Dazzling and Unique Blend of Puppetry, Technology and Dance As Seen on America’s Got Talent
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring Lightwire Theater’s production of DiNO-LIGHT to the Coralville on Tuesday, November 11, with a public performance at 6:30pm and a special 12:30pm matinee for school groups.
Created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, DiNO-Light (also known as Darwin the Dinosaur) is a heart-warming original story that features a friendly dinosaur who wanders away from home and discovers a world of creatures who light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. The story is told through electroluminescent puppetry, music, sound, and movement and has delighted children and adults around the world.
Tickets for the 6:30pm performance on Tuesday, November 11 are $16 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under and are available online at coralvillearts.org, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Rec Center. Special group pricing is available for the 12:30pm matinee performance; those interested can learn more by calling 319.248.9372.
Corbian creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. They immediately connected over their mutual love of art, theater, and technology. After they discovered a product called EL wire, they developed puppetry based creatures that quickly gained personality. “EL wire” is short for electroluminescent wire: unlike black lights, the technology can be powered by batteries and requires no theatrical lighting.
Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence through its appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2012, where the group made it to the semi-finals, and has toured extensively. Lightwire Theater will be competing on the truTV series FAKE OFF, which premieres on October 27.
Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events. The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others. Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 15 school events took place at the Center in the 2013-2014 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
World-renowned pianist Lorie Line will kick off her 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour in Coralville on Thursday, November 13. Line and her Fab 5 will perform at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 PM. Please see the media release below, and follow the link below for photos. Tickets cost $49 (plus sales tax) and are on sale via the CCPA Box Office: 319-248-9370, www.coralvillearts.org. The Box Office is open Wed-Thurs-Fri 11:00-1:00 & 4:00-6:00, and Saturdays 12:00-4:00.
IOWA CITY, IA. -- Local employers with entry level jobs and/or seasonal positions to fill now or in the near future still have time to register for the Job Fair being held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Eastdale Plaza, 1700 S. 1st Avenue, Iowa City. The deadline for employers to register to participate is next Monday, Oct. 20.
The employer registration fee is $30. Registration forms are available at www.icgov.org/humanrights.
The event is being coordinated by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, Iowa City Housing Authority, Goodwill of the Heartland, Iowa Workforce Development, Shelter House, Systems Unlimited, and Successful Living.
For more information call 319-356-5022 or e-mail email@example.com.
View this article on the ICGov Web Site: http://www.icgov.org/apps/news/?newsID=10054
|Please join TAKO on Saturday, October 18th from 4-6:30 pm at Emma Harvet Square located on the Peninsula in Iowa City for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event. We have plenty of carving kits and pumpkin patterns and supplies. Bring your own pumpkin or carve one of ours! We will also have other Halloween and Fall related activities!
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. A light snack of caramel apples and hot apple cider will be provided. Advance registration is requested, but not required. If you plan to bring a group of 6 or more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; this will help us to plan for equipment and food preparation.
Remember to dress appropriately; we may get wet and dirty!
Layers are always a great option for cold weather conditions. Bring a hat, gloves, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. You may want to bring a binoculars and a camera!
To get to the event, take Foster Road west from Dubuque Street towards the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park. The park is located at the corner of Foster Road and Walker Circle. Off street parking is available, but limited. People are encouraged to ride bikes to the event, walk or take the city bus. The Manville Heights bus stop at the park.
Don’t’ put your poles away just yet- some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. Using live bait, like minnows, and moving your bait slowly are keys when fishing in cooler water. In the fall, warmer air temperatures drive fish to shallow areas to find warmer water. When air temperature get cooler, they tend to go down deeper in the water.
Combining a fishing and fall camping trip when the leaves are turning makes for a perfect outdoor weekend.
TAKO events may be cancelled or postponed due to weather.
Please “like” us on FACEBOOK and check for updates and notifications.
Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout each event.
TAKO is take a kid outdoors. TAKO is not leave a kid outdoors . . . Thanks!
