Valentine's Day

Celebrating the romance of Valentine's Day

    A "Meet Your Valentine" party for singles is planned for Feb. 9 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Bellevue. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 206-243-8536.

   Lake Whatcom Railway will run Valentine Trains Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. leaving from Wickersham. Cost for the 1 1/2 hour trip is $15 per couple, $10 each for 18 and older, $5 for ages 2 to 17 and children under 2 ride free. Advance reservations: 206-236-2857.

   The Spirit of Puget Sound is offering a romantic Valentine's Day dinner cruise Feb. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. Two all-inclusive packages are available. 443-1442.

   KIXI-AM will feature a live broadcast of Tony Bennett Valentine's Day Special Feb. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The radio station will also host a Swinging Sweetheart dance from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. 454-1540.

   The Stonecroft Couples Club of Puget Sound is hosting a Valentine dinner at the Lake Washington Grill House Feb. 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Area performers Vin and Cindy Tomei will entertain. Cost of the dinner is $35 per couple. 337-3626 or 820-8561.

   In time for Valentine's Day, area author Colleen Cramer will sign copies of her book, Romance on a Shoe-String, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Bellevue's Crossroads Mall. The bookstore will also hold a "Be My Valentine" party with a half-hour of story telling magic followed by cookies and punch Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 644-1650 for more information.

   The book Over 200 Tips for Celebrating Valentine's Day Throughout the Year, by local author Sandra Wilson, offers romantic tips. Call 485-4855.

   Waterways Cruises Inc. is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call 223-2060.

   The Golf Privilege Club which benefits American Lung Association can help your sweetheart save money this Valentine's Day. Call 1-800-732-9339.

   Order your special Valentine a Zoo Parent Animal Adoption from the Woodland Park Zoo. Call 789-6000.

   Surprise your valentine with a gift from the Washington Zoological Park. Have a special message engraved on a paving stone at the park for $36 or adopt a "wild one." Call (206) 392-6278.

   For Valentine's Day, say "I love you" with a manatee, the endangered "gentle giants" of Florida. For $20, the Manatee Club will send an adoption certificate, underwater photo, and biography of an adopted manatee to your special someone. A gift card with a personal message will also be included. Call 1-800-432-5646.