Support center: On April 6, the YWCA West Suburban Center, 739 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, begins its spring series of therapeutic support groups. Groups include those for stress management and life enhancement. Call Dawn Krawczyk at ( 630 ) 790-6600, ext 245.
Uptown: The Wilson Yard Community Meeting will take place April 4 at Hull House, 1136 W. Wilson, at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will include Ald. Helen Shiller. Submit questions to email@example.com .
Can you hear them now?: Verizon Wireless will sponsor a Mother's Day benefit concert for Mujeres Latinas en Accion on May 13 at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. Performers will include Pablo Montero and Pilar Montenegro. Contact Claudia Perez at ( 773 ) 890-7668 for more info.
Stars galore: The Ravinia summer schedule has been announced and acts slated to perform include Bonnie Raitt, Michael Feinstein, Indigo Girls and Patti LaBelle. See www.ravinia.org .
Overcoming the odds: Disabled British performer Mat Fraser's one-man show, Sealboy: Freak, will run at Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, on April 23 and 24. See www.victorygardens.org or ( 773 ) 871-3000.
Coming home: About Face Youth Theatre is hosting a series of workshops on Saturdays from April 8-May 28 that will lead to a performance of The Home Project, a play about homelessness. To sign up, call ( 773 ) 784-8565, ext. 116 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Addressing assault: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will host She Speaks Volumes, a sexual assault-awareness event featuring poet Staceyann Chin at The HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo, on April 27 at 6 p.m. See www.ywcachicago.org or call ( 312 ) 762-2743.
Jazzed up: South Side Help Center will host its 3rd Annual Dinner 'n Jazz Gala on June 8 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. For more info or to place an ad in the booklet, call Sylvia Cox at ( 773 ) 445-5445 before April 30.
Room and gloom: Hubris Productions will present Two Rooms—a drama that involves the Middle East, terrorism and international relations—at Steep Theatre, 3902 N. Sheridan, from April 13-May 7. See www.hubrisproductions.com or call ( 773 ) 784-2772.
Heard the word: 'Word, Wear and Acknowledgement'—a spoken word and fashion show benefit that will also recognize such organizations as Amigas Latinas and Affinity—will take place April 30 at 4-7 p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place. Call Melba Poole at ( 773 ) 768-2688 or Women and Children First Bookstore at ( 773 ) 769-9299 for more info.
Gender blender: 'Gender Fusions 2: A Queer Spectacle of Body Languages' will take place April 13, 6-9 p.m., at The HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo. Highlights include a reading by famed author Dorothy Allison; www.hothouse.net .
Old and NU: There will be a community reception for NUGALA ( Northwestern University's gay and lesbian alumni ) at @tmosphere, 5355 N. Clark, March 31, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Call ( 847 ) 467-4550 or e-mail email@example.com .
Caribbean queens: Rosamond S. King, Ph.D., will discuss lesbians in Caribbean literature and culture at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, 7 p.m., April 18; ( 773 ) 381-8030.
Singing with BEHIV: BEHIV will hold its third annual Club BEHIV & Cabaret on April 1, 6:30-11 p.m., at the Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave. Honorary Chair Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will honor NBC-5 and co-anchor Don Lemon. Call ( 847 ) 475-2115, ext. 112 or see www.behiv.org .
Sister, sister: The Lesbian, Latina, and Young Women's Leadership Councils of Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) as well as the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago will host a reading, discussion, and reception for the novel Sister Chicas, written by Lisa Alvarado, Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston Coralin. The event will take place April 5, 6-8 p.m., at the CFW, 1 E. Wacker. Call ( 312 ) 836-0126, ext. 229 or e-mail RSVP@cfw.org .
Clinical impact: 'Clinical Work with LGBT Asian-Americans' will be held March 31, 9 a.m.-12 noon, at 1300 W. Belmont, Suite 402. The fee is $60 and the forum counts as 3 CEUs for social workers. Contact Jeff Levy at ( 773 ) 880-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Prom night: The 5th Annual Evansville/Tri-State GLBT Prom will be held on April 1, 7 p.m.-12 midnight, at the Marriott on Highway 41 in Evansville, Ind. Contact Wally Paynter at ( 812 ) 422-5951 or email@example.com .
'One' love: Gerber/Hart, 1127 W. Granville, is launching a year-long tribute to the late playwright Jeff Hagedorn with a Readers' Theatre presentation of his play One March 29 at 7 p.m. 'One,' one of the first plays about AIDS ever written, was first performed in Chicago gay bars in 1983. See www.gerberhart.org or call ( 773 ) 381-8030.