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Thursday, October 11, 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:

  • Family Storytime (October 13 & 20)
  • EngAGE Potluck (October 15)
  • Meetings: Parks and Recreation Commission (October 15), City Council (October 23)
  • Babysitters Course (October 20)
  • Optimist Halloween Party & Parade (October 21)

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Just Shred It

Free document shredding

Saturday, October 13 | 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Clean out your filing cabinet, load unwanted personal papers into cardboard boxes, and securely shred and recycle documents for free. The shredding machines in the mobile shredding trucks will process all fasteners – even staples and paper clips! This event will be held rain or shine in the City Hall parking lot. Shredding

Fire trucks

Fire Department Hosts
Open House & Chili Supper

You’re invited

Sunday, October 14 | 12:00-4:00 pm

The annual fire department open house at the 5th Street station includes fire station tours, a kids fire extinguisher game, equipment on display, fire prevention and safety tips, fire trucks to explore, and a chance to meet Coralville’s new fire chief. Stop by and say hello!

Warm up with a bowl of chili

Sunday, October 14 | 4:00-8:00 pm

Grab a bowl of tasty chili at the fire department’s annual chili supper (there’s an option for vegetarians, too). Free will donations benefit the Coralville Fire Department, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and the St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation.
Open house & chili supper

US Census 2020

Join the 2020 U.S. Census Team

Be a part of history

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs with flexible hours nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. Census workers help ensure everyone in our community is counted in the next census. Positions include recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers.  Learn more and apply online at, or call 1.855.JOB.2020.

Finishing 1st

Road Reconstruction Projects
Move Ahead

1st Avenue

1st Avenue remains reduced to one lane in each direction from just south of 6th Street to just south of 9th Street. Work continues to complete the pedestrian path along the entire west side of 1st Avenue. Subgrade is being prepared for the new northbound lanes of 1st Avenue south of Super 8.
Reconstruction on the west half of the 1st Avenue project should be substantially complete later this month. Head-to-head traffic is expected to shift onto the new west half of the 1st Avenue pavement the week of October 22 so work can begin on the east half. 
1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Ave

Coral Ridge Avenue

Work continues this week on final grading and topsoil placement along the east side of Coral Ridge Avenue, turn lane and side street paving connections, roadway lighting foundations, and traffic signal pole work at Coral Ridge Avenue and Oakdale Boulevard.
One lane of traffic in each direction is expected to move onto the new Coral Ridge Avenue pavement between Oakdale Boulevard and Wheaton Road the week of October 22. Northbound Coral Ridge Avenue traffic will then shift back to the west half of the road at Wheaton Road while paving work continues on the east half up to Forevergreen Road. The project is scheduled for substantial completion in mid-November.
Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


Fall Hours at Divots

Have lunch overlooking Brown Deer Golf Club

With the arrival of fall, Divots! Bar and Restaurant will adjust hours for the season:

  • Through October 14, Divots will be open daily for lunch and dinner. 
  • Starting October 15, Divots will be open for lunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with beverages and snacks for golfers during golf course hours. 
  • Divots will close for the season on November 11, with golf service only past this date.
Divots is a great space for winter events and holiday parties. Contact the Marriott banquets team at 319.688.4000 to learn more about rentals at Brown Deer Golf Club.  Dine and celebrate at Divots


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Piano Star Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven

Friday, October 12 | 7:30 pm

Presented by Orchestra Iowa. This event is a part of the Orchestra Iowa Masterworks Series; for ticketing information, contact the Orchestra Iowa Box Office at 319.366.8203.

An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein

Saturday, October 13 | 7:30 pm

Ed Kottick and Josh Sazon present an evening of music and stories. With soloists Rinde Eckert, Alexandra Schiano, and Mary Denmead, the CCPA orchestra takes the stage to share some of the most iconic show tunes of our time.

Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale

October 19 & 20 | 7:00 pm
October 21 | 2:00 pm

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. When three kids trick-or-treat at the old “Crane house” on Halloween, they are magically transported into the classic tale of Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katie Van Tassel, and—of course—the Headless Horseman.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

December 7-9, 14-16

Tickets are now on sale! This classic story tells of a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast—who is really a young prince—trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

What's on stage


What’s Happening at the Library

 Novel Conversations:
“Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo

Thursday, October 18 | 7:00 pm

The One Community, One Book selection for 2018 is a memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta. Novel

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