Ontario Offering Swim Lessons This Summer

28 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that the last of winter is behind us (hopefully!), attention is turning to an Ohio summer and plans for fun and family.

One of the traditional parts of summer for young children is swimming, and swimming lessons are being offered this year by the City of Ontario Recreation Department.

To be eligible to participate, youth need to have completed Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth grade this past academic year. Two sessions are on offer, both in the afternoon — 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. More…

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Artapalooza Fine Arts Festival Through Wednesday

22 Mar , 2021  

Mid-Ohio Conference Center

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is holding its annual Artapolooza Fine Arts Festival through this Wednesday at the MOESC Conference Center at 890 W. Fourth Street in Mansfield.

The gallery will be open from Monday, March 22 through Wednesday, March 24 from 8 AM to 7 PM. Masks and social distancing will be required.

The art awards presentation will be done virtually. A slideshow presentation and gallery walk will be available to view on Mid-Ohio ESC’s website at the conclusion of the event. More…

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Renaissance Theatre Announces Free Online Classroom For Kids In Grades K-12

9 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Renaissance Theatre will offer a new series of REN-Spiration Classroom sessions beginning the week of February 22.

The series will feature classes which are formatted as a four-week series of offerings, with participants meeting once a week for four weeks. Class sessions are scheduled during times which allow families the opportunity to explore the arts while accommodating other winter activities.

REN-spiration Classroom provides a variety of educational theatre activities designed with creativity in mind. The series, coordinated by Renaissance Resident Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, expanded its offerings to the community in a series of live “classes,” originally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More…

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Submissions Sought For Artapolooza

22 Feb , 2020  

Painting, creating, performing and more. Area students are invited to share their artistic talents at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s annual Artapolooza festival. This year it will take place March 31st through April 2nd at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center (890 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield). Students from all area schools, not just MOESC member districts, are all welcome to submit projects for the festival. More…

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Grants Available To Help Nonprofits Provide Summertime Fun

9 Feb , 2020  

Nonprofit agencies who provide safe, fun-filled activities for Richland County children during the summer months can apply for a grant to help fund their programs. Grants up to $2,500 are available through the Richland County Foundation’s Summertime Kids Grant.

Any 501c3 public charity or government entity and some churches offering programming to youth during the summer months are eligible to apply. More…

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Improv Class To Be Offered Again For Area High School Students

26 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Education Department has announced that it will again offer its Improv Underground program, a free theatre improvisation course which is part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

Improv Underground classes focus on building basic improv skills through group activities, and are open to all students between the ages of 14 and 19. Students are guaranteed to gain self-confidence, improve communication skills, and have fun. More…


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The Year Of The Rat At MRCPL

24 Jan , 2020  

This Saturday, January 25, is the Chinese New Year. The day is China’s largest holiday and it is celebrated by more than 20 percent of the population worldwide. In Chinese culture, each year is characterized by one of 12 animals; and 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which symbolizes wealth and the beginning of a new day.

Youth interested in learning more about Chinese culture have a wonderful opportunity locally; the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library has organized a Chinese Culture Series for grades 6-12. More…


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Little Buckeye and St. Peter’s Partner For New Exhibit

12 Dec , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has announced the grand-opening of their new St. Peter’s Parish Schoolhouse Exhibit.

This exhibit will open to the public on Wednesday, December 18, at 10:00 AM on the second floor of the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum (West Fourth Street, Mansfield). Make plans to come in for a first look at this Montessori-inspired exhibit remodel. More…

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End The Silience: Program Offers Mental Health Support For Students

27 Nov , 2019  

According to NAMI.org, the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in 5 youth between the ages of 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year; only half of these children receive any treatment for their disorder. With suicide listed as the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, mental health education and support is clearly becoming a necessity. NAMI believes that schools have the ability to step in and offer the needed information and support for students. More…

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Lexington Takes First Academic Challenge Competition

13 Nov , 2019  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield recently hosted 32 teams of students from 15 different school districts across the region for the first Academic Challenge (AC) competition.

Leanna Ferreira, coordinator of AC, said this event provides students who excel in the classroom with an opportunity to showcase their strengths and passions while being celebrated for these talents. AC brings learners together as they work towards a common goal of gaining as many points as possible based on the information and trivia they know. More…


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The Unstoppables Camp Is Coming

11 Nov , 2019  

A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp.

Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. More…

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Parents, Kids, And Illegal Substances: Hidden In Plain Sight

7 Nov , 2019  

Local groups are unifying under the theme The Addict’s Family & Friends to present the program Hidden In Plain Sight, which aims to help adults identify where and how illegal substances may be hiding in the home.

The purpose is to empower families and friends of an addicted person; to educate, and equip each advocate with the knowledge and tools necessary to care for the addicted person, to care for oneself, and to work for change on a local level. More…


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Great Food For A Great Cause

3 Oct , 2019  

Richland County 4-H will hold their annual chicken dinner fundraiser Saturday, October 5, from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Richland Rural Life Center (969 E. Crall Road, Mansfield). Dinner includes chicken, side dishes, beverage and homemade ice cream; carry out meals and ice cream quarts will also be available. Full details can be found here. More…

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Kingwood Kids Day: Arts In The Garden

26 Jul , 2019  

Join several community partners for Kingwood Kids Day: Arts in the Garden on August 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Local Teen Named Founding Member Of Conservation Advisory Council

4 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced that 31 students representing 20 counties were selected to serve as founding members of the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) for the upcoming school year. ConTAC will serve as the voice of Ohio’s youth to ODNR and help expand the reach, impact and quality of the agency’s youth initiatives.

One of those founding members is from Richland County. More…

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