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Please disregard the previous version of this week's CityLink newsletter, which incorrectly stated the solid waste schedule for next week.  There will be a one-day delay for garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection next week.  Our apologies for the error.

 
Did you know?
Did you know it's just as important to REUSE as it is to recycle? It's true. We'd create a lot less waste in the first place (and save money, too) if we could all change our mindsets from "buy new - throw away" to "buy used - give away."  Visit thrift stores and yard sales. Reuse gift wrap. Re-gift, there's no shame! Repurpose before you discard, and visit Facebook.com/ConcordSwapShop for a convenient place to get-for-free and give-away!
 
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 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 28 for Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, May 28. Garbage recycling, and bulky item collection by Waste Pro will operate on a one-day delay next week. Rider Transit will not be in service on Monday, May 28, and will resume normal service on Tuesday, May 29. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Lock, Look, Learn About Water Safety
As pool season begins, Safe Kids North Carolina is reminding parents and caregivers about important safety tips in an effort to reduce child drownings, near-drownings, and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. An estimated 400 children age 14 and younger drown in swimming pools and spas each year across the U.S. A Consumer Product Safety Commission study found that 2,000 children are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries sustained in familiar surroundings, with a majority of those victims being supervised by one or both parents at the time of the accident. Visit the City Hall Blog for information on the Lock, Look, and Learn program.
 
Take to the skies at Concord Regional Airport
The 1929 EAA Ford Tri-Motor will be at Concord Regional Airport June 1-4. The Tri-Motor is a unique experience for the whole family to fly in the world’s first airliner. More information is at eaa309.blogspot.com.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
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 28 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Are you being notified when it counts?
For several years, the City of Concord used its Blackboard Connect™ service to provide enhanced communications options to residents. However, if you have an unpublished number or no landline, you may not be receiving important messages from the City. Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2012 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
The McInnis Aquatics Center will open this weekend for Memorial Day. The pool will be closed from Tuesday May 29 - Thursday May 31, and reopen Friday, June 1. Pool hours this summer will be 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 concordparksandrec.org for more information regarding admission and to see a full list of group swim lessons. Bring your entire family and cool off this summer with Concord Parks and Recreation!
 
Sign up for upcoming trips and tours - enjoy traveling and leave the driving to us!
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is fueled with more than 50 interactive experiences like tire changing stations, realistic race simulators, a broadcast booth, and even a kids’ zone. Eat lunch at the Pit Stop Café (not included) and go back for more fun. You'll be able to buy souvenirs at the Gear Shop before returning home. The trip is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 and the fee is $25.
 
Join us as we travel to the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. The New South means people, places, and a period of time — from 1865 to today. Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers who have shaped the South since the Civil War. This trip departs from Logan Recreation Center on Friday, June 1 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fee is $10, with $5 City resident discount available.
 
For more details on this and other trips and to sign up, visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
Pilates session begins May 30
Improve your core strength, flexibility and balance while building strength without bulk. The pilates workout incorporates bands, weights, and fitness balls as well as combining yoga techniques. Instructor: Michelle Colombero. Session I: May 30 – July 16. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Register for Safety Town 2012
It’s time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2012, a project of The Junior Charity League of Concord. This free program helps children to learn age appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students will attend sessions on bus safety, fire safety, animal safety, bike safety, gun safety, stranger danger, finger printing, ambulance awareness, dental hygiene and personal hygiene. Safety Town will be held Aug. 7 and 8 (depending on student school assignment) at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online at jclofconcord.com. Questions? Call The Junior Charity League office at 704-652-0669.
 
Historic Downtown Concord events
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.
 
Concord on Canvas
Be sure to take a stroll down Union Street, where original works of art are on display on nine two-sided banners until Saturday June 2. The artwork will be auctioned off at a silent auction on Friday, June 8, at the Paramount Room, 9 Union Street, North in Historic Downtown Concord. More details at concorddowntown.com.
 
Union Street Live!
Third Thursday of each month, May - September
6:00pm - 9:00pm on the Historic Courthouse Lawn
 
2012 Schedule
Tams - June 21
Tim Clark Band - July 19
Craig Woolard Band - August 16
Balsam Range - September 20
 
At the Concord Museum
Two new special exhibits open June 4 at the Concord Museum: “Go Fly a Kite,” featuring vintage kites hand-made by the late S. Kay Patterson of Concord, and “The Sidney Lanier Book Club 75th Anniversary.” They join the museum’s ongoing exhibit, “The Concord Camera,” which views the city’s history through vintage photography. The Concord Museum is located inside the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union St. South in downtown Concord. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
May
5/29/2012 at 5:30 p.m. City Council special meeting for FY 2012-13 budget presentation
June
6/12/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/14/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/19/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
6/21/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
6/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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!
 
Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.
 
Tune into Concord’s new local radio station, 1410-AM WTIX for CityLink Radio each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
 

 

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