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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF VALENTINE’S DAY?
Over the years (and centuries), Valentine’s Day has been a religious celebration, an ancient ritual day, and a commercial holiday. All that change means that Valentine’s Day is whatever you want it to be. Skip the celebrations completely, buy yourself some chocolate or flowers, or express your love and appreciation for the people in your life, whether they’re co-workers, romantic partners, friends, or family members. Some people love Valentine’s Day, and some people just love to hate it; Galentine’s Day is a relatively new way to celebrate, as women stock up on Valentine’s Day ideas for her and celebrate their love for their closest friends.
If you’re trying to figure out what to do on Valentine’s Day, just know that there aren’t any rules. February 14th is a day to show your love for your partner, family, friends, and everyone you love!
TOP 5 FLOWERS TO GIVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY
According to Town and Country Online Magazine. These are the most popular top 12 flowers to give on Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the top 5,
Fun Fact- If you mix red and pink roses it represents poetic love and admiration
Fun Fact- Lilies represent Joy
Fun Fact- Pink ones represent care and affection
THINGS TO DO IN PITTSBURGH FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Pittsburgh has many things to do on Valentine’s Day.Below are just a few ideas whether you’re having a date night with your significant other, spending time with family, going to a restaurant for some delicious food, or getting together with your gal-entine for a night out in the town.
It’s the rom-com of the future!
WHAT IF WHEN YOU'RE READY FOR TRUE LOVE YOU COULD DESIGN YOUR PERFECT MATE? Joan Sweete has always been drawn to the old-fashioned idea of true love with one person, which puts her at odds with the wild west of romance in 2063. When she's chosen to try out the Perfect Mate, an emotionally savvy humanoid partner, she thinks she has found her match – but it turns out perfection isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. An original musical rom-com of the future born from Pittsburgh CLO's SPARK Festival. This show contains adult content.
Showing at the Greer Cabaret Theater now through March 17th.
Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 14th at 6:30 pm
Time: Boards: 5:45 p.m.; Sails: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
No matter how you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, don’t forget to give some love to your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers by shopping, dining, and supporting local businesses.
Friday, February 2 – Sunday, March 17.WHAT IF WHEN YOU'RE READY FOR TRUE LOVE YOU COULD DESIGN YOUR PERFECT MATE? Joan Sweete has always been drawn to the old-fashioned idea of true love with one person, which puts her at odds with the wild west of romance in 2063. When she's chosen to try out the Perfect Mate, an emotionally savvy humanoid partner, she thinks she has found her match – but it turns out perfection isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. An original musical rom-com of the future born from Pittsburgh CLO's SPARK Festival. This show contains adult content.
Take a class at the Pittsburgh Glass Center for a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience with some truly talented artisans. Classes are offered for all skill levels and with varying ranges of interest.
Be a Paint Monkey! Fun for private parties, groups or a romantic evening, this class makes it easy to be an artist! Guests are welcome to bring wine, beer and snacks.
Starting on Feb. 9, the Café is holding a plant-based pop-up called "WE âÂÂÂÂ¤ VEG WEEK" to celebrate Valentine's Day! From Feb. 9 – 15, the Café will be preparing meals that emphasize a plant-based diet.
On Friday, February 9th from 6 – 10 pm, celebrate love in many forms at the Science Center. See a beating gallium “heart”, learn about the messy brain chemistry of romantic thoughts, and explore relationships throughout the animal kingdom. Experience a night under the stars in the Buhl Planetarium or enjoy our other science demonstrations. Whether you bring a date, a platonic friend, or are going solo, there will be something for everyone.For tickets and more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Sgqbmq
PITTSBURGH RESTAURANTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
If you’re looking for a special place for you and your love to go on Valentine’s Day, Visit Pittsburgh has a list of the best overall restaurants in the city for all to enjoy. You’ll find them here: https://bit.ly/3vRrzkD
TOP 5 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS
Fall in love with Gentilcore Jewelers!Discover the comfort of shopping for jewelry at a distinctive family-owned and operated store that now spans three generations.Gentilcore Jewelers showcase some of the most unique, heirloom-quality jewelry, beautifully designed and thoughtfully priced.Gentilcore Jewelers is located at 1155 Freeport Road in the Fox Chapel Plaza – (412) 782-2022.
In Store Gifts:
Online Gifts: (Amazon): https://bit.ly/3GX9Uyg
VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling
Black Forest Tart
Asparagus ‘n’ Shrimp with Angel Hair
Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken
45 Fun Things to Do on Valentine's Day to Help You Celebrate
Source: Good Housekeeping - https://bit.ly/3CEfbIx
Cozy indoor and exciting outdoor activities to enjoy with your partner, friends, or entire family.
The classic dinner for two and late-night romantic movie makes for a lovely Valentine's Day, it's fun to change things up with new activities and date ideas. But whether you're spending February 14 with your spouse, friends or family, there are a lot of amazing things you can do on Valentine's Day that can take the holiday from good to great. Luckily, we have ideas for every budget and every kind of Valentine.
If you're someone who does the same thing year after year, try shaking things up this year by going outside your comfort zone with these Valentine's Day ideas. You can participate in a cooking class, go stargazing, bake holiday cookies or even just make your indoor date a little more special with some props (pro tip: candles make all the difference!). Some of them will bring you out of your comfort zone, others are completely free, but all of them will make February 14 even sweeter.
Now all that's left to do is pick out a Valentine's Day gift (or go the homemade option) and let your special someone know just how much they mean to you with a sweet Valentine's Day message.
Funnel cake, popcorn, roller coasters and big stuffed animals to be won? Talk about the best Valentine's Day date ever.
Watch your wedding video together and reminisce about the big day. Nothing gets you in the romantic Valentine's Day mood more than looking back on the momentous day that you said, "I do!"
Looking to try something new? Certain vineyards and organizations let you stomp your own grapes and then will bottle the wine for you to take home. Talk about a treat specially made just for you — by you!
Take that trip you've been putting off for the last few years because you "didn't have enough time." Even if it's only for a weekend, a sweet escape to somewhere warm is the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up.
Cue up the song that you danced to at your wedding or a ballad that you both absolutely love and let the music move you.
You can always plan a romantic dinner for two, or you can get your friends in on the fun and host a group dinner. Make it a potluck to cut prep work in half and have everyone bring a dish they absolutely love.
Have you recently gotten engaged and have been meaning to take some engagement photos? Perhaps it's been a while since the entire family took a group shot together? Dedicate time on Valentine's Day to create photo memories and check something off your "To-Do" list with a photoshoot by a professional photographer.
Have a favorite song that you both love? Obsessed with the same band? A concert is a perfect place to enjoy some great music and quality time with your Valentine.
Why go to a bar to grab drinks when you can take a cocktail class to learn how to make your favorites yourselves? Use it as a chance to show off your skills and at the end, you get to enjoy all your tasty creations — win, win!
Calling all foodies. Have some fun with food by making cheese or chocolate fondue and see what combos’ pair perfectly with whatever you serve up.
SAINTS JOHN & PAUL CHURCH 2586 WEXFORD BAYNE ROAD SEWICKLEY, PA 15143
GOOD SAMARITAN CHURCH JERICHO HALL 799 GLENWOOD AVENUE AMBRIDGE, PA 15003
ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS PARISH SHCA (ST. ANNE SCHOOL) GYM 4040 WILLOW AVENUE PITTSBURGH, PA 15234
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
North Hills UP Church, 100 Bellevue Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229