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Thursday, December 20, 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:

  • Novel Conversations (December 20)
  • Family Storytime (December 22 & 29)
  • City offices closed (December 24 & 25, January 1)
  • Holiday trash schedule (December 25-28)
  • Noon Year’s Eve at the Library (December 31)
  • Kids Create (January 3)

View all upcoming events

Finishing 1st

Lanes Reopen, Road Reconstruction Wraps up for the Year

1st Avenue

All five lanes on 1st Avenue north of Pipeline Road (near McDonald's) are open, marking a major milestone in the 1st Avenue road reconstruction project.

South of Pipeline Road, all five lanes will open once the permanent traffic signals are up and running at the 1st Avenue & 6th Street intersection; traffic signal work is expected to be complete before Christmas.

Work will wrap up for the year, and then the remaining improvements will continue next spring, with completion expected by June. Finishing 1st

Coral Ridge Ave

Coral Ridge Avenue

All four through lanes of Coral Ridge Avenue opened to traffic between Oakdale Boulevard and Forevergreen Road on December 19. Drivers should pay attention to new traffic signs and pavement markings.

The University Parkway and Wheaton Road connections to Coral Ridge Avenue will be closed until those side road connections are complete next spring. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

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'Tis the Season to Recycle

Holiday wrappings

Don't be on the naughty list when it comes to holiday recycling. Cardboard wrapping paper tubes, cards and envelopes without foil or embellishments, and some types of tissue paper can be recycled. While gift wrap and bubble wrap cannot be recycled, they may be reused. Recycle holiday wrappings


Don’t say bah humbug to recycling cardboard from holiday gifts. Corrugated cardboard is recyclablein fact, it is banned from the landfill and is not allowed in your trash. Recycle cardboard

Holiday trees & greenery

Throughout January, we'll pick up live holiday trees at the curb. To be recycle-ready, greenery should be free of decorations, lights, bags, and stands. Recycle Christmas trees

Holiday lights

If you have old, burned out, or unwanted holiday lights, don’t trash themrecycle them instead! Drop off strings of lights at any of the City’s holiday light recycling locations through January 21. Recycle lights


What’s Open, What’s Closed

Holiday hours & schedules

Happy holidays from the City of Coralville! City Hall and city administrative offices, the Library, Recreation Center, and Indoor Pool will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1. There will be no bus service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and service will be adjusted on December 24 and 31.

See the full holiday schedule


Trash & Recycling Schedule

Check the schedule to see if your trash and recycling collection is impacted by the holidays:

  • Monday routes will be picked up as scheduled on December 24 and 31.
  • Trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday routes during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. 

Trash and recycling holiday schedule


Tickets on Sale at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tonic Sol-fa

Thursday, January 24 | 7:30 pm

Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble with Emmy Award-winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.

Art Through Music

Friday, January 25 | 7:30 pm

This Orchestra Iowa Showcase Chamber Series concert features music by Mozart, Larsen, and Coleman. 

All in a Day Play Festival

Saturday, January 26 | 7:30 pm

Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Theatre Company join forces to sponsor this award-winning event to present six 10-minute plays, created in just 24 hours. 

The Who's Tommy: In Concert

February 15-17

Presented by City Circle Acting Company. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, this is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

March 1-3

Presented by Regina High School. Enjoy one of Disney’s most popular animated shows—and support some talented local high school students.

Get tickets


What's Happening at the Library

Winter break reading program

December 19-January 9

Grades K-12 are invited to chill out and read three "just right" books for a chance to win a prize! Sign up online or at the library. Chilly challenge

Noon Year's Eve

December 31, 11:00 am-noon

Ring in 2019 early at the library with games and snacks before we count down to noon. It's a winter break program for the whole family! Noon Year's Eve

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