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LIVE CHAT too! Meet People Interested in Dining Out & Social Events. Break bread with fellow foodies, visit interesting venues--theater events, movies, bars/dance clubs, karaoke, comedy shows, bowling, musical & theatrical productions, sight seeing/architectural tours, etc. Learn to create new meals and desserts when we offer our Cooking Classes! Discover new restaurants, enjoy delicious meals and make satisfying conversation with friendly dinner companions. It's a big dinner table and all are welcome!

This group is intended for interesting folk with a playful spirit--those who like or NEED to cut loose every now and then and have some fun. It is for singles as well as married people attending with or without their spouse. Have you ever found yourself laughing just a bit louder than the party at the table next to you in the restaurant? Perhaps you stifle telling a slightly off-color joke while you just sit there smiling while you try to behave? That you dance with abandon on the dance floor not really caring what others might be thinking? LOL

Yeah, well then WE ARE FOR YOU!

We have a bunch of smart, fun, funny people for you to make some new friendships with. Some of us are a bit off center (okay, so it's only me) but I like to take y'all along for the mischief and merriment!

We will have events at all different times, days and for different interesting venues. We also do some volunteer projects from time-to-time too.

I'm a big fan of exploring the different foods and neighborhoods of Chicago. I especially love what Chicago has to offer during the summertime. And if its free, its even better!!!

There are a ton of things that I want to do, and I thought it would be more fun to do with a group.

Some of the upcoming fun to expect? Tours... via boat, bus, or foot-walking tours.. Architectural tours, ghost and paranormal tours, visits to cultural events, see the city 's plethora of world class museums, wander through her ethnic 'neighborhoods', visit the zoos, catch the tunes, taste the cuisines...

See the fireworks from navy pier, or from aboard a dinner cruise... Check out the city's best pizzas, BBQ, brew pubs, dance clubs, gin joints, etc... You get the picture...

DINING OUT, DANCING, Music & Entertainment Events... Movies, Theater & Performance Art, Karaoke (when we feel the need to make a fool of ourselves)

Did you know Chicago has over 400 BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) restaurants? If you are new to this craze or have never heard of BYOB the gist of it is: if a restaurant doesn't have a liquor license they may allow patrons to bring their own alcohol, usually at little or no cost. We will be uncovering these hidden gems in this city while getting to know our neighbors. (not for you?)

Who says you need alcohol to have a good time? We also have events geared for those who want to get out and meet new and interesting people, take full advantage of all the great things Chicago has to offer, without it having to revolve around alcohol.

Activities will range from day and weekend events, to the nightlife that makes Chicago so great. I look forward to doing with newly found friends--YOU! Come out and join us in our little adventures as we scope out the cool finds this World-Class City and her surrounding areas have to offer while creating new friendships along the way. So join us, mingle with us and let me know what kinds of events you would like to see us plan for--I'm pretty flexible and like to change things up to keep things interesting... Many of the events are planned for the loop / downtown as well, mostly along el lines and cta bus / trolley routes. Don't forget to check out our online shopping -- created with your convenience in mind!

We also have a few subgroups for Young Adult Learning Disabilities, ADD, ADHD, physically challenged, etc. Join, indicate the subgroup you are interested in on your bio (if you wish) and then check out and comment on your interest on the topic heading on the DISCUSSIONS BOARD after your membership application is accepted as a mailing list will be compiled from this section so you can be notified by email of the upcoming events scheduled!

We also have a subgroup for Foster Care & Adoption. We like kids so much and hope they find the leadership influences in their lives that we also post Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, Boys and Girl's Clubs, YMCA/YWCA events as well.

We like to be all inclusive so we have members who are in fraternal organizations... Moose, Elk, Eagles, Red Cross, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, along with military families and support of them. Their organizations may post up to 2 meetup events per month.

I hope to see you all soon!

Note: Cooking Classes currently being held in Naperville and Evanston...

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Note: Meetup plans on charging Organizers $479.88/year; $39.99/month to run a group on its website. You will sometimes have a buck or two kick in charge at some of the events to help offset the fees charged by meetup. Any donation to the group would greatly be appreciated and you can find the button to donate on the left hand side of the web page, about 1/3 the way down.

Groups that have been merged into A PLAYFUL Chicagoland:

Perfume, Soap, & Candle Making covering the additional topics of:

perfumery, essential oils, aroma therapy, mood management...

Chicagoland Brunch Club

Chcago BYOB Restaurant Meetup Group

Shop (and swap) 'til You Drop - find the best deals, the loveliest products and enjoy spending time meeting few friends!

SHOP (and swap) Til You Drop Are you a natural born shopper? Do you like to dress up and do some on the town shopping? Or do you like to dress down, put on some comfy walking shoes, roll up your sleeves and get ready to do battle to get the best goods at the greatest prices? Are you one of the newly emerging who has found the ease of shopping online, being able to scan for treasure trove from the convenience of your own bed while reclining and still in your jammies? Well you can be all three and find the best deals, the loveliest products, and enjoy spending time meeting new friends. We will plan shopping trips, have swap-friendly events for clothing, tools, toys (we try to be green and not have to use the landfills), we will visit malls, shopping districts, art galleries, pawn shops, consignment shops, flea and farmer's markets. Yes, MEN -- we will have stuff for you!

Playful in the Kitchen (Chicagoland Cooks)


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