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Still haven’t made plans for the long Valentine’s weekend? No worries…here is a preview of some of the fun to be had, whether you have a date with a friend, significant other or your family. There’s a little something for everyone!

 

Feb 13 Dinner of Romance, Miller Nature Preserve, Avon, 5:30–7pm. Dine in the conservatory with music, dinner, dessert. 937.0764 | metroparks.cc

Feb 13 & 14 Studio Theatre Cabaret: I Got Rhythm, Stocker Arts Center, Elyria, 8pm. Acclaimed Cleveland based singer and entertainer Helen Welch and her swingin’ band. Never straying too far from what she does best Helen is nonetheless an exciting improviser and vocalist who finds a way to make songs her own. Songs include “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Mambo Italiano,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “At Last,” “Pick Yourself Up,” “That’s All” and much more! Join Helen and her fabulous trio of musicians this Valentine’s weekend as they tip their hats to a huge variety of music from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musical film and all things in between. $15 Adults, $10 for LCCC students and children. For tickets call 366.4040 | www.stockerartscenter.com

Feb 14 Valetine’s Snowshoeing Hike, Vermilion River Reservation Carriage Barn, 2–3pm. Take a Valentine’s Day stroll on snowshoes. Snowshoes will be provided. 4 inches of snow required; an optional hike will be provided if no snow.  | metroparks.cc

Feb 14 Annual Snowflake Stroll, Jamie’s Flea Market, Amherst, 8am–3pm. Visit vendor booths to get stamps and return for a chance to win prizes. Winners drawn at 3pm. 986.4402 | jamiesfleamarket.com

Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Dinner, Matus Winery, Wakeman, 5pm. Dinner for two for $18. Includes pizza of your choice from Pizza 800, two salads and two canolis. 774.9463 | matuswinery.us

Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Winery Tour, Northcoast Grape Vine Tours, 12–5pm. Day-long excursion to some of the wonderful wineries of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail. Tastings at each winery included, as well as chocolates and lunch. 282.6598 | northcoastgrapevinetours.com

Feb 14 Romance Murder Mystery, Oberlin Inn, 6pm. Romance package complete with Murder, Mystery and Mayhem. Includes superior overnight accommodations, lavish buffet with Prime Rib and Chicken Piccata, fun-filled Jovialities Murder Mystery. Cash bar available. $79 per person plus tax & gratuities based on double occupancy. For reservations call 775.1111  | oberlininn.com

Feb 14 The Motown Experience, Palace Theater, Lorain, 8pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Palace. A great Motown night out for you and your valentine.  All seats $20. 245.2323 | lorainpalace.com

Feb 14 Chocolate and Jazz, Vermilion River Reservation Carriage Barn, 7–9pm. A romantic and relaxing night out at the Carriage Barn. Live music, chocolate, and an outdoor luminary trail! Pre-register and pay $5 at the door. 967.7310 | metroparks.cc

Feb 14 Performance & Improvisation Series: Simon Shaheen, Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Oberlin, 8–10pm. Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles on the oud and violin. 775.8200 | oberlin.edu/artsguide

Feb 15 TrueNorth Big Band Concert: It’s All About Love, Avon High School, 3pm. Join the TrueNorth Big Band as they serenade you through songs such as I’ll Be Seeing You, You Made Me Love You, In the Mood, Star Dust, Lover Man and others. 440.949.5200 | metroparks.cc/truenorth-schedule.php#concerts

Feb 15 Nighttime Stargazing Walk, Wellington Reservation, 6:30–8:30pm. Take some snowshoes or o out on foot to explore the wonders of the Winter Milky Way. Arrive at 6pm for snowshoes. 647.2509 | metroparks.cc

Feb 15 Faculty Recital: Rameau Cantatas, Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin, 3–5pm. Baritone Timothy LeFebvre, violinist Marilyn McDonald, harpsichordist Webb Wiggins, and gambist Catharina Meints share the stage in a performance of two cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau. 775.8200 | oberlin.edu/artsguide

Feb 16 Cabin Fever Fun Day, Sandy Ridge Reservation, North Ridgeville, 12–4pm. A celebration of winter at Sandy Ridge Reservation. Ongoing activities include: self-guided scavenger hunt, snow games, campfire with s’mores, and activities inside the Johnson Wetland Center. Paula Harding from the Greater Cleveland Siberian Husky Club will have sled dogs on display and will hold demonstrations at 1 and 3 pm. We’ll have snowshoe rentals from Noon-3pm, which are $2 per person per hour. Minimum of 4 inches of snow required. 440.326.3626 | metroparks.cc

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