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/ Fri­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Ad­ver­tising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the April 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 April 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/ Mon­day

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    Casimir (Kazimierz) Pulaski Day
    Observed in Chicago & Cook County
    City offices closed.

5/ Tues­day

6/ Wednes­day

  • GOBS Request Deadline Noon. Today is the last day to submit a request for GOBS funds to be approved at this Tuesday’s Business Meeting for any planned, eligible event, activity, or class taking place after Tuesday, March 12th and through Saturday, April 27th 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.

7/ 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 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. The London host is Ian David Moseley.
    Virtual Event!!

8/ Fri­day

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  • Rock­ford Mensa Lunch Noon. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for lunch at The Machine Shed, lo­cated at 7475 E. State St. in Rockford (on the southwest corner of State St. and Bell School Rd.). To RSVP , for more information, or to get on our email list, contact Dave L., our Rockford-Area Coördinator. RSVP required in case of cancellation, time, or venue change. This event is usually recurs on the second Friday of the month.
    Time Change!!

  • Poetry Dis­cus­sion Cancelled. 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. , the SIG coördinator for general information about this SIG. This event is usually held on the evening of the second Friday of the month.
    Event Cancelled Due to Library Coronavirus Closure!!

9/ Satur­day

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  • Saturday Movie & Dinner TBA PM. Send an email to Bill S. to find out the what, when, and where and to be added to the email list. Dinner after the movie. Bill & Lisa S. are your hosts.

10/ Sun­day

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    Daylight Saving Time starts. Remember to change your clocks by adding an hour so you’re not late.

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  • Futures & Fantasies 2 PM. The Citadel of Weeping Pearls by Aliette de Bodard will be discussed. See the ar­ticles in the March ChiMe (page 21) or January ChiMe (page 18) for Steve’s full write-up. The discussion will take place in Conference Room G on the 3rd floor of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. in Oak Park. Water, soda and light snacks are acceptable. Parking is available under the building. To RSVP , or for more information about this event and/or SIG, contact Steve M., the SIG coördinator. The number of in-person attendees is limited, so you must RSVP. You may also RSVP on Meetup. F&F usually meets on the second Sunday of most odd-numbered months.

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  • SFRM: Star Trek Science 4:30 PM. How Star Trek's depiction of medical technology aligns with our current medical tools. Presented by Dr. Ped Bunsongsiku. For more details, visit the SFRM Zoom RSVPs FB Group.
    Virtual Event!!

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12/ Tues­day

  • Mensa Testing 6 PM. The location is in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago. You must prereg­ister and prepay — very limited seating. Parking is very expensive; public transit is strongly recommended! Latecomers (you must arrive before 6 PM to be admitted) 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!!

Our next Monthly Gathering occurs on July 27th.
at the
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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The June Business Meeting is being held at 5 PM on Saturday, June 22nd via Zoom.

  • Virtual Monthly Business Meeting 7:30 PM. Our ExComm and any other interested members discuss various topics and issues as well as GOBS requests. Members are welcome to attend and voice their opinions, but only the five members of the Executive Committee can vote. The Zoom login info was available on our Contacts webpage.
    Virtual Event!!

13/ Wednes­day

  • Northern Ex­po­sure Dinner 6:45 PM. Celebrating the Ides of March under ten feet of snow? Then you should have dinner with us. Join us at The Green Basil, in Vernon Hills for some exceptional Thai food in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The address is 701 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills (in the shopping center with the Best Buy, SE corner of Route 60 & Milwaukee). Please RSVP on Meetup or via Janice’s email, jesser@chicago.us.mensa.org  , so she can reserve a big enough table.

14/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans 9 AM. See Thursday, March 7th.
    Virtual Event!!
    Time Change Due to Daylight Saving Time Change Difference!!

  • Zoom Lunch 1 PM. Perhaps the longest running Mensa event anywhere, Chicago’s Zoom Lunch (formerly known as the 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 836 1178 6315 and the passcode is 190710; it is also included as part of your host Jon G.’s contact information if you prefer a link. Questions? Contact Jon via email or call/text him. We’d love to have you join us!
    Virtual Event!!

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    π Day. Mensa is celebrating π Day by offering the online practice test, at a steep discount, for only $3.14 — today only! Mensans, encourage your friends to try it.

16/ 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. The venue will be The Patio, 2780 S. Highland Ave. in Lombard (NW corner of Butterfield and Highland, but you can enter only from Highland). RSVP by emailing Jim Z. the event coör­di­na­tor. Open to non-Mensans; bring a curious 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 emailing, put “BASS” in the subject line. This event usually recurs on the 3rd Saturday of the month, about midday.

