What we're about

• We are a women’s only group.
• Based in the SW Suburbs, but we wander everywhere!
• Members are 39 and up.
• We are single, retired, married, working, etc. (we really don’t care about “labels”).
• Each member brings their own unique sense of style to the group.
• Our backgrounds, views & interests may be different, but we have one thing in common-friendship & a love of adventure & new experiences.
• Check out our website & the variety of events we have planned.
• We invite you to try us - you’ll like us!!!
• SO---what are you waiting for???

Ladies Loving Life (LLL) basic policies & procedures

(we don’t have many rules but we do need some to keep the group running smoothly).

1. LLL needs a picture of you in your profile, not your pet, kids, car, etc. Everyone wants to be able to identify/meet you at events.
2. Make sure your phone/computer settings are set up to receive postings of new events & messages from organizers/members. Check the group’s website regularly.
3. Please make sure you read the ENTIRE description of an event, this includes RSVP deadline dates & payment dates. Like the event, just hit RSVP to respond yes.
4. If you still have a question on an event, please contact the Organizer through their Meetup profile. Just click on their picture & you will be able to send them an email.
5. If you RSVP yes & the event is full, you will be placed on a “wait list”. It is your responsibility to check the event to see if you have been moved up to the RSVP list from the wait list (members cancel for a variety of reasons, so your chances are good).
6. Out of courtesy & respect to our Organizers & our event venues, please do not RSVP to an event with the thought of “I’ll sign up & plan on going until something better comes along”. You can always check back later if your schedule permits & RSVP to an event.
7. LLL has the “3 strikes and you’re out rule”. If you RSVP to an event & do not show up, or are past the deadline for removing yourself from the RSVP list, we mark you as a “no-show”. Three “no-shows” & we unfortunately remove you as a member.
8. All of us at LLL want to build friendships & community, so if you have not attended an event within 3 months, we will regrettably have to remove you as a member, as we feel that your interests/schedule have probably changed.

Upcoming events (5)


When constructing a tall Chicago building, before you build up, you have to dig down. Some of the first problems pioneering Chicago architects had to deal with were the conditions uncovered when they dug into the city’s swampy, muddy soil. In addition to the physical foundations, this program discusses the many ways young builders of the early “Chicago School” had to innovate to create & invent the tall commercial building. We will uncover the amazing stories of buildings, old & new, & the giants of design & engineering who built them. Program presented by author Dave Clark. DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Program presented live on Zoom. Please email: [masked] (subject heading: Digging Deeper) to reserve a spot and receive information on how to access the presentation. for more info, go to: http://flossmoorlibrary.org, virtual events for more info on Dave Clark, go to: http://www.windycityroadwarrior.com/


Join Tommy Hensel (director of the Fine and Performing Arts Center) as he interviews Jim Peterik. Jim, an American musician, singer & songwriter, is best known as the founder of the band Survivor, as vocalist and songwriter of "Vehicle" by the Ides of March, & as co-writer of the anthem "Eye of the Tiger", the theme from the motion picture Rocky III. He is currently fronting the melodic rock band Pride of Lions, working on a smooth-jazz project Jim Peterik's Lifeforce, & has a regular series of yearly concert performances with an all-star cast as World Stage. He is also active as a producer & a mentor to young, developing talent. DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm **30 mins of interview followed by your questions **and who knows? You might even get a little bit of spontaneous performance, as well. It’s live, after all, so you never know what’s going to happen. **to attend this live stream, go to:https://www.facebook.com/MVCCFPAC **for more info in Jim Peterik, go to: http://jimpeterik.com/


Balagio Ristorante

There's always room for a story that can transport people to different places, sights and sounds! I will be telling a story this month about searching for my grandmother's grave. Join us for a night of storytelling hosted by Karen O'Donnell, the founder of Homewood Stories and a terrific storyteller herself. Homewood Stories has been going strong for over 6 years. ***Five storytellers; each story is true and personal to the storyteller. Suzy Dritz, one of the best storytellers I've heard, will be telling one of her fabulous stories! ***Storytelling begins at 7:30 and ends no later than 9:00 pm. DATE: Tuesday, July, 21, 2020 TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm LOCATION: Homewood Stories will be on ZOOM again. TO REGISTER, JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK OR PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER: https://bit.ly/31G6FXt Karen will email you the Zoom link. Links CANNOT be shared so please don't forward. COST: FREE, but I'm sure Karen would appreciate donations through PayPal, Venmo or Zelle at [masked]. And Balagios is available for take out dinners if you are so inclined. Last month's stories were great. Hope to see you this month too!

THE BOOK CAFÉ! Five Days Gone by Laura Cumming


“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” ― Joyce Carol Oates Calling all you literary lovers! Join us for our Sunday book club! Wendy is opening her home and yard for our meetings. During the summer, weather permitting, we will have our discussions in Wendy's back yard. People will be responsible for bringing their own refreshments. We will practice social distancing, but we will still have fun. We read fiction & non-fiction. Books are chosen by members. Share in some great discussion. It’s that simple! DATE: Sunday, July 26, 2020 TIME: 11 am – 1 pm LOCATION: 10910 South Harding Ave, Chicago BOOK SELECTION: Five Days Gone by Laura Cumming (non-fiction) SYNOPSIS: In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, & when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was found in perfect health & happiness. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, & her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately hid it from her, & she did not learn of it for half a century. This was not the only secret her parents kept from her. For many years, while raising her in draconian isolation & protectiveness, they also hid the fact that she’d been adopted, & that shortly after the kidnapping, her name was changed from Grace to Betty.

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