York may be one step closer to achieving 10,000 Acts of Kindness on Friday, Feb. 1, at a Valentine's Day-themed First Friday activity hosted by Creative York. 

Between 5 and 9 p.m., residents are invited to create valentines at Creative York, 10 N. Beaver St. A kindness coin will be given to anyone who creates extra valentines to be donated to a local senior center, according to a Creative York release. 

Those who receive a coin are invited to the 10,000 Acts of Kindness Festival on June 30 at Penn Park, where 10,000 area residents will celebrate the kindness gifted throughout the year. 

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On Friday, gallery visitors can also meet local artist and musician Parker James Hooker and see his sculpture "The Kindness Center of York," which includes posters made by York-area students. 

Creative York will also display "BLUE," a group exhibit of artwork featuring the color blue, and "WATER ER," an educational, multimedia traveling exhibit focusing on the Susquehanna River. 

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