February will be cold. If you like cold weather, then we have some great outdoor activities to tell you about. And if the cold is not your thing, we also have plenty of indoor events to give you something to look forward to during this chilly time of year. With the help of Destination Mansfield – Richland County, here’s a list of things to check out in the upcoming month:
Richland Public Health is offering multiple Winter Hikes for Health on Saturday, February 8 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, including a special guided hike that begins at 10:00 AM.
Novice and expert challenges await for both ski and snowboard at Snow Trails annual Big Air Competition, sponsored by the Snow Trails Ski Shop. This event will take place under the lights on the Mt. Mansfield Slope at 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 8. Open to all skiers and snowboarders. At 9:00 PM, Zack Attack! performs in the Snowflake Loft. Full details available here.
Party time! Don’t miss the The 59th Annual Ski Carnival (February 22 & 23) at Snow Trails. The slopes and parks will attract many, and the Carnival even more, as Snow Trails gears up for an expected 5,000 visitors. There are spectator and kid-friendly events. Pre-sale tickets are available for Shucking Bubba LIVE at Snow Trails at 9:00 PM (February 22). This high-energy cover band will bring the groove to you. All the details are here.
Sunday brunch is back and better than ever. Jazz & Eggs at Black Dog Tavern (Bellville) on February 2, 9, 16 and 23 features Damian & Dane, Ambassadors of the Great American Song, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM along with a brunch buffet.
Enjoy food, wine, and entertainment with Peter Conrad LIVE at Hudson & Essex (downtown Mansfield) on February 8 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Free family event with David FitzSimmons at Main Street Books (downtown Mansfield) on February 8 at 2:00 PM. FitzSimmons, a Bellville author, has just released a new board book about birds; he’ll give a short family-focused, kid-friendly presentation and then there will be activities and a book signing.
Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge will also be hosted by Main Street Books (downtown Mansfield); attendees are encouraged to bring their own writing for the open mic, or just come to listen.
Discover Downtown Mansfield with February’s First Friday Shop Hop (February 7). Over 50 businesses gather to celebrate our community.
Warm your soul with the arts. Mansfield Symphony Orchestra: Revolutions (February 8) at the Renaissance Theatre will take you back into the revolutionary year of 1917. Shostakovich’s 12th Symphony, performed side-by-side with the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, showcases a dramatic narrative with mastery of symphonic form. Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies at the Mansfield Playhouse will surely bring some belly laughs (February 28 & 29). Two Shakespearian actors, Jack and Leo, decide to impersonate two long-long nephews who are heirs to a dying old woman’s fortune…and then realize the heirs are actually nieces. Annie Get Your Gun (February 1 & 2) by the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will bring the Wild West to life.
If the kiddos are tired of being cooped up, take them somewhere fun to play. Get up close and personal with our flying friends at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary during Avian Encounters (every Saturday). Music & Movement at the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum (every Friday) is the perfect escape from the winter blues, or try their Art Class (every Thursday). And don’t miss the Teddy Bear Concert: Little Red Riding Hood (February 9) at the Renaissance Theatre.
Be sure to check out Destination Mansfield – Richland County’s calendar of events for all the details and more Richland happenings!
Source, Photo: Destination Mansfield – Richland County