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Romance, and more, for Valentine’s Day

Updated: 2014-01-28T22:53:59Z


The Kansas City Star

Here’s a roundup of special activities around Johnson County for you and your sweetheart.

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

Details: 913-620-6177

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., 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., 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., 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.

Gaslight Grill

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:, 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.


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:, 913-752-9025

Rye Restaurant

Specials will be available, along with the regular menu.

Where: 10551 Mission, Leawood

When: Feb. 14

Details:, 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., 913-469-4445

Ritz Charles

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.

For more Valentine’s Day events in Johnson County and the metro area, check out our online calendar at

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