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Thursday, August 30, 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:

  • Beginning English Class for Adults (Wednesdays & Fridays)
  • Preschool Storytime (September 4 & 11)
  • Kids Create (September 6)
  • Farmers’ Market (September 10)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (September 5), Planning & Zoning (September 5), City Council (September 11)
  • It’s a Mystery Book Discussion (September 12)

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Marching band

Celebrate All That Is Hawkeye

FRYfest in the Iowa River Landing

Friday, August 31 | Free & All Day

Kick off the Hawkeye athletic season in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing. This year features a panel discussion with the legendary 1983 football coaching staff and all the signature FRYfest activities like Hawkeye swag for purchase, special guests, autograph sessions, a pep rally, trivia, memorabilia, and more. FRYfest

High Porch Block Party

Tickets at the gate | $5 

Cap off FRYfest with both The Pork Tornadoes and Pianopalooza in concert, plus happy hour, bags games, and fireworks. Free for kids 12 and younger. Block party

City Hall

Labor Day Schedule

What's closed, what's open

Monday, September 3

On September 3, City offices, the Library, Coralville Transit, and the Farmers’ Market will be closed; the Aquatic Center, Recreation Center, and Indoor Pool will be open. Labor Day schedule

Note your trash & recycling schedule

September 3-7

Roll out your trash cart, set out recycling bins, and put out yard waste one day later than usual the week of Labor Day.

Aquatic Center

Take a Dip

Make one last splash outside

The sun is setting on summer, but there is still time to enjoy Coralville’s outdoor pool, open September 1-3. After Labor Day, the Aquatic Center closes for the season. Swim

Coffee with a cop

Coffee with a Cop & a Firefighter

Heroes take it up a notch

Friday, September 7 | 8:00-10:00 am

The Coralville Police Department takes “Coffee with a Cop” up a notch by inviting the Fire Department to join in. Stop by Dunn Brothers Coffee on Crosspark Road and say hello, ask questions, share concerns, and get to know the Coralville Police Department and Fire Department outside of a crisis situation. Coffee

Finishing 1st

Road Reconstruction Progresses

1st Avenue traffic control, 6th Street news

A traffic control change for southbound 1st Avenue approaching E. 9th Street maximizes lane capacity and gets drivers through road reconstruction as efficiently as possible:

  • To turn left onto E. 9th Street, be in the left lane immediately after the I-80 eastbound off ramp.
  • To continue south through the work zone, be in the right lane.
  • The two lanes are separated by channelizing devices immediately south of the off-ramp, so pay attention to the signs.

The 6th Street connection to 1st Avenue is scheduled to re-open in early to mid-September. 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 substantially complete by late September, and then work will begin on the east half. 
1st Avenue improvements


Coral Ridge Avenue

After a weather delay, head-to-head traffic on Coral Ridge Avenue has shifted over to the new pavement between Forevergreen Road and Wheaton Road. The Coral Ridge Avenue detour remains and uses Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road. The project is on schedule for substantial completion in mid-November. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts


September 7 & 8 | 7:00 pm
September 9 | 2:00 pm

Wren is an average 13 year old girl who loves to play her kazoo. But when everything goes wrong—her mom dies, her friends don’t understand what she’s going through, and she loses her beloved kazoo—she embarks on a journey with a mysterious stranger to find her kazoo.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Tickets on sale now
October 4 | 7:00 pm

With its unique jazz sound, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.

What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Library card sign-up month

Have you lost your library card? Get a free replacement library card throughout September. If you don’t have a library card, your first library card is always free. Library card

Erase your library fines

During the month of September, bring a non-perishable food donation to the library for the Coralville Community Food Pantry, and erase any new or existing late fees on your account. Food for Fines

Trivia night

Thursday, September 6 | 6:00 pm

Put on your thinking cap for another trivia night with prizes and refreshments. No need for a team; we will create those at the start of the evening. Trivia night

Free film: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Tuesday, September 11 | 6:00 pm

Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico set off with a grizzled old prospector in search of fortune. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. Based on the novel by B. Traven. LitFlicks

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