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Upcoming Piccadilly Events

Sat June 8, Blackwell Forest Bike Ride & BBQ  (NEW DATE)  10am/10:30am We will meet at 10am at the Murphy/Amlee home, just steps off the Prairie Path in Wheaton. Address to be shared later with those who sign up on Meetup. We will start biking at 10:30am. We’ll head west on the Prairie Path, loop through scenic St. James Farm, then through the mostly shaded Blackwell Forest.  Plan on 10-14 miles, depending on how hot it is.  After, backyard BBQ picnic in our yard.  We’ll provide pulled chicken, brats, coleslaw, wine, beer and water.  You bring side dishes or desserts.  If anyone can provide a bags game or other outdoor amusement, it will be appreciated.  Please sign up on Meetup.  Limited to the first 25 to sign up.   This event limited to paid-up PSC members only. - Eileen and Duane

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Sun June 23, First Annual Massa Golf Outing/BBQ, 12:30pm Come out to Oak Hills Golf Course in Palos Heights for a 9-hole Best Ball scramble!  This course is beautifully maintained, easy enough to be fun; and still challenging. Afterwards, we’ll have a BBQ on our deck overlooking the 4th hole. Paul  we will provide the main dish, beer and wine. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

 

Time:  Arrive at 12:30pm to get your clubs in  the cart and hit a few practice putts. Tee times to start at 1:00pm.

Cost:  $29 includes golf and cart

 

No need to have your foursomes, we will put groups together once we find out who signs up. If you are a non-golfer you can still join in the fun at our house after golf; starting at 3:30pm.

 

This is a prepay event. Details to be provided once you sign up. Limited to 24 golfers; party at our place limited to 30. Sign-ups via email to nmassa28@gmail.com  Please put “Golf Outing RSVP” in the subject line. See you on the links!   - Nancy & Paul Massa

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Tues June 25, “Generation” Band at Fishel Park  at 6pm/7pm   What a great way to enjoy the summer being outside, relaxing, and taking in the music with our friends. And, Fishel park does not disappoint, with a beautiful park and large outdoor bandshell .

 

“GENERATION” brings it All to the Stage! It's a "Rock Show" of Iconic, Popular Hits Not defined by Decades... but some of the best Groundbreaking Music of our Time!  Beatles to Stones...Bowie to Led Zeppelin...Aretha to Sly Stone... Songs sure to bring Smilin' Faces in the Crowd!

 

We’ll be there at 6pm to secure some spots, so come early and help us set up our location. The Piccadilly flag will mark the spot so keep your eye open for it. front of the park. We usually meet toward the On the south side, by the vendors adjacent to Grove Street just west of Main St. (behind Emmett’s).

 

The concert runs 7-8:30pm. Bring your own chair, blanket, food & beverage.   Alcoholic drinks, pizza and other food can also be purchased at the park.  Please RSVP on Meetup so we can keep an eye open for you. Fishel Park is at 1036 Grove St , Downers Grove, behind Emmett’s.  Any questions? Email Nancy G. at  dnjg2001@yahoo.com

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Sun June 30, Trip Signup Extravaganza at Miller’s Ale House in Lombard. Join us and sign up early for our ski trips! 

  • 12:30 pm 2024/2025 Membership Signups begin ($25 for current  members $30 new & returning members)
  • 1:00 Trip Signups begin
  • 3:30 Trip Signup Event ends

Details about the trips and sign-up process will be sent to “paid Piccadilly members” prior to the Signup Extravaganza.      Julian & Jackie

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Tues July 9, “Kaleidoscope Eyes” Band at Fishel Park at 6pm/7pm.  Come on out and enjoy summer the way it’s supposed to be, and enjoy the summer being outside, relaxing, and taking in the music with our friends. And, Fishel park does not disappoint, with a beautiful park and large outdoor bandshell. The band’s intent is to capture the feel, the sound and the vocal diversity of the Fab Four. They don’t dress in costumes or speak in accents; they simply play and share the special magic of the music of the Beatles as authentically as they can.

 

We’ll be there at 6pm to secure some spots, so come early and help us set up our location. The Piccadilly flag will mark the spot so keep your eye open for it. front of the park. We usually meet toward the on the south side, by the vendors adjacent to Grove Street just west of Main St. (behind Emmett’s).