17/ Sun­day

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    St. Patrick’s Day
    Sláinte!

19/ Tues­day

  • Dinner Out West: in a Public House 6:30 PM. We’re heading to the Elgin Public House, located at 219 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. They’ve got a large selection of sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. This is a GOBS-subsidized event. GOBS will cover ½ of your meal cost, including tax and tip (rounded up to the nearest dollar), up to a maximum subsidy of $25, for each CAM member and their guest. Cash, Zelle, or PayPal for your portion. Limit 20 people. Reservations are required so Beth knows how big of a table to reserve. RSVP via Meetup (preferred) or email Beth W. no later than Saturday, March 16th.

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  • New Members Zoom Gathering 7 PM. You are invited to attend a New Member CAM Zoom Gathering. Join us if you are a new member, if you haven’t yet gotten active, or just want to welcome our newest members and share your Mensa experience. Come learn more about CAM and Mensa and how to get the most out of membership. And it’s virtual — it doesn't get any more convenient, and it's a great way to test the Mensa waters! Join us on Zoom or call in using the info available as part of Robin J.’s contact info. The Zoom info is also accessible on Meetup as well as in the March ChiMe.
    Date Change!!
    Virtual Zoom Event!!

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    Northward — Vernal in our hemisphere — Equinox

21/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans 9 AM. See Thursday, March 7th.
    Virtual Event!!
    Time Change Due to Daylight Saving Time Change Difference!!

23/ Satur­day

  • Rainbow Mensans Potluck 5:30 PM. The Rainbow SIG will host a potluck at the home of a member on the northside of Chicago. Seating is limited to 14 persons. Please contact Jim, the Rainbow SIG coördinator (email or text preferred) to reserve a seat, coördinate dishes, and receive address and parking instructions.

24/ Sun­day

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  • Chicago Area Mensa Funway Outing 2 PM. Find out the details. Join us for a fun time indoors with a wide variety of activities for any Chicago Mensan and the entire family (bumper cars, black light mini golf, laser tag, bowling, roller skating, and arcade games). Save the date!

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  • Theodore Talk: Give ’em Hell — The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum 2:30 PM. The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials that document Mr. Truman’s life and careers as farmer, soldier, businessman, local politician, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and former President, with an emphasis on his ideals of citizenship, learning, and service.

    At the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library you will be immersed in some of the most dramatic chapters of world history, from the Great War to WWII and the Cold War, to the creation of the State of Israel, Civil Rights advancements, the extreme makeover of The White House and, of course, Truman’s Whistle Stop campaign and 1948 victory.

    A visit to the Truman Presidential Library is just one more reason to attend this year’s AG in Kansas City. See the full write-up and find contact info on the American Mensa Events website. Even if you can’t attend the live Talk, as long as you register you will receive a link to a recording of the event. Closed captioning enabled.
    Virtual Event!!

26/ 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. Sepa­rate checks are available. Use Meetup, but if not on Meetup, RSVP to Ken L. via email. If you RSVP by email, your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email.

27/ Wednes­day

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  • Sip & Paint at Toast to Paint 7 PM. Join us for a Sip & Paint at Toast to Paint, located at 7185 W. Bloomingdale in Chicago (in the far west Galewood neighbor). Toast to Paint is a BYOB venue; we can bring our own beverages and snacks. Cost is $19 per person. GOBS is covering the other half of the cost for one CAM member and a guest. Limit 24 people. Reservations are required. Email Beth at locsec@chicago.us.mensa.org  for payment instructions (Zelle, PayPal, or check in the mail) and to RSVP no later than Sunday, March 24th. Payment is required to hold your spot.

28/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans 9 AM. See Thursday, March 7th.
    Virtual Event!!
    Time Change Due to Daylight Saving Time Change Difference!!

30/ Satur­day

  • Westside Improv Studio 7 PM located at 125 W. Front St. in Wheaton. Show is from 8 – 9:30 PM. CAM’s own John C. is part of the opening act. Buy your tickets at https://westsideimprov.com in advance (it’s not unheard of for them to sell out). Email Beth at LocSec@chicago.us.mensa.org  or Chicago Mensa Meetup to let her know you’re going—we’ll plan dinner before for those who are interested.

31/ Sun­day

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1 April/ Mon­day

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  • ChiMe Activ­ity Bulletin and Ad­vertising Dead­lines. Last day for these submissions to the May 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 May 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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