Love is in the air this month and you may be looking for some unique date ideas here in Clayton County. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Grab your date and head to Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro for their annual Juried Art Show and Competition. Explore the variety of pieces on display by Georgia artists throughout the month of February.  

Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2. Spivey Hall in Morrow is a gem of a performance venue which makes it a great date location. Anywhere you sit, you'll have an amazing concert experience.

Make your plans or surprise a date with tickets to one of these upcoming shows:

February 3 at 3:00 pm -
Atlanta Vocal Project & Forefront Barbershop Quartet

February 16 at 7:30 pm -
Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra

February 17 at 7:30 pm -
Gil Shaham & Akira Eguchi - violin

February 18 at 3:00 pm -
Emmanuel Pahud & Alessio Bax - flute and piano

February 24 at 3:00 pm -
Alan Morrison - organ

February 25 at 3:00 pm -
Elias String Quartet

If you're looking for some fun concerts to bring your kids to, check out Spivey Hall's Young People's Concerts that happen throughout the week in the morning.

3. See a selection of vintage and antique cards including a collection of Valentine calling cards, and vinegar Valentines which contain insulting poems and funny caricatures.

This Valentine exhibit will be on display at Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro throughout the month of February.

4. Join the Georgia Archives in Morrow for the monthly Lunch and Learn lecture series. This month brings Dr. Richard "Bo" Manley Adams, Jr., from Pitt Theology Library at Emory University to discuss Two Ships that Sailed to Georgia in 1736; Conversations Between the Wesleys, the Moravians, and the Salzburgers.

The Lunch and Learn is on Friday, February 9 at 12:00 pm. The discussion lasts about an hour. Feel free to bring your lunch.

5. Look for resident birds such as woodpeckers, warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls at Reynolds Nature Preserve in Morrow with the Atlanta Audubon Society on February 14 at 8:00 am.

The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds.

Beginning birders are welcome on our trips because this is a great way to learn about birds and to meet other people that share your love of birds and the outdoors!