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Thursday, November 7, 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:

  • Family Storytime (November 9 & 16)
  • Trash/recycling/yard waste picks up one day late (November 11-15)
  • Meetings: City Council (November 12), Library Board of Trustees (November 13), Parks & Recreation Commission (November 18)
  • Family Night with Fired Up (November 18)
  • NaNoWriMo Live Write-In (November 18)

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Reimagine Your Ride

Re-Imagine Your Ride

Share your ideas for improving the area's public transit system

Thursday, November 14 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Whether you are a regular transit rider, ride occasionally, or have never been on a bus, we want your feedback about our transit system.

Coralville, the City of Iowa City, and the University of Iowa are hosting public open houses for the community to learn more about the Iowa City Area Transit Study and provide input on the transit systems. 

Join us for a transit study open house in Coralville on Thursday, November 14, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Coralville City Hall, or attend one of the other area open houses. 
Area transit study

Design your own transit system

Survey open through Thanksgiving weekend

The area transit study also includes a design-your-own-transit-system survey. Share feedback about ways to improve local bus service, and to give your opinion about which parts of the transit system are most important to you.

Take the design-your-own-transit-system survey at

2019 Coralville Election

Coralville City Election Results

Terms begin January 1, 2020

On November 5, John A. Lundell was re-elected to the office of Mayor, and Jill Dodds and Mitch Gross were re-elected to the City Council. 

Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Election

City Hall

Veterans Day Holiday

Free bus rides for veterans

Monday, November 11

On Monday, veterans and eligible veterans using ADA paratransit can ride Coralville Transit for free; veterans should show a military ID when boarding the bus.

What's open, what's closed 

Monday, November 11

In honor of Veterans Day, City offices and the library will be closed on Monday. Coralville Transit will run normal routes and schedules. Trash and recycling pickup will be one day later than usual all week. Veterans Day schedule

E 7th St

E. 7th Street Is Open

Second access for the Iowa River Landing

E. 7th Street is fully open between 1st Avenue and Quarry Road, providing a second way to get in and out of the Iowa River Landing.  E. 7th 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

Yard waste

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste pickup ends in late November, weather permitting

Coralville biodegradable yard waste bags are available for $5/pack of five 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 others.

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



Parks Prepare for Winter

Winter is coming, and Parks and Recreation staff are preparing Coralville's park areas for winter.  

Park and trailhead restrooms are closed for the season. Once the snow falls, roadways with sharrows will be plowed curb-to-curb for bicycle commuters, and side paths (overwide sidewalks) will be plowed by either the adjacent business or by the City. Trails are only plowed around local schools. Winter parks and trail preparations


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Passion of Angels
Orchestra Iowa's MASTERWORKS Series

November 15

Marjan Mozetich's "Passion of Angels" for two harps and orchestra is featured along with the Prelude to Wagner's opera about the Holy Grail quest, "Parsifal."

I Lift My Lamp

November 16

Coppers & Brass, Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, and McGovern Music Studio present a journey of jigs, reels, songs, and stories of Irish immigration from the Emerald Shore to Iowa's amber waves of corn.

On stage & on sale


What's Happening at the Library

They Shall Not Grow Old 

Thursday, November 7 | 6:00 pm

Director Peter Jackson pays homage to British troops during WWI with never-before-seen footage of soldiers as they faced the front lines in Belgium. Shown in honor of Veterans Day; fresh popcorn. Free film screening

Mending 101

Saturday, November 9 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Join Iowa City's Home Ec. Workshop at the Annie Gill Craft Table. Learn simple hand mending like sewing on a button and patching a hole. Free; all ages are welcome. Free mending lesson

Trivia night

Thursday, November 14 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Put on your thinking caps! There will be prizes, refreshments, and a good time for all. No need for a team! Trivia

Adulting 101 fair

Saturday, November 16| 1:00-4:00 pm

Whether you're a college student paying rent for the first time, an older adult living alone for the first time, or you are new to this country, stop by for helpful information for people who are just starting out on their own. Adulting

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