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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:

  • 2015 Paul Engle Prize: Sara Paretsky in Conversation with Maureen Corrigan at the Library (October 2)
  • Library closes at 5:00 pm (October 2)
  • Farmers’ Market (October 5)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (October 7), Planning and Zoning Commission (October 7), City Council (October 13)
  • It's a Mystery at the Library (October 14)

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Community Shred Day

Free Document Shredding

Help prevent identity theft

Saturday, October 3 | 8:00 am-Noon

If your filing cabinet is overflowing, bring cardboard boxes of personal papers to the City Hall Parking Lot, 1512 7th Street, and North Cedar Recycling will take care of the secure shredding! Learn more 

Mayor's Clean Up Week

Kick It to the Curb

Mayor’s Clean up Week

October 5-9

Set out big items, such as broken furniture or busted bathroom fixtures, for free pickup on trash day.
For unwanted (but usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. For large amounts of cardboard to recycle, due to excessive cardboard collection during Mayor’s Clean up Week, consider setting it out the week after Mayor’s Clean up Week, or take it to the Coralville Recycling Center. Learn more

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm

Fire Prevention Week | October 4-10

In a fire, seconds count, and location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. Does every bedroom in your home, on every level of your home, have a working smoke alarm? Learn more

CFD ladder truck

Fire Department Open House

Sunday, October 11 | Noon-4:00 pm

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Coralville Fire Department will host an open house at Fire Station #1 on 5th Street. Stop by for a live demonstration, fire safety information, fire truck display, kids fire extinguisher game, and refreshments. Learn more

Save a Life, Get a Burrito

Give back at the community blood drive

Friday, October 16 | 2:30-7:30 pm

Register for the City of Coralville fall blood drive at City Hall, courtesy of the University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center. Successful donors will receive a free burrito coupon from Panchero's. One donation can save up to three lives! Learn more

North Ridge Trail Tunnel Temporarily Closed for Repair

The North Ridge Trail bike/pedestrian tunnel under I-80 (between North Ridge Park and Coral Ridge Mall) is closed until October 14 for painting and a lighting upgrade. Alternate pedestrian access over I-80 is at 12th Avenue. Learn more

Farmers’ Market Season Ends Monday

Make one last stop this season at the Coralville Farmers’ Market on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot. October 5 marks the last market day of the season.

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Best Is Yet to Come: A CCPA Birthday Concert

October 1

The Center celebrates its fourth birthday with a special performance by Smith Studio Jazz and some of our favorite guests and artists.

Amazing China

October 2

The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa presents outstanding performances by Binghamton University faculty, the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts faculty, and guest artists from the New York Chinese Traditional Art Center.

No Bad News!

October 3

Metro Mix Chorus lights up the stage with a humorous look at news, weather, and sports.


October 9

Megan Gogerty gleefully skewers the hilarity and heartbreak of buying and selling a house.

Byron BK Davis: Stevie Wonder Tribute 

October 10

Byron "BK" Davis Steinway International Artist performs a Stevie Wonder tribute. 

Learn more

What's Happening at the Library

Sara Paretsky in Conversation with Maureen Corrigan

Friday, October 2 | 7:00 pm

Author Sara Paretsky will receive the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization and sponsored by the City of Coralville, at the Coralville Public Library as part of the Iowa City Book Festival. She will be joined by noted NPR and Washington Post book critic Maureen Corrigan. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more

Author Reading: Greer Macallister

Tuesday, October 6 | 7:00 pm

It’s an evening of mystery and magic with the author of The Magician’s Lie. Greer Macallister will read from her novel, answer questions, and sign books. Learn more

College Planning Night

Thursday, October 8 | 7:00 pm

High school sophomores, juniors, and their parents can learn about college planning during a free presentation offered by Coralville Public Library and the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). Learn more

Novel Conversations: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, October 15 | 7:00 pm

Just Mercy, an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice, was selected by the UI Center for Human Rights for this year’s One Community, One Book program. Learn more

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