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

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS,
and their families are CONNECTED to the community

upcoming events

Jan
21
Sat
Storrs Winter Farmers Market @ Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield Public Library
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Storrs Winter Farmers Market offers Mansfield and its neighbors access to fresh, locally-grown foods all through the winter.

The Winter Market is open twice a month from December through April.

Jan
22
Sun
Open House at Oak Grove Montessori @ Oak Grove Montessori School
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Open House for prospective parents. Check out OGMS’s website.

Jan
24
Tue
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Mansfield Public Library @ Mansfield Public Library
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This year the Lunar New Year falls on January 28, and it’s the Year of the Rooster. Come listen to some legends about Rooster and other animals of the zodiac, plus enjoy crafts and activities that celebrate this important and colorful festival.

Check out this event, and see the library’s calendar here.

Jan
27
Fri
HMS Pinafore @ Jorgensen Auditorium
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

UConn Opera is proud to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore.

H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), or the Lass That Loved a Sailor, was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and their first major success. The action takes place aboard the British Warship H.M.S Pinafore at anchor off Portsmouth, England. Captain Corcoran’s daughter, unbeknownst to him, falls in love with one of his dashing sailors even though her hand has been promised to Sir Joseph Porter, The First Lord of the Admiralty. The lovers experience rough seas but in classic Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love levels all ranks! The show includes memorable songs such as “When I Was a Lad,” “I’m the Captain of the Pinafore,” and many more. All aboard, while we sail through the trials and tribulations of young love, nautical nuttiness and merry melodies!

The operetta is led by bass-baritone, Anthony Leathem, who plays the role of Captain Corcoran. Leathem has been performing for audiences in and around the UCONN community for nearly four years. Leathem’s depiction of Captain Corcoran is just the latest in his extensive performing career. Leathem was recently named one of the graduate winners of the UCONN Concerto Competition and he will also perform the title role in Le nozze di Figaro this coming March. In April, he will make his return to Hartford Opera Theater to sing the baritone roles in David Wolfson’s, The Faith Operas. Also leading the cast is tenor Spencer Reeese, playing the role of the handsome sailor Ralph Rackstraw. Reese was last seen on the UCONN stage as Monostatos in the university’s Spring 2013 production of Die Zauberflöte. After graduating from UCONN he earned a Master’s degree in opera stage direction at the Eastman School of Music. Reese now spends his summers in residence with Ohio Light Opera where he is the choreographer as well as a performer for the seven-show repertory season. The rest of this large and talented cast draws from the undergraduate and graduate programs: Jon Dyson, Michael McAvoy, Tyler Panek, Sandra Marante, Caroline O’Dwyer and Judy Bowers. The creative and production team includes Michelle Hendrick, Dr. Brett Hodgdon and Dr. Constance Rock.

Jan
29
Sun
HMS Pinafore @ Jorgensen Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

UConn Opera is proud to present Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore.

H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), or the Lass That Loved a Sailor, was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and their first major success. The action takes place aboard the British Warship H.M.S Pinafore at anchor off Portsmouth, England. Captain Corcoran’s daughter, unbeknownst to him, falls in love with one of his dashing sailors even though her hand has been promised to Sir Joseph Porter, The First Lord of the Admiralty. The lovers experience rough seas but in classic Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love levels all ranks! The show includes memorable songs such as “When I Was a Lad,” “I’m the Captain of the Pinafore,” and many more. All aboard, while we sail through the trials and tribulations of young love, nautical nuttiness and merry melodies!

The operetta is led by bass-baritone, Anthony Leathem, who plays the role of Captain Corcoran. Leathem has been performing for audiences in and around the UCONN community for nearly four years. Leathem’s depiction of Captain Corcoran is just the latest in his extensive performing career. Leathem was recently named one of the graduate winners of the UCONN Concerto Competition and he will also perform the title role in Le nozze di Figaro this coming March. In April, he will make his return to Hartford Opera Theater to sing the baritone roles in David Wolfson’s, The Faith Operas. Also leading the cast is tenor Spencer Reeese, playing the role of the handsome sailor Ralph Rackstraw. Reese was last seen on the UCONN stage as Monostatos in the university’s Spring 2013 production of Die Zauberflöte. After graduating from UCONN he earned a Master’s degree in opera stage direction at the Eastman School of Music. Reese now spends his summers in residence with Ohio Light Opera where he is the choreographer as well as a performer for the seven-show repertory season. The rest of this large and talented cast draws from the undergraduate and graduate programs: Jon Dyson, Michael McAvoy, Tyler Panek, Sandra Marante, Caroline O’Dwyer and Judy Bowers. The creative and production team includes Michelle Hendrick, Dr. Brett Hodgdon and Dr. Constance Rock.

Feb
3
Fri
Annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance @ Rome Ballroom, UConn
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

http://maps.uconn.edu/m/info/ROME

Spend an evening of dancing and fun with that special girl(s) in your life! This event is open to any Parent/Guardian and daughter. Pre-registration is encouraged. Daughters are free!

$25 for resident Parent/Guardian before Jan. 27 $35 for non-resident Parent/Guardian before Jan. 27 $35 for resident Parent/Guardian between Jan. 27-Feb. 2 $45 for non-resident Parent/Guardian between Jan. 27-Feb. 2 $40 day of for residents at the door $50 day of for non-residents at the door

Feb
4
Sat
Storrs Winter Farmers Market @ Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield Public Library
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Storrs Winter Farmers Market offers Mansfield and its neighbors access to fresh, locally-grown foods all through the winter.

The Winter Market is open twice a month from December through April.

Feb
9
Thu
After School Fun- Valentine Crafts @ Mansfield Public Library
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Drop in after school for some sparkly valentine fun. Cards, decorations, coloring for all ages.

Feb
10
Fri
Family Inner Tube Family Fun Night @ Mansfield Community Center
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us this winter for some fun Family Fun Nights at the Mansfield Community Center. There are giant inflatables in the gym and in the pool, ping pong, inflatable pool floats, tot toys, puzzles, community room drop-in games, open gym, poolside basketball and more! No pre-registration required.

Feb
11
Sat
Cardboard Explosion! At the Ballard @ Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am

**Performances at 11 AM and 2 PM**

Cardboard Explosion! brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of the imagination. With help from the audience, Puppet Showplace Theater Resident Artist Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before the audience’s eyes.

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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