Things to do in Loveland: Craft Beer & Girl Scout Cookie Pairing

Join us anytime throughout the day for 6 Big Beaver beers paired with 6 varieties of Girl Scout cookies. Cookies will be available for purchase on February 4th from 2 to 4 pm. Enjoy 6 4 oz pours and 12 cookies for $10. A small batch S’mores Cookie Porter release will take place on February 3rd at 2 pm, in honor of the Girl Scouts newest S’mores cookie release. $1 from each pint will be donated to the “Troop to Troops” Gift of Caring Program, which sends Girl Scout cookies to our military men and women.

Big Beaver Brewing is offering a Beer + Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Today - $10 - Available 2-4PM 4th February, 2017

Big Beaver Brewing is offering a Beer + Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Today – $10 – Available 2-4PM 4th February, 2017

Date: February 4
Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $10
Location: Big Beaver Brewing, 2707 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537

Are you wearing red today? It’s National Wear Red Day

February 3 marks National Wear Red Day, a holiday to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in women. It’s also the start of American Heart Month. The holiday was created by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2003.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports that 289,758 women were killed in 2013 from heart disease, making up one in four of all female deaths that year.

The CDC notes that the same number of women and men die on average each year. It is the leading cause of death for both African American and white women in the U.C. and 64 percent of all women who die from heart disease showed no previous symptoms.

According to the CDC, the conditions and choices that can put a person at risk for heart disease include diabetes, overweight and obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use. Symptoms of heart disease include heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke.

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Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas – A Shopping Experience That Could Potentially Ruin Valentine’s Day?

Amazon has some gift ideas for you - but among the good ideas are some potentially bad ideas...

The online favorite Amazon would have you believe that they have you covered when it comes to Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – but we would caution you to take a moment and think before buying that impulse Valentine gift…

Not every gift category is ‘The perfect gift idea for every Valentine’ as Amazon would have you believe…

Valentine Gifts in the ‘For Her’ Section:

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas for her - a good idea...

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas for her – a good idea…

Valentine Gifts in the ‘Beauty’ Section:

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Beauty category - a good idea...

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Beauty category – a good idea…

Valentine Gifts in the ‘Grocery’ or ‘Candy’ Section:

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Grocery (candy) category - a good idea...

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Grocery (candy) category – a good idea…

Valentine Gifts in the ‘Flowers’ Section:

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Flowers category - a good idea...

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Flowers category – a good idea…

Valentine Gifts in the ‘Home & Kitchen’ Section:

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Home category - might not be a good idea...

Amazon Valentine Gift Ideas in the Home category – might not be a good idea…

We hope you know your valentine sweetheart well enough to know which categories are good choices for you to buy in… for this household… we will be steering clear of the Home & Kitchen section… 😉

International Valentine Card Mailing Deadline Looms Large – Buy Today to hit the deadline

Loveland Valentine Station VolunteersThe Valentine Re-Mailing Program has set the 4th of February as the deadline to have your International cards into the remailing program for valentine’s day delivery, so today is the last day we can take orders with a guarantee to get them to the Valentine Station Valentine Station by the 4th if they must travel overseas.

As a gentle reminder – the US Postal Service no longer has ‘international zones’ – in previous years, we had different deadlines and postal rates for Canada, Europe and ‘rest of world’ – the USPS now treats all countries outside the US as ‘Overseas’.

Please make sure you buy your international valentine’s day card today!

Loveland Sweetheart Classic 2017 – February 11th, 2017

The Sweetheard Classic is a 4-mile run which takes place on the saturday before Valentines Day each year.

The Loveland Sweetheart Classic is normally run on the the Saturday before Valentines Day – this year (2017), that falls on the 11th of February.

Join hundreds of others on February 11th, 2017 for a day full of fun, love, and fitness as well as raising money for the Thompson Valley School District high school Cross Country teams. Kids 12 and under can participate in a free 400m run around the track.

The Loveland Road Runners are excited to once again hold this year’s event around Lake Loveland. Loveland High School will be hosting the registration and awards in their cafeteria. You can find parking spots in the east parking lot of the high school. The race will begin promptly in the same parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Racers will need to arrive at the high school early to assure smooth parking as well as an on-time start. To ensure the safety of our runners, the parking lot will be closed 15 minutes prior to the race start.

