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Thursday, September 26, 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:

  • Paul Engle Prize; Library closes at 5:00 pm (October 1)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (October 2), Planning and Zoning (October 2), City Council (October 8)
  • Farmers' Market (September 30 & October 7)
  • Free Document Shredding (October 5)
  • It's a Mystery Book Discussion: The Force (October 9)

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Bus Open House

Hop on the Bus, Gus!

Learn about public transit at bus open house

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

Are you unfamiliar with Coralville's public transit system and want to know how, where, or when to catch the bus?

We can help! We'll have buses, along with bus drivers, at the free community meal at Northwest Junior High. 

Ask questions, find out what bus to take, and learn about the basics of bus riding. Discover how to transfer between Coralville's and Iowa City's transit systems, learn about Coralville's "Park and Ride" program, try out the bus bike rack, and meet Toby the talking bus. We'll have swag! Bus open house 

Your Best Lawn

Build a Greener, Sustainable Lawn

Program helps homeowners pay for soil quality restoration

Would you like to grow a greener lawn with fewer chemicals? Coralville is offering homeowners reimbursement for 50% of the costs, up to $2,000, for soil quality restoration through the Your Best Lawn program to improve soil health and reduce stormwater runoff. 

Plus, your neighbors will be green with lawn envy.

Soil quality restoration requires specialized equipment and can only be performed in the spring and fall, and enrollment is required before completing the work. Funding is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Your Best Lawn is a partnership between the cities of Coralville, Iowa City, and North Liberty, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Your Best Lawn program

Mayor's Clean Up Week

Kick It to the Curb

Throw away big, broken items

Mayor's Clean Up Week | October 7-11

During Mayor's Clean Up Week, throw away big, broken items that won't fit in your trash cart (like busted furniture) for free on trash day. This is available to Coralville residences with city trash and recycling services.  

Some restrictions apply:

  • Size & weight: Items must be able to be reasonably lifted by two people, and must fit in the garbage truck.
  • What: Before putting things at the curb, check the guidelines. Some items we won't take (like appliances, electronics, construction materials, hazardous waste, and wooden swingsets).
  • Trash only: This is for things that belong in the trash. Don't send usable items to the landfill.  
  • Donate: To get rid of something that is still usable, see a list of area agencies accepting donations.

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop & a Firefighter

Get to know us over a cup o' joe

Wednesday, October 2 | 8:30-10:30 am

Have a morning cup of coffee at Dunn Brothers Coffee with Coralville police officers and firefighters on National Coffee with a Cop Day.

Stop by and say hello, ask questions, discuss concerns, and get to know our emergency responders outside of a crisis situation, all over a cup of coffee. Coffee

Hazardous waste

Too Toxic to Trash

Get rid of household hazardous waste

Friday, October 4 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, residents can bring up to one box per household of hazardous waste (like unwanted cleaning products or lawn and garden chemicals) to a collection station at the City Hall parking lot for free, safe disposal. Hazardous waste drop-off 


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

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October 11-13: The Tragedy of Carmen, presented 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

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What's Happening at the Library

Paul Engle Prize presentation

Tuesday, October 1 | 7:00 pm

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady have been named recipients of the Paul Engle Prize, sponsored by the City of Coralville and presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. 

The prize honors an individual who represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature, and who has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts.  

This special ceremony is part of the Iowa City Book Festival. A reception follows, sponsored by the Coralville Public Library Foundation. The library will close at 5:00 pm to set up, and will reopen for the event at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Prize presentation

Free film for adults: A Night at the Opera

Wednesday, October 9 | 6:00 pm

A sly business manager and his friends help two opera singers achieve success while humiliating their posh and snobbish enemies. Considered to be the best film by the Marx Brothers. Movie

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