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Thursday, September 12, 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:

  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (September 16), Parks and Recreation Commission (September 16), City Council (September 24)
  • Farmers' Market (September 16 & 23)
  • Try Single Track (September 19)
  • Novel Conversations (September 19)
  • Babysitters Course (September 21)

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2019 Coralville Election

Deadline Approaches to Run for City Office

Mayor & two council seats on upcoming ballot

Coralville residents running for Mayor or City Council in the November 2019 City Election can file their candidacy with the Johnson County Auditor through September 19.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of 25 signatures from registered voters residing in Coralville on their petitions. City election

Xtream Arena rendering

Xtream Arena Open House

Get the latest updates about the facility under construction

Wednesday, September 18 | 4:30-6:30 pm

Learn more about Xtream Arena and Fieldhouse, under construction in the Iowa River Landing, at an open house held at 30hop. 

Hear project updates and details, ask questions, view the most recent renderings, and meet the individuals working to make this project a success. Arena open house



Unstructured, unplugged, & unlimited play

Through Sept. 29

PLAYvolution is three weeks of fun and games celebrating the awesome power of play for kids of all ages! Upcoming events in Coralville include:

  • September 15: Move It! Dig It! Do It! at the Iowa Children's Museum
  • September 16: PLAYvolution Chamber of Commerce Lunch, S.T. Morrison Park
  • September 16: Board Game Night, Coralville Farmers' Market
  • September 19: Try Single Track, Woodpecker Single Track Trail
  • September 21: Pool Party, Coralville Indoor Pool
  • September 27: STEM Family Free Night, Iowa Children's Museum
  • September 27: Free Community Meal, Northwest Junior High

See all PLAYvolution events

Bus open house

Hop on the Bus, Gus!

Learn how to ride public transit at bus open house

Friday, September 27 | 5:00-7:00 pm

Taking the bus is an efficient way to get around. But if you are not familiar with public transit, you might need help to know how, where, or when to catch the bus. 

That's why Coralville Transit is hosting a bus open house at the free community meal at Northwest Junior High.

Tour a bus, ask questions, and learn about the basics of bus riding. Discover how to transfer between Coralville's and Iowa City's transit systems, get information about Coralville's "Park and Ride" program, and try out the bus bike rack. Toby the talking bus will also make a special appearance! Bus open house


On Stage Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Anne of Green Gables

September 13-14

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. Capture the charm of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about an orphan girl, and the tragedies and triumphs that mark her growth from adolescence to early adulthood.

The Christians

September 20-22

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company. Pastor Paul's church has grown to a congregation of thousands, and Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church's belief. A big-little play about faith and the trouble with changing your mind.

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October 11-13: The Tragedy of Carmenpresented by the University of Iowa School of Music
October 18: Reflections, presented by Orchestra Iowa Masterworks
October 19: St. Olaf Orchestra Fall Tour
October 25-27: Dear Edwina, Jr., presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

On stage and on sale


What's Happening at the Library 

National Library Card Sign up Month 

All September

In addition to traditional library services, a library card gives Coralville residents free access to ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines, and a streaming video service. Your first card is free! If you lost your library card, get a free replacement during September. Library cards

Erase your library fines with food for fines

All September

Bring a donation this month to the library for the Coralville Community Food Pantry, and new or existing late fees on your account will be erased. Non-perishable foods, personal care items, or monetary donations are accepted. Food for fines

Luchadores in Iowa

Monday, September 16 | 6:00 pm

Miriam Alarcon Avila will talk about Luchadores Immigrants in Iowa, a photo documentary project that shares the challenges of immigrants of Latino heritage. A story time and poetry workshop will follow. Luchadores

Free film for adults: Green Book (PG-13)

Tuesday, September 24 | 6:00 pm

A bouncer from the Bronx is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour through the Deep South during the time of racial segregation. Free film

Banned Books Week

September 22-28

Banned and challenged books often make people uncomfortable, but they also make us think. During this week, we celebrate our right to read freely. The library is a place to explore all kinds of ideas! Banned Books Week

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