It's that time of year again where the stores are filled with life-size stuffed teddy bears and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.
For those of you looking to spice up your pre-Valentine's Day celebrations, downtown Kent has you covered.
"Make Mine With Ice"
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present the 9th Annual ""Make Mine with Ice" Ice Carving Exhibition.
The exhibition is a Downtown Innovative Community Event. There will be ice carving demonstrations by Kent State University and University of Akron Ice Carving Clubs.
To keep you warm and cozy, Anthony's Caf will serve hot beverages and soup. Pastries from Stahl's Bakery will also be available.
The exhibition will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Bank Plaza, on the corner of Water St. and Main St. in Downtown Kent.
For more information, call Standing Rock Cultural Arts at 330-673-4970 or visit www.standingrock.net.
While you're strolling through downtown Kent, don't forget to participate in Kent's Chocolate Walk.
It's similar to an adult trick-or-teat. All you have to do is walk through downtown to collect chocolate delicacies at each participating business. For $15, you'll have a bag full of chocolate treats.
Tickets can be purchased online or at McKay Bricker Gallery and Framing. Advance purchase is required.
On Saturday, just bring your ticket to Earl's Nest, in Acorn Alley next to Arctic Squirrel Ice Cream, to pick up your goodie bag and pass and start your walk. This is perfect for your Valentine's crush or an outing with friends.
Participating businesses include: Arctic Squirrel, Baked in the Village Caf, Bent Tree Coffee Roasters, Carnaby Street Style, Downtown Gallery, Dragonfly, Gracy Lane, Laziza, McKay Bricker Framing and Gallery, Off the Wagon, Pita Pit, Ray's Place, Tree City Coffee and more.
The Chocolate Walk will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Contact this reporter at 330-298-1123