Wednesday, February 7- Teen Art Lab, North-East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Rd. From 4 to 5 pm, get creative and make art to take home. For ages 13 to 18. Free.

Thursday, February 8- Coffee, Culture and Conversation from 10 to 11 am.  Stop by Love Expressions at 4618 Independence Avenue for Valentine gift ideas, treats and coffee. Sponsored by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. Free, all are welcome.

Thursday, February 8- Elixir Soda Fountain at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, now open from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. Enjoy ice cream, sandwiches, and a wide variety of beverages.  Additional hours: Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

Friday, February 9- Teen Maker’s Lab at the North-East Branch Library (6000 Wilson Rd.) from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  For ages 13 to 17 years. Come with your ideas and leave with a finished project. Free.

Monday, February 12- Valentine’s Day Basket Craft, for kids age 8 to 13. The crafting fun begins at 5 pm at the North-East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Free.

Tuesday, February 13- Join the Northeast Chamber of Commerce on Fat Tuesday for their annual MARDI GRAS Beads, Beans & Booze! From 5:30 to 8:30 pm at J. Rieger & Co. Distillery. For tickets and more info on this and other events go to: