If you're looking for something different to celebrate Valentines you should check out Atascadero's historic downtown Colony District on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12th. From 1 to 4 p.m. seventeen local wineries will pour their finest in and around downtown merchant shops. Live music will play in the streets. Free dance lessons will be offered at the Carlton Hotel (El Camino Real and Traffic Way).

Start your stroll at El Camino Real and Entrada. That's where Atascadero Main Street will be selling wine-tasting wristbands for $20. The all-event pass gives you unlimited wine-tasting. You'll also get a map of the event. Get all the participating merchants and wineries to initial it, then drop it in the bin at the ticket booth before leaving. There will be a drawing for prizes. No purchase is necessary and you don't have to be present to wine.

You can get more information about the event and Atascadero's historic downtown at www.atascaderomainstreet.org.