Scene And Heard: Love Is In The Air

February 8, 2018 GMT

I’ve had a long-standing, love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day.

Ever since I was little, Valentine’s Day was blown up to be this ultimate day of love and caring for those around you. Which, in its simplest terms, is great.

But after the glow of candy hearts and little Disney-themed valentines faded, I started to realize that these types of acts of kindness and love should be enacted every day.

So began my hate toward the holiday. When I was single, people would blame my lack of significant other; when I was in a relationship, people would say I have the luxury of hating the holiday since I was happily in love.


I’m not certain where I stand on the holiday this year, but I do know there are plenty of themed events this weekend for those looking for love.

On Friday, Feb. 9, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby is hosting a speed dating event at Rodano’s in downtown Wilkes-Barre. For $30, guests get unlimited pizza and stromboli, draft beers and a chance to meet a super stud or lovely lady. Event starts at 7 p.m., so don’t be late if you’re trying to date.

Cupid’s Chase 5K, which supports people with disabilities, kicks off in Kirby Park at 8 a.m., with the race beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10. Registration is $30 before Feb. 9, or $40 day of the race.

After the race, head over to Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center for its Valentines Dance. This event kicks off with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., followed by dinner stations and a cash bar and live entertainment by Windfall. The evening lasts until 10 p.m., and costs $39.95.

On Sunday, Feb. 11, the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion invites everyone for the annual Chocolate Lover’s Tea from 2 to 5 p.m. For $42.50, indulge in scones, tea sandwiches and decadent desserts.

That’s what I’ve “scene” this week. If you have story ideas, don’t be afraid to reach out! Email me at cjacobson@citizensvoice.com, give me a call at 570-821-2061 or hit me up on Twitter, @CVcljacobson.