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Did you know?
Did you know Concord Parks and Recreation has a variety of facilities available for athletic events, neighborhood meetings, birthday parties, and more? Visit concordparksandrec.org to learn about the available spaces in the facility rental program.
 
Friday loose leaf collection next week
Solid Waste’s annual loose leaf collection season continues next week with the final opportunity for residents on the Friday garbage collection route. Residents in this area must have leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 5 for crews to collect them during the third collection cycle. Bagged leaves are collected year-round on a weekly basis, on the normal garbage and recycling collection day. Learn more and download the 2014-15 schedule at concordnc.gov.
 
Has your contact information changed?
The City of Concord can disseminate time-sensitive information by phone, text, or email to citizens in minutes using the Blackboard Connect System. The New Year is a great time to update or confirm your contact information if you have not done so recently. Residents with published landline phone numbers are automatically in the system. You have the ability to update your information in our system to add secondary phone numbers, cell phone numbers, and more. Be sure to receive information from the City during an emergency: click here to update your information now, and click here for more information about Blackboard Connect.
 
Public Safety Academy application deadline is just a few weeks away
Space is still available for the City of Concord’s eleventh Citizen Public Safety Academy. The course will allow citizens to learn about the functions of Concord’s public safety departments, meet staff, and help evaluate services. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2015. The ten-week academy will begin February 3, 2015 and end on April 7. Consecutive classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to download an application, visit concordnc.gov.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2015 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Summer camp registration coming soon
Parks and Recreation staff are gearing up for another summer of the Summer Playground (6-10 years) and Camp GoneAlot (11-13 years) programs. Each day camp series lasts eight weeks, beginning June 22 and ending August 14, meeting weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Registration for returning campers opens Wednesday, January 14, and new campers registration begins February 4. Visit concordparksandrec.org for more information.
 
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 Bunny Run 5K on April 4. Meets at Dorton Park Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. between January 27 and April 2. The $15 registration fee includes a t-shirt and $5 discount on Bunny Run registration. Learn more and register at concordparksandrec.org.
 
We're throwing ART PARTIES for youth and adults
Join a class designed to help you become inspired through creating art. Each student is encouraged to find and nurture their own unique style in their painting. You will create an acrylic painting on canvas in each class; taking home your own original piece of art. The instructor provides all required materials. Plan to wear clothing that can get dirty or bring an apron or smock to wear. Meets various Saturdays from January through May at Fire Station 7 (250 International Drive NW)—teens and tweens from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., adults from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Registration for each session is $35 ($5 City resident discount available), PLUS $10-15 payable to instructor at each session. Visit concordparksandrec.org for class schedules and more information.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
January
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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