Archive for the ‘Outings’ Category

Peanuts and Cracker Jack: Baseball Outing

Friday, August 17th, 2018

It’s time to head out to the ballgame! Saturday, September 1st is Kane County Cougars Star Wars Night! Buy a lawn seat and meet us along the 1st base line to enjoy the Star Wars. Also these highlights:

Hey Jimmy is a party dance band. The band will play from 4:45-6:00 pm in the Acres Music Garden.

After the game, fans can run the bases.
And after, after the game, a fireworks show!
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Joliet Star Wars Day 2018

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

There’s a gathering of geeks, a herd of nerds, an awakening of the dark, and the light. You know, Joliet Library Star Wars Day!

This event keeps growing, along with the fun!

Joliet Star Wars Day 2018

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

It’s always a great time at Joliet Star Wars Day. This is there Ninth One, so be sure to join us in downtown Joliet.22281920_1757532904271019_2647623707062854482_n

Tree Trim 2017

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Another year, another trip to Brookfield Zoo to decorate a tree with homemade Star Wars ornaments.

First, the making of the baubles:

It was a sunny but chilly day on Sunday:

And we were ready to decorate:

Our two-part crew:

Of course, a trip to the carousel was in order:

And how can you go to the zoo without seeing the animals?

 

Brookfield Zoo Tree Trim 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Join us at Brookfield Zoo for our Annual Tree Trim!

Check out the details here.

 

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Galloping Ghost Arcade!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

It was a dark and stormy night. Really, O’Hare got four inches of rain and the southern suburbs got eight. But that didn’t stop us from meeting at Lencho’s house and continuing on to Galloping Ghost.

We watched the new trailer for The Last Jedi multiple times. Then threw up some Star Wars Blips, Thor and other fun videos as we chowed on pizza. Then we braved the rain to head to Galloping Ghost.

So quick game, spot a member of Chicago Force!

And of course, we all spent a little time in what I like to call the Star Wars corner:

All in all, despite the weather, it was a great time.

Kane County Cougars SW Night 2017

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Kane County Cougars Star Wars Night

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Meet us on the First Base Line Lawn to watch some Minor League ball and stay to enjoy the Star Wars Fireworks afterward.

When: Saturday, September 2nd

Where: Kane County Cougars Stadium

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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!