Upcoming Events

Toddler Time Winter and Spring

It’s time for Tuesday Toddler Time! We are partnering with Muskingum University’s Athletic Department to bring you some organized play along with some open playtime for kids up to 5 years old! We’ll have a giant parachute, balls, small basketball hoop, tunnel, mats, and other toys for your child(ren) to enjoy as well as story time to cap off the hour. Children are welcome to engage in teacher-led activities by Muskie students or play on their own or with parents. Parents must accompany child(ren) as this is not a drop-off service. No pre-registration necessary.

When: Tuesdays from 11 AM to Noon
Winter Session: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, and 20
Spring Session: Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, and 16
Location: MU’s John Glenn Gym
Cost: $2 / child


Crafty Tuesday

Be a part of our Crafty Tuesday series!
When: The last Tuesday of each month, January 30, February 27, March 26, and April 30
These classes are for adults and kids ages 14 and above. Children must be accompanied by parent.
Where: Village Hall lower level
Time: All classes begin at 5:30 PM

January 30: Valentine primitive heart painting! Immerse yourself in this 16″ X 16″ flat panel canvas primitive heart design – the perfect display of love. Give as an exceptionally thoughtful gift to that special someone or keep for your own home/family decor. This highly personalized design will convey your ideas of love through art. Ideas for personalization include song lyrics, family names, and poems. We will have lots of ideas for you to brainstorm to create your individualized work. We will use dot blending technique, creating thinking, and writing script on canvas for this project. Led by OSU art grad and painting expert, Julie Metry, you will NOT want to miss this one!
Cost: $35 (flat canvas only) or $45 with white wooden frame included

Feb. 27: St. Paddy’s Day-Themed Succulents! Create your own magical pot of gold with live succulents! Plant enthusiast Nick Louis of BioPlanty will help us create a cute 4.5″ X 4.5″ St. Paddy’s Day planter as well as help us arrange it with live succulents. You will get to paint and decorate your pot and pick out three succulents along with mosses to create your live leprechaun hat. Nick will also give us helpful tips for caring for our succulents.
Cost: $25

Mar. 26: Woven fabric baskets! Learn how to easily create a functional small pouch with just a woven place mat and glue gun! M.B. Caudill teaches us how to transform a colorful place mat into a soft eye-catching and practical pouch. Give as a gift or use in your home to add to your decor!
Cost: $10 (depending on numbers, we may have enough to do 2 for $15)

Apr. 30: New Concord Blooms projects! Be a part of our community-wide art exhibit! Display runs the first 2 weeks of May. All are welcome to be a part! Cost: free

Cancellation policy: Participants must pay prior to the event or they will not be considered registered. No refunds will be give within one week of the event. Registration IS transferable to a substitute participant.


St. Patrick Seek-and-Find

The leprechauns are back … and have left more treasures for New Concord villagers to find!
I hope you and your family will join us for our 4th annual St. Patrick’s Day Seek-and-Find! This treasure hunt runs March 10 through St. Patrick’s Day, March 17!

Seek-and-Find begins at the NCAARD porch located at 4 Comin. Start there to pick up the first clue left by the leprechauns in the small storage cabinet. Clues will lead you to 5 different locations in N.C. where you will find articles left by our little friends. Who’s ready for an adventure?


Hop Around the Block

The Easter Bunny is back and has hidden ONE DOZEN prize golden eggs in New Concord, Ohio!!
Can you find one? Make sure to visit our businesses and organizations down the Main Street Mile March 20 – 27 to search for 1 of 12 metallic golden eggs! They could be inside or outside the premises!
Should you be lucky enough to find one, post your pic on our NCAARD Facebook page and bring your golden egg to Village Hall to pick up your prize March 28 between 11 AM and 1 PM! Good luck and happy golden egg hunting!
*Limit one prize egg per family

Thank you to our amazing local businesses for their donations for our prizes!!


Let’s Pick It Up New Concord

Our 19th annual cleanup effort to de-litter the village is almost here!
The event kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, and runs through the end of the month, April 30!
Help us reach our challenging goal of 200 community cleanup hours! Please register to sign up to clean one of 15 zones around New Concord. Report hours via Facebook along with a picture of your cleanup efforts! Free t-shirt for participants!


New Concord Blooms

Enjoy the community-wide art exhibit housed in 40 local businesses along the Main Street Mile! Participants include pre-K children from Friendship Preschool and MUCCD, school-agers from Pike, Perry, and New Concord elementaries, EMMS, and JGHS, Muskingum University students, community adults, and residents of Evergreen Village and the Beckett House!
Display runs the first two weeks of May (May 1-14).
Businesses will be decorated for spring, schools are planning annual upkeep and flower planting, and we also encourage residents of the village to set aside this time to spruce up their own yards!

We hope you will take some time to stroll up and down Main Street to enjoy this display of around 150 works of art as we bring our community together to bloom this spring!


MLK Day of Service

Want to help NCAARD prepare for the 4th annual New Concord Blooms community-wide art exhibit? Join us for a couple hours on MLK Day to help us get our art projects ready so the community can create! You will love seeing the fruits of your labor displayed downtown in May! We sincerely appreciate your willingness to help!

When: Jan. 15 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Village Hall lower level

Thank you!