A quick note today – enjoy the weekend and take time to show your love on Valentines Day!
Here’s a little bit about St. Valentine (for whom the day was named) from the BBC. Click HERE for more on this.
The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.
The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.
Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.
When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.
Quote of the Week:
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa
Happenings this Week:
Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 28th: The Evergreen Playhouse presents Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Voice of the Prairie. Tickets are $10 for adults. Call 736-8628 for more information.
Saturday, February 13th: Historic Fox Theatre Restorations kicks off its 2016 Fox Theatre Film Series on Saturday with 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. showings of “Jurassic Park.” Admission for the movies is $10 per person, $8 for members and $25 per family (three to four persons). Individual season passes are available for $90, or $70 for members. Presale tickets are available at Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis, and Holley’s Place, HUBBUB, Santa Lucia Coffee and PostNet in Centralia. For more information, contact the Fox Theatre at (360) 623-1103 or visit www.centraliafoxtheatre.com. All proceeds from the series will benefit the ongoing restoration of the Fox Theatre.
Mark on your calendar: Saturday, February 27th. If you’re interested in learning more about gardening, make sure and attend the Lewis County Master Gardeners class, Gardening for Everyone. The free class will be held on Saturday, February 27th, from 9am-2:30pm, at Washington Hall, at Centralia College. You’ll learn about growing tomatoes, deer resistant landscaping, planning and building raised beds, lawns, and much more. Call 360-740-1216 for more information.
Bloggers Note: I attended a couple of these classes last year and it was very worthwhile!
Weather: Enjoy the sun today because tomorrow and on into next week it is rain, rain, rain! The temperatures have been nice and springlike which is inspiring lots of bulbs to peek up early. Enjoy it when you can.