Enjoy ‘A Chocolate Affair to Remember’ in downtown Camas

The final season of Downton Abbey will also be celebrated

Chocolate treats, Valentine’s Day themed activities, art shows, movies, prizes, and more will all be a part of the First Friday event in downtown Camas on Feb. 5.

From 5 to 8 p.m., downtown businesses will be serving and selling chocolate delights and other romantic gifts with wine tastings and specials at select locations.

As an addition to this year’s event and in honor of the last season of the series Downton Abbey, attendees are invited to dress in “Downton” attire and be entered to win a Downton Abbey basket donated by Camas Antiques filled with things any avid fan would love.

“This First Friday is a favorite — who doesn’t love chocolate!” said Carrie Schulstad, DCA executive director. “People have lots of fun dressing up in themed costumes as well and showing community spirit. This is a great event for couples and families alike so come support local and find something perfect for your Valentine.”

The evening’s activities include:

o Guess the candy jar amounts in each participating location and be entered to win the candy and other Valentine’s themed prizes

o The Original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will be shown at 6:45 p.m. and Chocolat at 8 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre

o Valentine’s kids crafts at the DCA table in Journey, 304 NE 4th

o Truly Scrumptious Bakery will be offering treats with a Red Hot Chocolate theme in Arktana, 415 N.E. Fourth Ave.

o Local food vendor Hello Waffle will be on hand with a selection of Valentine dessert waffles near Fourth Avenue and Birch Street.

Two different art show receptions will be showcased as part of First Friday.

The Camas Gallery 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., will feature Washougal artist Julie Olsen who is a master equestrian painter who uses pastels to create her amazing horse portraits.

The Second Story Gallery at the Camas Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., will feature a photography exhibit by the Camas Camera Club.

In addition, Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St., will featuring the work of many local artists including painter and sculptor Mike Smith.

For more information, visit www.downtowncamas.com.