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Thursday, May 9, 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:

  • Walk Out of the Darkness for Mental Health Awareness (May 10)
  • Family Storytime (May 11 & 18)
  • Farmers' Market (May 13 & 20)
  • Meetings: City Council (May 14), Parks and Recreation Commission (May 20)
  • Button Making with Monsoon Iowa (May 18)

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Fire Dept

Celebrate 90 Years of the Fire Department

Reception highlights the past & present

Thursday, May 9 | 4:30-6:30 pm

The Coralville Fire Department celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2019. Stop by City Hall for a reception to hear about the Fire Department with past and current firefighters. This is an event that promises to be full of history, stories, and reminiscing.

This is part of a series of events held in advance of 4thFest 2019, which honors the Fire Department's service to our community. Fire department anniversary

Donate it. Trade it. Find it.

Spring Cleaning in Coralville

Donate items or get free items

Saturday, May 11 | 8:00 am-noon

Donate clean, working items, or take home a treasure brought by someone else at Recycle Swap Day. It's free! Food donations for the Coralville Community Food Pantry are also accepted. Held in the City Hall parking lot, rain or shine. Recycle & swap

Shred Day

Free document shredding

Saturday, May 11 | 10:00 am-noon

Bring up to two boxes of personal papers to shred in the mobile shredding truck, courtesy of the Coralville Police Department and Heartland Shredding. Held in the Aquatic Center parking lot, rain or shine. Free shredding


4thFest Parade & Vendor Openings

March in the 4th of July parade

Entries are now being accepted for Coralville's 4thFest parade, the area's largest 4th of July parade. Applications are due by June 1. Be in the parade

Be a vendor

4thFest is accepting applications for vendors in S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 and 4. Thousands of people attend Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration! Applications must be submitted before May 24. Vendors

City Hall

Be Involved in Your Community

Volunteer for the Library Board of Trustees or the Board of Adjustment

Application deadline is May 24

Coralville is accepting applications for a seat on the Library Board of Trustees, and a seat on the Board of Adjustment.

Being on a City board or commission is an ideal way to stay informed and make a difference in your community! Board openings

Finishing 1st

Construction Updates

Finishing 1st

Progress nears the home stretch on the final remaining improvements for the 1st Avenue reconstruction between 6th and 9th Streets. Crews are working on the pedestrian landing areas on the E. 7th Street and 6th Street/E. 2nd Avenue intersections, wrapping up the remaining sidewalks and brick pavers, and continuing the landscaping.

The project should be substantially complete by the end of May. Finishing 1st

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue

The last stretch of work on Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road began in April. Work this week includes paving the street connections at the Wheaton Road and University Parkway intersections, excavating stormwater bio-retention cells, street light installation, brick paver work, and setting the forms for the path connection to the pedestrian underpass.

Traffic runs head-to-head on the west half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen Road until mid-to-late May, when it shifts to single lanes on the correct side of the center median until late June. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

United States Census 2020

Census Bureau Is Recruiting

Earn extra income while helping your community

Join the 2020 Census Team! The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Office and field positions are available. The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more at 1-855-JOB-2020 or apply at


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Scarlet Pimpernel

May 10 & 11 |  7:30 pm
May 12 | 2:00 pm

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company. A swashbuckling musical set during the French Revolution, this show is packed with moving ballads, hilarious dialogue, a macabre guillotine, daring rescues, and a thrilling sword fight.

Anne of Green Gables

May 14 | 7:00 pm

Presented by ArtsPower. This heart-warming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novels, follows Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she always wanted. Sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company.

Theatre summer camps

Registration is now open

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

Understanding Alzheimer's and dementia

Thursday, May 9 | 7:00 pm

The Alzheimer's Association presents a program on Alzheimer's and dementia, including current research, treatments, and resources. Presentation

Emedia pop-ups

Mondays & Thursdays in May | 4:00-6:00 pm

Are you curious about the library's e-book, e-magazine, streaming video, or other electronic resource collections? Emedia pop-ups will help you discover the library's online resources. No pop-up on Memorial Day. Emedia learning

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