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  • Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
    Lake Arlington's surface ripples in the breeze as shouts, cheers, and drumbeats echo across its shores. Ornately painted boats, carved into the likeness of Chinese dragons, glide across the water to the rhythm of 40 paddles turning in unison. The male and female boaters at Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival split into four racing divisions and follow the roots of a traditional eastern sport as they paddle, drum, and steer in coordination with their teammates. Spectators view the proceedings from tiered grandstands, which enable them to see the full scope of the race without having to rent a jetpack. They can also revel at an outdoor beer garden, listen to live entertainment, and usher their kids to participate in interactive activities in the Dragon's Nest. Competitors plunge into challenge races to benefit causes such as public services and breast-cancer research and rush to complete the most pushups after the race during the Workout of the Dragons. This year's event benefits the nonprofit organization Salute, Inc., whose staffers work to support soldiers and veterans through fundraisers. Great White North assembles the event in partnership with local Windy City Dragons, in an effort to pay it forward to local charities while spreading enthusiasm for the sport. Their staffers also design each boat, specializing in the crafting of ornate vessels bearing the likenesses of colorful Chinese dragons and glorious Burt Reynoldses.
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    Lake Arlington
    Arlington Hts, IL US
  • Go Chicago Golf
    At Go Chicago Golf, group and private indoor lessons are available year-round so students can hone their craft even in winter's foulest depths. Players take most of their lessons in front of a projection screen that simulates a sunny day out on the links. They can play their choice of 9 or 18 holes on a 100- or 300-yard practice course, or, if they fear spending another 20 years trapped in an arcade game, practice on the learning center's nonvirtual targets. Students can also use an onsite video-analysis room to objectively check their swings and postures.
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    4 Piper Lane
    Prospect Heights, IL US
  • Rocky Vander's Cafe
    Catch the game and knock back a few beers with friends at Rocky Vander's Cafe. Guess what? Rocky Vander's Cafe serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great. Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game. Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Rocky Vander's Cafe. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. The bar has catering services as well. Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from Rocky Vander's Cafe. Endless parking options are readily available close to Rocky Vander's Cafe. Travel by bike to Rocky Vander's Cafe and store your bike at a nearby rack. Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Rocky Vander's Cafe. Rocky Vander's Cafe happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
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    698 N Milwaukee Ave
    Prospect Heights, IL US

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