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City Circle Theatre Company Presents Annie December 6–15

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville will present Annie on December 6–8 and 13–15, 2019 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in this fun-filled musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, she foils Miss Hannigan’s evil conspiracies, adopts a lovable mutt named Sandy, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt, and finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Annie features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Annie is a wonderful holiday season activity for the whole family. In fact, our cast members themselves range in age from 7 to 72!” says director Liz Tracey. “People will recognize several City Circle veterans in the cast, and we are also excited to welcome many new performers to this company.” 

During the performances of Annie, City Circle will be collecting cash and gift card donations to benefit the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. Anyone who donates will be entered to win tickets to an upcoming City Circle performance with winners drawn at each performance.

Tickets to the show can be purchased online at, by phone at 319-248-9370, at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street in Coralville, or at the Coralville Recreation Center.  Student Rush tickets will be available at the Box Office for the Saturday, December 7 one hour prior to the performance for $10 per ticket.

Clay ornaments, wind chimes, and mobiles class for students 5-14 years of age

Iowa CityDesign and create clay holiday decorations, wind chimes, or a mobile in our crafting class for students ages 5-14 years.

The first class will be spent working from raw clay and decorating with underglaze. The second will be spent making stands, hangers, and wires for your creations.

Class meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The fee is $10 for residents of Iowa City and $15 for non-residents.

Registration may be made online, or in person at the Robert A Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, or the Mercer/Scanlon Facility, 2701 Bradford Drive.

Veterans and their families ride free on City transit Nov. 11


Library hosts America Recycles Day free movie night

The poster for "The True Cost" documentary is shown.

Join the City of Iowa City and Iowa City Public Library in celebration of America Recycles Day for a film screening of the documentary “The True Cost.”

The screening will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in the Iowa City Public Library's Meeting Room A. 

"The True Cost" is a 2015 documentary centered on the environmental and personal impacts of the fashion industry and the influx of cheaper clothing products. Filmed in countries around the world where many clothing items are made, the documentary shows that much less glitzy, and environmentally damaging, side of the fashion industry.

The screening is free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn will be served. 

To reduce your personal fashion impacts on the environment, consider these tips:

  • Buy quality clothing that will last.
  • Mend and repair clothing that you own.
  • Donate clothing you no longer need to secondhand and consignment stores and shop secondhand. View the Iowa City Area Resale and Consignment Directory for a full list of local stores.