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Valentine's Day Variety

Venues offer laughs, love, food and fun

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Feb. 11

Sweetheart Lunch and Eagle Watch Cruises -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hobbs State Park in Rogers. Share the wonders of nature on beautiful Beaver Lake looking for bald eagles plus enjoy a scrumptious and a musically fun lunch at Ventris Trails End Resort. Cost is $40 plus tax per person. Reservations and prepayment necessary. 789-5000.

Sweetheart Lake Cruise -- Enjoy bald eagles, loons, and other lovely migratory birds while on the water, snuggling recommended, 1-2:30 p.m., Jolly Rogers Marina at Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. $15. 501-868-5806.

"An American in Paris" -- Based on the eponymous 1951 Academy Award-winner for Best Picture starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron -- brings romance, song and dance to the Walton Arts Center stage at 2 p.m. $36-$83. 443-5600.

"The Producers" -- Bialystock and Bloom -- names that should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film, 2 p.m., Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. $23-$35. 631-8988.

"Love From a Stranger" -- Cecily Harrington has led a staid and proper existence. After winning a sweepstakes she desperately yearns for a life of adventure. Enter Bruce Lovell, who sweeps her off her feet, 2:30 p.m., Pocket Community Theatre in Hot Springs. $20. 501-623-8585.

Hikes, Hearts & Hugs Weekend -- Including guided trail hikes are geared toward couples, Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton. 501-727-5441.

Feb. 14

Adult Coloring -- With Valentine's Day refreshments, noon, Boone County Library in Harrison. Free. 870-741-5913.

Sweetheart Dinner -- With chicken carbonara or pecan-crusted Tilapia, spinach salad, dinner rolls and double chocolate cake with raspberry sauce, 6 p.m., Newton County Senior Center in Jasper. $15. 870-446-5531.

Ladies Valentine's Class -- 6:30-9 p.m. at Honeycomb Kitchen Shop, 213 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Enjoy an evening of learning, laughing and eating with Ashley Zulpo, the creator of Make Food Great Again. There will be a dirty demo menu, teaching everything from cocktail mixing to party prepping to full-on entree making. $60. 340-1022.

Our Tree Set Valentine's Day Painting -- 7 to 9 p.m. at Painting with a Twist, 1404 N. College Ave., in Fayetteville. When is the last time you carved your initials in a tree? So why not put your initials in "Our Tree Set" and maybe add the date. Bring your favorite beverage and food; cups and bottle openers will be provided. $35 per seat, ages 16 and older. 966-4222, paintingwithatwist.com.

Valentine's Day Concert -- 7-9 p.m. at Ozark Folk Ways, 22733 N. U.S. 71 in Winslow. Loves songs -- good, bad and ridiculous -- will be performed by Susan Shore and Michael Cockram, Emily Kaitz and Drew Pierce. Beverages, chocolates and light snacks will be available. $10 donation is suggested. 634-3791 or ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com.

"The Humans" -- As darkness falls outside a ramshackle pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night, secrets are revealed, and family tensions reach a boiling point in this drama by Stephan Karam, 7:30 p.m., TheatreSquared in Fayetteville. $17-$48. 443-5600.

Feb. 16

Buffalo Beer & Wine Dinner -- 5:30-8 p.m. at Nomads Music Lounge, 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Hosted by Beerology, Ratchford Buffalo Farms provides buffalo raised on the Buffalo River. There will be four courses with a beer or wine pairing of your choice. Free live music after the dinner. Dinner is $28 to $47. 435-5606.

I'm Sorry I Forgot Valentine's Comedy Show -- 7:30 and 9 p.m. at The Ave, 3211 Towson Ave. in Fort Smith. Stand-up comedy to celebrate the fact that you didn't do anything for your significant other on Valentine's Day. Admission starts at $10; must be 21 years of age or older. 561-9743.

-- Deb Harvell

dharvell@nwadg.com

NAN What's Up on 02/11/2018

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