This Saturday the engine of Valentines Day gets ready to rumble. That’s right, it’s time for the annual Romancing the Oyster event at the Harbor View Hotel.

The eating and drinking begins at 6 p.m. and is a benefit for the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and the Edgartown Growers Association. The event is buffet-style, with a hot station, passed hors d’oeuvres and over five raw bars. Tickets are $55.

For those who like some education with their aphrodisiacs, there will be a lecture and panel entitled Managing and Farming the Waters of Martha’s Vineyard beginning at 4 p.m. in the Menemsha Room at the hotel.

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