Valentine's Day is almost here and romance is starting to appear on our calendar of events with Valentine's Dinner Trains from the Colebrookdale Railroad. But the big day is still a week away, and there's plenty of events to enjoy right now, including the annual Philadelphia Golf and Travel Show. It's also the last week to catch two current theater productions, and your only chance this year to see Masters of Illusion live in Montco.

Still need a reason to visit? Here's 13 events coming to Valley Forge and Montgomery County this week that you won't want to miss.

FEATURED EVENT

Philadelphia Golf and Travel Show

PHILADELPHIA GOLF AND TRAVEL SHOW

February 9 - 11
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

The Philadelphia Golf Show is a must-visit for any golf lover. The event includes aisles of vendors, demo ranges, long drive championship, long putt challenge, guest speakers and instructors, and much more. Be sure to stop by the Destination Montco Golf booth for more information on more than 50 golf courses right here in Montgomery County, Pa.

FEATURED EVENT

Colebrookdale Railroad Valentine's Day Train 2018

ROMANCE ON RAILS: VALENTINE'S DINNER TRAIN

February 9, 10 & 11
Colebrookdale Railroad

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Edwardian splendor as you ride the rails on the Colebrookdale Railroad. The Valentine's Dinner Train will carry couples on a romantic journey through the Secret Valley with Champagne and chocolate for all and roses for the ladies. 

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ARTS MONTCO

Live Music, Comedy and Performances

Keswick Theatre Crowd

MASTERS OF ILLUSION

February 9
Keswick Theatre

A performance you will never forget, the Masters of Illusion bring you an awe-inspiring show featuring sleight of hand experts, escape artists, comedy magicians, illusionists, and more.

A NIGHT WITH SINATRA AND FRIENDS

February 9
Elmwood Park Zoo

This Friday, enjoy the romantic sounds of Frank Sinatra (as performed by tribute artist Jesse Posa) while dining on a spectacular meal at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

CONJUNTO PHILADELPHIA

February 10
August Moon Restaurant

Crying Sam Entertainment presents Second Saturday Jazz, featuring some of the area's best in jazz music taking the stage at the August Moon Restaurant in Norristown. This week's featured performer is Conjunto Philadelphia.

TERENCE BLANCHARD & E-COLLECTIVE

February 10
Montgomery County Community College

The Montgomery County Community College's Lively Arts Series continues on Saturday with a performance by Terence Blanchard and E-Collective. Blanchard leads this revolutionary jazz ensemble with his virtuoso trumpet playing.

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
DCP Theatre

Closing Week: At an all-girls boarding school, a malicious young girl named Mary starts a rumor about owners Karen and Martha. As the rumor spreads, it turns into a town-wide scandal that threatens to ruin the school, relationships, careers, and lives. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m.

BOY

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Steel River Playhouse

Boy, a new play by writer Anna Zielger, is a story of love in the midst of confusion about sexual identity. Based on the true story, the play calls into question how we become who we are. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

MORNING'S AT SEVEN

Wednesday - Sunday
People's Light

Closing Week: Morning's at Seven, the latest production from People's Light, is a comedy-drama that puts the focus on family dysfunction. Four close-knit sisters confront long-held secrets with humor in this play by Paul Osborn. Performances are held Wednesday through Sunday. Showtimes vary. Be sure to check daily schedule for details.

PATRIOT TRAILS

History Events

Eastern State Penitentiary at Night

SEARCHLIGHT SERIES: FIRSTHAND STORIES

October 2
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Firsthand Stories of People Impacted by Prosecution and Prison: A Panel Discussion Co-Hosted with FAMM

More than 2 million people are in prison in America, yet we rarely encounter their stories or perspectives. Join us to hear from individuals who have served long prison sentences, someone waiting for a loved one to come home, and a former prosecutor now advocating criminal justice reform.
 

THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

February 6
Washington Memorial Chapel

The Valley Forge Park Alliance Speaker Series is held on the first Monday of every month from fall through spring. This month, local historian and park guide at Valley Forge David Lawrence will present a look at the Southern Campaign, the last-ditch attempt by the British to quell the rebellion and win the war by taking the fighting to the southern colonies.

VALENTINES WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

February 10
Pennypacker Mills

Kids can celebrate Valentine's Day like it's 1899 at Pennypacker Mills. On February 10, the historic home will host a Valentine's Workshop for Kids where all children in attendance will create a lacy Victorian card, a bee mine hanging decoration, a paper heart-themed quilt ornament, and a sachet tote with lavender potpourri to share.

AMERICAN GIRL TEA & HISTORY

February 11
Schwenkfelder Library

Bring your children (and their dolls) to the Schwenkfelder Library on Sunday for an American Girl Tea & History program. Enjoy an afternoon tea while learning about the featured American Girl doll and what life would have been like during her era.

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