May Event: Book Club and Arcade

This month, at 2 pm on Saturday May 18th, we’ll be meeting at Lencho Rubio’s place in North Riverside for Book Club before heading out to the Galloping Ghost arcade! We’ll also be ordering pizza for late lunch/ early dinner. Anyone who needs Lencho’s address please PM him on Facebook, or post in the event found here. 

We will be reading Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray.

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If you would like in on pizza, We’d say figure $5 a head and RSVP with Lencho so that we know how much/what to order.

We will be heading over to Galloping Ghost around 5 pm. So if you can’t join us for the book club, join us at the arcade!

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Pro Tip: We STRONGLY advise seeing Avengers: Endgame before attending. It’s not at all likely that this many geeks can stay spoiler free in an enclosed space.

May the 4th Around Town

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Saturday is May the Fourth! Chicago Force isn’t doing anything specific this year, so we are not endorsing any of these events, but we wanted to share what we found with you! So here’s some info on what to do around Chicagoland!


Shopping Around Town:

Stores will be offering limited amounts of Star Wars goodies, usually with a purchase.

2019-05-03_17-00-06May 4th is also Free Comic Book Day! IDW and Marvel are each offering a Star Wars comic as part of Free Comic Book Day. Check out which comic shops are participating here.

Disney Stores will be offering a Phantom Menace Lithograph to the first 50 customers, including the Disney outlets.

Hallmark stores are offering a Star Wars button set with a $15 Star Wars purchase.

Lego stores will offer a print ($35 purchase) and a Hoth set ($75 purchase)


Family Events:

Of course there are tons of things to do with the younglings on May the Fourth, here are some of them.

Many Libraries are having events:

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The Chicago White Sox will be having a Star Wars Night with an R2D2 bobblehead giveaway for the first 15,000 fans.

The DuPage County Symphony will be playing highlights from John Williams in a family-friendly concert.

Eagle Bowling Lanes will be having Star Wars Cosmic Bowling to support the Blue Island Fire Museum.


Nightlife Events

Of course, we have to do something in the evening:

So whatever you do on Saturday, make sure to stay safe and have fun!

Life Day Party 2018!

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 indicate on Facebook 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 This is a great time every year so we can’t wait to see everyone. Contact Joshua on Facebook for his address!

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2018 Zoo Tree Trim

On Sunday, November 18th, we braved the cold to decorate our tree at Brookfield Zoo. Look below to find photos, but first let us present how we got our decorations. Or how I like to put it:TreeTrimTitle

 

 

 

Zoo Tree Trim 2018

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Join us for our annual trip to the zoo! Chicago Force will decorate a tree on Sunday, November 18th at noon!

Our tree is number 344, located on the North Mall, near the Carousel. 

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Roundhouse Report!

The Roundhouse in Aurora is a historic building that was originally used by the railroad to build trains. It fell into disuse, until Chicago Bear Walter Payton bought it and made it into the Roundhouse restaurant. It is now owned by Two Brothers Brewery and operates as both a distillery and a restaurant.

Now that we’ve seen the building, time for the tour: