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Disney’s Lion King Jr. Roars Into The Ren

18 Aug , 2017  

The Mansfield Youth Theatre, under the direction of Dauphne Maloney and Brian Nabors, will present Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” at the Renaissance Theatre, September 8th through 10th. In addition to three full performances, the group will also perform a free Sensory-Friendly performance for immediate families of individuals with special needs on September 9th at 1 PM. The event is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. More…

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It’s Blueberry Time In Lexington

17 Aug , 2017  

Here’s a question for you: What’s very blue, very big, and very close to home?

It’s the annual Lexington Blueberry Festival, being held this year from Thursday through Sunday, August 17-20. Family fun abounds at the Festival with popular events such as the 5K and “Glow Run,” the Blue Lights & Bubbles Parade, pageants, car and bike shows, kids rides, craft vendors, live music, and fireworks on Saturday and Sunday evenings. More…

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Unique Exhibition Opens At Mansfield Art Center

15 Aug , 2017  

This past Saturday, a new exhibition opened at the Mansfield Art Center which brings visitors closer to the world of children’s book illustration.

“The Art of Children’s Books” showcases four published artists whose work can be found in children’s books across the world.  Each artist skillfully presents their medium in an engaging and captivating way that speaks to both children and adults alike. More…


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Summer Road Trips: Columbus Food Truck Festival

11 Aug , 2017  

We continue our look at day road trips from Richland County that feature unique events and attractions. As always, this comes with a reminder that some of the best in Ohio are right here at home; a good place to check for these is at Destination Mansfield.

The 7th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival takes place at a new location: on the Scioto Mile Bicentennial Park on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 11:PM. More…

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Friday And Saturday Close To Home

10 Aug , 2017  

A reminder of events taking place in and near Richland County on Friday and Saturday of this week, together with 1812Blockhouse stories: More…

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Sensory Friendly Performances At The Ren

3 Aug , 2017  

The latest edition of the Renaissance Podcast looks at a unique topic: sensory friendly performances.

In the podcast, Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they’re for, how we make them happen, and why we’re doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance.  More…

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Third Annual Pollinator Festival Coming Soon

2 Aug , 2017  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Fourth Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival, which will be held from August 3 through 5 at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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Pick You Own Fruit, Richland County Style

29 Jul , 2017  

What’s better than biting into juicy, flavorful fresh fruit? Picking your own garden fresh fruit! Venture into the great outdoors of Richland County this summer where you can find pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and more! Fruit-picking makes for an enjoyable afternoon with a tasty payoff, so bring your family and friends too for a chance to make lasting memories. More…

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Is The Sun Rising On The Sunset Drive-In?

26 Jul , 2017  

Attempts have been made over the years to bring back the venerable Sunset Drive-In Theatre at the corner of State Routes 309 and 314.

Now, work is underway again to do just that, and people are taking notice. More…

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Snakes And Turtles And Frogs. Oh My!

13 Jul , 2017  

Are you a fan of things that slink or crawl along the ground? If so, this weekend’s Ohio Amphibian and Reptile Festival might be just the place for you!

Do you have questions about what species of snakes are found in Richland County? Do native turtles really spread diseases? Are there any venomous snakes in our area? Have you ever held a live snake, turtle, frog or salamander? More…

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Library Seeking Creators And Makers

19 May , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is kicking off its 2017 Summer Library Program “Build a Better World” with Mansfield’s first Maker Fest.

Maker Fest will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Along with Mansfield Makerspace, we are looking for area makers and creators to participate in this day of discovery, education, recreation, and fun. More…


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May Movies At Main

30 Apr , 2017  

The month of May brings both lighthearted and intriguing film fare to the Community Room of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library downtown. As always, movies are shown at no charge. More…