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Did you know?
Did you know that line dancing is a great way to exercise, relieve stress, and stimulate the mind and body? Practice the most popular dances including the Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, The Wobble, Biker’s Shuffle, and more! Concord Housing is hosting weekly line dancing classes each Thursday at 6:00 p.m. through July 25. To register or for more information, call 704-920-6110.
 
Storm recovery update
Crews from multiple City departments were deployed this week to continue collecting debris from last Thursday’s severe thunderstorm. Currently, the City estimates over 1,000 tons of storm debris will be collected. A total of 70 City coworkers worked on debris clean-up, with crews from the Water Resources (water, wastewater, and stormwater crews), Transportation, and Solid Waste working extended hours to collect the many tons of debris from City streets. Coworkers began picking up debris in the Friday collection area today, but will not be able to complete the route, particularly in the area along Weddington Road. Debris in areas not collected today will be collected on Monday. Solid Waste Services will attempt to resume normal yard waste collection next week. In addition, Buildings and Grounds staff removed five tons of debris from the City's cemeteries. Residents are thanked for their patience as the City of Concord continues its recovery operations.
 
Seniors can have fun while being healthy at Fit 'n Silver
Exercise is important to keep seniors moving and active. The Concord Housing Department will host a free exercise class for seniors in July and August. Fit 'n Silver is a one-hour class for seniors who wants to ease into an exercise program. The class is designed to increase energy, reduce joint stiffness, improve flexibility, and increase strength and balance while keeping participants motivated, smiling, and primed for everyday activities. Hosted by the City of Concord Housing Department, “Fit N’ Silver” is one of several exercise classes sponsored by the Cabarrus Health Alliance’s Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures program. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street. For more information, contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110.
 
Learn how your government works in Concord 101
The City of Concord is now accepting applications for Concord 101, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins August 27 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in December. Residents of Concord age 18 and older are invited to submit an application by August 3. Class size is limited to 30 participants. City staff members will conduct weekly classes from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Citizens will get a first-hand look at what it takes to run City services such as solid waste, water, police, fire, parks and recreation, and much more. More information, the application, and the class schedule are available at concordnc.gov.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Youth soccer registration
Soccer registration for youth ages 3 to 15 continues through June 30. Registration is available at one of the three recreation centers weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or any time at concordparksandrec.org. Registration is $30 for City residents and $50 for non-residents. For more information, visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5618.
 
Streetlight 5K returns
Parks and Recreation's Streetlight 5K and Frolic returns on the evening of Friday, July 12! Families will fill the streets of Historic Downtown Concord for some hot summer fun, playing, and an outdoor concert. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Union Street. Following a one-mile fun run at 7:00 p.m., the Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is available until July 5 for $15. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration is available at concordparksandrec.org. During and after the Streetlight 5K, children ages 4-12 can compete on obstacle courses and relays or just have fun on the amusements. Crank up the volume with Watts Left, who delivers classic rock with a Southern flair (what they call Southern Fried Classic Rock).
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
June
6/25/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
July
7/9/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
7/11/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
7/16/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
7/18/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
 
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