Future of the Springfield 5th Saturday Social on March 31

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Springfield 5th Saturday Social will have their first munch of the year on March 31 in Springfield, Ill.

From their Fetlife post:

The next Springfield 5th Saturday Social — the first of 2018! — will be March 31st.

It will be an anniversary of sorts. Because though we weren’t “officially” calling it anything at the time, the seed for this idea was planted when I tossed out an invitation to come join me for lunch at an Indian Buffet restaurant on the first 5th Saturday in 2017. It turned out to be a tiny group, but a very nice afternoon. More to the point, and very important to me at the time: it didn’t conflict with other regularly-scheduled gatherings in the community. I especially liked that part. And when I added it all up, the idea for the “official” 5th Saturday Social was born!

Since then, we have:

  • Gathered for a drive-in movie (Fun!)
  • had a cookout in a gorgeous park by the lake (I wasn’t able to make it, but I hear it was a great success!)
  • and been jammed like sardines into what turned out to be a badly over-crowded Italian restaurant (yeah. Sorry about that, folks!).

Now for the record, here are all the 2018 dates for the Social:

  • March 31
  • June 30
  • September 29
  • December 29.

I think it’s safe to say, having another cookout in September is a definite Go. Otherwise though, I’m going to be open to suggestions. Unless I’m struck by a bolt of smarter-than-me lightning, I’m leaning towards finding a restaurant with a private room where we can share a meal for the March Social. That way, we can not only move, and breathe, and have open conversations about whatever the heck we feel like, but also bounce around some ideas for the June Social.