• Family Outing @ Kids Improv Play Games in the Park (Oak Park)

    Join us for improv play games in the park! Centered around 5-8 year olds but highly open to all ages. We’ll be doing fun outdoor pretend games that involve running around, getting silly, and having fun with feelings. (These are designed to promote emotional agility and resilience, but your kids don’t have to know.) All family members welcome (yes, wives, too) No supervision of your kids is offered... so please have an adult caregiver either join in the fun or watch nearby. Wear appropriate clothes for whatever the weather is doing... bring your own beverage and snacks to stay hydrated and happy... and come join in some fun! Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2261627407384077/

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  • Playgroup @ Mcdonalds Indoor Playground (Lake Zurich)

    I am taking the kids to play at the lake Zurich Mcdonlds indoor playground tomorrow. This is the only Mcdonalds left that that has tunnels. We going to play and eat dinner. RSVP (+guests) if you can come

  • FREE! Movie "SHAZAM" @ AMC River East

    AMC River East 21

    *** 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 20 reserved seats for an early showing of the upcoming Warner Bros. "SHAZAM" @ AMC River East in Chicago. 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. * 6:10PM 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! * 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. * 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 (that means if you RSVP then you are saying you are in fact 100% committed to going and will NOT change your RSVP for any reason). * RSVP (+1,2,3 guests) if you ALL are 100% committed to join us! . . . SHAZAM! In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on April 5 (New Line Cinema) Director: David F. Sandberg Writers: Screenplay by Henry Gayden, Story by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Producer: Peter Safran Executive Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews Action Adventure. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). ShazamTheMovie.com ----------------------- Posted 03/09/19

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  • FREE! Family Movie "WONDER PARK" @ Hollywood Blvd Cinema (Woodridge)

    *** 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 20 reserved seats for an early showing of the upcoming "WONDER PARK" @ Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, plus there will be fun pre-screening activities that we want everyone to participate in, like photobooth, carnival games, airbrush tattoos, free concessions and more! 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. * 9:00AM 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! * 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. * 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 (that means if you RSVP then you are saying you are in fact 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! . . . WONDER PARK Opening Date: March 15, 2019 Rating: PG Running Time: 85 min Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever. Social Handles: #WonderPark FACEBOOK: /WonderParkMovie TWITTER: @WonderParkMovie INSTAGRAM: @WonderParkMovie ----------------------- Posted 02/26/19

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  • Dads Night Out @ Midnight Pig Taproom (Evanston)

    Midnight Pig Taproom

    Join us for another round of beer and conversation. We start around 8pm, but since several of us dads have little kids, the start time is flexible and depending on the week, the end time is too! RSVP (+guests) so we know how many tables to reserve. I'll have on the Chicago Dads Group shirt and hopefully we'll get the lounge area again!

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  • Starlight Yoga for Kids

    Humboldt Park Branch, Chicago Public Library

    Hi fellow Chicago Dads!, I'm bringing my little ones (2yrs and 4 yrs) to the Starlight Yoga for Kids at the Humboldt Park Public Library. Here's the description from the HPPL site as listed below: We'll dance our way into poses and playfully discover animals with story and sound. For walkers to 4-year-olds accompanied by a caregiver. Suitable for Preschoolers/Toddlers So if you have a little one that likes yoga and you're free (heck, the event is free as well), we love for you to join us!

  • Playgroup @ Chicago Children's Museum (Navy Pier)

    The kids and I will be heading to the Chicago Children's Museum at 10am and will then explore the fun rooms. At around 12pm, we'll break for lunch at Mc Donald's (or if you want, you could always pack a lunch and join us in the food court seating area!) and depending on their level of enthusiasm, we'll head back upstairs to the Children's museum for a little bit more fun and exploration.

