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Did you know?
Did you know the Concord Housing department hosts a variety of classes, programs, and other events that are open to the general public? A jewelry making glass is planned for Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. Visit concordnc.gov for details on this and more, or call 704-920-6110.
 
Be Smart. Know your Spring Hazards
FEMA is sponsoring America's PreparAthon! on April 30, a national day of action to understand the hazards that impact your community and learning what actions to take if one strikes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. America’s PrepareAthon! provides a wealth of information regarding spring and summer weather hazards. For more detailed material, download the How to Prepare hazard-specific guides for Wildfires, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Floods. Make a difference in your community! Spread the word about how to prepare for and respond to spring and summer weather hazards with America’s PrepareAthon! Learn more at fema.gov.
 
Community unites for Law Day 2014
On Friday, May 2, the public is invited to Cabarrus County's Law Day ceremony at 10:45 a.m. in the Cabarrus County Government Center (65 Church Street, Concord). The ceremony is a long-standing local tradition that is representative of national celebrations dedicated to the officers of and ties between written law and the pursuit of order. Several presentations and recognitions will be part of the ceremony. For more information about Law Day and the ceremony, call the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000 or visit cabarruscounty.us.
 
Kick off May with Spring into Arts
Historic Downtown Concord's Spring into Arts Festival returns the first weekend in May—Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The festival is highlighted by a juried arts show and also includes music, food, and a children's activity area with a stage for entertainment specifically for young children. The Spring into Arts Festival is funded solely by private sponsorships and grant funding from the Cabarrus Arts Council. Learn more at concorddowntown.com or the Spring into Arts Facebook page.
 
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.
 
Soggy but successful Bunny Run
Last weekend's weather forced a cancellation of the planned Downtown festival, but the Bunny Run 5K was successful despite the weather, with over 200 runners participating. See race results and photos, and take a survey at concordparksandrec.org.
 
Classes for all ages available year-round
Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of classes and programs for youth and adults. Activities include fitness, art, dancing, and more. Visit concordparksandrec.org to find offerings and register.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
May
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
27 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
 
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