With all the love and lust of Valentine's Day, our chocolate-hungry culture sometimes forgets what is truly important. No matter what Hallmark leads you to believe, love isn't about child-sized, singing greeting cards or fiber-optic light-up roses or plush Teddy bears holding a "shit bitch, you is fine" silky heart.
This Valentine's weekend, show your sweetie your philanthropic side by giving back to people in your community at the Friends of Children and Families' inaugural Valentine's gala, Hearts for Head Start.
Friends of Children and Families is celebrating 25 years of providing educational, family, food and mental-disability services to those in need in the Treasure Valley.
The event at the Stueckle Sky Center will kick off with a silent auction featuring donated items including themed baskets, children's artwork, quilts and furniture.
After the silent auction, couples can settle in for dinner at 7 p.m., then live music and dancing from '60s and '70s cover band The 45s beginning at 9 p.m.
This year, spend your money on a romantic dinner that makes a difference. Hearts for Head Start is a smart way to show the one you heart that you care about your community.