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Valentine’s Day 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Valentine's Day is next week and with that comes a number of simply sweet family events! Some are free and all are guaranteed to be deliciously fun!

Thursday, February 8

Bedtime Story/Craft @ Cos Cob Library: Come in PJs if you wish and join Miss Judy for some fun with a celebration of Valentine's Day. Then make a related craft with Miss Lyn. Best for pre-school and early elementary school children. 6pm-7pm. Free. Registration required, click here to register.


Friday, February 9

Colonial Crafts for Kids @ Darien Historical Society: Surprise your valentine with your very own "hand-made" creation. Decorate a picture frame with lots of pink, red, and white paint. Then, we'll take your picture and put it in the frame. 3pm-5pm. $15/child. Call 203.984.1798 to register.

Cookie & Card Decorating @ Tumble Jungle: 4pm-6pm. $25. Call 203.286.4608 or click here to reserve your spot.


Friday & Saturday, February 9 & 10

Valentine's Teddy Bear Sleepover @ New Canaan Library: Teddy Bears love slumber parties too… Deliver your child’s favorite teddy for an overnight adventure! Drop off your teddy bear or favorite stuffed toy (Friday from 3pm-5pm) and come back the next morning (Saturday from 9:30am-11:30am) to enjoy some breakfast and view a slideshow of the the stuffed animals' overnight antics! $25 per bear. Registration required, click here to register.


Saturday, February 10

Valentine's Day Storycraft @ Ferguson Library: Valentine’s Day is only one day a year, but we like to celebrate love and friendship whenever we can! After sharing some of our favorite stories, we’ll finish with a craft you can take home. For ages 3 ½ to 8. 11am-12pm. Free.


Sunday, February 11

Valentine's Day Family Play Date @ Audubon Greenwich: Bring your loved ones out for a Valentines Day Nature Play Date! Enjoy live animals, nature-themed Valentine crafts, stories, games, and more! 10am-12pm. $5/members & $8/non members. RSVP to Eli at 203 930-1349 or

Valentine's Day Party @ Darien Nature Center: Calling all lovebirds, big and small! Join us for a special afternoon to create unique valentines for your beloved. We’ll be making heart-shaped bird feeders, beautifully scented lavender drawer sachets, and love notes painted with chestnuts. There will also be face painting, animal visits, and snacks! 2pm-4pm. Register here.

Family Valentine's Party @ Westport/Weston YMCA: We will be hosting our first annual Family Valentine's Day Party! Activities will include a tea party of juice and cookies, crafts for the children and dancing fun for the whole family. 5pm-6:30pm. $8/child or $20/3 children if you preregister, $10/child at the door. For more information, contact Danette Meigel at 203.226.8981 x117 or


Monday, February 12

Baby Craft & Playtime @ Family Tree Yoga: Come play and create a fun Valentine's themed craft with your little one! We will have baby friendly toys and lots of floor time for your babies to explore as you chat with other mommies (or caregivers). We will offer a baby friendly craft for you and your little one to create and take home! For babies 8 weeks through pre-crawling. 11:30am-12:30pm. $25. Register here.


Tuesday, February 13

Crafting the Love Card Making @ Whole Foods Darien, Greenwich, & Westport: Join our Customer Service team and make a Valentine’s Day card for your loved one! We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. All ages welcome. 3pm-5pm. Free. Register here.


Wednesday, February 14

Wednesday Crafternoons @ New Canaan Nature Center: Stop by the Visitor Center from 10am-3pm to create cute ladybug valentines to give to your loved ones!

Valentine's Day Bash @ Kidville: Let's party heart-y! Scoop up your kiddo(s) and join us for Valentine's Day! Together, we'll savor sweet treats and pen sweet notes to loved ones near and far. 12:30pm-2pm. $10/child for non members. Members and children under 6 months old are free. Register here.

Valentine's Day Crafts @ Darien Library: Decorate a magnet with a train, plane, or truck to give to your loved one on Valentine's Day! Ages 3 & up. 4pm-4:30pm. Free.

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