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

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS,
and their families are CONNECTED to the community

upcoming events

Mar
3
Fri
Family Fun Night at the Community Center @ Mansfield Community Center
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Good times at the MCC! 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.

Mar
4
Sat
Winter Farmers Market at Buchanan Auditorium @ Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield Public Library
Mar 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. The Market is held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Buchanan Auditorium in the Mansfield Public Library.

http://www.storrsfarmersmarket.org/winter

Mar
5
Sun
Mt Hope Montessori Open House @ Mt Hope Montessori School
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come learn more about this wonderful little Montessori school for ages 3-6. Small classes, caring, experienced teachers; enriching curriculum. http://www.mthopemontessori.com/

Take Note! Concert @ St. Mark's Chapel
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm

Concert to benefit St. Mark’s Chapel Music Ministry- http://www.take-note.org/calendar.html

Mar
9
Thu
KODO Japanese drumming at the Jorgensen @ Jorgensen Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

The world’s most popular and celebrated Japanese drum ensemble is back by popular demand. An athletic and intimate duet between man and drum, this dazzling display of precision, dexterity and speed, fused with the spiritual beauty of taiko will lift you out of your seat. You will never spend a more viscerally exciting two hours.

Mar
10
Fri
Recreation Rescue with Parks and Rec @ Mansfield Middle School
Mar 10 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Here is a fun way for your kids to spend a day off from school. This program, held on school staff professional days, includes games, activities and a field trip. Detailed flyers are available at the Community Center and distributed through the schools prior to the date. Program is held at Mansfield Middle School Gymnasium. Space is limited so register early!

Mar
18
Sat
Storrs Winter Farmers Market @ Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield Public Library
Mar 18 @ 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. The Market is held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Buchanan Auditorium in the Mansfield Public Library.

http://www.storrsfarmersmarket.org/winter

Creative kid/parent night out @ Mansfield Community Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Parents work hard and need a night off! Drop off your children for an evening of fun including pizza and drinks and an art project with Instructor Reagan O’Reigaekn. Children will also play games and have access to the teen center. Space is limited so register early!

Mar
25
Sat
Bus trip to Boston with Mansfield Parks and Rec @ Bus leaves from Tolland Commuter Lot at Exit 68 off of I-84
Mar 25 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Plan a fun day in Boston! We’ll take you to Boston, drop you off at several locations and pick you up at a pre-determined location at the end of the day. The bus will drop off at the following locations and public transportation is available for many others; info can be found at www.mbta.com • Boston Flower Show: Held at the Seaport World Trade Center, this year’s theme is Superheroes of the Garden! For more info and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.bostonflowershow.com • Boston Science Museum: Trip-goers can easily spend an entire day exploring this museum. For more info about exhibits and special events and to purchase advance tickets, check out www.mos.org • Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall: Trip-goers can walk around, shop and get great food at this historic area in Boston. More information can be found at www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com

Puppet Show: Word Play @ Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am

**Performances at 11 AM and 2 PM**

Word Play uses clowning and puppetry to take audiences on an adventure through the alphabet. Audiences can make friends with vowels, teach tricks to a “C-A-T” and “D-O-G,” and visit a Word Zoo full of surprises. It’s the perfect blend of education and entertainment- a play on words, literally!

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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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Issues of Importance to MAC and Our Families

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