GOSHEN — In the spirit of Valentine's Day, love will be the central theme of Goshen's February First Fridays.
“Goshen is for Lovers” will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with local businesses displaying their “love for Goshen” through promotions and deals.
The Electric Brew will be offering a second drink free with the mention of the “Goshen is for Lovers” deal. Shoppers at Ignition Music will receive 25 percent off music containing the words “love” or “lover” in the album name or song.
Friday will also be the last day to join in Salon J's cutest couple Facebook photo contest, going on now on its Facebook page. Participants may post their photo on the Salon J Facebook page and the photo with the most “likes” by 7 p.m. Friday will win a gift basket from the business.
The evening's entertainment kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with the first of two free movie showings at the Goshen Theater. “Babe,” the story of a pig that learns to herd sheep, will run until 7 p.m. After a short break, the Theater will show “Pretty in Pink” beginning at 7:15 p.m.
The Goshen High School men's choir will provide musical entertainment at First Presbyterian Church. Listeners can enjoy free kettle corn, hot chocolate and other snacks while the choir performs two 30-minute concerts. The concerts begin at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.
Goshen City Church of the Brethren will offer its own spin on the theme with a show by Backyard Brass beginning at 6 p.m.
Free hotdogs and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. before the band begins playing. Participants making a $1 donation will also receive a red velvet cookie that they can decorate for Valentine's Day.
A salted soap-making class led by Patricia Habegger will be at Reverie Yarn Decor Gifts on Saturday. The cost for the class is $15 and materials will be provided.
For more information on the February First Friday events, visit cityonthego.org/first_Fridays.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Free popcorn, Cressy and Everett Real Estate, 210-A, S. Main St.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Goshen is for Lovers deal, The Electric Brew, 136 S. Main St.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “Two” Sweet deals, Gift of G.A.B., 203 Suite 1, S. Main St.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “Love” or “lover” deals, Ignition Music, 120 E. Washington St.
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: 91.1 The Globe CD sale, Ignition Music, 120 E. Washington St.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “Yoga is for Lovers” deal, Spacious Heart Yoga, 119 S. Main St.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Create your own floral arrangement, Wooden Wagon Floral Shoppe, 214 W. Pike St.
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Treats for those you Love, Maple City Market, 314 S. Main St.
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Valentine's Day gelato and truffles, The Nut Shoppe, 204 S. Main St.
5:30 p.m.: Free hotdogs and drinks, Backyard Brass show and Valentine cookie decorating, Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth St.
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Free screening of “Babe,” Goshen Theater, 216 S. Main St.
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Goshen High School men's choir concert, First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave.
7 p.m.: Cutest Couple Facebook photo contest winner announced, Salon J, 130 S. Main St.
7:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Free screening of “Pretty in Pink,” Goshen Theater, 216 S. Main St.
7:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.: Goshen High School men's choir concert, First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Patricia Habegger teachng soap-making class, Reverie, 111 E. Washington St. (Due to a source error, the wrong teacher was initially listed for this class.)