28 Ways in 28 Days
to Show Your Love, Downtown!
One: February is Heart Month at 16 West – Virtually Sisters Space!
“Why I ♥ the Valley” sponsored by Star94. Submit an entry in Star94′s month long contest “Why I ♥ the Valley” and 16 West will donate a special promotional offer to a local charity of the winner’s choice. Visit Star94radio.com for more details.
Tuesday, February 5, 6-8pm
An Innovative Conversation Series: $12 Visit 16WestVS.com for tickets/details.”The Holographic Heart” featuring Renaissance Artist Jennet Inglis and writer Karen Lawrence. Each attendee will receive a signed book or art print. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Art Network.
Friday, February 8, 6-9pm
Mens’ Night In, $12 Visit 16WestVS.com for more details. A special “shopping” and entertainment night perfect for men needing a little nudge about what to buy their sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Our vendors will make it painless and man-friendly! Entertainment, beverages & snacks provided! Part of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Saturday, February 9, 10am-5pm
HEARTful Gifts–Gifts from the Heart. FREE. Visit 16WestVS.com for more details.
A showcase of local products that are produced and sold by companies with heart!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Art Network.
Saturday, February 9, 6-8pm
Paleo Lifestyle Seminar, $12 Visit 16WestVS.com for more details.
Heart and health friendly eating seminar by Mark Mellinger.
Part of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm
Sweet Endings, $12 Visit 16WestVS.com for more details.
A showcase of fine desserts and elegant music that can top off any evening! See what these local experts can provide for your next soiree. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Staunton Foundation.
Thursday, February 21, 6-7:30pm
The Cholesterol Comeback by BuzzNutrition, $17 Visit www.CholesterolComeback.com
Learn why cholesterol and saturated fat is NOT the cause of heart disease!! Part of the proceeds to benefit CASA for Children.
Two: Fridays find collectibles and one-of-a-kinds while supporting the Valley Mission!
17 East Beverley Antiques
Fridays during February ~ 10% of Friday Sales in February to the Staunton Valley Mission.
Three: Help to fill an empty kitchen while shopping for your kitchen!
Arthur’s Home Gallery
Month of February ~ Drop off non-perishable food items and paper products to help fill the Central United Methodist Food Pantry and enter to win a $50 Gift Card from Arthur’s! Look for hint hearts on Arthur’s decorated tree for suggestions of items needed by the Food Pantry.
Four: New Name. New Menu. Same Charitable Spirit!
AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar
Five: Enjoy all of the LOVEly happenings at Baja Bean Co.
Baja Bean Co.
ALL MONTH ~ Proceeds of $100/keg & $6/case from the sale of Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA go to Augusta Dog Adoptions & Cat’s Cradle (Cat’s Cradle has a matching grant in February for funds raised from local businesses so the donation to them will be doubled! AND Weyerbacker Brewing in PA gives all of their proceeds to animal shelters in PA). Look for the label…a paw print made out of green hop cones. Baja will sell 2 kegs of the beer on draft ($5/pint) & will have cases (24-12 oz bottles) on hand all month for $36.
Benefit Nights (at least 10% of dinner SALES <not profits> will go to the cause)…
Feb. 5 ~ Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 6 ~ Staunton Montessori School
Feb. 13 ~ Mary Baldwin College
Feb.14 ~ WE ♥ SARAH
Feb.15 ~ Augusta Dog Adoptions Smell of Death playing at $10 – door goes to ADA!
Feb. 26 ~ Augusta Dog Adoptions
Feb. 27 ~ Baja for the Bard-American Shakespeare Center
Six: Help give a stuffed animal a New Direction!
Bears & Buddies
Tuesdays in February ~ Every plush animal skin purchased will be matched with an identical stuffed animal and donated to New Directions Center.
Seven: Love Music? Love Music Education? Find more than books at Black Swan.
Black Swan Books & Music
Saturdays in February ~ 10% of sales, or a minimum of $500, to Heifetz Institute and to Heifetz members or ticket holders.
Eight: Quality toys for you. Quality toys for others.
