What To Do for Valentine's Day

From dances and dinner, to partners yoga, a zoo event and Inner Harbor cruises, sweethearts as well as families can find a grand event close to home this Valentine weekend and on Valentine's Day.

Cupid shot some arrows and they've landed close to home.

We've rounded up five heart-pounding events in Pikesville and Baltimore:


Have fun for a good cause. This event is hosted by Heather Roberts and Daniel Hamm, dancers who are raising money for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Ball Gala set for April. There will be free hot food, snacks, soda and set-ups. B.Y.O.B. There will also be an R&B DJ, plus a latin dance mix. Sean Climer of Georgia Boy Dance will give dance lessons.

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 11

Where: Circle of Friends Dance Facility, 4001 Seven Mile Lane, Pikesville, MD.

Cost: $25 per person or $40 a couple. Or pay $20 each for groups of two-plus people.

Tickets and info: 410-382-5182 or 410-665-1372. Or buy tickets at the door. 


Take in an entire day of dance with the Baltimore Folk Music Society. You can pick and choose the hours to attend—or attend the whole day. The schedule includes seven hours of live music. Dances include Hambo, couples and contra dance, as well as a Chocolate Extravaganza Contest during an evening break.

When: 2-11 p.m. Feb. 11 


Cost: $20 BFMS members and affiliates, $24 non-members. Under 21 and full-time students with ID: $10 members, $14 non-members. Reduced admission available for attendance at portions of event.

Visit the society's website for tickets and info. 


Get in touch with your partner during this special workshop at in Pikesville. "It's going to be a really good time for partners, friends couples, what have you," said owner Jeff Arenberg. "We are going to do yoga that involves two people, helping you get deeper into the movements. It makes for a very light atmosphere, very fun." Jeff and Emily Arenberg will lead the session. There will be a party afterward with refreshments.

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Where: B-More Yoga, 1321A Bedford Ave., Pikesville

Cost: $25 per couple, or $20 for early registration

Info: 410-627-4597 


When: Reservations begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 14

Where: , 1777 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville

Cost: Menu pricing is from $44.95 for stuffed chicken breast entree with sides, to $84.95 for the petite filet and cold lobster tail. Whole Maine lobster is available at market price. Desserts, including chocolate sin cake and creme brulee, are at an additional cost. Appetizers are an additional cost.

Visit the Ruth's Chris website for info and to make a reservation.


When: Various times on Feb. 10-12 and Feb. 14.

Where: Spirit of Baltimore, Inner Harbor, 561 Light St., Baltimore

Cost: From $41.90 per person for the Lunch Cruise on Feb. 11; From $63.90 for the Friday Valentine Dinner Cruise; and from $79.90 for the Saturday and Sunday Valentine Dinner cruises.

Visit the Spirit Cruises Baltimore website for tickets and info.


Red heart in the animals' exhibits show that zoo keepers are "adding variety and stimulation to the animals' daily routines," for Valentine's Day, according to the zoo website. For example, there might be raisin treats for the chimpanzees and meat treats for lions and leopards. A different animal gets their treat every half hour.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore

Cost: $16.50 for adults, ages 12-64; $11.50 per child ages 2-11; $13.50 for adults ages 65 and older; children under age 2 are admitted free of charge.

More info: Call 443-552-5276, or email events@arylandzoo.org


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