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!

Volunteering with NCAARD

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)!

Community Events

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?

NCAARD Arts

Crafty Tuesdays!

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

Location: EMMS

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!

 

NCAARD Fitness

FALL FITNESS

Here’s our exciting Fall ’22 Fitness Class lineup! Registration is now open!!

Chakra Lava Bracelet Program

Earn designated Chakra Lava Bracelets for your participation in our fitness programs!

Attend at least 3 classes of the same fitness class to earn each gender-neutral bracelet!

 

    

 

 

POUND Classes

Join certified POUND instructor, Gretchen Combs, Thursdays at 5:30 PM inside the United Methodist Church (20 E. High St.). Earn your Heart Chakra lava bracelet!

$8 / class OR for more a more economical purchase, register and pre-pay for our sessions!

Fall Session I: 5-week session meets September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  $30 ($40 value)

Fall Session II: 5-week session meets October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3 $30 ($40 value)

Fall Session III: 5-week session meets Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15 $30 ($40 value)

Combine 2 Sessions (total of 10 weeks) for $50! ($80 value)

Full Fall Pass (entire 15 weeks Sept.-Dec.) only $70! ($120 value)

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

POUND Unplugged Classes

POUND instructor, Gretchen Combs, will lead us through the hottest POUND craze – POUND Unplugged – Mondays at 5:30 PM at the Chess Center on Muskingum University’s campus. Strong beats and centered breathing highlight this mind/body-focused class. Earn your Heart Chakra lava bracelet!

$8 / class OR for more a more economical purchase, register and pre-pay for our sessions!

Fall Session I: 5-week session meets September 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10  $30 ($40 value)

Fall Session II: 5-week session meets Oct. 17, 24, 31, 7, 14  $30 ($40 value)

Full Fall Session: 10-week session meets all above dates $50! ($80 value)

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

Core and More Classes

Be a part of our popular Core & More class with Gretchen Combs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM! Earn your Root Chakra lava bracelet by participating in this ! This is a 45-minute overall body-strengthening class.

$8 / class OR for more a more economical purchase, register and pre-pay for our sessions!

Session I: 5-week session meets Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 $30 ( $40 value)

Session II: 5-week session meets Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 $30 ($40 value)

Full Fall Session: 10-week session meets all above dates $50 ($80 value)

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Muskingum University Chess Center

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

Evening Yoga Classes

Join certified yoga instructor, Megyen Green, Tuesdays at 7:00 PM inside the United Methodist Church (20 E. High St.). Earn your Crown Chakra lava bracelet!

$8 / class OR for more a more economical purchase, register and pre-pay for our sessions!

Fall Session I: 5-week session meets September 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4  $30 ($40 value)

Fall Session II: 5-week session meets October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 $30 ($40 value)

Fall Session III: 5-week session meets Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13 $30 ($40 value)

Combine 2 Sessions (total of 10 weeks) for $50! ($80 value)

Full Fall Pass (entire 15 weeks Sept.-Dec.) only $70! ($120 value)

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

Morning Yoga Classes

Join certified yoga instructor, Amy Kiraly, Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM inside the United Methodist Church (20 E. High St.). Earn your Crown Chakra lava bracelet!

$8 / class OR for more a more economical purchase, register and pre-pay for our sessions!

Fall Session I: 5-week session meets Mondays and Wednesdays September 7-postponed and will be rescheduled, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, Oct. 3, 5, 7 (make-up date), 10, and 12  $50 ($80 value)

Fall Session II: 5-week session meets October 17, 24, 26, 31, Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 30  $50 ($80 value)

Full Fall Pass: all 20 class dates above only $90! ($160 value)

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

Dance Classes

Let’s DANCE! We will be offering 2 different dance classes on Fridays this fall!

  1.  Fall Session I: 4-week Dance Cardio class Fridays this fall! All classes will be held   at 5:15 PM inside the United Methodist Church (20 E. High St.). Earn your Sacral   Chakra lava bracelet! Instructor Jenny Ordonez will lead class through a blend of    modern music with Latin flair for a fun Friday evening cardio workout!

Dates: September 9, 16, 23, (30 – canceled and will be rescheduled TBA) Cost $8 / class or $25 for full session

2.  Fall Session II: Fall in to Dance class meets Fridays this fall! All classes will be                   held at 5:15 PM inside the United Methodist Church. Earn your Sacral Chakra                   lava bracelet! Instructor LeAnne Bader-Mock will lead class through a variety of 4               different beginning adult dance workouts – week 1: Ballet Barre, week 2: Hip Hop,               week 3: Broadway Jazz, week 4: Tap Fitness (tap shoes welcome, but not necessary)-       for an exciting month of dance!

Dates: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 Cost $8 / class or $25 for full session

Want to take all 8 weeks? Check out the Full Dance Session, including all dates/classes listed above, for $40 total!

Please register online! We strongly encourage you to pay online via PayPal as well!

ACES Tennis Academy

Led by Brian Moffatt and Muskingum University Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Jessie Tharp, along with Muskingum University Women’s Tennis players, the Aces Tennis Academy is for kids grades K-5!

Dates: Sept. 26-28

Time: 5 – 6:30 PM

Location: Cambridge City Park

Cost: $60 – Includes t-shirt, so please make sure to include your size on registration form! Payment taken on first night!

Register by Sept. 12 to ensure a shirt – please include t-shirt size! Bring your own racquet and water and wear active clothing and shoes!

Recently completed programs

Bird-Watching at the Reservoir

Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, oh my! Join Bil Kerrigan for an evening of bird-watching at the reservoir. Learn the “How-to’s” of beginning birding. Bring your own binoculars OR we will have some for you to borrow.

Date: Tuesday, September 20

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Children welcome with parent(s).

Please register online to ensure #’s!

 

Contact Us

Mary Beth Caudill, Program Director (image and short bio)
Email the Program Director: ncaard@newconcord-oh.gov
Phone: (740) 291-7274
Mailing Address: 4 Comin St
New Concord, OH 43762