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I read an article in the NYT about a woman (Dale Pollekoff) who started this group in LA. I'm in the same boat and I looked for something like it here in Chicago. It's an unfilled niche: female friends past fifty. Plenty of meetups for 50's singles, 40's professionals, and 20's of every persuasion. But 50+? Not a one. FFF>F fills this gap.

If you're 50+, living in Chicago, looking for friends, you've found the right place. We are a great group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women. After a few meetups, you will begin to make connections and form friendships....not overnight, but over time.

IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! I require a picture that shows your features--a close-up of ONLY your head & shoulders, with no obscuring elements like sunglasses or low hats. As Organizer your picture is an essential tool, often the only way to tell one member from another. PLEASE check your profile picture BEFORE you request membership. If your picture fails to meet my requirements, your request will be turned down. And this makes a lot more work for me--having to review join requests two and three times.

Because the waitlist usually exceeds the RSVP list for our events, it is especially frustrating when members cancel same day or don’t show up. I have decided to ask for an email confirmation and an event fee to cut back on empty seats at the table. If you have NOT paid the fee YOU ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THE EVENT. As such it’s essential, as a member of our group, that you have your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS turned on in SETTINGS both on your desktop computer, AND ALSO ON YOUR PHONE MEETUP APP. It is also essential to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event for updates—stuff happens. If you are RSVPing Yes to an event you will be charged a fee.


One last thing. Don't let a long waitlist deter you from RSVPing. Most waitlisters ultimately get in to the events, and if there's a long enough list, where possible, I will add a table.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!


For instructions on how to change your picture. To change your main profile photo: Desktop Web Click on your circular profile icon. Select Profile from the drop-down menu. Click Change your photo. Select your preferred option (Use my Facebook photo, Upload a new photo, Pick an existing photo, Don’t show a photo). Choose the photo you want to upload. Click Done. Android app From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. Tap Edit profile. Tap the Camera icon on your current profile picture. Select one of the following options: Take a photo Pick photo Delete photo Tap the Checkmark icon to save your changes. iOS app From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. Tap the Pencil icon. Select Change beneath your current profile picture. Select one of the following options: Take a photo Select photo Delete photo Tap Save to confirm your update. To change your photo for a specific Meetup group profile: Desktop Web Go to the Meetup group page. Select Manage group if you're on the leadership team or select You’re a member. Select Your member profile. Select Change your photo. Select your preferred option (Use my Facebook photo, Upload a new photo, Pick an existing photo, Don’t show a photo). Choose your photo. Click Done. iOS app Navigate to the Meetup group’s homepage. Tap on the row of member photos. Tap on your name from the Member list or search using the Magnifying Glass icon in the top right corner. Tap Edit Responses. Tap Change Select one of the following options: Take a photo Select photo Delete photo Tap Save to confirm your update. Note: It's not currently possible to change your profile photo for a specific Meetup group using the Android app.

For instructions on how to change your settings

, go to the FFFF home page. Click on MORE, then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Now select "Email and notification settings." Make sure you've checked all the boxes that allow me to email and notify you. The Message Board is only available on the web application, you can't see it on the mobile app.

To edit Settings on the mobile app, go to your profile icon, (bottom right corner), then go to the 3 dots icon (upper right corner). Select "Push notifications", then select "Change email updates." Make sure you green light (say yes to) all the options.

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Academy Awards Viewing Party at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club


