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West Suburban Gay Association

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Our Monthly “Let’s Get Physical” Wallyball Event

Bolingbrook Park District Annerino Community Center

201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook (630) 739-0272

It's time get the gym bag out and pack it for a night of jocular fun!  Join WSGA for a game of Wallyball!  We meet the fourth Friday of each month at 7:00pm. as long as we have enough players. Wallyball is volleyball played in a Racquetball court and it is outrageously fun and a great workout.  The usual volleyball moves (whether executed well or not) are the basis of the game.  But in Wallyball the ball can be played off the walls, the ceiling and of course off your hands, head and even your butt, if need be. 

 

Only eight players are needed for a game (four per side).  Since we must have a minimum of eight players (up to twelve), this is an RSVP event.  Contact Jeff at penguinesk@comcast.net to reserve your spot today!  Two hours of court time and the cost per person is under $5.  All you need to do is show up with your gym clothes and have fun!  Afterwards we’ll head out to a local watering hole to replace the toxins lost due to all the physical activity.  E-mail Jeff today!

Directions:  The Bolingbrook Park District is located roughly at the intersection of I-355 and I-55 at the Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook 60440.  Take I-355 to I-55 and go south on I-55 to the first exit, IL Route 53.  At the exit stoplight, make a right onto IL Route 53, then immediately make another right onto the I-55 North Frontage Road.  The third street on your left is Recreation Drive.  The Bolingbrook Park District is one block north. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Cinco de Mayo Wine Tasting Party at Rick's in LaGrange Park!

Call to all Wine Lovers!!!!  Chardonnay, Cabernet, Riesling, Moscato, Pinot, Rose, Champagne. These are not drag queens, but the names of some of our best friends.  Rick is hosting our Wine Party.  Bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share.  If you are not a Wine Lover, you are welcome too! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 8:30 PM (Host: Rob)

“Dining with the Divas” Dinner Drag Show

 Dinner starts at 8:30pm followed by the Drag Show at 9:30pm

Hamburger Mary’s

155 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL. 60302  (708) 445-0272

Hamburger Mary’s Show Lounge is the new home for FABULOUS in Oak Park… with weekly drag shows, charity “HamBingo!” and MaryOke-Karaoke.  Hamburger Mary’s also features a full menu of tasty appetizers, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, delicious desserts, and beverages including Oak Park Brewing beers.  It’s all served up with a side of sass! Join your WSGA friends for a fabulously sassy dinner and drag show.   There is a $2.50 “show fee” which will be added to your check, and a $10 minimum purchase (food and/or beverages) per person. They gotta pay the Divas, darling! 

 

This is a RSVP event.  Send your RSVP to ericvc@sbcglobal.net by May 24, 2016.  Your RSVP must include your name(s), best phone number to reach you and the number in your party.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:00 PM (Hosts: Manny and Eric)

Midsommarfest in Andersonville!

SoFo Tap - 4923 N. Clark St. Chicago, Il. 60640

Midsommarfest is the annual street festival along Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passersby, local shops and restaurants welcome the warm season with specials and sales, and dance troupes, DJs, and longtime favorite bands keep the party going.  $10 donation at the gates. Meet us at SoFo Tap at 2:00 PM to get the party started! 

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM (Hosts: Manny and Eric)

2018 Inaugural Aurora Pride Parade!

Look for WSGA by the SciTech Hands On Museum

18 W. Benton Street, Aurora

Join WSGA as it supports Indivisible Aurora for making the first ever Gay Pride Parade in Aurora a reality! "Today, we kick that closet door wide open in Aurora," said Chuck Adams, Indivisible Aurora director.  And WSGA will be kicking it wide open too! “Today we made history in Aurora," Aurora Mayor Richard Irving said. "… I look forward to the Pride Parade in Aurora."  Look for WSGA on the sidewalk near the SciTech Hands On Museum. The parade kicks-off at Noon.  For more info, go to the Aurora 2018 Pride Parade Facebook page or the parade web site at https://www.aurorapride.org

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Our Monthly “Let’s Get Physical” Wallyball Event

Bolingbrook Park District Annerino Community Center

201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook (630) 739-0272

It's time get the gym bag out and pack it for a night of jocular fun!  Join WSGA for a game of Wallyball!  We meet the fourth Friday of each month at 7:00pm. as long as we have enough players. Wallyball is volleyball played in a Racquetball court and it is outrageously fun and a great workout.  The usual volleyball moves (whether executed well or not) are the basis of the game.  But in Wallyball the ball can be played off the walls, the ceiling and of course off your hands, head and even your butt, if need be. 

 

Only eight players are needed for a game (four per side).  Since we must have a minimum of eight players (up to twelve), this is an RSVP event.  Contact Jeff at penguinesk@comcast.net to reserve your spot today!  Two hours of court time and the cost per person is under $5.  All you need to do is show up with your gym clothes and have fun!  Afterwards we’ll head out to a local watering hole to replace the toxins lost due to all the physical activity.  E-mail Jeff today!

Directions:  The Bolingbrook Park District is located roughly at the intersection of I-355 and I-55 at the Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook 60440.  Take I-355 to I-55 and go south on I-55 to the first exit, IL Route 53.  At the exit stoplight, make a right onto IL Route 53, then immediately make another right onto the I-55 North Frontage Road.  The third street on your left is Recreation Drive.  The Bolingbrook Park District is one block north. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018 (Hosts: Eric and Rob)

Chicago Pride Parade

WSGA Pride PARTY Bus departs 9:00 AM from the Glen Art Theatre

540 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

(We will stop at the Des Plaines Avenue CTA station in Forest Park at 9:45 AM if we have anyone who would like to be picked up there)

Back by popular demand, WSGA will once again be hiring a bus (think Priscilla Queen of the Desert) to handle all our transportation needs that day. Leave the parking and driving hassles to someone else. You are welcome to start your pride celebration early as food and drinks are allowed on the bus!! Champagne anyone? The bus will leave the Glen Art Theater at 9:00 AM SHARP. We will also stop at the Des Plaines Avenue CTA station in Forest Park at 9:45 AM to pick up friends that live closer to the city, but don't want to deal with the crowds on mass transit that day. We will plan to watch the parade somewhere along Belmont Avenue in Chicago. The bus will pick us up at 4 PM and drop us off back in Glen Ellyn. When we get back to Glen Ellyn, we will look for a place to have dinner. The cost for the bus is $40 per person round trip for WSGA dues-paying members and $50 per person for our Meetup and other friend. Well worth it when you consider the cost of gas, parking, etc.  Everyone who enjoyed the comfort of the bus last year raved about how easy and fun it was. Seats are limited, so sign up by texting to the telephone number listed in the newsletter!