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Thursday, August 2, 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:

  • Free Summer Lunch (weekdays through August 10)
  • Family Storytime (August 4 & 11)
  • It’s a Mystery Book Group (August 8)
  • Coralville Farmers’ Market (August 6 & 13)
  • Meetings: City Council (August 14)
  • Novel Conversations (August 16)

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5th Street Social

Celebrate the Summer on 5th Street

Music, food, brews, & activities

Saturday, August 11 | 4:00-10:00 pm

Summer isn’t over, so celebrate with live music, craft beer, food vendors, a kids fun zone, local artisans, classic car show and shine, and an ice cream social.

5th Street Social includes fun for everyone with giant games and a “chalk it up” area, and live music by Plastic Relations, James Tutson and the Rollback, and New Trick. Buy a bite to eat from local food trucks, and sip craft beer from four Johnson County breweries. Free admission. 5th Street Social

Volunteers get swag

Volunteers are needed to help with the beverage garden, kids fun zone, stage crew, and set up and tear down. Did we mention the free t-shirt? Volunteer


Save the Date for FRYfest

A celebration of all that is Hawkeye

FRYday, August 31 | All day

Kick off the Hawkeye athletic season at a Hawkeye heaven in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing. This year’s celebration features the 1983 football coaching staff and all the signature FRYfest activities. All events, except the High Porch Block Party, are free.
Tickets are on sale for $5 for the High Porch Block Party at FRYfest—which includes both The Pork Tornadoes and Pianopalooza in concert, plus happy hour, bags games, a kids zone, and fireworks. FRYfest

Finishing 1st

Progress Continues on Major Road Reconstruction

1st Avenue

Paving on 6th Street and 1st Avenue south of the railroad crossing is complete, and subbase is being placed for 1st Avenue paving north of the railroad crossing to Pipeline Road. The 6th Street connection to 1st Avenue is scheduled to re-open in mid-August.
1st Avenue is 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 project should be complete by mid-September, and then work will begin on the east half.
1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Ave

Coral Ridge Avenue

We’re approaching another milestone in the Coral Ridge Avenue project: though the detour route will remain the same, Coral Ridge Avenue drivers will get to use the new pavement between Forevergreen Road and Wheaton Road starting August 13.
The Coral Ridge Avenue detour will last until mid-November and uses Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road.
Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Open Doors Dance Festival Student Showcase

Friday, August 3 | 7:00 pm

As part of Nolte Productions’ Open Doors Dance Festival, students will perform choreography by renowned dancers and artists from across the country.

Arangetram-Bharatanatyam — Indian Classical Dance Graduation Recital

Sunday, August 5 | 3:00 pm

Indian Classical Dance students will present the culmination of eight to nine years of study. This ancient dance form tells mythological and historical stories, and features vibrant costumes, makeup, and jewelry.

Side Show

Friday, August 17 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 18 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 19 | 2:00 pm

Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, this remarkable musical is about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. Presented by Nolte Productions.

On stage

Coralville Public Library

What’s Happening at the Library

Used book sale

Friday, August 3 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, August 4 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Find gently used books, music CDs, and movies for all ages at bargain prices! Free books will be available during sale hours just outside the sale area. Proceeds support the library and literacy projects. Book sale

Spinning demonstration

Saturday, August 4 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Watch artisans Stephanie Van Housen and Jeanne Cadoret at their craft as they demonstrate spinning with a wheel and drop spindle. Kids can spin a bracelet on their knee with a wire hook. Spinning

Family yoga night

Tuesday, August 14 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Unwind after a busy summer — bring the whole family to yoga night with special guest Balance Yoga by Stacey Kelly. Family night

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