An Evening of Love, an elegant wine pairing dinner, will celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Children’s Relief Fund Feb. 12 at Venue 1223 on May River Road in Bluffton. 

Chef Ryan McCarthy will create a multi-course dinner paired with fine wines in an exciting and glamorous venue.    

“Back with this special event after two years, we are planning a memorable evening of fine dining, celebration and camaraderie,” said Rose Fotia, founder and chair of the Children’s Relief Fund.  “Only 100 reservations can be accepted and we urge our friends and supporters to reserve their spots now.”

The evening will include dining, wine pairings, and a limited live auction. All proceeds raised by CRF, now in its 30th year, benefit the Lowcountry’s special needs children and their families. Programs that are supported include Area 8 Special Olympics, Heroes on Horseback, SOAR, Fishing with Friends, Pockets Full of Sunshine and the Island Rec Center, where the inclusive Gregory’s Playground is located.

CRF fulfills both tangible and intangible needs for families, providing funding for much-needed equipment such as wheelchairs, prosthetics and medical supplies, and financial support for physical, occupational, behavioral and speech therapies, as well as life-enriching programs.

Reservations for the Wine Dinner are $250 per person and can be made online at thechildrensrelieffund.org. For more information and seating requests, email rfotia333@yahoo.com.