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Guest: Barnyard Discoveries Petting Zoo

Coralville Public LibraryCORALVILLE -- Barnyard Discoveries of Iowa City will be set up in the Coralville Public Library parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Bring the family to meet a baby pig, a miniature horse, and a sweet cow named Buttercup, plus many other animals!

Date June 11, 2024
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location

Coralville Public Library


1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public

Upcycle Throwdown Furniture Drive Collection Day

ThrowdownCORALVILLE -- Furniture Drive for Upcycle Throwdown event

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Details: Drop-off hours are 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Location: 860 Quarry Road, South Garage Door, Coralville, IA 52241

Drop off furniture that can be upcycled and transformed.  No household goods.Items we are seeking are: 

Bed Frames, cribs, Bookshelves 6’ or shorter, Small desks, Chairs, Sofas, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered chairs or rockers, Stools: counter and bar height, Tables: night stands, coffee tables, end tables, Kitchen and Dining Tables, TV Stands, Small dressers, Carts (bar, book, other other)

Cost: Free, see the complete list of items that will be taken at:
 

June 10, 2024 7:00 PM Live Storytelling: Tales from the Schoolyard at the Coralville Public Library

Coralville Public LibraryJoin us for Tales From the Schoolyard, an evening of Live Storytelling hosted by the Coralville Public Library and Nick Westergaard, director of the University of Iowa Story Lab. Prepare a five-minute story to share or sit back and enjoy the show!

This free Library event will be held in the CCPA Lobby. Refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase.

Date June 10, 2024
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location

Coralville Public Library


1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public

Master Plan Unveiled at Open House for Recreation Center and Indoor Pool in Coralville

Coralville Rec CenterAn open house will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 from 4:30-6:00 pm. at Coralville City Hall for a public review of a recently developed master plan for an updated Recreation Center and Indoor Pool.

The City of Coralville and the Iowa City Community School District have been working with Neumann Monson Architects to evaluate current conditions for the existing recreation center and indoor pool. Consideration has been given to two options in the master plan process. Plans will be display for comment that features an option for a renovated and expanded plan and a second option for a new recreation center and indoor pool and competition center. The event will be open house style and visitors will be able to provide feedback and comment.

The Coralville Recreation Center was built in 1972 and is the hub of operations for Parks and Recreation. In 2024, over 150,000 visitors used the Recreation Center and over 14,000 people attended classes and programs. The Indoor Pool was an addition to the Recreation Center in 1988 and serves both public swimming and as the pool for both meets and practices for West High School, Liberty High School, and Northwest Junior High. A new recreational pool and a new competition pool is being considered as part of this master plan.


Try Your Favorite Beers Paired with Your Favorite Cookies

Adults 21+ are invited to Cookies & Flights at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City, Iowa, on June 13, 2024.

PairingIOWA CITY -- Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and Big Grove Brewery & Taproom have partnered to create delicious cookie and beer combos! A carefully crafted pairing menu was developed by Big Grove’s Cellarwoman, Ophelia Flores, and will be exclusively available on June 13, 2024, at the Cookies & Flights fundraiser.

"Big Grove's and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois's missions align to help make our corner of the world a better place,” says Mikala Demet, community and project manager for Big Grove Brewery & Taproom. “We are looking forward to not only enjoying beer & Girl Scout Cookies with everyone, but to also raise support for all the great programs that Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois provides our community!"

Guests will experience five 7 oz. beer and Girl Scout Cookie pairings while enjoying heavy appetizers, games, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois to help girls in your community better their futures.

Cookies & Flights is on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 6:00-8:30 pm. At Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, Iowa. Tickets are $45/person. To learn more about Cookies & Flights and purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/4c1afwk.  

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Girl Scouts work together to build a better world! Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit www.GirlScoutsToday.org.   


Traffic Alert for Ballet Des Moines Summer STEM tour at Brucemore

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Brucemore is hosting the Ballet Des Moines Summer STEM tour on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For traffic and pedestrian safety purposes during the event, temporary “No Parking” will be in place along the following streets, per City specifications:

• 200 and 300 block of Crescent Street SE - west side
• Nassau Street SE between Linden Drive and Blake Blvd- west side
• Linden Drive SE between Forest Drive and Linden Terrace - north side
• Linden Terrace SE between Forest Drive and Linden Drive - north side
• Linden Drive SE between Forest Drive and Crescent Street - both sides
• Dows Lane SE between Forest Drive and Brucemore's driveway - both sides

For additional information, visit https://www.brucemore.org.


