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Thursday, July 5, 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:

  • Healthy Kids (July 9)
  • Family Night with ISU Insect Zoo (July 9)
  • Coralville Farmers’ Market (July 9 & 16)
  • Senior Line Dancing (July 11 & 18)
  • Meetings: Planning & Zoning Commission (July 5), City Council (July 10), Parks & Recreation Commission (July 16), Library Board of Trustees (July 18)

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Parade 2018

Red, White, and Thank You

Coralville hosts another star-spangled celebration

Coralville’s annual 4th of July festival drew thousands of people to celebrate Independence Day with free concerts, a parade, fireworks, activities, and food.

Thank you to the community members, generous sponsors, volunteers, participants, and City staff who made this year’s 4thFest possible!

Southeast Commercial District

Public Exhibition & Open House

View graduate students' concepts for the Southeast Commercial District

Wednesday, July 11 | 7:00-9:00 pm

The public is invited to an exhibition and open house at Reunion Brewery to view graduate students’ visionary concepts for the future of Coralville's Southeast Commercial District.  The Southeast Commercial District is roughly bordered by Clear Creek, the Iowa Interstate Railroad, and 1st Avenue, and serves as a gateway into Coralville from Iowa City and the University of Iowa.

The exhibition and open house is a follow-up to a May 2018 community engagement workshop to gather feedback and reimagine Coralville’s Southeast Commercial District as part of a planning project. Open house        

block party

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Host a neighborhood block party on August 7

Connect with neighbors and host a block party during National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 7. It’s a great night to meet those who live nearby, build neighborhood ties, and strengthen community partnerships.
Guests from the Coralville Police and Fire Departments and City Council will stop by as many registered parties as they can to say hello! National Night Out

Finishing 1st

Progress Continues on Road Reconstruction Projects

1st Avenue

Concrete pouring began this week for the street pavement from the west end of 6th Street toward 1st Avenue. Due to the complexity of the new intersection, multiple pours are needed to complete paving in this area. The connection from 6th Street to 1st Avenue is scheduled for completion in late July.
1st Avenue remains reduced to one lane in each direction from just south of 6th Street to just south of 9th Street. Reconstruction on the west half of the 1st Avenue project should be complete in late August, and then work will begin on the east half of the project.
1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue

Coral Ridge Avenue reconstruction reached a milestone on July 3 when most of the Coral Ridge Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard intersection re-opened, including the additional turn lanes on Oakdale Boulevard.
At Oakdale Boulevard and Crosspark Road, traffic on Oakdale Boulevard is back on the correct side of the raised center median. Please drive carefully and pay attention to signs, and be aware of other vehicles as area drivers adjust to the changes.
The Coral Ridge Avenue detour continues using Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road until mid-November.
Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

Center for the Performing Arts

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Singin’ In The Rain, Jr

Wednesday, July 18 | 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 19 | 7:00 pm

The cast from Corridor Broadway Boot Camp, directed by Krista Neumann, will present a stage production of this much-loved film musical. Enjoy this delightful story and score, including “Make 'Em Laugh,” “Good Morning, Moses Supposes,” and, of course, “Singin' in the Rain”!

Iowa City New Horizons Band Summer Concert

Friday, July 20 | 7:00 pm

Since 1995, the Iowa City New Horizons Band has provided opportunities for “chronologically gifted” adults to learn to play a musical instrument and perform.


What's Happening at the Library

Summer Movie Musicals

Rent - Thursday, July 5 | 6:00 pm

This takes place during the 1990s in New York City and is based on the powerful stage musical by Jonathan Larson, which he based on Puccini's opera, La Boheme. Rent

Trash Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 9 | 2:00-3:30 pm

This ain’t your grandma’s trash clean up — it’s a down-and-dirty group challenge! Split into teams, and see how many items each group can check off our trash scavenger hunt list. You will be rewarded for your effort! Scavenger hunt

It’s a Mystery: This is a Bust by Ed Lin

Wednesday, July 11 | 10:00 am

The only Chinese-American on the Chinatown beat of the NYPD in 1976 knows he’s been hired as a token. But when an old Chinese woman turns up dead, he’s the only one who can solve the crime. Mystery discussion

LitFlicks Free Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace

Thursday, July 12 | 6:00 pm

On his wedding day, a drama critic learns that his elderly aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. Starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, and Peter Lorre; based on the play by Joseph Kesselring. Movie

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