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Valentine's Day is Tuesday, so hello, young lovers, this weekend is your chance to do something romantic or fun with your one and only. And our weekly to-do list of activities has plenty of suggestions. Now, if you are the Ebenezer Scrooge of love (we've been there, it's OK), you'll find plenty to do as well. In love or not, enjoy the weekend and get out of the house.

Where/When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., , 174 Changebridge Road, Montville
Why Go: To see a multimedia presentation on precursors to domestic violence and tools to recognize and leave abusive relationships. For parents, teens, family members and teachers.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Thursday at 9:30 p.m. at , 1735 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: When's the last time you went out to rock out?
Cost: Free admission

Couple Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
When/Where: Friday at 6 p.m. at .
Why Go: To watch Sous Chef Donald Colley prepare his favorite Valentine's Day dishes, while getting to be part of the demonstrations and tasting all the food that includes Chicken Francese and Bitter Sweet Chocolate Mousse.
Cost: $100 per couple.

When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at the , Morristown
Why Go: You want to celebrate Valentines Day with your sweetie, and "The People's Tenor."
Cost: $42 to $57

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. from 
Why Go: You want to make friends and work out around lovely Morristown. Free bagels after the run, too!
Cost: Free

 Saturday, 9:30 a.m., , 321 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook
Why Go: 
Vicious Styles Crew is giving the first in a five-week series of lessons on graffiti writing. 
Cost: $15

When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. at 243 Route 46, Parsippany
Why Go: To try a unique method of exercise
Cost: $8

Family Fun Day
 Saturday at 1 p.m. at the , 9 Main St., Madison
Why Go: Because it's a good time to get crafty with your kids
Cost: Free

Drew Rangers Kids Day
 Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Simon Forum Athletic Center, , 36 Madison Ave.
Why Go: Kids 12 and under admitted free to Drew's women's and men's basketball games, plus giveaways, contests, and a chance to meet the players.
Cost: Free for kids, $2 for adults.

When/Where:  Saturday at 6 p.m. at , 335 Reynolds Ave,Parsippany
Why Go: To support the Youth Group's trip to a church youth conference in New Orleans, eat southern cuisine and laissez les bons temps roulez in a wholesome way
Cost:  $15; call 973-887-6713 for ticket info.

Wine Tasting Soiree
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the  in Kinnelon
Why Go: To experience a variety of fine wines and light fare while supporting the 
Cost: $65 per person 

When/Where: Saturday, 7 p.m., , Chatham
Why go: to shake off the winter blues with swing dancing and help raise money for the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center of Morristown, Family Promise of Summit and the United Methodist Women of 
Cost: $100 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10

When/Where: Sunday, 1 p.m. at , Morris Township
Why Go: You want to learn about ivy from an expert, its many varieties, and maybe even buy some for your home.
Cost: $15

'I Love Horses' Valentine Introductory Ride
When/Where: Sunday at 1 p.m. at, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because you love horses, and this is a great chance to brush up on your riding skills and enjoy the trails at Lord Stirling Park
 $35 for Somerset County residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration through Thursday at the stable, as space permits.

When/Where: Sunday 1 p.m. at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown
Why Go: You want a little history about this historical figure
Cost: $8 general admission 

 Sunday, 3 p.m., , 174 Changebridge Road, Montville
Why Go:
 Did you see the word "bubbles?" And it's interactive!
Cost: $10 per person with registration by Friday, $15 at the door. Games and projects following the show are an additional fee.


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