Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Erskine Hall on the main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program helps students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Families are encouraged to register at ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 614-251-4778.

Events and programs

Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, email retreatbrad@gmail.com or visit www.dwaveohio.org.

Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Erskine Hall on the main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program helps students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Families are encouraged to register at ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 614-251-4778.

Concord Counseling Services, fourth annual He'ART of Concord art show and sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. This free event, open to the public, will showcase art in numerous media from more than 20 clients and friends of Concord. Original paintings, photographs, drawings, fabric art, jewelry and pottery will be included. Artists who are clients of Concord receive all proceeds of any pieces sold. For reservations email barbarashepherd@concordcounseling.org or development@concordcounseling.org or call 614-882-9338.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, Feb. 14-16 at the Granville middle and high schools. The state's largest sustainable food and farm conference features keynote sessions with Kathleen Merrigan and Atina Diffley; more than 100 educational workshops; two in-depth pre-conference events; a trade show; and locally sourced and organic homemade meals. To register or for more information, go to www.oeffa.org/conference2014.

Paws to Party, benefiting CHA Animal Shelter, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Westin Columbus, 310 S. High St. The 10th annual wine tasting will feature wine samples, unlimited hors d'oeuvres, more than 85 silent auction items, an opportunity to mingle with CHA adoptable pets and the premier of CHA's new video produced by Space Junk Media. Live music will be provided by OnThatNote. Tickets, at $95 for individuals and $90 for CHA members, can be purchased by going to the event page at chaanimalshelter.org.

Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation, Camp Registration Day for Camp Friendship and CORE, 9 a.m. to noon March 8 at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road. Those who register for camp on this day can make installment payments. Families must complete the forms and provide information listed on the Parks & Recreation 'Camp' page at Gahanna.gov. Call 614-342-4250 for more information.

Classes, workshops

Columbus Literacy Council, USA Citizenship class, eight weeks beginning Jan. 30 at the council's office, 92 Jefferson Ave. in the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts. The classes help immigrants improve their English language skills and prepare for the naturalization interview, which requires applicants to possess English skills equivalent to a third-grade level. Students will participate in mock interviews, have access to study materials and complete practice examinations. For more information contact Columbus Literacy Council at 614-224-0501.

Ohio Herb Education Center, Building an Herbal Wellness Kit, 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22. Brooke Sackenheim will discuss how everyday herbs such as peppermint, ginger, calendula, chamomile and lavender can double as a fixes for minor scrapes, bug bites and bruises. Cost is $15 for Gahanna residents, $20 non-residents. To register call 614-342-4380.