Jan. 14—MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Community Center is hosting an open house starting today through Sunday, complete with activities the whole family can enjoy.
The open house at the community center — which is located at 10 S. Eagleville Road — is free for all and open to residents of any town.
Because of the pandemic, Mansfield has an indoor mask requirement for all, regardless of vaccination status, and social distancing is required.
The Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the event to raise awareness of all that it offers.
" With this being a time of year that folks typically join, we like to make sure folks are aware of us as an option," said Mansfield Parks & Recreation Director Jay O'Keefe.
Attendees will be able to use the center's facilities.
This includes swimming and physical therapy pools, a fitness center, dance/ aerobics room, teen center as well as a sitting room with computers and internet access.
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Open house events scheduled include:
—Today is PAW Patrol Family Fun Night from 4: 30 to 7: 30 p. m.
Chase and Skye, characters from the PAW Patrol television series, will make special guest appearances from 5:30 to 6: 30 p. m.
Children will also have the opportunity to color with police from the Mansfield Resident State Troopers' Office.
Mansfield Animal Control will provide information on pet adoption.
Information will also be provided on the Helping Hands Grant. The grant provides child care and food assistance for Mansfield families in need.
The Family Fun Night also includes a preview on the town's summer camps from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p. m.
Attendees can enter into a drawing for one free week for one child at Camp Mansfield this summer.
—Saturday is the kid's triathlon, family paint day and youth resistance-training orientation.
Free child care will be available from 9 a. m. to noon so parents can fit in a workout of their own. Child care is available for children ages 1-7. The parent/ guardian must remain on site.
—Sunday brings swim evaluations for children, a beginner French class for adults and a winter animal-tracking program for all ages.
Free child care is also available from 9 a. m. to noon.
O'Keefe encourages everyone to attend the open house. "It's definitely going to be fun," he said. " It's a great opportunity to connect with people in the community and find out what parks and rec has to offer."
Complete facility hours and a complete listing of event times is available on the Town of Mansfield's website at mansfieldct. gov.