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West Suburban Gay Association

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Our Monthly “Let’s Get Physical” Wallyball Event

201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

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 7:00 PM. 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 the e-mail address in your newsletter to reserve your spot today!  Two hours of court time costs $24; only $3.00 apiece split eight ways.  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. 

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Our Monthly “Let’s Get Physical” Wallyball Event

201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

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 7:00 PM. 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 the e-mail address in your newsletter to reserve your spot today!  Two hours of court time costs $24; only $3.00 apiece split eight ways.  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. 

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Our Monthly “Let’s Get Physical” Wallyball Event

201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook

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 7:00 PM. 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 the e-mail address in your newsletter to reserve your spot today!  Two hours of court time costs $24; only $3.00 apiece split eight ways.  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, July 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Pool Party at Joe’s in Downers Grove

Quiet breezes refresh the summer night as you sip your cocktail gazing out over the softly lit pool. Friends are swimming and having fun in the water and you think: what could be better than this?  Join us for the WSGA annual Pool Party, hosted by member Joe V. Enjoy the fun at one of our most popular events.

The WSGA bar will be open to quench your thirst and at least one hunky pool guy serving drinks  to make sure no one is thirsty. Bring your friends and a delicious dish to share. Don’t forget to bring your tasteful swim suit and favorite beach towel because nudity is a no-no at this event. You may also want to bring your own lawn chair so you’ll have guaranteed seat poolside. Treat yourself to an evening vacation without the hassle! Members admitted free; Meetup friends and other guests are $5 at the door. Become a member, skip the $5 at the door and instantly get your drinks for 50% off. 

 

The address and directions to the party will be provided in the newsletter.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Dinner at Uncle Julio’s

1831 Abriter Court, Naperville (331) 444-1300

Uncle Julio’s is committed to providing made from scratch Mexican food. The restaurant offers a unique and authentic experience built around original recipes that demand the freshest, hand-picked ingredients.  The combination of Mexican cooking expertise with fresh, locally grown ingredients created a new style of fare that is far from what you find elsewhere as “Tex-Mex.” Fresh ingredients are the foundation of the made from scratch food that is found every day at Uncle Julio’s.  Whether it be grilled fajitas, sizzling shrimp brochettes, roasted vegetables, spicy salsa, marinated beef skirt steak or uniquely grilled salmon… great tastes are paired with unparalleled customer service and a welcoming atmosphere.  Margaritas, created from your choice of more than 15 different tequilas, await your first sip. Try the “The Swirl”, the original frozen collision of margarita layered with home-made sangria.  Dinner entrees range from $12 to $23.  For more information, go to https://www.unclejulios.com/locations/naperville/

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Dinner at Bahama Breeze

406 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg ( 847) 884-7060

One of the nation's leading Caribbean-inspired restaurants, Bahama Breeze has a tropical atmosphere, high ceilings, rich woods and palm tree decor. Its relaxing Island getaway with innovative foods and exotic drinks are freshly concocted and made to order. You can expect bold and spicy flavors with each meal presented in a way that is as eye-catching as it is appetizing. With more than 50 labels of beer by the bottle, island-style drinks with plenty of fresh squeezed juice, you will be sure to slake your thirst. The Bahamarita, Bahama's signature frozen margarita, is a must. Whenever you are in the mood for good island food that is reasonably priced with quality service, this is just the place. For more information, go to http://www.bahamabreeze.com

Friday, August 18 - Sunday August 20, 2017

WSGA Weekend at Camp Buckwood

8670 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, IN., 46160  (812) 597-2450

Located in beautiful Brown County, Indiana, Camp Buckwood is an exclusively gay male campground and resort.  They offer tent camping, RV spaces, high end cabins, and beautiful rooms in their Bed and Breakfast, a HUGE hot tube, swimming pool, volleyball courts, party deck, pond, walking trails and a couple very special “recreational” areas.  August 19 – 21 is OFFICIALLY WEST SUBURBAN GAY ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO) & INDIANA FALCONS (INDIANAPOLIS) LEATHER RUN WEEKEND! Camp Buckwood has become a tradition with WSGA: an adventure to be enjoyed by all. Just ask a few of your WSGA friends that have been at Camp Buckwood over the years, and they will fill you in on all the scandalous details! This is fun in the sun, the shade and about everywhere else! Who will be Mr. Camp Buckwood Leather this year? You’ll know cause you’ll be there for the contest Saturday night!!!  Bring your leather, kink, or just yourself to a fun weekend in the woods!  Reservations required. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CampBuckwood

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Really Big, Really Festive  LGBTQ Picnic of the Summer!

Busse Woods Forest Preserve Grove 31, Schaumburg

WSGA is proud to sponsor THE LGBTQ Picnic of the Summer at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Schaumburg. Come and party with various LGBTQ Meetup groups and other associations including the Lincoln Park Lagooners, Asians & Friends, CAAN, Bungalo, Rainbow Brunch, Oak Park Gay and Lesbian Association, Chi-Town Squares and the Fairy Gardeners! Meet new friends! Renew old acquaintances! 

Bring some food to share, some drink, a guest or two or three or more, lawn chairs, chaise loungers, yard games, water balloons, friendly dogs and just have fun! Grills will be available.  Alcohol is permitted, but glass containers are prohibited in the Forest Preserve.

 

Directions: Busse Woods is conveniently located at the junction of I-90 and I-290 in Schaumburg. Exit I-290 at Higgins Road going east. Take the FIRST LEFT entrance into Busse Woods (entrance sign says “Busse Forest West”). The LGBTQ Picnic of the summer is at Grove Shelter 31 along a beautiful pond. We’ll see you there!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Masquerade Party

At Jimmy, Carl and Omar’s

Please join in the revelry at the WSGA Masquerade Party! Booze, dancing, feathers, beads and masks. What more do we need to have a blast? Masks are required and beads can be earned by…….The WSGA bar will be available to keep you socially lubricated. WSGA dues-paying members admitted free. Guests, including our Meetup and other friends, are very welcome. Only $5 at the door. Become a member, skip the $5 at the door and instantly get your drinks for 50% off.  See your newsletter for address and directions!

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Dinner at Houlihan’s

321 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton (630) 690-5550

Join us at Houlihan’s for dinner. Houlihan’s in Wheaton is located in Rice Lake Square and is your place to wine and dine in Chicagoland. Whether you’re looking for a great meal for dinner, or just a place to unwind with the best happy hour, the Houlihan’s restaurant in Wheaton provides a great dining experience. For more information, go to http://www.houlihans.com/my-houlihans/wheaton/

Sunday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fall Nature Walk and BBQ

Rosedale Road north of Lake Street in Bloomingdale

Join your WSGA friends for a fall nature walk in the 252-acre Meacham Grove Forest Preserve in Bloomingdale.  The preserve includes woodland groves, meadows, a fishing lake, wetlands and the meandering Spring Brook Creek. The groves of stately oaks and maples are home to a host of wildflowers. The wetlands support a variety of wildlife. Hikers can explore miles of trails, featuring beautiful woodlands. A small lake provides an excellent opportunity to observe egrets and great blue herons. Afterward, Chuck invites all nature walkers back to his home for brats and hamburgers on the grill. Soft drinks will be provided; feel free to BYOB.

 

Directions: Exit I-355 at Lake Street going west. Continue west about four miles. Turn right on Rosedale Road, which is the first stoplight west of Bloomingdale Road. Meet at the Forest Preserve trail head on your right about 1/4 mile from Lake St. Parking is across the street from the trail head.