Archive for the ‘Outings’ Category

Grant Park Music Festival: The Music of John Williams

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed the music of John Williams at the Grant Park Music Festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It was a beautiful night.

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Here’s the program:

  • Superman March from Superman
  • Main Title from Star Wars
  • Flight to Neverland from Hook
  • Theme from Jurassic Park
  • Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Excerpts from The Cowboys
  • The Imperial March from Star Wars
  • Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: Episode I
  • Yoda’s Theme from The Empire Strikes Back
  • Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
  • March from 1941
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

And the encore was Excerpts from E.T.

Here’s some photos:

And to cap the night off, the fireworks from Navy Pier could be seen:

Joliet SWD 2017 Report

Friday, June 9th, 2017

This year’s Joliet Library Star Wars Day was bigger than ever. This time, the Rialto was added to the locations you could visit. Each location had different groups to visit.

First up, the Rialto. The R2 Builders Club and the Mandalorian Mercs made this their home.

 

Next Up, the Library. The 501st were based here. The main area was upstairs, with a Cantina, radio broadcast and Artist Alley.

 

Last Up, the Historical Museum. This is the hidden Rebel base. The Rebel Legion had set up their own Endor Bunker here. All three floors of the museum had fun stuff to do, including a scavenger hunt.

 

All in all, a very fun day! Looking forward to next year!

Joliet Star Wars Day 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Chicago Force will be going to the Joliet Star Wars Day 2017 on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 a.m. Check it out on Facebook for all the event details!

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Rogue One Discussion

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

It was a Hoth-like Sunday. But a few of us made it past the first marker and saw and talked about Rogue One.

As is now a tradition, we came up with our favorite lines from the movie:

Anything K-2SO said.

I am one with the Force. The Force is with me.”

Are you kidding me? I’m BLIND”

Rebellions are built on hope.”

“Are we blind?”

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Discussion Team Go!

Rogue One Discussion

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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You’ve seen the movie, now it’s time to hash it out with you fellow Star Wars fans!
We will also be seeing the movie at Village Crossing, 12:30 showing. beforehand but you don’t have to see it with us to join the discussion!

Tree Trim 2016!

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Winter arrived the weekend of the Tree Trim, but that didn’t stop Chicago Force. We came, we trimmed, we ran to Tropic World as soon as possible to warm up. Check it all out!

And here’s Tropic World:

Brookfield Zoo Tree Trim 2016: Updated!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Join us to complete the trilogy! For the third time, we will set out to trim a tree in Star Wars ways! November 19th, 11 am. Brookfield Zoo!

Our group’s tree number is 190, located between Roosevelt Fountain and BZ Red Hots.
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Kane County Cougars 2016 Recap

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

It was a beautiful night for a ball game! The Kane County Cougars took on the Peoria Chiefs. The Cougars won it in the ninth and then the Star Wars fireworks started. A great game, and a great night.

Kane County Cougars Star Wars Night 2016

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Join us on Saturday, September 3rd for a trip to the ballpark!  The Kane County Cougars will be hosting a Star Wars night and Chicago Force will be there.  Please purchase tickets for the lawn seats and we will meet along the first base line.  There will even be a Star Wars themed fireworks display! It’s always a great time, we hope to see you there.

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Joliet Public Library SWD 7

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

It started out a little wet, but a great time was had at the Joliet Public Library Star Wars #7!