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Did you know?
Did you know information on current employment opportunities with the City of Concord is provided in several ways? Details can be obtained at the Human Resources Department (66 Union Street South), via Jobs Line (704-920-JOBS), on concordnc.gov, and from the NC Workforce Career Center (2275 Kannapolis Hwy, 704-786-3183).
 
Second annual Safety Palooza on Saturday September 21
Join Concord Fire and Life Safety and Safe Kids Cabarrus at K-Mart (Concord Parkway and Poplar Tent Road intersection) Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the second annual Safety Palooza! Free activities will include the fire safety house, car seat checks, texting and driving course, live music, balloon animals, games, giveaways, and more. There will also be a raffle for amazing prizes such as a grill, patio furniture, HDTV, bicycles, and more! Download a flyer at concordnc.gov.
 
Affordable rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Memphis Belle to return to Concord Regional Airport
The Liberty Foundation's "The Movie Memphis Belle" B-17 is coming back to Concord Regional Airport for a tour stop the weekend of September 28. Aircraft tours and flight experiences are available. Visit concordnc.gov for details.
 
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.
 
Until further notice, the City of Concord Parks and Recreation's three gyms will be open only while natural light is available due to a malfunction in the lighting system at all three facilities. Lighting at the City's Academy, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation Center gyms will not be used until the lighting manufacturer recommends and implements a solution. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Take a child outside week – FREE nature scavenger hunts
Concord Park and Rec invites you to take your child outside as part of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' week-long initiative from September 24 through 30. Playing outside connects children to the natural world, helps them focus in school, and reduces chances of childhood obesity. So, bring your kids and we’ll play…let’s go on a scavenger hunt in the park with Environmental Educator Mandy Smith-Thompson and Recreation Program Specialist Taylor Morris. The FREE events are Tuesday, September 24 at Dorton Park (5790 Poplar Tent Road), and Thursday, September 26 at McGee Park (219 Corban Avenue SE). Both events start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. If you are not able to join us on our planned days, you can find outdoor activity ideas, other participating organizations in our area, and pledge to take a child outside at takeachildoutside.org.
 
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
24 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
October
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
Stay Connected!
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