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Environmental Services

  1. 2022 Fall Sweep Litter Cleanup

    October 1, 2022, 8:00 AM - October 29, 2022, 5:00 PM

    Join our cleanup. Select your own day, time and location.

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

    October 6, 2022, 3:00 PM - October 8, 2022, 3:00 PM
    @
    Environmental Collection Center (ECC)

    The Environmental Collection Center (ECC) is the City's permanent drop-off facility for unwanted household hazardous materials (anything with a warning label), electronics and recyclables. This facility is operated by the City's Environmental Services Department, and is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday, from 3 - 7 p.m.

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Historical Museum and Heritage Center

  1. Halloween at the House

    October 28, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    @
    Man House Museum Information Center

    Man House Museum for our second Halloween at the House! Experience a ghost tour of the Man House, play games, and more!

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Library

  1. Storytime for Tots

    October 4, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.

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  2. Writing Club for Adults-Mansfield Reads Themed

    October 4, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Library Program Room A

    Are you a storyteller? Love to write poetry, song lyrics, blog, or journal? Whatever your interest, Mansfield Public Library’s creative writing clubs are for you! Join us to talk with other like-minded individuals about all things related to writing, share your current work, and participate in various writing activities. Registration required. All levels welcome!

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  3. Listener's Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 5, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs and a craft. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity and allows children to interact with others. Listener’s Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. No registration required.

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  4. Family Place Playtime

    October 5, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  5. Chess Club

    October 6, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. This program is free with no registration required.

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  6. Yoga in the Library (18+)

    October 6, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room A

    Have you ever wanted to try yoga, but felt you didn't know where to start? Well look no further! We have an all-levels yoga class just for you! You will learn breathing techniques, develop strength and flexibility by moving through gentle poses. This class will focus on alignment, balance and mindfulness. No prior yoga experience is needed. This program is free with no registration is required. Please make sure to bring your own yoga mats.

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  7. Baby Story Time

    October 7, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills.

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  8. Family Place Playtime

    October 7, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  9. Reading with Rainbow

    October 8, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    @
    Library Program Room A

    Reading with a gentle listener can reduce stress while also boosting a reader’s confidence to read aloud. Families and children may sign up for one-on-one time to read aloud to a therapy dog to practice reading skills and get some great pets in. Registration is required for 10 minute reading time slot.

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  10. Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 10, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers, with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. Bilingual Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.

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  11. Storytime for Tots

    October 11, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.

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  12. Listener's Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 12, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs and a craft. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity and allows children to interact with others. Listener’s Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. No registration required.

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  13. Family Place Playtime

    October 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  14. Home School Art Club

    October 13, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come learn about an artist, their techniques and participate in a hands on art project the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Art Club is open to all school age children. All supplies are provided. Registration is required.

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  15. Chess Club

    October 13, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. This program is free with no registration required.

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  16. STEAM Explorers

    October 13, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Library Program Room B

    Kiddos age 8 to 12 will explore hands-on projects in science, technology, art, and math every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

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  17. Tik-Tok Fish Clock (18+)

    October 13, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Library Program Room A

    Calling all fishing and crafting enthusiasts for this special Reads! crafting program. Assemble and take home your very own clock to help pass the time until your next fishing trip! Registration required.

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  18. Baby Story Time

    October 14, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills.

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  19. Family Place Playtime

    October 14, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  20. Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 17, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers, with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. Bilingual Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.

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  21. Storytime for Tots

    October 18, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.

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  22. As the Page Turns Book Club ( 18+)

    October 18, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Library Program Room A

    Sign up to discuss our book club at Mansfield Public Library. This meeting will take place in virtually. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom link. Oct. 18: The Guide by Peter Heller

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  23. Listener's Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 19, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs and a craft. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity and allows children to interact with others. Listener’s Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. No registration required.

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  24. Family Place Playtime

    October 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  25. Digital Career Training: Microsoft Word for Beginners

    October 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Library Program Room A

    Microsoft Word class serves as an introduction to the Microsoft Office programs. Students will learn how to open new and recent documents, save and print their work, and how to format text, paragraphs, and documents.

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  26. Chess Club

    October 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Library Program Room B

    Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. This program is free with no registration required.

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  27. Mansfield Reads: An Evening with the Author

    October 20, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Our annual One City, One Book celebration of reading, writing, and the literary arts culminates in an evening with Peter Heller, award-winning author of the 2022 Reads! selection, The Guide. Mr. Heller will discuss his book, as well as the writer’s craft, followed by Q&A and an autograph session. We invite readers, book clubs, and Reads! sponsors to an entertaining evening at the Legacy High School Performing Arts Center. The event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Registration coming soon.

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  28. Baby Story Time

    October 21, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills.

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  29. Family Place Playtime

    October 21, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  30. Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 24, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers, with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. Bilingual Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.

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  31. Storytime for Tots

    October 25, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.

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  32. Special FX Makeup

    October 25, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Library Program Room B

    Up the fright for your Halloween look with special effects makeup! Join us as we learn to apply different wound-mimicking makeup looks using liquid latex and other prosthetics.

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  33. Listener's Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 26, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs and a craft. Listener’s Story Time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills, creativity and allows children to interact with others. Listener’s Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. No registration required.

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  34. Family Place Playtime

    October 26, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  35. Chess Club

    October 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. This program is free with no registration required.

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  36. Baby Story Time

    October 28, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills.

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  37. Family Place Playtime

    October 28, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room B

    Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skills through play. Playtime is open from 11-2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration is required.

