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Thursday, November 21, 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: City Council (November 26), Library Board of Trustees (December 4), Planning and Zoning Commission (December 4)
  • Library closes early (November 27)
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (November 28 & 29)
  • Holiday trash schedule (November 28-December 6)
  • Read With MeTM Therapy Dog (December 1)

View all upcoming events

Reimagine Your Ride

How Would You Improve the Local Transit System?

Survey open through Thanksgiving weekend

Don't miss the bus on the chance to share your thoughts about the area's public transit system!  

Take a short online survey to tell us ways to improve local bus service, and give your opinion about which aspects of the transit system are most important. Whether you are a regular transit rider, ride the bus occasionally, or have never been on a bus, we want your feedback!

The survey is part of the Iowa City Area Transit Study. Take the survey


Yard Waste Season Winds Down

If you have leaves and other fall yard waste to get rid of, now is the time to set it out; yard waste pickup runs until late November, as long as the weather cooperates. 

The yard waste program is suspended each winter to keep crews and equipment available for snow plowing and winter road treatment. Yard waste pickup resumes in the spring.

Tell Us About Your Holiday Lights

Do you have, or know of, a holiday light display in Coralville that others might enjoy?

From simple yard decorations to outlined rooftops, let us know! We're preparing our annual holiday lights map and need your input! Holiday lights

City Hall

What's Open, What's Closed on Thanksgiving

Adjusted hours & closures

Due to Thanksgiving, some City offices, buildings, and services will be closed or have shortened hours.

City Hall and the Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29. Coralville Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and on Friday buses will run a Saturday route and schedule.
View the full holiday schedule


Trash & Recycling Pickup Dates

Check the holiday schedule for your collection

Due to Thanksgiving, trash and recycling for Thursday routes will be picked up on the Monday after Thanksgiving (December 2). The week after Thanksgiving, all routes will be picked up one day later than usual. Trash schedule

Aisle of Lights

Save the Date for Aisle of Lights

Over 8,000 luminarias to light up Coralville

Sunday, December 8 | 5:00-9:00 pm

Join us for a community tradition! Light luminarias on your sidewalks and turn on your holiday lights on Sunday evening, December 8. We've even got free sacks and sand to make your luminarias!
Tour the lights, or visit any of the festive events hosted by Coralville organizations and businesses that day. Luminarias sponsored in part by GreenState Credit Union; sand donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix. Aisle of Lights


City Boards & Commissions Need You

The deadline to apply to be on a City board and commission is Friday, November 22 at 5:00 pm. Serving on a board or commission is a great way to stay involved in your community! Boards and commissions


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Generations of Jazz

November 25

Enjoy an evening of swing/jazz with performances by area musicians from 15 to 85 years of age when the Iowa City New Horizons Band hosts the 13th Generations of Jazz.


December 6-8, 13-15

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company. With equal measures pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in this fun-filled musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. Tickets are selling fast!
What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Novel Conversations

Thursday, November 21 | 7:00 pm

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe chronicles pre-colonial life in Nigeria and the arrival of Europeans in the late 1800s through the character of Okonkwo, who must navigate the changes with his people. Book discussion

Craft for a Cause

Saturday, November 23 | 1:00-3:00 pm

Teens are invited to join Coralville Public Library Teen Advisory Board members to make tie blankets for local kids in need. Teen crafting

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