With Valentine’s Day coming up Friday, several area restaurants will host dinners for couples to celebrate their love.

Other businesses will host “Gal-entine’s Day” festivities to celebrate the love between single friends.

The Wareham Opera House will host the 9th Annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dads, uncles, grandfathers or other significant men in a young girl’s life can participate in an afternoon of music, dancing, refreshments, desserts, photos and more.

Here are some other area events:


Live music: The Heartland Trubadours, Stewart Ray, Dallas Pryor and Bryton Stoll, 6-8 p.m.

Cox Bros BBQ.

Galentine’s Day Workshop, 6 p.m.

Also, Valentine’s Date Night Pick Your Project Workshop Friday at 7 p.m.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Whiskey and War Stories, 7 p.m.

Featuring Kansas native and former Special Forces Major Mark Nutsch. A tasting of the full line of Horse Soldier Bourbons, and a multimedia presentation sharing insights into America’s response to Sept. 11, 2001. Includes the tasting, appetizers, drink at the afterparty, whiskey glass and a bottle of Horse Soldier.

Tickets: $115.

Columbian Theatre, 512 Lincoln Ave., Wamego.

Celebrating New Music recital, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Parks & Rec Trivia, 7:30 p.m.

Trivia night in regards to the television show.

Cost: $5 per person, teams up to 6 people.

Arrow Coffee Co.

Live Music: Funtabi and Delicious Friction Heart, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Valentine’s Day

K-State Women’s Tennis vs. Washington.

Rocky Mt. Oyster Feed, 5:30 p.m.

All you can eat dinner of oysters, pulled pork and sides.

Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 per person, $8 for kids under 9.

Pearce-Keller Post No. 17 The American Legion.

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery, 6 p.m.

Cocktail hour and dinner buffet included. Wedding-themed.

Wareham Opera House.

Valentine’s Day Dance, 6 p.m.

Drop off the kids in kindergarten through sixth grade and celebrate date night.

Cost: $7, or $10 with pizza and a drink. Funds will go toward Keystone Teen Program.

Call: 785-539-1947.

Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan.

16th Annual K-State Drag Show, 7 p.m.

Tickets: Free for students, $8 plus tax and fees for non-students. kstate.edu/mccain or by phone, 785-532-6428

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.

Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, 7:30 p.m.

Newlyweds Cori and Paul Bratter adventure in and around their Greenwich Village brownstone.

Tickets: starting at $13. Online: jcoperahouse.org.

Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

C.L. Hoover’s Opera House, Junction City.

Hale Library Series, 7:30 p.m.

Performance by the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet with Slawomir Dobrzanksi on piano.

St. Isadore’s Catholic Church.

Film: Hustlers, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Free for students with valid K-State ID, $3 for non-students. Take $1 off for military with ID and children under 12. Cash only.

Also Saturday, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall.

Live music: Solars Trip, 8 p.m.

Jazz group.

Tallgrass Tap House.


Legislative Coffee, 7:30 a.m.

Hear from local legislators on issues. Free coffee.

Sunset Zoo, Nature Exploration Place.

Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pottorf Hall.

Assisted Squirrel Hunt, 9 a.m.

Guided hunt. Guides and firearms will be provided if needed. After the hunt, squirrel cleaning and outdoor cooking. Lunch at Wee Bear Lodge.

No cost, but pre-register at 785-539-7941.

Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism at Tuttle Creek State Park.

Intramural Dodgeball tournament, 10 a.m.

K-State Recreation complex, small gym.

USD 383 Early Expressions Student Art Exhibition, 2-4 p.m.

Celebrating the work of the district’s students and teachers. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m.

Beach Museum of Art, UMB Theater.

Scholarship Extravaganza, 6 p.m.

K-State School of Music Theatre and Dance scholarship fundraiser with performances by students.

Tickets: $100.

K-State Student Union, ballroom.

Newsboys: Greatness of Our God Tour, 7 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.

Valentine’s Ice Cream Social, 7 p.m.

Manhattan Special Communities.

Ages 5+. Cost: $15.

Peace Memorial City Auditorium.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bluestem Bistro.

Jazz Brunch, noon-2 p.m.

Coco Bolos.

Senior recital, Anna Featherston, 1:30 p.m.

Violin and voice.

McCain Auditorium, Kirmser Hall.

Car Trivia: 1960s, 1-4 p.m.

No cost, beer available for purchase.

Midwest Dream Car Collection.