Our Socials

Following are a few of our annual social events!  In addition our events, we've been known to attend other Parrot Head Clubs' socials.  We also frequently attend performances by local bands.

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Our major fundraiser for the year is the annual Party In Parrot-Dise. Come Party with a Purpose as we raise funds for our Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk  & American Cancer Society at: Party in Parrot-Dise! 2012 at Doubletree Hotel in Downers Grove, IL, April 13 & 14, 2012.

Blarney Island

Mr. Myers usually plays twice a year on this island, located on the Chain-O-Lakes in Antioch.  We designate one of the dates as a club social and head to the island.  The Port of Blarney offers a shuttle service to/from the island.  Visit Their Website

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Tree Decorating  

Each year we sponsor a full-sized corporate holiday tree at Brookfield Zoo.  Parakeets join our PHlock as we transform the plain tree into a tropical sensation.  We enjoy Jimmy’s music and some hot cocoa as we decorate.  Visit Their Website



This event truly epitomizes our motto “Party with a Purpose”.  Held on a Saturday in October, all of the proceeds from CocoBowl are donated to charity.

We raffle off various donated items for charity.  Teams decorate their bowling lane in preparation for our lane decorating contest.  Don’t worry if you’re not a bowler – we encourage everyone to find unique ways to get the ball to hit the pins.

In 2011, we bowled and raised $1,400 for Good Sam NICU.

Holiday Party

Our holiday party is usually held on our December club meeting.  Members bring gifts for our special “Christmas Gift Game”.  We socialize play games and celebrate the impact we’ve made to our charitable organizations.

Road Trips

Many of us frequently leave Chicago to meet up distant Phriends and listen to great regional bands.  Following are a few trips we’ve made:

Meeting of the Minds (Key West, FL);  Phlocking of the Phaithful (Put-In-Bay, OH);  Live By The Lake (Bloomington, IL);  Cabin Fever (Quad Cities);  Island Beach Bash (Rockford, IL);  I Shot Six Holes (Madison, WI);  and Island Fever Phlocking (Cedar Rapids, IA).

St. Charles Scarecrow Fest  

We gather old tropical attire, bags of hay, sticks, and other items and head over to St. Charles on a designated weekday and create a tropical scarecrow sensation in the park.  We are one of many organizations that put displays together for this annual event.  People come from near and far to see all of scarecrow creations.  The keets join us on the weekend as we stroll through the park admiring the various scarecrows.  Visit Their Website

Sports Outings  

“Twenty degrees and the hockey games on.  Nobody cares; they are way too far gone”  We enjoy watching games while eating a hot dog just as much as any other group!  We’ve been known to get a group together to see the Chicago Blackhawk’s, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves, Schaumburg Flyers and Kane County Cougars, and sometimes local college games.


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