For Valentine’s Day, sweeten that box of chocolates or brighten up that floral bouquet with one or more of these treats in and around Council Bluffs.
1.) February 3-5 & 10-12 / “Steel Magnolias”
Reserve two tickets to this production at Chanticleer Theater. It’s the story of a young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town. She finds work at a local salon where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into their group. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for students. Friday and Saturday curtain times are 7:30 pm. The Sunday matinee is at 2 pm. The theater is located at 830 Franklin Ave, Council Bluffs. For more information, call 712-323-9955 or visit them online.
2.) February 8 / Gaylin Sudik Big Band
Swing and sway with your Valentine to the tunes of the Gaylin Sudik Big Band, 7-10 pm at The Center. Admission is $10 per person for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks to share. The Center is located at 714 S Main St, Council Bluffs. For more information, call 712-323-5995 or visit the Bluffs Center online.
3.) February 11 / Sweethearts Love Nature
On Saturday, the 11th, enjoy hot cocoa and a warm fire 7-9 pm at Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek. Couples are invited to take in the beautiful view from the Loess Hills Lodge at night. Hit the trails for a special guided hike or take a more private walk along a lit trail. The only cost to participate is the $2 vehicle daily entrance pass required to enter the park. To participate, please register online or call 712-545-3283.
4.) February 12 / The Lettermen
Find romance again listening to the hit recordings of The Lettermen. It’s hard for members of a certain generation to forget “When I Fall in Love”, “Shangri-la”, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”, and other timeless favorites. The performance begins at 3 pm at The Arts Center, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs. Tickets for this trip down memory lane can be purchased online or by calling 712-388-7140.