Home front: The first-ever Pride in Home Ownership Expo will take place Sat., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Walt Disney Magnet School, 4140 N. Marine. Meet community professionals and attend seminars such as 'Know Your Rights' and 'Gay, Black and Redlined.' For booth and sponsorship opportunities, contact Renee Murray at 312-217-0537 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kelly Martin at 312-243-3554 or email@example.com .
Young man: The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus Youth Committee will present a youth summit on Thurs., Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m., at 3333 W. Arthington, Conference Room B. Events include a raffle. Contact Thomas Sampson at 773-522-4570 or Gregory Norels at 773-265-5626.
It's clobberin' time: Project VIDA will present 'Clobber Scriptures'—a forum on homosexuality, religion and HIV—on Mon., Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m., at 2757 S. Keeler. Space is limited. Call Greg Van Hyfte at 773-277-2291 to pre-register by Fri., Aug. 25.
Crafty: The American Craft Exposition Community Cancer Event, which will benefit the Lesbian Community Cancer Project and other organizations, will be held Fri., Aug., 25, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 N. Campus Dr., Evanston. Tickets are $60 each. See www.enh.org/aboutus/auxiliary/events/default.aspx?id=4222.
Having a ball: The House of Avant-Garde, Chicago's first ball culture house, will present Carnival Ball 2006 on Sat., Aug. 26, at Montrose Park, 6-10 p.m. In addition, the house will hold Lovefest 2006 at Jackson Park, 63rd and Cornell, on Sun., Aug. 27, at 5-10 p.m.; firstname.lastname@example.org .
History lesson: On Tues., Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, Gian Santos—who received an honorary 30 Under 30 Award from Windy City Times this year—will discuss his award-winning high school history project, 'Justice Through Science,' which examines Frank Kameny and his pivotal role in the campaign to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. See www.gerberhart.org .
Love thy neighbor: The third anniversary celebration of the Pillar of Love Fellowship Church, a welcoming institution located at 7438 W. 62nd, Argo, will take place Sat.-Sun., Aug. 26-27, with speakers Bishop Wyatt Greenlee, Jr., and Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder. ( The Aug. 26 event starts at 5 p.m. and the Aug. 27 event is at 3 p.m. ) Call 708-496-9030.