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Development grants: Concord Downtown Development is accepting applications for five grant programs. Applications are due July 6. All grants require a dollar-for-dollar match. The following grants are available: Awning Grant, Sign Grant, Jump Start Grant, Upper Floor Grant and a restoration grant. Awards will be made July 21. All grants and descriptions and information can be found at

Old Courthouse Theatre: The Old Courthouse Theatre will hold an exhibit celebrating nearly four decades of theater. "Thirty-Five Years of the Old Courthouse Theatre" will be on display from June 14 through Sept. 2 at the Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, in downtown Concord. Costumes, props, playbills, posters, photographs and other items will be featured. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


4th of July Parade: The deadline for applications for parade participants is June 10. Businesses, political candidates, nonprofits and individuals can find an application online at Applications include an entry fee. The parade will be held at 9a.m. July 2. Details: 704-455-7275.