Biz buzz:
Valentine’s reception at Calabash

       Calabash, an art gallery at 2428 W. Colorado Ave., will host a reception to celebrate Valentine's Day Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited. Many of the artists represented at Calabash will be on hand.
       Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
       Two mystery-series authors are scheduled to visit the Book Sleuth in Old Colorado City.
       On Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. Alex Kava will come to the book store at 2501 W. Colorado Ave. She has been writing the series featuring FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell; the latest is titled “A Necessary Evil.”
       Nancy Atherton, author of the Aunt Dimity series, will be at the Book Sleuth in Old Colorado City Saturday, Feb. 18, from to noon to 2 p.m.
       She will be signing copies of her 11th book in the series, “Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea.”
       Galaxy Diamonds, which recently opened at 4105 Centennial Blvd, will hold its grand opening Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
       Owner and jewelry designer Pradeep Khanna said he will donate 2 percent of the store's grand-opening sales to Junior Achievement, a nonprofit economic education organization.
       Refreshments will be provided.
       A new mural has been started on the outside east wall at West Side Tattoo, 2031 W. Colorado Ave. But it will be different from the mural on the west side which generated some controversy last summer because of the spray-painted, “grafitti- style” that was used. “This is a totally different style of artwork, hand painting with brushes,” explained Brian Moore, co-owner of the business.
       The work started in early December.

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