Spring is HERE (we hope!). That means it’s time to renew your LSSC membership for another year of exciting trips, events, MeetUps and more. As always, members who renew by June 30
, 2016 can benefit from our “early renewal” savings. The standard Membership Fee for LSSC dues for 2016-2017 are $30, but if you renew by June 30th, you pay
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Meetup and Cleanup
Chicago River Day 2016
Organized by Friends of the Chicago River
Date: Saturday, May 14 from 9-12:00
SIGN - UP deadline: May 8
Where: MeetUp… Chicago Park, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago (just south of Irving Park)
Volunteer with fellow LakeShore Ski Club members to help beautify our Chicago River and Parks.
What to expect: volunteers should expect to work and get a bit dirty. This is an outdoor activity located in a variety of city parks, forest preserves, etc. along the banks of the Chicago River and its tributaries. Your morning will start out with a welcome from your site captain, signing of waivers (required), and T-shirt distribution. This will be followed by an overview of the day’s activities, safety talk, and distribution of supplies to volunteers. Volunteers will work along the river banks and help to remove litter, sort out recyclables and remove invasive species.
What to bring: wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. This activity will go on rain or shine. Bring water, sunscreen, and your favorite work gloves.
Registration is REQUIRED so we know who will be attending. And you’ll need to fill out 3 Release forms so we’ve attached them so you can print, fill out and bring with you to event to speed the process at the site. Don’t worry, if you forget, they will have forms at the event. (attachment 1
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Event Leader: Jan Carlson (who will provide coffee and pastry)
Sign up HERE. http://www.lssc.clubexpress.com/se16_ChicagoRiver
A FUN SOCIAL EVENING OF BOWLING AND PIZZA - Friday June 3, 2016
If you are a member and bring a friend under 50 who might want to join, you both bowl FREE!
Join us for an evening of bowling and pizza in the intimate setting of an old fashioned eight-lane bowling alley in Lakeview. Show off your bowling skills or test out your rusty bowling techniques! It doesn’t matter if you’re a skilled bowler or someone whose bowling days go back a few decades. Just come to have a good time and mingle with fellow club members. As a special incentive, we’re rewarding our loyal club members who bring a friend under age 50 that might want to join our Club -both member and friend bowl for FREE—hoping to encourage you to help us grow our club!
Not a bowler but just want to socialize? Then just pay your share of the pizza: $5. Drinks are extra for everyone.
When: Friday, June 3, 2016 from 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Timber Lanes
1851 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60613
Street parking is available. Irving Park brown line stop is nearby.
Cost: Bowling/Pizza: $20 members/guests (2 hours of bowling, pizza -includes shoe rentals).
Pizza only: $5
DRINKS ON YOUR OWN.
Event Leader: Susanna McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCE MEETUP- Friday, June 10, 2016
Navy Pier Beer Garden
Join us for a fun summer night of music and dancing under the stars. Morry Sochat and the Special 20's band are cookin' on all cylinders! They'll be playing a great mix of Chicago blues, swing and vintage rock and roll. Meet in the Beer Garden at the end of Navy Pier. Look for Ed Pedraza and Carole Phillips. We'll be up front, close to the band. Tall and small - both brunettes!!
Please still register on our website so we know you’re coming!
Time: 7:30 -11 PM (Music from 8:30-11pm)
Cost: Free to all!
Event Leaders: Carole Phillips email@example.com
Ed Pedraza firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC MEETUP –Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Backed by the Grant Park Orchestra, Storm Large of Pink Martini fame sings classics from the Great American Songbook, including “My Funny Valentine,” “Someone to Watch Over Me, ”“Miss Otis Regrets” and more. FREE
Where: Pritzker Pavilion-Millenium Park
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Event Leader: Peter and Judy Hughes
July 10, Sunday, 2 pm - Chinatown Guided Paddle
See the Chicago River’s south branch like you never have before by joining us on a one hour round trip guided but no narration paddle departing from the boathouse in Chinatown. We will be launching in Ping Tom Park at 18th street and paddle towards the city turning around at Wolf Point near Lake and Wacker. Join us as we water taxi to Chinatown or meet us at the Boathouse.
Registration Required by June 26th.
Where: Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. Chicago
When: July 10, 2016
Time: 2:00 -3:00 PM
Cost: Members: $45 per person. Friends: $48 per person Tandem or single available. No experience required Invite a friend!
Event Leader: Julie Hicks email@example.com
LSSC ANNUAL PICNIC – SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016
Join us at one of our biggest LSSC gatherings every year. You’ll be treated to a delicious catered buffet, some games, some music & dancing and lots of fun time socializing with old and new friends. This year we are adding an optional morning bike ride (more details to come)
- Bunker Hill Forest Preserve–Grove #1. Non-members welcome! BYOB (we’ll supply bottled water).
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Where: Bunker Hill Forest Preserve- Grove #1
Status: OPENS 5/1/16
Cost: $18 for members $21 non members
Registration Required By Saturday, August 06, 2016
Event Leader: Terry Crisitello firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 7, 2016– Paddle Board or Kayak at Montrose Beach
Meetup at the Montrose Beach House for a fun morning on our fabulous Lake Michigan. Choose either a kayak or paddle board experience. After
our water experience, we’ll meetup for lunch at the The Dock. Join in on the water fun or just come by and join us for lunch!
Where: Montrose Beach
4400 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago
When: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Cost: Members/friends: $20 per hour (Pay at the Beach House)
Event Leader: Rose Duchon email@example.com
Darrell Duchon Darrell@mistertrim.com
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
This Party is to Die For! Arrive at the mysterious mansion and receive a New Identity & Clues. Imagine being a part of the mystery while roaming the investigation during your event.
As you work to solve the case you will enjoy the cocktail hour and a delicious dinner, including dessert. You will have plenty of time to interrogate your fellow guests. (Oops, I mean mingle). To solve the case you will need to collect clues from as many witnesses and suspects as possible. Make sure to be alert since the suspects will be all around you and a murder can happen at any time!
If you really want to solve the case you’ll need a way to keep track of all your clues. Be sure to bring a pad of paper and something to write with. Unless you like to do that sort of thing with your smart phone.
Bring a friend! The more the merrier, we can combine clues and solve the case together. (LSSC membership not required)
Where: Geneva, IL (Exact location will be revealed when you buy tickets)
Cost: $75.00 with tax and gratuity
Call (773) 267-6400. Buy your own ticket, which is non-refundable. Ask to be placed with the “Lakeshore Group. Tickets sell out fast, buy them today! No tickets reserved.
Then ALSO register on our LSSC site so we know who to “search for” when we arrive! Member’s and Non-Member’s welcome.
Event Leader: Dani Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org