Kit Kat Lounge will roll out the red carpet on Sunday, February 24th for the Annual Academy Awards. The Lakeview Lounge and Supper Club’s seven HD projection screens will be tuned in to Hollywood, from the red carpet arrivals at 6 p.m., to the award ceremony taking place at 7:30 p.m. Throughout the star-studded evening, Divas will entertain the crowd with live performances during the commercial breaks. Kit Kat's mixologists will shake up Stoli martinis, including "The Academy" (Stoli vodka, Le Fleur liqueur and a splash of white grape juice), along with "Cast Your Vote" shot specials for $4 each. In addition to Kit Kat's theatrical-themed dinner menu featuring "Opening Act" small plates and "Show Stopper" entrees, they will offer a Steak Oscar. The complete menu may be viewed on the website. Be sure to fill out your Oscar ballot! Kit Kat will dish out $250 in prizes to the participants with the top Oscar winning picks. Tickets are available on the Kit Kat Lounge Website http://www.kitkatchicago.com/party-packages AND through Groupon for $25/pp in groups of 6 https://www.groupon.com/deals/kit-kat-lounge-supper-club-3?z=skip&utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=206976&mediaId=212556&utm_source=GPN&sid=d4df97e5-179b-4fb0-b934-31ffe0499d67&wid=www.google.com ** Clearly this is the smartest choice but I need to have 6 YES rsvp's at a time with a paid fee to move forward. KIT KAT TICKETS (see above for website link) vary in price from $39 to $59/pp Party PKG 1 includes: Appetizer for the table Entree Special Martini (see other packages on their website) We do have a reservation but I will need to be in touch with you as we move forward together. https://oscar.go.com/ Oscar Ballots https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/movies/oscar-nominees-2019.html

Indoor Farmer's Market - Lincoln Park

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum


Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market, Green City Market provides a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market compliments the market with robust educational programs through our Edible Gardens, Club Sprouts, and Chef Demos.

Chicago Artisan Market: 100+ Vendors | Food, Fashion, Home & Art

Discover Chicago’s finest artisans at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing. Held quarterly, this curated marketplace celebrates the ingenuity of independent, small businesses who channel their creative passions into one-of-a-kind designs, home goods, art and food. Look, feel and taste your way through this delightful Sunday market located in the heart of Fulton Market. DON'T FORGET IT'S DAYLIGHT SAVINGS DAY * DATE: Sunday, March 10, 2019 * COST: $8 General Admission ($10 at door) | 4 for $20 for Groups TICKETS: https://www.chicagoartisanmarket.com/tickets You can get your own tickets or we can get discounted tickets in groups of 4. Please send a message letting me know which you prefer. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: • Food: Sample & shop gourmet food items including pastries and confections, healthy snacks, cocktail mixers, beverages, smoothies & more. • Fashion: Meet & shop Chicago’s top clothing, jewelry, handbag, shoes and accessories designers for both women & men. • Home Goods: Discover items showcasing smart design in home decor, bath & body, natural skincare, kitchen gadgets & more. • Art: Discover independent artists producing functional, decorative & wearable art. • DIY Classes taught by artisan instructors

Paul Marinaro Quartet - Winter's Jazz Club

winters jazz club


Chicago-based jazz vocalist Paul Marinaro, dubbed as having "one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today" by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune, is a modern classic. Paul has quickly made a name for himself, becoming one of the most in-demand and respected male vocalists, and taking "his place among the top five male jazz singers active today." (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene) Paul demonstrates a mastery of and an infectious passion for the material he chooses allowing him to successfully command audiences. He is currently enjoying sold-out engagements in Chicago's world-famous venues, including the Joe and Wayne Segal's Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, and at his highly acclaimed debut appearance at The Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park. His have been named as the "Best Performances of the Year" in the Chicago Tribune in both 2013 and 2014. His performances have sold out on both of his recent west and east coast debuts. 7:30 (G/A) Paul Marinaro Quartet (75-min. set; 1-Drink min. of $10/set). + $2.50 service fee OR 7:30 (VIP) Paul Marinaro Quartet (75-min. set; 1-Drink min. of $10/set). + $2.50 service fee The Manager has agreed to give us $5 OFF G/A tickets using promo code “COMP5” Please get your own tickets. Once I get a sense of how many want to go I'll try to make a reservation. Winter's Jazz Club Chicago’s new home for straight-ahead, classic, Live Jazz, 6 nights a week — with an emphasis on singers. ​While straight-ahead Jazz is our primary focus, we also love and happily present trad-Jazz, Gypsy-Jazz, swing, big band, New Orleans-style, and other cousins of the genre. ​Our mission is simple: To perpetuate the joy of live Jazz by presenting the best interpretations of the best arrangements of the best songs in the canon of classic Jazz (and slightly beyond). Above all, Winter’s strives to be a listening room. ​Overlooking the Ogden Slip, our intimate club seats 100 in the listening room and 25 in the bar/lounge area. We pride ourselves on offering an expertly curated selection of beverages and specialty cocktails accompanied by top-notch service. We aim to pour and serve a proper drink... properly.

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