Love is in the air. Or hopefully, it will be for you, by the time Feb 14th rolls around. It’s a great time to show a little extra love to that special someone in your life. Or, if you are rocking life solo, go ahead and show a little extra love to yourself, you beautiful soul, you!
I’ve gathered up a few ideas to make that time of love unique. Whether you’re married, single, or somewhere in between, 417 land has all kindsa fun to be had in the month of L O V E.
Date Night Pottery Wheel Mug Throwing
If you’re a product of the 80’s then I’m sure you too picture that famous scene from Ghost when you think of romantic pottery throwing. I can currently hear Unchained Melody in my brain as I type about this pottery date night.
Anyway, if getting your hands dirty with your date sounds like a fun time, this one’s for you.
Art Zone in Nixa will be hosting this event. You and your boo will each get to create and glaze a piece of pottery on the wheel (and maybe even recreate that Ghost scene).
Feb 12th and 13th. Check out all the deets here.
All my single ladies, all my single ladies. And men too. You can get in on this one and treat yo self!
The adorable little town of Fair Grove is having a Chocolate Walk on Feb 13th.
Take a stroll down their historic Main St and sample your way through chocolate goodness that the shops and merchants will be spoiling you with.
All the info is here.
Couples Line Dancing – Learn to Two Step!
For those of you looking to work off all that chocolate you’ve consumed in the spirit of the holiday, get your boots on and get ready to show off your moves on the dance floor!
True North Movement will be teaching you and your partner the two-step on VDay weekend.
The dancing won’t be starting until 8:15, so you’ll have plenty of time to wine and dine before heading over to the Marshfield Community Center to bust a move.
Mosey on over here for more info.
Heart of Ozark Gala 2021
If you’d like to spread the love even further, take your beloved out on a fabulous date that also benefits the Heart of the Ozarks.
On Feb 13th in Ozark, you’ll get the all star treatment with valet parking, red carpet photo entry, dining, dancing, and more. And you’ll leave with a heart full of all the warm fuzzies from contributing to a great cause.
Historic River District has thought of every detail to make this Gala a night you won’t forget.
Read more about it here.
Valentine’s Dinner at Finley Farms
For the ultimate intimate dinner, make sure to reserve your ticket for Finley Farms Valentine Dinner.
Finley Farms is setting up just 11 tables per night (Feb 13th and 14th) to create a romantic setting in their restored 1930’s picturesque brick building.
You and yours will be treated to a four course dinner, live music, cocktails, and more. You can also impress your date even more by adding on a bottle of wine or a floral bouquet.
Get more info and grab your tickets here.
Trivia Night: ValenSteins Day Edition
If the laid back scene is more your style, check out the trivia night at Frank ‘n’ Steins in Nixa.
Couples only for this event. Make sure to bring your competitive spirit and maybe the nerdiest date you can find so you have a chance of winning that trivia.
In addition to the trivia, couples can shoot some pool (perfect opportunity to snuggle up to your date to teach them how to handle that pool stick), grab a few beers, eat some Valentines Day dinner specials, and much more.
Click here for their info.
Masquerade Valentine Party
Put a little mystery in your romance by going out to a masquerade!
The Venue at Stockton Lake will be hosting this event on their 25,000 acre oasis. Tickets include dinner, a character in the mystery (or help solve), a red rose, and chocolates.
Soulfire Marriage Conference
Even the most perfect marriage has room for improvement. What’s more romantic than taking your betrothed on a weekend filled with ways to bring you closer?
This conference not only has all the tools to strengthen your marriage, it’s also finishes off the weekend with a retro prom!!!
The conference is two incredible days of speakers, worship, workshops, and finishes up on Saturday night with dinner and dancing.
Talk it over with your bride (or groom) and then get all the info/tickets here.
The Marriage of Your Dreams Conference
Another great event for the married peeps out there is happening over in Nixa.
Learn from marriage counselor, and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp during Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Then, on Sunday night, put those newly learned skills into practice by taking your spouse on a date while the conference provides free childcare.
Secure your spot here.
And Much, Much, More
I’ve covered just a few of the Valentines happenings in 417 land. Pick your fave, or find something else that suits you. Most importantly, make sure to take advantage of the time and celebrate some love.