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4 Awesome (local) ideas for Valentines day in the RDU from The Gluckin Group!

1. Arielle White: Science of Wine at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham

Whether you’re looking to extend the Valentines festivities with your boo or just want a night out with the girls, look no further than the Museum of Life and Science in Durham! On Thursday, February 13th, they are hosting the ‘Science of Wine’ event. This fun and informative event will feature over 28 local vendors providing wine, craft brews, and small bites. Gain a deeper understanding of how various wines are produced, what foods to pair them with and other fun facts. For more information and to purchase tickets visit click the link here : The Link

Address: 433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

2. Jesse Summers: St. James Seafood Restaurant

Durham offers some of the most intimate dining experiences in the Triangle, providing the perfect atmosphere for Valentines day. St. James Seafood is no different. Located in the Bright Leaf Square area of Downtown Durham, St. James will impress your significant other with appetizers like Honey Hushpuppies and entrees that include Deviled Crab Spaghetti. But if you really want to WOW your date, be sure to order a Seafood Tower (pictured above). There's no doubt this will be a valentines day hotspot, so make your reservations now at

Address: 806 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3. Shonda Draughn: Candle Making Date Night

Spend some quality time together this Valentine’s Day by doing something a little different!  Attend one of these workshops and create your own custom soy candle that is scented perfectly for you! Get creative by choosing from a number of available fragrances, combining the scents you love, pouring, and finally walking away with your creations in hand. 

Register online below:

Raleigh: Soy Clever Candle Co. LLC

Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be available but feel free to bring your own wine/beer or food to enjoy!! 


Carolina Candle Lab

Don’t forget to BYOB!

4. Daniel Gluckin: Blanket Fort Movie Night

Rule #1...don't forget the snacks & pillows! Want to have a romantic night on a budget? Build a cozy blanket fort for a romantic movie marathon. Maybe you’ve forgotten how fun these are to make and hang out in? Set up yours in front of the TV or bring a laptop/iPad in the fort to make it cozy, make some popcorn, s'mores in the oven (be careful), and cuddle up to watch movies for as long as you want!

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