By Emily Brainard, Army Flier StaffFebruary 11, 2010
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Valentine's Day evokes a wide variety of emotions in many, and several post facilities offer traditional and alternative ways to celebrate the romance-themed holiday.
Those of any age or relationship status will find fun, inexpensive options to enjoy this weekend.
Youngsters 5- to 11-years-old can express their feelings for friends and Families through a Valentine's Day craft-making activity at the Center Library Feb. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Supplies and refreshments are free, library staff said. For more information or to register, call 255-3885.
The I. A.M. STRONG concert tour stops at The Landing Feb. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring recording artist Leigh Jones, comedians and Soldier talent. The public event is free and doors open at 5:30 p.m., said Evy Bludsworth, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation deputy director.
The concert features a "positive message," according to Bludsworth, and is appropriate for couples, Families and singles to attend.
The Landing Zone staff offers dinner specials to the public Feb. 12-14 from 4 to 9 p.m. Dinner for two is $28 and includes an appetizer, two entrAfAes and a dessert. Those who take advantage of the special are entered into a romantic giveaway prize drawing.
"It provides a very enjoyable atmosphere for a great evening of fun and entertainment. (It's) great food (at a) great location. Any time we can provide a service close to home for our Soldiers, we are excited to do that," said Janice Sullivan, DFMWR marketing director.
Sweethearts and singles alike can enjoy live entertainment by D.J. Chris and drink specials Feb. 12 and 13 from 9 p.m. to midnight, Sullivan said. No cover charge applies for those times. Staff always offer free shuttle service to on-post residencies at any event for those needing safe transportation home, Sullivan noted.
For more information on this weekend's events, call 598-8025.
For those looking for a more physical activity, two can bowl for the price of one Feb. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Rucker Lanes, said Suzy Kelly, business manager.
Games cost $2.25 and shoe rentals are $1.75 per person.
"With funds being limited for a lot of Families, it gives them an opportunity to come out and have some fun without hitting the wallet too bad," Kelly said.
For more information, call 255-9503.