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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Los Alamos Merchant Society (LAMS) Announces “Lovefest - Los Alamos,” on February 16, 2013

The first event in its new monthly Third Saturday Evening Stroll Series to be held Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 4-8 pm in honor of the Valentine in each of our lives.


The Los Alamos merchants on Bell Street invite everyone to join the fun and experience Los Alamos community charm first hand with its new monthly Third Saturday Evening Stroll Series. The inaugural gathering will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013, and is titled “LOVE-FESTLOS ALAMOS.” Each participating business will feature its own unique event in coordination with the theme. LOVEFEST- LOS ALAMOS honors the Valentines’ in each of our lives – and perhaps the new ones folks will get the chance to meet on Bell Street! LOVEFESTLOS ALAMOS begins at 4 pm and runs until 8 pm.

Participating businesses include The C Gallery, Café Quackenbush, Bedford Winery, Casa Dumetz Wines at Babi’s Tasting Room, Bell Street Farm Eatery + Market, The Eclectic Shoppe, The Gentleman Farmer, Gussied Up Antiques, terramonary stoneware & porcelain, The 1880 Union Hotel and Saloon, the Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast, The Station-Los Alamos, Clifton Edwin Publishing, and the Depot T & T Antiques.

While each business will continue to keep its regular daily business hours during Third Saturday Evening Stroll, merchants invite folks to stay longer or come late to share the love.

Each month, new themes will create a unique opportunity for visitors and locals alike to experience the character and quality of our town – a gem among the cottonwoods in the Santa Ynez Valley. Looking ahead, the theme for March is “Sticks” in honor of our winter quiet and spring renewal.

The event listings are as follows:

***The C Gallery will feature “I LOVE LOS ALAMOS” - a pop-up photography show of intimate Los Alamos moments by local photographer Jeffrey Bloom. Call (805) 344-3807 or visit www.cgallery.com for more information.

***Café Quackenbush at the General Store will have treats and specials for Valentine’s new and old. Call (805) 344-4440 for more information.

***Bedford Winery will have a Bee Happy Honey Tasting - How sweet it is! Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, orange blossom, and acacia. Bedford Winery will present a tasting of a wide variety of honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France, including Middle Eastern Sidr Honey, the most expensive in the world. Honey from our local sources will also be represented. Talk to the bee keepers! There will be fresh, locally made bread, scones, and a variety of artisan cheeses to accompany them. ph: 805-344-2107. Visit www.bedfordwinery.com and www.facebook.com/BedfordWinery for updates.

***Casa Dumetz Wines at Babi’s Tasting Room will feature I Love You to the Moon + Back! an open mic night for personal, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious stories of first-love, true-love, whimsy and woe. Everyone is welcome to share! Folks will also be able to create personalized Love Notes and Sweet Treats for their loved ones. (805) 344-1900. Visit www.casadumetzwines.com and www.facebook.com/casadumetzwines.com for more information.

***Bell Street Farm Eatery + Market will be open late for its special Valentine’s Day Roman Supper – a Perfect Fit for Lovers. The restaurant is currently taking reservations at (805) 344-4609. Visit www.bellstreetfarm.com and www.facebook.com/bellstreetfarm for further information.

***The Station – Los Alamos offers an impressive event location for any occasion and will be open for viewing and tours. In addition, The Station in conjunction with Charlie’s will have bowls of stew and brews for purchase! Please visit www.thestationlosalamos.com for more information or call (805) 344-1960.

***The 1880 Union Hotel and Saloon welcomes everyone to take a tour, grab a bite to eat in the Saloon, or just sit in front of our cozy fireplace! Food will be available until 9pm. Our western Saloon will be open all evening! Come and enjoy a Lover’s Margarita! www.1880unionhotel.com Front desk (805) 344-2744.

***The Depot T&T Antiques has something for everyone! Filled with antiques and collectibles! Look for that piece your missing or a new treasure! We will be open until 8pm www.losalamosca.com (805) 344-3315

***The Eclectic Shoppe, The Gentleman Farmer - (805) 344-4111, www.thegentlemanfarmer.net, Gussied Up Antiques – (805) 344-2504, terramonary stoneware & porcelain (805) 344-1460, www.terramonary.com, Clifton Edwin Publishing (805) 344-1431, www.cliftonedwin.com, and The Victorian Mansion (805) 344-1300, www.thevick.com will all be having individual specials at their location. Please call directly or come and visit to discover for yourself!

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