Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Make a toast to your sweetie at the Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Volunteer Park Conservatory
2/5/2013 4:04:00 PM
Make a toast to your sweetie at the Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Volunteer Park Conservatory
Before you head out for that romantic dinner, bring your Valentine to the Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E Galer St., on Thursday, February 14 for a wine and chocolate tasting!
The Friends of the Conservatory and Seattle Parks and Recreation are sponsoring the event, which will feature four varieties of Wilridge Wines matched with Theo Chocolates and Divine Chocolates at tasting stations throughout the Conservatory. Non-alcoholic beverages are available too. This event is for people 21 and older.
Entry times are at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person or $20 per member of the Friends of the Conservatory. Tickets are available at the Conservatory Gift Shop (http://www.volunteerparkconservatory.org/gift-shop/), which is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/324012); or at the door.
Proceeds of the event support the Friends of the Conservatory, formed in 1980 to help sustain the Conservatory’s legacy through financial, educational, and events support. The FOC is currently mounting a capital campaign for renovation of the east wing and the east production house, which are also supported by City funding.
The Conservatory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; it is also a City landmark and one of the few remaining original Victorian public glass houses in the country. It houses an outstanding tropical plant collection that is 100 years in the making, it hosts classes and day camps for school-age children, and it provides space for art classes, events and public gatherings. There is possibly no more beautiful place to visit on a rainy afternoon than the warm, quiet Conservatory.
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