Here’s a roundup of special activities around Johnson County for you and your sweetheart.
By DAN KELLY
The Kansas City Star
American Stroke Foundation
The idea of the Valentine’s Day Card Drive is for individuals or groups to send cards to the ASF, which will deliver them to nursing homes, homeless shelters and the like.
Where: 5916 Dearborn, Mission
When: Feb. 1-28
Lanesfield Historic Site
The school will be decorated for an old-fashioned Valentine’s Day.
Where: 18745 S. Dillie, Edgerton
When: 1-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 1-15
Details: Free. jocomuseum.org, 913-893-6645
Overland Park Convention Center
The Valentine Gala will be a benefit for Sunflower House featuring a gourmet dinner as well as entertainment.
Where: 6000 College, Overland Park
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 7
Details: $150. sunflowerhouse.org, 913-631-5800
Wonderscope Children’s Museum
The museum’s monthly Wonderpalooza will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a performance by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove.
Where: 5700 King, Shawnee
When: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8
Details: Free with museum admission. wonderscope.org, 913-287-8888
Old Mission United Methodist Church
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” and other works for strings.
Where: 5519 State Park Road, Fairway
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13
Details: $12-$27. kcchamberorchestra.org
A three-course couple’s dinner will be offered for $99, plus a wine pairing for $25.
Where: 5020 W. 137th, Leawood
When: Feb. 14
Details: gaslightgrill.com, 913-897-3540
Prairie Baptist Church
The Midwest Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of romantic music titled “Songs without Words.”
Where: 7416 Roe, Prairie Village
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: Free, donations welcomed. midwestchamberensemble.org
Patrons can choose from a prix fixe four-course menu for $35, with live music starting at 8 p.m.
Where: 5271 W. 116th Place, Leawood
When: Feb. 14
Details: mestizoleawood.com, 913-752-9025
Specials will be available, along with the regular menu.
Where: 10551 Mission, Leawood
When: Feb. 14
Details: ryekc.com, 913-642-5800
Carlsen Center Yardley Hall
The Venice Baroque Orchestra will perform selections from romantic Neapolitan operas; a pre-show dinner also will be offered for $30.
Where: JCCC, 12345 College, Overland Park
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 14
Details: $30-$40. jccc.edu/theseries, 913-469-4445
The Sweetheart Run will have couples (as well as individuals) showing the need for speed over a 5K course.
Where: 9000 W. 137th, Overland Park
When: 9 a.m. Feb. 16
Details: $35-$75. kcsweetheartrun.com
For more Valentine’s Day events in Johnson County and the metro area, check out our online calendar at calendar.KansasCity.com.