JUST FOR GROWN-UPS

2 RECS FOR 2 RESTAURANTS

LOGAN

Logan is a "be kind to your taste buds" restaurant. Small and cleanly designed, you'll feel as if you're in a private room though you'll be elbow to elbow on VDay. 

Food is an "umami jam" in your mouth, one reviewer says, creative, wild and surprising.  And the staff is "stellar," says another. Our experiences there were exactly that.

Make your reservations asap: opentable.com, bookenda.com

115 W Washington St, Ann Arbor
(734) 327-2312

Read Logan's Yelp reviews.


DETROIT STREET FILLING STATION

The Detroit Street Filling Station is a "be kind to animals restaurant" with all vegan food AND a "be kind to Youth for Justice" savior.

Read about the DSFS New Concept

Meals are tremendously good! Meat-eaters will be surprised and delighted. And vegans and vegetarians can eat safely knowing how committed the owners are to fresh, vegan ingredients. 

DSFS Valentine's Day Menu

• Vegan Charcuterie • Carmelized Pear & Arugula Salad  •  
• Walnut Sausage & Stuffed Ravioli •
• Special Dessert from our Bakery Unicorns •
$30 / person


Make reservations asap.
DSFS is taking reservations on the half-hour from 4:30–8:30 p.m.,
and spaces are filling up quickly!
EMAIL TO REQUEST RESERVATIONS

300 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


2 WAYS TO ENJOY THE MUSIC OF LOVE

Send 2 love songs with a 'Singing Valentine'

Can't be with your love on the very day? Want to send an extra-special love "note"? Send them a "Singing Valentine" performed by the Huron Valley Harmonizers.

"Imagine how surprised your special someone will be when four elegantly dressed men arrive bearing a rose, a card, and then proceed to sing two love songs!" the HVH site says. 

"Whether it be at a workplace in front of  co-workers, at a romantic dinner with you at a downtown restaurant, or even in your own home, the Harmonizers will make the occasion an especially memorable event." They also take a photo to capture the moment.

Packages start at $50. In-person valentines must be within 25 minutes of downtown Ann Arbor. If your loved one is out of town, you can also send a SV over the phone or by text message.

You can book and pay for a Singing Valentine online at hvharmonizers.org. For more info, call the Harmony Hotline (734-796-7467) or email them.


3 loving 2somes @ The Ark's "My Folky Valentine"

"This annual lovefest, hosted by Annie & Rod Capps, features good friends who are couples who also happen to make beautiful music together. Over the years (13 to be exact) Annie & Rod have invited couples from all over the country to share the stage with them. This year, they’re bringing back two of the original couples from one of the earliest My Folky Valentine concerts:

"Will there be love songs? Sure. But this concert is not just for couples… It’s a night of top-notch songwriting and musicianship that just happens to be made by people in love!"



FOR FAMILIES & KIDS

2 WAYS TO SPREAD THE LOVE

Make cards for those who need a li'l extra

From the Ann Arbor Family site: Spread love by creating special cards or projects at home (or use the ones you made at the local events). Drop off cards on Monday, February 12, at the front desk of the main hospital. Volunteers will disburse the cards to patients. For more information: 734-712-4159. 

Then deliver them to the following places:

  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, 5301 McAuley Dr., Ypsilanti
  • Brookdale Assisted Living, 750 W. Eisenhower Pkwy.

Cards can be dropped off anytime. Front desk staff will assist people as they hand out cards to the residents. For more information: 734-272-4623.

Here's the great site this event came from: Ann Arbor Family—and there are more events listed there.

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More card-making at Malletts Creek Branch of A2 Library

People of all ages are invited to make heart-themed cards using scrap paper and old books: "Make a Valentine."

  • 2–3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Program Room, Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library

Valentine’s Day Fairy Tea

Kids and families are invited to enjoy tea and cookies with “real” fairies, a story and more. 

Fairy attire is encouraged. 

  • 1 & 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
  • $11 per person
  • Register ASAP in advance. 

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 665-2757

Valentine's Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom in Ann Arbor

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WHERE CHARITY AND LOVE PREVAIL

If you'd like to spread love further into the world, here are a few suggestions.

Send a Girl to School & many other ways to offer rescue:

 

Heartful ideas for local giving




Photo credits: Rose: John-Pa on Visual Hunt CC BY-NC-ND.  Fairy:  VFW Kids on VisualHunt.com /  CC BY