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

    In the comfort of your own home

    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)

    Location visible to members

    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

  • Family Outing @ Spring Egg Scramble (Wheeling)

    Wheeling High School

    Head out to the turf field for fun and games. Bring your camera for a photo with the bunny and Wheeling Park District mascot before the hunt for candy- and toy-filled eggs begins. Egg hunting starts promptly at 11:00 am. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Thank you to our sponsor, ONE Wheeling Town Center!

  • Father Daughter Bond Workshop (West Pullman)

    Join Our Free 1-1/2 hr Workshop Series: #1- Create Time Capsule ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY 1-Create a father/Daughter mission statement Write your mission statement. To give you some direction in writing your FD mission statement, here is example: The Smalley family mission is to honor and serve God, others and ourselves. We will create a nurturing place of order, integrity, love, happiness, and relaxation. We will believe in each other 2-Father/Daughter join to create their very own masterpiece painting 3-Last- Insert mission statement/painting into time capsule, label time/date and store in safe place. RSVP (+daughters)... __________________ Posted 02/21/19

  • 4th Annual "FATHER'S EVE" Dads Night Out (7pm-10pm)

    Location to be determined

    We have begun planning our 4th Annual FATHERS EVE Dads Night Out and wanted to send out a SAVE THE DATE invite so everyone can get the evening off to join us. We are currently in negotiations with a brand sponsor who wants to work with us and should have more details to share in the next few weeks including a venue, but I can say you will not want to miss out! This will be a members only DADS NIGHT OUT, so if you want to invite other dads who are not yet a member of our active Chicago Dads Group then please ask them to join our group, so they can RSVP. www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup RSVP if you plan on joining us! ____________________ Posted 02/08/19

  • Royal Princess Parties #BIGSPLASH Character Indoor Waterpark Pool Party!

    WaterWorks - Indoor Waterpark/Pool

    We have begun planning this years (3rd Annual) ROYAL PRINCESS PARTIES 'BIGSPLASH' CHARACTER INDOOR POOL PARTY and wanted give everyone as much notice as possible so you can plan your family trips around one of our favorite events of the year! ROYAL PRINCESS PARTIES #BIGSPLASH CHARACTER INDOOOR WATERPARK POOL PARTY is a favorite among many of our members and family. Just like previous years, they will be providing a FULL CAST of characters (10+) from Swimming Mermaids, Heros, Fairies and everyone's favorite PRINCESSES like you have never seen them before. The celebration will begin at 6:30PM (til 8:30PM). This will be an INDOOR waterpark pool party at WaterWorks in the kindom of Schaumburg! Tickets $15/person which covers our costs to secure venue rental, lifeguards & character cast. More info to follow... RSVP (+family) if your interested . . Social Media Tags: #RoyalsBigSplash2019 #CityDads ___________________ Posted 01/14/19 Update 01/22/19

  • Family Night Out ~ Weird Al @ Ravinia (Highland Park)

    Ravinia Festival

    Picnic and listen to Weird Al's crazy virtuosity -- with full orchestra and a screen on the lawn! I will try to get some tix through donor presale in mid-March if there's interest; otherwise, general sales start 5/7 at www.ravinia.org. They haven't published the price but I would expect it to be mid-30's or so. As it gets closer, we can organize who's bringing what, if people want to meet for train/carpool, how to stake out territory and find each other, etc. RSVP (+guests) if interested!

  • Volunteers Needed (10a-1p) @ Chicago Baby Show "DADS LOUNGE" (Navy Pier)

    We are excited to share some news that our Chicago Dads Group has secured another great opportunity to host our 3rd annual "Dads Lounge" in the center of the 2019 Chicago Baby Show at Navy Pier to happen August 24-25 and we need lots of help from our members to pull this off! We are looking for 20-40 members who are willing to volunteer their time on Saturday & Sunday (time slots 10a-1p and/or 1p-4p) to help us staff the lounge. This year for those who are willing to volunteer we are able to get your entire family in for FREE! That's right, you and your family can get FREE Show Admission if you are willing to volunteer for any of the 3-hour time slots and your family can experience the show for FREE! And to make it even more better, our friends at Royal Princess Parties LLC (www.royalprincessparties.com) will be in our DADS LOUNGE with a Princess & Super Hero for a special 1-hour meet & greet, that you will not want to miss out on. In our Dads Lounge, we will have diaper changing stations, couches, chairs for parents to relax and feed their babies, plus a fun place to talk about what it means being an actively involved father with other dads. We will also have some fun activities for the kids too. More info about show, please visit website: www.ChicagoBabyShow.com RSVP (+guests) if you can help us out! _______________________ (Posted 02/03/19)