  • DADDY-CON Expo @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)

    Donald E Stephens Convention Center: Formerly Rosemont Convention Center

    We are excited to share some news that our Chicago Dads Group has secured another great opportunity to be apart of this years 2nd Annual 2019 DaddyCon Expo by organizing a special lunchtime meetup to happen on Sunday, March 3rd from 11:30am-1:00pm inside the Stephens Convention Center located in Rosemont and we need some help from our members to join us! We are looking for at least 10 members who are willing to join us for a special lunchtime meetup to help promote our active Chicago Dads Group to potiental new members. We have some free passes that will go to the first 10 who commit, after those are spoken for then members need to purchase a ticket at www.daddy-con.com and use promo code "CITYDADS10" for 10% off. For those who want bring the entire family and buy some tickets, go online to DaddyCon website (www.Daddy-Con.com) and use promo code "CITYDADS10" for 10% off your ticket price. Children under 16 years old are FREE with adult admission ticket. Asking everyone be there by 11:30am and to wear your Chicago Dads Group shirt, done at 1pm and afterwards we will go out to lunch. Parking, Food & Drinks will be your responsibility. RSVP if you can join us! ............... DaddyCon Chicago: A Convention for Dads DaddyCon is the ultimate dad focused parenting convention. The event will feature first-hand accounts from todays most prominent father figures while exploring the bond fathers have with their children. The event will feature workshops, exhibitors, giveaways and even the Dad Games Competition. Event Location: Located in the Donald Stephens Convention Center (map). DaddyCon will take place on the 2nd floor in the South Ballroom and in Hall G. Show Schedule: Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm For more information on our speakers, sessions, and event schedule, go to www.daddy-con.com Parking Information: Parking is available at the Williams Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day and the garage is connected to the convention center via a skybridge. For more info visit our website at www.daddy-con.com Children under 16 yrs old are free with adult admission ticket. ____________________ Posted 02/09/19

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  • Fathering stories

    1112 N Ashland Ave

    Join Fathering Together(www.fatheringtogether.org) for our first live storytelling event! Tim Schreiber, Joseph Saucedo, Jim Parker, Eric Bennion, and Brian Anderson will be sharing stories of their children's births, adventures with their kids, and the legacies they are building for their children. Time permitting, if members of the audience get inspired to share a story, we would welcome you to the stage! Doors open at 6pm and the stories begin at 7pm. This event is free, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated. Proceeds will go to support the Pixel Project (http://www.thepixelproject.net/).

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  • Royal Princess Parties ROYALS GOLDEN BALL (Logan Square)

    Aubergine Chicago

    Come dressed in your best for Royal's Golden Ball! Sunday February 10th[masked]:00am - Noon Aubergine, 3530 W Armitage Ave, Chicago Royal's Golden Ball is a Formal Brunch & Princess Ball and is best suited for children ages 3-8 years old. Guests will enjoy 3 courses along with the magical celebration Royal Princess Parties Characters have planned. Please read our event policies below - as they include important information about attire, ticket info and more. --Any food allergies - please call or email us with your concerns before you purchase tickets. Most of our menu will include allergy friendly foods - but there will be gluten and soy in some food products. No Peanuts/Tree Nuts. Feel free to call anytime (773)[masked] or send an email to [masked] with questions. OUR EVENT POLICIES: Please note: By purchasing tickets to Royal's Golden Ball, you agree to the following terms and conditions, which may be subject to change: *EVERYONE NEEDS A TICKET EXCEPT INFANTS. Infants under 12 months old do not require a ticket (seating will NOT be accommodated for infants). *Every child or children in each group must be accompanied by an adult. *Children ages 12 and under may wear costumes. Adults should not wear character costumes but may dress in formal attire though this is not required. Casual wear is acceptable for all guests. *Food will be served. NO outside food is allowed with exception to beverages (non-alcoholic). Royal Princess Parties LLC, or the venue Aubergine, where the event is hosted, is not responsible for any allergy related episodes that may arise during our event that may cause an allergic reaction, injury or death. *Royal Princess Parties LLC or the venue Aubergine, where Royal's Golden Ball is hosted, are not responsible for guest's personal property. Please keep your personal items with you at all times. *We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this event with a full refund of your ticket price due to, but not limited to weather, low ticket sales. *By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge that you are aware we do not represent any licensed, copyrighted or trademarked characters at our event. *By participating in this event, you agree to release Royal Princess Parties LLC and the Aubergine, where this event is hosted, from any claims or liabilities of any kind, arising from or related to your participation in this event. *By participating in this event, you agree to give consent to Royal Princess Parties LLC, to photograph and/or video record your participation in this event. You also agree that all photographs and materials recorded may be used as part of future publication, video and or other printed material for promoting Royal Princess Parties LLC. *Tickets are non-refundable. RSVP (+guests) if can come! Link to purchase your tickets... www.royalprincessparties.com/nm/home.html

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