Community events in January and February

Short North: Gallery Hop

Stroll down High Street on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy shopping, art, entertainment and more; begins at 4 p.m.

Price: Free

Location: Throughout the Short North

Contact: 614-299-8050, ShortNorth.org

January 12

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Orchids!

An exhibition of colorful orchids to brighten up the winter season; runs through April 7.

Price: $11 adults, $9 students and seniors, $6 children 3-17, free for members and children 2 and younger

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side

Contact: 614-715-8000, FPConservatory.org

January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Open House

Celebrate the national holiday with music, performances and activities; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Price: Free

Location: King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., King Lincoln District

Contact: 614-645-5464, KingArtsComplex.com

February 2

LifeCare Alliance: Big Wheels Event

An evening of generosity and support for LifeCare Alliance; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $200, sponsorships begin at $2,000

Location: L.A. Catering Event Center, 670 Harmon Ave., Franklinton

Contact: 614-437-2957,

BigWheels2013.Kintera.org

Short North: Gallery Hop

Stroll down High Street on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy shopping, art, entertainment and more; begins at 4 p.m.

Price: Free

Location: Throughout the Short North

Contact: 614-299-8050, ShortNorth.org

February 8

Recreation Unlimited Foundation: Flavors of the Vine Wine Tasting & Auction

Annual event featuring international and domestic wines, with an elegant tasting and fine food, plus silent auction; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $100, sponsorships beginning at $2,500

Location: Hilton Columbus, 8700 Lyra Dr., Polaris

Contact: 740-548-7006, RecreationUnlimited.org

February 9

MMORE: Celebrate MMORE Gala for Multiple Myeloma Research

Dinner, dancing and more for multiple myeloma awareness and research; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $125

Location: Hilton Columbus, 3900 Chagrin Dr., Easton

Contact: 1-888-486-4240, MMORE.org

February 14

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Valentine's Day

Spend the holiday with your sweetheart while taking in the sites of the Conservatory. Food and wine and chocolate pairings are also available.

Price: $11 admission includes three complimentary tastings

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side

Contact: 614-715-8000, FPConservatory.org

February 21

American Heart Association: Go Red For Women Luncheon

Networking and health screenings begin at 10 a.m., educational breakout sessions begin at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon.

Price: $150

Location: Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., Downtown

Contact: 614-396-4362,

Heart.org/ColumbusOhGoRedLuncheon

February 23

Dispatch Events: Central Ohio Home & Garden Show

An eight-day show highlighting home, garden, décor and cooking ideas; runs through March 3.

Price: $12, free for those 12 and younger

Location: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., North Side

Contact: 614-461-5257, DispatchEvents.com

CAPA: 2013 CATCO Gala

Explore the Columbus Museum of Art and enjoy appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction before a CATCO performance; begins at 5:30 p.m.

Price: $200

Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Downtown

Contact: 614-719-6614, CAPA.com