Eat chocolate from local vendors and help a cause

In Love & Chocolate, a fund-raiser for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund and Spooner House is today.

This year it will be taking place on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Shelton Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave.

The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, a nonprofit in the Valley, has a mission is to further music and art education for the area’s youth.

The Spooner House provides food, shelter and support services to people in need.

Tickets are available at the door.

All tickets purchased through the organization’s website will be held at "will call" the day of event. Email Nicole at with any questions or vendor inquiries.