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Thursday, January 3, 2019

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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 English language class for adults (Wednesdays & Fridays)
  • Read With Me™ (January 6)
  • Free yoga class (January 7)
  • City Council work session & meeting (January 8)
  • Family night at the library (January 14)

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Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications

Ten-week class with hands-on instruction

Mondays, January 28-April 1 | 6:00-9:00 pm

Do you want to get a better understanding of our local law enforcement agencies and gain insight into the role of public safety in our community?

Learn how the departments operate, what services they provide, and the tools they use to do their job at the Johnson County Citizens Police Academy. Classes are engaging and the curriculum is based on real-world experiences. Applications are due by January 21 at 5:00 pm. Citizens Police Academy


Make the Best of Winter

WinterFest brings free, frosty fun

Sunday, January 13 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Experience the wonders of an Iowa winter! Enjoy a showcase of free winter-time demonstrations, indoor and outdoor activities, entertainment, food, and frosty fun in Coralville's Iowa River Landing.

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Annual Beer Festival Will Be Hoppin’

Sample craft beers at BrrrFest

Saturday, January 26 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Celebrate the beers of winter and the brewers who make them at the annual Coralville BrrrFest. A portion of the proceeds supports Coralville’s 4thFest. Tickets are on sale, but hurry because BrrrFest sells out every year!

Lanes are open

Lanes Open, Road Reconstruction Wraps up for the Year

1st Avenue

All five lanes on 1st Avenue between 6th Street and 9th Street are open, following total road reconstruction that lasted throughout the majority of 2018.

Construction has wrapped up for the winter. The remaining improvements will continue in the spring, with completion expected by June. Finishing 1st

Coral Ridge Avenue

All four through lanes of Coral Ridge Avenue are open to traffic between Oakdale Boulevard and Forevergreen Road, marking a welcome milestone in the Coral Ridge Avenue improvements project that spanned most of 2018.

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


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

Orchestra Iowa presents this chamber showcase concert featuring 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.

What’s on stage


What’s Happening at the Library

Teen winter break party

Friday, January 4 | 5:00 pm

Teens in 7th to 12th grade are invited to a pizza, popcorn, and pajama party showing the movie Ready Player One. Free; registration is required. Teen party

Free film: Blade Runner

Tuesday, January 8 | 6:00 pm

A detective pursues four fugitive androids who are plotting to prolong their lifespans. Based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Enjoy refreshments, including fresh popcorn. LitFlicks

It’s a Mystery: IQ by Joe Ide

Wednesday, January 9 | 10:00 am

Isaiah Quintabe grows up in a rough neighborhood and is known for helping solve cases the police won’t touch. Since amateur sleuth doesn’t pay the bills, IQ must find out who is trying to kill a famous rapper. Book discussion

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