"Life/Local" Series Lectures, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3 and 10, at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Feb. 3: "Rain-barrels." Feb. 10: "Media Relations in a Digital Age." Free and open to the public. Call Bruce Cramer at (740) 587-7053 to confirm information.

"Life/Local" Series Lectures, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3 and 10, at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Feb. 3: "Rain-barrels." Feb. 10: "Media Relations in a Digital Age." Free and open to the public. Call Bruce Cramer at (740) 587-7053 to confirm information.

Faculty Lecture Series, sponsored by Ohio State University at Newark, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the John Gilbert Reese Center. Melissa K. Jungers will present "Cognitive Aspects of Music & Language." Lecture followed by reception are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but will help ensure adequate seating and refreshments. For more information, call (740) 364-9517 or e-mail rsvp-newark@osu.edu.

Artist-to-Artist Series, presented by The Works, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the museum, 55 S. First St, Newark. Feb. 7: glassblower Eoin Braedon. Pre-registration required. Admission is $25 per session for members of The Works/students and $30 for the public. A series pass is $95 for students/members and $115 for the general public. Call (740) 349-9277 or visit www.attheworks.org.

North Newark Little League Home Run Dinner, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Excel Academy, 1355 E. Main St., Newark. Dinner, catered by The Grill on 21st, is NNLL's main fundraiser and will be followed by music, dancing and raffles. Raffle items and table sponsors needed. Call (740) 366-3254 or e-mail northnewark1@yahoo.com.

Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, sponsored by St. Leonard Catholic Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 57 Dorsey Mill Road, Heath. Featuring a live Dixieland jazz band and a children's Lil' Jester Carnival. Cost is $30 for individuals, $50 per couple or $200 for a table of eight. The carnival costs $5 for one child and $10 for a family. Proceeds benefit Catholic education. Call Jill Bemis 323-4463.

Human Rights Film Festival, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24, in Slayter Auditorium, 200 Ridge Road. Free and open to the public. Feb. 3: "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" (2007). Feb. 10: "Letter to Anna" (2008). Feb. 17: "Up the Yangtze" (2007). Feb. 24: "To See If I'm Smiling" (2007). Call (740) 587-8537.

McGregor Connections Initiative Lecture Series, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Slayter Hall Auditorium, 200 Ridge Road. Architect Sim Van der Ryn will present "Resiliency: The Rebirth of Eco-Democracy," a lecture on environmental sustainability. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6206.

Modern Manners for Children, presented by Nora Cline and the Robbins Hunter Museum, 1-2:15 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 (snow date March 7), at the museum, 221 E. Broadway, Granville. For ages 8-11. Cost is $105, with check serving as reservation. Call Ann Lowder at (740) 587-0430 or e-mail annlowder@windstream.net to reserve a spot.

Breastfeeding Class, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Ruth Ridout Room of Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Cost is $15. To register, call 348-4346.

Childbirth Education Class, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Ruth Ridout Room of Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. A childbirth educator will teach the class. Expectant mothers are encouraged to bring a support partner. They should wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows and a blanket. Pre-registration is required. Call (740) 348-4346.

Licking County Genealogical Society, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Licking County Public Library, first floor meeting room. Society members will present short stories of research. For more information, e-mail lcgs@npls.org or visit www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs2/index.html.

Red Hat Society's Hebron Happy Hatters will meet for a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Dal Cielo Italian Ristorante, formerly the Manna, in downtown Newark. Guests are invited. Call (740) 928-4571.

Celebrate Recovery, a biblically-based recovery program for adults, 6 p.m. Fridays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Includes dinner, childcare up to age 11. Call 866-5864, extension 115.

Moundbuilders Toastmasters Club, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in room 71 of Hopewell Hall at the OSU Newark Campus. Call (740) 361-8727 or visit the Web site at www.lectern.us.

Newark MOPS, 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Friday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 88 N. Fifth St. Open to women with children from birth to 5 years old. For more information, e-mail mops@firstumcnewark.org.

Land of Legend Woodcarvers Club, 5 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. meeting the second Tuesday of each month in The Works conference room, 55 S. First St., Newark. Call Lynn Kitzmiller at (614) 855-7141 for information.

Bryn Du Governance Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Bryn Du Mansion property. Meetings are open to the public. Call 587-0707 for more information.

Families Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1137 Sharon Valley Road, Newark. This is a support group for families of those suffering from addiction. Call 587-4510.

Families in Touch/Journey of Hope Support Group for families of those experiencing mental illness, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mental Health Association of Licking County, 65 Messimer Drive, Newark. Call 522-1341.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group, sponsored by Licking Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Central Ohio, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road. Call (740) 344-0311.

Schizophrenia Support Group, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 65 Messimer Drive, Newark, sponsored by the Mental Health Association.