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Come out to Viva Verde Earth Fest TOMORROW!
Cabarrus County's favorite Earth Day celebration is returning for its fourth installment on Saturday, April 20, when the Cities of Concord and Kannapolis and Cabarrus County will host Viva Verde Earth Fest, presented by First Transit (VVEF), at North Cabarrus Park (760 Orphanage Road). The free event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
VVEF is a fun, family–friendly event held in celebration of the Earth. Visitors can expect to enjoy great live music, food, recycling opportunities, and green market vendors.
Visitors should park across from the entrance to North Cabarrus Park, at the Church of God Children’s Home. Upon parking, visitors will have the option to participate in a free vehicle gas cap check. The parking area will also feature free onsite reuse and recycling opportunities, where the public will be able to drop off the following items: electronics, cell phones, papers for shredding, batteries of any size, and many other household items such as buttons, expired gift cards, leather belts, broken jewelry, yarn, string, ribbon, wine corks, game pieces, keyboards, bottle caps, soda pop tabs, fabric, neckties, frames, maps, books, soup cans and lids, paper towel/TP rolls, t-shirts, and sweaters.
Other plans for the event include geocaching, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. In the event of severe weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 27. For event details and updates, visit You can also find VVEF at
Law enforcement reminds you to "Click It or Ticket"
Trying a seat belt fake-out can land you a real ticket. Local and state law enforcement agencies will continue to pay special attention to seat belt and child restraint use in Cabarrus County next week. Learn more at
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Family Fishing Derby May 4 at Lake Fisher Reservoir
The "Family Fishing Derby" is a program designed to give families, parents, and children the opportunity to enjoy the fun of fishing. The derby is a half-day event beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday May 4 at Lake Fisher Reservoir. You may pre-register by visiting one of the Recreation Centers or online at Pre-registration for the derby will continue until 5:00 p.m. on May 3.
Concord Youth Council seeking new members for 2013-14
Concord Youth Council is a service-oriented organization for high school students, requiring participation in programs year-round and attendance at bi-monthly meetings during the school year. Membership in Youth Council is very competitive. Students entering grades 9-11 for the 2013-14 school year who attend a public, private, or home school within the Cabarrus County School district or are a City of Concord resident are eligible to apply. Applications are due May 3, 2013. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a meeting before applying to learn what is expected of members (see the meeting calendar). Learn more at
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
4/23/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
5/7/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
5/9/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
5/16/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
5/21/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
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