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Did you know that Concord Regional Airport is known to many as the home of the NASCAR Air Force because many race teams use the airport to get to and from the races each week? Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Stewart Haas Racing all base their aircraft at Concord Regional Airport.

 
City of Concord works to ensure a safe experience for race fans
NASCAR’s spring-time homecoming culminates this Memorial Day weekend with the annual running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The City of Concord is proud to welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to explore the area and region’s motorsports-related events, attractions, and behind-the-scenes tours. Visit concordnc.gov to learn about what the City of Concord does when race fans come to visit.
 
City of Concord offices closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, May 30. Garbage and Recycling collection will operate normal schedule next week. Rider Transit will not be in service on Monday, May 30, and will resume normal service on Tuesday, May 31. Visit concordnc.gov for more information. 
 
Concord 101 applications now available
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, a course designed for citizens to learn about their local government.  The free 10-week course begins August 30, 2011 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Solid waste improvements begin July 5
Beginning July 5, 2011, the City of Concord will roll-out improvements to residential solid waste services. Concord’s new services will be provided using fully automated collection vehicles that operate a mechanical arm to lift the carts, making service faster and more efficient. The improved every-other-week roll-out recycling service will make it easier than ever to make a commitment to become an avid recycler! Visit concordnc.gov for more information!
 
Delivery of 28,000 new, black, 96-gallon roll-out recycling carts to all Concord residents is underway. The carts are being provided at no charge to residents for the improved every-other-week roll-out recycling program that begins July 5. Crews will deliver carts through mid-June according to the schedule on concordnc.gov. Carts may arrive a few days before or after this schedule based on availability and delivery progress.
 
Are you part of a neighborhood organization or civic group and would like a speaker to give a presentation on the improvements? Contact Mandy Smith-Thompson to request a City staff member at an upcoming meeting.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2011 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center will open its doors for the summer starting Memorial Day weekend. The pool will be closed from Tuesday May 31 - Thursday June 2. The pool will be open Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit our website at concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of our group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Concord Downtown Development Corporation highlights
If you want the latest information on Historic Downtown Concord news and events please sign up for the CDDC's weekly e-newsletter. Call the CDDC office at 704-784-4208 or email this request to info@concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each Month
May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Courthouse Lawn
June 16 Too MUCH Sylvia
July 21 Atlantic Groove Band
August 18 Craig Woolard Band
September 15 SuperGlide
 
Cabarrus Arts Council highlights
The Galleries
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free
65 Union Street S, Concord
Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse
704-920-2787
 
Location, Location, Location
June 6-July 28
Artwork of the Mountains, Piedmont and Coastal Plain of the Tar Heel state. Featuring works by five artists named “North Carolina Living Treasures”: Cynthia Bringle, Sid Luck, Ben Owen, Billie Ruth Sudduth and Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Additional works by Kelly Adams, Luke Allsbrook, Robert Brown, Byron Baldwin, Judith Cutler, Richard Fennell, William Jameson, Robert Johnson, Marina Konovalova-Bare, Lori Neill, Peggy Root, David Simonton and Anthony Ulinksi.
 
Show Up Saturday
Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Galleries open regular hours to give people unable to come Monday-Friday the opportunity to see Location, Location, Location.
 
Art Walk
Friday, June 24, 6-9 p.m.
Visual arts displays, entertainment and refreshments all over downtown Concord. Many artists will be on hand to talk about their work.
 
Modern Film Fest at the Davis
Davis Theatre
65 Union Street S, Concord
Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse
704-920-2753
 
Friday, June 24, 9 p.m. (after Art Walk)
Being the Diablo
Micky Mahaffey's daughter Stephanie has spent most of her life defending and justifying her father's choices. His quest for a deeper, yet more simple, spiritual life was constantly at odds with what Stephanie's family and friends expected from a father. But his search for himself could not be derailed by what people thought of him. His path led him from being a popular young preacher to living homeless, from being committed to a mental institution to finally dancing with Tarahumara Indians at the bottom of a remote canyon in Mexico's Sierra Madre. The documentary Being the Diablo retraces that path, illuminating the conflicts inherent.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
May
5/24/2011 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
5/31/2011 at 5:30 p.m. City Council special meeting for budget presentation
June
6/7/2011 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/9/2011 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/16/2011 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/21/2011 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!

 

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