It was Elizabeth Barrett Browning who gave us the idea that somehow love could be measured when she wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
In case you’re keeping score, here are five ways to feel the love this Valentine’s Day here in Lake Oswego. Plan ahead so you don’t miss out!
My Funny Valentine. Last I checked, this show was almost sold out, so act fast! Enjoy comic love songs performed by Joan Freed (of the hit show Chocolate Confessions) and other favorite Lakewood Theatre performers as a fundraiser for the Artist Training Facility. Light refreshments at 7:00 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12. $30/person ($20 is tax deductible). Lakewood Theatre Company, 368 S. State Street. 503.635.3901.
Valentine walk. Take your honey for a stroll around the beautiful Marylhurst University campus along with other Winter Walk enthusiasts on Thursday, February 13. Lunch at the cafeteria. Meet at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way at 9:00 a.m. to carpool. $2 fee. 503.675.2549.
Valentine’s edition of William Stafford discussion group. In the spirit of the holiday, you’re invited to bring in one of Stafford’s romantic poems. One of my favorites is: “When I Met My Muse,” with this opening line, “I glanced at her and took my glasses off—they were still singing.” Friday, February 14, 1:00 p.m., Adult Community Center-Acorn Room, 505 G Avenue. 503.675.2538.
Wine tasting. World Class Wines is adding a valentine theme to its weekly tasting featuring “sweetheart wines.” They’ll include a Treos 2011 Stolen Kisses Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Gris that has been “lightly kissed by Muscat.” The taste “lingers on your lips and in your memory like a Stolen Kiss.” You might also enjoy the 2010 Pasqua Passimento Veneto, a full bodied red obtained from a blend of native grapes from Verona, the place that gave us Romeo and Juliet. The label features the wall where the star-crossed lovers left their love notes and thousands of tourists return to do the same every year. Friday, February 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $15 for 6 wines; $5 bonus pour. 269 A Avenue. 503.974.9841
Speed dating. For all you singles out there, Maher’s Irish Brew Pub is hosting its fourth annual speed dating night on Valentine’s Day beginning at 7:00 p.m. (signups at 6:30 p.m.) Drink specials include $1 off all drinks, $5 Mangria, $3 beer specials and a free glass of champagne to all participants. 352 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 503.305.8087.
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