4 Valentine’s Day events for the budget minded

8 Feb

When we think of Valentine’s day our thoughts are filled with chocolates, rose, hearts and romantic dinners with a special person. That is not all there is to Valentine’s Day. It a day to show friends and loved one you are thinking about them, a day to spend sometime doing things with the whole family and a day to learn a little of the nature and beauty that surrounds us everyday.

The follow is a few events to help celebrate the day:

Family night

Show the kids a little of that Valentine love by taking them to the Crossroad shopping center in Bellevue. The fun there starts at 5 in the evening and last until 9 leaving the parents plenty of time to get the kids home and still enjoy a romantic late evening. While you at the family night you and the kids can enjoy the comedy, juggling and magic of Alex Zerbe; eat free popcorn; play games and do fun Valentine’s Day crafts.

Orchard mason bees

A lecture on bees probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list on Valentine’s Day but maybe it should be on there somewhere. So, if your near the Seattle community Shoreline why not take some time and stop in at Sky nursery where at 11 in the morning you can hear Ray Strelicki talk about the importance of our native orchard mason bee.

On the river, down the road

Down in Seattle suburb of Bellevue you might think about taking your Valentine down to the Bellevue Art Museum to see the Jason Walker exhibits. Jason Walker is a Northwest artist that does magnificent and fanciful ceramic sculptures depicting the natural landscapes and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

PDX Injection

Listening to live bands and dancing is always a good way to end your Valentine’s Day. At the Blue Moon tavern in Settle you can do just that as the evening winds down. At 8:00 three of the Northwest’s up & coming hip hop band will play some toe tapping beats. Cover charge is 5 dollars.

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