This is a mixed-up weekend full of pent-up energy for love and romance, re-scheduled events during the first meltdown, pre-Mardi Gras, pre-Oscar pre-planning and a special Presidents Day shopping sales.
Annual Big Love Fest at LaPorte County Historical Museum: One of my favorite small museums has always been all about Valentine’s Day with a collection of antique cards that takes center stage during February. This year creative Curator Susie Richter and staff are having a program at 1 pm on Saturday called are trying something new called “Great Loves of La Porte County.” They have asked fans and friends to submit stories over the past several weeks, and volunteers will read them at the party. The stories will then be put into the Historical Society’s archives. Some stories are current and some are historical. Forms are still available at the museum for anyone wishing to add another story to the collection. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and include the story. Party refreshments will be served and enjoyed by all visitors. The program and party are free; however, regular museum admission will apply.
A Couple of Art Shows Worth Traveling to See: ARS faculty exhibit at the Anna Russo-Sieber Gallery in Benton Harbor opens this weekend and Water Street Gallery in Douglas---a marvelous spot---at 98 Center St., is hosting Little Boxes, a show composed of artists’ creation of small objects. The works that emerge are quirky and definitely unique. For more information, please contact Water Street Gallery at 269-857-8485. Visit the website at www.waterstreetgallery.com