History & Tourism

Kingwood Expands Entire Family Offerings

18 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield has always been a special place for kids and their parents.

Many Richland County and area children, even those who are now seniors, have rich memories of visits to that magical place in their youth — seeing the flowers and, of course, feeding the peacocks!

Kingwood has recently expanded its programs for the entire family. Below are a handful taking place through the end of May; click on any for more information and/or online registration. More…

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History & Tourism

Time For An Awesome April In Richland County

5 Apr , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Been there, done that? Come back for a special event! Our top attractions have events happening this April that will make a visit to Richland County an experience like no other. The staff of professionals and volunteers at your favorite attractions are filled with experts in their field. These experts can’t wait to share their knowledge with you to help make your trip special: stargaze with local astronomers, learn from master glass artists and gardeners, and hunt ghosts with experts in the paranormal.

Explore the natural attractions of Richland and Ashland Counties and learn from expert naturalists, survivalists, and more at the 20th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend (Apr 23 – 25). This year’s theme “Survivor Mohican” will inspire participants to adventure at 10 different sites with scheduled programs and unscheduled adventure. Some programs include birding boat tours, survival classes, gold panning, and raptor photography. More…

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History & Tourism

Kingwood Offering Workshops, Educational Programs During April, May

29 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield’s Kingwood Center Gardens is continuing its mission to share the beauty of its gardens together with horticultural education so you can succeed in your own gardening activities.

To that end, the landmark attraction welcomes visitors to attend workshops and educational programs throughout the year. Some are geared for children, some for “more seasoned” gardeners, and so for the entire family.

Here are several coming up during the month of April and the first part of May. More…

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All About Richland

City Of Mansfield Hosting Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt

21 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The City of Mansfield Park Department is conducting its annual Easter Egg Hunt in a brand-new way this year.

During the Saturday, March 27 event, participants will stay in their cars and the entertainment will come to them — including music, candy, and the traditional visit from the Easter Bunny.

The Hunt will take place in South Park from 12 Noon to 2 PM. Please direct questions to the Parks Department at 419.522.9801 or via email at: [email protected] More…

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All About Richland

Get Ready For A Fun February

30 Jan , 2021  

Our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have shared the following look at events taking place next month as winter continues.

Tired of staring at the same four walls? Don’t wait for warm weather to get you out of the house! Our February calendar is filling up with opportunities to bundle up, mask up, and safely leave home to enjoy the best parts of life in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

Christmas At Kingwood Arrives On Saturday

25 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions.

Christmas at Kingwood will be unique this year in at least two ways. First, it will be the first since the opening of the new Garden Gateway, which is sure to add to the holiday atmosphere and fun. Second, this year’s edition will include reserved times in light of the public health situation.

Destination Mansfield – Richland County describes the event this way: More…

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All About Richland

Winter Wonderland Showcase Added To December Lineup At The Ren

22 Nov , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts is pleased to announce an addition to its December event line-up called ‘Winter Wonderland Showcase.’

The Winter Wonderland Showcase features performers from the Richland Academy of the Arts, Pioneer Performing Arts School, and the Renaissance’s youth troupes MY Theatre (Mansfield Youth Theatre) and RYOT (Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre). Two performances will be held on the Renaissance stage on Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM.

The performance will include selections from The Nutcracker, including a variation on “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and the Chinese, Arabian and Spanish dances. Amongst many other vocal and dance songs will be “Carol of the Bells,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and “Step into Christmas with The Puppini Sisters.” A Rockette number, “The Man with the Bag,” will be featured at the end of the program. More…

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History & Tourism

Some Great Ideas For November In Richland County!

31 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

The temperatures may be dropping, but there is still plenty to do in Richland County.

Get outside and explore the natural wonders of Richland County, or head inside for showstopping performances! Extend Halloween with spooky mini golf and real ghost hunting or get a jump on your Christmas shopping while supporting local businesses.

