What we're about

Chicago Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We seek to create an online meetup group to bring fathers together in person. We'll meet several times per week, with our kids, at parks, playgrounds, museums, nature centers, and parent-and-me classes across the Chicago-land area, both city and suburbs. We'll also organize parenting workshops and dads-nights-out to give our members an opportunity to socialize, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood. There are not enough resources, social groups, or services for dads. This is a destination for active dads! A diverse group with dads of all stripes: Stay At Home Dads, Dads with flexible schedules, work from home dads, freelance dads, working dads, and involved fathers in and around the Chicago-land area to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children.

Please note: this group is strictly for Dads, we understand sometimes wives will join for their significant others but we encourage them to join on their own accord. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything dad related.

Connect with us on...

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Dads-Group/1408458226036415

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ChicagoDadsGroup

Blog/Podcasts: http://www.CityDadsGroup.com/Chicago

The Chicago Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group national organization, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. We have groups centered around major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. If you have any fatherly friends and/or family who live within a 100-mile raduis of any of the following cities, please do let them know about these other Dads Groups and ask them to join. Find them all here at http://www.citydadsgroup.com/cities


• New York City (http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/)

• Philadephia (http://www.meetup.com/PhillyDadsGroup/)

• Baltimore, MD (http://www.meetup.com/BaltimoreDadsGroup)

• Boston (http://www.meetup.com/BostonDadsGroup/)

• Atlanta (http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaDadsGroup/)

• Austin, TX (http://www.meetup.com/AustinDadsGroup/)

• Charlotte, NC (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteDadsGroup/)

• Columbus (http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusDadsGroup/)

• Cleveland, OH (http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandDadsGroup)

• Detroit, MI (http://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Dads-Group)

• Indianapolis (http://www.meetup.com/indydadsgroup/)

• Chicago (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup/)

• Madison, WI (http://www.meetup.com/MadisonDadsGroup)

• St. Louis, MO (http://www.meetup.com/StLouisDadsGroup/)

• Dallas, TX (http://www.meetup.com/DallasDadsGroup/)

• Denver (http://www.meetup.com/DenverDadsGroup/)

• Kansas City (https://www.meetup.com/KansasCityDadsGroup/)

• Albuquerque (http://www.meetup.com/ABQDadsGroup/)

• Los Angeles (http://www.meetup.com/LADadsGroup/)

• San Francisco (http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoDadsGroup/)

• Twin Cities (http://www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesDadsGroup/?_xtd=gqFyqTEwMzI2NTE4MqFwo3dlYg&from=ref)

• Vegas (http://www.meetup.com/VegasDadsGroup)

• Portland, OR (http://www.meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup/)

• Miami, FL (http://www.meetup.com/miamidadsgroup/)

• Fresno, CA

• San Diego, CA

• Richmond, VA (http://www.meetup.com/RichmondDadsGroup)

• Houston, TX

• Orlando, FL

• Hartford, CT (https://www.meetup.com/HartfordDadsGroup)

Upcoming events (5+)

Father's Open Table Talk ~ Sponsored by www.FathersHelpingFathers.com (Palatine)

In partnership with our friends at FathersHelpingFathers.com, come out and join us for our first Fathers Open Table Talk with the founder of "Fathers Helping Fathers", Aaron Delmar, and other dads, as they tell their personal stories in hopes to help support one another in a casual and safe environment. Many fathers have so many questions and concerns about parenting, legal advice regarding custody, parenting plans, etc. This is a place where you can get the advice you need from fathers going through the same thing! Join us! This event is FREE and open to the public. Tuesday January 29,[masked]:00pm - 8:30pm Palatine Public Library 700 N. North Court Palatine, IL 60067 RSVP if you can come! **Please Note: this event is intended to be a Dads Only event, but if you have your kids then it's totally ok to bring them and we will find some things for the kids to do like color, read, board games, so you can come. We totally understand and it's ok either way with or without the kiddos.** __________________ Posted 12/18/18

Family Outing @ Enchanted Castle ~ Super Bowl Party (Lombard)

Enchanted Castle Restaurant & Entertainment Complex

Come on out to enchanted castle for food and unlmited rides and watch the super bowl SUPER SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 3 Starting at 4:30 pm! (game time 5:30 pm) BIG BOWL BASH PACK: Includes TAILGATER’S BUFFET + UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS FUN PASS! Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Black Knight’s Adventure Golf, Catapult Ride, “Joust-A-Bout” Bumper Cars and Quest II: Kids Playland included. $29.95 per guest (+tax). Fun Pass valid from 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Beer, wine, coolers & malt beverages available for additional cost. TAILGATER’S BUFFET only: $19.95 per guest (+tax). Call[masked] x 100 or visit Guest Services to R.S.V.P.

FREE GIVEAWAY: "DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH" which hits shelves Tuesday, February 5th

Hey guys, here's another FREE Giveaway for some of our members to take advantage of... We have been given (5) BluRay DVDs to giveaway to some of our members in exchange to help promote thr release of this on February 5th in stores nationwide! If you would like to participate in this FREE GIVEAWAY then you first must be an active member of our Chicago Dads Group, by attending at least one meetup in the past month and/or by sharing our posts online. To make it fair, we will randomly pick 5 winners who meet this criteria from RSVP list and/or our Chicago Dads Group BLOG (www.ChicagoDadsGroup.com) and contact those selected winners who provided us with their contact info as requested. In return, all we ask that everyone who RSVP'd to this giveaway will help us promote this product release thru your social network of family & friends by sharing, the following Chicago Dads Group posts on facebook & twitter... Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2302482379967324&id=1408458226036415 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup/status/1083530354667999233?s=19 ..... Street Date: February 5, 2019 Digital Date: January 22, 2019 Rating: PG for brief rude humor SYNOPSIS: Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family! TONE: Funny, heartwarming, playful, spirited, classic, family-centric, emotional, feel-good --------------------- Posted 01/10/19


*** READ & UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO ATTEND THIS SPONSORED EVENT *** Our group was offered another advance screening opportunity and for this one, we have a total of 30 reserved seats for an early showing of the upcoming "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD" at the AMC River East. If you would like to join us, please read & understand all of the following details before you commit. Thanks! Brian Dykes, Co-Organizer ............ * ONLY! RSVP to this if YOU (+guests) are 100% committed to going! After all seats are spoken for we will submit our guest list, then those who RSVP'D are 100% committed to going and absolutely NO changes can be made. * 9:15AM CALL TIME: Everyone must arrive no later than this time so we can first get a group photo with everyone including dads+guests, then we will all check-in together as a group so we can sit together. For your infomation, our group photo is very important to us and your participation in the photo mandatory ie. "your form of payment to see the early screening" with our group! (Please note: attendance will be taken and if you are not in the group photo, then we may bump you off the list to participate in any other future screenings). * RSVP will close once all seats are filled, once all seats have been spoked for then we will submit our guest list to the screening company and please note NO changes can be made (so that means if you RSVP then you are saying you are 100% committed to going and will NOT change your RSVP for any reason). RSVP (+1-2 guests) if you ALL are 100% committed to join us! . . . HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Genre: Epic Animated-Adventure Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham Director: Dean DeBlois Writer: Dean DeBlois, based on the books of Cressida Cowell Producers: Brad Lewis, Bonnie Arnold From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown … and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2). www.howtotrainyourdragon.com ----------------------- Posted 01/16/19

Past events (907)

Join us for our 2019 Leadership Planning Meeting on Saturday, January 12 @ 8pm

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago OHare Airport

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