Taste for the romantic

There are plenty of events in the area to make this Valentine’s Day a little sweeter.

Here’s a roundup:


At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Voices in Harmony will present a romantic Italian dinner and show, “That’s Amore!” at St. John Neumann Church Hall, 708 Milford Road. The event will include performances by the Voices in Harmony chorus and quartets; Moonstruck, the Harmony Inc. 2014 gold medalist championship quartet; Downtown Crossing, the 2013 Northeast District championship men’s quartet; and the Von Tramack Family Singers of Nashua.

The menu will include salad, baked ziti with or without Italian sausage, garlic/lemon chicken, rice pilaf and dessert. A silent auction is also slated.

Tickets are $30 or two for $50.

For more information, contact Rita at 881-7473 or rralston10@aol.com, or visit newengland


Local coffee shop A&E Coffee & Tea will host a Valentine’s coffee and dessert pairing all day Saturday, Feb. 14, at its Amherst and Manchester locations. Three coffees and desserts will be matched for $12 each. The shops are at 135 Route 101A, Amherst, and 1000 Elm St., Manchester.


Hungry for love? Satisfy your craving for romance with dinner and a show, some warm and cozy beverages or a full chocolate buffet.

From 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, celebrate Valentine’s Day early with an extra dose of chocolate. Treat your sweetie to a chocolate buffet at the Brookline Community Church, 2 Main St. The all-you-can-enjoy buffet will feature a variety of decadent, homemade chocolate desserts, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate milk.

The cost is $7 for adults and children, and $5 for seniors. Proceeds will benefit organizations supported by the church’s outreach program.

For more information and to reserve tickets, call Carol at 672-8960 or email chocolatebuffet@gmail.com.


If you’re looking to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors with your partner, the Beaver Brook Association is offering a Valentine’s Day couples snowshoe and bonfire from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

The cost is $40 per couple. Registration is required; call 465-7787 or visitbeaverbrook.org.


The Manchester Community Theatre Players will present the world premiere of “What Love Means,” written and directed by award-winning and national best-selling local author Tom Anastasi, on Thursday, Feb. 12, and Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15.

On Valentine’s Day, there will be a free chocolate fountain for attendees to enjoy. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the JFNH Theatre, 698 Beech St.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for high school students and younger.

For tickets or more information, visit mctp.info or call 1-800-838-3006.


On Sunday, Feb. 15, keep the Valentine’s Day vibe going with a jazz performance at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture at 19 Grove St. The Stephanie Hurley Trio will perform as part of the 2015 season of the Music in Bass Hall Concert Series.

The show is $15 for adults and $12 for members, seniors and students.

For tickets or more information, visit monadnockcenter.org.


When words can’t express your romantic feelings, why not let a silent movie do the talking? And what better film to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend than with 1927’s “Love,” starring silent screen icons (and off-screen lovers) Greta Garbo and John Gilbert?

“Love,” a big-budget MGM adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina,” will be shown at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. The film will be presented with live music by New Hampshire-based silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis.

Admission is free; $5 donations are requested to help cover expenses.