February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do in Southlake. In honor of American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, here are a few events that will warm—and maybe even save—the heart.
Before the rush of Valentine’s Day, plan to spend a little time with your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild at the Sweetheart Dance, which will be held Feb. 7 at Southlake Town Hall. In addition to dancing, there will be games and refreshments. Cost is $12, and you can register online now.
And on Valentine’s Day, Southlake Town Square is the place to be. If you haven’t already, now is the time to book a reservation at your favorite restaurant and pick up a special gift at one of the shops. Stumped on what to give? Schedule a couple’s massage at one of the spas.
The second Staying Alive in Southlake, a free CPR-training event, will be Feb. 14 at the DPS North facility. If you can’t commit to the full four-hour class, 20-minute hands-only CPR classes also will be available, though you cannot obtain a CPR certification from the hands-only class. In addition to the CPR training, there will be health screenings and other activities for the whole family. Registration is open now. If you miss this opportunity, you’ll get a second chance to take a CPR class on Feb. 21. Minimum age to enroll is 15. To register or for more information, call Renni Burt at 817-748-8349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz lovers won’t want to miss the Apex Jazz Festival, which will be Feb. 21 at White’s Chapel United Church. Three local high school jazz bands (Naaman Forest Jazz Band, Carroll Jazz Orchestra and Roulette High School Jazz Band I) will open, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students from the University of North Texas. Then, the UNT One O’clock Lab Band will take the stage. This ensemble has been nominated for six Grammys and has produced more than 60 records in its 65+ years, during which it has performed locally and internationally.
And the fourth annual Strokes of Art in the Square will be held Feb. 22 at Southlake Town Hall. The event kicks off the 16th Art in the Square and will feature a display of works from the 2015 Art in the Square featured artists, music by Azura Winds and wine and appetizers.