There are a variety of ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day.
Valley Voices will be available to serenade the one you love.
Valley Voices has been offering singing Valentine’s for over 31 years, and over 800 valentines have been presented in that time.
For $10, the ladies will sing two songs in a four-part harmony barbershop style, as well as present a carnation and message from the giver.
Valley Voices is a women’s chorus that has been performing in Moab for 35 years. Rehearsals are held at 7 p.m., each Monday in Balsley Hall of the Community Church.
Dead Horse Point State Park encourages couples to ride their bicycles under a full moon on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Park ranger Crystal Carpenter said they are hosting the ride to entice residents to come and enjoy their local park.
“What better way than with their sweeties, cycling down the park road at night,” Carpenter said. “Then enjoying the view of canyons and rimrock lit by moonlight.”
People are encouraged to dress as they would for a fancy Valentine’s date.
“Keeping the cool night weather in mind,” Carpenter said.
The cost for the event is the $10 per vehicle entry fee for the state park.
“Carpooling is encouraged,” Carpenter said.
Those interested in doing the Valentine ride are asked to register for the event in advance, “the sooner, the better,” Carpenter said. The time and location for the ride will be given at registration.
All participants should have a front and rear light on their bicycle. The ride may be canceled due to poor weather.
“The event is dependent on the road conditions being safe for bicycle travel,” Carpenter said.
Tim Buckingham has planned a special menu for Valentine’s Day at Buck’s Grill House.
The first course is a mixed green salad with pickled beets, goat cheese and pistachios. The second course is a choice of artichoke bottom stuffed with charred eggplant garlic mousse and romesco sauce or barbecue shrimp served with cheddar bacon grits. The third course is a choice of roasted duck breast, pan roasted walleye or roasted beef tenderloin.
The fourth course is a chef’s medley dessert to share of chocolate terrine, strawberry rhubarb compote and white chocolate pretzel bark.
The meal is $65 per person; $120 per couple.
“We will also have a regular menu that night,” said Tim Buckingham, owner of Buck’s Grill House.
To make that meal a little more romantic, a special bouquet of flowers for your Valentine may be available.
“Buck’s Grill House and Manna Floral Design are partnering for a perfect Valentine night,” said Janet Buckingham, owner of Manna Floral Design. “When the guest comes in, the flowers will be delivered to the table.”
While roses are available, Janet Buckingham said that studies she has read state that 90 percent of women don’t want red roses for Valentine’s Day.
She recommended a mixed bouquet with lush reds and white and purples and blues. She has unique flowers on order and plans to make fun, creative designs that are $35 and up.
“Roses are the premium as always,” she said.
Janet Buckingham has always been a creative person, as a writer, painter, quilter and working with beads.
“Flowers are another creative medium for me,” she said.
She wants to find out more about for whom the flowers are intended so she incorporate elements that represent that person into the design of the bouquet.
“We approach it from an artistic direction,” she said.
A variety of ways available to celebrate your Valentine
“What better way than with their sweeties, cycling down the park road at night.”
When: Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day
Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12
Contact: Mary Mayberry at 435-259-5767
Cost: $10, includes carnation and message
When: Saturday, Feb. 15
Where: Dead Horse Point State Park, 21 miles south on State Route 313
Register: Call 435-259-2614. Space is limited.
Cost: $10 per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.
When: Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day
Where: Buck’s Grill House, 1385 N. Hwy 191
Cost: $65 per person; $120 for a couple