Month of February ~ For every dollar customers spend on Melissa & Doug products an equivalent amount of Melissa & Doug products will be donated to New Directions Center.
Nine: Eat for a Cause!
Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery
Month of February ~ 5% of restaurant sales will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Ten: Time for supporting an education!
Month of February ~ Buy your watch batteries at Crown Jewelers and proceeds go to the San Rafael School in Honduras.
Eleven: Design@Nine and TEASE team up with a gift to you and the ASC!
Design @ Nine Women’s Boutique
Feb. 8-18 ~ Customer Appreciation Sales Event! Receive a gift with purchase – Spend $50 & get a complimentary custom blow-out at TEASE with goodies! Also, 10% of sales go to American Shakespeare Center.
Twelve: Dine for the Arts!
Emilio’s Italian Restaurant
Feb. 28th ~ 5% of all sales will go to support the American Shakespeare Center’s Invest in Imagination Fund.
Thirteen: Putting your money where your mouth is!
Grains of Sense
Month of February ~ 10% of gross sales to the Weekly Religious Education (WRE) program within Staunton City’s schools. Additional program donations accepted in the store.
Fourteen: Loving a Child!
Month of February ~ For every original “Loving a Child” poster sold $5 will be donated to the MaDee Project.
Fifteen: Third Annual Winter Wine Festival!
Historic Staunton Foundation
Feb. 16 ~ 12-6pm at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. 17 local wineries represented. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets available at HSF office, Gallery Shop at Smith Center, Bookworks, Blue Mountain Coffee, the Emporium and online. 540.885.7676
Sixteen: Show your love!
H.L. Lang and Co. Jewelers
Feb. 6-14 ~ 10% of sales will go to the Augusta Regional SPCA.
Seventeen: Making Memories!
Monica Wilson Photography
February 9th Monica Wilson Photography kicks off its 5th anniversary with an extended hours party Saturday Feb 9th from 10am-5pm. A portion of proceeds from all photo sessions from Feb 9th-March31st will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Eighteen: Feeding Your Community!
The Pampered Palate
Month of February ~ Bring in a food item or make a monetary donation to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and receive 20% off all purchases.
Nineteen: Shop Sundays to support local non-profits serving families and children!
Pufferbellies Toys & Books
Sundays in February ~ 10% of all sales will be donated to Community Child Care.
Twenty: Creating Good Things!
Rachel’s Quilt Patch & Yarn
Twenty-One: The perfect marriage of giving and receiving!
Saturdays in February ~ 10% of sales will go to CASA for Children.
Twenty-Two: For the animal lover!
The Sacred Circle
Through Feb. 14 ~ 20% of the purchase price of any pet or animal-rescue themed items (books, jewelry, bumper stickers, buttons, etc.) will go to Virginia Paws for Pits.
Twenty-Three: A romantic comedy perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Staunton Performing Arts Center
Feb. 14-17 ~ The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro at the Dixie Theater – Feb 14, 15 & 16 at 7:30pm. Feb. 17 Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets SPAC members $15, non-members $20. More information and tickets 540-885-3211.
Twenty-Four: A Gift to those who work for our community!
Staunton Guided Tours
Month of February ~ FREE guided Historic Downtown tours on the Staunton Trolley for employees of local charities, tourism-related non-profits, SDDA members, and local governments in Staunton and Augusta County. Call 540-885-6069 to schedule your tour and learn about local history, historic sites, and the stories that reveal who we are and what we stand for here! Any number can participate, but no more than 10 per tour.
Twenty-Five: Creating a way to feed our community!
Month of February ~ Bring in a donation of 2 or more canned goods for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and receive a $5 Sunspots gift card. One per customer please!
Twenty-Six: Stop by. Show the SPCA and Thurston, the dog, some love!
TEASE hair design
Month of February ~ 10% of product sales in February go to Augusta Regional SPCA.
Twenty-Seven: Love a child!
Fridays in February ~ 15% of sales go to UVA Children’s Hospital.
Twenty-Eight: It takes more than love to build a bridge!
The Wine Cellar
Feb. 1-14 ~ 20% of chocolate sales will be donated to the Sears Hill Bridge project.