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Thursday, March 28, 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:

  • Movie Night: 42 - The Jackie Robinson Story (March 28)
  • Global Community Potluck (March 29)
  • Families on Foot (March 30)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (April 3), Planning & Zoning Commission (April 3), City Council (April 9)
  • Coralville Transit Experience (April 11)

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Global Community Potluck

Free & open to the entire community

Friday, March 29 | 5:30-7:00 pm

Sample the many food traditions of our community at the Coralville Public Library!

Enjoy a tasty sampling of dishes from around the globe, selected and prepared by your neighbors. The event features live music, dance, and a visual art display. Community potluck

Finishing 1st

Construction Projects Resume

1st Avenue improvements

Work begins April 1

Work on the final remaining improvements for the 1st Avenue reconstruction between 6th Street and 9th Street is expected to re-start on April 1. 

The initial focus on 1st Avenue will be to complete the permanent northbound and southbound left turn lanes and medians at 6th Street. This will reduce northbound and southbound 1st Avenue approaching 6th Street to one through lane and one dedicated left turn lane. This lane reduction is expected to be in place until late April. 
Additional street and sidewalk paving north of 6th Street will also require lane closures, with efforts made to minimize the duration. The project should be substantially complete by the end of May.  1st Avenue reconstruction

Coral Ridge Avenue

Coral Ridge Avenue

Work begins April 2

The last stretch of work on Coral Ridge Avenue reconstruction from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road is scheduled to begin on April 2.

The initial focus will be to complete the final street, median, and sidewalk construction on the east half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen Road. This will require running traffic head-to-head on the west half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen Road, similar to the traffic control setup last fall.  

Coral Ridge Avenue will remain in this configuration until mid-to-late May, and then traffic will shift to single lanes northbound and southbound, but on the correct side of the center median, until the project is substantially complete in late June.  Coral Ridge Ave reconstruction

Yard waste

Yard Waste Season Starts Up

Note your pickup date

Through April 11, yard waste pickup is on Tuesdays for Monday and Tuesday routes, and on Thursdays for Wednesday and Thursday routes.

Beginning April 15, yard waste pickup is on regular trash/recycling collection days for all routes.
Always set out yard waste in biodegradable Coralville yard waste bags, or in a 33-gallon container that has an annual yard waste sticker on it. Yard waste program

U.S. Census 2020

Volunteers Needed for 2020 U.S. Census Complete Count Committee

You can help ensure all residents are counted

Friday, April 5 | 11:30 am

2020 is a U.S. Census year. Federal and state funding, as well as Congressional seats, are allocated based on this decennial count. 

A Complete Count Committee is a group of community members dedicated to encouraging all residents to be counted once, in the right place, during the U.S. Census in Spring 2020.
Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, Coralville, and Johnson County are joining together to encourage participation and ensure an accurate count. Learn about participating in the Complete Count Committee on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Iowa City Civic Center, 410 E. Washington Street, in Emma Harvat Hall.   
Complete Count Committee


Save the Date

4thFest Basket Auction

Saturday, April 13 | 4:30 pm

This annual fundraiser for Coralville 4thFest features a variety of items up for bid, including baskets filled with specialty items donated by area businesses and individuals. 4thFest fundraiser


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts 

Little Women, an opera by Mark Adamo

April 12 & 13 | 7:30 pm
April 14 | 2:00 pm

Presented by University of Iowa School of Music. Adapted from Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Adamo’s opera is powerfully theatrical, with a wealth of memorable melodies and tuneful arias.

Theatre summer camps

The curtain rises for registrations

Our summer camps, presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre and Old Creamery Theatre’s Camp Creamery, are for youth ages 5-17, beginner or experienced.

What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Iowa Poet Laureate reading

Sunday, April 7 | 2:00 pm

Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander presents an afternoon of poetry. Her presentation is made possible by grants from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Poetry reading

It’s a Mystery: The Disappeared by C. J. Box

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 am

A game warden is faced with the case of a missing woman, while dealing with an upset group of falconers. Someone doesn’t want him investigating either case; are they related? Book discussion

Free movie matinee

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm

Join us for a special matinee screening of Ex Libris: the New York Public Library, which is about the power of public libraries. Matinee

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