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  1. Calendar Overlay City Holidays (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Nature Education (6)
  3. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (13)

City Holidays

  1. Christmas Day

    December 25, 2022, All Day

    All offices will be closed.

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Nature Education

  1. Preschool & Home School - Holiday Ornaments (2Y+)

    December 9, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Bring your little one to create a trio of Christmas ornaments. You’ll go home with 3 handmade ornaments- a mini fake terrarium ornament, a reindeer ornament, and an air dry clay Santa ornament!

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  2. Winter Theme Crafts (2Y+)

    December 11, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us for a snow themed craft day. We will be making three different crafts including fluffy snow, a snowflake, and a snow globe!

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  3. Preschool & Home School - Winter Theme Crafts (2Y+)

    December 16, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us for a snow themed craft day. We will be making three different crafts including fluffy snow, a snowflake, and a snow globe!

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  4. Holiday Ornaments (2Y+)

    December 17, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Bring your little one to create a trio of Christmas ornaments. You’ll go home with 3 handmade ornaments- a mini fake terrarium ornament, a reindeer ornament, and an air dry clay Santa ornament!

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  5. Winter Chemistry (5-8Y)

    December 21, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    The days are getting shorter and the weather getting colder! No snow in Texas? No problem! Join us at Oliver Nature Park to make artifical snow & other fun wintry chemistry experiments.

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  6. Winter Chemistry (9-14Y)

    December 21, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    The days are getting shorter and the weather getting colder! No snow in Texas? No problem! Join us at Oliver Nature Park to make artifical snow & other fun wintry chemistry experiments.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Senior Trip - Prairie Lights (55Y+)

    December 6, 2022, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Let's start our evening with dinner at Texas Roadhouse (Dinner is dutch). Then be prepared to be dazzled by Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie at Lynn Creek as we drive through 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path.

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  2. Family Pickleball Night (8Y+)

    December 9, 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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  3. Intro to Trout Fishing (3-16Y)

    December 11, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Katherine Rose Memorial Park

    Catch Rainbow Trout at a Mansfield pond stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife! Useful for experienced anglers as well as kids new to fishing. Learn about bait and lures specific to trout and investigate what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait!

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  4. Senior Trip - Prairie Lights (55Y+)

    December 13, 2022, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Let's start our evening with dinner at Texas Roadhouse (Dinner is dutch). Then be prepared to be dazzled by Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie at Lynn Creek as we drive through 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path.

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  5. Preschool Picassos (1-5Y)

    December 15, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

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

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  6. Grinch Scramble (12-15Y)

    December 16, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Keep your eyes peeled for the Grinch while searching for candy canes with a flashlight! Look high & low while hunting; whoever finds the Grinch wins the grand prize! Music, games, snacks and more.

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  7. Watercolor Workshop (13Y+)

    December 17, 2022, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    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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  8. Jane Austen Day Tea Party

    December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Man House Museum

    Jane Austen's third book was Mansfield Park, so it's only fitting we raise a pinkie and toast one of literature's greatest authors on this, the official International Jane Austen Day! We'll enjoy tea and scones, play some games and more. This is a free event but registration is REQUIRED and spaces are limited!

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  9. Intro to Trout Fishing (3-16Y)

    December 17, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Katherine Rose Memorial Park

    Catch Rainbow Trout at a Mansfield pond stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife! Useful for experienced anglers as well as kids new to fishing. Learn about bait and lures specific to trout and investigate what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait!

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

    December 17, 2022, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    @
    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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  11. Terrarium Workshops (5Y+)

    December 21, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    @
    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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  12. Grinch Holiday Mini Dance Camp (5-12Y)

    December 22, 2022, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Mansfield Activities Center

    Get your Grinch on with jazz, hip hop, games and art all to the tune of the Grinch soundtrack. Don't forget to wear green and red!

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  13. Candy Cane Hunt

    December 22, 2022, 2:22 PM - 3:22 PM
    @
    James McKnight Park East

    We kicked off 2022 with a Tutu 2.2 on 2/22, so we're capping it off with a TOO TOO fun candy cane hunt on 12/22! Free and open to all, come hunt for sweets along the trail and win some fun prizes. No registration required

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