Isn’t It Romantic?

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and a new art showing at Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant is perfect for setting a romantic mood. A reception is scheduled for TONIGHT to meet some of the 30 artists in the “Conditions of the Heart” group show.

The 6 p.m. reception will include live music by Phil Page.

The group show, which focuses on different interpretations of love and romance, will be on display at Vintage through Feb. 27.

  • Congrats to the Redding indoor kart racing team that recently took the top prize at the PKE2010 tournament in Las Vegas. The team of Eric Gannon, Steven Gannon and Boris Podtetenieff represented Need 2 Speed in downtown Redding.
  • KIXE-TV has announced the winners of its “Recession Relief Sweepstakes” drawing. Retiree Cary Burton of Chico won the grand prize — $2,000 in gift cards. Judith Genoud of Bella Vista won a cruiser bike, and Kimber Bruce of Redding won restaurant gift cards for third place.
  • What I’m Reading: “Already Dead” is the first in a series by Charlie Huston (one of my favorite contemporary crime writers) that features Joe Pitt, a private eye/fixer who’s also a vampire. Normally, I don’t read much vampire fiction, so I’d been putting these off. Now, I’m hooked. Fortunately, I think the Redding Library has the whole series. Currently reading a funny novel by Greg Ames called “Buffalo Lockjaw.”
  • Rules for Successful Living #36: Avoid chainsaws.

sb-07-09A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.

Steve Brewer

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