Whether you are looking for a nice place to have a traditional Valentine’s Day dinner date, or maybe a special event to attend in order to make your holiday unique, Spokane, WA has a lot to offer in the way of Valentine’s Day events. From a wine tasting party to a silent auction, from a community service project to a film festival, there is something for everyone to take part in this Valentine’s Day.
For those young at heart but older in body, the Corbin Senior Activity Center is sponsoring the “Valentine’s Night Out on the Town” event. A local Elvis fan club will be providing the music, which will cover songs by artists from the 50’s and 60’s, including Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, and Connie Francis. The $17 tickets (per person, or $30 per couple) cover a full dinner and the entertainment, which begins at 5:30pm and runs until 10pm on February 14th.
Old folks aren’t the only ones able to find Valentine’s parties catered especially toward them. Gymboree in the Spokane Valley is holding their “Sweetheart Party” for children up to five years old. There will be music and activities for the kids to participate in, such as craft projects and dancing. Snacks will also be provided. The cost is $15 per child, and an adult must accompany each tyke. There are three times to attend the “Sweetheart Party,” on February 9th from 10:30am-Noon, February 11th from 5:30pm-7pm, or on February 13th from 4-5:30pm.
If you are interested in doing something good for someone else this Valentine’s Day, the Spokane Valley Partners group would love to help you out. They are holding their annual “Have a Heart Valentine Giveaway” until February 12th in order to make sure that every child has cards to give out to their friends on Valentine’s Day. Donations of school appropriate Valentine’s cards can be brought into the SVP building in the Spokane Valley from February 2-12th and then will be given out to children and families who do not have the money to buy cards themselves.
The Gallery of Thum, located in downtown Spokane in Steamplant Square, is holding a wine tasting event for consenting adults on February 13th. Their “Love Our Seniors Wine Tasting” will begin at 2pm and run until 8:30pm and will benefit the Meals on Wheels organization. Music and catered hors d’oeuvres will be available, as well as an opportunity to talk with several of the gallery’s artists, who will be there painting during the event. Three fine gifts will be given out as prizes for drawings throughout the afternoon, including a pendant from Pounder’s Jewelry, a painting by Cecile Charles, and a gift certificate for flowers from Destiny Floral and Gifts. Tickets for this event are $75 each and are on sale until January 30th.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is throwing their own upscale event on February 14th at 5pm. The “Words from the Heart Contemporary Art Auction”, sponsored by the museum and “Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine” will be held at the Spokane Masonic Center in downtown, and will include food, beverages, and artwork by regional artists. This is another event that will suit adults best, and will cost around $75 per person to attend (or $850 for a sponsored table for eight people).
While the kids can’t go to the museum sponsored art auction, they will find themselves welcome at Auntie’s Bookstore on February 7th for their free “Valentine’s Day Story time and Crafts.” The event will take place in the Children’s books section, and include lots of activities for people of all ages, such as storytelling, crafts, and making personalized Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family.
The Spokane International Film Festival will be in town during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day as well as over Valentine’s weekend, and so they have included a special “Valentine’s Weekend Pass” for those who will be attending at that time. $100 buys tickets to all films screening from February 12-15th as well as assuring attendance at the Valentine’s Party held on February 12th. Films for the festival are screening at both the AMC Theater in downtown at Riverpark Square and the Magic Lantern Theater. Whether you are interested in serious films from Romania, less than serious films from Germany, or short films from around the world, this Valentine’s weekend package will get you into any kind of movie you might be looking for.
If a nice dinner out in a romantic and totally unique setting interests you, book reservations for February 14th at the Steamplant Grill. Built into an actual steam plant that was in operation in Spokane for nearly 70 years, this multiple level dining experience offers a full dinner menu, an extensive wine list, and a wide-variety of beers to choose from. It is in downtown Spokane and is one of the most sought after locations for a romantic meal for two, so book your reservations early or you might lose your chance.
A relaxing massage for two might be just the thing this Valentine’s Day, and the Louisville Laser and Day Spa can make it happen. Aside from offering a full range of massage options, they also offer aesthetic services and laser hair removal. For Valentine’s Day they are even offering a special on their laser services. If you buy one laser hair removal service for Him, you can get one of equal or lesser value for free for Her.
If you don’t feel like going out this Valentine’s Day, and would rather spend the evening at home with some of your closest friends, then the Mineral Glow Home Parties will be happy to help. Their “Valentine’s Day Home Party” includes a product representative who will come to your home and bring a collection of make-up for the eyes, lips, nails, and face. You just provide the friends and snacks, and your product rep can do the rest. You will even be eligible for $25 off of selected products and a fun gift basket meant for two.