Cookout for the Chicago Chess Center

We all know that summer in Chicago is over in a flash. Before it's over, mark your calendar for one last cookout -- to benefit the Chicago Chess Center!

On Sunday, Sept. 8, starting at 3 PM, join us at the Lakeview Men's Club at 2732 N. Pine Grove Ave. (map), rain or shine, for burgers and brats (and vegetarian options). There will also be a cash bar. (Attendees ages 21 and over only, please.) Admission is $20, payable in advance by credit card or in cash at the door. Come and eat, drink and socialize with other friends of the CCC. And yes, despite the name, women are welcome to attend!

Can't make it to the cookout? Then consider coming to one of our Founders' Café Monday evening chess meetups. Our next two meetups are at La Catrina, 1011 W. 18th St. in Pilsen (map), on Aug. 12, and Julius Meinl, 4363 N. Lincoln Ave. in North Center (map), on Aug. 19.

Tell your friends about these events, and bring them along. We need the recommendations of people like you to help us meet our fundraising goal, open our doors, and begin offering classes and tournaments to players of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. Thanks for your continued support, and we hope to see you soon!