• The Quebe Sisters - Texas Fiddlers - FitzGerald's - Berwyn

    The Quebe Sisters -- Texas Fiddlers . Doors open at 7:00pm. Music at 8:00. Street parking . $15 in advance. $20 at the door . FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn . http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/ . http://quebesisters.com/ . With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters (rhymes with “maybe”) have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music. “We differentiate our music as ‘Progressive Western Swing’ from simply ‘Western Swing’ because we aren’t trying to sound just like Bob Wills,” Grace Quebe explains. “Instead, we continue his vision, playing the style he pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting them using our own unique voice through Country instrumentation.” The band’s stripped-down acoustic instrumentation breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks. Grace continues, “To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.” Innovation has led the sisters to channel the musical connection between danceability and emotiveness, combining old sounds with new feelings and old feelings with new sounds. It’s not nostalgia that drives the band as purveyors of Western Swing, but the aspiration to take the music back to its roots and sustain the spirit of Swing. Combine the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie, Willie Nelson, and you have none other than The Quebe Sisters. Music samples -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxE0NSBHiygbFt6X9nibfnw

  • Saturday Walk - Herrick Lake Forest Preserve - 11:00am

    Herrick Lake Forest Preserve South Area (west lot)

    Take an easy 2 or 4 mile walk at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve . Use the Herrick Road entrance, not the Butterfield Road one. Meet at 11:00am in the parking lot off Herrick Rd. at the map display board on the left side of the parking lot (while facing the forest). At the first intersection on the trail, return to the parking lot on a different path (for a total distance of two miles) or continue on an additional two mile loop. Flat limestone trails. Leisurely pace (2.5 mph or so). Leashed dogs welcome. Cancelled if it's raining. Get a map of the trails (http://www.dupageforest.org/Herrick_Lake_Map.aspx). * * * * * * * * Interested in other Hiking Meetups? Try these, but note that some of these folks are "serious" hikers taking hikes of 5+ miles or more, and covering ground at 3-4 miles per hour or faster. https://www.meetup.com/Cook-DuPage-Kane-County-Trail-Blazers/ http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoHOS/ http://www.meetup.com/hiking-405/

  • More Than Words - Aug 24th- Panera Bread - Glen Ellyn

    NEW TIME 2:15-4:15 pm More Than Words --- Like words and word games? Find word play fun and funny? Enjoy satisfying conversation and getting your point across? This Meetup is not just for nerds entertained by reading dictionaries and thesauruses, but for those who like to express themselves, communicate well, and value the meaning-tools-for-talk. We often have SCRABBLE, one or more versions of BOGGLE, UPWORDS, SCATTERGORIES, APPLES TO APPLES, and hopefully BALDERDASH, to choose from. Please bring along ANY word/phrase/language communication game you think might be a hit. ** Saturday, Aug 24th, 2:15 pm. – 4:15 pm. RSVPs limited to 16. This is a very small Panera: Panera Bread Café, 751 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, 60137 (SE corner of Roosevelt Rd and Nicoll Way)[masked] Meet in the area farthest from the entrance, with the cushioned benches and tables for 4. *** Please RSVP only if you're sure you can attend this event. We need to avoid last minute cancellations. Send a message or a comment ASAP if you have to cancel your RSVP late, OR, if you will arrive late, after 2:30 to the meetup. It is important to stay on good terms with Panera management. We cannot hold an empty table-for-4 for NO SHOWS when regular customers need seating. Thank you for your understanding and courtesy.

  • Chicago Jitterbug Club - Lesson & Dance - Crestwood

    Elks Lodge No. 1596, Chicago (South)

    Chicago Jitterbug Club - Lesson & Dance Party . http://www.chicagojitterbugclub.com/ . Saturday, August 24th, 8-11:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm . FREE Swing Dance lesson 6:30-7:30pm . Admission $10. Cash bar . Elks Lodge, 4428 Midlothian Tpke., Crestwood. It's been called many things over the decades, Swing Dance/Jitterbug/Rock & Roll/ & East Coast Swing. The Chicago Jitterbug Club is dedicated to the preservation & enjoyment of Jitterbug/Swing Dance & it's music. The music is provided by a great DJ who specializes in Swing/Jitterbug with some Latin & Ballroom mixed in (a few line dances too!). Fantastic dance floor! Outstanding music!

