RIDE THE ESCALATOR UPSTAIRS... look for signage
Come down to IKEA in Bolingbrook the 3rd Thursday of every month, grab a coffee, tea or another beverage, desserts, fruit, etc. (or arrive early to partake in their Thursday Special:Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potatoes $2.99 You can't beat the price) Note: I have gotten permission for my members to get free coffee, tea or fountain beverages. Meet Upstairs in Cafeteria, look for signage. *Note: this event is being posted on multiple groups so the number of rsvps on this group may not accurately portray the actual number of people in attendance
(3rd Thursday of Month; 6:30 pm)
IKEA – Bolingbrook (off i-355 at Boughton; NE corner of Janes & Boughton)
750 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
We will have a coupon and gift card exchange during the first 20 minutes of casual chatting. Bring coupons that you don't use but have a value worth actually hauling them out at the store for someone else to use. Bring unused or balance remaining gift cards that you no longer want. (bring a laptop if you wish to confirm what that value of the remaining balance on the card is—otherwise go by the presenter's word)
Following that we will participate in 'Conversation Cafe'. What is that you ask?
(a minimum of 6 chatters are needed for a conversation cafe, if less than that we will just continue on with our informal chat)
A semi-structured interplay between attendees where we open up the conversation to entice free thought and strong listening. We will assemble in small groups and there will be topics which we may or may not stay on. The purpose is to get you to THINK about all the stuff that is going on in the world and to give you a grasp on other people's viewpoints, perhaps changing yours a bit, or perhaps you changing theirs. It usually leads to some lively discussions!
If you have some topics for possible discussions at a later date, please bring them printed up and deliver to the organizer.
It's a fun way to get people to open up, allowing you to know them a bit better, and perhaps making more true friendships along the way.
To get free coffee or tea at the IKEA stores, click to join: http://info.ikea-usa.com/FAMILY/?src=ikea_web (and then Pick Up your card when you visit)
(a dollar is collected to help offset the $228/year fee that meetup charges organizers for posting events on their site)
Note: this event is being posted on multiple groups so the number of rsvps on this group may not accurately portray the actual number of people in attendance