published Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Don't stress - impress: Ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day

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    Harpist/vocalist Eryn Jones will provide mood music for Valentine’s Day at DeBarge Vineyards & Winery, 1617 Rossville Ave. The urban winery will be set up as a before- or after-dinner destination, serving wines with a choice of cheese or dessert from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. For more information, call 423-710-8426 or visit www.debargewines.com.

MOOD MUSIC AT DEBARGE VINEYARDS AND WINERY

Harpist/vocalist Eryn Jones will provide mood music for Valentine’s Day at DeBarge Vineyards & Winery, 1617 Rossville Ave. The urban winery will be set up as a before- or after-dinner destination, serving wines with a choice of cheese or dessert from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. For more information, call 423-710-8426 or visit www.debargewines.com.

How can you show some love to your valentine? Let us help you count the ways.

We’ve scoured submissions to www.ChattanoogaNow.com to compile a list of options for impressing a date. You’ll find several here, plus more ideas for music shows, plays and movies throughout the section. See the complete list online.

DINNER

■ Back Inn Cafe — 412 E. Second St. Valentine’s on the Bluff, a romantic six-course meal with wine pairings, 5-10 p.m. today and Friday, Feb. 13-14. $75 per person. For reservations, call 423-265-5033, ext. 4, or visit bluffviewartdistrict.com.

■ Brewhaus — 224 Frazier Ave. The Share the Love Beer Dinner features five brews from Starr Hill Brewing Co., including The Love wheat beer, with food pairings, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. $40 per person. For reservations, call 423-531-8490.

■ Broad Street Grille — 1201 Broad St. (inside The Chattanoogan). Four-course meal includes champagne and six entree options, plus desserts, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. After dinner, relax with cocktails by the fire pit or enjoy dance music by Priscilla and Lil Rickee in The Foundry. $90 per couple. Reservations: 423-424-3700 or www.broadstreetgrille.com.

■ Easy Bistro — 203 Broad St. Valentine’s Day dinner includes regular farm-fresh menu plus special additions, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. For reservations, call 423-266-1121 or go to www.opentable.com/easy-bistro.

■ Georgia Winery — 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. Winery’s first Valentine’s Wine Dinner features four-course meal from Catering by Alan and live music by Amabile Strings, 6:3-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. $40 per person. For reservations, call 706-937-9463 or visit www.georgiawines.com.

■ Kitchen at Union Square — Tallan Building, 200 W. M.L. King Blvd. Valentine’s Day menu, available 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, features complimentary champagne toast with dinner, specialty cocktails and special dessert options. For reservations, call 423-634-9172 or go to www.kitchenatunionsquare.com.

■ Southern Belle — 201 Riverfront Parkway. The riverboat sets sail on a Sweetheart Luncheon at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14; and Valentine’s Dinner Cruises, with champagne and dance music, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. Weddings and vow renewals are popular on these outings. Check for openings at 423-266-4488 or www.chattanoogariverboat.com.

DINNER AND DANCING

■ American Legion Post 81 — 227 James Asbury Lane, Cleveland, Tenn. Sweetheart Catfish Fry, 6-8 p.m., and Dance with Paul Smith and The Sky High Band, 8-p.m.-midnight Friday, Feb. 14. Catfish Fry includes catfish, hush puppies, fries, coleslaw, coffee or tea for $10. Proceeds go to the Tennessee Fisher House, where families of veterans or active-duty military personnel stay while their loved ones receive medical treatment. Stay to hear the band for an extra $5. 423-476-4451.

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    Prepare your Valentine to be dazzled by “America’s Most Amazing Mile.” Round-trip rides on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway will be free for area residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, to celebrate the reopening of the attraction following seasonal maintenance work. The offer applies to residents of Hamilton, Bradley, Marion and Rhea counties in Southeast Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade, Walker and Whitfield counties in North Georgia. Stations are at 3917 St. Elmo Ave. and 827 East Brow Road. Residents also can get a free piece of fudge at the Lookout Mountain Station. For more information, call 423-821-4224 or visit www.ridetheincline.com.