  • Sunday Morning Tai Chi 8/25 - Turner Park - Roselle

    Hello Tai Chi players. Let's do TaiChi in the park like it's done in Asia. Novices and all levels are welcome. 9:00-10:30am. Meet in front of the Gazebo at Turner Park, Granville and Roselle Rd., Roselle. Park on Granville, Gazebo right next to street. Any questions please call Tom Wykle[masked]

  • 50th Glen Ellyn Festival of Art - Lake Ellyn Park

    Lake Ellyn Park

    50th Annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts. Meetup at 11:00am, Sunday, August 25th, on the circular drive in front of the Lake Ellyn boathouse. Look for a YELLOW balloon. Located in beautiful Lake Ellyn Park in Glen Ellyn. (645 Lenox Rd.) The 50th annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts hosted by the Glen Ellyn Lions Club (http://glenellynlions.org/) will be held August 24th and 25th on the shores of Lake Ellyn. A weekend of juried fine art, food, music, a beer and wine garden, outdoor enjoyment, and to support the Glen Ellyn Lions Club. This event is free, but donations are appreciated. All donations go to the Glen Ellyn Lions Foundation in support of the hearing and visually impaired. In addition to hosting fine artists in all media (60+ exhibitors), the Arts Fest also presents musical acts. Free parking in the Glenbard West High School lot or in the neighborhood. Show runs Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, 10am to 5pm. FREE.

  • Monday Funday - Eaglewood Golf Course (Itasca) 18 holes

    Eaglewood Golf Course

    Join us for 18 holes of golf. Eaglewood Golf Course. RSVPs must be in by August 19. * * * Please note: You must arrive 30 minutes prior to tee time. * * * Late arrivals and no-shows are not welcome. Eaglewood Golf Course 1401 Nordic Road Itasca, IL[masked] $42 riding Jackie is organizing this group event.

  • Monday Walk - 2 or 4 Mile Options - Herrick Lake Forest Preserve - 5:30pm

    Herrick Lake Forest Preserve South Area (west lot)

    Take an easy 2 or 4 mile walk at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve . Use the Herrick Road entrance, not the Butterfield Road one. Meet at 5:30 in the parking lot off Herrick Rd. at the map display board on the left side of the parking lot (while facing the forest). At the first intersection on the trail, return to the parking lot on a different path (for a total distance of two miles) or continue on an additional two mile loop. Flat limestone trails. Leisurely pace (2.5 mph or so). Leashed dogs welcome. Cancelled if it's raining. Get a map of the trails (http://www.dupageforest.org/Herrick_Lake_Map.aspx) . Listed on other Meetups. * * * * * * * * Interested in other Hiking Meetups? Try these, but note that some of these folks are "serious" hikers taking hikes of 5+ miles or more, and covering ground at 3-4 miles per hour or faster. http://www.meetup.com/Cook-and-DuPage-County-Trail-Blazers/ http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoHOS/ http://www.meetup.com/hiking-405/

  • Italian Dinner - Tony Spavone’s Ristorante - Bloomingdale

    Tony Spavone's Ristorante

    Let's Meetup for an Italian Dinner. Tony Spavone's Ristorante is located at 266 West Lake St., Bloomingdale. The restaurant is a free-standing building on the south side of Lake Street, east of Springfield Dr., about 1.2 miles west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd. Depending upon the number of early sign-ups, we may be in the Banquet Room if available. Otherwise we will be in the main dining room. Look for Ken at a table with a Meetup sign. Spavone’s website is http://www.tonyspavonesrestaurant.com . Its rating on Yelp is 4 stars. Separate checks are available.

  • Rosie & The Rivets - Lessons & Dance Party - Downers Sand Club

    Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill

    Dance to the music of Rosie & The Rivets . (https://www.rosieandtherivets.com/) . Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950's and early 1960's along with some current music with a retro twist . Beginner Lesson at 7:00pm - $5.00 . Intermediate Lesson at 7:45pm - $5.00 . Rosie & The Rivets - 8:30pm - $15.00 (Includes Beginner Lesson) . http://www.swingingatthesands.com/ The Downers Sand Club (http://downerssandclub.com/), 1211 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove. DSC is located on the south side of Butterfield Road, behind the Olive Garden restaurant. The 3,500 sq. ft. dance floor is toward the back of the club to your left. Downers Sand Club is an all-ages Sports Bar & Grill featuring indoor sand volleyball, other amusements and several weekly dance nights. Food and drink available.