Fair deal: The Near North Health Service Corporation ( NNHSC ) will host back-to-school health fairs at its Louise Landau site, 3645 W. Chicago, on Wed., Aug. 16; and at its Komed Holman branch, 4259 S. Berkeley, on Sat., Aug. 26. All fairs begin at 9 a.m. All services are $15. Call 312-337-1073.
Caring and sharing: Just4Adults, a Center on Halsted program for those in the LGBT community who are 45 and older, is hosting a seminar, 'LGBT Caregiver Support,' on Wed., Aug. 16, at 2855 N. Lincoln, 3-4 p.m. Call Denise at 773-472-6469, ext. 279, for more information.
Grrls night out: Grrl Jam, a montly dance party for lesbian and bisexual females aged 16-23, will kick off Fri., Aug. 18 at 637 S. Dearborn. Cover is $5 ( or free if you pick up a VIP pass by attending a Center on Halsted or YPC Ladies Night ) . For more information, call 773-472-6469 or 773-729-0127.
True colors: Chix Mix Productions will host a Black 'n White Party at Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, on Fri., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Part of the proceeds will benefit Estrojam 2006. Call 773-325-2233.
How sweet: The NW Suburban NOW Sweet Dream Fundraiser will take place at Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery and Cafe, 1107 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, on Sat., Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. A $30 donation is requested. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Troop ... there it is: The Windy City Boys Troop is will be hosting a good luck party for Illinois LeatherSir 2006 Joee Arteaga and Illinois Leatherboy 2006 Devilpup on Sat., Aug. 19, at CellBlock, 3702 N. Halsted, at 10 p.m. Arteaga and Devilpup will be competing for the Great Lakes LeatherSir and boy titles at Great Lakes Leather Weekend in Indianapolis, Aug. 25-29. Contact the mailing list at groups.yahoo.com/group/windycityboytroop.
Buyer and cellar: The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln, will host a forum of gay writers on Mon., Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Guests will include Kathie Bergquist and Robert McDonald, co-authors of A Field Guide To Gay & Lesbian Chicago; Jorjet Harper; Owen Keehnen, author of the gay porn industry tell-all Starz; and Illinois Arts Council Fellowship-winning poet Richard Fox. See www.bookcellarinc.com or call 773-293-2665.