2018 Hinckley Pork Chop Dinner

21st Anniversary Pork Chop Dinner

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Hinckley First United Methodist Church

801 N Sycamore St, Hinckley, IL 60520

AA Speaker – Bob D. From: Las Vegas, NV

Fellowship – 4pm / Serving – 4:30 pm / Kickoff – 6:00 pm

This is a free event that is run entirely on donations! Taping by AMOT

Sponsored by: Hinckley Big Book Study Group

For information, or to volunteer, contact: David – 312.618.2466 or Ken – 630.715.5406
For reminders and updates, email us at: hinckleybigbook@gmail.com
The pork chop dinner is always the last Saturday in January!

EAC Cook-Out, Fellowship & Fireworks – Membership Key Swap Open House

Saturday, July 1st @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to our Annual Independence Day Weekend celebration along Riverside Drive Promenade!

Join us for an evening of sobriety and recovery!  Our festivities will be held in the roped-off rear EAC parking lot area and along Riverside Drive Promenade. We will have the club open, tables setup outside for dinning and will be raising monies by selling Monster Drinks and Glo-Trinkets to the general public.

* Suggested Donation  – $3 Members, $5 Non-Members & Kids Eat Free! Riverside Dr. will be Closed to Vehicle Traffic

2017-2018 Membership Key Exchange will be conducted at our July 1st event – Reminder: Locks will be changed end of June, please renew your membership Online or In-Person to retain access to the club!

Membership Rates are $70 Individual – $120 Family, Learn more: www.ElginAlanoClub.org/Membership

Questions? Contact Laurie Faith @ 815.263.7658 or elginalanoclub@gmail.com

Event Schedule:
  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Member Key Exchange, BBQ Cook-Out & Potluck

  9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Ice Cream Social
10:15 pm, after the concert – Fireworks Mega Show!

The Fourth of July fireworks will be on July 1st at 10:30pm. Riverside Drive will be closed for this so that residents can view the display, we will reserve our own seating section out on the promenade for the best views, like last year! 

“Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.” – 12&12 Step Three, p.36  

Members Key-Swap Open House

July 1st |  7:00pm – 9:00pm

New & Renewing Members – $70 (July 2016 – June 2017) – 1 Key and Membership Benefits

Family Membership – $120 (July 2016 – June 2017) – 2 Keys and Duel Membership Benefits

New & Renewing Membership Signups will be available for attendees of the Open Speaker Brunch at Noon and during extended hours. Memberships are 100% Tax-Deductible – Your financial support helps us keep our doors open as a resource to the Elgin Area Recovery Community!  – Cash, Check, Credit or PayPal Accepted

Learn More!


Enjoy music by Gretchen Wilson with The Loving Mary Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys from the Grand Victoria’s Summer Concert Series at near-by Festival Park. We have a prime spot to enjoy the *free fireworks show* on the Fox River as we serve Food, Fellowship and Fun to celebrate our national and personal Independence – B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Chair!) 

Saturday July 1, 2017
Show begins at 6:00 p.m.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, IL
Festival Park in Elgin, Illinois
Ticket prices:
Sections 101-205 – $65 – Sections 301-404 – $50
Lawn – $25 – Above ticket prices do not include applicable service fees.
Rain or shine.  No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed.

CANCELLED – World Series Game 4 Viewing Party

** Cancelled  **
Due to issues with Television reception for Fox 32 in the new club space – we will no longer be hosting a Game 4 World Series Party on Saturday 10/29.  🙁 

Thank you to those that Volunteered to help with both the Game #4 and Brunch events this weekend, with so many activities on Saturday (Big Book Conferences, ISCYPAA Dances, Halloween Parties and other Cubs viewing parties) – the board felt it was best to focus efforts on great food and turn out for a successful Open Speaker Brunch on Sunday 10/30 with Kelly W.  Please JOIN US on Sunday for Brunch and Let’s Go Cubs!!!  

Website Event: http://elginalanoclub.com/event/sunday-open-speaker-brunch-16/ 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644259949074267/
(Additional Brunch Details on the Flyer below)

Independence Day Cook-Out, Potluck and Fireworks

Monday, July 4th @ 6:00 pm – Dusk

You’re invited to our Inaugural Independence Day celebration along Riverside Drive Promenade!

Come out with your friends and family support your club, enjoy Elgin and the Grand Victoria’s free concert and the fireworks show on the Fox River as we serve Food, Fellowship and Fun to celebrate Independence and Freedom on July 4th – B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Chair!) 

Join us for an evening of sobriety and recovery!  Our festivities will be held in the roped off rear EAC parking lot area and along Riverside Drive Promenade. We will have the interior of the club open, tables setup outside for dinning and will be raising monies by selling Monster Drinks and Trinkets to the general public.  Suggested Food Donation $3 Members, $5 Non-Members & Kids are Free!

Event Schedule:
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
– BBQ & Potluck

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Ice Cream Social
9:15 pm – Dusk – Fireworks Show!

“Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.” – 12&12 Step Three, p.36  

FireworksAdditional Elgin Activities for Monday, July 4th, 2016

  • The 2016 City of Elgin and Downtown Neighborhood Association’s (DNA) Fourth of July Parade begins with an All-American Pooch Parade at 8:30am.
  • Then, stepping off at 9am the “Going for the Gold” 2016 Fourth of July parade begins!
  • The Parade Route is Along Douglas Avenue – From Slade Ave to the north and ending at Highland Ave to the south.  Bring your own blanket/chair to enjoy the 2+ hour parade with over 100+ entries – enjoy the large trucks, creative floats, music, dancing, BMX bike stunts, cheerleaders, tumblers, marching bands and all the other entertaining acts and floats!

Downtown Elgin is open for business!

Many of the shops and restaurants are open to welcome the community! After the parade stop by Soulful Sparrow, Elgin Antiques & Uniques, and our many other unique shops, or make your way to Side Street Studio Arts for their 3rd Annual Americana Jubilee, which will feature a pie-eating contest, dunk tank, and many other fun family-friendly activities.

From there, take a stroll along Elgin’s Riverside Drive Promenade, along the scenic Fox River, and then make your way to Festival Park, where the Grand Victoria Casino will continue the tradition of their Summer Concert Series!  Then, sit back in your seats and enjoy the GVC Fireworks display in Downtown Elgin! It will prove to be a spectacular event!

Grand Victoria Casino’s 4th of July Celebration Fireworks/Concert Information

  • The Grand Victoria Concert starts at 5:30pm (admission fees apply for Festival Park)
  • Fireworks will be deployed from National Street bridge at approximately 9:30pm – the fireworks show/viewing is FREE along Riverside Drive Promenade, bring your blanket and chair!
  • Plenty of Free Parking in Downtown Elgin!