The organizers of the events listed on this calendar have expressed willingness for members elsewhere in the world to join in. Please don’t give them a bigger crowd than they can handle, and do be careful about time zones. The displayed time zone is GMT! If you add them to your own calendar, the time zone should convert to your specified time zone.

To have your virtual event added to this calendar, contact Matt C., the CAM International Calendar contact.

There may be other virtual events, as well as in-person events, which may be of interest to CAM members, hosted by various local groups listed on the American Mensa Calendar of Events.

1/ Tues­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Ad­ver­tising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the December ChiMe. Interested in organizing and hosting a virtual or in-person event? Find out how by checking out our guide to hosting events.

  • ChiMe Editorial Deadline. Last day for editorial submissions to the December ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensa members would love to hear from you.

  • Downtown Lunch: Virtual 1 PM. Perhaps the longest running Mensa event anywhere, Chicago’s Downtown Lunch is held every week, alternating between Tuesday and Thursday. Join us for conversation, laughs, and attempts to define words you’ll never use again. The Zoom id is 838 9384 8564 and the passcode is 312084; it is also included as part of your host Jon G.’s contact information if you prefer a link. Questions? Contact Jon via e-mail or call/text him. You may also RSVP via Meetup. We’d love to have you join us!
    Virtual Event!!

3/ Thurs­day

RSVP for Breakfast at the Original Pancake House held on Saturday, November 5th no later than Thursday, November 3rd. You may RSVP via Meetup.

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  • Conversation with London Mensans 9 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. RSVP to local host Carey S. to receive the Zoom sign-in information (via Meetup preferred). The London host is Ian David Moseley.
    Virtual Event!!
    Time Change Due to Daylight Saving Time Differences!!

5/ Satur­day

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  • Breakfast at the Original Pancake House 9:30 AM. Original Pancake House, 22 E. Bellevue Pl. in Chicago (Gold Coast). This is a GOBS-subsidized event for which any CAM member and up to one guest qualifies. Additional guests will pay full price. Details available once GOBS request is approved at the end of October. To RSVP contact Hilarie C.or use Meetup by Thursday, November 3rd.

6/ Sun­day

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    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM. Remember to reset your clocks back and sleep a bit longer.

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  • Bowling in Hillside 2 PM. Let’s go bowling and give back while we’re at it! Join us a fun GOBS-subsidized bowling event at Hillside Bowl, 4545 Harrison St. in Hillside. Up to 25 people can join us for this family event. We will have bowling lanes for 2 hours and then anyone who is interested can go with us to the onsite restaurant for a bite. Cost will be $12/person paid in advance using PayPal to Karen G. GOBS will subsidize the remainder of the cost for bowling and shoes. Food and drink cost(s) will not be subsidized.

    Let’s also use this opportunity to give back to our community by bringing in canned goods that will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which has an area network of 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Right now, the most needed food drive items are:

    • Peanut butter
    • Canned or dried beans
    • Canned soup/chili/stew
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned fish
    All items must be
    • Within their original packaging
    • Cannot be opened
    • Have ingredient information labels
    • Non-perishable
    • Within the 'Use by' or 'Best if used by' dates
    • Free of damage, stains, or moisture

    Please RSVP for this event by Sunday, October 30th via Meetup or by e-mailing Karen G.. We look forward to having you join us!

8/ Tues­day

RSVP for Dinner Out West held on Thursday, November 10th no later than Tuesday, November 8th. You may RSVP via Meetup.

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    Eclipse of the Moon 3:02 AM.
    Observe an almost total eclipse of the moon between 1:18 AM and 4:47 AM.

9/ Wednes­day

RSVP for Northern Exposure no later than 10 AM. You may RSVP via Meetup.

  • Northern Ex­po­sure Dinner 6:45 PM. Join us for dinner at a venue TBD in Lake County. Please RSVP (Meetup preferred) to Janice E., so she can reserve a big enough table.

10/ Thurs­day

  • Dinner Out West: A Taste of Greece 6:30 PM. Yia Mas (means “To our health!”) at 133 W. Front St. in Wheaton. Wheaton has a new Greek restaurant—and we’re going to check it out! This is a GOBS-subsidized event. GOBS will cover ½ of your meal cost, including tax and tip, up to a maximum of $10, for each CAM member and their guest. Reservations are required so Beth knows how big of a table to reserve. RSVP directly to Beth W. or via Meetup no later than Tuesday, November 8th.

11/ Fri­day

  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at the Thunder Bay Grille lo­cated at 7652 Potawatomi Trail in Rockford (NE corner of State St. and Bell School Rd., in front of the Holiday Inn). To RSVP , for more information, or to get on our e‑mail list, contact Dave L., our Rockford-Area Coördinator. RSVP required in case of cancellation or restaurant change. Do not RSVP via Meetup since Dave is not a member. This event is usually recurs on the second Friday of the month.

