Did you know?
Did you know a few drops of food coloring could save you money? Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a couple drops of food coloring in the tank and waiting 10 minutes. If colored water appears in the bowl, you may have a leak, and you probably need to replace the flapper in your tank. Even a small leak can waste up to 30 gallons of water per day! Learn more water conservation tips at

Concord in the Headlines
Mayor proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Concord – Independent Tribune

The next big high tech-product: Why Concord? - D.G. Martin

iTek to move headquarters from Charlotte to Concord in October – Charlotte Observer

Two weeks of racing kicks off with Haulers on Union
NASCAR has made its spring homecoming to Concord, kicking off with yesterday's Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. More than 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers paraded down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway, while fans enjoyed a variety of activities including race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, a beer garden and more. Following the parade, country music artists Acoustic South and beach music, soul, and R&B from The Tams warmed the spirits on a cool May evening. Click here to see event photos, and click here for a video of the parade. For a rundown of local events during Charlotte Motor Speedway's 10 Days of Thunder, go to or

ClearWater Artist Studios special guest artist show THE GO-BETWEEN opens TONIGHT!
The next Clearwater Artist Studio Guest Artist Exhibit Show, THE GO-BETWEEN kicks off with an opening reception this evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Go Between features the paintings and sculpture artwork of Phillip Larrimore. The show is described by the artist as a "swift survey or aerial view" of his artwork. Phillip Larrimore experiments in a variety of ways with how the eyes and the mind re-construct imagery. This is his largest show to date, the first that includes work from 1999 to the present. The exhibit will run through June 30. Also tonight: live violinist Dennis Spring playing in the gallery, local luthier Richard Kluttz with some hand-made guitars on display, and local Cabo winery products by the glass. For more information, visit or call 704-784-9535.

Registration for Concord 101 to begin next week
Preparations are underway for the 2016 Concord 101 program, an annual course designed for citizens to learn about their local government. The free fourteen-week session begins August 16 and culminates with a graduation ceremony in November. More information, the application, and the class schedule will available on next week and a link will be provided in the May 27 CityLink Newsletter.

Next free CPR training class scheduled for June 3
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation classes are regularly offered free of charge to the public courtesy of the Concord Fire Department. This class is not for certification, but educates the public in the lifesaving skill of CPR. The latest research indicates that "hands only" or compression only CPR has a tremendous positive effect on the survivability rates in cardiac incidents. This class will teach you the fundamentals of CPR in adults and infants, and the use of an automatic electronic defibrillator. The next class will be June 3, click here to register and for more information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2016 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Swimming season coming soon
The City's McInnis Aquatic Center opens for Memorial Day weekend, and for the 2016 season in June. However, registration for youth and adult swim lessons and adult water aerobics is already here! Group and individual swim lessons for a variety of ages and skill levels will help your family be ready to splash and swim all summer long. Visit for all things aquatics or call 704-920-5600 for more information.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

25 at 5:30 p.m. City Council special meeting to receive City Manager's FY17 recommended budget

7 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
8 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
9 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
21 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

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Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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