Proud to serve: The Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights will host the 14th Annual 'With Liberty and Justice for All' Veterans Day Dinner on Sat., Nov. 11, at Ann Sather, 5207 N. Clark, 6:30-10 p.m. Call Jim Darby at 773-752-0058.
You gotta have faith: 'Life, Death, Love, Family, Faith,' a forum focusing on the GLBT movement and the 'religious middle,' will take place Mon., Nov. 13, 6-8:45 p.m., at The University Center's Loop & River Room, 525 S. State. Among the speakers will be Rick Garcia of Equality Illinois and The Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the host organization, Interfaith Alliance. RSVP to Donna Red Wing at email@example.com or call Rev. Rachel Frey at 312-636-3383.
Papa don't preach: The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health's annual meeting will take place Thurs., Nov. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the Simpson Academy for Young Women, 1321 S. Paulina. This year's meeting will focus on pregnant and parenting youth. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-427-4460 x233.
Coping with the holidays: Rainbow Hospice is offering a 'Grief and the Holidays' presentation Thurs., Nov. 9, at the the Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington, 7 p.m. Call 847-685-9900, or see www.rainbowhospice.org/bereavement/one.asp.
To your mental health: A lunch for mental health clinicians will be held Fri., Nov. 10, 12:30-2 p.m. at Howard Brown, 4025 N. Sheridan. Contact Lindsey at 773-907-4614 or email@example.com .
Bailamos: The Association of Latino Men for Action ( ALMA ) will hold a salsa dance class at Howard Brown, 4025 N. Sheridan, Thurs., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Show up solo or bring a partner. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Photo history: 'Working Together: Kamoinge,' an exhibition featuring the works of Black photographers from the famed Kamoinge Workshop, will take place Fri., Nov. 10, at Gallery Guichard, 3521 S. Martin Luther King, 6-9 p.m. ( The items will be shown Mon-Fri., Nov. 6-10. ) Contact Iris Dawn Parker at 312-344-7297; www.colum.edu/kamoinge.
Balls in the air: NUGALA ( Northwestern University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Club ) and the Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society will co-host a pre- ( football ) game party Fri., Nov. 10, 8-11 p.m., at Crew, 4804 N. Broadway. ( The game takes place on Nov. 11. ) Register at www.alumni.northwestern.edu/nugala.
We are family: 'The Path to Parenthood,' a forum dealing with everything from fertility clinics to legal rights for gay and lesbian parents, is Sat., Nov. 11, at Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N. Sheridan. Registration is free. Call Christina at 773-388-8993.
Through the rages: The Public Square at the IHC, the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network will present 'Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology Panel Discussion' on Mon., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., at the Harold Washington Library's Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State; www.thepublicsquare.org/events, 312-422-5580, or email@example.com .
Sense of self: There will be a talk on the GLBT community and competing notions of identity of Tues., Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Northwestern University's Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan, Evanston. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org .
Spa...men: SIR Spa, 5151 N. Clark, is hosting a 'Holiday Fresh' event on Thurs., Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. RSVP at fresh@SIRSPA.com .
Life is a cabaret: On Sun., Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, The Chicago Cabaret Professionals present the annual gala benefit, 'Music Speaks: A Cabaret Celebration,' with lifetime achievement Awards going to four artists. See www.chicagocabaret.org, or call the CCP hotline at 312-409-3106.