Did you know?
Did you know City residents can recycle up to eight auto or light-duty truck tires twice per calendar year curbside, free of charge? Remember to place these items at the curb, with rims removed, at least two feet away from your carts, and they will be collected on (or the day following) your regular collection day. Learn more at
Become a Wildlife Habitat Steward
Are you a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or gardener? The Concord Wildlife Alliance invites you to attend Habitat Steward Training in September. This National Wildlife Federation program educates people about environmental concerns, conservation issues, and teaches attendees how to create certified wildlife habitats at their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship. Training will take place September 12, 13, 26, and 27 at Fire Station 9 (located at 1020 Ivey Cline Drive). The Friday evening sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m., and the Saturday sessions last most of the day from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The $50 registration fee covers attendance at all four required sessions, and class size is limited to 40 people. To request an application, contact Debbie Foster at or 704-841-1372. Visit for more information.
Commercial service expands at Concord Regional Airport
On Tuesday, Allegiant Air announced that nonstop service from Concord Regional Airport to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport will begin November 13. The airline also announced that the current twice a week service to Orlando Sanford International Airport will increase to four times a week. Allegiant is showing commitment to the service and Concord by bringing on local staff to provide ticketing and ground service for their flights. The Aviation Department will continue to provide fueling and other facility services as our partnership continues. Visit for more information about this service.
Check out the Fall 2014 City Circular and Leisure Times
The Fall 2014 issue of the City Circular digital edition is available now, where you can read all the articles on your screen of choice. Looking for something from a recent issue? It’s in the digital archives, too – every story, every photo, and every page. The Fall 2014 issue of the Leisure Times, is also available online. See new listings of classes, activities, and events from Concord Parks and Recreation. Both publications will be in your mailbox soon if you have not received them already.
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
2014-2015 Youth Basketball Registration coming soon, coaches wanted
Registration for youth basketball (ages 3-15) will be available for the month of September, with the playing season running from November until March. In addition to registering online at or in-person at one of the recreation centers, Parks and Recreation staff will also be at Academy Sports + Outdoors two Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visit us at the Concord Mills location September 20, and the Northlite shopping center location September 27.
The Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking coaches and assistant coaches for all age divisions. It’s only through volunteer coaches that we can offer the best program possible. If you are interested, please contact Sheila Lowry at or 704-920-5618.
Third annual United Way Adult Kickball Tournament
It’s that time again to revisit your youth and register for the Third annual United Way Kickball Tournament, scheduled for November 8 and 9 at WW Flowe Park. Registration will be available September 1 through October 31, at just $110 per team with a minimum guarantee of two games. All teams will be Coed, for ages 16 and older. Teams can register 24/7 at, or in-person at the Academy Recreation Center weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call 704-920-5618.
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 5 Alarm 5K on November 1. Meets at Dorton Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 26-October 1 at 6:30 p.m. 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.
9 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
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