Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted by: Kenneth Kosky on February 1, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner and dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day or are looking for Valentine’s fun for the whole family, you’ll have to check out these fun ways to celebrate just south of Indy.

A wildly-popular event for couples is the Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing event on Feb. 9 at The Sycamore at Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville.

The doors open and appetizers are served at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and wine at 7 p.m. and dancing until 10:30 p.m. Entertainment during dinner is provided by The Castlewood Singers. The after-dinner dancing will be with the big band sounds of Cool City Band. The menu includes a salad paired with a dry white, followed by smoked pork (or a vegetarian entrée reserved in advance) served with a dry red blend, capped off with chocolate espresso and chocolate covered strawberries served with a dessert wine. Tickets are $75 per person for this 21 and older event. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

For a fun Valentine’s experience with a touch of nostalgia, head to The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin to watch the 1942 romantic drama Casablanca at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 or 9. Tickets are only $5.25. Be sure to treat yourself to their popcorn, which is locally grown just for them, with freshness you can taste.

Another fun event is the Valentine’s Dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Greenwood Community Center in Greenwood. This parent/child event offers a chance to dance and celebrate. The cost is $2.50 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.

The Johnson County Museum is hosting a Valentine’s Workshop open to guests of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 9. Come to the museum and learn a little bit of history about Valentine's Day. Using materials provided by the museum, create a one-of-a-kind Valentine for that someone special.

Finally, the Nineveh Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 466 is sponsoring its Community Dinner and Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 9. This event is free, but donations are accepted and will go to the American Heart Association. Dinner will be heart healthy. Music will be by Jim Young. RSVP by Feb. 1 by calling 317-933-3488. Singles welcome.

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