February 05, 2010

Student Center plans Valentine’s-related activities

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Valentine’s Day is coming to the Student Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a wide assortment of special promotions and activities.

The University Bookstore offers a sizeable selection of cards and gifts for the occasion while the Market Place is featuring a variety of Valentine specials on Friday, Feb. 12. Valentine edibles there include specially decorated assorted cakes and cookie cakes for $5.99 as well as cupcakes and decorated cookies priced individually or, for the cupcakes, in quantity.

Likewise, the Craft Shop will offer special activities from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. Put your individual creativity to the potter’s wheel or bring a loved one and share a pound of clay for just $1. There’s even a special prize for the couple creating the best pottery by night’s end. Or, make a realistic looking colored tape rose that’ll considerably outlast the real ones for $2.

You can immortalize your hand in hot wax for $2 or create a lasting romantic memory by holding hands with a loved one and dipping the hands together. It’s $4 for the dual hand and if you’d like, the Craft Shop staff will even cast your hands in plaster for an additional $2. A large variety of themed stamps, paper and tools, will allow you to create a personalized handmade valentine for $1.

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the Addams Family Mystery Dinner set for 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Renaissance Room. The performance features entertainment by the Bissell House Players from St. Louis. All ticket sales are in advance only. For ticket information, call the Central Ticket Office at 618/453-3478.

Bowling and Billiards is also offering “buy one, get one free” bowling from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 13 and noon until 11 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

For more information about the SIUC Student Center or Valentine’s week activities, visit the Web site at www.siucstudentcenter.orgor call 618/453-1142.