Guthrie, Okla. (February 3, 2011) – Whether you’re looking for a gift, a night on the town, or a weekend out of town, Guthrie offers plenty of opportunities to make the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend one to remember.

            Last-minute and unique gifts can be found at the over two dozen downtown shops and galleries lining the downtown streets. Retailers offering specialty candies and chocolates just in time for Valentine’s Day include Rick’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees, Aunt Gertrude’s House, Mark’s Drug and Daniel’s Drug, as well as AC’s Hallmark. For one-of-a-kind and handmade gifts, shoppers can select items exclusive to the state at Simply Oklahoma, blown glass and jewelry at the G Gallery and Glass Studio, or custom-made belts, purses, hats, and boots at Sorrell Custom Boots.

            For those who’ve already got the gift covered, there are plenty of dining options available in Guthrie. Fine dining can be found at Gage’s Steakhouse, though numerous casual options are also available, including local favorites like Stables Café, Roma’s Italian Restaurant, Boneyard Grill, and Geno’s Chophouse, which is scheduled to open on Valentine’s Day.

            After dinner, the best in live entertainment can be found at the Pollard Theatre in downtown Guthrie, which opens its first show of 2011 on February 11 with “The Nerd.” This hilarious comedy about architect Willum Cubbert and his “house guest from hell” will have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. The performance runs through March 5. Visit www.thepollard.org for show dates and times.

The following weekend Bryon Berline and the Guthrie Music Hall features live country music and western swing at its Fiddle Fest on Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and may be reserved by calling (405) 282-6646.

            Visitors may extend their stay at one of Guthrie’s quaint, locally-owned bed and breakfasts, or five other motels and hotels.

            For more information on Guthrie, contact Mary Coffin, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce, at (405) 282-1947 or visit www.guthrieok.com.

 


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