Valentines Day activities in LA touch the heart and soul

Whether a sentimental romantic, a modern-day Cupid or someone who ignores the holiday altogether, the Town Crier’s compilation of Valentine’s Day-inspired events may tug at your heartstrings.


Valentine’s Red, White and Black Ball

8-10:30 p.m. Friday

Arete Dance

Center, 979 Fremont Ave., Los Altos

$20 per ticket. To purchase tickets, call (408) 824-0074

Slip on your dancing shoes and formal attire in red, white or black for a romantic evening of rumba lessons and open dancing. The event will include a sparkling cider bar, live performances and a rose for every woman. Singles and couples are welcome.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

6:15 p.m. Friday

Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos

$35 per ticket. To purchase tickets, call 948-2151, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

The church invites local residents to support veterans and their families by stopping by Christ Episcopal Church for an evening of swing music, dinner and wine. The event benefits the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Unit at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital.

Glass-painting class

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Creative Beehive Studio, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Space F, Mountain View

$35. To register, visit

Stop by the Creative Beehive Studio to create unique Valentine’s Day gifts. All tools and supplies are provided for participants to paint a wine glass, glass bottle or candle holder or create a framed painting with colorful fabrics.

Singing telegrams

Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14

Location of your choice, from Redwood City to San Jose

$75. To order, visit

The Peninsulaires, a barbershop quartet with more than 50 years of experience, is accepting orders for singing telegrams. The gift includes a long-stemmed rose and a personalized note.

Valentine’s Day Fun Run

9 a.m. Sunday

On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos

Free. For information, call 209-5526

Participate in a 5K run through Los Altos Hills pathways.

Crafts for children

3:30 p.m. Feb. 13

Los Alto main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road


Children in kindergarten and up are invited to make Valentine’s Day gifts.

‘Love, Love, Love’

Through Feb. 23

Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos

Free. For information, visit

The longest-running art gallery in town has scheduled a Valentine’s Day-themed exhibition, “Love, Love, Love.”

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