Want to treat your sweety to something special? Check out these great events:
New Kings on the Block: Love is a Battlefield, 10 p.m. Friday (2/8), Club CO2, 616 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Drag show, $5 ages 21 and up.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa Valentine Dance, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday (2/10), Walcott Coliseum, 116 E. Bryant St., Walcott. Music by Jerry Beauchamp of Crawfordsville; $8, free under age 21; Easterniowapolkaclub.ning.com
USA Ballroom Dance, 7:30 to 10:45 p.m. Feb. 16, Rockwell Collins Recreation Center, 400 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. All ages, $6 members $8 non-members, includes tango lesson; wheedance.home.mchsi.com/
“Chocolate and Coffee – The Perfect Pair,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (2/9), Hotel at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trl. NE, Cedar Rapids. For ages 18 and up. Learn about the different elements of coffee and how to truly “taste” chocolate. $12 residents, $13 for non-residents; reservations required at (319) 286-5731 or crrec.org
Valentine’s Menu, Feb. 14, Devotay restaurant, 117 N. Linn St., Iowa City. $50 pris fixe or regular menu offerings; details, Devotay.net Reservations, (319) 354-1001.
Old-Fashioned Valentine Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Saturday (2/9), The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Program on 20th century Valentines, make one to give or keep. For all ages over 4; $3 in advance, email email@example.com or call (319) 362-1501, Ext. 11.
Teddy Bear Valentine’s Sleepover, 10 a.m. Wednesday (2/13), Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha. Kids can drop off teddy bears or other beloved stuffed animals between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; bears will be photographed at their party; owners return at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to pick up their animals and have treats. Information: (319) 393-1414 or Hiawathalibrary.com
“Valentine’s on the Hilltop: Songs on the Seven Sides of Love,” 8 p.m. Feb. 14, University Center Commons, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids. Free; features Cedar Rapids native Austin Kness, baritone; his wife, Susannah Biller-Kness, soprano; and Tony Nickle, pianist; art songs and arias that capture the many faces of love. Information: (319) 363-1323, Ext. 1021.
Couples Massage Workshop, 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, Shores Event Center, 700 16th St. NE, Cedar Rapids. $150 per couple, ages 18 and up, by Feb. 14 at (319) 775-5367 or Shoreseventcenter.com/rsvpmaker/couples-massage-workshop/
“Be Mine, Katie-tine,” 7 p.m. Friday (2/8), 4 p.m. Saturday (2/9), Hotel at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trl. NE, Cedar Rapids; “Little Rascals” style adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” $12 residents, $13 non-residents, reservations required at (319) 286-5731 or crrec.org Includes dessert.