Extend the spooky season with Mini Golf Spooktacular (Nov 1, 6) at Roselawn Mini Golf, where the course will still be decked out with Halloween decorations, lights, fog, and eerie tunes. Hunt for real ghosts in a decommissioned prison at the Public Ghost Hunt (Nov 28) at the Ohio State Reformatory. Ghost hunters will be divided up based on skill level for tailored experiences for beginners, intermediate, and advanced investigators. More…

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All About Richland

Still A Chance To “Spend Time With The Birds”

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Bird Sanctuary has extended its popular “Spend Time With The Birds” events into October. That’s the good news. The challenging news is that there is only one more of these opportunities available this fall.

These take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 PM until 6 PM, this is a chance for you and your family to view three of the Sanctuary’s birds up close and personal, out of their enclosures. More…

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History & Tourism

Gotta Love Local Fall Traditions!

9 Oct , 2020  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Cool temperatures and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Pumpkins and apples baked into pies. Hayrides, corn mazes, and warm cider. When we just talk about fall, you can smell it, can’t you?

We love our fall traditions here in Richland County because they remind us to slow down during the busyness of the back-to-school season. We all have memories of fall, and each year the season invites us to make new ones with family activities, delicious treats, and Halloween thrills.

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History & Tourism

More Than Pumpkins: Enjoy October In Richland County

4 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Fall is here and more and more events are being added to our calendar. This October, you have a chance to see your choice of live performance indoors and on stage, create art in a new stained glass studio, get your heart racing with blood-chilling scares, and shop till you drop while supporting local artisans, artists, crafters, small businesses, and more!

Live arts are finally back on stage! At the Renaissance Theatre, watch the stage musical Cabaret (Oct 2-4, 9-11), or the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up (Oct 17). The films Hocus Pocus (Oct 24), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct 31) will also be shown on the main stage. If you’re not ready to head indoors for entertainment yet, all events will also be screened simultaneously outside in the Ren Backlot. Now you can choose between watching inside or from the comfort of your vehicle or camp chairs in the parking lot. At the Mansfield Playhouse, catch a performance of the stage play, The Savannah Sipping Society (Oct 23, 24, 30, 31 & Nov 1, 2). More…

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History & Tourism

American Heritage Days This Weekend

30 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The past will come alive in Mansfield’s South Park this October as REACH (Richland Early American Center for History) presents its Fourth Annual American Heritage Days.

Join REACH members on October 3 and 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM to discover what it was like to live in early America during the 18th and 19th centuries from living historical reenactors.

Throughout the day there will be crafts, trades, demonstrations, and activities, including blacksmithing, 18th century bagpipe demonstrations, games and children’s activities, open hearth cooking demonstrations, and civilian and military reenactments. More…

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All About Richland

Meet A Friendly Alpaca

22 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

OK, quick question for you.

What’s the difference between an alpaca and a llama?

Visually, they are quite similar. Though so closely-related that the two can cross breed, alpacas are smaller and were bred not for working, but specifically for their fiber. Alpaca wool is popular for weaving blankets, socks, scarves, and other textiles.

There will be an opportunity later this month to get to know alpacas up close and personal. The National Alpaca Days Open House will be taking place on September 26 and 27 at Shady Lane Farm. More…

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All About Richland

Bubblepalooza On Tap At Two MRCPL Branches

16 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

We all know what bubbles are, but have you ever tried to describe one?

Wikipedia puts it this way: “A soap bubbles is an extremely thin film of soapy water enclosing air that forms a hollow sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few second before bursting, either on their own or on contact with other object.

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library invites you to explore the world of bubbles this month. Not only will participants be blowing bubbles and learning about different kinds of bubbles, but they will also learn a little about what makes a bubble a bubble. More…

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Sports

Honda Indy 200 This Weekend At Mid-Ohio

10 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

After working with the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials to confirm a reschedule date, INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have released the details and protocols for limited spectator attendance at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for this weekend, September 11-13.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order has been granted for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend. Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will be valid for entry. A very limited number of tickets remain for sale at midohio.com on a first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate during the race weekend. More…

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