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Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Still trying to think of an amorous place to take your loved one this Sunday? It is Valentine’s Day, after all.

Have you thought about taking them to Love Valley, N.C. or Valentine, Texas? What about Romeoville, Ill.?

In honor of that special day of love on Feb. 14, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a list of “romantic-sounding places to spend Valentine’s Day.” We’re still wondering why “Albuquerque” didn’t sound romantic enough for the list. But at least a couple New Mexico towns did make the list.

If you’re not able to travel to a “romantic-sounding” town, there’s plenty to do here in ABQ this weekend. Check it out.

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Why not head to the zoo for Valentine’s Day? No, we’re not talking about the new Zoolander 2 movie. We mean the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

Technically, it’ll be Valentine’s Day Eve, but tomorrow, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., discovery stations will dot the zoo grounds, each providing information on the reproductive behaviors of zoo animals.

Admission is $4 to $12.50.

Romantic dinner setting with rose petalsWhat a Lovely Dinner

Tomorrow, from 5–8 p.m., TenderLove Community Center‘s 2016 Benefit Dinner will be taking place at First Presbyterian Church (215 Locust St. NE).

Along with fine cuisine, there will be live entertainment and a silent auction. Auction proceeds will go toward TenderLove’s new building.

Individual tickets are $75 and table sponsorships are $500, $750, or $1,000. TenderLove Community Center is a nonprofit that provides assistance to formerly-incarcerated, homeless, domestic violence survivors, and low-income women trying to better their lives.

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It’s one of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts in the world, but have you ever thought why we have chocolate in the first place?

In addition to giving your loved one chocolates, why not take them to the Albuquerque Museum to learn about chocolate’s history. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, from 3–5 p.m., the museum will be hosting a lecture on “The History of Chocolate.”

Tickets are $15 for Albuquerque International Association members and $20 for nonmembers.

What are your plans for the weekend?