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Thursday, December 5, 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 (December 7 & 14)
  • Aisle of Lights (December 8)
  • Community Writing Center (December 10)
  • Meetings: City Council (December 10 & 17), Parks and Recreation Commission (December 16)
  • Friday Night Lights (December 13)

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Continue the Aisle of Lights Tradition

Thousands of luminarias to light up Coralville

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

It's a magical scene when Coralville residents and businesses light luminarias along their sidewalks and turn on their holiday lights for Aisle of Lights.
Pick up free sacks and sand to make luminarias from the Aquatic Center parking lot, and provide your own votive candles. Tour the lights, or visit the festive events hosted by Coralville organizations and businesses. Luminarias sponsored in part by GreenState Credit Union; sand donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix. Aisle of Lights 

Community meal

Free Community Meal

Come and spaghet-it!

Friday, December 6 | 5-6:30 pm

'Tis the season, so what better reason to eat together?

The community is invited to the Recreation Center to enjoy a free meal: spaghetti (meat and vegan options), sides made with fresh and local produce, and cookies, as well as family-friendly activities.

Hosted by the Coralville Community Food Pantry and Coralville Parks and Recreation, with books distributed by the Friends of the Coralville Public Library. Free meal


Firefighter Q&A Session

Learn how to give back to your community while helping others

Thursday, December 12 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to become a volunteer firefighter? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, but can't find the right fit?

Stop by the Coralville Fire Station at 1501 5th Street and learn about the opportunities we have to offer.

The Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and others from the department will be there to answer questions, explain the requirements to be a Coralville firefighter, and talk about giving back to our community while helping others in a way that is extremely rewarding. Drop in for this open Q&A session, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about volunteering for the Coralville Fire Department. Visit with firefighters

Retirement Reception

Celebrating Many Years of Service

Retirement reception for Kevin Callahan & Jim Kessler

Tuesday, December 17 | 4:00-6:00 pm

Two long-time City of Coralville department heads are retiring this year: Water Plant Superintendent Kevin Callahan, and Building and Zoning Official Jim Kessler.
Join us for a reception at City Hall as we thank Kevin for 33 years of service to the city, and Jim for over 28 years of service to the city. We wish them well in retirement! Remarks begin at 5:30 pm. Retirement reception


Tell Us About Your Holiday Lights

Have you put up outdoor holiday lights, decorations, or inflatables? From simple displays to elaborate ones, we'd love to know about them!

Throughout December, our map of outdoor holiday displays in Coralville is available online. If you have an address to include, let us know—the more, the merrier! Holiday lights map


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts


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 comic strip by Harold Gray. Tickets are selling fast!

Iowa City Girls Choir

December 17

The Iowa City Girls Choir will perform a variety of selections.

Regina Bands Concert

December 18

Band students from Regina junior high and high school will perform.
What’s on stage


What's Happening at the Library

It's a Mystery: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Wednesday, December 11  | 10:00 am

The lives of two frail men are interrupted when detectives discover secrets from the past. Mystery discussion

LitFlicks: It's a Wonderful Life (PG)

Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 pm

A guardian angel shows George Bailey how important he has been to those around him. Based on The Greatest Gift by Philip Von Doren Stern. Classic movie

Movie night: Love, Actually (R)

Wednesday, December 18 | 6:00 pm

This holiday movie intertwines stories that examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Contemporary movie

Novel Conversations: The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark

Thursday, December 19 | 7:00 pm

Page is a geneticist with a son conceived via an anonymous sperm donor, but nothing has prepared her for the discovery that changes their lives. Book discussion

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