UPC hosts Valentine’s date night

By By Parker Williams

By Parker Williams

Valentine’s card: $5. Chocolates for that special someone: $15. A romantic dinner for two: $40. A place to go on Valentine’s Day: free.

This Valentine’s Day, the Union Programming Council Community Service Board is hosting a free date night for student couples. Dancing, cookie decorating and massage lessons are just a few of the activities offered free of charge.

A discounted dinner will also be offered to 40 couples at 6 p.m. in the Crimson View restaurant on the fourth floor of the Union.

A violinist will play at the restaurant to set a romantic mood for students who dine. Currently, all 40 seats have been filled, but a waiting list is available for students who want to get in.

Erin Barlow, director of the community service board and a senior in math education, said she is looking forward to this year’s date night.

“You can’t beat doing things for free as a student,” she said.

The date night begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Union. Among other free festivities at this year’s event will be a couples’ game show. The winning couple will receive $300 for a hotel stay, donated by the U’s Student Travel Agency.