10 things Utah Valley residents need to know right now

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mdBy Chelsea Adams

It’s finally Friday. The weekend is mere hours away.

Here are 10 things you simply must know before you start your weekend.

1. Flower power

A dozen, long stemmed roses from the Flower Patch in Provo are $57.98.

Valentine’s Fun Facts: 189 million red roses will be purchased today and 145 million Valentines will be shared — including some of those invented by UtahValley360.

2. Sun seekers

Spring break is seven short weeks away for Alpine, Provo and Nebo school districts — April 7-11, 2014. Start making plans now!

3. Chick flicks

Redbox romantic flicks are back for the month of February. Look for the classic Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook” and “The Vow” in all Utah County locations.

0908_seeslogo4. Boxes of chocolate

For men who have procrastinated buying a Valentine’s Day gift, See’s classic chocolate heart box (one pound of assorted chocolates) is  $23.

5. Sundance getaway

Sundance Resort is running a special until April 5 — stay a night and get two all day lift passes. Perfect weekend getaway if you want to avoid “the regular” Valentine scene.

2014_BigRiver-thumb-500x7706. Big River

Hale Center Theater Orem is performing “Big River” starting Feb. 20, and running through April 12. Tickets are selling fast. Make plans to attend today.

7. Utah represented

The United States sent 230 total Olympians to the Sochi Games, 105 women and 125 men. Fifteen of the 230 athletes hail from the Beehive State.

8. Pikus-Pace

Speaking of Olympians, Utah Valley University graduate Noelle Pikus-Pace won a silver medal in the skeleton during the early morning hours Friday. Read more about Noelle here.

9. Opening today

Romantic movies opening today:

  • “A Winter’s Tale” (PG-13) starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
  • “Endless Love” (PG-13) Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood & Robert Patrick.

10. BYU’s Wind Symphony

The national award winning BYU Wind Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 14. Tickets range in price between $6 and $8.

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