Free job help: The R3 Career Center in Kannapolis this month will host the following free health care career development workshops and resume clinics for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Workshops include: Stand out from the competition, 1 p.m. Tuesdays; Interview Techniques, 9 a.m. Tuesdays; Refocus Your Career Options, 11 a.m. Thursdays. New Client Launch orientation appointments are available weekdays by calling 704-216-7201.
New symbol in use: The city of Kannapolis recently introduced a new symbol to indicate handicap-accessible parking spots. Kannapolis is using a longer-lasting thermoplastic paint material. The new symbol depicts forward momentum, or the image of an active person in a wheelchair. The symbols can be found at the city’s train station, public works facility and eventually will be around the new City Hall.
Display your art: Downtown Concord’s next Art Walk will be 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22, and organizers are looking for artists of any medium to display their work on the front lawn of the historic Cabarrus County courthouse on Union Street. The art walk also will include the opening reception for the council’s “Into the Woods” exhibition, and several nearby artist studios, galleries and restaurants will feature local artwork. Details: Rebecca Collins, 704-920-2787.
Stay safe: Safe Kids Cabarrus will host its third annual Safety Palooza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Super Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. There will be free activities for children and adults, as well as a chance to interact with Concord fire and police personnel.
City Report Card: Sustain Charlotte recently released “Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sustainability Report Card: Scoring Our Economic, Environmental, and Social Health,” a report card that assesses the health of the community using 57 metrics spanning nine issues.
Sustain Charlotte is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and engaging residents to solve Charlotte’s sustainability challenges.
The nine issues assessed were Air Quality, Energy Use, Equity + Empowerment, Food, Jobs + Income, Land Use, Transportation, Waste and Water Use.
The authors generated a report card for each issue and provided 94 recommendations for how Charlotte-Mecklenburg can accelerate progress.
The report card is available for public download at www.sustaincharlotte.org/ReportCard2014.
Lukas Johnson and Elisabeth Arriero