• Let's Volunteer at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Calling all volunteers to go to our favorite place to help our hungry neighbors. No one should go hungry when we have so much food to share right? "Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 network partners serving more than 71,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 50 million meals last year to those in need. Our vision is for no one to be hungry in northern Illinois." Here is their website for more information: http://solvehungertoday.org/ These shifts are three hours long and require pushing, pulling, lifting, walking, bending, etc. If these activities are not recommended by your doctor then this event would not be for you. See you there.

  • Let’s Celebrate Easter with the Second Hand Soul Band at Kis Steakhouse

    Ki's Steak & Seafood Restaurant

    Second Hand Soul Band does it all with 2 great vocalists. Lyle does a great James Brown medley with dance moves and all. Kathy does Aretha, Chaka Kahn, Patti Labelle, and the band plays lots of motown, earth, wind and fire, soul music, Ojays and much more. Some songs require audience participation. Kis steakhouse is a well established restaurant for years. great food, friendly staff, no cover, parking lot or valet, and nice lounge. Band starts at 8:30 pm but can can come earlier for dinner. Please specify dinner with your RSVPs and you can also eat in the lounge area where the band plays This is a multimeetup event. Let’s celebrate before your Easter Brunch or Passover Dinner with friends and a wonderful band! Hippity Hop over to Kis!

  • Monday Evening Hike-5:30PM

    Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

    The warmer weather is here so let's enjoy everything that Herrick Lake Forest Preserves has to offer by going for a hike on the nature trail. This event is run with several other Meetup groups so what a great way to get our fitness on... right? If this is your first event with IGC or your first time with the hiking group, look for Art the event host and he will introduce you around. "After the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier, the land that is now Herrick Lake Forest Preserve grew into prairies with scattered woodlands. For thousands of years, different groups of indigenous people passed through the area, some to hunt and move on, others to settle for varied periods of time. The last of these groups to call this land home was the Potawatomi, who had settled in the area by the late 1600s. Their well-traveled trails served as the basis for Butterfield and Warrenville roads". Meet at Herrick Lake west lot... the entrance is off Herrick Rd. about two blocks south of Rt. 56 (Butterfield Rd.). NOT THE MAIN LOT OFF OF Rt. 56 (Butterfield Rd.). We will be meeting at the south end of the lake and on the map you will see the entrance is on Herrick Rd. which is the west boundary of the woods. ON THE FOLLOWING MAP LINK THERE IS A SMALL "P" INDICATING THE WEST LOT ON THE LOWER PART OF THE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8285003,-88.145559,765m/data=!3m1!1e3 This event will occur every Monday however in the event of severe weather or trails not being suitable for hiking this event will be canceled so please check the calendar before event for updates. See you there!

  • Lunch @ Muldoon's and Lynfred Winery after!!!

    Muldoon's

    Let's go for lunch 1st, at Muldoon's and right next door is Lynfred Winery! Muldoon's https://muldoonswheaton.com/#about Visiting a bar or restaurant that feels like home every time never gets old. And when it comes with friends or family, a great meal, and perhaps even some live music, well then, you’re really on to something. Established in 2002, Muldoon’s is just this kind of place, where the comforts of comfortable dining are always the order of the day. For the past fifteen years we’ve been your neighborhood Irish bar and restaurant, wonderfully quaint and relaxing, with pub fare classics and friendly service that never disappoint. When you come to Muldoon’s, you’re a part of the family, and we regularly love our regulars. It's just what we do. Our customers are the reason we do what we do, so we aim to always give our best. When you step through our doors, let your shoulders fall, your smile widen, your thirst be quenched and appetite appeased. Lynfred Lynfred’s General Manager and Director of Winemaking, Andres Basso applies his highly honed skills and extensive winemaking knowledge to one of the world’s most enjoyable crafts and is delighted to be able to share the fruits of his and his winemaking crew’s efforts with each person who passes through Lynfred’s doors or becomes the proud recipient of a bottle of Lynfred wine. Andres, born and raised in Chile, pursues the creation of premier wines in a wide variety of styles with fruits from the best producers in the United States, including California, Washington, Michigan and Illinois among others. To Lynfred, Andres brought experience gained in Chile with well-known companies Santa Rita and Concha y Toro following his graduation from the Universidad de Chile, followed by stints in Napa Valley (CA) at Merryvale and Columbia Valley (WA) at Gordon Brothers, as well as with Tarara Winery in northern Virginia. These experiences have provided him with a rich hands-on background and have blended with his gifted talent for tasting and sensory perception to form his personal signature in winemaking. Ultimately, the best fruit, cared for under the best conditions in the cellar tranforms into a supreme delight when processed, aged and blended in his signature style and is unique to the Midwest. No other winery in the region can boast the variety of wines made in-house that Lynfred offers under Andres’ tutelage. At Lynfred, Andres can be close to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and yet source fruits from all over the United States and then in the cellar in the Village of Roselle, Illinois, he and his skilled winemaking staff create magic.

