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Swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day ideas

Stumped on how to spend your Valentine’s Day this year? Looking for a unique gift idea for that special someone? We’ve compiled a few fun regional options that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s just you and your boo, a friend-date to remember, or even a solo outing for the avid pet lover!

Paint-Your-Pet Sundays in February

First three Sundays in February (Feb. 3, Feb. 10, and Feb. 17), 3:30-6:00pm

Vancouver Art Space

8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive 206

Vancouver, WA 98662

Show some love for your furry best friends, and help out animals in need at the same time!

Email a photo of your pet to – the photo will be then be transferred on to a 12×12 or 11×14 canvas and will be ready for you to paint when you come in. The $35 ticket price includes transfer, canvas, paint, and instruction. In addition, 10% of proceeds from all Paint-Your-Pet Sundays will be donated to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Valentine’s Floral Arranging Class

Saturday Feb. 9, 1:00-2:00pm

New Seasons Market

2100B Southeast 164th Ave #101

Vancouver, WA 98683

Learn to make a floral arrangement just in time for Valentine’s Day! The $15 registration cost provides each student with:

Our floral experts will provide instruction.

All ages are welcome! Please sign up at the Promotions Counter at New Season Market Fisher’s Landing.

Intro to Cricut: DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

Monday Feb. 11, 6:00-7:00pm

Vancouver Community Library

Computer Classroom

901 C Street

Vancouver, WA 98660

Learn how to use the library’s Cricut Electronic Cutting Tool in this introductory class. Work on a pre-cut sample project as we look at how the Cricut creates precision-cut decals, custom scrapbook embellishments, stencils, layered greeting cards and more.

Space is limited to the first 15 participants. Please show up promptly to secure a seat. For Makers age 8 and older.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Wine + Chocolate Pairing Tour

Saturday Feb. 16 and Sunday Feb. 17, noon-5:00pm*

Hosted by several SW Washington wineries

*Hours vary depending on site.

Keep it local this Valentine’s Day and join the Southwest Washington Winery Association in celebrating the best combo out there: chocolate and wine! Check out the link above for more detailed info on the many participating chocolatiers and wineries across Vancouver, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, and Yacolt.