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Egg hunts, Bunny Run 5K and other events planned
Parks and Recreation is hosting several egg hunts for children today to kick off Easter weekend. The Bunny Run 5K and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 19 in Historic Downtown Concord. After the run, stay for some fun! The Bunny Run Festival will be Downtown from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This free spring festival is great for the entire family and includes a climbing wall, inflatable amusements, arts and crafts, face painting, the Easter Bunny, and an interactive DJ with games and prizes. Visit for more information.
Mustangs to attempt breaking world record during birthday celebration
Between April 16 and 20, Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting the Mustang Club of America's east coast 50th Birthday Celebration. Many events are planned, including Friday, April 18 when an estimated 800 Ford Mustangs will depart from zMax Dragway at 6:00 p.m. and parade through Concord to a cruise-in in downtown Kannapolis. The cars will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of Mustangs rolling (in motion) in a caravan. Heavy traffic and delays are expected along Bruton Smith Boulevard, Weddington Road, George W. Liles Parkway, and Poplar Tent Road between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Mustang Birthday Celebration, go to More details about the parade and Kannapolis cruise-in are available at
Pardon our dust: municipal building repair project
The City of Concord will soon begin a project to remedy a moisture intrusion problem currently affecting the foundation of the municipal building at 26 Union Street S. This project is necessary to the maintenance of the building and to the value of this public asset. Necessary excavation on the sidewalk and work in front of the municipal building will begin on Monday, April 28 and more details about this project will be available as the date approaches. Visit the City Hall Blog for project updates.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Couch to 5K Challenge
This group training and exercise program is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  No running experience is necessary.  The final goal is to run the Streetlight 5k on July 11. Meets at Dorton Park Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. between May 6 and July 8. Registration fee: $15. Learn more and register at
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
17 at 5:00 p.m. City Council special meeting
22 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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