Ben Hopper Contributing writer
February is here and it’s the month of love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the one you love.
The Beach Museum of Art is offering a couple of sessions for you to create a one-of-a-kind gift for that someone special. Incorporate a bit of the beach during the “Sailor’s Valentines Workshop” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight. Make a secret Valentine or bring a date to this workshop and make Valentines with shells from Florida. Cost is $10 per person, reservations requested by calling the Beach Museum of Art at (785) 532-7718.
Then bring the family to the Family Valentine’s Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday sponsored by the Student Friends of the Beach Museum of Art. There will plenty of supplies to make Valentines for all the special people in your life and goodies to fuel your creativity. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Here’s a look at other area events:
American Criminal Justice Association Lecture featuring Chris Allen, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 6-7 p.m. Chris will speak on the purpose of the ATF and employment opportunities that may be available. K-State Student Union North Dining.
K-State Music Department presents guest and faculty artists Jeff Pelischek and Tod Kerstetter on clarinets, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.
K-State Theatre presents “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12. For tickets, call the McCain Box Office at (785) 532-6428 or order online at www.themercury.com. Nichols Theatre.
Kevin Fowler, 10 p.m. Longhorn’s.
Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.
Presentation: “Edupunk” by Jim Groom, 1:30 p.m. The educator who coined the term edupunk — teaching and learning with a do-it-yourself attitude — is coming to Kansas State University to discuss his use of digital tools to improve learning. Town Hall Room, Leadership Studies.
West Coast Swing Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. Join professional swing dancers J and Erin Fritzler as they teach participants how to dance in the “West Coast Swing” style and then host an open dance for everyone to try out their new skills. Also March 2. Cost: $12. C.L. Hoover Opera House.
Hale Library Concert Series: “Music of Sousa’s Soloists,” 7:30 p.m. Featuring Cora Cooper, violin; Robert Edwards, piano; Paul Hunt, trombone; Craig Parker, cornet; and Amy Rosine, soprano. Tickets: $25, students are $10. For information, call Darchelle Martin at (785) 532-7442. Hemisphere Room, Hale Library
UPC Film: “The Tower Heist,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.
K-State After Hours: Lazer Tag, 8 p.m.-midnight. K-State Student Union Ballroom.
Three of a Kind, 8 p.m. Kite’s.
Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. Student Union Recreation.
Sertoma 50th annual Pancake, Groundhog Feed and Book Sale 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Community House (4th and Humboldt) Adults $5. Children $2.50.
Gov. Sam Brownback to address Riley County Republicans at free breakfast 9 a.m. Holiday Inn Campus.
K-State Music Department: Wildcat Oboe Day, all day with a concert at 5 p.m. 204 McCain.
Winter Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.- noon. Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.
Country Living Expo 9 a.m. St. George Elementary. Attorney Bernard Irvine will be keynote speaker. Advance reservations requested by calling 785-537-6350.
Community Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. An exhibition of educational and non-profit organizations that serve our greater community. Manhattan Town Center.
KSU men’s basketball vs. Texas A&M, 3 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State Women’s Basketball, vs. Baylor, 7 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.
Andy Frasco, 9 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.
Troop 75 Spaghetti Feed 11 a.m.-2 p.m. First United Methodist Church (6th and Poyntz). Adults $7. Children (7-12) $4. 6-under: Free.
Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon. Bluestem Bistro.
Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.