Valentine’s Day is only two weekends away. Are you ready? If not, here are eight ways to say “I Love You” in Southwest Roanoke County. Can you think of more? Feel free to add your suggestions in the “comment” field below.
1. Singing Valentines: Let the Star City Sounds Chorus serenade your sweetheart for Valentines Day. A four-part harmony quartet will sing two love songs and provide a rose. Available February 13 or 14. Cost: $35. Call Linda at 774-1542 for scheduling.
2. More Singing Valentines: Say “I love you” with a singing Valentine sung by a Virginia Gentlemen barbershop quartet. For only $45 on the 13th of February and $50 for the 14th, a quartet will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work, at school or most anywhere in the Roanoke Valley. The quartet will sing two love songs and present a card with a personal message and a long-stem red rose, and capture the moment with a photo taken with your sweetheart.Presented by the Virginia Gentlemen Barbershop Harmony Chorus.For more information, go to: www.vagents.org.
3. Buy a “love line” in SWoCo. Yes, this is a cheap promotional ploy, but it’s also cheap (only 99 cents a line) and the ultimate promotion is, well, for you. Call 981-3311 to place your “Love Line” in print. Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
4. Go see “She Loves Me” at Showtimers community theatre just off 419. It’s a love story, and it opens Feb. 12. (For more on the show, see this story.)
5. Go see the Feb. 14 show by Roanoke’s comedy improv troupe, The Big Lick Conspiracy (which has several members from Southwest Roanoke County — namely, Robb Rouse and Susan Braden.) The group has performed at the Waldron Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre; no word yet on where the Valentine’s Day show will be, since Mill Mountain has closed — check back here for an update.
6. Buy your sweetheart some chocolates from the new chocolate shop in West Village — Baylee’s Best Chocolates. (For more on the store, see this story.)
7. Buy your sweetheart some chocolates from Chocolatepaper, which now has locations both in Southwest Roanoke County and in downtown Roanoke. (For more on the store, see this story.)
8. Speaking of Chocolatepaper, submit your love story to SWoCo and you have a chance to win a box of truffles from the store. (For details, click here.)
So what ideas do you have for a Southwest Roanoke County-themed Valentine’s Day? You can leave an idea below in the “comment” field.