The AMC Lennox 24 theater, 777 Kinnear Road, is teaming up with the Autism Society of America to present a "sensory friendly" screening of the new film, "Hotel for Dogs," for families affected by autism and other disabilities.

The AMC Lennox 24 theater, 777 Kinnear Road, is teaming up with the Autism Society of America to present a "sensory friendly" screening of the new film, "Hotel for Dogs," for families affected by autism and other disabilities.

The screening will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this special needs audience, the auditorium will have its lights brought up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in their own snacks. AMC's "Silence Is Golden" policy will not be enforced during the screening.

No previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.

Tickets cost $5; tickets can be purchased Saturday at the movie theater.

The 2009 Franklin County 4-H Winter Project Fair, "4-H is the Heart of Ohio," will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus.

The event is sponsored by the Franklin County 4-H Teen Leaders Council and the Franklin County 4-H Advisory Committee.

Current 4-H members will discuss their respective project areas and participate in hands-on activities. The fair will also provide time for fairgoers to interact with 4-H members, and learn about the many opportunities available through the 4-H program.

All current and future 4-H members and families in Franklin County are welcome to attend.

More information is available from Beth Boomershine at (614) 866-6900, extension 216.

The Ohio Historical Society will host historian and author Gary Ecelbarger in honor of Lincoln's 200 th birthday, Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

Ecelbarger will analyze the political timing and strategy of Lincoln's campaign in Ohio in a lecture titled "Abraham Lincoln Under the Radar: The 1859 Ohio Trip and its Impact on his Presidential Election." The audience will enjoy a historical tale of perseverance, as well as an in-depth look at the stage presence of this iconic American figure.

Ecelbarger is author and co-author of several nonfiction books and articles about events and personalities which were prominent in the mid-1800s. His most recent book, "The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination," will be available for purchase at the lecture. Afterwards, Ecelbarger will be available for a book signing.

The event is free with cost of admission to the Ohio Historical Center. Admission fees are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for youth (ages 6-12) and free for OHS members and children five and under. Parking is $4 for the general public and free for OHS members. The Ohio Historical Society is located at 1982 Velma Ave.