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Think... that big, random group of crazy friends that always had the best stories. We're all ages, men & women, gay, straight, single, coupled… as long as you can hold your own at a Karaoke bar, tell a good dirty joke or pull the crazy answer to that final trivia question out of your a**, you’ll fit right in.

I have a feeling you'll enjoy our group if you're looking to expand your social circle with cool men and women, keep it fresh, have some random adventures and explore all the free(ish) fun this city has to offer.

Social FUNdation is all about helping people build fun, platonic friendships on the cheap, enjoying Chicago culture and building an open accepting community to help foster the fun. We encourage an entertaining, laid back, open environment where people can come hang out, escape the voracious singles scene, and just be themselves. Obviously, if members develop something more than friendships, that's awesome, but we encourage members to think of this as an escape from the dating and networking scenes.

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Singles Cooking & Dating Party!

Get in the Kitchen


Let's go back to Get in the Kitchen! for September’s Singles Cooking & Dating cooking party! This month we are doing Chinese!! We will start with Egg Rolls and then move on to Honey Soy Shrimp and finish with a Chicken & Chinese Vegetable Entree! Find more info and RSVP here: https://getmeinthekitchen.com/product/septembersingles-at/ Great way to meet other singles without having to go to the bars! Relaxed and fun atmosphere and great food! BYOB! Menu: We will start with Egg Rolls and then move on to Honey Soy Shrimp and finish with a Chicken & Chinese Vegetable Entree! BYOB Date & Time: Friday, September 20th,[masked]:00 PM Place: Get in the Kitchen! 3617 N. Broadway St. Chicago REFUND POLICY: YOU MAY GET A FULL REFUND UNTIL 7 DAYS BEFORE THE CLASS. AFTER THAT WE WILL GLADLY GIVE YOU CREDIT TOWARDS ANOTHER GET IN THE KITCHEN! COOKING PARTY AS LONG AS WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT UNTIL TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. IF YOU CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE EVENT, YOU UNFORTUNATELY FORFEIT YOUR CLASS FEE, BUT CAN SUBSTITUTE ANYONE IN YOUR PLACE. Chicago Cooking Classes- Don’t let anyone else have your fun!

Standup! at The World famous Second City!! $13 tix!

The Second City

The Comedy Tub standup team takes over the de Maat Theatre to bring you an evening of side splitting laughter! Enjoy standup performances by Adam Bowman, Aaron McDavis, Lancey Joe, and Laura Hugg as they deliver a night of hot bits and live entertainment. Tickets: $13 Standard $11 College Student (w/ valid I.D.) $7 SC Training Center Student 50 MIN | SEATING 15 MIN PRIOR TO SHOW | NO INTERMISSION

Peru: May 2020 > 10 Days All Inclusive > RSVP Deadline Sep. 30th 2019

O'Hare International Airport

Trip Dates: May 21st-31st 2020 >>Deposit Deadline: Sep 30th 2019<< This is a true 5 star adventure with the highest caliber guides and the best quality gear and equipment in the industry!!! Our trip up the Inca Trails to Machu Picchu followed by a 2 day hike to the Rainbow Mountains is unlike any other. We will see and do things that others just don't. It is both incredibly beautiful and challenging. We will also trek to lake Humantay which sits roughly 13,800'. There are two additional side treks included at Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu Mountain which sits high above the city of Machu Picchu and Wayna Pichhu Mountain which is a true adrenaline rush. Add 5 days by joining us on the Ausangate Circuit Trek for more incredible and remote high altitude trekking. More details can be found on the event page here: https://www.meetup.com/FUNdationChicago/events/263695936/ NOW Outdoors is partners with an award winning company known for their eco-friendly, sustainable, leave-no-trace travel. They support the local mountain communities and organize regular charity events in the Cusco region of Peru (donating clothes, medical supplies, medical intervention, building schools and clinics, planting trees, and more) The full itinerary and specific details wont all fit in the space here on meetup. If you would like more information, email us at [masked] Cost $2420 for 10 day Trip Deposit >>> $650 (Deadline Sep 30th 2019) >>Paypal link--> www.paypal.me/nickofthewoods/ >Credit Cards and Checks are also accepted. Please pm for details on these. Included: • Lake Humantay Day Hike (13,780') • Extra hike permit within the city of Machu Picchu: Wayna Picchu Mtn. or Machu Picchu Mtn. • Rescue insurance (valued at $200) • All transfers to and from airports/hotels, trek • 8 Days of professional guide service with a licensed, professional, English-speaking guide • 5 nights in a hotel in Cusco (double room) • 4 nights camping on the Inca Trail and Rainbow Trek in 3 person, 4 season Mountain Hardwear Tents (double occupancy) • Extra thick foam mattress sleeping pads and self-inflating mattresses • Multi course meals on the treks including snacks and tea/coffee- Meals are made fresh using locally sourced ingredients (can cater to any dietary requests or needs). • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and private transport to Cusco • Inca Trail permit • Personal porters to carry overnight gear • Dry bags in which to put your overnight gear on the trail (for porters to carry) • Machu Picchu Entrance fee (both time slots AM and PM) • Trek cook, kitchen and dining tents, tables and stools, stainless steel dishes and utensils • Boiled and purified water to refill your water bottle/bladder every morning/afternoon/evening • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes • Campsites with toilets (Inca Trail) • First aid kit including emergency oxygen tank • Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes • Guided tour of Machu Picchu with plenty of time to explore on your own • Booking/credit card fees Not Included: • International and domestic flights • Personal gear (clothing, day pack, etc) • Additional excursions or tours in Peru • Personal meals and expenses beyond what is included above • Single Supplement (Single room, Single tent) • Tips and gratuities Nick Gordon, NR-WEMT, is the owner and lead guide for NOW Outdoors LLC. He teaches more than a dozen adventure recreation courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, medicine, and survival programs throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.

Huge meet up gathering at kings dining entertainment

Kings Dining & Entertainment Chicago Lincoln Park

Come over to have a dinner at my job site

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