Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Need a little help finding that perfect gift? Looking for things to do? Here are a few ideas Central Portage VCB would like to share with you.


LED Valentines
February 7, 6:30 pm
Location: Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street, Kent, OH 44240

Adult Valentine’s Murder Mystery
February 7, 2018 | 6:30PN-8PM
Location: Reed Memorial Library, 167 E Main St, Ravenna, OH 44266
330.296-2827 | website
Price: Free
Adults are invited to enjoy an evening of murder and whodunits at Reed Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will work together to solve a special Valentine’s Day-themed murder mystery and identify the murderer before they strike again. Registration is required for this event.

Valentine’s Day Masquerade
February 10, 2018 | 10PM-2AM
Admission: $10 Costumes encouraged.
Mitchel’s Stone Tavern, 1157 West Main St., Kent, OH 44240
Facebook event post.

Main Street Kent Chocolate Walk – SOLD OUT
February 10, 2018 | Noon – 4pm
Location: Main Street Kent, Kent, OH
To purchase tickets click here.
Enjoy collecting unique chocolate treats from over 20 of our downtown businesses!

Valentine’s Day Celebration for KSU Students
February 14, 2018 | 6PM-8PM
Location: Kent Student Center – 2nd Floor
Kent State University Campus, Kent, OH




Valentine’s Escape at Thorncreek Winery and Gardens

February 14, 2018 | 5PM-10PM
Location: 155 Treat Rd., Aurora, OH 44202 “Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner accompanied by music with Paul Borger. By Reservation 330.562.9245 or email”

Valentine’s Day Dessert and Drinks at Candlelight Winery

February 14, 2018 | 6PM
Location: 11325 Center Rd., Garretsville, OH 44231
Cost: $15.99/ person (plus tax and gratuity)
Reservations and pre-payment required, call the winery at 330.527.4118 or click make a reservation.

Tickets are non-refundable – Adults 21+


Valentine’s Day Dinner Event at Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyard

February 14, 2018 | 6PM-8PM
Location: 3272 Industry Rd., Rootstown, OH 44272
Price for this dinner for two will be $70 (plus tax, gratuity & beverages). Reservations need to be made and paid for in advance by calling the tasting room at 330.325.1075 or coming in person. Please let us know of dietary restrictions so that special accommodations can be made. Entree Choices will need to be made in advance and will be taken at time of reservation.


DATE NIGHT – Make it fun!
Cracked – Live Action Puzzle Rooms
295 S. Water St., Suite 202, Kent, OH 44240
440.429.1826 | website
Cracked Escape is Kent, Ohio’s first-ever fully immersive, escape room

CHOCOLATE – Here is a list of nearby places you can purchase and/or ship chocolate.

 Malley’s Chocolate

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
549 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora, Ohio

175 E, Erie St., Kent, OH 44240
330.678.1893 | website

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
966 Portage St NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates
6656 Wise Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Harry London’s Chocolate Factory
5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
330.494.0833 | website

FLOWERS – Order early!

The Window Box Florist
3968 OH-43, Brimfield, OH 44240
330.678.5518 | website


Looking for a weird or funny Valetine’s Day gift to give your sweetheart? Visit
Off the Wagon
152 E. Main Street, Kent, OH 44240

Monica Potter Home
12724 OH-88, Garrettsville, OH 44231
330.866.5533 | website
Actress and “Parenthood” Star Monica Potter opened up a boutique specializing in natural skincare, home decor, home fragrance & textiles.

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
549 S. Chillicothe Road, Suite 185, Aurora, OH 44202