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.

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Dads-Group/1408458226036415
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ChicagoDadsGroup
Blog/Podcasts: www.CityDadsGroup.com/Chicago

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 www.citydadsgroup.com/cities

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THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Advance Screening (Chicago)

Needs a location

We have been invited to a FREE Advance Screening of Netflix’s new film THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, based on the best-selling book series and starring Sofia Wylie (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, and Kerry Washington. More info is below and you can watch the trailer here.

Check-in 545pm - 6:00pm
Movie Starts @ 6:30pm
Movie Ends @ 9:00pm

RSVP (+Guests) if you are only 100% commited to attending since we don't want any empty seats provided to our group. Thanks for your understanding.


Netflix Film Release Date: October 19
Directed By: Paul Feig
Key Cast: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone and Rachel Bloom, with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron
Based on the book by: Soman Chainani
Rated: PG-13 for violence and action, and some frightening images

In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a lover of fairy tales, dreams of escaping her ordinary village life, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic, has the makings of a real witch. Then one night under a blood red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true story of every great fairy tale begins. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamorous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington). As if navigating classes with the offspring of Cinderella, Captain Hook, and the dashing son of King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful school. But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the rulebook entirely — the only way to a happy ending is to survive the fairytale first.

Based on the epic international best-selling series by Soman Chainani

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Dads Night Out + Night Golf @ Golf Center (Des Plaines)

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