  • Midnight at the Masquerade-Murder Mystery Dinner

    Millhurst Charhouse

    https://murdermysterydinnerchicago.com/public-shows/oakbrook-terrace-millhurst_charhouse.php $[masked]n groupon $60.00- We need to buy tickets soon, they sell out quickly. Hopefully we can all sit together. Please let me know when you can buy your ticket!!! I bought my ticket Ask to be under my reservation- Laura Austria Midnight at the Masquerade The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party! Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder. First Course: A Crisp House Salad Main Course: Lemon Chicken — Default option Broiled Tilapia Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce Ⓥ Third Course: Chocolate Cake Drinks and gratuity are not included in the price of admission. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the show. Live-action murder mystery parties are Chicago's most unique and engaging way to entertain for privately hosted events. The Murder Mystery Company is Chicago’s expert in Mystery Entertainment. As the Windy City's most popular mystery dinner party company, we are guaranteed to provide the perfect event for you. Whether you are looking for a night on the town or a private party, we have an unforgettable experience waiting for you.

  • Portuguese Night at Porto's Peri Peri

    Porto's Peri Peri Villa Park

    Note: Location is VILLA PARK (restaurant has multiple locations). No alcohol served or permitted. Let's see if the food is as good as its write ups! Website http://www.portos-periperi.com/villa-park/

  • Open Mosque Day

    Islamic Center of Naperville

    Start time subject to change The Naperville Islamic Center is holding an "open mosque day" where you can tour the facility, see what they do, get free food, etc.

  • Monday Evening Hike-5:30PM

    Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

    The warmer weather is here so let's enjoy everything that Herrick Lake Forest Preserves has to offer by going for a hike on the nature trail. This event is run with several other Meetup groups so what a great way to get our fitness on... right? If this is your first event with IGC or your first time with the hiking group, look for Art the event host and he will introduce you around. "After the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier, the land that is now Herrick Lake Forest Preserve grew into prairies with scattered woodlands. For thousands of years, different groups of indigenous people passed through the area, some to hunt and move on, others to settle for varied periods of time. The last of these groups to call this land home was the Potawatomi, who had settled in the area by the late 1600s. Their well-traveled trails served as the basis for Butterfield and Warrenville roads". Meet at Herrick Lake west lot... the entrance is off Herrick Rd. about two blocks south of Rt. 56 (Butterfield Rd.). NOT THE MAIN LOT OFF OF Rt. 56 (Butterfield Rd.). We will be meeting at the south end of the lake and on the map you will see the entrance is on Herrick Rd. which is the west boundary of the woods. ON THE FOLLOWING MAP LINK THERE IS A SMALL "P" INDICATING THE WEST LOT ON THE LOWER PART OF THE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8285003,-88.145559,765m/data=!3m1!1e3 This event will occur every Monday however in the event of severe weather or trails not being suitable for hiking this event will be canceled so please check the calendar before event for updates. See you there!

  • Dinner at Harners

    Harner's Bakery

    We love Harners. They have a fantastic menu with a salad bar and of course the bakery. You won't be able to walk past it without smelling something wonderful to take home! Here is the link for their menu: http://www.harnersbakery.com/sites/584ae3923fa7ddf98500b571/pages/584ae4063fa7ddf98500b580/files/Menu_2017.pdf?1487950496 If the weather is nice it is lovely to walk around the area too maybe to work off some calories from the bakery? See you there!

  • K1 Speed - Indoor Go Kart Racing

    K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

    https://www.k1speed.com/addison-location.html Let's have some fun racing!!! I challenge you!!! Only $30.00 per person - for a night of speed and excitement!! Stay for some spirits in the bar after we race!!!!!!!! Mini Grand Prix 1 Races (16 laps) $30.00 14 LAP QUALIFYING RACE 16 LAP FINAL RACE Two challenging tracks Adult and Junior electric karts Paddock Lounge restaurant CyberSport Court Nightclub-style lighting Stay for some spirits in the bar after we race!!!!!!!!