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Out & About: Nature Night Out for Valentines

| Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
NATURE NIGHT OUT: Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve's, (from left), Jennifer Eppolito, Education Horticulturist, Angela Belli, Director, and Allison Petris, Environmental Education Coordinator, gather for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
NATURE NIGHT OUT: Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve's, (from left), Jennifer Eppolito, Education Horticulturist, Angela Belli, Director, and Allison Petris, Environmental Education Coordinator, gather for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
NATURE NIGHT OUT: (from left), Ashley Zolocsik, of Kittanning, and Brandon Fandel, of Greensburg, pose for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
NATURE NIGHT OUT: (from left), Ashley Zolocsik, of Kittanning, and Brandon Fandel, of Greensburg, pose for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
NATURE NIGHT OUT: Saint Vincent students,  (from left), Adam Ferguson, of Latrobe, and Mariana Kuo, of Irwin, pose for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
NATURE NIGHT OUT: Saint Vincent students, (from left), Adam Ferguson, of Latrobe, and Mariana Kuo, of Irwin, pose for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
NATURE NIGHT OUT:  (from left), Jenifer Noonan joins Meg Ferguson for a photo, at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
NATURE NIGHT OUT: (from left), Jenifer Noonan joins Meg Ferguson for a photo, at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
NATURE NIGHT OUT:  (from left),  Sherin Petris, of Lawrence,  Molly Massimo, a Saint Vincent College student and caricature artist, and Debbie Lombardo, of Canonsburg, gather for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
NATURE NIGHT OUT: (from left), Sherin Petris, of Lawrence, Molly Massimo, a Saint Vincent College student and caricature artist, and Debbie Lombardo, of Canonsburg, gather for a photo at the third annual Nature Night Out, A Valentine Celebration, held at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music entertainment, photo booth by Timeless Portrait Expressions, mini caricatures by Molly Massimo, a hypnotist show by Devin Knight and auctions.

Tell people you went to a Valentine's Day party in a barn and you might get some skeptical looks.

But the Environmental Learning Barn at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity is actually a fine place for a big do, as it was Feb. 10 for the third annual Nature Night Out.

With the rustic wood interior set off by themed decorations and soft lighting, the barn made for a cozy setting for dinner, drinks, entertainment and an auction — and not just couples, but also for groups of friends, family and nature reserve supporters age 18 or older.

Proceeds from the evening help support the reserve's nature education programming and summer camp scholarships.

— Tribune-Review

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