Our Take: If you’re going to indulge in chocolate, candy or beer (or all three) – then getting out and raising some money for a good cause while burning off a few calories is an excellent way to buy some leeway for Valentine indulgences! Go on – run for Loveland!

Cost: Single Registration, $30, Couples Registration, $55.

More details and registration at the Loveland Sweetheart Classic website.

Cupcakes and Beer at Grimm Bros Brewhouse – Valentine Cupcake & Beer Pairing

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - ‎Valentine Cupcake & Beer Pairing

You might not think of pairing Cupcakes and Beer – but we think this event will change your mind. The culinary expertise of The Curious Cupcake and the brewing wizards at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse have joined forces to pair 4 beers with 4 beers. The results will surprise and titillate your taste-buds, of that you can be sure.

The cost this event is only $15 and the time and place are: From 4PM at the Grimm Bros Brewhouse Tasting Room in Loveland. Available while the cupcakes last… we suggest you get your skates on and get down to Grimm Bros!

Prost!

Today the Valentine Volunteers came together at Valentine Station once more

Today, our beloved Loveland Volunteers gathered at the Loveland Chamber & Visitors center to form the Loveland Valentine Station under supervision of our Loveland postmaster.

This location becomes an official US Post Office during the Valentine program which is now in its 71st year.

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A Valentine Treat for your Love? How about a romantic Valentine’s Dinner?

A Valentine Treat for your Love? How about a romantic Valentine’s Dinner?

Cards, Breakfast in bed, Chocolates, Flowers, Wine – how about a Valentine’s Day Dinner?

Romantic Dinner for Two by the Lake

Romantic Dinner for Two by the Lake

A simple valentine’s dinner doesn’t have to be lavish – all you need to do is think about the little things. A nice wine, some flowers or petals. How about some valentine confetti on the table?

What type of meal would you prepare?

You can start with a simple salad or soup. Keep it light and delightful. Did you know that there are a number of edible flowers? These can add a little romance and whimsy as a garnish, or as part of a salad.

An entree for romance?

What type of entree conjures up a romantic evening? That really depends on your sweetie’s taste buds. For some it’s a nice juicy steak, while others enjoy a lobster or even a pasta meal. Our advice is to not go too heavy on the meal – leave room for the dessert course…

Speaking of desserts – how about chocolate?

Cheese, cheesecake or perhaps a chocolate dessert to finish off a romantic v-day dinner.. we’ve tried it all – and all that matters is that it be something that your loved one actually loves. Make sure this meal is about your loved one, not about you… and add a little candle-light… romance may follow… 😀

A Valentines Day Treat – Breakfast in Bed for your Loved One

Are you a romantic at heart?  Does your loved on look after you all year?  How about spoiling them with breakfast in bed this valentines day?

Are you a romantic at heart? Does your loved on look after you all year? How about spoiling them with breakfast in bed this valentines day?

Go on.. spoil them.. breakfast in bed is a lovely valentines day treat!

Our first batch of 2017 Loveland Valentines is ready for delivery to Valentine Station

We are ready with our first batch of Valentines to to go the Loveland Valentine Station – the temporary US Post Office which is formed for Valentine Season at the Loveland Chamber & Visitors Center. This year the orders have been steadily ramping up – with more orders each day than the day before.. we expect to prepare more valentines tonight and deliver the first box of cards to the postmaster on February 1st, when they open the doors!

Our first batch of Valentines are ready for delivery...

Our first batch of Valentines are ready for delivery…

With many orders from repeat customers, this year so far, we’ve had orders from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • and of course – lots from the United States!

Every card has been carefully put together with the sender’s name + address, the recipient, a personalized message – hand stamped and a selection of Valentine Stickers – and then prepared for delivery to the Postmaster.

In case you’re wondering – the cards with an X on them where the stamp must go, are International cards. We need to verify correct postage before dropping those off – we don’t want to risk someone not getting their card!