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Did you know?
Did you know the City of Concord works to be good stewards of our natural resources at all times? Regardless of recent rainfall, we cannot predict what tomorrow holds. Therefore, we remind you that lawn irrigation from the public water system is only allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Learn more at concordnc.gov/savethedrops.
 
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.
 
Residents encouraged to stay alert against scams
The City of Concord reminds customers that any call received claiming to be your utility company and demanding immediate payment or personal information could be a scam. If this happens, hang up the phone and call the customer service number on your bill. For more information, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Why do you come Downtown?
The Concord Downtown Development Corporation is conducting a short survey through September 28 to determine where its customers live, the types of events they enjoy attending, and explore what new businesses they would like to see open in Downtown Concord. Each person who takes the survey and provides an email address will be registered into the September Small Business Saturday drawing for $100 in Downtown Concord Dollars. These email addresses will not be used for any additional purpose beyond the drawing registration. Participate in the survey by clicking on the survey link found on the home page of the CDDC's website, concorddowntown.com.
 
Cabarrus County Fair starts today!
Fair-a-tales will come true at the Cabarrus County Fair this year. The fair runs September 6-14 at the Cabarrus Arena, and hours are Monday through Friday from 4:00-11:00 p.m., Saturday from 1:00-11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00-10:00 p.m. The fair has everything you've come to expect and look forward to year after year: livestock shows; educational and commercial exhibits; competitive exhibits including arts and crafts, agriculture, and horticulture; live demonstrations; a petting zoo; live, daily entertainment; and more. Visit cabarruscounty.us for more information.
 
Artists show how to create the Cabarrus way
The Making It exhibition at The Galleries is a celebration of the partnership between the Cabarrus Arts Council and the Piedmont Craftsmen, who are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year. Making It features various works like clay, glass, fiber, jewelry, photographs, printmakers, metal, and wood. The exhibition is open Monday through Saturday through October 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Learn more at cabarrusartscouncil.org.
 
Rider Transit needs your help
Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) needs your help to make sure bus service in Concord and Kannapolis is meeting customer and community needs. The system invites feedback from both people who have never used Rider before as well as regular users of the system to help improve in the coming years. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey about transit service and priorities. Your feedback is very important and will help update the strategic and operating plans for Rider Transit for the next five years. Thank you for your participation, to learn more about Rider Transit; visit ckrider.com.
 
Affordable rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats launch continue September 25
In response to citizen requests, Cabarrus Health Alliance and Cabarrus County Animal Control will sponsor affordable rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats each month. This service was previously offered on an annual basis with select local clinics. The agencies have partnered with Carolina Value Vet to begin the monthly clinics. The next opportunity will be Wednesday, September 25 at the Cabarrus Animal Shelter parking lot (244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The affordable $10 fee will in part benefit the Cabarrus County Humane Society. Learn more at cabarrushealth.org.
 
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 concordnc.gov for a registration form and more information.
 
Upcoming events at Concord Housing
Visit concordnc.gov 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.
 
Challenger Newsletter wins second-consecutive first place award
Concord’s Housing Department team recently received a first place award at the annual Carolinas Council of Housing, Redevelopment, and Codes Officials conference. Housing’s The Challenger Newsletter was selected best of all competing North Carolina agencies for the second year in a row. The semi-annual publication shares community news, information, events, and opportunities, as well as highlighting resident stories and accomplishments.
 
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.
 
Bricks 4 Kidz
Reinforce essential preschool skills with a fun, new approach based on the time-tested popularity of LEGO® bricks! Each week children build an engaging model based on the letter of the week, while practicing essential preschool skills including letter recognition, counting, fine motor skills, and more. Meets Mondays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Academy Recreation Center (Session I:   9/9-9/30 Activity # 1144.213). Registration fee is $40 per four-week session; $5 City resident discount available.
 
Qigong
Qigong, a.k.a. chi gung, is a practice of the body aligning itself with its core energy, qi (chi). Qigong is practiced worldwide as an exercise based on martial arts, philosophy, and ancient Chinese medicine. Surround yourself with a calm atmosphere and unite your mind, body, and energy. Qigong is proven to induce better sleep, combat aging, and reduce the symptoms of heart disease. Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at CT Sherrill Building, Les Myers Park (Session I:   9/4-9/25   Activity # 1140.213). Registration fee is $15 per four-week session; $5 City resident discount available.
 
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 concordparksandrec.org.
 
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 concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
September
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
24 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
Stay Connected!
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Visit concordnc.gov to learn how you can be sure to receive timely updates from the City via phone, text, or email.

 

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