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  38. Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y)

    October 31, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Library Program Room B

    Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers, with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. Bilingual Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.

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Nature Education

  1. Spooky Chemistry (5-14Y)

    October 15, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Autumn is the creepy, crawly season for mad scientists! Investigate the sticky, glowing chemistry of autumn through hands-on experiments.

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  2. Fall Family Fun Night (All Ages)

    October 22, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Oliver Nature Park is the place to be for an evening of fall fun! Paint pumpkins, learn about nocturnal animals and go on a short night hike.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Senior Trip - State Fair of Texas (55Y+)

    October 6, 2022, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    We are going to the State Fair of Texas! The program fee includes transportation. Lunch is on your own. State Fair admission tickets are purchased on the grounds. Seniors 60 and over are $5 and 59 and younger are $10-$15.

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  2. Kids Day Off (6-11Y)

    October 7, 2022, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    Whether it's a holiday or teacher work day, we've got you covered! We jam-packed each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun activities and field trips. Fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation.

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  3. Terrarium Workshops (5Y+)

    October 7, 2022, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
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    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Come create your own mini-ecosystem using succulents. Participants will use their imagination to create their own ecosystem with a dino or fairy garden design.

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  4. Hike with a Naturalist (All Ages) - Creepy Crawly

    October 7, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join a naturalist for a hike all about bats and owls. Take an up-close look at specimens, try to call in the owls, and listen for bats with a bat meter.

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  5. Paddle Battle (10+)

    October 7, 2022, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Bring your paddle and your game face for the Paddle Battle Pickleball Tournament. The tournament is formatted for a rotating round robin, where you will play against multiple teams in the first round and then play against similarly ranked teams in the next round. Choose your partner or have one assigned.

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  6. Hike with a Naturalist (All Ages) - Spooky Night Hike

    October 8, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Some wildlife in Mansfield is only active at night. Join a naturalist for a 'spooky' hike as we try to identify the sights and sounds of natural night life. No need for a flashlight as you learn about the bats, spiders, and more spooky animals that call our forest home. Brig the whole family for a night-time nature walk!

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  7. Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

    October 9, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Bowman Springs Park

    Take a break from the hiking trails & get on the water! Explore our local lakes with dual-seated kayaks. Enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife & plants with a naturalist. Instruction given on safety, proper techniques & an eco-friendly approach to paddle sports.

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  8. Kids Day Off (6-11Y)

    October 10, 2022, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    Whether it's a holiday or teacher work day, we've got you covered! We jam-packed each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun activities and field trips. Fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation.

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  9. Preschool Picassos (1-5Y)

    October 12, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Make a memory with your toddler as you create a flower themed painting together.

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  10. Senior Trip - State Fair of Texas (55Y+)

    October 13, 2022, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    We are going to the State Fair of Texas! The program fee includes transportation. Lunch is on your own. State Fair admission tickets are purchased on the grounds. Seniors 60 and over are $5 and 59 and younger are $10-$15.

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  11. Family Pickleball Night (8Y+)

    October 14, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Come learn and play Pickleball! This is a great sport for the whole family. All ages and skill levels will love this popular sport. Limited equipment provided. Bring your friends and family!

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  12. Barks & Rec Hiking Class (14Y+)

    October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    The pups are back, and ready for a new challenge! Our popular Barks & Rec program, which pairs participants with shelter dogs, is returning for fall and heading to the trails. Sign up to take a hike through Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park and bring a dog from Mansfield's Animal Care and Control shelter along to check out the woods and fields alongside you!

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  13. Watercolor Workshop (13Y+)

    October 15, 2022, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    Do you have a desire to embrace your inner artist? If so, then you will enjoy this hands-on watercolor workshop. Focus on learning techniques to paint your own loose style watercolor sunflowers. Cover the basics of watercolor and practice how to paint a variety of sunflowers.

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  14. Kids Zone After Dark (6-11Y)

    October 15, 2022, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    Parents, enjoy a night out on a date or catching up with friends! Drop your kids off at the MAC where we'll have a movie, food, open gym, crafts, concessions, and more! A meal is included.

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  15. Boo Bash

    October 28, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Mansfield Activities Center

    Here is a great alternative to going door-to-door. Bring the family to the MAC for a night of trunk-or-treating and Halloween candy!

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  16. Barks & Rec Hiking Class (14Y+)

    October 29, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    The pups are back, and ready for a new challenge! Our popular Barks & Rec program, which pairs participants with shelter dogs, is returning for fall and heading to the trails. Sign up to take a hike through Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park and bring a dog from Mansfield's Animal Care and Control shelter along to check out the woods and fields alongside you!

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Public Meetings

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission

    October 3, 2022, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  2. Zoning Board of Adjustment

    October 5, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  3. Mansfield Commission for the Arts

    October 6, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    @
    Parks Administration Building Community Room

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  4. Keep Mansfield Beautiful Commission

    October 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Chris W. Burkett Service Center Training Room

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  5. Regular City Council Meeting

    October 10, 2022, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  6. Mansfield Public Library Advisory Board

    October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Library Program Room A

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  7. Historic Landmark Commission meeting

    October 13, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    City Hall > City Hall Council Chamber

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  8. Planning & Zoning Commission

    October 17, 2022, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  9. Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation meeting

    October 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  10. Regular City Council Meeting

    October 24, 2022, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Council Chamber

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  11. Historic Preservation Advisory Board

    October 27, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    @
    Mansfield Historical Museum

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