Summer fun (brought to you by various city departments and organizations)

Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

7:30-9:30 a.m. on June 4 and 6-8 p.m. on June 26 at Kayak Launch at Britton Park (106 S. Wisteria St.)

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Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! Explore local lakes with dual-seated kayaks. Enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist. Instruction is given on safety, proper techniques and an eco-friendly approach to paddle sports. Call 817-728-3680


Edible Landscapes

On-Demand Virtual Class

June 5-11

Have the most beautiful landscape and grow your own food at home! Learn about:

* Different plants that can be used in an edible landscape

* Herbs

* Teas

* Vegetables

* Fruits

* Medicinal

* How to create different types of edible gardens

* How to design an edible garden that is pleasing to the eye

* How to care for and harvest your garden

  The class is 45 minutes long and taught by a Tarrant County Master Gardener. You can access this pre-recorded class any time between 8 a.m. on June 5 and 5 p.m. on June 11. Call 817-728-3610


Brick Builders

2-3 p.m. on June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Man House Museum Information Center (604 W. Broad St.)

Children ages 5-12 can build their own LEGO creations brick by brick. Registration is required for each week. To register:


Virtual Yoga for Adults

6-9 p.m. on June 9

Have you ever wanted to try yoga but felt you didn’t know where to start? Well look no further, we have an all-levels yoga class just for you! We will learn first how to breathe and then we will develop strength and flexibility by moving through gentle poses. This class will focus on alignment, balance, and mindfulness. No prior yoga experience is needed. The program is free, but registration is required in order to receive a Zoom link. To register: 227c5rnb


Watercolor Workshop (13Y+)

9:30-11:30 a.m. on June 11 and 25 at Mansfield Activities Center (106 S. Wisteria St.)

This hands-on watercolor workshop focuses on learning techniques to paint your own loose style water color flowers and potted plants. Call 817-728-3680


History Summer Camp

June 13-17 at Man House Museum (604 W. Broad St.)  

Campers going into grades 4-6 will spend time learning about Mansfield history, explore one of the first homes in Mansfield, and participate in hands-on activities as they experience what life was like in the 19th century. This camp is free but reservations are required. Call Amanda Brown at 817-728-3325 for more information or to register your child(ren).


James Wand Magic Show

6-7 p.m. on June 15 at Mansfield Activities Center (106 S. Wisteria St.)

Super spy magician James Wand’s magical show includes clues, secret codes, and lots of magic as the children help him on a top secret mission.


Chess Club

6-7 p.m. on June 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Mansfield Activities Center (106 S. Wisteria St.)

Learn how to play chess or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels are welcome. This program is free with no registration required.


Smart Gardening

On-Demand Virtual Class

June 26-July 11

Create a lush Texas yard by designing your landscape with smart choices and efficiency in mind! The climate in North Texas can be harsh, but lush home landscapes can be created using the right plants and design principles. Whether you want a traditional suburban yard or an extravagant butterfly garden, using native Texas plants and resource conscious design principles can help you get the best yard on the block without too much effort.

Learn about:

* The basic principles of landscape design

* How to take into account the needs and characteristics of your landscape

* The best types of plants to plant for various situations

* How to maintain your landscape and prune plants

* Plants that need less water and maintenance.

  This is a free online event. The class will be 45 minutes long and taught by a Tarrant County Master Gardener. You can access this pre-recorded class any time between June 26-July 11.


For a list of all of the June activities in Mansfield, visit

Donna J. Smiedt