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Concord Weekly Update - June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Did you know?
Did you know the Concord Police Department's latest annual report is available to read on your device of choice? Find it now at concordnc.gov/police.

Protect your pets: National Pet Preparedness Month
June is National Pet Preparedness Month. For many, pets are part of the family, and their safety is a priority because of that. With temperatures already hitting record highs, here are some tips courtesy of the Concord Fire Department: *Never leave pets in the car! Temperatures rise quickly even with the windows down and can be deadly for your pet. *Beat the heat indoors, check on neighbors and always call 911 if you see a pet or child in a hot car. *Be sure your pets have access to plenty of water, especially when it’s hot. *Make sure your pet has plenty of shady places to go when outdoors. *CAUTION: Test sidewalks with your hand. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s probably too hot for your pet. *Avoid exercising with your pet outside on extremely hot days. Learn more on the Concord Public Safety Facebook Page. Check out ready.gov/animals to learn more on how to adequately prepare your family and pet for emergency situations.

Police crime and safety meeting planned for July 18
On Wednesday, July 18 the Concord Police Department will hold a Crime and Safety Briefing and the public is invited to attend. During the briefing the department will present year-to-date crime statistics for 2018 and discuss the Police Department's response to an active shooter situation. Also, City of Concord Transportation Director Phillip Graham will discuss current and future transportation projects in Concord. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m at the Smith Tower at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is an opportunity for residents to interact directly with members of the Concord Police Department and receive information regarding their neighborhoods. Find out more at concordnc.gov/police. Attendees in need of special accommodations should contact Sgt. Larry Hubbard or Captain Robert Ledwell at 704-920-5000.

Global Art Project, Live Collaborative Painting and associated events coming to ClearWater
ClearWater Artist Studios is pleased to be collaborating with local artist/ curator, Mikel Frank, to realize an exciting and unique art exhibit and related events. "Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project" will be coming to ClearWater’s Main Gallery July 1 through August 2018. The show is being organized and co-curated by Frank—who recently moved to Charlotte from the New York City area and a 29-year career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and now serves as an adjunct art instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College—and collaborating curator and artist, Carl Heyward, founder of the Global Art Project, who resides in Northern California. Be sure to mark the following events on your calendar:

Opening Reception • with Live Painting Event
Sunday, July 1, 2018; 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Selected Collaborators / Paint Performance
Opening reception and LIVE Collaborative Painting Demo on large format paper by available/attending Exhibiting Artists.

Live Collaborative Painting Demo
Saturday, July 14, 2018; 11:00am to 4:00pm (doors open at 10am)
Featuring the Visual Passion Duo, (Mikel Frank + Gerard Amsellem)
Live music by local jazz musician, Noel Freidline

Family Collaborative Painting Day
Saturday, August 11, 2018; 11am and 2pm (until 4pm)
The Community is invited to come paint a large work together that will then be added to the exhibition!--Facilitated by Mikel Frank

Facebook Event pages for the Opening are Visual Strategies Exhibition; and Visual Strategies: Opening + Live Painting Event.  There is also a FaceBook ‘Art Gallery’ page for the Exhibit itself, “Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project.”

ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW. Its Gallery is open to the public Wednesday-Friday, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see clearwaterartists.com; or call 704-784-9535.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Just one week left to register for fall 2018 youth soccer season
Parks and Recreation's registration for Youth Soccer remains open through June 30. Registration is $35 for City residents, $55 for non-residents, and includes the whole season and jersey, shorts, and socks. Children ages 3-15 as of August 1 can register for the fall playing season. In addition to
online registration, a special in-person registration is available at the Northlite Academy Sports + Outdoors (2211 Elder Lane, Kannapolis) from 11-2 on June 30. Parents meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 or 12, and skills assessment for older players is planned for July 14, 19, or 21. Learn more and register online at concordparksandrec.org.

Streetlight 5K and Frolic is coming July 13
The popular Friday evening Streetlight 5K and Frolic returns to Downtown Concord on July 13. Activities kick off at 6:00 p.m., the Fun Run begins at 7:00 p.m., and the 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Starts and ends on Means Avenue via Union Street, Corban Avenue SE, and the McEachern Greenway/Downtown Connector. Register early by July 6 for only $15, or $20 on race day. More information and online registration is available at
concordparksandrec.org.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

July
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
17 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

Peter Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
City of Concord
franzese@concordnc.gov
704-920-5210 office