 

The concert runs 7-8:30pm. Bring your own chair, blanket, food & beverage.   Alcoholic drinks, pizza and other food can also be purchased at the park.  Please RSVP on Meetup so we can keep an eye open for you. Fishel Park is at 1036 Grove St , Downers Grove, behind Emmett’s.  Any questions? Email Nancy G. at  dnjg2001@yahoo.com

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Thurs July 11, PSC General Meeting and Celebrate 247 Years Of American Independence With Trivia. 

Note: This is the only General Meeting for July and our meeting this month is a week later due to the 4th of July., Plan to join us for a meeting and some fun at 7 pm. Get a peak at our Trip Lineup for the 2024-2025 season. We’ll be at Miller’s Ale House located at 455 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, just across the street from Yorktown shopping center. We are in the private room, closest to Butterfield Rd (north side of building).

 

Trivia memories will be tested for American Independence information tidbits. Prizes for the winners of our contest will be awarded. Please show your Red, White, and Blue roots in whatever garb you have to show off! The best outfit will also get a prize.

 

 

Don’t miss this patriotic meeting as it will be your chance to celebrate our country with all our friends!! Please reply to the meeting notice on Meet-Up. Our club needs to provide an accurate head count at least one week before the meeting, so please reply before that.

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Sun July 14, Muddy Waters Tribute & Blues Jam (Taste of Westmont) 1pm-5pm, Join PSC at the Main Stage, located next to NEAT Kitchen + Bar at 246 N. Cass, Westmont. This afternoon honors the legendary Chicago blues man and Westmont village resident. The tribute includes blues men and women who regularly headline in area clubs, on recordings, and some have played with the late Mr. McKinley Morganfield himself. Join us to see and hear the blues in his hometown.

 

• 1:00PM - Muddy Waters Blues Jam 

• 4:00PM - Mike Wheeler Blues Band

 

The festival includes the Main Stage & Beer Tent, Food Vendors, Crafters, Carnival, South Stage & South Beer Tent and runs Thursday 5-9:30pm; Friday & Saturday noon to 10:30; Sunday noon -8pm. Hosted by Terry Turllek, email:   turlekt@gmail.com

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Sat July 20, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Kayak Adventure (VI), 10am ‘The Cardboard Regatta Tour’  Bill & Ted are back once again for another Excellent Kayak Adventure on the Fox River, Saturday July 20th. Join us for this special “Cardboard Regatta Tour” which will end at  Yorkville Bicentennial Riverfront Park where we can enjoy Crafts, Food & Beer Vendors, live music and  the viewing of the Cardboard Regatta Run through the Rapids.  Non-water going folks are welcome to join us at the festival at the end of the trip.   

 

This year’s Kayak Adventure will run from the Montgomery Dam to the Yorkville Dam. Expect a leisurely and scenic cruise down the Fox River. Don’t be surprised if you catch sight of Bald Eagles flying above. Be surprised if you encounter any rapids. The only whitewater on the river is the whitewater course just past our takeout point at Yorkville. Expect the adventure to last 4-5 hours. Meet at 10am at the Yorkville Dam at Bicentennial Riverfront Park in Yorkville (the trip endpoint). From there, we will coordinate shuttling everyone to the start point at Montgomery Dam. Plan to put in just below the Dam at South Broadway Park in Montgomery. Our lunch stop will be at Hudson Crossing Park in Oswego. Paddlers must supply their own food, water, and other beverages for the entire journey. Feel free to bring along any fun props or Kayak decorations (even miniature cardboard Kayak creations). Both porta-potties and potable water are available at the lunch stop. We will take out just above the Yorkville Dam at Bicentennial Riverfront Park, Yorkville. 

 

The Yak Shack has 15 Kayaks reserved for Piccadilly on that day. It will be first come, first serve for the kayak availability. There are also 20 canoes available for rent if a canoe is desired or if the Kayaks are sold out. 

 

To reserve your Kayak or Canoe, you must call the Yak Shack at (630) 479-8074 to make your reservation for Saturday July 20th and tell them you are with “Piccadilly Ski Club” to get the bargain rate of $35 for single person Kayaks  and/or $50 for two-person canoes. Each attending member will be responsible for reserving and paying for their own rental through the Yak Shack. The 15 Kayaks will be reserved for PSC until July 11th. After that date, unreserved kayaks will be opened up for public rental. As our trip will coincide with the Whitewater Festival, Kayaks will likely sell out if Piccadilly members have not reserved them. The rental will include Lifejackets, Paddles,  delivery and pickup of the Water Craft (we will be transporting the paddlers). Jeff at the Yak Shack will be able to tell you how many watercraft are still available when you call. 

