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Local Events Keep Lovers Busy on Valentine's Day

Thursday, Feb. 14



The movie version of Valentine's Day involves dinner at a nice restaurant and a moonlit walk. That might be a relaxing way to spend Thursday, Feb. 14, but there's no shortage of events in Boise to help you make the most of the day of love, with or without a date.

If you've met a hot history buff, the Idaho State Historical Society has Romancing the Pen, a lovey-dovey event at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary. Learn about crimes of passion at the exhibit, which includes stories of adultery, theft and escape. But heads up parents, this is not an exhibit to take the youngest kids to, unless you're OK with a lot of uncomfortable explanations. Doors open at noon and hot chocolate is available to keep visitors toasty.

If that's not warm enough for you and yours, Fusions Glass Studio is heating things up with a Glass Stringer Pull and Project beginning at 4 p.m. Watch pros pull piping-hot glass from a kiln to create a "vitrigraph stringer" at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., which visitors can form into fused dishes for $25.

Top off your Valentine's Day with a romance flick from Boise Classic Movies or Boise State University's Blockbuster series. BCM presents the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember, beginning at 7 p.m. Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, it's the classic story of two people engaged to others who fall in love and plan to meet at the top of the Empire State Building.

Or for those looking to sink their teeth into supernatural romance, 2012's Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, starts at the Boise State Special Events Center at 7 p.m. Free popcorn and soda are provided, and admission is free for students and $1 for nonstudents

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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Director: Bill Condon

Producer: Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, Stephenie Meyer, Marty Bowen, Greg Mooradian, Mark Morgan and Guy Oseary

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Mackenzie Foy, Julia Jones, BooBoo Stewart, Lee Pace, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Casey LaBow, Maggie Grace, MyAnna Buring, Joe Anderson, Omar Metwally, Rami Malek, Guri Weinberg, Noel Fisher, Chaske Spencer, Jamie Bower and Christopher Heyerdahl


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