Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs, and events. Topics this week include City regulations for outdoor fires, a 48-hour ofrenda for Dias de Muertos to honor lives lost during the pandemic, and more. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Fire Pit Regulations

Fall weather is accompanied with more bonfires, but folks should review the City’s regulations before firing up their fire pit.

Change Your Clocks, Check Your Batteries

The Iowa City Fire Department is reminding folks to check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting clocks for daylight saving time.

Day of the Dead Ofrenda

To remember and honor those who lost their lives during the COVID pandemic, the South District Neighborhood Association is holding a traditional Dia de Muertos ofrenda.

Learn how to apply for Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant

Organizations interested in applying for the City’s Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant can attend one of two information meetings being held on Zoom.

Compost Your Pumpkins

When your Halloween pumpkin begins to decay and the holiday is over, remember to toss your jack-o'-lantern in the compost, not in your trash!

Date of publication

Monday, November 01, 2021