12th Annual “A Chocolate Affair to Remember” at Camas First Friday

February is the month of love with Valentine’s day and all, so what better way to celebrate than with chocolate!

This event will be the 12th Annual “A Chocolate Affair to Remember” for Camas First Friday, kicking off February right on Friday, February 1st. It will also be the First Anniversary of the First Friday Wedding of Nick and Tami Calais. They had their wedding on February’s 2018 First Friday and it was themed “A Wedding Affair to Remember”. The entire community was invited to share in their joyous affair and it showed a strong example of people supporting one another in the community.

Hosted by the Downtown Camas Association, this year’s festivities run from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Chocolate can be found many of the businesses in town as well as romantic gifts and special wine tastings. Here is a list of some of the activities you can expect to see:

Guess the candy jar amounts – check out each location and be entered to win candy and Valentine’s themed prizes.

Find “Nick and Tami” – take a picture with Nick and Tami and you will be entered to win a romantic basket.

Art receptions – Attic Gallery will be featuring local artist Mike Smith as well as a jewelry trunk show with Leslie McMillan. The jewelry will feature hearts in silver leaf and contrasting metals for Valentine’s Day. Guests will also enjoy refreshments and live music. At the Camas Gallery, painter Gary Watson will be featured. Guest can also enjoy complimentary sangria and champagne. And finally, at Second Story Gallery (upstairs at the Camas library) enjoy the “From the Heart” show featuring 24 artists.

Ballroom dance lessons – Take a spin around the dance floor with ballroom instructor Daniel Martinez in Lisa Le Properties (418 NE 4th Ave.) for FREE.

Kid’s Valentine’s crafts and games – Kids activities found at the DAC table in Journey.

Candy Bar Challenge – Guess what candy bar it is and win one for yourself!

Hair Glitter – Get free hair glitter strands and sparkles at The Wild Hair )418 NE Cedar).

Kissing Themed Photo Booth – Feeling romantic and goofy? Be sure to visit the photo booth at The Artful Attic (217 NE 3rd). There will be free Valentine grab bags with each purchase as well.

Free Chair Massage – Visit Therapeutic Associates-Camas at Arktana Shoes (415 NE 4th) for a free massage.

There will also be special sales and chocolate throughout town at various shops and restaurants. Also, every $10 you spend around town earns you a ticket to win!

Carrie Schulstad, Executive Director for the DCA said, “We’re of course excited to taste delicious chocolate around town, but also be able to wish a Happy 1st Anniversary to the darling wedding couple Nick and Tami Calais from the February First Friday wedding last year! They still come to every First Friday and this time they’re bringing all their friends to join in again! We’ll have some new games and activities as well as the beloved candy guessing game in the businesses and truly spectacular art shows in the galleries. Come enjoy with us in Downtown Camas!”

Each month, the Camas First Friday event is about Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping. Each event is family friendly and a great way to support the Camas community!

February’s First Friday is sure to be a big party and will not disappoint! Get out and have some fun!

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