 

Once you have reserved your Kayak, please sign up on Meetup, which will give others an idea of who is going. If you have your own watercraft, we encourage you to join our trip at no cost, though you will be responsible for coordinating the drop off and pick up of your own watercraft. If you plan to bring your own, please sign up on meetup and indicate: “Bringing my own Kayak or Canoe”.  The trip will go rain or shine, in the absence of lightning. Email ted@dupagemachine.com or bciciora@gmail.com for any additional information about this excellent adventure.

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Sat July 27, Lincoln Park Zoo Hike & Lunch   9:30am Explore two of Chicago’s special places this summer: the National Historic Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and the Lincoln Park Zoo.  We’ll start early on Saturday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the newly restored Lily Pool. If you haven’t seen the Lily Pool - you are in for a treat. Meet at the Fullerton gate to enter a hidden garden of unmatched beauty. Only bird songs and the sound of a gentle waterfall break the restful silence. The gently sloping pathway around the pool includes a few steps and wonderful seating areas to enjoy the scenery.  The Lily Pool pathway exits conveniently near the Lincoln Park Zoo’s east entrance where restrooms are available. It’s also close to the incredible lion pavilion, the world-famous gorilla pavilion, and more. The Zoo has its own hidden gardens and statuary to enjoy as well as amazing indoor and outdoor animal displays.

 

Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant within easy walking distance. Expect to spend about 4 hours and approximately 1.5 miles of walking - roundtrip to your cars.  Parking is super convenient. Take Lake Shore Drive north to the Fullerton exit. Go West on Fullerton about 1/4 mile and turn left on Cannon Drive to the Zoo parking. Prefer mass transit? Take Metra to Union Station where you can catch the 151 bus right to the Fullerton stop. RSVP on Meetup. Outing leaders Jerry and Kathy Maynard look forward to sharing these special places they’ve come to love since moving to Chicago. -  Jerry & Kathy

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Thurs Aug 1, PSC General Meeting  Note: We are back to two meetings a month starting in August, so plan to join us for a meeting and some fun at 7 pm. We’ll be at Miller’s Ale House located at 455 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, just across the street from Yorktown shopping center. We are in the private room, closest to Butterfield Rd (north side of building). Come early to pay your dues if you have not joined yet for the 2024/2025 season and also to order your food and drinks.   

 

Please reply to the meeting notice on Meet-Up. Our club needs to provide an accurate head count at least one week before the meeting, so please reply before that.

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 Sun Aug 4, DuPage River Greenway Bike and Lunch Come join us for a scenic ride along the DuPage River and beautiful Whalon Lake. We will arrive at 9.45 am at DuPage River Greenway parking lot and leave at 10 am promptly. The DuPage River Greenway Trail lot is off Royce Road, 1/2 block west of Route 53 (Lincoln Highway) before the small bridge, in Bolingbrook. The trail leads through some nice river scenes, trout ponds, bridges, and beautiful Whalon Lake on the way to Knoch Knolls Nature Center and the convergence of the rivers. If you ride the whole way, it will be around 13 miles and take roughly 1-3/4 hours. We’ll take a few breaks at scenic points along the way like the fen, and the convergence of the East and West Branches of the DuPage River. Bring your bike, helmet, some water, sunscreen, and maybe a snack.

 

After the ride, let’s have lunch and refreshments at Ashford’s Restaurant and Bar at Boughton Ridge Golf Course. Located just a little further south on Route 53 from Royce Road and about 1/2 mile east of Rte. 53 On Boughton Road on the south side. 

 

Note: Non-Bikers can also meet us for lunch, about 12 noon and skip the ride. 

 

Be sure to sign-up on Meet-up for headcount and also so you receive updates or changes online.

Also RSVP your choice in the COMMENTS SECTION (i.e.• Biking only • Biking & Lunch • Lunch only)  so we can let Ashbury’s know how many people we will have for lunch and also keep an eye open for you on the ride. Any questions? Email John:  jfosullivan56@att.net   See you on the trail  -  John O

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Sun Aug 11, PSC Annual Family Picnic Bemis Woods, Grove #5,

12 Noon until ?  Mark your calendars and please sign up on MeetUp so we can get an accurate headcount for the food & beverages. As always, PSC provides: the main dish, beverages, and fun!! You contribute - Last name ending in:

A – I =   bring a dessert

J – Q =   bring an appetizer

R – Z =  bring a side dish

 

Or, if you have a delicious favorite dish you like, bring that! Please bring lawn chairs & your own cup! Remember dogs must always be on a leash. No Glass allowed in the park.  It takes all of you to put on our annual picnic. 

