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
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
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.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Creative Beehive Studio, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Space F, Mountain View
$35. To register, visit eventbrite.com/event/5200326316#
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.
Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14
Location of your choice, from Redwood City to San Jose
$75. To order, visit barbershop-harmony.org
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 www.gallery9losaltos.com
The longest-running art gallery in town has scheduled a Valentine’s Day-themed exhibition, “Love, Love, Love.”