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Did you know?
Did you know a 911 communicator enters your request into a computer system and broadcasts it on the radio usually while you are still on the telephone? Communicators continue to ask information so the responding units are updated by radio and mobile computers. The computers provide address history, mapping, call records, and access to many other systems to cross check for wanted persons or stolen property.
 
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels gets a helping hand
Ten special volunteers helped deliver food and drinks to homebound clients of Cabarrus Meals on Wheels on Wednesday. About 400 people receive food from Meals on Wheels, and approximately 20 people are on the waiting list to receive food. Those who are on the waiting list live on routes that are full, but with more volunteers, those people could become clients. Visit independenttribune.com for more information.
 
Now seeking volunteers and vendors for Viva Verde Earth Fest!
Save the date! The third annual Viva Verde Earth Fest (a partnership between Concord, Kannapolis, and Cabarrus County) is coming from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, April 14 at North Cabarrus Park. VVEF is a festival in honor of Earth Day that celebrates nature and environmental stewardship, providing opportunities for environmental education in a fun, family-friendly way! There will be information booths, live music, recycling opportunities, games, and more. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page; information is also available on the City’s website.
 
Several volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Visit concordnc.gov for details, or contact Taylor Morris at morrist@concordnc.gov or 704-920-5616.
 
Interested in participating as a vendor? Just download a vendor registration form and submit by April 3! For more information visit concordnc.gov.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Register now for the 2012 Bunny Run
Registration is open for the 2012 Bunny Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 7. The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Bunny Run begins at 8:30 a.m. The course has changed this year to accommodate the increasing amount of runners, with the race starting and finishing in Historic Downtown Concord. Online registration and a special pre-registration price of $15 is available until March 30. Registration is $20 from March 31 through April 7. A registration brochure, map of the new course, and more information is available at concordnc.gov.
 
Bunny Bash
Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W. W. Flowe Park, 99 Central Heights Drive
Egg hunts begin at 12:00 noon. Festival includes egg hunts, inflatable amusements, climbing wall, arts & crafts, face painting and DJ with games and prizes. The Bunny Trail includes games and activities offered by Concord Youth Council members dressed as popular fairy-tale and cartoon characters. Remote parking at Central Cabarrus High School with a shuttle to and from the park.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Concord Museum Highlights
Concord History Walk
Saturday, April 14
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Concord
Costumed interpreters, uniformed reenactors, walking tours of historic buildings, and live music bring our past to life. Includes grand opening of new Concord museum inside Historic Courthouse. Concludes at 4:00 p.m. with free outdoor jazz concert by Rowan Big Band All-Stars. Free admission. Family-friendly event co-sponsored by Cabarrus County Community Foundation, Shoe Show, Inc., and Historic Cabarrus Association. www.historiccabarrus.org
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
March
3/27/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
April
4/10/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
4/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
4/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
4/24/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
 
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