FREE RIDES ON THE INCLINE

Prepare your Valentine to be dazzled by “America’s Most Amazing Mile.” Round-trip rides on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway will be free for area residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, to celebrate the reopening of

the attraction following seasonal maintenance work. The offer applies to residents of Hamilton, Bradley, Marion and Rhea counties in Southeast Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade, Walker and Whitfield counties in North Georgia. Stations

are at 3917 St. Elmo Ave. and 827 East Brow Road. Residents also can get a free piece of fudge at the Lookout Mountain Station. For more information, call 423-821-4224 or visit www.ridetheincline.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

■ Artistic Civic Theatre — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. “Life, Love and Laughter: A Valentine’s Cabaret,” 8-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. Features witty dialogue, thoughtful monologues and original music by Michael Huesman, ranging from comedic “Love @ Dot Com” to touching “No One But You.” $15. 706-278-4796 or www.actdalton.org.

■ Cartecay Vineyards — 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Live music by Barefoot Boone, wine served in souvenir glass, wine-filled chocolate cup and light hors d’oeuvres, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. $20 per person, $30 per couple. 706-698-9463, www.cartecayvineyards.com.

Cleveland Cowboy Church — 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Valentine’s Day concert features love songs by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Door prizes awarded. Free. 423-421-4269.

Mocha Restaurant & Music Lounge — 511 Broad St. Evening of Elegance features two shows by R&B group Xsklusive and the Mocha Renaissance Band, 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $5 to $10. The $20 VIP seating (with RSVP) includes a bottle of house wine. 423-531-4154.

■ Ruby Falls — 1720 S. Scenic Highway. Romance at Ruby offers intimate cave and waterfall tour, plus romantic views from Lookout Mountain Tower and the love story of Leo and Ruby Lambert (he discovered the waterfall and named it for his wife), 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. Includes souvenir photo, hot chocolate and gift. $55.95. For reservations, call 800-755-7105 or go to www.rubyfalls.com.

■ Spirited Art — 1925 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 115. Date Night painting session provides two canvases for your creations, dinner from Fresh2Order, wine (or BYOB) and prizes, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m.; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. $70. For reservations, call 423-531-6278 or visit www.myspiritedart.com.

■ Stratton Hall — 3146 Broad St. Broken Hearts Ball, for couples or singles 21 and older, includes music, dancing, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, 8-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. $35 in advance, $45 at door. Proceeds benefit Partnership for Families, Children and Adults’ Rape Crisis Center. 423-697-3838.

■ Vaudeville Cafe — 138 Market St. Tennessee Valley Pride and Chattanooga CARES present Same Love Safe Love Valentine’s Day formal for members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Gala includes wine, dessert, live music, dancing and free show by Vaudeville’s murder-mystery actors. $25. For reservations, call 423-517-1839 or visit www.funnydinner.com.

DANCING

■ Allemande Hall — 7400 Standifer Gap Road. USA Dance hosts its monthly ballroom dance party, 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Admission includes one-hour group rumba lesson at 7:30 p.m. No experience or partner necessary. All ages and dance levels welcome. $6 members, $10 nonmembers; $5 first-timers and guests under 21. 423-645-4888, www.chattanoogausadance.com.

■ Tivoli Theatre — 709 Broad St. Kick up your heels as the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents “Big Band Fever!” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15.

SHOPPING

■ River Gallery — 400 E. Second St. Hearts & Hops offers extended hours to find a handcrafted gift, 5-7 p.m. today, Feb. 13. Options include jewelry, paintings, sculpture and wearables. Sample chicken wings and new craft beers from Tony’s Pasta while you shop. Free admission. 423-265-5033, www.river-gallery.com.

SINGING VALENTINES

■ Choo Choo Chorus: Quartets from this Barbershop Harmony Society chapter will sing love songs and deliver gifts of a long-stem rose, box of candy and card, Friday, Feb. 14. Prices start at $50. To arrange a time, call 423-265-7464 or visit www.choochoochorus.org.

■ Scenic City Chorus: These Sweet Adelines singers will perform via phone, video or in person, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. Prices range from $20 to $50. To check openings, call 423-400-0462 or visit www.sceniccitychorus.com.

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