Best Bets for the Weekend: Be your own valentine

Catch True Lions Friday night at City Center Live in Lenexa.

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and we live in a place that produces Andre’s, Christopher Elbow and Russell Stover chocolates. What a life. After your done stuffing chocolates in your face make sure to head out to any of these fun events:

  • I’m definitely biased since Alison is our piano teacher, but True Lions is a fantastic band and you’ll regret it if you don’t see them Friday night at Lenexa’s City Center Live.
  • If you’ve never been to the Prairie Village Arts Council events you’re missing out. Stop by for the art reception featuring photography by Wendy Delzeit, Ken Sabatini and Lauran Jackson at 6 on Friday, then stay for the Westwood Ensemble Quintet.
  • Looking for some Valentine’s time with your spouse but lacking a sitter? The City of Shawnee has got you covered. Bring your children to Kids Night Out at the Shawnee Civic Centre. Dinner, games, crafts, free play, a snack and a movie are all on tap.

Featured Event: League of Women Voters Centennial Celebration with keynote speaker Rosie Rios

Johnson County Community College | Feb. 29th 2-4 p.m.

On the $20 bill, on statues in our parks and in our history books: Those are just a few of the places where we may see women better recognized and honored for shaping our democracy, thanks to the work of Rosie Rios, the keynote speaker for LWJoCo’s Centennial Celebration Feb. 29Buy your tickets here!

Rios, former U.S. Treasurer, is currently leading Empowerment 2020, a movement that focuses on the recognition of historic American women and provides a collective voice advocating for women in senior leadership positions and investment programs for both women and girls.

We are living LWV’s legacy

Rios is the perfect person to help us honor the strength and vision of the women of the past 100 years. As one of nine children raised by a single mother, she knows firsthand the power of dedicated women. With Rios as our featured speaker, this will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Join us

Emmy-Award winning journalist Nick Haines will emcee the celebration and lead the question-and-answer period with Rios. Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and a century of women breaking barriers and shaping our democracy. Buy tickets today.