Arts advocacy: The Cabarrus Arts Council is hosting an arts advocacy workshop today at 5:30 p.m. at the council, 65 Union Street S., Concord. Presented by ARTS North Carolina, the workshop will explore how advocacy is critical to grow arts support. Details: 704-920-ARTS (2787). Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agricultural award: Cabarrus County was cited as a model county and named Institution of the Year by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. The recognition acknowledges the county's innovation to encourage sustainable agriculture. The award was given at the 25th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Winston-Salem.
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Certified habitat: Pharr Mill Road Park is now a certified wildlife habitat. Parks and Recreation officials are working to get the same certification for Harrisburg Park.
Powder Street project: The project will extend the street for more residential access and will add sidewalks along city properties. Powder Street S.W. currently is a dead end. Drivers should use Robbins Street and Pecan Avenue to avoid construction.