UPDATE, OCTOBER 25:
Parking is available directly across the street from Evviva in the Lisle train commuter parking Lot D (you can find a PDF of the map at the link posted below). If that lot fills up you can park on the other side of the tracks in the big lots on Burlington Avenue. No permit or payment is required. Only stipulations are that you have to be out by 2 a.m. and you shouldn't back into a spot.
UPDATE, OCTOBER 11:
The time is fast approaching for the Halloween Bash on the 26th. Hope you all have your costumes planned, because Evviva is giving out prizes for best costumes!
Just a few important things to note about this event:
• Remove duplicate RSVPs/RSVP in only one group, please. In order for us to count the attendance accurately, we are asking people to RSVP in only one group. If you are RSVP'd in more than one of our groups already, please check those sites and remove any duplicate RSVPs now. If the organizers find duplicate RSVPs and remove them, you run the risk of being removed from the event altogether and not being able to attend if the event closes or if we hit the RSVP limit.
• If you cannot make the event, remove your RSVP as soon as possible. There are three groups attending this together--ours, Fox Valley 30s and 40s Singles and Suburban Singles Solution. Each group has an RSVP limit because the restaurant can handle only so many people. Therefore, we not only need to give Evviva as accurate an RSVP number as possible, but if any of the groups reaches its RSVP limit and has a waiting list, those on the list deserve the chance to get ample notice that they can go. Please be courteous and change your RSVP if you are not planning to attend.
• Don't no-show!!! If you can't go, update your RSVP. Even though this is not a sit-down dinner event, keep in mind that we still do need to coordinate with the restaurant managers. When we show up with significantly fewer people than what we promised, it makes the groups look bad and restaurants are less likely to work with us in the future.
• Be on time! Evviva does have a capacity limit of 160, and with our three groups going we expect a large turnout. Therefore, once the restaurant reaches capacity, managers will stop letting people in. We planned the event to start at 8 p.m. so that our groups can get in. Please be there as close to 8 p.m. as possible. The later it gets, the less likely you might be to get in. We cannot predict the crowds other than ours that will attend, so don't literally get left out in the cold.
Thanks for your cooperation on these points, as this will help make this a fun event for all involved.
Donna, Joel and Naomi
It's time to finally announce the details for our Annual Halloween Bash! Last year, we went on a ghoulish Train Pub Crawl with Joel's Fox Valley 30s and 40s group, and this year we have been invited to join this fun bunch of people again to dance the night away at Evviva.
Those of us who went to the Train Crawl last year remember that Evviva had great pizza, an awesome DJ, and a spacious dance floor to shake it loose.
Joel is in the process of working with Matt, who is the events manager at Evviva, to post all of the specials and fun things they are going to have that night. Once again, they'll have their Costume Contest where they hand out cash prizes for 1st to 3rd places. The staff at Evviva are all going to be wearing "Super Hero" costumes.
So, go find a great costume, dust off your dancing shoes, and join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled evening full of laughs and outrageous Halloween get-ups!