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Labor Day holiday on September 2, City service changes for next week
In observance of Labor Day, City of Concord offices will be closed on Monday, September 2. Garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a one day delay next week, with Monday’s items collected on Tuesday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday. However, customers are asked to place all yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3. Visit for more information.
Housing director Angela Graham to lead multi-state organization
City of Concord Housing Director Angela Graham was sworn in as President of the Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment and Codes Officials (CCHRCO) at the organization's annual conference this week in South Carolina. Since joining the City of Concord as Housing Director in January of 2001, Graham has built a reputation as a motivator and outreach champion both within the City organization and the community in general. Learn more at
Community ceremony planned for Tuesday, September 11
Concord Fire and Life Safety invites the public to a community-wide Patriots’ Day remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11. The brief memorial service will be held at Concord Fire Station 8, located at 1485 Old Charlotte Road.
Connect our Future – how you can make a difference
The CONNECT Our Future project will host several two-hour Community Growth Workshops on Tuesday, September 24 at Concord First Assembly Village, Suite 5. Attendees will help map out the growth for Cabarrus County that is coming in the next forty years. This is a great opportunity to invest two hours and really make a difference for Cabarrus County’s future.  There are three convenient times to participate: 9:00 -11:00 a.m., 1:00 -3:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate and parking is free. Register now at - pick the session most convenient for you.
CONNECT Our Future is a project of Centralina and Catawba Regional Councils of Government. For more information, please visit or contact Sarah Hejma at or Sushil Nepal at
Mayor’s Golf Tournament to benefit youth programs September 28
The sixteenth annual Mayor's Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 27 at Rocky River Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit youth programs in our community, and the deadline to enter is September 20. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit for a registration form and more information.
Upcoming events at Concord Housing
Visit for a full listing of programs and events.
G.I.F.T.E.D. Girls: promotes reading comprehension and life-skills development to school-age girls – every other Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Conversational Spanish: Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. beginning September 10.
For more information and to register for any of these programs, please contact Concord Housing Department at 704-920-6110.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2013 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Register for youth basketball in September
Parks and Recreation will accept registration for the 2013-2014 youth basketball season through September 30. Youth basketball is open for boys and girls ages 3-15. The playing season runs from November until March. For more information or to register online beginning September 1, visit
NEW adult coed flag football league
Coed flag football is a new adult athletics offering, and registration will be open through September 30. The league season will include ten regular season games and a post-season single-elimination tournament. For more information or to register, visit
Sign up now for youth art classes
Youth art classes will begin next week with Drawing I and II, instructed by Kelly Slusarick. Youth will learn basic to advanced skills in drawing, art techniques, and vocabulary. Drawing I (for ages 6-12) meets Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m., beginning September 3. Drawing II is open to graduates of Drawing I or youth ages 10-16, and meets Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. beginning September 4. The registration fee for each session is $35, with a $5 city resident discount available, plus a one-time $15 materials fee payable to the instructor. All sessions at Academy Recreation Center. Visit for more information and to register.
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
24 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
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