Just in time for Valentine’s Day, members of the Cowichan Valley Music Teachers Association are hosting a Wine and Chocolate Evening, starting at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Peter’s (Quamichan) Church Hall.
This fundraiser is not just about lovers, though. If you are a lover of music as well as wine or chocolate, this is a fun time for you.
Come out and hear “courageous adult students” as they sing or play various instruments.
The Concenti Singers will also be performing a few numbers, and, like she did the last time the CVMTA held a similar event in 2015, emcee Connie Masson will keep the proceedings lively.
Laughter will be as prevalent as the chocolate and wine, organizers promise.
Entry is by donation at the door and that donation entitles the entrant to a glass of wine, supplied in large part by sponsor, Vigneti Zanatta.
Chocolates of all description will abound, and there are angel food cake chunks to dip in the chocolate fountain, as well as fresh fruit.
For those music lovers who are not inclined toward the decadent, they also provide a variety of non-chocolate refreshments and non-alcoholic punch.
A silent auction allows the chance at many treasures, including many musical instruments that have been donated. There are also bargains available on baskets, concert tickets, flower arrangements, and more.
Guests may enter a draw for a free music lesson on the instrument of their choice. There will be sheet music to browse through and take home, free or with a small donation.
All of the proceeds go toward the group’s awards, bursaries and scholarship funds, which include contributions to the Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation, the Cowichan Music Festival, and the David Walden Memorial Scholarship.
Entry is limited to age 19 and over, so leave the kids at home.