The following is a list of Valentine’s Day-inspired events taking place starting on the 13th Feb in Chico and Oroville.
On Friday 13th, be at Omega Nu’s Valentine Bunco in Oroville.
Here, Omega Nu of Oroville will host its annual Valentine Bunco. Tickets are $15 for the games that will start at 7 p.m. at Oroville Sports Club, 2600 Oro Dam Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes and an opportunity to win a hind quarter of beef.
To make reservations, call Laurie Simpson, 533-0921.
On February 13, be ready for puppy love and kitten kisses in Chico.
The eighth annual Puppy Love and Kitten Kisses Valentine’s dinner is on Feb. 13 and this is a major fundraiser for Butte Humane Society. “It’s Only Superstition” is the theme and participants should wear lucky charms. There will be door prizes, raffles, silent and various live auctions, including a dessert auction and an auction for weekend getaways. The Mahoneys will provide musical entertainment. The evening, to be at Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave., will start at 6 p.m. A choice of tri-tip or pasta primavera is offered for dinner, along with Italian side dishes. Tickets are $60 purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Interested? Need further information? Contact the shelter at 894-9066 ext. 4
On February 14 – the big night – make sure you’re at Oroville Rotary’s Roundup.
On Valentine’s night, Oroville Rotary will host its 23rd annual Rotary Roundup on Feb. 14 at Municipal Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a silent auction. A Cattlemen’s Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and music by Cottonwood will start at 8 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 per person and available at Tri Counties Bank and Butte Community Bank in Oroville or through any noon club Oroville Rotarian. This is the club’s largest fundraiser and proceeds will be used to fund its community projects.
Of course, you don’t want to miss the boys and girls club’s Valentine Gala in Chico.
It’s a 10th annual Valentine’s Gala held to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley will take place Feb. 14 in Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University. The evening will offer dining, entertainment by the Wildcat Jazz Ensemble, dancing to the music of disc jockey Greg Scott and several auctions. Tickets are $85 and the deadline to purchase them is Friday.
A silent auction will showcase a variety of products and services, from diamonds to spa packages to sport game tickets and sailing trips. A live auction will feature such items as a sport fishing trip to Mexico and a Hawaiian getaway, learning how to blow glass and hosting a party in a wine cave.
With proceeds from the Gala and other private fundraising, the Boys & Girls Club plans to continue the development of its arts initiative, as well as other educational programs that benefit more than 2,500 youth ages six to 18 after school at eight sites in Chico, Paradise, Magalia and Oroville.
To reserve seating, contact Debbie LaPlant Moseley at 899-0335 ext. 210
Then there’s the Historical Society’s Valentine’s Day Tea in Oroville.
Butte County Historical Society will have its first Valentine’s Day Tea on Feb. 14 at two times, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tea will be served with scones, jellies, tea sandwiches and desserts. Shelly Blanchei of T. Tea Bar Fusion Cafe will speak at both seatings. Historical clothes from the society’s vaults will be displayed during the event. Each 90-minute seating is limited to 48 people, at the Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a check payable to BCHS, P.O. Box 2195, Oroville, CA 95965.
For information, contact Pat Pascale at 589-2591.
Don’t fancy that? Why not attend the Women’s Club’s Valentine Dance in Chico?
Chico Women’s Club will host a Valentine Dance with open mic session for all ages Feb. 14. Participants may bring their favorite CDs and dress up. Between open mic sessions, people may read their favorite love poem or story. The club will offer champagne, sparkling juice and desserts. Tickets are $5-$10 per person. Proceeds will help pay for chairs recently purchased by the club.
If that’s not for you, there’s the Sustainability Ball in Chico.
The third annual Sustainability Ball will be held Feb. 14 at the Park Tower Pavilion, 2040 Park Ave. The theme of this year’s event is “Love the Earth Too,” and will include a vegetarian four-course meal, cooked and served by students with guest chef David Guzzetti. There will be a silent auction, a no-host bar, and performances by the new musical duo, MaMuse and Electric Circus. Tickets are $20 and available at Lyon’s Books until Feb. 13. Limited tickets will be available at the door. A table of eight seats comes with a two free bottles of wine for $160. The fundraiser supports the students at Chico State and Butte College in their local and regional sustainability efforts.
Not for you? Revisit My Funny Valentine! at Chico State University
A Valentine’s Day fundraiser, My Funny Valentine!, for the Chico State Music Department will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Harlen Adams Theatre on campus. Chico State’s Rocky Winslow will perform his new composition, “She’s Just Dreaming,” as well as other Valentine’s favorites including “You Stepped Out of a Dream,” “The Very Thought of You,” and “My FoolishHeart.” He’ll be joined by Grant Levin, Greg D’Augelli, Dan Kinkle and other guest artists. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $6 for students and children. Add $2 at the door.
If you’d rather hear some beautiful voices on Valentine’s Day, why not attend one of the singing Valentine services?
The Bidwell Generals, Chico Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will perform Singing Valentines on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. They will go to businesses, homes, restaurants wherever a buyer wants them to perform. They will do two love songs and present a flower arrangement or candy. The cost is $40.
For details and to make a reservation, call 342-6973.
Instead you may prefer the sounds of the Foothills Chorus.
Feb. 13 and 14, barbershop quartets will fan out across Butte County to deliver “Singing Valentines” to hundreds of sweethearts in offices, restaurants, schools, and homes. Quartets belong to the Sound of the Foothills Chorus from Paradise, a chapter of the 34,000-member Barbershop Harmony Society, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. A typical Singing Valentine will include delivery of two songs, sung in barbershop harmony, by four men in tuxedos. They’ll also include a small gift and a personalized card with the sender’s sentiments for $40.