Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

things to do with kids in Cleveland

Love is in the air all month long in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Celebrate with your family by making plans to attend one of the following special events.

February 4

Recordable Greeting Card. Create a personalized expression of your love with the Cricut machine and make a Valentine’s Day card that lets you record a personal audio message. 7-8:30 p.m. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Library, 1876 S. Green Road, South Euclid, 216-382-4880, cuyahogalibrary.org

February 7

“Love is in the Air” Hike. Hike the beautiful Glens Trail with Naturalist Sarah Graham while learning what animals are up to at this time of year. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Main Entrance, Gorge Metropark, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, summitmetroparks.org

STEAM Party: Valentine’s Day. Families with kids up through age 5, learn while you play and visit the different stations for science, technology, engineering, art and math, all pertaining to Valentine fun. 11 a.m. Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, 440-256-7323, kirtland.lib.oh.us

February 8-10

Valentine Make-N-Take Craft. Drop in and make a paper valentine for your sweetie during normal hours. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128, alpl.org

February 9-10, February 16

Dip Your Own Chocolate Gift. Create your own hand-dipped, chocolate-covered gift for your Valentine. Saturdays noon-6 p.m. Sunday 12:30-4 p.m. All City Candy, 7441 Mentor Ave., Mentor, and 746 Richmond Road, Richmond Hts., allcitycandy.com

February 9-10

Be My Valentine. The nature center is the perfect place to take your valentine. Come in for Valentine’s Day-themed crafts and DIY gifts. Noon-5 p.m. Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick, 330-722-9364, medinacountyparks.com

February 10

Valentine Tea. Bring the entire family to this “Tea Time” Hearts Day Celebration. 2 p.m. Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-5611, divi.geaugalibrary.net

February 11

How Deep is Your Love? Trivia Night. Do you know the name of the winged cherub that shoots arrows on Valentine’s Day? Or who invented the valentine card in America? Flex your grey matter and be quizzed on all things love related. 6:30-8 p.m. Domonkas Branch Library, 4125 E. Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org

Kiddie Craft Club: Nature Valentines. For preschoolers and an adult. 10-11 a.m. French Creek Nature & Arts Center, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, metroparks.cc

February 12

Teen Valentine’s Pops. Make marshmallow and Oreo pops to share with someone special. 6:30-8 p.m. Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. 440-352-3383, morleylibrary.org

Chocolate Fest. Teens in grades 7-12 will get to play Chocolate Kahoot and other chocolate games, win chocolate prizes, try some fondue, and make chocolate suckers. 7 p.m. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, 330-688-3295, smfpl.org

Valentine’s Day Fun: Family Program. Enjoy festive games and crafts brought to you by the GFWC Ohio Eastlake Women’s Club. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastlake Public Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, 440-942-7880, we247.org

February 13

Tree House Club: Turn on Your Heartlight. Ages 8-11 can learn about simple circuits using LEDs and copper tape, while crafting a light-up valentine. 4-5 p.m. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128, alpl.org

February 14

Valentino Cupid – Can You Escape? Everyone wants to know, “Where in the world is Cupid?” It is up to you to find and trap him before the day is through. Ages 12-18. 4-5 p.m. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., 330-334-5761,
wadsworthlibrary.com

I Heart My Heart. Kids can celebrate their actual heart by making a replica pumping heart. For grades 4-6. 4:15 p.m. Shaker Heights Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., 216-991-2030, shakerlibrary.org

February 16

Spreading Some Love. In preparation for “Random Acts of Kindness Day” on 2/17, stop by the MakerSpace to make a quilted heart to brighten someone’s day as a part of the “I Found A Quilted Heart” project. 1-4 p.m. Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St., 330-928-2117, cuyahogafallslibrary.org

February 17

Valentine’s Day Dance. Polish your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun at this annual Valentine dance. 1-4 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp., lakemetroparks.com

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