This Weekend in North Liberty

Ranshaw House Concert Series
The Ranshaw House Concert Series kicks off this Friday, June 7. Catch up with friends and socialize as a community on the Ranshaw House lawn at 515 Community Dr. Enjoy a two-hour live performance from Calle Sur on the historic house’s front porch.

The concert series will take place each Friday in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. Here's the lineup:

June 7: Calle Sur
June 14: Camp Cardinal
June 21: Iowa Brass
June 28: YesterNite
July 5: Pucker Street Band
July 12: Tanya English Band
July 19: Two-Bit Maniac
July 26: Youth Night, presented in partnership with United Action for Youth
 
Other Events on the Horizon
Camp North Liberty
Dig out your sleeping bags and tent or prepare the camper — it’s time to make plans to attend Camp North Liberty Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22. City staff camp counselors have prepared a full evening of activities for a community campout. Learn more.
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Come watch cardboard boat creations test their limits at the outdoor pool on Friday, June 21.  A wait list has been started for those looking to participate but all are welcome to come cheer on participants!  Learn more
 
 

You also may be wondering

  • Restrooms will be available at all of the events.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.

Stay in the loop

Accessibility

We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities. For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.

More City Slate Fun

These events are part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with dozens planned this year.

The City Slate is made possible by A2Z Heating & Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.

Explore the schedule at northlibertyiowa.org/cityslate.


Ride the Districts bike ride, Saturday, June 8

Cedar Rapids LogoCEDAR RAPIDS -- Take advantage of the return of warmer weather and explore the local trail system by joining the City’s annual “Ride the Districts!” bike ride at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 8. Register and see the route details at CityofCR.com/BikeCR

The 15-mile ride starts and ends at Prairie Park Fishery. Ride highlights include some of our most popular trail stops: Indian Creek Nature Center, Bever Park, VanVechten Park, and two of the Sac & Fox Trailheads. Ron Griffith, City of Cedar Rapids Traffic Engineer, will lead the educational ride.

“Bicycle facilities benefit not only cyclists, but the entire community,” said Griffith. “Cedar Rapids residents benefit from the public health, economic, safety, and environmental advantages of a connected bicycle network. As our network grows, more people are able to complete point A to point B trips on a bike. This ride will be a great opportunity for people who love to ride bikes to explore great facilities with which they might not be familiar.”

The ride features both paved and unpaved segments. Registration, more information, and route map can be viewed at: CityofCR.com/BikeCR.

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Mark Your Calendar for Ranshaw House Concerts on Fridays in June and July

Ranshaw House Concert Series

Catch up with friends and socialize as a community on the Ranshaw House lawn on Friday nights in June and July. Bring a picnic, BYOB and enjoy live music from local artists performing on the historic house’s front porch. Here's everything you need to know.

The event is part of the City Slate, more than 40 free events produced each year by the City of North Liberty. 
 

The five Ws

  • Who: You! Free and no reservation needed
  • What: A free evening of good company with performances by local musicians
  • Where: Ranshaw House, 515 Community Drive, North Liberty
  • When: Fridays in June and July, with two-hour performances starting at 6 p.m.
  • Why: To enjoy a free show and catch up with friends and neighbors
 

Summer 2024 Schedule

Learn more about concert series artists at https://northlibertyiowa.org/concertseries.
 

What to bring

  • Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on while enjoying the performances. To allow everyone to have a view of the porch, we ask attendees to not bring pop-up tents or large sun shades.
  • A picnic from home or a local restaurant to enjoy with family and friends.
  • BYOB. While alcohol is usually prohibited in public parks, this event has been approved for BYOB of wine or beer (cans only, no glass). Alcohol must only be consumed within designated area of the park. Alcohol will not be for sale.
  • Your dog, if you’d like. They are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
 

How to 🚗 🚴 or 🚶🏽 to the event

  • The Ranshaw House is located north of the Community Center at 515 Community Drive.
  • Please park at the Community Center.
  • Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the park
 

You also might be wondering

  • Restrooms are available in the Community Center.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.
 

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by A2Z Heating & Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.
 

Stay in the loop

 

Accessibility

We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities.

For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.

 

Adventure Awaits: Iowa City Public Library Launches 2024 Summer Reading Program

Iowa City Public Library Launches 2024 Summer Reading Program 

Adventure Awaits: Iowa City Public Library Launches 2024 Summer Reading Program