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Thursday, June 21, 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:

  • Novel Conversations (June 21)
  • Farmers’ Market (June 25)
  • Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip (June 26)
  • Meetings: City Council (June 26), Planning and Zoning (July 5)
  • Senior Coffee & Crafts (July 5)

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Celebrate 4thFest with Coralville

An Independence Day festival

Activities June 30 & July 3-7

We’re counting down the days until Coralville’s annual 4thFest celebration! Kick off the festivities with the annual 5K and kids’ mini-marathon on June 30, visit the carnival July 3-7, stop by the vendor booths on July 3 and 4, and enjoy family-friendly activities in the park on July 4th. Most events will be held in S.T. Morrison Park.

Free concerts: Rick Springfield & Kevin Burt

Tuesday, July 3

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for two free outdoor concerts in the park: Rick Springfield, creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, performs on July 3 at 8:00 pm. Kevin Burt, the 2018 winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, opens the stage at 6:30 pm.

See the parade & fireworks

Wednesday, July 4

Start the 4th of July with the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast, see the area’s largest 4th of July parade, check out games and entertainment, listen to the patriotic sounds of the Iowa City Community Band, and watch spectacular fireworks at dark. 
See the full schedule of events

Coralville City Hall

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Independence Day

City offices, the library, and Coralville Transit bus service will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. During the week of July 2, trash and recycling will be picked up as usual on Monday and Tuesday, but pickup will be one day later than usual for Wednesday and Thursday routes.
View the holiday schedule

Sean McCarty

Congratulations, Sean!

Brown Deer head PGA golf pro earns spot in PGA Championship

Brown Deer Golf Club’s Sean McCarty tied for second place at the PGA Professional Championship this week, advancing him to play in the PGA Championship this August.

Sean is a certified PGA Golf Professional and has been at Brown Deer Golf Club since 2001.  He was inducted into the Hawkeye Hall of Fame in 2016.

Coral Ridge Ave Improvements

Progress Continues on Major Road Projects

Coral Ridge Avenue

Concrete pouring wrapped up last week for the new street pavement of the Coral Ridge Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard intersection; most of that intersection is expected to reopen before July 4, including the additional turn lanes on Oakdale Boulevard, as well as the Oakdale Boulevard and Crosspark Road intersection.

All of the concrete sections of the 100-foot long box culvert, which will become a bike/pedestrian underpass tunnel, were moved into place by crane over the past week.
The Coral Ridge Avenue detour continues using Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road. The detour will last until mid-November.  Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

Finishing 1st

1st Avenue

1st Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction from just south of 6th Street to just south of 9th Street until late August, when reconstruction on the west half of the 1st Avenue project should be complete.
6th Street is closed from 1st Avenue to the Baymont Inn & Suites driveway until late July. Coralville Transit riders may experience delays, with reroutes for a few stops on 6th Street near 1st Avenue. 1st Avenue improvements

Summer lunch

Summer Lunch Program

Weekdays through August 10

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

The Summer Lunch and Park Games program with Parks and Recreation is weekdays in S.T. Morrison Park at Fireside Shelter, with no lunch on July 4.  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 earn points throughout the summer for a chance to win prizes, and can participate in the library’s summer reading program.    

5th Street Social

Save the Date for the 5th Street Social

Mark your calendar

Saturday, August 11 | 4:00-10:00 pm

We’ll be dancing on 5th Street later this summer at the 5th Street Social. It's a Saturday evening of fun for the whole family: live music, craft beer, food vendors, kids fun zone, local artisans, classic car show and shine, and an ice cream social. The event is free and open to everyone to celebrate summer and friends in the style of former parties on historic Route 6. 


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Change of Seasons Party

Sunday, June 24 | 2:30 pm

City Circle Acting Company and Young Footliters Youth Theatre invite volunteers, donors, and patrons to a special celebration of the 2017-2018 season, and a sneak peak of the great season to come!

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Friday, June 29 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 30 | 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 1 | 2:00 pm

Welcome to Agrabah, city of enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tale! All of your favorite characters are in this stage adaptation of the Disney musical, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie.
What’s on stage


What’s Happening at the Library

“Game on” with the Coralville Police Department

Monday, June 25 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Teens, got game? Challenge local police officers and friends to video and board games. Snacks will be provided! Game on

Summer movie musicals

Cabaret: Thursday, June 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm

It is 1930s freewheeling Berlin when an American dancer meets an Englishman, and the two hit it off. However, complications arise as the Nazis rise to power. Cabaret

Yankee Doodle Dandy: Thursday, June 28 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Starring the indomitable James Cagney as George M. Cohan, this boasts such songs as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Yankee Doodle Dandy

Beats & books

String quartet: Friday, June 22 | 5:00-6:00 pm

The Preucil School of Music Student String Quartet will play in the library rotunda area. String quartet

Trombone duets: Friday, June 29 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Enjoy a performance by two retired Quad Cities area public school teachers, Chick Collins and Dennis Mott, who met in the trombone section of the Quad Cities Wind Ensemble. Trombones

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