Karaoke March 2015

March 28th, 2015
All's the worlds a karaoke stage

All’s the worlds a karaoke stage

Getting ready to sing Weird Al's The Saga Begins

Getting ready to sing Weird Al’s The Saga Begins

The lyrics aren't synced! The lyrics aren't synced! They came from behind! Aaarrrgh..... *explosion*

The lyrics aren’t synced! The lyrics aren’t synced! They came from behind! Aaarrrgh….. *explosion*

Now here's a great performance

Now here’s a great performance

Chris does his Samuel L. Jackson impression while Julie looks on in horror.

Chris does his Samuel L. Jackson impression while Julie looks on in horror.

Karaoke Night – March 2015

March 20th, 2015

karaoke1Join us as we sing the night away at Sidekicks!  Sidekicks is a cash-only bar, located at 4424 W Montrose Ave in Chicago. We will meet at 7pm.

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And before that, we will meet at the Barnes & Noble in Village Crossing to discuss Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne. We will meet there at a later than usual time of 4pm. Hope to see you at either or both!

 

CF Cooking for Ronald McDonald House

March 14th, 2015
Yum

Yum

Thom is not amused

Thom is not amused

Working on the Mac & Cheese

Working on the Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese helpers

Mac & Cheese helpers

Working on dessert

Working on dessert

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Prepping the ingredients

Prepping the ingredients

Whaaaaat?

Whaaaaat?

Main course, check

Main course, check

Salad, check

Salad, check

Sides and dessert, check

Sides and dessert, check

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House

Chicago Force and Ronald McDonald

Chicago Force and Ronald McDonald

Games of Thrones IMAX Viewing Report

February 1st, 2015

On Saturday, January 31st, Chicago Force went to the AMC Yorktown theatre to view the special showing of Game of Thrones. Yorktown has just completed a remodel, so super plush seats and personal trays were the order of the day. We saw two episodes of Game of Thrones, The Watchers on the Wall and The Children.

These two episodes were perfect for the IMAX screen and sound. The roar of dragons and the bellowing of giants was a great experience.

IMAX Games of Thrones Viewing and Bookclub

January 21st, 2015

On Saturday, January 31st Chicago Force is planning a fun filled day.

At 1pm, we will meet upstairs at the Barnes & Noble in Oakbrook Mall to discuss The Star Wars graphic novel and Marvel’s Star Wars #1.

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At 4pm, we will view the Games of Thrones IMAX at Yorktown’s AMC

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We will wrap up after at the Patio, right outside of Yorktown Mall.

Life Day 2014

December 7th, 2014
Mark helps Dan "fluff the beef"

Mark helps Dan “fluff the beef”

Smile

Smile

Prep time

Prep time

Mmmmm.

Mmmmm.

The Yummies appear

The Yummies appear

To Trade or Not to Trade, that is the question

To Trade or Not to Trade, that is the question

Another successful gift exchange

Another successful gift exchange

Dan enjoys his new stormtrooper while Maeve looks on

Dan enjoys his new stormtrooper while Maeve looks on

The toys are added to the toy drive pile.

The toys are added to the toy drive pile.

Tom prepares to raid Josh's collection

Tom prepares to raid Josh’s collection

Life Day Party 2014

November 25th, 2014

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It’s time for the annual Chicago Force Life Day party! Dinner will be pot-luck as usual so if you’re able to join us please visit our Facebook page and  indicate in the comments section below what you’ll be bringing. We’ll also be doing a gift exchange/swap as we do every year ($25 minimum). Kids are absolutely welcome and if there’s snow there will absolutely be sledding  For the address in Downers Grove please PM Joshua.

Book club will be taking place beforehand at our house at 4:30 and the book will be Tarkin!

Also, there is again a toy drive so please bring a toy to donate!

2014 Brookfield Zoo Tree Trim

November 23rd, 2014
We found our tree

We found our tree

Before

Before

Let your geek ornament hang

Let your geek ornament hang

Let the decorating commence!

Let the decorating commence!

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

How lovely are thy branches

How lovely are thy branches

How lovely are thy branches

How lovely are thy branches

The Rebel Legion visits

The Rebel Legion visits

Time out for a photo op

Time out for a photo op

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

How lovely are...

How lovely are…

...thy branches

…thy branches

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

We visit the Rebel Legion Tree

We visit the Rebel Legion Tree

2014 Brookfield Zoo Tree Trim Prep

November 22nd, 2014
Snacks and Crafts

Snacks and Crafts

The Liams Pitch In

The Liams Pitch In

Keep Cutting!

Keep Cutting!

The Supervisor Checks In

The Supervisor Checks In

Storytime

Storytime

Mark shows off the crafts while the Flash makes a brief apperance

Mark shows off the crafts while the Flash makes a brief apperance

Errant Venture Book Club

October 19th, 2014

Errant Venture, Chicago Force’s book club is meeting on Saturday, October 25th at 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble at Village Crossing to discuss X-Wing Iron Fist.  Please join us there.

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