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Indie V-Day Florals
What: Local florists Bows and Arrows and The Wooly Thistle team up to deliver five sizes of arrangements in romantique (pastels) or sexy (bold) style options.
Why: Sweeten the deal with cupcakes, cookies, or macarons.
When: Today-Tues., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Bows and Arrows, 4908 Bryan St. (214-828-2697).
An Evening for Dog Lovers
What: Shutterbug Teresa Berg and musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra showcase their talents to raise money for rescue group Paws in the City.
Why: Entry includes wine, dessert, and a concert.
When: Mon., 7 p.m.
Where: Event1013, 1013 E. 15th St., Plano (972-890-7970). Tickets ($50) online at dogartdallas.eventbrite.com.
Paradise 4 Paws
What: The doggie hotel hosts a party with indoor play time, professional pics ($5 for three) by Dog Biscuit Photos, goodie bags for Fido, and drinks for Mom and Dad.
Why: Entry fee ($10) benefits no-kill shelter Operation Kindness.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: 3010 N. Airfield Dr., Grapevine (972-456-0010).
What: Fashion Industry Gallery unloads fall/winter clothing from contemporary labels like Alice + Olivia, DVF, and True Religion at up to 75 percent off.
Why: Special preview shopping party with cocktails, music, and free valet.
When: Preview party, tonight, 6-9 p.m.; sale, Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1807 Ross Ave. (214-748-4344). Tickets ($15-$50) online at figfinale2012.eventbrite.com.
Furnish & Feed
What: Nest Dallas takes 1 percent off your total purchase (qualifying merch includes lighting, rugs, special orders, and sale stuff) for every nonperishable food item you donate (up to 20 percent).
Why: Food supports CitySquare. She who donates the most items wins a $500 store gift certificate.
When: Thru Feb. 29. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 4524 McKinney Ave. (214-373-4444).
Photo: Natalie Shelton / Courtesy of NBarrett Photography