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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All About Richland

Two New Shows Added To The “Ren Backlot”

2 Sep , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre has added two September shows to its summer drive-in series called the “Ren Backlot.

These events consist of film screenings, sing-alongs, and live performances featuring local talent in the back parking lot of the theatre; food trucks and concessions are often on-site. The added concerts are Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Sound on September 11 and 12 at 8:30 PM, and When You Wish Upon a Star: Disney in Concert on September 25 and 26 at 8:00 PM. These additional concerts are part of the Avita Innovation Concert Series. More…

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History & Tourism

A Super September Is Here

1 Sep , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

The Dog Days of Summer are coming to an end, which means it’s time to say hello to cooler temperatures and usher in Fall. On our September calendar, you’ll find some fan-favorite events, the chance to learn more about local history, and plenty of arts & entertainment.

Some fan-favorite events are still on the calendar! Tickets are officially on sale for the Acura Sports Car Challenge (Sept 25-27) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Get ready to shop till you drop, the beloved Prairie Peddler Marketplace is still set for September and October (Sept 26-27, Oct 3-4) in Butler, Ohio. New guidelines will be in place to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the festival. More…

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All About Richland

The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park.

The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. More…

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All About Richland

Saturday Is Family Friendly Bird Day

14 Feb , 2020  

This Saturday, Gorman Nature Center (GNC) in Mansfield is offering a Family Friendly Bird Day full of activities to engage and excite kids and adults alike. This is a great wintertime opportunity to connect with nature! Here are the planned activities: More…

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All About Richland

Upcoming Nature Events To Put On Your Calendar

4 Feb , 2020  

The Richland County Park District has a lot of great events planned for 2020 at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield. Most of the events are free and designed for the whole family. We are lucky to have such a great space in our backyard – make sure to mark your calendar for some of these fun and educational programs! More…

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History & Tourism

February Outdoor Fun and Indoor Coziness

28 Jan , 2020  

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: More…

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