Single In The City? What To do & Where to Meet In January

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January is usually a slow month when it comes to events and parties as most people are recovering from the holiday and executing budget items for the year. Though the social scene is a bit slow that doesn’t mean there aren’t things going on that can provide an opportunity for you to meet a special someone. Below are some of our recommended places and things to attend in January. For the volunteer events, it is a 2-in-1 combo. PLUS a chance to win tickets to Slow Wine 2014 Chicago below.

 

UNITED WAY YOUNG LEADERS FUND OPEN HOUSE
Date:Thursday, January 16 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Time:5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Event: A YLS Open House to network with other Chicago young professionals and learn how you can get more involved through volunteer and professional development opportunities.

Complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available, while you enjoy the energizing space Groupon has to offer! Space is limited, so register now, and forward this invite along to friends & colleagues.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
**$10 suggested donation at the door**
Entrance located on West side of Larrabee

Location: Groupon
600 West Chicago Avenue,#400
Chicago, IL 60654

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Event: “Government in the Social Innovation Space? Why Bother?”
Exploring the role government does, can and should play in growing the impact economy from a system perspective.
Location: Gleacher Center 621
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60637
The initiative’s mission is to further the field of research on issues of importance to the social sector and to support social enterprises that wish to apply proven business practices to strategic decision making and organization management.

Ishmael Beah At Harold Washington Library

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
60605

Event: Ishmael Beah joins us to discuss his new book titled Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel. Beah is the author of the acclaimed book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, a long-running New York Times bestseller.
In 2007, Beah woke us from our slumbers with A Long Way Gone, a lacerating first-person account of civil war in Sierra Leone and the child soldiers forced into battle there. In Radiance of Tomorrow, his first novel, he revisits his homeland after the fighting is done. Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their ruined village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining concern’s depredations slow their progress, but our heroes stay radiant to the end.

Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Late seating is at the discretion of Library staff. Once capacity is reached, seating is no longer available. Books are available for purchase and the author will sign books at the conclusion of the program. Presented in collaboration with The Book Cellar.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST WITH MARY DEMPSEY

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 7:30 am (CST)
Event: Resolve to be a bigger part of the Big Shoulders Fund in 2014 and join us for this networking breakfast at Del Frisco’s! You’ll get updates from our staff, learn about volunteer opportunities and new programs we’re launching this year, and soak in all the professional and philanthropic expertise of guest speaker Mary Dempsey, the former Chicago Library Commissioner.
Please RSVP to Amy Drozda at adrozda@bigshouldersfund.org or 312.751.3850 by Friday, January 17.
Location: Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, 58 E. Oak Street, Chicago

Slow Wine 2014 Chicago

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Event:
Enjoy an evening of fantastic Italian wines & food at Spiaggia (980 North Michigan Avenue) for the Slow Wine US Tour: 3rd Edition, Chicago. Discover new spectacular wines and meet the people behind 70+ selected Italian producers who represent the Slow Wine values!

Tickets are $45 which will include: the Slow Wine Guide (a value of $25), unlimited Italian DOCG wines and premium food. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite HERE.

WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PAIR OF TICKETS TO ONE LUCKY WINNER. FOLLOW SOCIALIFECHICAGO ON TWITTER FACEBOOK @  OR LEAVE A COMMENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WITH YOUR FAVORITE WINE AND INCLUDE #SLOWINECHICAGO. BONUS IF YOU SEND US A PICTURE VIA INSTAGRAM 

EXAMPLE” @SOCIALIFE_CHI my favorite wine is pinot grigio #slowineChicago

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