Our Mission: Engage…Inspire…Educate
Welcome to the New Concord Area Arts and Recreation District (NCAARD) page! Through the support of the Village of New Concord, Muskingum University, and the East Muskingum School District, NCAARD proudly offers activities, programs, and events to serve the Village and surrounding communities. We strive to bring rich and diverse programming in arts and recreation to engage, inspire, and educate people of all ages.
*To register for programs, please complete the NCAARD registration form.
*DONATE to NCAARD using our DONATE button. 100% of your donation will go towards NCAARD programming! Thank you!
Volunteering and Leading with NCAARD
Register to volunteer! We have after-school programs that always need helpers! And/or … bring your ideas to lead a program! Click here!
After School with NCAARD
Flyers listing all After School with NCAARD programming in addition to fall community programming went out Sept. 9! When registering for a program, please make sure to list the program name you are interested in and school. You do not have to register for each day individually (ie., Complete the Activity Club registration 1X for the 3 dates; you do not need to complete a new registration for each of the 3 dates)!
Check out the overview of our fall community programs!
Fall in with N.C.!
We are planning to make New Concord look as “cute as a button” this fall!
Our supportive local businesses along the Main Street Mile will display button artwork created by young and old throughout our community October 7 – 23! Art pieces by kids at Friendship Preschool and MUCCD, Perry, Pike, and New Concord Elementary Schools, LMIS, EMMS, JGHS, residents of Evergreen Village and the Beckett House, and adults in the community have all contributed their button art for our community-wide exhibit as we “Fall in ‘love’ with N.C.” Each piece is connected by a common wooden heart button with NC printed on it. Can you find the heart in every piece?
Enjoy an evening of camaraderie and crafting the last Tuesday of each month this fall at Village Hall!
September 27 at 6 PM Fall in “love” with N.C. project! Free, but gladly accepting donations! Also feel free to bring your own buttons from home to incorporate into your project to make it more special!
October 25 at 6 PM Chunky blanket-making $50 – This class is FULL! We are no longer accepting registrations.
November 29 at 6 PM Chunky blanket-making $50 – This class is FULL! We are no longer accepting registrations.
December 6 (held the first Tuesday instead of the last this month) Cookie-decorating Cost TBA
Group Guitar Lessons
This class is FULL! We are no longer accepting registrations.
Group guitar lessons are back! Zero experience needed! Brian Fulks will lead a small-group class through some basic instruction to learn to play the guitar!
Dates and Times: Mondays in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24) from 5-5:30 PM
Cost: Just $20 for 4-week class!
Must bring own guitar!
Charcuterie Boards and Wine!
Join us for a special event Friday evening, Nov. 4, at Terra Cotta! Enjoy a glass of wine as Ava Fisher of Ava’s Boujee Boards teaches us tips and tricks to creating a delicious and eye-appealing culinary spread!
Time: 6-8 PM
Cost: $50 / person includes a beautifully hand-crafted original and unique maple charcuterie board (approx. 8″X16″) created by locally-owned Reclaimed Wood Works, various cheeses/meats/fruit items on the charcuterie board spread we will be creating, and an individual portion of food items to take home!