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Taking a dive: Leaping Lesbians Chicago Skydiving Club is putting together a parachuting trip. Participants must be over 18 years old and weigh no more than 250 lbs. Women and men are welcome. E-mail .

Meeting of the minds: On March 1, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Ann Sather, 929 W. Belmont, Stonewall Democrats Illinois will host the only LGBT forum for county, suburban, and statewide Democratic Party Primary candidates with a focus on issues facing the LGBT community. Scheduled candidates include Forrest Claypool, candidate for President of the Cook County Board and Christine Cegelis, a candidate for Congress in the 6th District. See .

Shameless: The Shameless Hussies Concert, featuring performers such as Tricia Alexander and Jacquie Manning, is March 5 at 7 p.m. at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis, Evanston. Tickets are $10 each. Call ( 847 ) 424-9800.

Buying books: Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, is holding its spring season book sale from March 3-12. The days and hours are as follows: March 3 ( 12 noon-6 p.m. ) ; March 4 ( 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ) ; March 5 ( 12 noon-4 p.m. ) ; March 6-9 ( 6-9 p.m. ) ; March 10 ( 12 noon-6 p.m. ) ; March 11 ( 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ) ; and March 12 ( 12 noon-4 p.m. ) . Call ( 773 ) 381-8030 or see .

Women and the workplace: Chicago Women in Trades is co-sponsoring the PBS documentary 'Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City' March 7 at 5 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State as well as a book signing for Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. Call ( 312 ) 942-1444, ext. 219.

Dance fever: The 5th Annual Benefit for the Questioning Youth Center will take place March 12, 4-8 p.m., at Hunter's, 1932 E. Higgins, Elk Grove, $10. Contact Mark Pence at or ( 630 ) 415-2053.

Let's talk about sex: Young Women's Empowerment Project presents The Sex Workers Art Show National Tour 2006 at Las Manos Gallery, 5220 N. Clark, March 11. Doors open at 8 p.m. at tickets are $15 Call ( 773 ) 728-0127 or see .

Chicago, up close and personal: Chicago360, a 60-minute experimental documentary collaboration, will screen March 3-5 at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, at 8 p.m. each night. Contact Patrick Friel at ( 773 ) 293-1447 or .

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