ConcordLights out: The Concord Parks and Recreation Department’s three gyms – at the Academy, Hartsell and Logan recreation centers – temporarily will be open only while natural light is available. Recently upgraded gym lighting at all three facilities is malfunctioning, and lighting at the gyms will not be used until the manufacturer recommends and implements a solution. Details: 704-920-5600 or concordparksandrec.org. Help a neighbor: The city’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor program allows people to help residents who have trouble paying their utility bills. Each month, utility customers can make tax-deductible contributions to a fund managed by the Cooperative Christian Ministry, a local nonprofit that provides crisis financial assistance, food and counseling. Call 704-920-5200 or sign up online. Celebrating conservation: The Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District is in the midst of a year-round celebration commemorating its 50th anniversary. The district exists to encourage the informed and responsible stewardship of the land and its natural resources. Two centuries after the arrival of the first European-American settlers, a multicounty conservation district was formed in 1939 to help area residents solve soil erosion and other problems that posed threats to local farmers. Nearly 25 years later, the Cabarrus district was formed as a single-county district. The district will offer a yearlong series of events, including awards, ceremonies, contests and workshops. Take flight: The “Memphis Belle,” a renovated World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, will return to Concord Regional Airport the weekend of Sept. 28. The Liberty Foundation will offer aircraft tours and flight experiences. Visit concordnc.gov for details. Affordable rabies vaccinations: In response to residents’ requests, the Cabarrus Health Alliance and Cabarrus County Animal Control will sponsor inexpensive rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats each month. The service previously was offered annually with select local clinics. The agencies have partnered with Carolina Value Vet ( www.carolinavaluevet.com) to begin monthly clinics. The next clinic opportunity will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Cabarrus Animal Shelter parking lot, 244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord. Part of the $10 fee will help support the services of the Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County. Learn more at www.cabarrushealth.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=21>. Lukas Johnson
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
Briefly, Sept. 25
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