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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:

  • Friends of the Library Annual Meeting (April 25)
  • Community Writing Center (April 30 & May 7)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (May 1), Planning & Zoning Commission (May 1)
  • Bike Rodeo (May 8)
  • It’s A Hike (May 9)

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Drug take back

Spring Cleaning in Coralville

Drug Take Back Event 

Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Clean out the medicine cabinet! Drop off pills or patches for anonymous disposal at either of the two Coralville Hy-Vee stores or the Coralville Police Department. Liquids, needles, or sharps are not accepted. Medication disposal
City wide garage sale

City-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, May 4 | 8:00 am-noon

Start at the Recreation Center, pick up a map with sale addresses, and get fueled with donuts and juice while they last—and then shop for treasures throughout Coralville! Garage sales

Mayors Clean Up Week

Mayor's Clean Up Week

May 6-10

Coralville trash and recycling customers can set out big, broken items (such as broken furniture or bathroom fixtures) at the curb for free pickup on trash day. Mayor’s clean up week

Donate it. Trade it. Find it.

Recycle Swap Day

Saturday, May 11 | 8:00 am-noon

Donate clean, working items, or take home a treasure brought by someone else. It's free! Food donations for the Coralville Community Food Pantry are also accepted. Held in the City Hall parking lot, rain or shine. Recycle swap

Shred Day

Community Shred Event

Saturday, May 11 | 10:00 am-noon

Bring up to two boxes of personal papers to shred in the mobile shredding truck, courtesy of the Coralville Police Department and Heartland Shredding. Held in the Aquatic Center parking lot, rain or shine. Free shredding

Farmers Market

Make it a Market Monday

Farmers’ Market season begins May 6

Mondays | 5:00-7:00 pm (rain or shine)

From May through early October, make the first night of the week a Market Monday!

Stop by the Aquatic Center parking lot next to S.T. Morrison Park for baked goods, locally-grown fresh produce, handmade items, and more. Farmers’ Market

Coralville Fire Dept celebrating 90 years

Celebrate 90 Years of the Fire Department

Reception highlights the past & present

Thursday, May 9 | 4:30-6:30 pm

The Coralville Fire Department celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2019. Stop by City Hall for a reception to hear stories about the Fire Department with past and current firefighters.

This is part of a series of events held in advance of 4thFest 2019, which honors the Fire Department’s service to our community. Fire department anniversary

Finishing 1st

Construction Updates

Finishing 1st

Progress continues on the final remaining improvements for the 1st Avenue reconstruction between 6th and 9th Streets. Crews are completing the permanent left turn lanes and medians on 1st Avenue at 6th Street, sidewalks and pavers along the east side, and landscaping. 

The project should be substantially complete by the end of May. Finishing 1st

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue

The last stretch of work on Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road began in April. Work this week included paving at the Wheaton Road and University Parkway intersections, excavating stormwater bio-retention cells, street light installation, brick paver work, and setting the forms for the path connection to the pedestrian underpass.

Traffic runs head-to-head on the west half of Coral Ridge Avenue between University Parkway and Forevergreen Road until mid-to-late May, when it shifts to single lanes on the correct side of the center median until late June. Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


What's on Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Scarlet Pimpernel

May 3, 4, 10 & 11 | 7:30 pm
May 5 & 12 | 2:00 pm

Presented by City Circle Theatre Company. This swashbuckling musical set during the French Revolution is packed with moving ballads, hilarious dialogue, a macabre guillotine, and a thrilling sword fight.

Also Now on Sale

Anne of Green Gables, presented by Arts Power.
May 14 | 7:00 pm

Disney’s NEWSIESA production of City Circle Theatre Company in collaboration with Nolte Academy.
June 14-16, 21-22

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
August 8 | 7:00 pm

Theatre Summer Camps

Registration is now open

Our summer camps, presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre and Old Creamery Theatre’s Camp Creamery, are for youth ages 5-17, beginner or experienced.

What’s on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Free movie: Juliet, Naked (R)

Monday, May 6  | 6:00 pm

This romantic comedy tells the story of Annie and her unlikely romance with a faded singer-songwriter—with whom her boyfriend Duncan is obsessed. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. LitFlicks

It’s a Mystery: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 am

A summer affair turns into something more sinister when someone dies. Lippman’s latest has been compared to James M. Cain’s noir masterpieces. Book discussion

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Thursday, May 9 | 7:00 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association presents a program on Alzheimer’s and dementia, including current research, treatments, and resources. Presentation

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