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/ Satur­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Ad­ver­tising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the November 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 November ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensa members would love to hear from you.

4/ Tues­day

6/ Thurs­day

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  • Conversation with London Mensans 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BDT. 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. The London host is Ian David Moseley.
    Virtual Event!!

10/ Mon­day

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    Columbus Day (observed).
    The actual day that Columbus reached land in North America was the 12th.

12/ Wednes­day

  • Mensa Testing 6 PM. Location just west of State & Ontario St. in Chicago, in the River North neighborhood. You must prereg­ister and prepay — very limited seating. Parking is very expensive; public transit strongly recommended! Latecomers and anyone without a reserved spot will not be admitted. If you are or someone you know is interested in joining Mensa, see our Testing Information for contact details and additional dates/lo­ca­tions.
    Event Not in ChiMe!!

  • Northern Ex­po­sure Dinner 6:45 PM. ZIP code fall within the Arctic Circle? Then you should have dinner with us. Join us at The Silo, in Lake Bluff for scrumptious sandwiches, salads, pizza, you-name-it. Lo­cated at 625 Rockland Rd. in Lake Bluff. Please RSVP (Meetup preferred) to Janice E., so she can reserve a big enough table.

13/ Thurs­day

14/ Fri­day

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  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at Giordano’s lo­cated at 333 N. Mulford in Rockford (one block north of State St. on Mulford). 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. 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. This event is usually held on evening of the second Friday of the month.
    Virtual Event!!

  • Virtual Mixology with Mister Tootsie: Layered Drinks 7:30 PM. Every wonder why cocktail spoons are spiraled? Want to know how to make a layered drink where each ingredient floats on top of the one below it? Join us this month when Mister Tootsie walks us through creating 2 layered cocktails and a surprise. will get a list of needed ingredients and equipment (which you probably have in your house already), as well as the Zoom info prior to the event. Make this your month to join in! This is a GOBS-subsidized activity. The subsidized cost is $12.50 for up to 2 people per Zoom login. Participation maxes out at 15 Zoom logins. One person at each Zoom login has to be a CAM member. If space permits, the event is now open to non-CAM members (unsubsidized @$25/login). To RSVPs and get payment information, e-mail Beth W.. Payment is required to hold your spot. New mixologists welcome!
    Virtual Event!!

15/ 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. 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 4:20 PM. We’ll see the 4:20 PM showing of The Good House, at Classic Cinemas at 1050 Elk Grove Town Center in Elk Grove. Afterwards, we’ll dine at Good Tequilas Mexican Grill located at 950 Elk Grove Town Center in Elk Grove, a short walk/drive/flight from the theater. Both are located near the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Biesterfield Road. To RSVP (optional) or to be added to the Saturday Movie & Dinner e-mail list, e-mail Bill S.. If you show up and can’t find us, text Lisa S..

  • Exploring the CERN Large Hadron Collider 6:30 PM. The LHC is a giant underground 17 mile-long, circular tunnel between 164 and 574 feet below the surface. It lies beneath the border of Switzerland and France. The LHC is the largest, and one of the most complex machines ever built. It was designed to push protons or ions to near the speed of light, with the help of a ring of superconducting magnets.

    Dr. Pruneau is a French Canadian native born in Quebec City. He completed his studies at Universite Laval where he earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1987. He worked as Research Fellow successively for the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and McGill University in Montreal. He joined the Wayne State University Faculty in 1992, where he conducts an active research program in relativistic heavy ion physics and study of the Quark Gluon Plasma at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider located at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at the Large Hadron Collider. Dr. Pruneau is a member of the American Physical Society, the Canadian Association of Physicists, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

    Hosted by Southeast Michigan Mensa. Register on the American Mensa website.
    Virtual Event!!

16/ Sun­day

  • Rainbow Mensans Potluck 5:30 PM. (Dinner will start around 6.) At the home of Tom and Mike in downtown Chicago. Let us know what you will bring to the potluck so that we can balance the dishes. RSVP Tom by Wednesday, October 12th. Tom will provide the address and information about parking.

