City has heart-warming events planned for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air. Couples can almost taste the date as Valentine's Day quickly approaches on Feb. 14.
The city of Boynton Beach has a slew of activities for the holiday:
• The Recreation & Parks Department will have a Daddy & Daughter Valentine's Dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"It has been around as long as I can remember," she said. "This year, we have a DJ, and do different kinds of games and line dances."
Refreshments will be served and the city will take pictures for souvenirs, something fathers can bring home as a memory, Claude said.
"All the girls will be in their fancy dresses and patent leather shoes," she said. "It's adorable!"
As many as 70 people can fit into the center for the event and tickets are $5. Fathers have to register at the Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway, or at boynton-beach.org.
• For the younger children, there is the Teddy Bear Valentine Party from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at the Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway.
The program, which costs $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents, is for children ages 1 to 6 and features music and instruments in which parents can participate.
• The Senior Center is getting in the Valentine's Day mix with a $3 party from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 9.
Ann Forster, center spokeswoman, said a performer is coming from noon to 1 p.m and then a live jazz band will play for 45 minutes.
"We haven't done it this big before, usually it is only for one hour," she said. "We also have a dancing instructor coming in and door prizes."
Guests must be a member of the center to participate. Call 561-742-6570.
• What better than an art walk to celebrate the idea of love? The city's art community has that planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 through the Boynton Beach Art District, 422 W. Industrial Ave.
Rolando Chang Barrero, gallery director in the art district, said he wants the area to become a destination place for everyone to come, bring friends and see the art the city has to offer.
For the art walk, he said a youth group would come in and do some hands-on hearts during arts and crafts.
He also said the galleries are putting the less expensive art up front, so residents can buy their loved ones a nice, inexpensive Valentine's Day present.
"There's so much going on in Boynton," he said. "There has never been a gallery or exhibition program here before Art in Public Places, so it is refreshing to see it coming out of the surface."
Limited Edition on Canvas by Rolando Chang Barrero
Limited Edition on Wood by Rolando Chang Barrero