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Check out all the sweet things to do in Eastern Iowa

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Diana Nollen  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 3:53 pm   ::  

Want to treat your sweety to something special? Check out these great events:

 

ART

Couples and Canvas, 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, Shores Event Center, 700 16th St. NE, Cedar Rapids. $60 ages 18 and up. Shoreseventcenter.com

 

COMEDY

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. Tom Arnold, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 14, Penguins Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $22 advance, $25 door, (319) 362-8133 or Penguinscomedyclub.com

 

DANCE

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/

 

FOOD

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 Pre-Valentines Wine and Chocolate Pairing, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday (2/8), Benz Beverage Depot, 501 Seventh Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $10, reservations at (319) 365-2556 or Benzbeveragedepot.com Valentine’s Day Package, 5 to 9 .m. Feb. 14 and 15, Cedar Ridge Vineyards and Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. Couples’ menu, $59.99; regular menu available. Crwine.com Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, Longbranch Restaurant, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Eddie Piccard Jazz. Valentine’s Dinner and Music, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Brick Arch Winery, 116 W. Main St., West Branch. Blues and jazz by Maas Trio. 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.

 

KIDS

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 office@historycenter.org 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

 

MUSIC

Club Hancher presents jazz sax player Miguel Zenon, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. All ages, $10 to $20, Hancher.uiowa.eduValentine’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.

 

OTHER

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/
Valentine's Day: Cupid's Market, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Newbo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Visitors will enjoy shopping with fine wines, local beers, artisanal cheeses, meats, cupcakes, candies, cookies and more.
 

THEATER

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. “Death by Disco,” 6 p.m. Feb. 14 to March 16, Ox Yoke Inn, 4420 220th Trl., Amana. Old Creamery dinner theater; $45 at 1-(800) 233-3441. Information: Oldcreamery.comDisney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $47 to $67, Orchestra Iowa Box Office, (319) 366-8203, 1-(800) 369-8863 or paramounttheatrecr.com

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