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Thursday, October 24, 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:

  • Optimist Halloween Party & Parade (October 27)
  • Read With Me TM Therapy Dogs (November 3)
  • Election Day (November 5)
  • Meetings: Planning & Zoning Commission (November 6) 
  • Free Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old (R) (November 7)

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E. 7th Street Is Now Open

Second access for the Iowa River Landing

E. 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Quarry Road is now open, providing secondary access to the Iowa River Landing.  E. 7th Street reopens

Improvements on E. 9th Street

Work continues on E. 9th Street in the Iowa River Landing. All lanes on E. 9th Street are expected to open in late November. E. 9th Street improvements


Are Your Leaves Falling?

Pick up Coralville biodegradable yard waste bags for $1 each at Coralville Hy-Vee stores, Theisen's, and City Hall. Remember, only Coralville biodegradable yard waste bags will be picked up; we can't accept other bags.

If you use a 33-gallon container, annual yard waste stickers are $25 at City Hall. Or, skip raking and mulch or compost leaves to feed your lawn or garden naturally!
Yard waste collection

Trick or Treat in Coralville

Spooktacular Trick or Treating

Rain or shine!

Thursday, October 31 | 5:30-8:00 pm

Trick or treating in Coralville is from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Halloween night. From big goblins to little pumpkins, all trick or treaters should be with a supervising adult.
Check out our list of Halloween safety tips!


Fall Cleanup at Oak Hill Cemetery

The annual fall cleanup at Oak Hill Cemetery begins in early November.

If you have loved ones in the cemetery and there are flowers or decorations you wish to keep which aren't contained on the monument, please remove them before November 1. You are welcome to place items at the grave again beginning November 15. Cemetery cleanup


City Receives REAP Grant for Park Land Purchase

Coralville has been awarded a $125,000 grant from Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP).  The money will be used to purchase park land in the west land use area, with the eventual goal of a new 100 acre park to open in approximately 2022. REAP grant

2019 Coralville Election

Election Day Is Approaching

Meet the candidates

The office of Mayor and two City Council positions will be on the ballot for the November 5 election. Each candidate was invited to record a video statement.

A candidate forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, was held on October 15.

Early voting in Coralville

Saturday, November 2 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Early voting for the November 5 combined City and School Board Election will be available at the Coralville Public Library. Ballots for all Johnson County precincts and voter registration forms will be available. Early voting 

Early voting at the auditor's office

Through November 4

In-person early voting is available at the Johnson County Auditor's Office, as well as other locations in Johnson County on specific dates and times. Early voting

Voting on election day

Tuesday, November 5 | 7:00 am-8:00 pm

On election day, registered voters must vote at their polling place. Note that Coralville Precinct 1 will vote with Coralville Precinct 4 at the Coralville Public Library, rather than City Hall. Polling places and sample ballots

For information about polling places, sample ballots, absentee ballots, and satellite voting locations, contact the Johnson County Auditor


What to Do with Ghastly Gourds

After Halloween celebrations and fall festivities are over, dispose of pumpkins and organic decorations properly: put them in your yard waste, and not the trash. 

Or, turn that ghastly gourd into something good: compost. If a pumpkin gets tossed in the garbage it winds up in the landfill. There, it rots and emits methane gas, a greenhouse gas. Yuck!  Pumpkins go in yard waste


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Dear Edwina, Jr.

October 25-27

Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making friends, through clever, catchy, and poignant songs. From the creators of Junie B. Jones, the Musical.

An Evening with Jerome Kern     

Friday, November 1

Under the baton of Dr. Edward Kottick, the CCPA Orchestra and guest soloists take the stage to deliver the music of Jerome Kern. From Show Boat to Swing Time, this is music from the glory days of Broadway.

KCCK's "Homecoming" with Chad Eby & Ariel Pocock

Saturday, November 2

Newhall native Chad Eby, associate professor in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC-Greensboro, comes home to Iowa for his first headline performance, with pianist Ariel Pocock.

On stage


What's Happening at the Library 

LitFlicks: The Haunting

Wednesday, October 30 | 6:00 pm

Four seekers come to an abandoned mansion which will soon choose one of them to make its own. Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Free movie

Book sale

Friday, November 1 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, November 2 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Join the Friends of the Coralville Public Library for their quarterly book sale! Book sale

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