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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Whether your valentine is fancy or rugged, you're celebrating with family or by yourself, check out these lovely local events this weekend.

Want to rope your valentine into something, literally? Clip each other in at the ropes course in Savage for a special couple’s event.

Feeling fancy? Get gussied up for the ball in Columbia.

Hoping to avoid crowded restaurants? We’ve found a “hearty” brunch the day before Feb. 14-- a spread right here in Elkridge that just might make you fall in love.

And—we haven’t forgotten you—if you’re single or spending V-Day with the family, Patch has you covered, whether you're into salsa dancing, crafts, or chocolate fondue and wine.

  • FOR THE OUTDOORSY VALENTINE
    Romance on the Ropes Course
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    Why Go: Play on the ropes course for two hours with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Plenty of hot chocolate and Hershey's Kisses will be on hand to keep you warm during your adventure. Couples will also be eligible to win prizes.
    When:
    9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13
    Pricing:
    $75 per couple

  • FOR THE FANCY VALENTINE at
    Why Go:
    Dine, dance, explore the silent auction and listen to live Big Band music at this elegant event. Sponsored by the Columbia Town Center Rotary Club, the ball raises money for Howard County charities and the Maryland National Guard.
    When:
    7–10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12
    Pricing:
    $100 per person

  • FOR THE BRUNCH-LOVING VALENTINE
    Valentine’s Day Brunch at the
    Why Go: Appetizer, side dish, entree, champagne or mimosa, nonalcoholic beverage and pastry basket are included in this weekend's brunch at the historic inn.
    When: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13
    Pricing: $35 per person 

  • FOR THE SINGLE VALENTINE
    Anti-Valentine Latin Night
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    Why Go:
    Pick up some salsa moves among other singles ready to dance. DJ Michael will be playing salsa, merengue, house, reggaeton and more.
    When:
    Free lessons at 7 p.m.; dance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11
    Pricing:
    Free 

  • FOR THE FAMILY VALENTINES at
    Why Go: Kids can make crafts, cookies and cards while the adults have wine and chocolate fondue.
    When:
    6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11
    Pricing:
    $2.50 for adults, free for children

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