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Fiber arts group meeting at NCRD.

Activities For Adults

The Activities for Adults Department provides recreational activities for patrons other than exercise. They range from Whale Watching trips to performances by Cirque du Soleil, from Great Decisions study groups to needleworkers to sporting events, foreign language conversation to sketching groups.


Current Weekly Activities

Fiber Arts Group

Meets on Mondays from 1-3pm in the Fireside Room.  All types and levels of skill are welcome.  We have quilters, knitters, spinners, embroiderers, crocheters.  Drop in and become part of the group.  Someone is always willing to teach a new technique.

Great Decisions/Great Discussions

Meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. During the winter we take part in the national Great Decisions program on American Foreign Policy. The rest of the year we are viewing Lectures from the Great Courses on various topics – ranging from Genetics to Global Economics to History and Anthropology. Drop in and try out a 30 minute college level dvd lecture and discussion of the material.

Artists' Group

Meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am till noon, sometimes longer when we are outdoors in the summer. Bring your sketchbook, paints, pencils, crayons and paint with the group.  Someone is always willing to demonstrate whatever technique they are using.


Pinochle currently meets on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm.
This is a beginner friendly group.

A facility room at NCRD


Available for age 6 through adult

Current Monthly Activities

Scone Friday

This has been a tradition at NCRD for 12 years.  Fresh scones are offered along with , coffee or tea on the first Friday of the month in the Fireside Room from 10am till noon.  The conversations cover a myriad of topics and they get lively.

Book Club

Meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
All are welcome, in person or via Zoom.

Field Trips, Outings, and Events

Currently, there are no outings scheduled. Please check back soon, or get in touch anytime!

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