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Hesston College and Bluestem Communities, the local retirement community, will partner to offer a special Valentine’s Day treat for the local community. The neighboring organizations will present “Music of Four Loves: Agape, Storge, Eros and Philia,” a dinner and concert, Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Community Center at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus.

The evening will begin with a dinner at 6 p.m. catered by the Water’s Edge restaurant with chicken cordon bleu and cedar plank salmon as the featured entrees. Along with an outstanding meal by a local favorite restaurant, diners will be treated to valet service and an open seating plan at tables of eight people. The Hesston College String Ensemble and private piano students will provide live dinner music.

At 7:30 p.m., the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Bradley Kauffman, and Chorale, directed by Ken Rodgers, will perform a concert of pieces that reflect the four kinds of love: agape – unconditional love, storge – familial love, eros – romantic love and philia – love between friends.

“This event represents an ideal opportunity to showcase the talent of Hesston College students, the culinary expertise of Water’s Edge restaurant and the energy and creativity of residents of the Schowalter Villa community,” said Diane Yoder, vice president of marketing of Bluestem Communities. “We are excited to bring together several of the special elements this small town has to offer, creating an elegant evening for all – singles and couples – to enjoy.”

The cost for the full evening is $25. There is no cost to attend the concert only. Reservations and menu selections are required by Feb. 7 by calling 620-327-8109.