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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Fredericton

It is that time of year when love is in the air. Fredericton is ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday February 14th. Fred-E-Scene has compiled where, when, what…well everything Valentines in Fredericton. Sit back and let us play Cupid for you!

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Valentine’s Day Advice From Fredericton Residents (CBC)

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Romantic Recipes

Jelly Heart Pie Pops


  • Refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon per pie crust of your favorite jam
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon sparkling sugar
  • Oven-safe lollipop sticks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut hearts out of your refrigerated pie crust….

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Local Events

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Hearts for Hospice Gala

Hearts for Hospice is a night of great food, dancing, and fun with all proceeds going to Hospice Fredericton. The Gala will take place at the Delta Hotel, Fredericton, on Saturday February 11 and will feature a sumptuous dinner, a live auction, dancing to the live band “Eight Track Mind”, artist Amber Leger on site, prizes and more.

The reception starts at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $125 each and a charitable donation receipt for a portion of the ticket cost will be issued. Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice Boutique, Westminster Books, and at the Hospice House. Please call 472-8185 or email us at for more details.

Early Valentine’s Couples Event!

Time to take control of Valentines and do something you want to do! For those who don’t know how it works, here’s the run down!

You and a partner each purchase a ticket for the event, and our artists will walk you through each painting 1/2 of this painting! Then when you hang them on the wall it is two canvases that combine to make one big picture! Or you could hang them separately and each have a beautiful painting! Or you could even paint the whole picture on just one canvas! The choice is yours!! 🙂

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Valentine’s Day Kids Craft

Bring in the kids to make a special valentine during our Valentine’s Day Kids Craft! Please contact Kate Murphy to sign up @ 443-2202.

Valentines Date at Dynamic

Join us Tuesday Febuary 14th for any class and bring your partner for free! What better way to celebrate Valetines day then a relaxing and warm yoga class together!Refreshments and goodies will be out all day!

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The Oromocto Legion Valentine’s Dance

The Oromocto Legion is holding a Valentines Dance on February 11th from 9pm to 1am. The band will be the Clifford Kelly Band. Admission at the door si $10 . Open to members and non-members. Come and enjoy the good music. Contact Oromocto Legion for more information. 446-5133

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Valentine’s Day Movie?

Looking to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit or just wanting a break from studies? Join STU Campus Ministry’s Movie Night on Sunday, February 12, at 7:30 pm in MMH 203. We will be watching ‘Brooklyn’, the critically acclaimed film starring Saorise Ronan as a young Irish girl, Eilis, trying to start her life (and later love life) anew as an immigrant to the United States.

Fire & Ice: Valentine’s Ball 2017
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre joins in on the fun with FROSTival for their second year of Fire & Ice! Celebrate the end of the winter activities with them at the Fire and Ice Ball! Can’t celebrate Valentine’s during the week? Celebrate with them on the evening of February, 11th! Be prepared to dance (or swing) the night away with the musical entertainment of The Alex Bailey Swing Band. They’ll be playing some of the grooviest, jazz tunes that will have the whole crowd swinging. Enjoy the melodies, while the flow of the warm and cool lights create the frosty, sultry atmosphere. Dress in your fieriest (red), cool (blue), white or silver outfits!

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Valentine’s Day At The Cultural Market

The Cultural Market will be celebrating valentine’s Day on Saturday February 11th all day.
The first 100 woman will receive a red rose. They have a wonderful valentine’s basket to give away to one very lucky person. Fill out a ballot to have a chance to win draw will be at 3 pm. Plus we have Just US Three performing from 1 pm to 4 pm. Staring Stephen Lifsches on saxophone. Additionally, the first 50 woman will receive $5.00 cultural market money.

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Sweethearts Breakfast

The annual winter Sweethearts Breakfast at the Keswick Valley Rec Centre, 1262 Rte 104 in Burtts Corner on Saturday Feb 18 from 8-10am. They serve a hot, made-to-your-order meal of pancakes, bacon, eggs, homemade baked beans, and toast, with juice, tea and coffee. Adults $7 , kids 5-12 $3 and preschoolers eat for free. For information call Barb at 363-3936 or Jo at 363-2827.

Romantic Music

Nothing gets you in the mood on Valentine’s Day like some romantic ballads. Here are some songs that would make any loving couple’s hearts skip a beat:

Adele – Hello

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Sia – Cheap Thrills (Sehck Remix)

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John Legend – All of Me

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Miley Cyrus – Adore You

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Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

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History of Valentine’s Day

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

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While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.

Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

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