ALL MANSFIELD CHILDREN, ages birth to eight, are HEALTHY,

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS,
and their families are CONNECTED to the community

upcoming events

Aug
24
Wed
Wonderful Wednesday at the Library @ Mansfield Public Library
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver.

Aug
26
Fri
Fourth Friday Paint Night @ Mansfield Community Center
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each parent and child must register separately and will paint on separate canvases. Bring your family or friends and make painting together at Mansfield Community Center’s Family Friendly Monthly Paint Nights. We will use acrylic paint, so dress for a mess. Each participant will take home a 16 x 20 painted canvas. Participants will learn about a famous artist and create a painting inspired by their art. We provide supplies and step –by –step instruction. Participants are welcome to bring family friendly refreshments for break time. (1 hour of painting, 15 minute snack break, 45 minutes of painting to complete project)

Aug
27
Sat
Saturday Storytime @ Mansfield Public Library
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Our weekly all-ages story time.

Aug
31
Wed
Wonderful Wednesday at the Library @ Mansfield Public Library
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stories, songs and simple crafts for young children with a caregiver.

Sep
10
Sat
Emergency Preparedness Day! @ Mansfield Community Center
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Community Center for an afternoon of fun and useful info.  Climb aboard a fire truck and check out the Public Works truck!  Dress up in real firefighter gear!

Important information for all ages about being prepared for fire, natural disaster, and other emergencies, featuring:

Mansfield Fire Department * Mansfield Emergency Management * UConn Emergency Management * Eversource * American Red Cross * Eastern Highlands Health District

Sep
17
Sat
Words, Words, Words! Fun with Shakespeare @ Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield Public Library
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm

This interactive workshop provides families with a fun, handson introduction to Shakespeare. Kids explore the language for themselves, using movement and voice to experience the language in an active, creative, and lively way. No prior experience with Shakespeare necessary! This is a great opportunity to families to learn together. Suitable for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.

Sep
18
Sun
Celebrate Mansfield! @ Town Square
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership organizes an annual festival which is funded through generous sponsorships from local businesses and community members. The 12th annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival was the largest ever with 120 Mansfield businesses and organizations participating, over 95 booths, 250 volunteers, and over 4,000 visitors! Highlights of the 2015 event included cooking demonstrations, games, arts, food booths by local restaurants, and lively musical entertainment by Pearl and the Beard.

Sep
30
Fri
Entwyned Early Music @ Mansfield Public Library
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Entwyned Early Music features lutes, Baroque flute, and viola da gamba. Three professionally trained musicians perform music of great early composers 1600-1750 including Bach, Handel, Telemann, Dowland, and Johnson. The performers share with their audiences the historical, social, and aesthetic contexts of the music and information about their instruments.

Oct
23
Sun
Brunch & Silent Auction @ Chaplin Fire House
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mt. Hope Montessori School’s annual silent auction and brunch!  Find some great deals in advance of the holidays and support this lovely community school.  Mimosas, delicious brunch, and live music!

Email Avery Lenhart at mthopemontessori@snet.net for tickets.

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All parents have lots of questions and lots of answers about a wide variety of issues. Below are some frequently asked question and answers generated by Mansfield parents.

As our name implies, Mansfield Advocates for Children (MAC) is strongly involved in advocating for common sense policies that stand to benefit children and their families.

MAC works to implement the Mansfield’s Plan for Young Children, which addresses coordinated strategies to ensure that all Mansfield children birth through eight years old are healthy, successful learners, and their families are connected to the community.

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FAQs

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Issues of Importance to MAC and Our Families

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MAC: A collaborative of parents, educators, and interested citizens