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Tahoe Truckee Valentine’s celebrations

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A sweet Valentine’s Heart on a glass bottle of coconut oil for your loved one, this Beauty Butter makes great massage oil too. All orders through Raw chef Steph’s store have free shipping in the USA. Locally available at Bikram Yoga Sierra, Ace Hardware in Truckee, and New Moon Natural Foods or visit http://store.rawchefsteph.com.

Cap off a loving exchange of chocolates, flowers and cards with your sweetheart by extending the celebration with a romantic dinner out at Dragonfly Restaurant andamp; Sushi Bar, Feb. 14 with two two irresistible Valentines Day dinner menus, one for the dining room and another for the sushi bar. Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee. Reservations for dinner are recommended at 530-587-0557.

Love is in the air at Squaw Valley USA Valentine’s Day weekend with heartfelt specials including a scavenger hunt with incredible prizes, Valentine’s Day poem and cookies contest at Wildflour Baking Company. Single skiers and riders meet on Solitude to speed date up the scenic Shirley Canyon or grab a sticker from a lift operator and bring it to the andamp;#8220;Meet Your Matchandamp;#8221; party on the KT Sundeck. Call 530-452-4000, or visit http://www.squaw.com.

The Tahoe City Recreation Department is offering a Kids Night In so you can go on a romantic night out on Valentine’s, Monday, Feb. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. It’s for children ages 3-11 years old. The cost is $25 for the first child, $20 for siblings and includes dinner. Space is limited and pre-registration is required 530-583-3440.

Half off all framed 15andamp;#8221; prints at Carmel Gallery, expires Feb. 28, 2011. Popular Valentine’s Day offer. Save $87.50, so the price for a 15andamp;#8221; print in a 16×20 frame is $87.50. Mention this special, order at gallery or call 530-582-0557. Not available online, open edition 15andamp;#8221; only. View at http://www.The Carmel Gallery.com. Visit the gallery at 9940 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Special menu additions presented Monday, Feb. 14. Offering one of the most romantic lakefront dining locations for locals and visitors alike, the West Shore Caf invites all to enjoy fine dining at the shores of Lake Tahoe this Valentine’s Day. Executive chef Yess Bryce will present a selection of Valentine’s Day dishes intended to be shared between new flames as well as everlasting loves who’ve stood the test of time. Cocktail hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Reservations at 530-525-5200.

Give a healing, get a healing, relax, refresh, learn to help your mate! Cost $50 per couple. Contact gwendalyn@alohaskinspa.com or 775-832-5551, Aloha Skin Spa Tahoe, 770 Northwood Blvd., Incline Village, Nev., Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m.

For a romantic and fun new look to spice up your love life: feather extensions for your hair. One or more feathers that appear to be part of your actual hair hair is an edge-y fashion statement. Wash and even blow-dry your hair and your feather adornment stays put. Colleen Brock, stylist at The Balcony in Tahoe City, recently trained in the feather extension technique. andamp;#8220;It’s a fresh look that can be sassy, cute or even sultry,andamp;#8221; she said. Call 530-583-2742 or visit http://www.plumeyourhair.com.

This Feb. 14, treat your special someone to a truly luxurious experience andamp;#8212; Spa at Squaw Creek will offer a Valentine’s package andamp;#8220;For the One You Love.andamp;#8221; Begin with a 50-minute loving aromatherapy massage, slip deeper into relaxation with a 50-minute hydrating facial, delight your taste buds with a glass of champagne and a decadent chocolate truffle. Priced at $245 (a $350 value). Call 530-583-6300, or visit http://www.spaatsquawcreek.com.

Northstar-At-Tahoe Resort, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. Experience the winter starry sky above Northstar Resort with star guide and poet Tony Berendsen, President of the Nevada Science Coalition, for a unique and educational night under the stars. Every tour is as different as the starry skies however each will include a poem reading, a fun space quiz with prizes, a laser tour of the stars and constellations and a telescopic viewing. Cost is $50 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under and snowshoe rentals are an additional $5. Reservations required at 530-562-3270.

Romantic lakefront setting to wine and dine by candlelight with your special someone. Chef Scott Yorkey has created a sensational Valentine’s dinner menu of three delicious courses for $79 per couple Monday, Feb. 14. Jake’s entire dinner menu will also be served. For reservations call 530-583-0188 or visit http://www.jakestahoe.com. Jake’s On The Lake, Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City.

Crystal Bay Casino Steak andamp; Lobster House will be offering a andamp;#8220;Sweetheart Weekend,andamp;#8221; Feb. 11-14, $95 per couple, tax and gratuity not included. Call the Steak House for reservations at 775-833-6333. To book a very special Valentine’s Tahoe Get-Away in the new Border House at Crystal Bay, Nev. call 775-690-6954. Visit http://www.crystalbaycasino.com.

Monday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day Four-Course Wine Dinner at Aprs Wine Company. Appetizer, soup/salad, entre and dessert all paired with the perfect wine. Four courses, four wines only $40 per person. Call soon andamp;#8211; space limited, 530-544-9463.

The Crest Caf, known for its specialized winemaker dinners, has teamed up with High Sierra Veggies andamp; Vegans to host a gourmet vegan Valentineandamp;#8217;s dinner. The five-course, gourmet menu will be made without animal products or by-products and includes wine pairings and discount wines by the glass or bottle. A winemaker representative will be on hand to facilitate the pairings and interact with diners, Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. Reservations are required at 530-581-3037. Visit http://www.thecrestcafeandcatering.com and http://www.hsvandv.org for more information.