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Grab Your Sweetie and Go on an Adventure

Feb 04, 2020 12:27PM
After kids come onto the scene, it takes extra effort to make sure your relationship gets the attention it needs. Valentine’s Day is a great time to put the spotlight on you and your significant other. And here are some great, local ideas for how to celebrate it.

Mendocino County
Mendocino For those who are soothed by the sounds of strings, there is the Bach Club. The trio, composed of a harpsichordist, baroque violinist, and a viola de gamba player, will perform chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries on February 16 at 3 p.m. at Preston Hall. Tickets are $22 in advance, or $25 at the door, and may be purchased via

Redwood Valley Does your sweetheart like to relax with a little vino? Get a designated driver, pack a couple of glasses, and visit seven local wineries, including Testa Vineyards, during the free Taste of Redwood Valley on February 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. See for details.

Ukiah If your honey is always the first one on the dance floor, then check out the Valentine’s Dance Party at Bartlett Hall on February 8, 7–10 p.m. The evening will feature the high-energy sounds of the Funky Dozen, a 12-member band that includes a full brass section and plays hits from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Tickets at the door are $30; advance tickets are $25 and available at Proceeds benefit the Ukiah Senior Center.

Lake County
Clearlake Oaks Wine and dine your better half at the Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at the Moose Lodge. Feast on lasagna or chicken marsala and then move and groove to the rock and country tunes of cover band K & J. The event will be held on February 14, 6–9 p.m., at the lodge. Tickets are $35 for couples or $20 for individuals.

Lakeport Those who like wind instruments may find their ears interested in Trois Bois, which features an oboist, clarinetist, and bassoonist. The trio will play contemporary and 18th- and 19th-century madrigals and pastorales on February 15 at 7 p.m. at Soper Reese Theatre. Tickets are $20; free for ages 18 and younger, and available at

Middletown Attention chocoholics: When you go to Heart Beatz, you get a free piece of Goddess of the Mountain chocolate. So you can indulge in a favorite treat and then boogie it off as DJs Shapeshifter, Blu, and Nic spin tunes. The dance will be held on February 14, 7:30–11:30 p.m., at the Middletown Art Center. Admission is $12. See for details.