Start planning your Valentine's Day in Happy Valley

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about Valentine’s Day events in Happy Valley).

STATE COLLEGE – The town of blue and white will soon fade to shades of red and pink.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and lucky for us, Happy Valley provides families, couples and friends with an abundant array of events and activities.

It’s not just about the cards and the chocolates (even though are always appreciated).

Sometimes, it’s about experiencing the holiday together that strengthen the love with moments and memories that if shared, are just as sweet as a hand-written card and heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Here are five events that will make Happy Valley bloom with love!

Wine Glass Painting Uncorked – Valentine Edition, Feb. 7

300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall

Who doesn’t enjoy an uncorked Valentine’s Day? Wine glass painting class is a perfect stop on the Valentine’s Day journey, providing a night of peace, relaxation, art and love. Mt. Nittany Vineyard and Winery is hosting the painting class, providing two wine glasses to paint. To top the night off, the Winery is providing a glass of wine and complimentary wine tasting for the painting “students.” Come on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Pay with cash or check at the door.

Lady Grey’s Casino Night, Feb. 10

130 W. College Ave., State College

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned casino night is in order — one that includes a professional ensemble, perhaps? The State College Theatre has scheduled Lady Grey’s Casino Night for Feb. 10 at both 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., where Lady Grey will host a night of casino fun and glamor all immersed with interactive performing arts. Founded in 2015 by Lady Grey herself, the Lovelies are an ensemble focused on recreating vintage dances and shows for their audience members. Head on out for date night with your loved one, where you can prove Lady Gaga’s Poker Face was written all about you.

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Daddy and Daughter Valentines Dance, Feb. 11

1450 S. Atherton St., State College

A night of dancing, arts, treats and crafts is perfect for a father-daughter bonding experience. Let February’s weeks of celebrating love bring your family closer together and enjoy the time you have with the little ones. Head on out to Ramada Inn, where a night of laughter and fun awaits you and your family at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11. What are you waiting for?

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Valentine's Wine & Chocolate Pairing, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11

300 Houser Rd., Centre Hall

Feeling classy? Take your valentine to Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery’s Valentine’s Day event taking place at noon on both Feb 10 and 11. The event is all about wine and chocolate and by wine, we mean award-winning wines. By chocolate, we mean delicious chocolates catered by Asher’s Chocolate Company. Enjoy a night of pairing wine and chocolate, while cherishing a moment of love. Don’t miss out on this special event!

Reserve tickets: (814) 466-6373

Argentine Tango Tuesday, Feb. 13  

133 E. Beaver Ave., State College

Dance the night away, the night before the grand finale of romance. Webster’s Bookstore & Café offers Argentine Tango nights every Tuesday, but the one before Valentine’s Day is definitely worth a go. Argentine Tango is a globally known tango that provides an original combination of simple and complex movements and interpretations to music. Take the step to learn new steps from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 13.



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