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: 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

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• 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+)

FREE GIVEAWAY: Disney's KIM POSSIBLE on DVD in stores nationwide on 03/26

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Hey guys, here is another FREE Giveaway for some of our Chicago Dads Group members to take advantage of... We have been given (3) DVDs to giveaway to some of our members in exchange to help promote release in stores nationwide on March 26, 2019. 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 winners who meet this criteria from RSVP list or Chicago Dads Group BLOG ( http://www.ChicagoDadsGroup.com) and contact those selected winners who provided us contact info. In return, we ask that everyone who RSVP 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=2333580003524228&id=1408458226036415 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup/status/1101525935877173248?s=19 ..... KIM POSSIBLE High School Makes Saving the World Look Easy! Bring Home on Disney DVD March 26th From the Studio That Brought You Teen Beach and Descendants! Synopsis: Based on the global hit animated series, the live-action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie follows everyday teen hero Kim Possible and best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable as they embark on their freshman year of high school, all while saving the world from evil villains. By their side every step of the way is teen tech-genius Wade and new friend Athena, who also happens to be a Kim Possible super fan and is eager to join Team Possible. While Kim and Ron have always been one step ahead of their opponents, navigating the social hierarchy of high school is more challenging than the action-hero ever imagined. With Drakken and Shego lurking in the wings, Kim must rely on her family and friends more than ever. Now it's up to Team Possible—Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way—to stop these super villains. Cast: Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable, Ciara Wilson as Athena, Todd Stashwick as Drakken, Taylor Ortega as Shego, Alyson Hannigan as Dr. Ann Possible, Connie Ray as Nana Possible, Issac Ryan Brown as Wade Load, Erika Tham as Bonnie Rockwaller and Nancy Cartwright as Rufus. Special appearances by Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt. Directors: Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky Executive Producers: Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Zanne Devine Bonus Features: Blooper Reel (DVD exclusive) Q&A with Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone (DVD exclusive) Cast Auditions (DVD exclusive) -Sadie Stanley -Sean Giambrone -Issac Ryan Brown Music Video Trailer Release Date: March 26, 2019 Ratings: TV-G (US) Run Time: Approx. 86 minutes excluding bonus Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions) Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish Closed Captions: Yes ___________________ Posted 03/01/19

Playgroup @ Rock & Jump Indoor Trampoline Park (Buffalo Grove)

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Meeting up at the Buffalo Grove Rockin’ Jump for toddler jump. Join us for spring break @ Rockin Jump Indoor Trampoline Park in Buffalo Grove for Rockin Tots Jump where everyone can jump If you have never been here, this place is a blast and fun for the kids and adults too. Check out the video below to see what fun things there are to do here.

FREE! Family Movie "MISSING LINK" @ AMC River East 21

AMC River East 21

*** READ & UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU RSVP/COMMIT TO ATTEND SPONSORED EVENT *** Our group was offered another FREE advance movie screening opportunity and for this one, we have a total of 30 reserved seats for an early showing of upcoming... LAIKA Studio’s newest film "MISSING LINK". If you would like to join us, you must READ & UNDERSTAND all of the following details before you commit with RSVP. Thanks! Brian Dykes, Co-Organizer . . DETAILS: * ONLY ~ RSVP to this if YOU (+guests) are 100% committed to going! After all seats are spoken for, or when time runs out, we will submit our guest list to the markering company. * Once YOU (+Guests) RSVP to this sponsored meetup, then you are 100% committed to going, absolutely NO changes can be made at any time. If you change your RSVP without asking organizer for permission or happen to be a NO SHOW, then you may not be allowed to participate in future sponsored events, giving others a chance to go. Any questions send Brian a private message. * 10AM CALL TIME: Everyone must arrive no later than this time so we can first get a group photo with everyone including all your guests, then shortly after group photo we will all check-in together. For your info, 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! * Attendance will be taken by means of who is in our group photo taken at above call time, so if your not in the photo then we may bump you off the list to participate in any other future screenings so others have an opportunity to go. * Parking and/or concessions will be your responsibility. * RSVP (+1,2,3 guests) if you ALL are 100% committed to join us! . . . MISSING LINK This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect. Director: Chris Butler Writer: Chris Butler Producers: Travis Knight p.g.a., Arianne Sutner p.g.a. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, Amrita Acharia MISSING LINK opens in theaters on April 12, 2019 #MissingLink Official Site: MissingLink.Movie Facebook: /MissingLinkFilm Instagram: @MissingLinkFilm Twitter: @LAIKAStudios ----------------------- Posted 03/14/19

FREE! Family Movie "PENGUINS" @ AMC River East 21 (Streeterville)

*** READ & UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU RSVP/COMMIT TO ATTEND SPONSORED EVENT *** Our group was offered another FREE advance movie screening opportunity and for this one, we have a total of 20 reserved seats for an early showing of upcoming... Disneynature's PENGUINS. If you would like to join us, you must READ & UNDERSTAND all of the following details before you commit with RSVP. Thanks! Brian Dykes, Co-Organizer . . DETAILS: * ONLY ~ RSVP to this if YOU (+guests) are 100% committed to going! After all seats are spoken for, or when time runs out, we will submit our guest list to the markering company. * Once YOU (+Guests) RSVP to this sponsored meetup, then you are 100% committed to going, absolutely NO changes can be made at any time. If you change your RSVP without asking organizer for permission or happen to be a NO SHOW, then you may not be allowed to participate in future sponsored events, giving others a chance to go. Any questions send Brian a private message. * 6:00PM CALL TIME: Everyone must arrive no later than this time so we can first get a group photo with everyone including all your guests, then shortly after group photo we will all check-in together. For your info, 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! * Attendance will be taken by means of who is in our group photo taken at above call time, so if your not in the photo then we may bump you off the list to participate in any other future screenings so others have an opportunity to go. * Parking and/or concessions will be your responsibility. * RSVP (+1,2,3 guests) if you ALL are 100% committed to join us! . . . PENGUINS DISNEYNATURE Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature Follow Disneynature on Instagram: http://instagram.com/disneynature U.S. Release Date: April 17, 2019 Narrator: Ed Helms Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson Producers: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Keith Scholey, Roy Conli Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams Narrated by Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover” trilogy,”The Daily Show with John Stewart”), Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters and in IMAX® April 17, 2019. ----------------------- Posted 03/18/19

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