Unsure how to spend this year’s day of love? Here’s a few local ways to show that special someone you care:
1. Make them a card
Channel your inner artist at the Valentine’s Crafting Station in Hub24 in the Robert E. Kennedy Library. The event is hosted by Take5, an outreach program that creates stress-relieving events for students in the library. Supplies will be provided from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14.
For those who need some crafting assistance, Take5 is offering a Valentine Craft Workshop on Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Library atrium.
According to event coordinator Conny Liegl, the workshop is a great way to make a quick card or present for those who procrastinated buying a gift this year.
2. Give them something pretty
Red roses are so last year. The way to win that special someone’s heart in 2018 is with succulents.
From Feb. 12 to 14, the Valentine’s Plant Sale will be selling succulents and cyclamens on Dexter Lawn and in the University Union (UU) Plaza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the landscape architecture senior show.
Short on cash? Fear not.
Associated Students, Inc. is hosting a flower arranging event in the Julian A. McPhee UU Craft Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13, free for students with a valid Polycard. Participants can arrange a vase of fresh flowers and enjoy complimentary bagels, donuts, coffee and tea.
3. Embarrass them
Cal Poly a capella group Take it SLO will do it for you.
The group has a booth in the UU until Feb. 9, selling singing telegrams from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. During the week of Valentine’s Day, the group will show up at the time and place you specify to sing their hearts out to your friend, loved one or whoever you chose.
“It’s a super fun and easy way to show your love and let that person know you care about them,” Take It SLO member Mikaela McGill said.
The group offers eight songs to choose from and charges $10 for an on-campus gram and $20 for an off-campus one.
4. Take them out for a special evening
If you’re feeling extra romantic this year, take your special someone to Park Cinemas in Paso Robles Feb. 11 to see the iconic romantic comedy film, “You Can’t Take It With You.”
The movie starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $12 per person, which includes popcorn, chocolates and soda or champagne. To reserve tickets, call 805-238-4103 or visit their site.
5. Practice self-love
You will want to invite your gal pals to this one.
Since 2015, the Gender Equity Center has hosted Galentine’s Day every February, inspired by the hit show “Parks and Rec.” The program is centered around empowering women and celebrating female friendships.
This year’s topic will revolve around self-love and self-care, according to anthropology and geology senior Cassandra Smith, who helped coordinate the discussion event.
Galentine’s Day will take place Feb. 13 in San Luis Lounge (UU 221) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Correction: A previous version of this article said Galentine’s Day will take place Feb. 14.