Watch Where the Wild Things Are for FREE tonight at Dorton Park!
Join us for FREE movies and more at James L. Dorton Park located at 5790 Poplar Tent Road on the fourth Friday of the summer months – June, July, and August. The free outdoor movies have been edited for family viewing. Games, activities, and inflatable amusements will begin on the ball field at 7:30 p.m. The movie will start at 8:45 p.m. or dusk. Concessions will be available, but you can also bring your own food. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Don't forget your chairs or blankets to sit on!
Friday 6/25 - Where the Wild Things Are
Friday 7/23 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Friday 8/27 - UP
FREE gas cap check before today’s Kannapolis Intimidators game
Friday, June 25, the Center for the Environment at Catawba College will partner with Mecklenburg Air Quality Program, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) and the Kannapolis Intimidators to test gas caps for leaks and check tire pressure before the game vs. Augusta from 4-7 p.m. Fleet owners and individuals may bring vehicles by for the emissions and tire pressure checks. Gas caps that fail the test will be replaced free of charge. RCCC’s Automotive Department will also check emissions systems on all vehicles made after 1996. The first 200 people will receive free tire gauges! Visit
Art Walk in downtown Concord tonight
Works by almost 100 artists at 11 locations will be featured in the downtown Concord Art Walk Friday, June 25, 6-9 p.m. The free event, organized by the Cabarrus Arts Council, includes visual art displays on and near Union Street. There are refreshments and entertainment at many locations, and artists are on hand to talk informally about their work. A free screening of the film, Rocaterrania, will take place at the Davis Theatre at 9 p.m. following Art Walk. The Galleries in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse at 65 Union Street S will celebrate the opening of Through the Rabbit Hole, a group exhibition that brings together artwork that features whimsy, fantasy and creative imagery. Two locations will have live music.  Russ McIntire will play at Mullis Music at 31 Union Street S, and Chris English will perform at the Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery at 21 Union Street S. For more information visit
Last “Crusing Downtown Concord” of the season Saturday June 26
Come enjoy a night of vintage cars, shopping, lively music, and some of Concord's finest restaurants at Cruising Downtown Concord this Saturday, June 26 on Union Street from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be classic cars, muscle cars, rat rods, street rods, foreign, and domestic cars all on display. Angle parking will be available for pre-1973 vehicles on Union Street between Cabarrus Avenue and Corban Avenue. For more information, call 704-784-4208 or log onto
Corban Avenue detour to remain until June 28
Corban Avenue is closed at the intersection with Bell Street SW (near Barber-Scotia College) from June 14-28, 2010 for the installation of the final piece of a new sewer line to serve the new Cabarrus County Detention Facility. Motorists will be detoured through Cabarrus Avenue, and nearby streets are open to local traffic only. For more information please visit the Concord Interactive Traffic Map or call 704-920-5403.
Poplar Tent Road/US-29 intersection improvements drop-in session
The intersection of Poplar Tent Road and US-29 will be improved using the “superstreet” concept beginning in 2011. On Thursday, July 1, City staff and design consultants will be at Fire Station 3 from 5-7 p.m. to provide information and receive public comments on the project. Citizens are welcome to drop-in at their convenience. If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting or need additional information, please contact Ms. Sue Hyde, Director of Engineering for the City of Concord (704-920-5401, or Ms. Betsy L. Watson, Project Manager for Stantec Consulting (919-851-6866,
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2010 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
McInnis Aquatic Center is now open! Swim Lessons available.
Streetlight 5K and Fun Run on July 16 - registering now.
For more information, email
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each Month May – August
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Historic Courthouse Lawn
The event is free to the public. For more information about this event, call Concord Downtown Development Corporation at (704) 784-4208 or visit
July 15 - Shakers
August 19 - Big Sam
September 16 - Band of Oz
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
7/06/2010 at 4:00 p.m. City Council Work session
7/08/2010 at 6:00 p.m. City Council Regular session
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