  • Poetry Dis­cus­sion 7:30 PM. Our poetry group is using Zoom — with closed captions — for meetings. Interested persons who are not currently members of the poetry group can contact Joe D. , and he will e-mail the poems to be discussed. Contact Roy L. for the Zoom link or any help you might need. Do NOT RSVP via Meetup. This event is usually held on evening of the second Friday of the month.
    Virtual Event!!

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    Veteran’s Day

  • Windycon 48 3 PM through Sunday. Windycon is Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention. It will be held in Lombard. For all the details, visit their website.
    Public Event!!

13/ Sun­day

RSVP for Kaymayan “Boodle Dining” held on Thursday, November 17th no later than Sunday, November 13th. You may RSVP via Meetup.

15/ Tues­day

17/ Thurs­day

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  • Kamayan “Boodle Dining” 7 PM. Kubo Chicago, 1232 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago (Lakeview). This is a GOBS-subsidized prix fixe Filipino dinner for ~$55 (after the $25/person subsidy) for which any CAM member and up to one guest qualifies; ~$80/person for additional guests. Details available once GOBS request is approved at the end of October. Drinks are not included. To RSVP contact Hilarie C.or use Chicago Mensa Meetup by Sunday, November 13th.

19/ Satur­day

  • Conserv­atives Lunch 11:30 AM. Join other members of the Mensan cell of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy for lunch and civilized Un-PC conversation. No forbidden questions, no unchallengeable answers. This lunch happens on the third Saturday every month, but the location changes and can’t always be determined in time to make the ChiMe schedule. If you’re curious about the location and the COVID restrictions at this month’s meeting place, e-mail Jim Z. the event coör­di­na­tor. You may also RSVP via Meetup. Open to non-Mensans; bring a conservative friend.

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  • Beverly Area Saturday Salon (B.A.S.S.) ~Noon. Spontaneous conversation in far SSW Chicago, approx­i­mate vicinity of 107th St. & Western Ave. Please contact Rick E. the Beverly Area Coördinator, for this month’s lo­ca­tion and the exact time as well as more information; if e‑mailing, put “BASS” in the subject line. This event usually recurs on the 3rd Saturday of the month, about midday.

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  • Saturday Movie & Dinner TBA PM. Send an e-mail to Bill S. to find out the when and where. Dinner after the movie. Bill & Lisa S. are your hosts.

20/ Sun­day

  • Futures & Fantasies 2:15 PM. We will discuss Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire. “Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross … who had sold his soul to live forever and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running. They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her. You can’t kill what’s already dead.” See Steve’s ar­ticle in our October ChiMe. Most likely we’ll meet on zoom since COVID will probably still be an issue. To RSVP , or for more information about this event and/or SIG, contact Steve M., the SIG coördinator. You may also RSVP on Meetup. F&F usually meets on the second Sunday of most odd-numbered months.
    Virtual Event!!
    Schedule Change!!

23/ Wednes­day

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    Fibonacci Day honors Leonardo Bonacci.
    Today’s date represents first 4 numbers in the sequence (1 1 2 3 5 8…).

24/ Thurs­day

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    Thanksgiving Day

  • Virtual Downtown Lunch Cancelled. Happy Thanksgiving Day!
    Holiday Hiatus!!

29/ Tues­day

30/ Wednes­day

  • GOBS Request Deadline Noon. Today is the last day to submit a request for GOBS funds to be approved at this Saturday’s Business Meeting for any planned, eligible event, activity, or class taking place after Saturday, December 3rd and through Tuesday, November 30th or later; to be eligible, events involving CAM members must be published in the issue of ChiMe corresponding to the month in which they occur. For CAM events, it’s recommended you submit the GOBS request and get it approved before submitting your event information for publication in ChiMe — so no later than today for events planned for February or later. February events need to be submitted by the 1st of to the activities editor to be included in the February ChiMe. An article must be featured in the February ChiMe for GOBS-subsidized March events with an RSVP deadline in February (same 1st of deadline but article e-mailed to the editor; see editorial deadline).


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1 December/ Thurs­day

  • ChiMe Activ­ity Bulletin and Ad­vertising Dead­lines. Last day for these submissions to the January 2023 ChiMe. Interested in organizing and hosting a virtual or in-person event? There’s bound to be an activity or a restaurant you want to try, but you just want some other people to experience it with you. So invite your fellow Mensans. Find out how by visiting our guide to hosting events.

  • ChiMe Editorial Dead­line. Last day for editorial submissions to the January 2023 ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, photographs, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensa members would love to hear from you.

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