ST. CLOUD -- If you're looking for something to do with your special someone on Valentine's Day central Minnesota has a lot to offer. Whether you're in the mood for romance, comedy, dinner or spending a little quality time together outdoors there's something for everyone. We've compiled a list of the best Valentine's Day events in the area.

  • The Books Of Love: Food, Wine & Words

    The Pioneer Place in St. Cloud is hosting a special two day Valentine's Day event at D.B. Searles. "The Books of Love" features literature written by world renowned authors including Dorothy Parker, John Updike and Edna Ferber. During the performance a four-course dinner will be served by Chef Dan Dean. The dinner features shrimp cocktail, Minnesota maple salad, slow-roasted pork tenderloin with a vegetable, side and chocolate custard. Actors Raine Hokan and Sarah Nargang present the literature in four 15-20 minute segments during the dinner. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th. The cost is $59.95 per person.

  • Youth Valentine Celebration

    Rockville Parish Center in Rockville is hosting Youth Valentine Celebration on Valentine's Day. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. students in grades five through seven can participate in a variety of Valentine's Day activities including dancing, face painting and games. Food, snacks and drinks will be served during the event. The cost is $9.00 per kid.

  • Valentine's Day Full Moon

    If you're looking to spend time with your special someone outdoors on Valentine's Day you may want to check out the Valentine's Day Full Moon Ski. The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the free event from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Blue Hill Trail in Zimmerman. You're asked to bring your own ski equipment. You can register for the event by calling 763-389-3323.

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  • Valentine's Day Comedy Show Featuring Mary Mack

    Comedian Mary Mack will be performing a special Valentine's Day comedy show at the Cathedral High School Performing Arts Center on Friday. Mack has been featured in Comedy Central's Live At Gotham and NBC's Last Comic Standing. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can get more information by calling 888-654-6901.

  • I DO! I DO!

    The Pioneer Place in St. Cloud presents the romantic musical "I Do! I Do!" on stage now. It's a show about a marriage that spans 50 years. It takes you through the ups and downs of main characters Agnes and Michael Snow from 1895 to 1945. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person with a discount for seniors.

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  • Valentine's Day Music

    The Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud is hosting "Valentine's Day Music." From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. you can listen to a four piece band play a variety of different genres. You're encouraged to bring a special someone to dance with. Coffee and cookies will also be served. Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For more information call (320) 255-7245.

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  • An Evening With Roz Chast

    A staff cartoonist for the New Yorker is set to speak at the College of St. Benedict's Gorecki Family Center on Friday. Roz Chast is known for her more than 1,000 cartoons that have been printed in magazines since the late 1970s. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 with a discount for seniors and students.

  • The Love Show

    The Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud presents "The Love Show" featuring master storyteller Kevin Kling. Kling is a will be performing on stage with his five member band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for seniors.

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