Valentine's Day Events Around the Bay Area
I <3 You! Valentine’s Day Storytime & Craft – Children ages 5 and up can participate in a special storytime and craft to celebrate Valentine's Day. Wed., Feb. 7. 5:30-6:30pm. FREE. Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. .
Valentine Zip Line Delivery – Play science cupid this year by creating a Valentine zip line. Participants will work together to make sure their valentines are delivered on time. Ages 6 and up. Mon., Feb. 12. 4:30pm. FREE. Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S. Blaney Ave., San Jose. Also Wed., Feb. 14. 5:30pm. Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, 921 S. First St., San Jose.
Valentine's Day Crafts – Create something for someone you love or appreciate. Ages 4-15. Wed., Feb. 14. 3:30-5:30pm FREE. Willow Glenn Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose.
SF, Marin & Peninsula
Family Valentine’s Dance – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the little sweethearts in your life. Mothers, fathers, daughters and sons are all welcome. Sun., Feb. 11. 5-7:15pm. $50 per family for Sausalito residents, $55 per family for nonresidents. Exercise Room, City Hall, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 415-289-4100.
Yarn Heart Crafts – Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making yarn heart crafts. All ages welcome. Tue., Feb. 13. 3-4:30pm. FREE. Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St. 415-355-2823.
Valentine’s Day Art Activity – Make heart-shaped dream catchers to share with your valentine. Light snacks and treats will be provided. Arrive anytime before 10:30am. Sat., Feb. 10. 9-11am. FREE. Meet by Magic Mountain Playground, Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. 650-269-8124.
Botanical Valentine's Tea – Explore herbs and flowers during an educational walk and tea party, and make Valentines from pressed botanicals to take home. Register early. Sat., Feb. 10. 10am and 1pm. $22 adults, $17 children. UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. 510-664-9841.
Love Is in the Air – The California newts are celebrating Valentine’s Day in Sunol. Take a moderate 3-mile round-trip hike to their breeding pools to learn about these amorous amphibians. Sun., Feb. 11. 10am-12pm. FREE. Sunol Regional Wilderness, Old Green Barn Visitor Center, 1895 Geary Road. 510-544-3249.
Contra Costa County
Family Sweetheart Dance – Put on your dancing shoes and take your special little someone out for an all-ages evening of great music, dancing, refreshments and a photo booth. Sat., Feb. 3. 6-8pm. $15 family of four or $5 per person. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. 510-559-7000.
Be My Valentine – Encourage your young naturalist's curiosity at this Valentine-themed Mini Monday, a day of animal encounters, activities and crafts for kids ages 2-5 and an adult. Mon., Feb. 12. 10am-12pm. $10-20 first child, $6 each additional child, under 2 FREE. Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-935-1978.
Valentine's Cards & Crafts – Make a card or a craft for your sweetheart. Tue., Feb. 13. 4-4:45pm. FREE. Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road. 925-376-6852.