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You may choose to spend Valentine’s Day with someone special, share it with friends or enjoy the day on your own. Here are a few local events that with make the day one to remember.
Valentine’s in the Garden
Saturday, Feb. 10, 7-11 p.m. Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the most romantic spot in Atlanta. Stroll through the tropical conservatories, sample heart-melting treats from the city’s top caterers, sip specialty cocktails from cash bars and dance to live music. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 30309. Visit atlantabg.org for further info.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Decatur Active Living. There’ll be music, arts and crafts, refreshments and much more. Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030. City of Decatur’s Active Living Division, 404-377-0494; beactivedecatur.com.
iHeart Bingo and Drama Skit
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m. Get your friends together for this fun-filled afternoon of bingo, food and laughter. C. Freeman Poole Senior Center’s very own Footloose Players Drama Club will perform a comical skit and a light lunch will be served. Cost is $6 for Cobb residents, $8 for non-residents; this is a fundraiser to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Center. Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Rd., Smyrna 30082, 770-801-3400; cobbcounty.org.
Romance from 50 to Forever
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10-11:50 a.m. This class, designed for people in their 50s and beyond, is held every Wednesday at the Lou Walker Center. Explore ways to have a happy, healthy and harmonious relationship, whether you’re married, in a long-term relationship, widowed, divorced or single. Lou Walker Center, 2538 Panola Rd., Lithonia 30058, 770-322-2900; louwalkercenter.com.
Stories from the Heart
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We all have inspirational stories that warm our heart. Let’s share them. Led by Debbie Morgan with a great lunch from Taco Mac. Cost is $10 for Cobb residents, $12 for non-residents; this is a fundraiser to benefit West Cobb Senior Center. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy., Powder Springs, 30127, 770-528-8200; cobbcounty.org.
Valentine DIY Treasures and Treats
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Join Leah Wilson and Terri Carter from Cobb County/UGA Cooperative Extension Services for some Valentine do-it-yourself. Leah will lead the group by demonstrating how to recycle mason jars into cute gifts, while Terri will show how to prepare some Valentine goodies. Supplies are provided for this “hands-on” activity. Cost is $5 for Cobb residents, $6 for non-residents. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064, 770-528-5355; cobbcounty.org.
A Very Vegas Valentine
Friday, Feb. 16, 8-10 p.m. Doors and piano bar open at 7 p.m. Sometimes, what happens in Vegas…comes to Marietta! Hometown girl and Las Vegas headlining singer Laura Wright returns to Marietta with her fiancé and Las Vegas headlining comedian Anthony Padilla for a night of laughter, song, stories and romance. This is an 18+ show with special ticket pricing for couples. Tickets are $35, main floor; $25, balcony; and $60 for couples. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 Park Square, Marietta 30060, 770-293-0080; earlsmithstrand.org.