City celebrates Saint Valentine's Day

City celebrates Saint Valentine's Day

February 8th, 2012 by Rachel Sauls in Local Regional News

From charity runs to father-daughter dances, this Valentine week there are a variety of events in the Scenic City to share with someone special or enjoy with friends.

Feb. 10: Recycled Date Party

Homespun Parties + Events will host a recycled date party from 6-9 p.m. According to Homespun owners Ayesha Reynolds and Kelly Brown, the idea behind the event is to bring a former date who didn't work out for you in the hopes that they will work out for someone else.

"The Recycled Date Party is a must, not just for singles," said Brown. "We all know great people who aren't in relationships. This is a chance for a lot of awesome people to be in the same room, let fate take its course and for everyone to be a little more 'green.'"

The event will include libations, light appetizers, music and an optional craft using Homespun's screen printer for $5. For more information, call 596-8374.

Feb. 10: Arnez J and Friends Valentine's Comedy Show

The Arnez J and Friends Valentine's Comedy Show will feature headliner Arnez J, Clayton English (also known as Peanut) and Chattanooga's own Lady Red.

"With Valentine's Day being on a weekday, people can get their loved ones together and come to this show on the weekend and enjoy love and laughter," said Brewer Media Group account executive Chee Chee Brown. "With discounted ticket prices it will be easier for guys to afford tickets for themselves and their girls."

The show will be at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. Reserved seating costs $25-$35 plus convenience fees. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit or call the auditorium box office at 642-TIXS.

Feb. 11: The Cupid's 5k Chase

The Cupid's 5k chase will be held at Robinson's Highway and Hubert Fry Pavilion in the Tennessee Riverpark off Amnicola Highway Saturday morning.

"The Cupid's Chase 5k run is the largest charity 5k in the country, taking place in 25 cities across 10 states on the same day and same time," said event coordinator Garth Platt. "We are expecting over 15,000 participants."

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. On-site registrations costs $50 per person with all proceeds benefitting Community Options Inc., a nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities.

For more information contact Platt at 892-0022 or

Feb. 11, 18 and 24: Georgia Winery Wine and Chocolate Open House

The Georgia Winery is hosting a free wine and chocolate open house every Saturday in February from noon to 4 p.m.

"Its going to be an event to celebrate the whole wine and chocolate combination," said general manager Tara Taymore. "Since our customers like to come here and have fun, this will definitely be an event that is something different."

Located at 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Georgia Winery's open house features red wines, a chocolate fountain and short complimentary massages from Lifebalance Massage & Wellness.

For more information contact 706-937-9463.

Feb. 11: Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

The East Lake Community Center will host a Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance from 6:30-8 p.m.

The event will feature refreshments, dancing, music and a keepsake photo.

"Daddy's girls of all ages are sure to feel even more like a princess after attending this memorable occasion," said Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Public Relations Coordinator Brian Smith.

Attending the events costs $10 per couple and $3 for each additional daughter. For more information, call 867-4498.