Town of Mansfield, MA, Council On Aging, 255 Hope Street, Mansfield 02048 Phone: (508) 261-7368 Fax: (508) 339-4886

Scheduled Events

MASS AUDUBON WORKSHOPS

HOMESTEAD ACT WORKSHOP

BOSTON SYMPHONY OCHRESTRA

VETERAN COFFEE HOUR

DIAMOND HIEST

ELECTRIC LUNCH

HOLIDAY FAIR


MASS AUDUBON WORKSHOP SERIES
The Mansfield Council on Aging is partnering with Mass Audubon to deliver a series of six (6) educational workshops. The workshops will meet on Thursdays at 1:00 PM at the COA beginning October 5th. These workshops are free and are for people who are 60 and older. Pre-register with Louise at 508-261-7368, as space is limited.

The sessions are presented by Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary staff. The fall series will be introductory lessons to help shape awareness of our natural history and the role the Mansfield Conservation Commission plays in the protection of our natural resources, wildlife and their habitats and open space.

  • October 5th - Wetland 101- What makes a wetland, a wetland?

  • October 12th – Indicator & Keystone Species – Basic biology and physical adaptions certain wildlife develops based on habitat.

  • October 19th – State of Birds & Backyard Birding- Learn about the most common backyard birds and how we can create habitat for them to thrive.

  • October 26th- Invasive 101- The definition of an invasive species.

  • November 2nd –Pollinator Gardens & Native Plants- Participants will learn about pollinator species and the benefits they bring to our communities and how we can protect them.

  • November 9th – What can we do? Positive stories and examples…..
    101- Introduction to the Mansfield Conservation Commission and a discussion why it exits.
Participants are welcome to attend all six workshops or just specific ones. return to menu

HOMESTEAD ACT WORKSHOP
Mansfield homeowners are invited to attend a workshop presented by Norther Bristol County Register of Deeds Barry J. Amaral and his staff about the state’s Homestead Act on Tuesday, October 10th at 9:00 AM at the COA.

Mansfield homeowners will also have the opportunity to file a Declaration of Homestead at this workshop. A Declaration of Homestead offers legal protection to homeowners from unsecured creditors by exempting the first $500,000 of the value a primary residence. All homeowners should consider filling a Declaration of Homestead. The following will be necessary to file a Declaration of Homestead at the this workshop: All persons listed on the property deed must be present; Homeowners should bring with them photo identification; Completed application which will be available at the COA; Check or money or for $36.00 made out to “Registry of Deeds BCND” ($35.00 for the Declaration and $1.00 for the mailing fee).

Pre-registration for this program is required, and home owners of all ages are welcome to attend. For reservations, please call Louise at 508-261-7368. return to menu

BOSTON SYMPHONY OCHRESTRA
On Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 PM members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at the Mansfield Council on Aging. This program is free and requires prior registration, spaces are limited. This concert is open to community members of all ages. For reservations, please call Louise at 508-261-7368. Musical selections will include classical and recent popular music promoting world peace. return to menu

VETERAN COFFEE HOUR
On Wednesday, October 18th, Mansfield Veteran’s Agent, Michael Raymond, will be at the COA at 10:00 AM to discuss benefits and services offered through the state and federal government. He will be able to answer questions that encompass difficult topics such as the following: emergency financial assistance, VA Burial Allowance; obtaining copies of military discharges and custodial services for service records, Please come with your questions and join him for a cup of coffee at this is a free program.return to menu

DIAMOND HIEST
On Friday, October 20th at 6:00 PM, the Friends of the DIC, Council on Aging, the Mansfield Public Library and the Friends of the Library will be hosting an evening of suspense and excitement as the Murder Mystery Company presents Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

This interactive theater program is an entertaining “who-did-it’. It will keep you guessing till the end. Dress in your fanciest evening gowns and suits if you desire. This program is rated PG-13. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets are available for purchase at the Council on Aging or the Mansfield Public Library, for $10.00 per person. Space is limited. return to menu

ELECTRIC LUNCH
The Mansfield Municipal Electric Department and the Council on Aging are holding the annual Electric Safety Luncheon, on Friday, October 27th at 11:30 AM. A presentation on electrical safety will take place after the meal. This program is for Mansfield residents age 60 and older. Each attendee will receive a gift and there will be door prizes awarded. Attendees are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume, but are optional. This program is free and requires prior registration, spaces are limited. For reservations, please call Louise at 508-261-7368. return to menu

HOLIDAY FAIR
The Annual Holiday Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The fair features the sale of vintage costume jewelry, flea market items, seasonal holiday decorations, raffles, high quality hand-crafted quilts, knitted items, doll clothes, and household items and home baked pastries breads and sweets. Lunch,desserts and beverages will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00PM.

The Friends of the DIC is also asking for donations for this event of smaller items starting on Monday, October 30th, and larger items starting on Monday November 6th. Baked goods should be dropped off the morning of the fair after 8:00 AM pre-packed and priced. Donations of costume jewelry are encouraged. VCR tapes, books dvd’s, cd’s clothing and furniture will not be accepted.

HELP IS NEEDED! Additionally, members who wish to volunteers are encouraged to become involved—help is needed throughout the day. Volunteer members are also needed to help with fair set-up and pricing items on Friday, November 17th. For additional information, or to volunteer, please contact Maribell Pergola at 508-261-7368.. return to menu