Calendar of events

Calendar of events
Aug
18
Fri
Moonlight Movie – The Jungle Book @ Betsy Patterson Square
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
21
Mon
Family Eclipse Party @ Mansfield Public Library
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
30
Wed
First Day of School K-4
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Aug
31
Thu
First Day of School Pre-K
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sep
6
Wed
September MAC Meeting @ Mansfield Senior Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
9
Sat
Puppet Building workshop for Celebrate Mansfield Parade – ANT PARADE @ Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free event, please register!

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build over-life-size puppets of army ants and their associated species (“guests”) for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade and a special Ant Migration Pageant with the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band in Storrs, Connecticut. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. Workshop participants will be invited to parade with the Army Ant puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade on Sunday, September 17 at noon (line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. at Farrell Field near the Post Office), and then perform in the Ant Migration Pageant, an open-air community spectacle directed by Sara Peattie incorporating the giant puppets and music by the Hartford Hot Several to tell the exciting story of army ants and their “guests.” These events are all part of the 14th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival.

Storrs Farmers Market @ Mansfield Town Hall
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Storrs Farmers Market is a certified farmers market, meaning that everything sold at the Market is grown or produced here in Connecticut.

The offerings change with the seasons- come see what’s here for the Harvest!

Sep
10
Sun
Puppet Building workshop for Celebrate Mansfield Parade – ANT PARADE @ Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free event, please register!

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build over-life-size puppets of army ants and their associated species (“guests”) for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade and a special Ant Migration Pageant with the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band in Storrs, Connecticut. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. Workshop participants will be invited to parade with the Army Ant puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade on Sunday, September 17 at noon (line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. at Farrell Field near the Post Office), and then perform in the Ant Migration Pageant, an open-air community spectacle directed by Sara Peattie incorporating the giant puppets and music by the Hartford Hot Several to tell the exciting story of army ants and their “guests.” These events are all part of the 14th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival.

Family Fun Night at the MCC! @ Mansfield Commuity Center
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come on down to the MCC for inflatables in the gym, pool toys, tot games, puzzles, and drop-in games.

Sep
12
Tue
Toddler Trails and Tales @ The Audubon Center at Pomfret
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Center volunteer and mom of three, Melissa Telford will entertain your toddlers with stories, activities and fun along our trails. Wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee per child/per day: $5 CAS members; $7 non-members.