With Valentine's Day coming fast - and perhaps a wedding in your future - here are a couple of local events worth noting:
* If you got engaged over the holidays and still haven't found that perfect wedding dress, Belazio Galleria will host the 2nd annual charity Bridal Gown Sale, which happens today and Saturday at the galleria. The event, in partnership with Bridal Perfections, gives brides-to-be the opportunity to shop for name-brand and designer gowns donated by bridal shops, manufacturers and some individuals.
More than 1,000 gowns will be on the racks, priced from $49 to $599. (Some are valued at more than $4,000). It's a fun time, but more than that, the two-day event is for a good cause. All of the proceeds go to the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.
Here are the times: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Belazio Galleria is at 6243 Fair Oaks Blvd., in Carmichael.
* Madam Butterfly boutique in Pavilions has got plenty of fahionable Valentine's Day gift ideas, especially jewelry. This holiday, the store is offering customers an Argento Vivo sterling silver necklace free with any purchase of $200 or more. Hey, that's an extra gift for a loved one on your list. Or - dare we say it? -for yourself!