Did you know?
Did you know if a child dials 911 and hangs up the telephone, the Emergency Communications Center will try to call back? If no one answers, a law enforcement officer will be dispatched to the address to check on them if the address can be verified. Contrary to what you might have heard before, a child will not be in trouble if someone calls them back or a Law Enforcement Officer comes to check on them because the first concern is the safety of the child.

Council Member Parsley elected to second term on NC League board of directors
Concord City Council Member Jennifer Parsley has been elected for a second two-year term on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. In that role, Council Member Parsley will help oversee the advocacy and membership service efforts of the League, which represents more than 540 cities, towns and villages across North Carolina. The selection was made by League members during the organization’s annual conference, CityVision 2017, held last week in Greenville. Visit or for more information.

Nature impacts each of us in a unique way. Join the conversation.
The Concord Wildlife Alliance is hosting a FREE screening of Nature Matters, a 40-minute documentary that follows a group of Charlotte teens fully experiencing nature for the first time. The Cabarrus County Board of Education Chairman Barry Shoemaker will emcee the event and moderate an after-film discussion with Nicole Driscoll, who was featured in the film, Concord Environmental Educator Mandy Smith-Thompson, Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks program manager Alex Beck, North Carolina Wildlife Federation Great Outdoors University Program Director Mary Bures, and Cabarrus County Schools teacher Lenora Barron. The screening begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 at the Davis Theatre (65 Union Street S). Learn more and see the trailer at

New solo exhibit coming soon to ClearWater Artist Studios
The team at ClearWater Artist Studios is gearing up for a new exhibition that will run October 7 through December 1. The solo show features ClearWater tenant artist Barbara Ellis' abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17. For the first time, the Opening Reception will take place in the evening, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. Ellis will give an Artist talk from 7-8 p.m. during the reception, and light refreshments will be served. Parking is free and plentiful on-site in three well-lot parking lots. ClearWater Artist Studios are located at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Gibson Village. Visit the all-new or call 704-784-9535 details.

D. G. Martin to speak in Concord: reserve your seat by October 12
D. G. Martin, author, columnist, and host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the guest speaker at the Deana Irvin Author's Symposium luncheon, sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. The event will be Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at City Club at Gibson Mill (325 McGill Avenue NW). Book signing for Martin's "North Carolina's Roadside Eateries" book to follow program. Open to the public. Tickets are $27 (includes lunch buffet). Registration form available at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, or via the Concord Friends of the Library’s Facebook Page. Registration deadline is October 12. Call 704-920-2050 for additional information.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2017 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Final Call for Youth Basketball registration
Registration for Youth Basketball ends this weekend! Online registration ends at 11:59 pm Saturday night. Additionally, Parks and Recreation staff will be at the Northlite Academy Sports + Outdoors tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. register in-person (cash or check only). Find out more about the youth basketball league at

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

10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
16 at 6:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at Check out our page on Facebook and our other interactive features!

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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