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The Kane County Group

Creating a community for GLBTQ adults in the far west suburbs of Chicago

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Things to Do!

There is a Calendar page elsewhere on the site for the regular and special events that The Kane County Group  will do together.  In THIS space members may list other things to do around the area, things that didn't make it to the Calendar as one of "our events," even though some of ours come from outside the group.   These could be events sponsored by other groups, fest and festivals, shows and concerts, and just exist as "things to do."   There is also space to post requests for others to join you, whether it's just for lunch in an hour, or in buying tickets to an event in the future, who knows maybe even travel buddies.  It is what you make it. 

LIMITED members and GUESTS may not post, all others are encouraged to do so.

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Fests and Festivals


Listing some of the larger scale celebrations by and for parts or all of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning and Friendly community. Links included where they are known.
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over a year ago
by Mickeydid
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Other - Miscellaneous-Uncategorized


What is it? Not a fest or festival, nor is it performance, in the way we think of music or stage plays. But all the same, good clean (?) fun.
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over a year ago
by NMiracle
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Faith Based Happenings


For years the Faith Community has tended to reject GLBT persons, but in recent years some denominations and individual congregations have begun to "see the light," and opened their doors and their hearts to their LBGT brothers and sisters. It is good tha
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over a year ago
by Mickeydid

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Concerts - Music


Do you like live music? Whether the hottest pop star, a retro group, opera or the symphony, there might be something here for you.
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over a year ago
by Jeff

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Fests and Festivals - General


These are Chicago area events for the whole family!
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over a year ago
by Scott
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Mainstream Miscellaneous


Not a concert or a fest, and not strictly LGBTQ, still, might be fun.
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over a year ago
by Brad

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Let's go out to eat!


A place to post your near-term (today, tomorrow, the next) desire for a dinner (lunch/breakfast/drinks) companion or two. NOT a solicitation for dates, just a "dutch treat" kind of evening (morning/afternoon/late night) out!
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over a year ago
by Brad

End of Summer Luau/Picnic Sunday, September 10

Each September we gather to cookout and celebrate the end of the summer season.  The event is a potluck-style picnic, with Hawiaan Luau themed decorations, and you are encouraged to wear your tropic print shirts, and other garb if you have them, but whatever your wardrobe, you are welcome. Any ALL are welcome.  You need not to have signed up for our mailing list or attended any previous event, you are welcome here.

Please bring something to share.  It can be a salad, appetizer, snack, desert, side dish or whatever.  It helps if you bring serving spoons or whatever your dish requires.   You should also bring your own water or soft drinks. (Alcohol is strictly forbidden in this forest preserve).  If you bring 2 litre bottles of pop, we will assume they are for sharing, unless you clearly label otherwise.

This event was taken over by Denise and Elaine several years ago.  Denise passed away this year, and Elaine is carrying on for at least one more time.  She will providing a charcoal fire IF YOU CHOOSE to bring something you'd like to grill for yourself.  She'll  also provide the decorations, papergoods, plastic dinnerware basic condiments and pay the fee to the forest preserve district.  There will be a cup or can available for you to pitch in a couple dollars to help, if you can.

The date again, is Sunday, September 4.  We will start around noon, (those helping to decorate and set up might arrive around 11 am).  The grill should be hot around 1 pm.  We typically start a casual clean up around 4:30, and depending on how many stay to help, we're gone by 6 PM

The location is the same as the last few years for the Luau:  Jon J Duerr Forest Preserve just south of South Elgin (and maybe 3-4 miles north of St. Charles) on Illinois Route 31, and fronts the west bank of the Mighty Fox River. For your GPS, the address is 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177

Once in the park, follow the entry drive towards the river, and when you pass the trolley station, look for a parking lot to your left.  Once parked, you'll see two picnic shelters, we have reserved the one furthest north (that's left as you face the river)

Friends, new members, people who might one day want to join our mailing list, etc. are welcome.  We do not have any activity for children, but if you bring your own amusement for them, you are welcome to bring your children.

Pets must be on leashes, no alcohol, caution about leaving the bike path for the woods or small trails in the woods, this is the season for poison ivy, poison oak.  

There is a bike path that goes farther north or south than you are likely to want to ride and still get some food, and the Trolley Museum in South Elgin is likely to be offering ($) rides on the short track to the museum and back.




Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 26 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 28 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, Nov 9 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 23 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM