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Thursday, September 13, 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 for Adults (Wednesdays & Fridays)
  • Family Storytime (September 15 & 22)
  • Farmers’ Market (September 17 & 24)
  • Meetings: Parks and Recreation Commission (September 17), City Council (September 25)
  • I-Sport (September 20)

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Community Meal

Share a Meal, Music, & a Movie

Taco 'bout a free community meal

Friday, September 21 | 5:00-7:00 pm

Gather with friends and neighbors for a free community meal, hosted by the library and the Coralville Community Food Pantry. 
Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy a taco bar (with a vegetarian option), sides, desserts, live music by the Dandelion Stompers, and kids activities. In queso you didn't know, it should be a spec-taco-lar night. Community meal

Free movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Friday, September 21 | 7:00 pm

Stay after the meal for a free screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? inside the library. This award-winning documentary is based on the life of Fred Rogers, who used teachable moments to share messages of love, friendship, tolerance, and acceptance. Free movie

Clear Creek Watershed Coalition

Learn About the Clear Creek Watershed

Discuss water quality & public perception

Wednesday, September 19 | 6:00 pm

The Clear Creek Watershed Management Plan is being developed to help shape the future of our watershed to reduce flooding and improve water quality. Hear from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Geological Survey, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Iowa Flood Center at this educational meeting hosted by the Clear Creek Watershed Coalition. Watershed

Finishing 1st

Progress Continues on Major Road Reconstruction Projects

Anticipated re-opening of 6th Street connection to 1st Avenue

Mother Nature has cooperated this week as crews make progress on brick paver work at the 1st Avenue and 6th Street intersection, the sidewalk and retaining wall on the north side of 6th Street, and the sidewalk along the west side of 1st Avenue south of Pipeline Road. The 6th Street connection to 1st Avenue is scheduled to re-open early next week, but staff is evaluating it daily.

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 project should be substantially complete by late September, and then work will begin on the east half. 1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Ave

Coral Ridge Avenue project is on schedule

Storm sewer installation, electrical work, mainline paving, and water main testing within sections of the Coral Ridge Avenue project continue this week. 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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm
September 30 | 2:00 pm

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play.

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.

More on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Book discussion:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Thursday, September 20 | 7:00 pm

The Novel Conversations book discussion group looks at Betty Smith’s classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the beginning of the 20th century. Book discussion

LitFlicks free movie: Annihilation (R)

Thursday, September 27 | 6:00 pm

After her husband returns near death from a top-secret mission, a biologist and former soldier must discover how to stop a growing phenomenon that threatens life on Earth. Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. LitFlicks

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 library late fees with food donation

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

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