The 16th annual Marin Valentine's Ball to be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, will be presided by former San Rafael Mayor Hal Brown, Valentine’s Ball committee founder and chairman.

The Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael will be transformed to the theme "To Russia with Love."  The evening will begin with a hosted cocktail party starting at 6 p.m. followed by live and silent auctions, a sit-down dinner and dancing to the music of Wonderbread 5.

Since 1997, the Marin Valentine’s Ball has raised awareness and support for charitable organizations that, in turn, benefit children, families, and older adults in need throughout the North Bay.  This year, the ball will be benefiting Godmother of Timothy Murphy School, North Bay Children’s Center, Sunny Hills Services and Whitlestop. 

To purchase tickets or get more information on the event and the beneficiaries call 415-883-6222 or log onto www.marinvalentinesball.org.