Did you know?
Did you know the Engineering Department acts as a consultant to other City Departments planning projects to construct or maintain infrastructure and facilities? In-house expertise saves time and money for departments. Learn more at
Art Walk – TONIGHT!
The community is invited to enjoy visual art displays and entertainment at Cabarrus Arts Council's latest Art Walk in Historic Downtown Concord on Friday, June 20 from 6-9 p.m. Galleries and shops will display visual art and host artist demonstrations. Live music, refreshments, and artists provide fun for all ages. Hop on the free shuttle between The Galleries and ClearWater Artist Studios. The Art Walk ushers in the latest exhibition at The Galleries, entitled Comic Relief. The exhibition, which runs through July 31, features whimsical, fun artwork and art techniques.
Local homes to receive fire safety education and smoke alarms
On Saturday, June 21, Concord Firefighters will team up with the Cabarrus County Chapter of the American Red Cross to canvass neighborhoods identified as high-risk areas for fire injuries and fatalities. The risk comes from not having working smoke alarms—firefighters will replace nonfunctioning smoke alarms and provide residents with fire safety information. A limited number of carbon monoxide detectors will also be available. This outreach effort is possible through a grant awarded from the NC Office of State Fire Marshall. Concord received one of 50 outreach and education grants awarded across the state, which provides educational materials and smoke alarms for qualifying homes.
Do your part to reduce packaging waste
While packaging materials like air pockets, foam peanuts, and bubble wrap cannot be recycled in your curbside recycle cart, they can be reused. Conveniently, many shipping stores will accept these materials for reuse. It's a good idea to call the store before you stop by to see which items are accepted and how they should be prepared. If you are sending a package, consider reusing old packaging materials, crumpled newspaper, or shredded paper to protect your items rather than buying new packaging materials. For more information on the benefits of recycling and what items are recyclable, visit or contact Environmental Educator, Mandy Smith-Thompson at or 704-920-5379.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Summer 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Streetlight 5k and Frolic coming soon
Families are invited Downtown for the Streetlight 5K and Frolic on Friday, July 11. The Downtown festival begins at 6:00 p.m. with family amusements and live music by Watts Left. Following a one-mile fun run at 7, the Streetlight 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is available until July 4 for $15. Race-day registration is $20. The 5K starts and finishes on Means Avenue and the course follows the McEachern Greenway and Downtown Connector. More information and online registration are available at
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
8 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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