Happenings just for lovers

Bake Cookies
On Saturday, February 14 from 10:30 a.m. until noon The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, is hosting “Sweet Valentine” for children aged 7-10. Young chefs will prepare, cut and bake heart-shaped cookies and top them with home-made frosting. Children will also make heart-shaped bird feeders. Limited to 8 participants; $15 for members; $19 for nonmembers. Please pre-register by calling 718-229-4000.

Poetry Readings
On Saturday, February 14 at 11 a.m., Nature Poetry in Forest Park. Poetry readings, hot cocoa and coffee in the cozy setting of Oak Ridge, a beautiful, historic building at the intersection of Forest Park Drive and Forest Parkway. For more information, call 718-846-2731.

Adopt a Loveable Pet
On Saturday, February 14, from noon to 5 p.m. Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center at 33 Warner Road in Huntington, L.I. is hosting their “Hearts Go A-Stray” Valentine’s Day Adoption Event. Those unable to adopt can sponsor an animal. For more information, call 631-368-8770, Ext. 205 or email jodi@littleshelter.com.

Take a Hike
On Saturday, February 14, at 1 p.m., come to Alley Pond Park Adventure Center for a cool weather Valentine’s Day Hike through the woods with other New Yorkers. Enter at Winchester Boulevard, under the Grand Central Parkway. Call 718-217-6034 for information.

‘Tea for Two’
On Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, an Eastern traditional ceremony meets a European tea ritual at “Tea For Two.” Bring your loved ones to enjoy an afternoon tea, with a Zither performance by Allen Wang. Free. Call the box office at 718-463-7700 Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org for more info.
‘Sweetheart Tea’
On Sunday, February 15, beginning at 3 p.m., the Bayside Historical Society hosts a “Sweetheart Tea,” an afternoon of classical piano and an assortment of gourmet tea-time delights by hostess Ann Smith. Tickets are $28 per person, credit cards accepted; Reserve by February 9; call 718-352-1548 for more info.

Catch the ‘Hot 8 Brass Band’
On Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m., in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Kupferberg Center Performances presents the Hot 8 Brass Band. Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors, students, Queens College alumni and staff; available online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office at Queens College.

Evening With the Stars
On Saturday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, hosts “An Evening With the Stars” for everyone aged 7- and over. $10 for adult members; $19 for nonmembers; $7 for children 7-12-years. Dress Warm; may be cancelled due to weather. Please pre-register by calling 718-229-4000.

Sweet Singles Soiree
On Saturday, February 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wholefoods Market of Jericho at 429 North Broadway invites you to our Sweet Singles Soiree, hosted by “Prof. JM Love” from PULSE magazine. Features live music, gourmet tastings, non-alcoholic drinks and specialty desserts with a “chocolate love theme”. The emphasis is on networking and socializing in a “non-bar” healthy venue. A $10 cover charge includes a “goodie bag” with a $20 gift certificate, applicable on any store purchase of $95 or more; raffles, door prizes and plenty of fun for all. For travel directions or further info, call Chris Ivers, at 516-932-1733 or email Chris.ivers@wholefoods.com.

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