Need a unique gift for Valentine’s Day? The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys will deliver Singing Valentines. A barbershop quartet will show up at a home or office at a time you designate, deliver a card and a rose, then belt out two love songs to your sweetheart. It’s cheap, too, at only $25. Singing Valentines can be ordered by calling either Dave Richards at 371-6644 or by email at email@example.com. Find more information at chorusofthekeys.com.
Stationery store Write-On will help you pen a love note to your valentine. On Friday, they’ll host master calligrapher Dottie McMillan from 2-5 p.m. – she’ll write down your deepest and most cloying feelings in her immaculate and artistic handwriting. The event is free and Write-On will provide a small white card and a red envelope for your note, but you are encouraged to call ahead – 953-2800 – to reserve a time. Write-On is at 1423 First Ave., Sarasota.
RING THEIR BELLS
Englewood United Methodist Church’s Voices in Bronze handbell choir will help you ring in Valentine’s Day with a venegeance, with its “Ringing Valentine.”
An ensemble of festively dressed bell ringers and Director Fonda Davies will show up and play a tune on their English handbells. The $25.00 package includes a choice of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Love Me Tender,” or “You Are My Sunshine”; a choice of one red rose or a vanilla or chocolate Valentine’s cupcake; three Valentine’s Day helium balloons; and a Valentine card inscribed with your personal message. One dozen red roses can be added to the package for an additional $25.
The $300 package includes ringing of all three of the sweetheart songs, a dozen red roses, a giant Valentine’s cupcake of selected flavor that serves 15 people, a dozen balloons, and the specially inscribed Valentine card.
The group will deliver message next Tuesday-Thursday. Place orders as soon as possible at englewoodumc.net or by calling 474-5588.