Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve put these Valentine’s Day suggestions together for you

This history of this day of love and romance can be traced back to the 1500s and by the 1700s printed cards for sale appeared.

The first cards in the USA went on sale in the 1800s.

Valentine’s Day, also known as St Valentine’s Day, is known as the day when lovers expressed their affection with greetings and gifts.

Its origins come from a Roman festival which was held in mid-February. By the mid fifth century Pope Gelasius come up with the name St Valentine’s Day.

We’ve put together a list of options to help you celebrate this day of love.

Brothers Leagues Club morning melodies

Morning melodies for Valentine’s Day featuring solo performer Dennis Dean playing 70s and 80s. Meals also available.

WHEN: From 11am

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, 2 Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: free entry: information for members and guests

Valentine's Day at the Jets


Enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner  at Ipswich Jets – 11.30am to 2pm and 5.30pm to 9pm

WHERE: 15 Downs Street (cnr Lowry Street), North Ipswich

COST: as per menu

Valentine's Day Buffet Dinner

Enjoy a buffet dinner.

WHEN:Thursday, February 14, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

WHERE: Raceview Hotel, 99 Raceview Street, Raceview

COST: Adults $28.95; Seniors $23.15; Children 3-10 $9.95; Children 11-15 $14.95

Valentine's Day

Dine your date at the Orion Hotel’s The Spotted Gum restaurant this Valentine’s Day. 

Enjoy a 3 course set menu with a shared entree, two mains, and a shared dessert, accompanied with a glass of bubbly per person.

WHEN: Thursday, February 14

WHERE: Orion Hotel, Main Street, Springfield Central

COST: Two courses $49 per person; three courses $55 per person

Bookings essential 34705549.

Valentine's Day dinner

Package includes glass of bubbles, crusty bread roll, petite fillet steak with bearnaise sauce or pan fried fillet of fish with lemon butter sauce and eton mess for dessert.

Give them a call on 3812 3366 to make your booking.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, dinner 5.30pm to 8pm

WHERE: CSI 5A Lowry Street, Ipswich

COST: $29.90 per person

Valentine's Day at Brookwater

Treat the one you love with a five-course degustation menu.

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 6.30pm

WHERE: Brookwater Golf & Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater

COST: $75 per person, $100 with paired wines

Valentine's Day at Goodna Services Club

Enjoy a range of special menu items at Goodna Services Club. The club is open for lunch and dinner. To avoid disappointment, phone the club on 3288 3916 to book your table.

WHEN: From 10am

WHERE: 32 Woogaroo Street, Goodna

COST: Depends what you eat


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