Coralville Fire Department Hosts Chili Supper
The Coralville Fire Department will host a chili supper on Saturday, October 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Fire Station #1; all proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Learn more
Electric Vehicle Test Ride in Coralville
Learn more about electric vehicles and see public electric vehicle charging stations on Sunday, October 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Coralville's Iowa River Landing. Learn more
Fall Cleanup of Oak Hill Cemetery
If those with loved ones in Oak Hill Cemetery have gravesite floral arrangements and decorations they wish to keep, the City encourages them to remove the items by November 1, prior to the City's annual fall cemetery cleanup. Learn more
Information for Voters
Information about voter registration, early voting, absentee ballots, and the voting process for the November 4 General Election is available from the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 319.356.6004. Learn more
Early voting is at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, October 26, from noon to 4:00 pm; and Thursday, October 30, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Trick or Treating in Coralville
Coralville’s city-wide Halloween trick or treating hours will be from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 31. Trick-or-treating safety tips are available on the City's website. Learn more
Give Back at the Coralville Blood Drive
The City of Coralville and the University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center are hosting a blood drive at City Hall on October 17. All successful donors will receive a free burrito gift certificate from Panchero’s!
Blood donations help patients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children’s Hospital who have been diagnosed with cancer or sickle cell disease, had a trauma, or had major surgery such as a transplant. They are also used to help premature infants. Learn more
Time to get the Halloween costumes ready! Iowa City's official trick-or-treat night is scheduled Friday, Oct. 31 from dusk to 8 p.m. To help protect trick-or-treaters, the City of Iowa City Police and Fire Departments offer the following safety tips:
• Avoid costumes with long, billowing fabric or those that drag on the ground.
• Make sure masks do not obstruct the ability to see or breathe, and are easy to get on and off. Cut out larger openings for eyes, nose, and mouth, if necessary.
• Have your children wear good-fitting shoes rather than costume footwear.
• For young ninjas and other similar characters: Do not allow children to carry sharp objects. Knives, swords, and other costume props should be made of cardboard or another flexible material that won't cause injury in case of a fall.
• Trick-or-treaters should carry a flashlight or wear something lighted, such as a glow bracelet or necklace, blinking attire, or shoes that light up. Or, add reflective tape to a Halloween costume or coat.
• Dress children appropriately for the weather.
• Tell children to stay away from candles and open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop, and roll if their clothing catches fire, and have them practice the routine a couple of times.
Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle -- so consider the safety of trick-or-treaters by decorating with safety in mind and following these suggestions:
• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.
• Instead of candles or torch lights for your outdoor decorating, use flashlights. Battery-powered candles are a safer choice than real candles for your jack-o-lanterns.
• If using candles in your pumpkins, be sure to place them away from anything that can catch fire. Keep them a good distance away from trick-or-treaters and doorsteps, where children could trip over them or ignite their costumes.
• When having a party indoors, keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.
• When the time comes for trick-or-treaters to arrive, make sure that your decorations on your sidewalks, porches, steps, or other approaches do not pose a tripping or other safety hazard, and remove them if necessary.
OTHER SAFETY TIPS
• Parents, guardians, or a responsible older youth should accompany children when they're trick-or-treating, even if they're staying close to home. Instruct children to never enter a stranger's home.
• Trick-or-treat at homes in familiar neighborhoods, and only stop at homes where the porch light is on and the area is well-lit.
• Plan a trick-or-treat route in advance to look for any obstacles that might cause problems, such as broken sidewalks or construction projects. Remind your children not to cut across lawns or driveways, to avoid potential hidden obstacles and upset homeowners.
• Keep track of time and don't go past the posted end-time of 8 p.m.
• Don't let the kids eat any Halloween treats until they're brought home and examined by parents. Fruit that's been offered should be washed prior to eating. When in doubt, throw it out.
• Drivers should be especially alert on Halloween. Keep an eye out for children who may be dressed in dark clothing or walking on roadways, medians, and curbs, or who may dart out from between parked cars. Also, be sure to enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
Halloween is also a time for pranks that may have the potential to harm a person or property. If you see any unlawful or suspicious activity, please contact the Iowa City Police Department at 9-1-1 to report it.
For more information, contact Police Sgt. Scott Gaarde at 319-356-5293 or email@example.com or Fire Chief John Grier at 319-356-5256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department has loads of spooktacular fun planned for this Halloween season, starting with the annual Halloween Costume Parade on Friday, Oct. 24. Tricksters of all ages are encouraged to meet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Weatherdance Fountain on the Ped Mall in Downtown Iowa City, dressed in their full Halloween attire. The parade from the Ped Mall to the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center at 220 S. Gilbert Street will begin at 6:15 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled.
Step into the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center immediately after the Costume Parade for a spooky night of Halloween fun from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event will be held rain or shine, with games, activities, treats, prizes, bouncy houses, and fortune-telling for people of all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are urged to bring a camera and a bag for treats.
