps, polling locations, and sample ballots. If you are not sure what a primary election is, there is also a great "frequently asked questions" section.

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