Spend Valentine’s Day in Monterey County! Click here for a list of special dinners and events to sweep your honey of his/her feet! Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey wants to show their love to customers with a Customer Appreciation Day. Visitors can enjoy a free gift, cookies, coffee, discounts and live music from 8-second ride! 11am-3pm, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey. Free event.


Join the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District for a Star Party at Garland Ranch. Amateur astronomers will be on hand to share their knowledge of the open sky. 6:15pm, Garland Park, Carmel Valley. Free event. Celebrate Valentine’s a day late with the Monterey Public Library. Their Chocolate and Wine Tasting Benefit will serve up all sorts of sugary treats including brownies, cupcakes, ice cream and chocolate fondue. Don’t forget to wash it down with a local wine, Prosecco or Port. 7pm-9pm, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Get a laugh at the Sunset Center tonight! The Second City: Laughing Matters comes to Carmel-by-the-Sea tonight for an array of funny sketches, songs, and improvisations ripped straight from the headlines. 8pm, San Carlos and Ninth Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $29-$49.


Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio tonight at the Sunset Center. The expressive trio will perform works from Mozart, Danielpour and Tchaikovsky. 8pm, San Carlos and Ninth Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15. Folksy group Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us perform at Fernwood Tavern tonight. 10pm, 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.


Check out some of the young talent in Youth Music Monterey County today at the Sunset Center. This afternoon they will perform “Through Strength to Transformation” and will include scenes from Swan Lake, Beethoven’s Lenore Overture and Verdi’s Nabucco Overture. 2pm, San Carlos and Ninth Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $20.