TOT MONSTER MASH
This annual Halloween adventure, designed for kids aged 6 and under (dressed in their Halloween costumes, of course!), is scheduled Friday, Oct. 31 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mercer/Scanlon, 2701 Bradford Drive in Iowa City. Inflatables, games, stories, crafts, and more are in store for tots and their parents or guardians.
TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT
Iowa City's official Trick or Treat Night will be Friday, Oct. 31 from dusk to 8 p.m. Stay safe out there by reviewing a checklist of Halloween safety tips from the Iowa City Police and Fire Departments at http://www.icgov.org/apps/news/?newsID=10037.
None of these events require pre-registration or a fee to participate. For more information, contact Joyce Carroll with the Recreation Division at 319-356-5223 or email@example.com.
IOWA CITY, IA. -- Three murals that were painted on public structures as part of the City of Iowa City's Public Art Program this summer will be the focus of a Meet & Greet this Sunday, October 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Stop by any or all of the mural sites during this event to view the art, meet the artists, and learn more about their creative process.
One of the murals, "Underwater Scene" by artist Taylor Ross, is located on the west wall of the pump building adjacent to the Fairmeadows Park splash pad at 2500 Miami Drive. This mural, which had been assigned a water theme, features a vibrantly colored and playful undersea world represented by dolphins, a mermaid, stone pillars, and flowering plants. Ross, who studied studio arts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in intermedia from the University of Iowa, will be stationed at his mural throughout the event to discuss his work.
Brock Muench, whose work, "Whole" is located on the support wall beneath the College Street Bridge next to the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp and the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center parking lot, will also be available during the event to discuss his art with the public. He, too, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and took on his largest work to date with this mural assignment. Because of its close proximity to the Iowa City Farmers Markets, this wall was given a food / gardening / environment theme. Muench, himself a Master Gardener, fulfilled the assignment with a unique birds'-eye perspective of a gardener tending to the plants in his garden.
Jesa Townsend is a Las Vegas resident who learned about the murals project from her brother, who lives in the Iowa City area. She submitted her mural proposal and soon found herself spending part of her summer painting the east wall of the old pool building at Mercer Park at 2701 Bradford Street. Her work, titled "Step Up," depicts children working together to reach a goal of painting the higher level of the mural. The work represents the many activities that take place in the building -- art, sports, theater, and others -- that bring people together to learn and build something positive. Townsend is unable to attend the Meet & Greet, but has provided a video that will be shown at the location of her work, sharing information about her and her mural process.
There is no fee for this event.
For more information, contact City of Iowa City Public Art Coordinator Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or Marciafirstname.lastname@example.org.
The high-end furniture retailer, Regency Shop organizes three thematic auctions from October 1st to October 31st, 2014 to support breast cancer research.
October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and modern furniture retailer, Regency Shop will participate in the movement with a charity auction. The store has decided to support the social cause while providing incredible comfort and luxury. It has organized three thematic auctions from October 1st to October 31st, 2014 to encourage people to show their support for breast cancer survivor and win stylish, comfy lounge chairs.
Breast cancer has become an alarming issue, and in every 13 minutes, a woman dies due to the fatal disease. According to many studies, one in every eight women in American is prone to develop invasive breast cancer. Therefore, Regency Shop just like many other brands has decided to make a substantial contribution to this social cause by organizing charity auctions for breast cancer research.
Interested people can take part in the exclusive auction during breast cancer awareness month i.e. 1st Oct. to 31st Oct. The charity auction is beyond any contest. By participating in the auction, participants will become October’s special kind of hero as they are supporting a global social cause, and can keep the trophy to honor the event.
“We organized the charity auction to motivate people to support the social cause. We think that this is the best way to show your care and respect for breast cancer survivors. It’s not about any contest; instead it is to bring a significant change in the world”. said Regency Shop official.
The furniture store is auctioning three unique, a kind of eero aarino ball chair, hanging bubble chair and Barcelona chair. All three chairs are 100% custom designed and colored in pink, as it is the most used color in all breast cancer awareness campaigns.
If anyone wants to participate in campaign, simply place the bid and win the historical piece of furniture.
About Regency Shop
Regency Shop is a reputable and reliable modern furniture store that provides high-end modern classic and retro design reproductions such as Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller, Eero Aarnio, Saarinen, and others. The company offers an extensive modern furniture line consists of chairs, sofas, loveseats, loungers, tables and accessories for individuals, designers and corporations. For auction listings visit: