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February brings a burst of energy to our community! Join us for fun-filled Valentine’s Day celebrations, romantic date nights, and a variety of happenings that will get you moving and learning something new. Say goodbye to the winter slump and hello to a month of excitement and connection!

The area offers a few special treats you’ll want to sign up for. The Phoenix Brewing Company is hosting a Women Whiskey & Beer Galentine’s Celebration (Feb. 13) at The Spirit Room for ladies who are 21+. Enjoy special cocktails, raffle prizes, networking, and more. Savor a four-course meal at The Wishmaker for Couples (Feb. 14). Learn to make “love potions” in this Valentine’s Day-themed Mixology class at Kingwood Center Gardens (Feb. 15). Plus, FREE First Monday’s are back at Kingwood too! Don’t miss the Dueling Pianos at 1285 Winery (Feb. 17).

Support Local at First Friday Events

Explore downtown during the First Friday Shop Hop (Feb. 2) and visit our independently owned merchants and restaurants. Shop and support local businesses during this recurring monthly event. When was the last time you browsed the shops downtown?

Classes, Classes and More Classes

The Mansfield Art Center offers a variety of classes for all ages that include glass blowing, tufting, and macrame to name a few of the options. This month, learn the art of glass blowing when you sign up to make a Pair of Love Birds (Feb. 2 and Feb. 9) or a flower (Feb. 16 & 23), heart paperweight (Feb. 17), and a whimsical owl (Feb. 24).

Learn to Knit at Alpaca Meadows in this two-hour workshop that introduces the basics of knitting as you learn to make the Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf (Feb. 24).

Get Moving!

Reach your goals, get outside, get moving, and experience the beauty of Mohican with a guided hike to Lyons Falls at Mohican State Park with the Mohican Naturalist (Feb. 2). Take advantage of the Mansfield OH parkrun that continues every Saturday at North Lake Park. Strive to reach your personal best during this weekly event.

Focus on posture and breathing techniques through Hatha Yoga every Tuesday at Kingwood Center Gardens. Yoga is also offered every Wednesday at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

Join the Groundhog’s Day All Ages Skate Contest (Feb. 3) at Stoke Run Skate Park in Butler. Spectators are free. Enjoy food, drink and craft vendors.

Hike for Health at Malabar Farm (Feb.10). Gather at the Visitor Center for a map and delight in exploring the various sites of our beloved state park.

Exercise Your Brain

The Phoenix Brewing Company offers a monthly round of Taproom Trivia (Feb.6) for those who want to stay sharp during the winter.

Theater, Art & Live Music

Women’s Work: Reshaping the Abstract Narrative and Samantha Schneider Root Beer Float: the Simple Pleasures of Childhood exhibits continue on display until February 25th at the Mansfield Art Center.

Disney’s Frozen Jr. comes to life on the stage of the Mansfield Playhouse (Feb. 2, 3, 4). Enjoy this heartwarming story about the strong bond and love between sisters Anna and Elsa who overcome danger, and discover their strength and the true power of sisterhood. Filled with magic, adventure, and humor, this show promises to thaw the coldest of hearts.

The Annual Comedy Benefit Event at the Liederkranz (Feb. 3) returns. Show your support and enjoy an epic night of laughter with the hilarious Steve Iott.

The best-selling solo pianist of our time will perform at the Renaissance Theatre on Feb. 3. Jim Brickman, born in Cleveland, has earned 22 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles. His distinctive piano style and captivating live performances revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music.

The Teddy Bear Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Feb. 18) at the Renaissance Theatre’s 166 venue showcases a contemporary, and interactive, retelling of Peter and the Wolf and features musicians from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra performing with experienced local actors. The concert, geared to children ages 2 to 10, offers an interactive element as well as a relaxed environment and safe sensory-spaces.

Fun for the Family

The area offers plenty of fun activities for the family at the Buckeye Imagination Museum, Kingwood Center, and Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

Little ones will learn essential motor skills and coordination through dancing and other activities performed during the Music & Movement classes with Mr. Mark that are offered every Friday at Buckeye Imagination Museum.

Head to the Mansfield Richland County Public Library on Feb. 3 for free, family-friendly activities, music, lunch, and more in celebration of Black History Month.

Learn about the Owls of Ohio at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on Feb. 10. Listen to a live owl presentation, enjoy owl-themed crafts & activities, and take a short hike at dusk to our Treehouse Classroom!

Looking Ahead

Prepare for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with an informational program at Kingwood Center Gardens (Feb. 22).

Calendar of Events

For the most up-to-date event listings, live music, and other community events, visit our ever-changing Calendar of Events at DestinationMansfield.com. Got a public event to share? Add it to our “Submit an Event” section of the calendar.

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