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LIVE CHAT too! Meet People Interested in Dining Out & Social Events in your area! Come to a "Playful" Meetup to 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. Discover new restaurants, enjoy delicious meals and make satisfying conversation with friendly dinner companions. It's breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and treats... It's a big dining 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. It is for singles as well as married people attending with or without their spouse. Most of the events will be concentrated in the western suburbs, but have some plans for the city sometimes as well.

So join up, mingle with us and let me know what types of events you would like to see us plan for--I'm pretty flexible and like to change things up to keep things interesting. Don't forget to check out our online shopping -- created with your convenience in mind!

Meetups are at least one week night of the month usually starting around 7:00 pm; with add'l events on at least one weekend day/night per month.

We also have a few subgroups. 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 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.

Let me conclude by saying, WE ARE SOME OF THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE WHO ATTEND MEETUP EVENTS!!! Yes, you will feel included, yes you will be encouraged to join into the conversations... Yes, you will be introduced around...

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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.

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These groups were merged into A Playful Naperville Dining Out & Social Activities Group:

Perfume, Soap, & Candle Making, having these additional topics as well:

perfumery, essential oils, aromatherapy, and mood management.

Chicagoland Brunch Club

Chcago BYOB Restaurant Meetup Group

Playful in the Kitchen (Chicagoland Cooks)

Wine Sipping (and other fine libations)

Shop (and swap) Til You Drop

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!


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Join us for savory silver screen classics! Whether it's Blockbuster films, Indies, Documentaries, or Classics... COME JOIN US as we tour the suburbs visiting different theaters as we watch great flicks and dine out! Participate in theater going experiences of all kinds..IMAX, drive-ins, home theater, cinemas--as well as live theater from time-to-time. We see movies and lawn concerts, go bowling and shoot pool/billiards, and sometimes play whirlybird... We view everything from the latest blockbusters, action/adventure, goofball comedies, suspense/thrillers, romantic comedies and tearjerkers from Hollywood, to arthouse/indie flicks, foreign films, documentaries and classic films as well. Come share your thoughts, comments and ideas about the films along with popcorn and camaraderie. Generally, we'll go somewhere after for dinner or coffee and dessert to dissect the movie. At times meals are sold during the viewing. We host movie events at theaters all across Chicago's surrounding areas (but primarily in the western suburbs). We'll go to almost every sort of movie theater under the sun - classic single screen palaces; to funky neighborhood theatres; art-house theatres; state of the art megaplexes; and IMAX theaters. We'll be checking out the brand new Stadium seating styled theaters to the older Grand Dame style ones. We have events for early morning matinees in the summer, Friday Opening Night shows, old-fashioned Saturday nights at the movies, midnight shows and retro/classic film screenings. We've even visit few drive-ins, too! We cover all genres of films, but do concentrate on the big block busters--since we are trying to attract a decent sized crowd for our outings. Make sure you check out our Message Board for updates... We post free/discounted passes & sweepstakes listings there as well. You are encouraged to inform the organizer of free/discounted passes, new venues, and particularly of upcoming movie launches or recent great films that you have viewed. Sometimes, we'll be offered free passes to movie screenings, but most of the time it's your job to pick up your ticket, food & beverage selections. We might entertain going to someone's HOME THEATER, and in that case it is at the sole-discretion of the Organizer and host as to who may attend. All other times, it is the decision of the Organizer and/or Asst Organizers if a member/guest will be permitted to join in our activities. We have a Discussion and Message board if you are looking for a buddy to travel along with you on individual private excursions too. We go to see movies, sometimes see plays, We EAT, We Chat... It's about having fun! *We hope to be doing some movie rental viewing while chowing down--after either ordering take-out, delivery, or creating our own meals (this if a few people in a few different areas volunteer to open up their homes for use as well) If you can host your location, please email me with the specifics... thanks in advance! Unless otherwise specified, this group is intended for mature adults over the age of 21. There will be some viewings with the intention of having families attend; usually for a animated flick, on the weekend with the hopes of having divorced parents with visitation rights able to meet others in similar situations as well as those more traditional families. (in the process of selecting new meetup events for the group; if you have some suggestions or would like to volunteer either your location for a cookout, a culinary training session, your home theater for viewing of flicks, or your time to help host an event, please use the Contact Organizer link once you join)

Movie Promoters, we do accept free blocks of tickets if you are interested in promotion/marketing of your films. We concentrate our outings in the City of Chicago as well as the Western Suburbs (from Rosemont on the east to Batavia on the west; Plainfield on the south to Bloomingdale on the north) I post the screenings on several of my other groups as well and we can comfortably use 50-100 passes on somewhat short notice.

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