18/ Tues­day

19/ Wednes­day

  • Dinner Out West 6:30 PM. Manhattan’s American Bar & Grill at 300 S. Schmale Rd. in Carol Stream. Enjoy home-style American comfort food, like “Mom used to make.” 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. no later than Monday, October 17th.
    Venue Change!!

20/ Thurs­day

23/ Sun­day

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  • The Evolution of Voting in the United States 2:30 PM. Voting is a foundational activity for democratic countries. However, at the birth of our nation, voting rights were quite exclusive. Stacey Webb, League of Women Voters, will review the numerous struggles for long sought voting rights as we have slowly progressed to include more citizens as voters and more people as citizens. The United States has a complex voting system; Webb will review the many new voting laws enacted this year. Hosted by Mid-America Mensa. Register on the American Mensa website.
    Virtual Event!!

  • Fear-Free Drawing with Pencils 7 PM. Let’s draw! We welcome newcomers. Art Studio of NY has amazing encouraging instructors—and many of us who thought we couldn’t draw at all have discovered that we can. The class is suitable for about age 8 and up—the kids who have joined us have had a great time. Supplies needed: B and 4B drawing pencils (or buy a set of 12 for about $6), a kneaded eraser (or regular eraser), a paper drawing pad (or just regular paper), and optionally, blending stumps. Participants will get the Zoom information prior to the event. This is a GOBS-subsidized event. The subsidized cost is $12.50 per person for one CAM member and one guest. The cost is $25/login if no registrant is a CAM member. To RSVPs and get payment information, e-mail Beth W.. Payment required to hold your spot.
    Virtual Event!!

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    Mole Day
    Avogadro’s Number (6.02 × 1023)

24/ Mon­day

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  • Dinner in Geneva 6:30 PM. Join us at the Riganato Old World Grille , lo­cated at 700 E. State St. in Geneva (overflow parking across the street at Geneva Firewood and Mulch).

    This is a a GOBS-subsidized event where ½ the total cost (including tax plus a 20% tip, rounded up to the nearest dollar) —for a maximum of $25/person—of a CAM member’s and one guest’s dinner will be covered for a maximum of 15 people. Payment must be via PayPal or in cash; no coins will be accepted. RSVP Ken L. (preferred; otherwise via e-mail) by Saturday, October 22nd. Everyone will be notified of either their confirmed seat or if on a waiting list.

25/ Tues­day

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  • Break­fast in Mount Pros­pect 10 AM. Breakfast or lunch and conversation at Jelly Café lo­cated at 1784 W. Golf Rd. in Mount Pros­pect (northwest corner of Golf Rd. and Busse Hwy.), featuring a large and diverse menu. Dining might be indoors or outdoors, depending on conditions. Sepa­rate checks are available. Attendance is limited. RSVP  required in case of possible cancellation or changes in venue. RSVP to Ken L. via e‑mail. Ken will let you know if you are confirmed or not.

26/ Wednes­day

  • GOBS Request Deadline Noon. Today is the last day to submit a request for GOBS funds to be approved at this Sunday’s Business Meeting for any planned, eligible event, activity, or class taking place after Sunday, October 29th and through Saturday, December 3rd 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.

27/ Thurs­day

28/ Fri­day

29/ Satur­day

30/ Sun­day

  • CAM Board Meeting 10 AM at the Westin North Shore lo­cated at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling.

  • Mensa Testing 2 PM at the Westin North Shore lo­cated at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling. If you are or someone you know is interested in joining Mensa, see our Testing Information for contact details and additional dates/lo­ca­tions. Latecomers will not be admitted.

31/ Mon­day

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1 November/ 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? 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 December 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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  • A Gathering of Gamers (AGoG) - Preregistration Rate Increase Alert! Join us for a relaxing weekend of games and hospitality on February 17th – 19th. Friday, January 6th is the last day you can pre­reg­ister for AGoG and qualify for the best AGoG discount. By pre­reg­istering, you may pay with PayPal , and, once you get to AGoG, you won’t have the hassle of filling out forms at registration plus you’ll get a pre-printed badge. So instead of wasting time at registration, you can start playing!

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