I love that our East Texas cities host events like these. It's so easy to let special days flow by in the midst of our busy everyday lives. However, it's deciding to make a day special, with intent, that make the memories we so cherish when we reflect back.

So, Moms and Dads, Aunts and Uncles, make plans now to attend the annual Mother-Son and Daddy-Daughter Valentine's Dance(s) at the Glass Recreation Center in Tyler. Enjoy refreshments, a live DJ, and, if you'd like, purchase a professional photography package to further celebrate and remember this special event. Dress is semi-formal for all the dances.

The Mother-Son dance is set for  Friday, February 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for boys aged 4 to 13 years old. The following evening, Saturday, February 8, there will be two Daddy-Daughter dances. The first one is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for girls aged 4 to 8, and the second one is for girls aged 9 to 13, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Tyler Parks & Recreation department, tickets are limited so it is recommended to purchase them in advance, for which there is a discount. There are a few VIP tickets available, too. More details are available at the Tyler Parks and Rec website. You may also call the Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271.