Did you know?
Did you know you can attend a free opening reception at ClearWater Artist Studios for "Buy The Ticket" tonight? This just-installed one-woman solo exhibition is one woman’s tale of self-discovery told through a series of self-portraits and audible narrations experienced at your own pace.  Smart devices and headphones recommended. See for details and links to social media, or call 704-784-9535. ClearWater is located in Gibson Village at 223 Crowell Drive NW with plenty of free parking.

By Air. By Land. By Sea. By Charlotte (and Concord!).
The Marines are coming (actually, they are already here)! Many people in Concord noticed military aircraft in the skies this week part of Marine Week Charlotte. While many of this week's events were scheduled in Charlotte, Concord Regional Airport has hosted a variety of Marine Corps aircraft all week. Events will continue through the weekend including hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances, and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities, and community involvement of the Corps. For more information, go to

Take a trip to Fair-a-dise
The Cabarrus County Fair opens its gates for the 2018 season on this afternoon and continues through Saturday, September 15 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. Fair-a-dise, the theme of this year’s event, invites you to explore the Fair beyond the midway. Fly away inside the butterfly encounter or take a virtual trip to outer space in the Kuriosity planetarium exhibition. Everyone wins with crowd favorites, like the petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth and educational exhibits. Live musical performances and local expert demonstrations bring something for everyone. See for entertainment details. Gate admission to the Fair is $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 55+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11, and ages 5 and younger admitted free. Visit for additional details including 2018 Gate Specials.

Community invited to Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony
As you make plans for Patriots Day on Tuesday, September 11, please join the Concord Fire Department and other local public safety agencies at Fire Station 8 (1485 Old Charlotte Road SW) for the annual Patriots Day remembrance ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 8:30am promptly, so please arrive between 8:00am and 8:20am. In 2017, the NC General Assembly designated September 11 of each year as First Responders Day, making it an official State holiday.

Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Fall 2018 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.

David W. Phillips Activity Center Opening Celebration
On Tuesday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m., the City of Concord will celebrate the opening of a new activity center located at 946 Burrage Road NE in the Beverly Hills neighborhood, which has been named in honor of former City Council Member Dave Phillips. Managed by the programs staff of the Parks and Recreation Department, the David W. Phillips Activity Center will host a variety of interactive recreational opportunities for youth and adults. Classes and activities will include arts and crafts, cooking, fitness, nature, and more. For more information, please visit Activities in the David W. Phillips Activity Center are already available for registration, learn more about the offerings on pages 10 through 21 of the Fall 2018 Leisure Times, and register at

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

11 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
12 at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
13 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session
18 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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