Family to Family Classes, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Franklin County, for family members of individuals with mental illness. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-April 22, at NAMI Ohio Office, 747 E. Broad St. Family education course provides the knowledge and skills family members need to effectively cope with a loved one's mental illness associated with combat service. Learn how to navigate the mental health care system, the latest treatment options and how to communicate effectively with loved ones. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call NAMI Franklin County at (614) 501-6264 or e-mail mail@namifc.org with phone number and mailing address.

Family to Family Classes, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Franklin County, for family members of individuals with mental illness. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-April 22, at NAMI Ohio Office, 747 E. Broad St. Family education course provides the knowledge and skills family members need to effectively cope with a loved one's mental illness associated with combat service. Learn how to navigate the mental health care system, the latest treatment options and how to communicate effectively with loved ones. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call NAMI Franklin County at (614) 501-6264 or e-mail mail@namifc.org with phone number and mailing address.

Paws to Party, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Graystone Wine Cellar, 544 S. Front St. Event will feature wine tasting and a silent auction to benefit the CHA Animal Shelter. Tickets are $75. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.PawsToParty.com.

2009 Arts Celebration Event, sponsored by Marburn Academy, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the BOMA: Bar of Modern Art, 583 E. Broad St. The event is titled "A Creative Synergy: Art, Education and the Brain." The event will feature professional and student art as well as live and silent auctions. The guest speaker will be Sherri Geldin. Cost: $100 per person. Proceeds will go to scholarships for high-need students. Call Nancy Paul at (614) 433-0822.

Free Legal Aid Clinic, 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month, at Christian Assembly, 4099 Karl Road. Consultations provided in minor criminal matters, divorces and custody rights, landlord-tenant disputes. For more information, call Ellen at 261-8440.

For-Mel Woman's Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Fujiyama House of Japan, 5755 Cleveland Ave. Members will celebrate International Night. Meeting to follow.

American Legion Young-Budd Post 171 and Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. in Westerville. Guests are welcome. Call Mike Etling at (614) 891-9388.

Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, at the Minerva Park Community Center, 2820 Minerva Lake Road. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 325-8217 or e-mail info@myncc.org for more information.

Northland Community Council, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 325-8217 or e-mail info@ myncc.org.

Forest Park Civic Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, locations and topics vary. Call 325-8217 or e-mail info@ fpcivic.org.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 a.m. the first and third Thursday of the month, at The Vineyard, 6000 Cooper Road. For more information, visit www.Franklin524 Toastmasters.com, or call Sally at (614) 523-2169.

Karmel Morse-Manor Civic Association, 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month atValley Forge Elementary School, 1321 Urban Drive. Call William Logan at (614) 846-1089 for more information.