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Valentine Activities for Adults in Dayton

In this day and age, it can be tempting to think of Valentine’s Day as a bit of a Hallmark holiday. But that doesn’t necessarily hold true for older generations. So, if you’re an elderly couple, or if your the child or grandchild of a senior citizen and are looking for something to do this Valentine’s weekend, here are a few ideas for the Dayton area.

When it comes to that old mainstay of valentine activities for adults — the Valentine’s Day Dance — it’s getting harder and harder to find something. Still, I managed to find a couple of dances happening in the Dayton area this weekend that may be just the thing you’re looking for:

  • This is Mainstreet: Giving Gala — this Saturday, in downtown Greenville, the community presents an all inclusive evening featuring dinner, movie, presentation, live music, and dancing.
  • Valentine’s Day Dance with The Casuals — The Casuals, an American Polka band, present polkas, waltzes, and your favorite selections at this open-to-the-public annual event at The American Czechoslovakian Club, this Sunday from 3-7PM.

If actual dancing is a little much for you or your elderly loved one, then consider having a seat and watching some “dancing with the stars”. Friday, there’s a valentine’s dance featuring local celebrities, and benefitting A Special Wish Foundation.

For those who aren’t so much into dancing, you may want to consider the Valentine’s Day activities at the Franklin Park Conservatory. “Spend a romantic evening tasting exquisite wines and liqueurs paired with handcrafted artisan chocolates. Stroll through a display of exotic orchid blooms, enjoy live music and dance demonstrations, and forget the February chill in the Conservatory’s inviting plant collections.” Tickets are $15 at the door for non-members.

And last, but certainly not least, you may want to consider People Working Cooperatively. This local charity serving low-income, elderly, and disabled home owners was launched on Valentine’s Day in 1975, celebrating 40 years of providing help across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

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