Valentine's Day Pre-Concert Dinner, to benefit the Columbus Symphony, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square. The event precedes the symphony's concert at Ohio Theatre; concert tickets sold separately. The dinner features three meal selections, music by CSO harpist Jude Mollenhauer, a raffle and cash bar. Cost is $75, with reservations required by Feb. 6. Call Bethany Gray, event chairwoman, at 614-798-5123 or visit www.columbussymphony.com/support/fundraising-events.

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.

Valentine's Day Pre-Concert Dinner, to benefit the Columbus Symphony, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square. The event precedes the symphony's concert at Ohio Theatre; concert tickets sold separately. The dinner features three meal selections, music by CSO harpist Jude Mollenhauer, a raffle and cash bar. Cost is $75, with reservations required by Feb. 6. Call Bethany Gray, event chairwoman, at 614-798-5123.

Columbus February Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Featured items include paintings, rustic home decor, glass lawn art, fabric pottery and jewelry. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hope Hollow. Parking is free.

Upper Arlington Civic Association, UA Stage, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road. Current UA senior citizen residents are invited to a free dinner and dress rehearsal performance of In the Heights. Dinner is set for 4;30 to 5:45 p.m., with the musical starting at 6 p.m. Registration runs through Feb. 7 and is capped to the first 400 registrants. Call 614-583-5320 to reserve a seat as advance registration is required.

Clintonville Woman's Club, annual Tea at CWC: Buds to Bouquets, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Group members will serve homemade tea sandwiches, appetizers and cookies along with a variety of hot teas. Bill Dawson, the coordinator of the Growing Green program at Franklin Park Conservatory, will speak on community gardens. Tickets are $10 each and seating is limited. This event is open to the public. Reservations are required. Contact Nadine Gilbert at 614-268-2963 for reservations.

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run, Love and Respect Video Marriage Conference, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 and 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. March 1, 3500 Mill Run Drive. This DVD-based weekend retreat features Emerson and Sarah Eggerich. Cost is $15 per person through Feb. 17, $20 per person after that date. An additional $5 per person will be collected at the door to cover costs of dessert Friday, continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 , from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Classes, workshops

Columbus Sail & Power Squadron, public boating course, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 15 through March 1, at Goodwill Industries 1331 Edgehill Drive. Check-in is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Topics include boating safety, elementary seamanship, small boat handling, adverse conditions, weather, rules of the road, an introduction to charting, piloting and coastal navigation and Ohio laws. This class is for power boaters, sail boaters, large and small boaters and new boaters. Anyone born after 1981 must have proof of boater education to operate or to supervise youth operators on individual watercraft or boats with motors in excess of 10 horsepower. Ohio's Mandatory Education Law does not change operator age requirements; both must be met.

Meetings

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 30, "Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring a film about John Stumbo, an ultra-marathoner suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off parking lot). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. Free. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041.