New to town, new parents or just want some new experiences?

The good news is you’re in the right place…

Concord has numerous clubs and organizations that offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to meet people, get involved, learn new things, be active and intellectually stimulated!


New (or new in last few years) to Concord-Carlisle area? Consider signing up for Concord Carlisle Neighbors Club. Concord-Carlisle Neighbors is a social organization whose membership welcomes new families moving into these towns.  CCN provides social support and planned activities to help individuals and families adjust and feel part of life in their new environment. CCN also connects long term residents with each other to strengthen the community network. They host all sorts of events – something geared for every age.


Are you new to Concord with young kids or a new parent living in Concord? Concord Family Network is a non-profit, volunteer-run group of local parents, based in Concord, Massachusetts working to unite, inform, and engage local families with young children (birth-6 years).  CFN organizes many opportunities for member families to connect and have fun in a safe environment throughout the year from hosting casual parent and child events, meetups, and parties, to partnering with other location organizations and doing community outreach. 


Maybe you’re not new to town but interested in meeting new people or trying new things? Pursue your interests or learn something new!

Joining a local riding club is a great way to enjoy the best cycling the region has to offer.  Check out this riding club that is based here in Concord!

Concord Runners is an informal group of (men and women) runners and walkers, who meet every Saturday morning at 8:00am at Monument Square in downtown Concord, MA.  (map) The runs are typically 5-6 miles; the walks are generally 2-4 miles.

Pickleball – learn to play with other adults!

Love gardening or want to learn more? Look into Concord Garden Club and West Concord Green ThumbsHow about joining a community garden?

Concord Rotary Club

Concord Lions Club

Concord Council on Aging 

Do you know about Monday Contras: Dancing at the Scout House

The Thoreau Society

How about signing up to usher a show at The Umbrella?

Learn about book groups and discussions at Concord Library!

Take a class… so many to choose from in town – something for every interest and age:

Concord Art

Concord-Carlisle Adult Community Education

Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord Recreation

Umbrella Arts

Attend a speaker event or workshop:


Concord Museum

Concord Public Library

Walden Woods Project

Here are some organizations that offer activities & classes for kids:


Concord-Carlisle Youth Football

Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer

Concord Youth Baseball / Softball

Concord Carlisle Youth Basketball

Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse

Concord Carlisle Youth Hockey

Concord Winter Futsal

Girl Scouts

Concord Public Library

Concord Recreation

Concord Youth Theater

Umbrella Arts

National Charity League


Volunteering is a great way to connect to the community and meet some people. Here is a list of local organizations to get you started:

Art for All

Community for Restorative Justice

Concord CAN (Climate Action Network)

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

Concord Education Fund

Concord Family Network

Concord Land Conservation Trust

Concord Museum

Concord Players

Concord Prison Outreach

Concord Public Library

Cooperative Elder Services

Council on Aging

Dignity in Asylum

Emerson Hospital Auxiliary

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Gaining Ground

Household Goods

Minute Man ARC

National Charity League 


Open Table 

Rotary Club of Concord

The Umbrella Arts

Town of Concord Board and Committees

Village Art Room

The Walden Woods Project

West Concord Green Thumbs

Youth Sports

Want to get the lay of the land? Or take houseguests on a tour?

Check out the terrific tours offered by The Concord Visitor Center and Concord Tour Company


Emerson 5K Run~Walk: The GOOD you can do when you take 7,500 steps towards helping with care for cancer patients

Did you know that 5K is just 7,500 steps or 3.1 miles?

Did you know you can get your steps in, get some fresh air, be a part of the community and give to a great cause all by registering for the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care?



1. Participate in the Run~Walk Virtually or In-Person!

Register Now! 

2. Ask your friends, family, relatives, and co-workers to sponsor you. Start a fundraiser on your own or as a team!

Start Your Fundraiser Today! 

3. Donate TODAY!

Find and Donate to a 5k Fundraiser! 


You Choose How You Complete the Run~Walk:

Virtually or In-Person

5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care In-Person at the timed event on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 AM at NARA Park, Acton

It’s been years since we’ve celebrated a Run~Walk together. Join us as we welcome you back to NARA Park and enjoy a post-race breakfast courtesy of Tribute Sponsor and locally-owned Blackbird Cafe. Meet other participants and mingle with our generous sponsors.

8:00 AM – Registration Opens

9:00 AM – Kids Fun Run (1 Mile)

9:30 AM – 5k Run~Walk

10:00 AM – Family Fun (Food & Music)

10:30 AM – Awards Presentation


Can’t make it in person on May 7th? No problem – this years Emerson Run~Walk is a hybrid event which means you can run or walk the 5K any time between May 1-15, where you want and even with your dogs!



Register your dogs to do Virtual Run~Walk so they, too, can be a part of giving back!



5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care Virtual Event runs May 1-15, 2022

Run~Walk your 5k anytime, anywhere you choose between May 1 and May 15! This is your chance to schedule your fitness around your time and the weather!

By participating in the Run~Walk, you help patients receiving compassionate care until there is a cure.

Acupuncture Therapy * Massage Therapy * Educational Resources * Nutritional Strategies * Coping Support Groups * Transportation Services * Financial Assistance and More

Fitness Options @ Concord

Concord has a variety of fitness options, take a look at some of the offerings:

Beede Swim & Fitness

Belinda Gower Studio

Fitness Together

Gold’s Gym

On The Mat Yoga

Orange Theory Fitness

Pure Barre

Samantha Baker Yoga

The Thoreau Club

Yoga in Your Home