Heart Beat

Valentines go 3D - with an added Latin inspiration - when the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council hosts its annual fundraiser, Milagros del Corazon, a laid-back evening of classical guitar music, snacks, drinks and bidding scheduled this year for Friday, February 13. But the event's lifeblood must circulate through your hands - and those of other artists and community members - before it ever even happens.

CHAC's put out the call for creative folks to drop by the gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive, during regular business hours and pick up a pre-made, blank wooden heart to decorate as a silent auction donation for the main event, for a minimal fee of $2. What you do with it once it's in your hot little hands is completely up to you: The only rule is that you return it, fully decorated in the medium of your choice, between noon and 4 p.m. on February 7.

Get your own corazon and pump it up: Admission to the upcoming party and auction is $7 (or $12 per lovin' couple), but if you donate a heart, you'll receive a free ticket just for your time and trouble; for more information visit www.chacweb.org or call 303-571-0440.
Jan. 1-Feb. 7, 2009

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