THE SPORTSMAN Feb. 14. Enjoy a fabulous meal with your sweetie at the Sportsman. Valentine’s dinner features steak, lobster, seafood and more. Reservations recommended. 4426 Central Ave., Camarillo. 983-8668 Also, Valentine’s dinner at the Ventura location, 53 S. California St. 643-2851
LASTING LOVE MADE EASY Feb. 12, 2 to5 p.m. Join best-selling authors and relationship mentors Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks in a workshop and book-signing to benefit Symphony of Life Spiritual Center. Advance tickets $30 or $35 at the door. Matillija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. To buy tickets online, visit www.solsc.org.
EMBASSY SUITES MANDALAY BEACH HOTEL AND RESORT Feb. 10 to Feb. 19. The 2012 Valentine’s Day Package includes accommodations in a deluxe suite, a chilled bottle of champagne with signature glasses, a teddy bear with chocolates and a chocolate lollypop upon check-in. One night $199, two nights from $328. Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resorts, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.mandalaybeach.embassysuites.com or call 984-2500.
MOQUECA BRAZILIAN CUISINE SPECIAL FOUR-COURSE MEAL Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 5 to 10 p.m.; Feb. 14., 4.to 11 p.m. Experience live Brazilian jazz and a four-course meal at the Moqueca Valentine’s Day celebration. From $39 per person. 3550 S. Harbor Blvd.#201, Oxnard. For more information, call 204-0970.
WHALE’S TAIL SURF AND TURF FOR TWO Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day overlooking the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor with the Whale’s Tail Surf and Turf for Two Champagne Dinner. Frank Barajas will be performing all of your favorite love songs from 6 to 8 p.m. $120 per couple. Whale’s Tail, 3950 Bluffin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, go to www.thewhalestail.com or call 985-2511.
RONALD REAGAN’S SWEETHEART DINNER AND DANCE Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. The Ronald Reagan Library and Museum will be hosting an elegant evening for you and your special Valentine under the wings of Air Force One. Guests will dine at intimate tables for two (larger groups can be accommodated) and will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (or nonalcoholic sparkling drink). You will be served a beautiful three-course meal, including gourmet hors d’oeuvres, while listening and dancing to live music. $160 per couple. Reservations needed by Feb. 9. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Visit www.reaganfoundation.org for more information.
BIG-BAND VALENTINE CONCERT 8 p.m. Feb. 11. A Valentine Concert: Elmer Ramsey, His Trumpet and Orchestra” will be presented in Samuelson Chapel. Ramsey and the Conejo Pops Orchestra will perform music from great artists of the big-band era, including Artie Shaw, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie. The program also includes endearing love songs from World War II. Dynamic vocalist Nancy Osborne (pictured above) will perform. The Westlake Village resident has performed with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Tex Beneke and Johnny Vana’s Big-Band Alumni, with whom she made two CDs and a DVD, and as a television and film actor. Osborne also produced her own 17-piece big-band CD, “Hot Swing, Cool Jazz.” $10-$20. Cal Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, #1800, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3306 or visit www.callutheran.edu/music.
BLU ORKID RESTAURANT THREE-COURSE LUNCH OR DINNER Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Enjoy a special three-course lunch or dinner for two plus champagne. $49 per couple. 76 S. Oak St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.bluorkid.com or call 653-0003.
BUSY BEE CAFÉ Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, 4 to 10 p.m. Treat your valentine to a prime rib dinner. $18.95 or $24.95 for king cut. Busy Bee Café, 478 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, go to www.busybeecafe.biz or call 643-4864.
CROWN PLAZA SPECIAL DAY OF ROMANCE Feb. 14, 6 to 10p.m. Chef Luis Martinez and C-Street Restaurant invite you to a wonderfully memorable Valentine’s Dinner. Enjoy a four-course sweethearts menu with premium specially selected wines. $75 per person, $45 per person without wine selections. Crown Plaza, 450 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. To make reservations call 652-5151. For more information, visit www.CPVentura.com.
THE PIERPONT INN AND SPA SWEETHEART PACKAGE Feb. 14, 5 to 9p.m. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner for two, a romantic one-night stay in one of the Pierpont Inn and Spa’s guest rooms complete with a gift basket filled with an assortment of wine, cheese and chocolates to ensure your stay is memorable. $230 per couple. 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For reservations call 643-6144. For more information, visit www.pierpontinn.com.
SPA BY DIANE LORING CHOCOLATE REVIVAL Enjoy one full hour of chocolate body sugar scrub and award winning double trouble cookies. $72 single or $144 couple plus $5 for non-club members. For reservations call 641-0022. For more information, visit www.spaventura.com.
W GALLERY DANCE PARTY Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Dance all night to DJ Area 51 at the Watermark cocktail party with full bar complete with a dessert buffet and chocolate fountain. $25 per person. California and Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.watermarkonmain.com.
WATERMARK FOUR-COURSE DINNER FOR TWO Feb. 11 to Feb. 14. Celebrate your love with a special four-course dinner presented by the Watermark’s executive chef Peter Edwards. $60 per person or with preselected wine pairing $115 per person. 598 East Main Street, Ventura. For reservations call 643-6800. For more information, visit www.watermarkonmain.com