Lincoln City Parks and Recreation has a whole lot of love to share, with two special events on offer this Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The first is the Daddy-Daughter Dance, which despite its name, is open to moms and sons, too. This event, held at the Lincoln City Community Center, gives kids in grades K through 6 the chance to enjoy a magical evening with the special people in their lives.
The theme this year is a Hawaiian Luau and everyone is invited to wear their island best. Fresh Jive Sound will play music for dancing, and light snacks will be provided along with free keepsake photos for all attendees.
The cost is $20 per couple, and $10 for each additional child. To book a spot, drop by the center at 2150 NE Oar Place or call 541-994-2131.
Meanwhile, kids in grades 1 through 5 are invited to take part in the department’s Valentine’s Day Essay Contest by writing short essay about their favorite person or pet.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second places in each grade during a ceremony set for 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Lincoln City Council Chambers at City Hall. Special guest judges this year are members of the Lincoln City Senior Center Short Story club.
Registration forms are available at all north county schools and the Lincoln City Community Center. For an electronic entry form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-994-2131.