Volunteers Needed! Contact John

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Thurs Aug 15, PSC General Meeting  Join us for a meeting and some fun at 7 pm at Miller’s Ale House located at 455 E. Butterfield Rd, Lombard, just across the street from Yorktown shopping center. We are in the private room, closest to Butterfield Rd (north side of building). Come early to pay your dues and sign up for trips if you didn't make it to the Picnic, and also to order your food and drinks before the meeting starts.   

 

Please reply to the meeting notice on Meet-Up. Our club needs to provide an accurate head count at least one week before the meeting, so please reply before that.

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Sat Aug 17, Dinner for 12 – and a Show!, Kamehachi,  Chicago  Join us at 5 pm for a “lucky” dinner at Kamehachi-Old Town on Saturday Aug 17th.  Kamehachi means “eight turtles” in Japanese and both the number 8 and turtles are symbols for good luck in Japan.  Kamehachi is Chicago’s first sushi restaurant, since 1967.  Don’t fret - they feature a full menu, not just sushi.  https://kamehachi.com/locations/chicago-old-town/  We will meet for dinner at 5:00 PM, enjoy great food and drink, and then head upstairs to experience BATSU!  https://batsulive.com/chicago/index.html

 

In Japan, there is a style of comedy known as batsu game, where comedians compete in challenges of all kinds with the losers receiving a punishment. BATSU! brings this comedy style to America, with comedians competing to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant egg-smashing chicken, and many more hilarious jaw-dropping punishments!  Four American comedy warriors face off in challenges to avoid painful, humiliating, and ridiculous punishments! The bravest audience members may also volunteer (upon signing a waiver) to participate in some of the challenges to win honor or suffer punishment. 

 

You can also purchase a BATSU! branded headband, or hachimaki, traditionally worn by warriors.  The world-famous Sake Ninja may be short on words, but for those who wear a hachimaki headband with honor, this sneaky assassin of sobriety will pour random cups of sake. This is NOT unlimited free sake, but the Sake Ninja will be sure to list throughout the night. The performers of BATSU! are members of the acclaimed comedy group Face Off Unlimited, dubbed “Really Funny!” by the New York Times, and also regularly appear on television, film, and stage. 

The dinner will be on your own, but we need to prepurchase the tickets to BATSU!  The cost is $43.20/person and the hachimaki can be purchased when we are there for $20 each.  BTW – the hachimaki are yours to keep, if (when) you come back for another show you can wear the one you bought, and the Sake Ninja will find you. To reserve your spot, Sign up on MeetUp, then email Julian Franklin at julianf@att.net for confirmation and payment.

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Fri Aug 23, Sunset Paddlewheel Riverboat Ride on the Fox (BYOB), 8/23,  6pm Sharp.  Come on out and join us for a sunset cruise on the Fox river. We will meet at Pottawatomie Park in St Charles at least 20 minutes prior to departure. The sunset will be happening as we cruise and enjoy wine, beer, or whatever beverage you like. Bring a snack, some refreshments for a comfortable ride. I will bring my famous Deviled Eggs to share. We can share some appetizers along with some camaraderie and  conversation. The ride will start at Pottawatomie Park, where we will embark on the Riverboat. The cruise will venture up and down the river and return after sunset. This should take about an hour and 15 minutes. After the cruise we can check out a local bar for some refreshments .

 

RSVP: The fee will be $18 fee to reserve your spot.  The list of attendees will be based upon payments and the order received. I will take Zelle for payments. Send to jfosullivan56@att.net  Please email me to notify me of the payment and who it will be for.

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 Upcoming CMSC Events

CMSC General Meetings 2nd Tuesday each month; 8pm at Sawa's Restaurant

 

CMSC Picnic – September  7, 2024 – Norge Ski Jump Fox River Grove

 

Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show 2024  – September 27-29, 2024

CMSC Europe Andermatt-Sedrum Switzerland - January 24-February 5, 2025

 

CMSC Chicago Week Jackson Hole WY  Feb 22-Mar 1, 2025 

 

CMSC Spring Fling Steamboat CO Apr 2-7, 2025                      

 

For more details on CMSC's events, click here to check out their website.

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     National Ski Council Federation News

v  Next Annual Meeting: Taos, New Mexico, August  21-25, 2024

v  Online Silent Auction runs from October 2023 – November 2024.  Check it out!

For more information:  https://skifederation.org/

 

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