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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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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:

  • The Silver Screen: Aging through the Lens of Popular Cinema (October 1)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (October 3), Planning and Zoning (October 3), City Council (October 9)
  • Paul Engle Prize; Library closes at 5:00 pm (October 4)
  • Honoring Your Wishes: The Best Care Possible Professional Conference (October 8)
  • It’s a Mystery: A Great Reckoning (October 10)

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Altmaier Family Park

Coralville Opens New Park with Disc Golf Course

Explore the new Altmaier Family Park

Sunday, September 30 | 2:00-4:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of Altmaier Family Park, 3444 Deer Creek Road, at an open house and ribbon cutting. Take a guided tour of the park, sign up to take a group disc golf lesson, or enjoy the barnyard family games area at the open house and ribbon cutting.

This former farm features an 18 hole disc golf course, picnic area, and family games like corn hole and horseshoes. Future amenities include a practice archery range and more activities in the games area. New park

Clean Up Week

Kick It to the Curb

Throw away big, broken items

Mayor's Clean Up Week | October 1-5

During Mayor’s Clean up Week, you can throw away big, broken items that won’t fit in your trash cart—like unusable furniture or busted bathroom fixtures—for free on trash day. This is available to all Coralville residences eligible for city trash and recycling services.

If you have unwanted (but usable) building and housing materials and appliances, consider donating them to ReStore. Clean up

Coffee with a Cop

Join Us for Coffee with a Cop

Get to know Coralville police officers

Wednesday, October 3 | 8:00-10:00 am

Have a morning cup of coffee at McDonald’s on 1st Avenue with the Coralville Police Department on National Coffee with a Cop Day.

Stop by and say hello, ask questions, discuss concerns, and get to know the Coralville Police Department outside of a crisis situation, all over a cup of coffee. Coffee

Single track trail

Try Single Track 

Bike trail is rated green or “easy” single track

Friday, October 5 | 3:00-5:30 pm

Bring your bicycle and try the Coralville Woodpecker Single Track Trail. Local off road riders will be on hand to help lead cyclists of all ages through this easy rated single track trail.   

Meet at the Tom Harkin Trailhead, 719 Camp Cardinal Boulevard. Overflow parking is available at the gravel lot on James Street behind Comfort Suites. Bike trail

Finishing 1st

Road Reconstruction Moves Ahead

1st Avenue

The 1st Avenue project reached another milestone with the recent re-opening of the 6th Street connection to 1st Avenue. 1st Avenue traffic shifted to the west side near 6th Street, allowing work to begin along the east half of 1st Avenue south of Super 8.
1st Avenue remains reduced to one lane in each direction from just south of 6th Street to just south of 9th Street. Reconstruction on the west half of the project should be substantially complete by mid-October, and then work will begin on the east half of 1st Avenue north of Super 8.  The overall project is scheduled for substantial completion by November 30, 2018.  1st Avenue improvements          

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue

Work continues this week on storm sewer installation, preparing and paving turn lanes, final grading and topsoil placement along the west side of Coral Ridge Avenue, and light pole and traffic signal foundation work.

The Coral Ridge Avenue detour remains and uses Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road. The project is on schedule for substantial completion in mid-November. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm
September 30 | 2:00 pm

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the culprit. 

Maestros & Melodies: A Tribute to Legendary Bollywood Composers

Tuesday, October 2 | 7:00 pm

This live music program with movie clips and narration pays tribute to the works of 30+ Bollywood music directors. Free and open to the public.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

October 4 | 7:00 pm

With its unique jazz sound, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.

KCCK's "Homecoming" Featuring Dick Oatts

Saturday, October 6 | 7:30 pm

One of the world’s top saxophonists, Iowa native Dick Oatts returns for a headline performance to support jazz education.

Honoring Your Wishes: Saying "The Four Things that Matter Most" by Ira Byock, MD

Sunday, October 7 | 6:30 pm

This presentation by renowned physician and author Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM, is part of the UNESCO City of Literature Iowa City Book Festival and is free and open to the public.

On stage


What’s Happening at the Library

Paul Engle Prize presentation

Thursday, October 4 | 7:00 pm

Dina Nayeri is the seventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, sponsored by the City of Coralville and presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. Nayeri is a novelist, essayist, and activist who has written extensively about the lives and challenges of refugees. A reception follows the presentation.
The library will close at 5:00 pm to set up; regular library services will not be available during the event. Prize presentation

LitFlicks free movie: Black Panther (PG-13)

Tuesday, October 9 | 6:00 pm

The heir to a hidden African kingdom must step forward to lead his people into a new era. Based on the Marvel Comics character. Fresh popcorn will be provided. Movie

Bizarre history of Iowa

Wednesday, October 10 | 7:00 pm

Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis shares his experiences and research about phantom animals, mysterious UFOs, and the things that go bump in the night…right here in Iowa! Bizarre history

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